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Old 07-16-2003, 09:39 PM   #1
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Any one know where to get a rubber surround thing to block off the intercooler to the hood scoop? I'm not sure that makes any sense, but I don't know how else to describe it. It attaches on the inside of the hood and ensures all the air going into the scoop goes into the intercooler, not the engine bay. Will the one off the WRX fit?
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Old 07-16-2003, 10:53 PM   #2
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Yeah i'd like to get one of these too... the accordian rubber boot that mates up to the intercooler.

Is there one that works on the RS hood? Problem is (with my ludespeed kit anyway) the intercooler is several inches behind the scoop, rather than right under it.
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Old 07-16-2003, 11:22 PM   #3
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I just cut the factory block off plate and bent the front down,used foam padding for the sides and back.
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Old 07-17-2003, 12:13 AM   #4
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anyone know the clearance between the hood and the intercooler on a GC8? I worked at homedepot and they had sticky foam weather stripping that might work... but its only like 3/4" max. There are planty of things that could work.
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Old 07-17-2003, 12:13 PM   #5
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There was a thread on this last year in this forum(I did a quick search with no luck....but I'm sure it's there). Basically, what we determined was, you have to fab your own.

Everyone's got a different setup. Most people have an EJ25, but some have WRX intercoolers, some have Rallispec intercoolers, some have a fabbed Spearco core with custom shape. It's too many variables that affect how the surround would be constructed.

Unsung Boxer has an EJ22t, which I don't believe has the throttle body in the same position as the EJ25, so all the various intercoolers would be different as well.

The only pre-fab you can get is the aftermarket old school surrounds(various companies sold them) or the factory piece if you have an EJ20 transplant with a factory WRX intercooler. Anything else, you'll need to spec out the measurements yourself.

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Old 07-17-2003, 08:56 PM   #6
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I agree. The nice thing though is that usually these shrouds are made of something extremely pliable.. therefor proximity is ok. I was just thinking of some sort of material that would be good for fabricating your own. I hightly doubt a normal WRX one would work, even if you had an EJ20 in a GC8. At an rate, i bet it helps more than not having one. so its certainly a discussion worth continuing.

If anyone has a chance to mess around, let us know what works and what doesnt. Its not secret I am not boosted yet, so I can't really help with anything more than theory.

(BTW, i have EJ22 n/a, not EJ22t motor as Charge stated.)
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Old 07-17-2003, 09:58 PM   #7
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that weather stripping gave me an idea. There are these flaps they make to seal doors. Its about an inch of adhesive, then about an inch of flexible rubber. It might not be long enough, and the adhesive will have to be improved to sustain higher temps, but it just might work.
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Old 07-17-2003, 10:46 PM   #8
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I will be using a WRX top mount to start (front mount soon though). I plan on cutting up the stock block off plate and using a stock WRX gasket pop rivetted to the RS plate. I should be able to use that hump in the middle to create a Zero Sports style splitter.
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Old 07-18-2003, 09:08 AM   #9
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Same plan here. Cut the stock backing plate. Use the hump in the middle as a splitter. Tho my intercooler is so far back that I'll probably have to weld another plate to it to deflect the air properly.

I found some 3" pliable plastic/rubber material that seems to resist the heat in the engine bay ok.. (The piece I stuck in there hasn't melted yet) I'm planning on using short sheet metal screws to secure the mess..

The real fun will start when I figure out how to strap a fan to the back of the intercooler.
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