Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Thursday December 18, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Technical > Normally Aspirated with bolt-on Forced Induction Powertrain

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-11-2002, 09:34 PM   #1
Bobby321
Visiting NASIOC Timeout
 
Member#: 19774
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: NJ
Vehicle:
03

Exclamation wrx intercooler on GC8

Has anyone installed the wrx intercooler on a GC8 Preza?
If so any fitments problems?
OR do they straight up not work?
I wanted to use one on my 95 preza?
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Bobby321 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2002, 09:38 PM   #2
kastle
Frank Army
 
Member#: 1457
Join Date: May 2000
Chapter/Region: SWIC
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Vehicle:
1999 Outback Sport
Steel Blue Mica

Default

kastle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2002, 09:43 PM   #3
Bankheist
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 2237
Join Date: Aug 2000
Chapter/Region: TXIC
Location: DFW
Vehicle:
2000 GC8 STi
2015 Ford Mustang GT

Default

not to be an ass... but I couldnt find any info on that either.
Bankheist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2002, 10:05 PM   #4
Avenger
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 1234
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Vehicle:
2000

Default

From what I read the wrx IC will fit but you need to shave the throttle body shorter.
Avenger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2002, 10:36 PM   #5
Bobby321
Visiting NASIOC Timeout
 
Member#: 19774
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: NJ
Vehicle:
03

Default

Yes kastle i did do i need to state that in every post
Bobby321 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2002, 12:00 AM   #6
akcel
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 10268
Join Date: Sep 2001
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Location: San Diego
Vehicle:
gc8 I ride ride 24s
with the top down low.

Default

yep i looked there also...didnt see any info on WRX ic on the gc8 rs engine....i see engine transplant...but thats all
akcel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2002, 12:23 AM   #7
Impreza Rider
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 756
Join Date: Jan 2000
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Ashburn, Va
Vehicle:
2003 Legacy L wagon
2009 Kawasaki C14

Default

From what I know about the people that put one in, you need to cut off about 8-10mm of the intercooler outlet. This will allow you to squeeze the intercooler between the TB and firewall.
Impreza Rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2002, 12:40 AM   #8
wcbjr
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 4001
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: I love spherical bearings!
Vehicle:
2006 Legacy GT
Obsidian black

Default

Yes, just cut the IC outlet a bit, it will fit.
wcbjr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2002, 12:47 AM   #9
Bankheist
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 2237
Join Date: Aug 2000
Chapter/Region: TXIC
Location: DFW
Vehicle:
2000 GC8 STi
2015 Ford Mustang GT

Default

i dunno about all that... I put a stock IC on my throttle body just for the hell of it one day.... closed the hood... everything fit fine... but I'd rather hack off some of the IC than some of the throttle body
Bankheist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2002, 03:26 AM   #10
HndaTch627
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 6551
Join Date: May 2001
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Carol Stream, IL
Vehicle:
'01 GC8 Dinged STM
'09 Concours 14 ABS Black

Default

take a 1/4" off the Outlet of the intercooler and a 1/4" off the throttle body and you are set.

jeremy
HndaTch627 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2002, 04:13 AM   #11
Imprezha
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 6818
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Fort Myers
Vehicle:
2004 STI 02 NSX
2010 Gen Cpe,03 CL Type S

Default

The intercooler will fit between the throttle body and the firewall without shaving the intercooler. Trust me it fit. Just look under my hood.

Imprezha
Imprezha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2002, 06:35 AM   #12
akcel
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 10268
Join Date: Sep 2001
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Location: San Diego
Vehicle:
gc8 I ride ride 24s
with the top down low.

Default

Quote:
Originally posted by Imprezha
The intercooler will fit between the throttle body and the firewall without shaving the intercooler. Trust me it fit. Just look under my hood.

Imprezha
but you blocked of the dual entrance in the back and made a single side entrance...the reason we need to cut some off the outlet is because we retained the dual entry...which is mainly the fitting problem
akcel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2002, 09:18 AM   #13
HOK
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 447
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Oh Canada
Vehicle:
1999 EJ22T222B&EVO
Are we racing yet?

Default

if you didn't shave the IC hehehe don't go over any big pumps... any of that end up in your manifold and its game over... i have pics... shave 1/4 off IC outlet should be enough..
HOK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2002, 01:55 PM   #14
Bobby321
Visiting NASIOC Timeout
 
Member#: 19774
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: NJ
Vehicle:
03

Default

Thanks alot for all your help i didnt want to buy one and then not have it fit.....
but what do u mean by Dual entry???
Bobby321 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2002, 02:22 PM   #15
Bankheist
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 2237
Join Date: Aug 2000
Chapter/Region: TXIC
Location: DFW
Vehicle:
2000 GC8 STi
2015 Ford Mustang GT

Default

Quote:
Originally posted by Bobby321
Thanks alot for all your help i didnt want to buy one and then not have it fit.....
but what do u mean by Dual entry???
the underside of the IC has to entry inlets that allows the forced air from the turbo to enter.

Intake... turbo.... intercooler... throttle body... etc.

Relocating the brake fluid tank down a few inches is a possibility as well.
Bankheist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2002, 03:12 PM   #16
Bobby321
Visiting NASIOC Timeout
 
Member#: 19774
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: NJ
Vehicle:
03

Default

ok ic now.... thanks everyone
Bobby321 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2002, 01:07 AM   #17
Imprezha
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 6818
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Fort Myers
Vehicle:
2004 STI 02 NSX
2010 Gen Cpe,03 CL Type S

Default

Maybe I will shave the intercooler a little bit. I thought u guys meant the distance from the throttle body and the firewall. But yeah, you will have to have the air enter from the side.

Imprezha
Imprezha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2002, 12:59 AM   #18
seven881
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 8828
Join Date: Jul 2001
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: K-Town
Vehicle:
01 BRP 2.2T Hybrid
10 VW Grocery Getter

Default

I was doing the fitting for the WRx intercooler and here's some pics.

It'll fit after shaving off some of the outlet of the IC, but it's not a great fit. You should move the AC cooling line (I think that's what it is) to get a really good fitting.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg bay02.jpg (28.2 KB, 261 views)
seven881 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2002, 01:00 AM   #19
seven881
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 8828
Join Date: Jul 2001
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: K-Town
Vehicle:
01 BRP 2.2T Hybrid
10 VW Grocery Getter

Default

Another PIC. Hehe I got a new digital camera, but I need a tripod to get really good pics.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg intercooler side.jpg (26.8 KB, 258 views)
seven881 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2002, 01:13 PM   #20
latinskllz
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 3461
Join Date: Jan 2001
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: orlando, fl, USA
Vehicle:
1998 BMW M3 Coupe
Estoril Bleau

Default How much did you cut Seven881

????

What did you use to cut it? Can you get a pic of the shave IC outlet?

Coo man,
Kevin
latinskllz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2002, 06:08 PM   #21
seven881
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 8828
Join Date: Jul 2001
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: K-Town
Vehicle:
01 BRP 2.2T Hybrid
10 VW Grocery Getter

Default

I put the clamp on the outlet as close to the IC as possible and used that as my line to cut. Leaving me with just enough room for the clamp. I hacked it up though using a saws all. You're better off with a hac saw and a fine blade. Also, put a rag in all the IC holes to keep the shavings from getting inside, and you're going have to cut the rubber too to match the IC.
seven881 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2002, 06:44 PM   #22
latinskllz
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 3461
Join Date: Jan 2001
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: orlando, fl, USA
Vehicle:
1998 BMW M3 Coupe
Estoril Bleau

Default Cool. This will be my weekend project...

Thanks dude,

Kevin...any more pics??
latinskllz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2002, 06:06 PM   #23
jdmimpreza
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 10644
Join Date: Sep 2001
Chapter/Region: International
Location: Chino Hills
Vehicle:
2001 impreza
Blue Ridge Pearl

Default

I just ran the a/c line underneath the pitch stop on the tranny everything is fine and it fit. No cutting please. Also I had to push the brake lines on the fire wall back a little bit so its flush. gave the intercooler more play.
jdmimpreza is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2002, 06:27 PM   #24
seven881
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 8828
Join Date: Jul 2001
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: K-Town
Vehicle:
01 BRP 2.2T Hybrid
10 VW Grocery Getter

Default

Is the pitch stop the large arm connected to the engine bay and the engine, or the metal that the ac cooling line is originally bolted too? You got it to fit without cutting the IC?
seven881 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2002, 02:23 PM   #25
jdmimpreza
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 10644
Join Date: Sep 2001
Chapter/Region: International
Location: Chino Hills
Vehicle:
2001 impreza
Blue Ridge Pearl

Default

yes the pitch stop is the arm attatch to the motor.
jdmimpreza is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
02-05 WRX intercooler on an 06 WRX justinpool2000 Factory 2.5L Turbo Powertrain (EJ Series Factory 2.5L Turbo) 1 03-17-2006 06:50 PM
Modded WRX intercooler for GC8 on Ebay CUNNINGHAM Private 'For Sale' Classifieds 0 01-23-2005 07:01 PM
WRX02 Intercooler on GC8 01 Ghost Normally Aspirated with bolt-on Forced Induction Powertrain 5 08-27-2002 12:07 PM
WRX springs on GC8 shocks gypsymoth Brakes, Steering & Suspension 2 03-13-2002 10:33 AM
WRX rims on GC8 KillerTHC Member's Car Gallery 6 09-30-2001 03:31 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:45 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.