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FMIC plug and play?????????????????????????

I know this has been discussed many times prior and I have read all of the threads. I still am wondering if there is a poven plug and play FMIC for the R? By plug and play I mean that I can have it installed without major modifications to brackets or having to move the condesor or radiator(like some have had to do)? All help is much appreciated in advance, Rick
 

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Re: FMIC plug and play????????????????????????? (Mash)

I'm also interested in a FMIC option for the R. Cost to power ratio?
 

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Re: FMIC plug and play????????????????????????? (Mash)

I have been working on this as well. Thanks to the help of R_Rated this is the core I plan to use http://spooledmotorsports.com/....html and I am waiting to hear back from Vibrant performance on the bends and tubing. They did the tubing for IPD's V70R. Hopefully they are going to call me back and say the still have the appropriate measurements. Keeping my fingers crossed.

IPD had this in the works, not sure where it is now though.
 

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Re: FMIC plug and play????????????????????????? (Rangeball)

any mods to stock bumper? How tough is the install? Power gains any good, or just lessens drop in power after engine warms?
 

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[email protected] Evolve had mentioned they were working on a FMIC kit, not sure what the status is, perhaps he will chime in with an update.
 

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Scott Hart has 1 tme/mte kit he is selling for 2500 - 2800 dollars. This kit is priced right considering what it consists of. It comes with the intercooler and all nesecary piping.
 

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Re: FMIC plug and play????????????????????????? (Mash)

You can do all your own work or even consult with these guys and they will help you make one. Make your own plug and play. http://********************/smile/emthup.gif

http://www.bellintercoolers.com/pages/about.html

I like their IC's better.
You know APR which is the leading tuner (at least in US) for VAG products was using a typical side to side IC, they were turned on to the B-T IC's like Bell mostly uses and dropped all their stock and later launched this one with much better results and "SAFER" power delivery.

Read their reasons for switching out here: http://www.gmpperformance.com/...84778

Side to sides are cheap that's mostly why everyone uses them.
 

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I thought that the point of having the intercooler was that you did not gain power, rather you didnt lose power when the ambient was high.
 

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Re: FMIC plug and play????????????????????????? (Mash)

Quote, originally posted by Mash »
By plug and play I mean that I can have it installed without major modifications to brackets or having to move the condesor or radiator(like some have had to do)?

you can either move the A/C condenser back, or cut into the bumper.

Moving the condenser back seems like a much better solution to me, that is just wasted space once you remove stock IC.
 

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Re: FMIC plug and play????????????????????????? (Rangeball)

Quote, originally posted by Rangeball »
I have been working on this as well. Thanks to the help of R_Rated this is the core I plan to use http://spooledmotorsports.com/....html and I am waiting to hear back from Vibrant performance on the bends and tubing. They did the tubing for IPD's V70R. Hopefully they are going to call me back and say the still have the appropriate measurements. Keeping my fingers crossed.

IPD had this in the works, not sure where it is now though.
Screw Vibrant. Contact Adam at racing solutions. Best prices on the net for mandrel bends...
http://store.racing-solutions.....html
 

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Re: FMIC plug and play????????????????????????? (gdogg16)

Yeah, I've bought his stuff before, good prices, good material. http://********************/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Hypothetically, if i were to purchase this FMIC from
http://spooledmotorsports.com/....html
how much additional work would have to be done besides removing the factory IC and fitting this? Can the existing chargepiping be used?
 

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I don't think that the existing piping can be used. I recently took my R to a custom shop and from what they said the only thing that would be used from the existing setup would be the piping above the engine. Everything else would have to be fabricated. They told me that if I brought my own IC in that the charge for all of the piping fabrication, taking out the stock IC's and moving the ac condensor would be 1500-2000.00 in parts and labor. Labor would be 8-11 hours (@125.00 an hour) and the rest would be parts cost. I hope this helps, Rick
 

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Re: (Mash)

well I guess I am going to do the custom piping myself

it will make a nice winter project.

what is a good source for this? and rubber couplings as well?

I have used summitracing in the past for mandrel bends but I would assume there would be a better source nowadays..?
 

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I believe Samco makes the best cuplers. And you can order unique colors to match other parts of the car. As for the piping, I would find a local pipe fitting shop and buy the materials from them and have them bend it as well.
 

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i haven't found a local pipe shop to do mandrel bends. i have either had shops that would bend pipe and the radius would be reduced in the bend, or the "washboard" inner radius when bending. a consistent diameter throughout the entire bend is crucial to maintaining flow IMO.

thanks for the heads up on Samco. I will def. check it out!
 

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I know Boosted is working with a company (Batlground) on several different packages. Part of the packages are going to include a FMIC. It should be cheaper to buy the FMIC from them as opposed to having an independent shop make all the piping. But if you are going to do it yourself of course that is the cheapest way.
 
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