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Old 07-09-2013, 06:15 PM   #101
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Itll rub either way cause of how the flange is.

Make sure the clamp doesnt rub. Ill look again but if it rubs it rubs and its silicone and tough to rip.
I just went out and took a look during my lunch break; it looks like I may be able to re-position the hose so it doesn't rub on that coolant line. I am not sure if I can get it to stop rubbing on the IC though. There just doesn't seem to be enough room. I sent PW a quick email to get their opinion on the matter. I will post back here once they respond.
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Old 07-10-2013, 12:00 PM   #102
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Dear god that bracket is the worst. It extendinds so far up imma find a different place to mount it and it gets in the way of so many things. I was thinking from the under and behind the IC instead of close to the hose.
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Old 07-10-2013, 12:17 PM   #103
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Dear god that bracket is the worst. It extendinds so far up imma find a different place to mount it and it gets in the way of so many things. I was thinking from the under and behind the IC instead of close to the hose.
I think I may actually try to bend mine a little bit to try and get rid of that kink in the turbo hose. I did manage to wiggle the turbo hose slightly so now it is just barely contacting that rubber coolant line to the turbo. It still rubs agains the IC though. I think bending the bracket slightly may sort things out.
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Old 07-10-2013, 07:16 PM   #104
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mine doesnt touch the coolant line, but the hose off the turbo pretty much sits on the ic. im not worried about it..
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Old 07-10-2013, 11:18 PM   #105
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mine doesnt touch the coolant line, but the hose off the turbo pretty much sits on the ic. im not worried about it..
Mine rubs on the IC as well. I did get the hose moved so it's just barely touching the coolant line now. I think there just may be slight variations between individual cars. After spending a few hours digging up pics of the PW TMIC I found some showed this coolant line touching the hose while others didn't. I'm still waiting on a response from PW (I will probably end up calling them tomorrow) but I have pretty much stopped worrying about it as well. The car is running better than ever so I think I'm good.
I may end up ordering an extra turbo outlet hose while they are in stock just in case my current one ends up with damage due to rubbing on the IC. I think I may just be a little too paranoid about it though
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Old 07-11-2013, 01:37 AM   #106
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i need a pic of the bracket if you can please or more pics of bracket haha.

FML the gasket is in stock. i paid $100 for it to get mocked up -_-
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Old 07-11-2013, 02:06 AM   #107
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i need a pic of the bracket if you can please or more pics of bracket haha.

FML the gasket is in stock. i paid $100 for it to get mocked up -_-
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Old 07-11-2013, 10:40 AM   #108
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i need a pic of the bracket if you can please or more pics of bracket haha.

FML the gasket is in stock. i paid $100 for it to get mocked up -_-
Ill try to snap some pics of it on the car this afternoon. I actually ran into my first issue. I ended up re-routing the BPV hose again and it somehow got kinked. When I started driving my car this morning the car had what sounded like severe compressor surge (I think that is the correct term). It freaked me out at first but once I re-adjusted the hose things were back to normal. Make sure your BPV hose has enough slack otherwise you may run into the same thing!
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Old 07-12-2013, 03:49 AM   #109
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well i mocked up the bracket and its bent really weird but sits nice but we need to make the top piece a little longer.

me and my friend just started cutting up metal and mig (i think thats how you spell it) together and drilled some holes but then he ended up making to top bracket to mount to the intercooler to short so its squeezing the turbo hose but still runs fine and holds boost :] more work on sunday to fix the bracket or make a new one. its been a long night....
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Old 07-12-2013, 11:21 AM   #110
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well i mocked up the bracket and its bent really weird but sits nice but we need to make the top piece a little longer.

me and my friend just started cutting up metal and mig (i think thats how you spell it) together and drilled some holes but then he ended up making to top bracket to mount to the intercooler to short so its squeezing the turbo hose but still runs fine and holds boost :] more work on sunday to fix the bracket or make a new one. its been a long night....
Good to hear! I am still battling an issue with my bypass valve. When I was on my way to work this morning it again sounded like the BPV was failing to open during shifts. I opened the hood, wiggled the hose and all is well again. I just picked up some 1/4 in hose and some vacuum fittings from Autozone a few minutes ago. I am going to try and extend the BPV hose a bit so I can run it underneath the IC instead of on top of the intake manifold. I think the hose may be getting caught in between the intake manifold and the hood, causing it to kink. Unfortunately, it seems the 1/4 in hose is a little too big (it doesnt fit securely on the BPV nipple). I think some corbin clamps may help. Hopefully I can get this fixed today. I may also take my BPV off and clean it just in case (I did this about a month ago so I don't think it's a problem).


EDIT: Jammon, I tried taking pictures of the bracket but my pics looked pretty much the same as Big Rob's so I don't think I need to post them (it sounds like you have already made a suitable bracket anyways).

I finished re-routing my BPV hose a few hours ago. So far, things seem good. I purchased about 5 feet of 1/4in ID fuel line hose from Autozone along with some vacuum tubing connectors (I had to purchase a set of them with a bunch of different sizes, but ended up using the 1/4in connector). I purchased so much hose in the event I decide to replace the entire hose instead of just extending the original. I ended up only using about 5 inches of the new hose. One thing I noticed is that the inner diameter of the hose Subaru uses is just a little smaller than 1/4in. As a result, I had to use a corbin clamp on the BPV nipple connection, otherwise it would have definitely blown off. I think the new hose location makes things look a lot cleaner. Hopefully it will solve my BPV issues. Here are some updated pics, if anyone is interested:

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Old 07-12-2013, 07:07 PM   #111
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Yeah the hoses they use are probably smaller than 1/4. I hate the whole engine bay. Vac.lines everywhere and to reroute is a pain the the ass.

If you tighten it enoigh it wont come off no matter how much pressure .

Guess where the bracket is. Its not on the side of the turbo its actually on the flange. Obviously on the edge of it. I dont care if it bends but i need to make it longer and its supporting it. And doesnt affect anything just need to fab more stuff up. Its so fun if you have everything to use (done at an autobody shop) so i had everything i could use which is awesome and thanks to my friend.

I wonder what will happen when i get a biggee turbo w stock location. I was thinking that longer hose that PW has now. But thats doen the road but does look interesting.
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Old 07-13-2013, 09:22 AM   #112
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hey CO11 check out the pics in here

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2444473

the coolant line isnt touching, but the ic itself looks lopsided
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Old 07-14-2013, 12:44 PM   #113
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hey CO11 check out the pics in here

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2444473

the coolant line isnt touching, but the ic itself looks lopsided
Thanks! I actually came across that thread when I was doing my TMIC research and also went back to it after I noticed the possible fitment issues. I have decided that my setup is okay as I am not the first to experience these issues. I confirmed this through a friend who has installed 5 or 6 of these kits on the newer WRX. Of the half dozen kits he installed, he remembered 2 of them looking exactly like mine does. I also contacted the vendor I purchased the TMIC kit through. I sent them some pics with my "issues". They ended up telling me everything looked normal. Strangely enough, I never heard back from Process West directly???
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Old 07-19-2013, 12:12 PM   #114
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Figured I would post an update in this thread: Process West responded to my post about the kink in my turbo hose. Per PW, some of the hoses shipped with this kit are too long. As a result, the hose may need to be cut if yours is kinked.

Here is a link to the other thread for more info (thank's to Kev from PW for the info)

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...1&postcount=25
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Old 07-21-2013, 11:03 PM   #115
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Can someone take a look at this pic and let me know what you think? I was checking out my PW install and noticed what appears to be a crack on my intake manifold? The crack seems to originate right where the driver's side Intercooler bracket connects to the plastic manifold. This has me a little worried as it definitely looks like a crack of some sort. It must be fairly recent as I am pretty sure I would have noticed this when I was doing the install. I assume this is something that needs to be replaced/fixed immediately?

EDIT: I went ahead and created a separate thread about this issue since it doesn't really have anything to do with the PW Install.

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Old 07-26-2013, 06:40 PM   #116
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This is my process west !!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYDm...e_gdata_player

Now with stock air + panel filter cosworth.
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Old 07-26-2013, 07:46 PM   #117
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This is my process west !!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYDm...e_gdata_player

Now with stock air + panel filter cosworth.
whats up with that kink on the bpv hose? how does that synapse valve sound?
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Old 07-26-2013, 09:13 PM   #118
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whats up with that kink on the bpv hose? how does that synapse valve sound?
It is a little crooked to the synapse, but nothing serious. With the air intake ( short ram or cold air intake ) sounds pretty good! But it is very quiet.. now i have the panel filter cossworth and the sound is very similar. It compares to forge.
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Old 07-26-2013, 10:29 PM   #119
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I have the same setup. The valve works extremely well and is very quiet.
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Old 08-08-2013, 02:55 PM   #120
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Nice tmic so jealous
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Old 11-02-2013, 05:33 PM   #121
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1) Remove bolt (this is where having leverage helps, this bolt it tight) and then install the bracket supplied with the kit. REMOVE TRANNY DIPSTICK Tighten up the bolt shown but leave the front bolt only hand tightened. You will thank yourself later.



Got the top bolt loose but the one on the back side is extremely tight. I was able to get it to break loose, but now it is just turning and not coming out any further... Any ideas? Hope this makes sense...

Mid install... So any ideas would be great
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Old 11-02-2013, 08:47 PM   #122
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Got the top bolt loose but the one on the back side is extremely tight. I was able to get it to break loose, but now it is just turning and not coming out any further... Any ideas? Hope this makes sense...

Mid install... So any ideas would be great
Do you have it unthreaded all the way? From what I remember its a really long bolt, takes a bit to get out.
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Old 11-04-2013, 04:44 PM   #123
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Do you have it unthreaded all the way? From what I remember its a really long bolt, takes a bit to get out.
Well, Thanks for the reply Fstw3x... Turns out that I pulled out some of the threads from the engine block during the install. Pics for proof. What a joke...Subaru needs to check their quality control. This is the second bolt that I have removed that has stripped the threads. First was on the stock DP while removing the O2 sensor now this?



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I cleaned the threads and was able to install the bracket and torque to spec. Still concerning but what can I do? Also was thinking thought that there was quite a bit of corrosion on the bolt for a 2 year old car residing in SoCal. Everything else went together as expected.



Lastly, since everyone is asking for installation instructions...

Link ...

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8g...it?usp=sharing

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Old 11-04-2013, 10:38 PM   #124
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Yeah I think mine also had some corrosion and my car only had like 2K miles on it. I thought it was some sort of anti-seize. I was just grateful it didn't snap when breaking it loose. You might want to look into some t-bolts for the hoses.
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Old 11-09-2013, 04:56 PM   #125
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Yeah I think mine also had some corrosion and my car only had like 2K miles on it. I thought it was some sort of anti-seize. I was just grateful it didn't snap when breaking it loose. You might want to look into some t-bolts for the hoses.
Thanks for the tip. Were you able to get t-bolt clamps on all connections? The throttle body connection and turbo outlet look like a tight fit.
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