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Old 11-09-2019, 08:14 PM   #1
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Default 2018 STI TMIC Mounting Bracket With TGV delete & Fuel Rails

I'm in the process of installing my TGV deletes & Fuel Rails on my 2018 STI and Ive ran into a little problem. With the new fuel rails and the TGV deletes the mounting spot for the passenger side TMIC bracket on the 2018 STI is gone. I did this same mod on my old 2005 STI and there was not this problem because of the smaller intercooler. ive searched all over and can not seem to find the answer. How does the Fuel Rail protector bracket/Passenger side TMIC bracket mount with the TGV deletes?

Here is a picture of the Fuel Rail Protector Bracket, an the only bolt that is still there after the stock TGV removal is the one 12mm that is on the ITMF.

https://i.imgur.com/kzpmtjA.jpg

And as you can see there is no mounting spots on the front side of the manifold.

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Old 11-10-2019, 08:10 AM   #2
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Anyone who has a 2018 STI and are running TGV deletes and a TMIC. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated on how you got around this problem????
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Old 11-10-2019, 02:18 PM   #3
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This is good info, I was looking at getting a set of TGV deletes for my 2018 STi also. Like you I performed this mod on my 2004 WRX I had with no issue.

Are you handy enough to fabricate a mount? do you have a vice, hammer, grinder/sander? sandpaper?

all the basic tools you would need to make a bracket. May sound like an inconvenience, but sure is a heck of a lot better than probably trying to source a intercooler mount from a previous MY car.

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Old 11-11-2019, 05:06 AM   #4
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This is good info, I was looking at getting a set of TGV deletes for my 2018 STi also. Like you I performed this mod on my 2004 WRX I had with no issue.

Are you handy enough to fabricate a mount? do you have a vice, hammer, grinder/sander? sandpaper?

all the basic tools you would need to make a bracket. May sound like an inconvenience, but sure is a heck of a lot better than probably trying to source a intercooler mount from a previous MY car.
Ya I will be fabricating something tomorrow, but temporary fix tell i can get to home depot is just putting the one bolt into the ITMF rear and using a couple zipties to hold the front part of the protector bracket up so its not touching the fuel rail. I would never leave it permanently like this. But it works and the car runs great!.

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Old 11-11-2019, 08:26 PM   #5
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Diggin' the flex fuel bracket.
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Old 11-16-2019, 10:18 PM   #6
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Diggin' the flex fuel bracket.
Thanks!

Ya I did not care much for the Delicious Tuning Included Bracket, and I had a extra sheet of carbon laying around. So I figured I would make one. I think it turned out pretty well.
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Old 11-17-2019, 11:52 AM   #7
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You have me concerned because I intend to do the TGV delete on a '17 using Torque Solutions TGV housings and they definitely don't appear to contain the bolt holes for re-attaching the right side TMIC bracket.

I've having difficulty finding any other discussion regarding this. Also just found out that the Crawford AOS I bought won't work with these TGV housings.

Think I'm gonna go find some OEM-style housings since I'm not going to be running a 3" inlet anyway.
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Old 11-17-2019, 04:50 PM   #8
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I've been looking into this and I'm assuming that, because you don't have anything to connect to on the TGV housing, the bracket sags; is that correct?

I bought a used TMIC that shows signs of wear under the right side, I now assume the previous owner swapped injectors and didn't re-install the injector bracket portion or maybe had aftermarket TGV housings. The bracket probably sagged and the bolts on the right-side bracket rubbed on the TMIC due to reduced clearance.

I'm going to buy the JDM STI TGV-less housings since I don't have the means to fabricate a custom bracket for this case. Thank you for bringing this to my attention!
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