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Old 06-22-2007, 01:43 AM   #1
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Question JDM v7 STi TMIC Install on 02-03

I know this is in Unibomber's TMIC FAQ, but it doesn't answer to this particular question nor has 3 days of searching and asking various people via PMs. I bought a JDM STi TMIC v7. It has nothing but the TMIC, meaning no y-pipe or any pipes for that matter throttle body, etc. I'm having a real tough time getting a straight/common answer. What is needed for an install on the 02-03 models? I've heard the following answers:

#1 everything OEM is fine and bolts right up, y-pipe, hoses, etc

#2 everything but throttle body hose, bolts right up, y-pipe, etc; so you must buy the OEM STi USDM Throttle Body Hose

#3 you must get the whole Perrin or Gruppe-S kit and TB hose

Can we agree on any of these for the 02-03 MODELS<----

Remember this pertains to 02-03s only, because I've found PLENTY threads on the later years but from what I understand the v7 fits this car better/differently than any newer years.

Thanks HUGE in advance for answering 3 days of looking myself.

#1!!! FTW is the correct answer. I did it and will post pics below as proof.

My issues were the following:
#1 Getting the y-pipe and the TB hose BOTH in position to forcefully push on.
#2 Keeping them BOTH on while forcefully pushing hoses onto the turbo and TB.
#3 Although I'm told hardly noticeable, after finished the TMIC sits crooked (left is slightly higher than right)because...
#4 The right side attaches to the bracket and I haven't found a way to attach the left or it would probably fit even. But I don't see how it's possible the way the pipe/hose leaves its position when in the proper fitment.
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Old 06-22-2007, 06:16 PM   #2
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Finished project


Couple pics of throttle body OEM hose fitting (y-pipe also in background in 1st pic)



OEM Y-Pipe Fitting


A/C Line NOT touching, WITHOUT bending anything

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Old 06-22-2007, 08:16 PM   #3
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Bolts right up. Dunno it the stock y-pipe will work though
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Old 06-22-2007, 09:15 PM   #4
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Good question. I'm 98% sure the OEM throttle body hose will fit as I'm using my OEM one with my Ver. 7 right now. As to the Y pipe...I'm like 81% sure the OEM one or any aftermarket one will fit. If nothing else, try it out....swapping out intercoolers is not hard, so do a test fit and that will give you your answers.
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Old 06-22-2007, 09:26 PM   #5
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Let us know what you find out so that future search results will turn up the correct answer for other who want to know the same thing.

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Old 06-22-2007, 09:46 PM   #6
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when I installed it into my friend's car we reuesed pretty much everything. USDM STi TMIC is not a simple bolt on though...
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Old 06-22-2007, 10:23 PM   #7
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Good question. I'm 98% sure the OEM throttle body hose will fit as I'm using my OEM one with my Ver. 7 right now. As to the Y pipe...I'm like 81% sure the OEM one or any aftermarket one will fit. If nothing else, try it out....swapping out intercoolers is not hard, so do a test fit and that will give you your answers.
Yea I read your FAQ and the v7 link on it like 15 times and, like i said, i did 3 days of searching, found nothing. So i appreciate the post here from you. I will follow through back here so that future people will know the answer.

Vahnatai: I did know the bolts match up perfectly that info is unanimous and easily found, but thank you.

txl146: Thanks for the tip, because that is my plan for now. Also a well known fact about the USDM, but again thank you for your time, reading my post, and posting.
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Old 06-23-2007, 01:26 AM   #8
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^ get back to work....
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Old 07-30-2007, 01:27 AM   #9
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Old 07-30-2007, 03:07 AM   #10
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hahah 81%...nice
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Old 12-12-2007, 10:47 PM   #11
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People are looking for this info it seems, from what I'm hearing. Any chance of it getting moved to the proper section and/or maybe a link in Unibomber's awesome Manifesto about TMIC's? Maybe like the "How do I install a TMIC?" section?
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Old 12-13-2007, 01:00 AM   #12
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please measure and post the IC core size----the top opening, inside measurements
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Old 12-13-2007, 08:07 AM   #13
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please measure and post the IC core size----the top opening, inside measurements
Well the top measurements a no brainer but how do I go about measuring the inside?
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