Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: phx, az
Car Year: 08
Car Model: xt sports
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Rallysport Direct - not happy - Updated!
I searched their site a few weeks back and could not locate a Process West TMIC for my 2008 XT.
They showed 2004-2007 XT fit, but no 2008.
I decided to ask chat, they responded immediately with a link to an RS web page showing 2008 fitment, they said they only had one left.
I reviewed the page and purchased the item based on fitment.
The box arrived with a sticker that showed 2004-2007 fitment.
I again engaged chat who, after quite a bit of back and forth ended up guaranteeing fitment for my 2008.
Out of curiosity I tried to go back to page that chat provided and it's no longer there.
So I used their system to go back to my order, my purchased item links to the 2007-2004 item page.
After 4 hours of trying to fit it in my car I concluded that it simply would not fit.
I tried every possible combination and order of install, I pulled it out and tried it again at least 6 or 7 times.
In the end I took it to my shop and after another 4 hours pulling intercooler in and out about a dozen times and a lot of head scratching, we cut the Y pipe at both ends, removing approximately 3/4" from the firewall side and approx 1/4" from the turbo outlet.
With this done the IC was finally able to sit properly and have the connections line up correctly.
The splitter which was "guaranteed to fit" was approximately 1" too tall, not even close.
This was a challenging mod, luckily I am a fabricator and was able to invest another 5 hours in it and it now fits.
I had to cut off the bottom edge of the shroud, using a cut off wheel and care.
This also removes the rivets that hold the shroud together, so I had to fab brackets, tiny screws and tiny nyloks to hold it together after it was cut.
Then paint it.
Not happy about the shifting web pages.
Not happy about a "guaranteed" fit that I paid full retail for, then had to invest over 12 hours in.
To compound all of that, I can not leave a review on Rallysport, it seems the page shuffle conveniently prevents it.
I will likely think twice before I go with Rallysport as a vendor next time.
It felt like all that mattered was booking the sale, once out the door it probably won't come back.
Which it didn't, because lox
Last edited by lox; 10-21-2017 at 05:36 PM.