ok so long story short, i bought this tmic from another member here for 450+ shipping.. he installed on a wrx and not an lgt (so it already had the dents in the back from rubbing the clutch master cylinder) i installed it on my 2011 wrx , to avoid the rubbing issue i used an adapter to raise the tmic (which ive seen done by many others) but something went wrong, either hood hitting it, or overtorquing it and the tmic cracked where the flange is.
Reference and pictures of the crack:
anyways took the intercooler to a radiator shop, and got it welded on both sides and a bit of jbweld was used to avoid it from happening again ,it was pressure tested before i reinstalled it on my car, this time without the adapter. used it for 4-5 months with no problems ( using tp stage 3 map, boosted 20 psi no problem)
but the tmic rubbing the cmc set off false knocks based on my data logs, so its time to let it go.
a bit of sanding and adding fresh paint will make this thing look better than new :P:P
here are some pictures, i dont know how much to ask for it, i know i wont be getting anywhere near the 500$ + i paid for it with shipping.
if someone ends up buying it, i recommend pressure testing it again before installation, and use extra care when bolting it down
SOLD SOLD SOLD