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Old 12-19-2007, 11:08 AM   #1
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Default is there a way to raise the box next to the tow hook.

i am trying to do a diy diffuser but am running into a lot of problems with the canister on the passanger side right infront of the tow hook. i belive there is a way to raise this so it tucks under the bumper to allow a flat diffuser. i think arp gives you new bolts to move it out of the way, anyone know what im talking about?
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Old 12-19-2007, 12:43 PM   #2
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It's the charcoal canister. Do you have a wagon or a sedan? IIRC, it sits lower on the wagon relative to the bumper.
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Old 12-19-2007, 03:51 PM   #3
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i have a sedan, yes its the charcoal canister. how do i tuck it higher up in the bumper?
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Old 12-19-2007, 05:02 PM   #4
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see how it's connected and try to figure a way to move it. haven't looked at in a awhile, not sure if you can move it honestly
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Old 12-19-2007, 05:13 PM   #5
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whats this for ive always wondered?
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Old 12-19-2007, 07:18 PM   #6
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it absorbs the vapors in the gas tank...p.s never overfill ur tank after the first click b/c that is the first thing that will break!!!!!
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Old 12-19-2007, 07:31 PM   #7
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there is not going to be much you can do to move the charcoal canister

it basically bolts to a bracket mounted right to the chassis.

you'd be well advised to just leave that thing alone

and cut the diffuser if needed (dremel)

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Old 12-20-2007, 11:04 AM   #8
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i would cut it, but the diffuser is going to be made of flat sheet metal. now that the canister hangs lower than the bumper, i can use a flat piece on that side.
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if you're welding it, just weld a dip in it. or try to bend one in
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Old 12-20-2007, 04:35 PM   #10
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its been a while since i installed my APR diffuser but if my memory serves me correctly seems like they had me remove the tow hook and provided some other hardware to move it up about 1 inch.
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Old 12-20-2007, 04:48 PM   #11
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read thru sausages diy diffuser thread. guess the apr diffuser has somethign in the kit that moves the box up about 2 inches. should try to get a copy of their instructions
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I would like to add my two cents and hopefully clear this up.

Yes, you CAN move the box up so you don't have to trim the diffuser. I bought the APR and it is sitting on my 07 STi uncut (except for a little bit to clear the G200 ).

I did remove the towhook and then the spacers that are mounted on the bracket of the filter. I did slightly modify the bracket (with a hacksaw) so when the filter is raised it will still bolt together with the bolts that came with the diffuser. Suffice it to say you will see what I mean about modifying it when you go to do this task. The only issue was making sure the hoses stayed attached to the box as they are very short.

Maybe APR can give you more info....

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Old 12-20-2007, 10:50 PM   #14
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little ot but i was wondering what the hell that box thing was for the longest time what happens if it breaks?? lol i have filled my gas up a little more than a coupple clicks before
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