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Old 03-07-2009, 08:28 AM   #1
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FMIC Installation

Hey guys and gals. Well, I finally got around to purchasing and installing my FMIC a few weeks ago and thought I'd share my experience. The install was pretty straight forward. I purchased the setup from Raul and with his guidance, I was able to tackle the entire job in about 4 hours. If I had to do it again, it would probably take less time.

Because I wanted to keep my AC, I really liked Rauls idea. I actually like the exposed IC. I'm not a scientist or anything along those lines but it just made since to me that the IC would benefit from the direct flow of air. Some of the other examples didn't appear to offer the same benefit, plus, you had to remove the AC condenser.

All in all, I'm extremely pleased with the results and am looking forward to my next mod. Bigger Turbo or DP?

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Old 03-07-2009, 10:53 AM   #2
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looks good. Kindve small though
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Old 03-07-2009, 11:31 AM   #3
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looks good. Kindve small though
Yes, I agree. But a heck of allot better than OG.

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did it make a noticeable difference?

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Wow that looks really good. Was it a fairly easy install?
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Old 03-18-2009, 07:37 AM   #6
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did it make a noticeable difference?

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Wow that looks really good. Was it a fairly easy install?
Hey Justin, yes it did. I have no problem boosting consistently @ 18# to 20#'s with my current setup.

Hey Boost,

It took about 4 hours to do the entire job from start to finish. Having the pipes already assembled helped out allot as well. Everything fit perfectly.

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As someone who occasionally trashes his fogs on parking barriers and curbs, it's just a matter of time before you do the same with that IC. I'm just sayin'...
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As someone who occasionally trashes his fogs on parking barriers and curbs, it's just a matter of time before you do the same with that IC. I'm just sayin'...
You might be right but to date not a scratch. Have had great success so far. But I'll let you know just as soon as it happens, then I'll send you the bill for jinxing me...

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Yeah i could never get away with that here in RI lol

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you need more pictures
looks like a clean SPG.
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Thanks Green,

It's okay. Need to replace the front bumper and have the lower trim pieces repainted. Been labouring with the idea of getting an aftermarket ground effects kit but I actually like the original setup. Interiors in decent shape; however the driver side bolster needs repair. I'm contemplating on doing the 9000 seat mod or having the stock one's re-upholstered. Not sure just yet.

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If you can find a car at the salvage yard with a good left bolster on the passenger's seat, you can just cut the stitching on that piece and have an upholsterer swap it into your driver's seat--they are the same. I've had that done before.
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If you can find a car at the salvage yard with a good left bolster on the passenger's seat, you can just cut the stitching on that piece and have an upholsterer swap it into your driver's seat--they are the same. I've had that done before.
Hey Turbo,

That sounds like a great idea. I'll keep that in mind.

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