Tdo4L and stock TMIC on a 92' Legacy SS.. How much work?

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Tdo4L and stock TMIC on a 92' Legacy SS.. How much work?

Post by obd1-kenobe » Thu Apr 22, 2010 4:00 am

I have a Stock Wrx Tdo4L, and Top Mount Intercooler with all the stock y piping. I am installing it on a 92 Legacy turbo 2.2t. I understand the intake side but I am wondering about the turbo to TMIC/manifold relation....So what needs to be modified to make this fit? .....I know everyone and there mother has done this; so help me out so I dont have to have my car apart for more than a few hours !!! I always like to have the right parts b4 the turbo gets ripped off... :/
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Re: Tdo4L and stock TMIC on a 92' Legacy SS.. How much work?

Post by kimokalihi » Thu Apr 22, 2010 4:21 am

You need a silicone y pipe for starters. Then you have to get a 2" outside diameter tubing aproximately 4" long. Cut the Y pipe to extend the part the goes to your turbo because with the EJ22T throttle body and 06-07 TMIC (I'm assuming you're using this one otherwise it will be more difficult) the Y pipe will not reach the turbo outlet. You will also need 4 hose clamps, preferably Tbolt clamps because you can clamp them much tighter than crappy regular hose clamps. Once you cut the Y pipe you use the 4" tubing to extend the pipe.

You also need to get a stock WRX bypass valve that goes on the intercooler or somehow plumb in the EJ22T bpv.

It's more work than you'd think and I wouldn't count on it only taking a couple hours and getting it all on your first shot.
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Re: Tdo4L and stock TMIC on a 92' Legacy SS.. How much work?

Post by obd1-kenobe » Thu Apr 22, 2010 1:40 pm

I am a very highly qualified metal fabricator and custom jobber...so I can pull this off in a couple hours w/ the right parts easy....I will fit it to my 2.2t thats on the ground. That way I will b able to see everything better and finalize the install on my car...I figured the throttle body was tighter than a wrx( closer to the firewall ) and I guess I f%^*d up and didnt check the year of the TMIC. Is the 2002 bigger? Hope it fits..? I think I have 2002 parts, td04l and TMIC. Thanks for the help. I know this isnt the coolest build but whatever, I want more daily driver power! and how do I post my pics of my ride?
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Re: Tdo4L and stock TMIC on a 92' Legacy SS.. How much work?

Post by kimokalihi » Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:17 pm

The 02-05 WRX TMIC hits the firewall I believe. It's a very tight fit and it hink you have to beat the firewall in a bit to make it work. I'm not sure exactly how but some people have gotten it to fit.

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Re: Tdo4L and stock TMIC on a 92' Legacy SS.. How much work?

Post by obd1-kenobe » Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:44 pm

I realized i am an idiot and posted an intercooler question in the turbo section so sorry guyz....Guess I will have to say I F$$%D up when buying the TMIC, I wont use it if I have to bash my firewall. The reason I bought this car is it is super clean!!!!! Oh well I will work on posting pics and see if I can get this so-bitch 2 fit.....
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Re: Tdo4L and stock TMIC on a 92' Legacy SS.. How much work?

Post by obd1-kenobe » Thu Apr 22, 2010 6:23 pm

So I just went to work on my project car to fit these items, the firewall does not hit, there is about 1/4 inch clearance. what does hit is the mount for the electronics. I can plasma cut the top of the mount and leave the tranny brace and it will slide right in....Although I am entertaining another idea altogether....
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Re: Tdo4L and stock TMIC on a 92' Legacy SS.. How much work?

Post by ericem » Sat Apr 24, 2010 4:38 pm

I found the 06 tmic to fit nicely and looked pretty nice.

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Re: Tdo4L and stock TMIC on a 92' Legacy SS.. How much work?

Post by joelegacy » Sat Aug 25, 2012 12:58 am

So did you cut your clutch res down? An did you have the move the coolant tank? I'm about to start the intercooler project thanks for any input

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Re: Tdo4L and stock TMIC on a 92' Legacy SS.. How much work?

Post by BSOD2600 » Tue Sep 04, 2012 7:10 pm

joelegacy:
there is a forum sticky with details plus numerous build threads covering this all...

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