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Old 02-08-2013, 11:50 AM   #1
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Default Installing new Turbo, Wastegate hits the TMIC?

Hello, I recently bought a Kinugawa 18g and I was having it installed and they ran into a fitment issue.

04 Forester XT. 4eat.








Apprently the wastegate is hitting the TMIC?

Thoughts/suggestions?
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Old 02-08-2013, 03:31 PM   #2
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Possibly tilt the intercooler with a spacer?
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Old 02-08-2013, 03:35 PM   #3
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Is it just me, or does that intercooler look WAY too wide?
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Old 02-08-2013, 03:37 PM   #4
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yea, on my old rex, my IC rubbed on the same AC line.. about 6 months in, it had rubbed a small hole in the line.. Huge PIA to fix. that line runs through your fire wall, so i would adjust it asap so you dont have that problem too!
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Old 02-09-2013, 02:24 AM   #5
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Is it just me, or does that intercooler look WAY too wide?
I agree 10000000% that thing is wiiiide and pretty narrow... Get a wrx intercooler and it'll fit perfectly!

P.S. I'll sell you my old stock wrx intercooler for 80 shipped
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Old 02-09-2013, 04:34 AM   #6
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WRX intercooler doesnt fit on the FXT... And I'm aware on the AC line problem. It's the IWG that's the real problem. I'm using the STI TMIC.
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:37 AM   #7
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That is crazy looking wastegate actuator. Did that come stock with the Kinugawa? Could you swap in a stock VF actuator?
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Old 02-09-2013, 12:55 PM   #8
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Yes that's the one that came stock. I'll ask the shop and see if they have any different ones.
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Old 02-09-2013, 01:27 PM   #9
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Replacing that A/C line took me 20 minutes. Better to not rub a hole in it, buts its really not that tough if it does happen.
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Old 02-09-2013, 02:34 PM   #10
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no worries about the AC line, that's something I'm very aware of. I'm looking for suggestions on the IWG bit
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Old 02-09-2013, 11:22 PM   #11
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Probably not the easiest solution, but you could always go with 8mm phenolic spacers plus OEM gaskets to get it to clear.
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Ewg. Problem solved
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From the images it looks like you have 2008+ STi intercooler.
If that is the case, due to the 08+ STi's having a larger intercooler then previous STi's there is clearence issues with certain brand turbo's that placed wastegates to only accommodate for the older GD STi intercoolers.

If that is the case your 3 options are to space the IC up, make a new bracket that will offset the wastegate away from the Intercooler, or do a EWG setup.

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There's a 4th option: buy a better turbo.
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From the images it looks like you have 2008+ STi intercooler.
If that is the case, due to the 08+ STi's having a larger intercooler then previous STi's there is clearence issues with certain brand turbo's that placed wastegates to only accommodate for the older GD STi intercoolers.

If that is the case your 3 options are to space the IC up, make a new bracket that will offset the wastegate away from the Intercooler, or do a EWG setup.

Hope this helps.

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Thanks for the suggestions, how would I go about spacing it?
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Thanks for the suggestions, how would I go about spacing it?
With washers?
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As nhat stated, washers would be your best way. Just keep in mind by doing that you will effect your IC to splitter clearance.

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Old 02-13-2013, 07:06 AM   #18
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you could clock/rotate the wastegate actuator..
the pics are not that great as far as showing the orientation
of turbo hot side.

take off your tmic and take pics
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It the IC mounted to the oem mounting bracket on the other side? If so you can put the washers between the bracket and IC until it clears.

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Old 02-13-2013, 04:21 PM   #20
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I have just fitted a 20g from them the other week with the same actuator.
You will need to undo the two nuts that hold the actuator to the support plate and rotate 180degs.
The I/C will clear the actuator but it’s the nipple that is the problem. Turning it 180degs has the nipple pointing in the correct direction.

As mentioned it looks like you have the 08 sti onwards tmic which is longer then the 07 and below sti. I fitted a ETS tmic that was for a 08 onwards sti to my 03 jdm sti and it clears the actuator fine once it’s rotated.
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