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Old 04-20-2010, 10:31 PM   #1
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ill try to make it pics only.

too much talking bores people.







new engine in with turbo. woohoo.


this is where it gets hairy. the interior yanked out and wiring harness about to go in.


3 harnesses. top right is a 5 spd harness, left is the chopped merged harness, bottom is the stock auto harness.


another pic of interior


im going to be having questions on the harness im sure.

i also still have to make a bracket for the alternator.
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Old 04-20-2010, 10:55 PM   #2
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Its nice to see that engine in a car lol.
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Old 04-21-2010, 12:49 AM   #3
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Not bad. You should run to Marshall's Industrial Supply and pick up some wiring loom. Get rid of the nasty tape/tip ties and make your harness look pro

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Old 04-21-2010, 08:05 PM   #4
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im cool with a stock looking black wiring harness.
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Old 04-21-2010, 10:28 PM   #5
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thats gonna be a lot of work. good luck with everything
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Old 04-22-2010, 08:30 PM   #6
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thanks so far im still getting the engine bay buttoned up. ill be using the stock 5 speed harness with the spliced jdm harness

heres the alternator brackets that i had to make.

obviously that one has to move a bit. its already there as the next pic shows.

the junkyard will yield a nice tensioner pulley for me tomorrow.

that front mount is going to be a clown show getting it in there.

and finally i have no clue as to what hoses should be going onto this thing.
it looks like vac lines but from where. it also looks like coolant could be flowing through there.
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Old 04-22-2010, 08:49 PM   #7
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Amazzing progress, can't wait to do the wrx swap to my car
Keep us updated it looks awesome
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Old 04-23-2010, 12:58 AM   #8
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thanks man. i plan on taking progress pics and posting them. so stay tuned. haha.
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Old 04-23-2010, 01:00 AM   #9
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Good luck! Stay motivated. Its tough with life happening. I go through waves of hitting it then lulls of not doing much.
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Old 04-23-2010, 02:51 PM   #10
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went to the junkyard today and got a tensioner pulley off of a subaru timing belt. it should be perfect. but im not working on the car today. i got floor tickets to the jazz playoffs against the nuggets. they are 1 and 1 this is the 3rd game.
more pics once installed.
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Old 04-25-2010, 12:59 AM   #11
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forgot to take pics today but i got a lot done.
converted over to a serpentine belt. got radiator/fans in.
started running the intercooler/piping. (lots of fabricating)
had to pull the bumper off for this big ass intercooler. i could like to get a
smaller one. incase anybody has one that will fit my needs better.
you can see it in the pic. anyways for now it'll have to do.
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Old 04-25-2010, 01:26 PM   #12
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The last pi is the IAC (idle air control) it normally does have coolant running though it, but I think we may have by passed the coolant running to it, not positive though. The big hose coming off if it will be hooked to the intake pre turbo.
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Old 04-26-2010, 01:33 AM   #13
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ok yeah. i saw that the throttle body had coolant lines that had been bypassed as well. does that effect the idle at all.
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Old 04-26-2010, 02:40 AM   #14
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Maybe on really, really cold mornings, but the IAC is fully functioning so you should not have any problems with idle.
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Old 04-26-2010, 09:44 PM   #15
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awesome. thanks rick.

heres the updates as promised.


this is a pic of the new serpentine belt installed. theres a timing belt tensioner pulley i got from the junkyard.


heres how the IC piping is being run. idk how they had it ran beforehand (i actually dont think this piping was ever setup for a gc) but its gonna fit. lots of cutting and welding. i should've got a closeup of the welds.


heres with the bumper just propped up in there so i could have enough room to close the garage. you can see how the fitment will be with this IC. i dont really care for it but it'll work.
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She's coming along great, what wiring did you have to do so far? Heard its a mess for most swaps
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Old 04-27-2010, 12:00 AM   #17
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The piping was set up for a GC, you have the intercooler upside down(technically right side up) It was set up upside down to reduce the amount of intercooler piping. I thought you knew that already, so I didn't tell you about it since thats how it was mounted on the 4 door. The tabs on the bottom of the intercooler would have bolted right up to the car. At least you got it done though. It would have required some cutting of the car to get the piping run. It originally went like this.

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Old 04-27-2010, 12:55 AM   #18
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OP- Curious why you're going to run such a big IC core on stock location turbo (assuming that's stock turbo too).

Also I've never seen a FMIC kit with the post IC piping routed that way. Seems like way too much cutting into the structure of the car would be needed to make it work properly. Hats off either way.


CasperForester - JDM swap are actually the easiest to wire, there's some shops that will literally splice 5 wires and it will start up. But of course the mechanical aspect is the pita. The real headaches are associated with merging OBDII harnesses.
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Old 04-27-2010, 01:08 AM   #19
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I think he is swapping in an OBD1 harness to make it easier, the wiring shouldn't be too terribly bad.
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Old 04-27-2010, 01:30 AM   #20
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OP- Curious why you're going to run such a big IC core on stock location turbo (assuming that's stock turbo too).

Also I've never seen a FMIC kit with the post IC piping routed that way. Seems like way too much cutting into the structure of the car would be needed to make it work properly. Hats off either way.


CasperForester - JDM swap are actually the easiest to wire, there's some shops that will literally splice 5 wires and it will start up. But of course the mechanical aspect is the pita. The real headaches are associated with merging OBDII harnesses.
this motor is from kirills car. IIRC is a core meant for an evo and he made the piping custom. its a tdo5 turbo (at least it was on kirills when he ran a 12.6)
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Old 04-27-2010, 01:45 AM   #21
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-from what i can see its just a tdo4, if it is a tdo5 then thats news to me. ill check tomorrow.
-that IC is waaay too big. i hate bigass intercoolers they just arent needed. (atleast not this big anyways)
-this is the best way to run this intercooler and still have a bumper beam and also still use most of the Styrofoam part that goes between the bumper and the cover.
-seems like with the IC upside down i would be having more fitment issues.
-i dont like the mild steel IC tubing. i want to go with aluminum (lighter and dissipates heat faster = dont need such a huge IC). also its too big in diameter. i dont think it NEEDS to be so obnoxiously huge. i think 2 inch (aluminum) would be fine.
-although this tubing is nicely mandrel bent. with very clean, tiny (tig?) welds. my oxy welds are almost as clean though. ;P
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Old 04-27-2010, 01:50 AM   #22
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Cut the intercooler in half, make two intercoolers. One for your car and one for the corolla . Its just a TD04.
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why dont you message kirill and ask him?
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some pics in here. probably doesnt help you tho.
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1338535
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Old 04-27-2010, 02:12 AM   #25
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Dang brody, talk about bringing back old memories lol.

As for the IC settup. EsubaruJ has it set up right in the image. The piping was made to be as short as possable. Cold side pipe is run up through the batt. box (have to cut hole), and the hot side run on the passanger side with a hole cut as well. This eliminated over 3ft of piping running it that way.
As for the core, it was designed to have the pipes attach to the top. This way brake ducts could be run and not have issues with intercooler piping. The 2 tabs on the core that are welded on bolt right up to existing holes on the bottom radiator support under side.
The reason for the FMIC is that a TMIC was not able to keep up at miller on hot days and the car had huge heat soak issues. That IC is big, so its recomended that you get a upgraded radiator if you dont want to overheat.

I ran that engine on a 16G at 17psi, and the FMIC was laggy. But at 4500+ RPM the motor never fell out of boost. I had plans to go bigger turbo, but the 08 Sti just got announced and I was sick of putting in new transmissions every 2 weeks so I sold the car for parts.

Good luck with the project, looks like its coming along nice. Hope to see that motor get used again sooner then later
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