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#1 Old 02-02-2011, 09:24 PM
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'10 STi TMIC on '05 WRX?

I just got a '10 STi TMIC for dirt cheap, the thing is in flawless condition with only a handful of bent fins which have already been straightened. I was advised that I do need to fabricate an extension bracket for the passenger side bolt and that I need a new longer 90 degree elbow to be able to hook up the turbo to the Y pipe.

I have a rubber Samco style Y pipe laying around, should I be able to use that to install the new TMIC or should I ditch it and just install it with the OEM Y-pipe and the new elbow?

Has anybody done this specific TMIC swap?
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Never done it, never seen it done. I think it's doable though. My memory is that the newer STi TMIC is a little deeper and not as wide as yours so it might cause some clearance problems. I dunno. Try it and let us know?

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Well, compared to the 04-07 STi TMIC, they look just as deep and wide, the newer one is just longer by about 2-3 inches... if there is a difference in depth and width is very little...

Ill definitely try it and post the results, I'll try to document the process...
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I spent last Saturday giving the car what I call the Popeye treatment: Wash, Clay Bar, Ultimate Compound, Glaze and Wax... plus an oil/filter change, engine wash and vaccum...

After that your arms end up like Popeye's...

so I didn't had the time or strength to even try to unbolt the TMIC...

anyone has any info on doing this swap? Nobody?
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It should be relatively the same as putting a 04-07 STI TMIC on...because my Perrin TMIC would work on 04-09 STIs when I bought it.

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That's what I thought...

Yesterday I called a local shop that specializes in Subarus and asked about the swap and they told me that I could either buy the 08+ passenger side bracket or they could fabricate some kind of extension for me, bend/manipulate the AC lines and mount the new TMIC for about 65-75 bucks...

Just thinking about bending the AC lines myself scares the living crap out of me...
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