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Intercooler is here!

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Got my WRX IC from WJM today.

 

Shipped fast and packed well.

 

Now all I have to do is get the motor back in the car, deal with the throttle cable and plumb the IC.. am hoping to do most of that tonight or tomorrow night

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sweet!!! I should have mine soon along with my WRX hoodscoop, not a knockoff like you guys have. Then I gotta find a good hood and mold it in and do the bodywork. You gotta get some pics once its in there!!

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WOOT! We're on a roll. I got my BOV Today and im ready to start plumbing everything in for the IC install.

 

 

-Brian

Brian,

 

You don't have to plumb in the BOV do you? I have mine venting to the atmosphere and there haven't been any problems so far.

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Brian,

 

You don't have to plumb in the BOV do you? I have mine venting to the atmosphere and there haven't been any problems so far.

so no hesitation from the RX when jammin the gears?

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so no hesitation from the RX when jammin the gears?

No, none of that at all. I understand that when the throttle plate closes and the air is vented to the atmosphere, the car SHOULD bog or something from the extra fuel being injected to the cylinders without the metered air with it (that's vented to the atmosphere). Somehow, it runs just fine. I haven't tried to figure it out and just accepted it. No stutter, no bog, just smooth running. I likey!

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i finally got my wrx IC, but the guy didnt pack the recirc valve when it was clearly stated in the auction that it was included. :banghead:

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i finally got my wrx IC, but the guy didnt pack the recirc valve when it was clearly stated in the auction that it was included. :banghead:

Dammit.. that sucks.

 

Getting the valves is easy.. getting them with the recirc elbow on them is a pain in the butt.

 

If you don't mind having one with no recirc elbow, try here: http://www.fi-systems.com

 

Last time I was there, they had a box of them.. takeoffs from upgrades.. Would probably let one go cheap. If shipping is a problem for them, I can always go pick it up for you and send it myself. they are only about 10 minutes from me.

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well im going to see if i cant get that valve from that guy, seeing as i paid for it. do you mean a regular oem valve without the elbow where the return hose attaches?

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:-\ i wanna go the recirc route for now... thanks though
I don't blame you.. Just figured I would throw it out as an option if you couldn't get anything better for now.

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:-\ i wanna go the recirc route for now... thanks though

I got one without the elbow and was able to fab a little fitting for it and plumb it into the intake boot. not too hard to do.

 

thanks to Caleb again for the valve.

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what did you guys with the wrx intercoolers use to plumb the IC outlet to the TB? if i remember correctly, the outlet is 2 3/4" and im thinking the TB inlet is 2 3/8" or 2 5/8". and what is the small hose connected to the middle of the 4WD plenum? am i going to have to plumb that, or can i just put a breather filter on it?

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My IC to TB hose is a combination of legacy parts and Ford SHO parts :-\

 

The small hose on the plenum is for the aux air valve. Its a controlled vacuum leak that helps the idle when the car is cold. Don't put a breater on it. If you aren't going to hook it up, plug it off.

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hot damn! got my recirc valve! now i can spend even more money i dont have fitting up the plumbing for the intercooler... :-\

 

oh yeah, almost forgot to ask: is there a gasket that goes between the wrx IC and the wrx recirc valve?

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oh yeah, almost forgot to ask: is there a gasket that goes between the wrx IC and the wrx recirc valve?

Yup

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