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Old 11-18-2012, 05:37 PM   #1
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Default Newbie looking for tips on mild engine bay tuck

Most of the times I see anyone doing any kind of engine bay tuck of shave they end up removing half of whats in their engine bay or maybe even the whole thing. Now I'd love to do a real proper job, but as of now I just don't have the time or the knowledge to take on a project like that. I just want to clean up a few lines here and there to make it look a bit more presentable.

What i want to do:
Relocate my Boost control solenoid
-I've installed an MBC (not pictured) and no longer need this monstrosity of a bracket and line assembly going to my old BCS, but I cant get rid of it entirely because i don't want to have a CEL on all the time. Where can i put it so it's out of the way, but still partially hooked up.

Relocate my throttle cable
-It just seems so out of place sitting there right on top of everything. Would i need a longer cable and housing if i were to tuck it away. If not, where can i put it.

Relocate hoses coming off my intake
-Honestly, why are there so many here and once again why are they on top of everything. What can i replace these with and would there be any downsides or effects if i ran these underneath the intake manifold instead


If i could get some help figuring out how to actually go about doing these modifications I'm sure i could figure out the rest of the esthetic issues I'm having under here. And yes, i do intend to give it a good scrub and lay on a little paint so i fully expect I'll be removing the intake manifold for much of this work, but i don't want to disassemble much farther than that.

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Old 11-19-2012, 01:04 PM   #2
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Bump.

Anyone have any tips at all. Anythings welcome.
If I don't get anything I may have to just do an ultra slow beginners DIY over the winter when I finally get my own place with a garage. It would just be nice to have a starting point.
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:13 PM   #3
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I've never done anything like this so I'm probably not the best person to give you advice.

I have no idea how to do the specific things you want to do. But if I was trying to clean up my engine bay, I'd start off by relocating the battery to the trunk and relocating, removing, or using a smaller reservoir for the wiper fluid.
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:16 PM   #4
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:27 PM   #5
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i say dont touch it.... you drive a subaru not a VW or audi
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:02 PM   #6
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I took a look at a lot of those pages and that seems to be more of a showing finished or possibly in progress work. there are no guides on how it was done, just that it was done.

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i say dont touch it.... you drive a subaru not a VW or audi
Oh come on now, there's nothing wrong with wanting a little cleanliness. I'm not going too far, just some basic mods to brighten it up a little.
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:15 AM   #7
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I'm a beginner at this too but my best advice is to just be patient with it, sit back and think, and research. I got rid of my AC, fuse box surprisingly very easily can be moved in the fender, all the wires that are connected to the bracket where the BC is I just layed down on the frame rail and zip tied them to something, throttle cable will be under my intake mani as well as the lines for my head breathers and PCV valves. just to be safe, stuff that I was worried about melting, I wrapped in DEI heat tape. The pro at this is user D Money. I haven't personally asked him anything, yet, but he always seems to help everyone the very best he can. Good Luck!!

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1223122 One is your best bet IMO for finding the people to talk to about this stuff

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