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    Quote Originally Posted by Alin View Post
    Well, you always have the option of getting a short throw shifter with bushings. It made a big difference to me in my 04. Look at @Eagleye 's thread on his review for the shifter he got for his VA. However, if I recall correctly, he didn't install the bushings yet.
    I put on a Kartboy short throw shifter a couple weeks ago. Will put in the bushings in this summer. Reading up on it, I believe the really great shifters sit on top of the transmission of RWD cars. The cables don't do as well. It's all good, I like a manual transmission.


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    Installed the IAG AOS this past weekend. It was a challenging (many steps, had to focus to determine what was intended) all day install. I had help (son) help to get started. The extra set of eyes and studying the pictures made a big difference. Finished everything the first day except reinstalling the TMIC. He was back over next morning. The drain hose blocks the bottom connection. Ended up using copious amounts of silicone spray to work it into place. Will need to take the TMIC off again to install the Turbo Blanket, will be straight forward the second time with the previous experience.

    No change in performance but glad to have the air/oil fog filter back to the oil pan instead of in the intake.

    Upper left corner of the engine bay


    Bonus STi pic in the parking garage at work. I go in early so get the safest parking choices.



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    Man the first time I took off the intercooler must've taken 2 hours. By the end it was a 15 min job.

    If you're going to do it more than once in a blue moon get yourself a new silicon coupler and a t-bolt clamp. The stock worm clamp will end up eating the coupler even if you're careful!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Grinder34 View Post
    Man the first time I took off the intercooler must've taken 2 hours. By the end it was a 15 min job.

    If you're going to do it more than once in a blue moon get yourself a new silicon coupler and a t-bolt clamp. The stock worm clamp will end up eating the coupler even if you're careful!
    Good to know and good advice. I will check it out.


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    I've heard mixed reviews about T-bolt clamps. There's a thread on iwsti discussing how they won't hold torque. I've tried using breeze style constant torque clamps and couldn't get them to stay seated on the turbo outlet hose, possibly due to the smooth inside of the hose. I've since switched back to worm gear style and have resigned myself to eventually needing to replace the hose (I will not be buying OEM because they're such a ripoff! Samco should be a fine replacement!)

    I've done a number of IC removals lately on my car due to clamp issues and troubleshooting a rich condition. On reinstall, I found it easiest to set the elbow hose onto the turbo first, then slide the IC into place in one vertical motion, rather than having to angle it in place. Not sure if it'll work with the AOS in place, but I'm able to fit a long extension socket onto the y-pipe's hose clamp. So I'm able to reach back there and set the clamp and hose much more easily to the y-pipe once the IC is in place. Way easier for me than only getting two fingers into that tight space for the turbo side clamp.


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    Quote Originally Posted by raisingAnarchy View Post
    I've heard mixed reviews about T-bolt clamps. There's a thread on iwsti discussing how they won't hold torque. I've tried using breeze style constant torque clamps and couldn't get them to stay seated on the turbo outlet hose, possibly due to the smooth inside of the hose. I've since switched back to worm gear style and have resigned myself to eventually needing to replace the hose (I will not be buying OEM because they're such a ripoff! Samco should be a fine replacement!)

    I've done a number of IC removals lately on my car due to clamp issues and troubleshooting a rich condition. On reinstall, I found it easiest to set the elbow hose onto the turbo first, then slide the IC into place in one vertical motion, rather than having to angle it in place. Not sure if it'll work with the AOS in place, but I'm able to fit a long extension socket onto the y-pipe's hose clamp. So I'm able to reach back there and set the clamp and hose much more easily to the y-pipe once the IC is in place. Way easier for me than only getting two fingers into that tight space for the turbo side clamp.
    Thank you for your insight. I will try the approach you recommended next time I have the time off.


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