99 RBP Coupe
From my understanding peeps have bent the A/C high line in order to make the usdm rs compressor work
did some more digging and found this. i think im going to pull the trigger on the mishimoto fansHere is my new radiator & fan set up. I've decided to stick with a GD radiator so I can keep AC and have the nipple for the turbo coolant reservoir tank hose. There's about 1.5cm of clearance between the fan and the crank pulley.
Here are the items that I've used:
1 ea - Mishimoto WRX STI aluminum radiator
2 ea - Mishimoto 12" slim fans (removed fan motor spacer)
2 ea - Mishimoto fan mounting kits
1 ea - Subaru OEM upper radiator hose
1 ea - Subaru OEM lower radiator hose
1 ea - Random bottle for temporary overflow
1 ea - Aluminum flat bar, 1" wide
A couple notes:
1. Don't bother getting the Mishimoto radiator shroud. My buddy is using one in his Forester swap and he only has a few millimeters of clearance between the fan and the crank pulley.
2. Both hoses have been trimmed about 1cm to 1.5cm.
3. IMO, don't bother with silicone hoses. I've had issues with them seeping coolant. For my buddy's Forester swap, we ran into clearance issues.
4. Remember to use zip ties hold back your upper radiator hose from the alternator pulley unless you want it to rupture on the highway.
So far, I have no issues with cooling and I've even taken the car for a 831km road trip into the interior of British Columbia.
yeah, i had to grab the bracket from the junk yard since i sold NA motor. the next swap i do i wont throw anything away or sell stock rs parts.that's what I did, I only had to bend it a little bit to clear the bracket that covers up the fuel injectors. I also reused the RS A/C compressor bracket.
than do i have the wrong sensor then? Untitled by Tyler Kirkland, on FlickrThat is for the front o2 sensor. The uppipe has an egt sensor and is and orange plug with two wires. My tuner just deleted mine because I switched to a catless one with no sensor. You can go that route or I can sell you mine. Or I can sell you the complete catted uppipe with the sensor