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Old 10-05-2011, 12:04 AM   #1
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2011 STi with stock intercooler. Looks like there are fitment issues with this turbo/intercooler set-up. I did not take the photos myself, but wanted to see if anyone else has run into fitment issues and if so how the issues were resolved.

I know Topspeed seems to have made this work so will call them tomorrow but trying to trouble shoot tonight. As you can see, the throttle body is seated properly but the turbo outlet is not.

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Old 10-05-2011, 12:56 AM   #2
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Did and search here and elsewhere and have found little.
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Old 10-05-2011, 01:10 AM   #3
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buy a longer elbow
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Old 10-05-2011, 10:24 AM   #4
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buy a longer elbow
Ah shocking! Never would have thought about that!! Wait, not shocking with a "guru" status and a member number of 133k+. Thanks for playing.

Anyone run into this issue with this turbo or sim. sized like the 2.5xtr?
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Old 10-05-2011, 10:46 AM   #5
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Ah shocking! Never would have thought about that!! Wait, not shocking with a "guru" status and a member number of 133k+. Thanks for playing.

Anyone run into this issue with this turbo or sim. sized like the 2.5xtr?
.... you are crying about something that can be solve easily. For example for my FP green I had to get a longer elbow, for my buddies maperformance billet 20g we needed a longer elbow. This is a common issue low number.

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Old 10-05-2011, 11:54 AM   #6
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Thank you for bumping my thread!!
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:09 PM   #7
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someone offers to help and you act like one of the kiddies,i hope nobody helps you.
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Old 10-05-2011, 09:39 PM   #8
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You need a longer elbow.
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Old 10-05-2011, 10:27 PM   #9
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Looks like you need a longer elbow.
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Old 10-05-2011, 10:34 PM   #10
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That is not an uncommon problem there, Taz, you likely need a longer elbow.

Cool, will do.

Longer elbow it is.
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Old 10-06-2011, 03:10 AM   #11
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Many who go from the WRX TD04 to the STI VF also run into the same issue - slight differences in turbo position.
As you so aptly put it - it's not an uncommon problem.
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Old 10-06-2011, 02:07 PM   #12
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I would try the Samco or Venair elbow I have noticed with the 1.5 and a few of the 18-20gs that the Venair Elbow is a perfect fit
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Old 10-06-2011, 10:11 PM   #13
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Ah shocking! Never would have thought about that!! Wait, not shocking with a "guru" status and a member number of 133k+. Thanks for playing.

Anyone run into this issue with this turbo or sim. sized like the 2.5xtr?
Fail.
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Old 10-06-2011, 10:23 PM   #14
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I'm going to go with longer elbow.

That being said I was able to use the factory elbow on the STi intercooler on my 1.5XTR. Then I ripped it during some tinkering due to it not really being long enough and had to buy a samco.
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Old 10-07-2011, 12:25 AM   #15
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I say... get a longer elbow
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Old 10-07-2011, 10:56 AM   #16
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I sit/stand corrected and have been put in my "forum place." My expectations for more detailed feedback, not 1/2 liners frustrated me, but at the end of the day still answered the question. So I was out of line.

Also, juanmedina has been really great about responding in my tune thread irrespective of this thread which shows a great deal of character.

sorry, y'all.
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Get it fixed? The samco elbow is longer and I think not that expensive.
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Old 01-06-2012, 12:02 PM   #18
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Same problem with all aftermarket turbos on 2011 STi (the engine is fitted back into the engine bay. I just bought a venair aftermarket elbow and everything went fine.
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Old 01-06-2012, 12:10 PM   #19
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As stated above by everyone giving me direction despite me being an ass-hat about it, the longer elbow worked. I chatted with Blouch about this soon after this post and basically they said the OEM elbow simply will not work due to slight changes in various aspects of the turbo and engine configuration. As stated above, the slightly longer elbow works great and easily.

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Sorry, I wasn't here to egg on that portion of the conversation... only share the Samco is longer since I trimmed mine to fit the stock turbo and IC.

I actually wanted to ask you how you like the 1.5XTR on the 2011 STI and what other mods you have. I am specifically interested about response more than max power, anything more than the stock VF48 is enough already.
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Old 01-06-2012, 02:26 PM   #21
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Ah, I know you were not trying to stir. I just still feel bad for being a dick.

As for power application, go look under proven power bragging at the various recent 1.5xtr tunes. Read carefully b/c what you will find is that while my turbo had issues, it was also tuned on a stock block and lower boost levels with a full weight car vs. a build motor, much higher boost levels and one can only guess how much more aggressive timing (lots of speculation ).

I will be putting the turbo back on in the next two weeks and retuning, so stay tuned (ha!) to my PPB thread. PM me after that with any questions on driving impressions.

cheers.
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Old 01-07-2012, 07:05 PM   #22
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I had a similar issue with my Blouch 20G-XT on a 2010 STI with stock elbow and TMIC. I got it to go on, but it was a nightmare that I would have gladly paid some $$$ to avoid.
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