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Old 11-09-2019, 08:14 PM   #1
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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.



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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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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Diggin' the flex fuel bracket.
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