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Although I visit swedespeed regularly, I don't post very often - however, I thought that some of you might like to see my latest project...<p>Back in May I got one of these from Phuz:<p><A HREF="http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k395/mrosineo/DSCN6899.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://i325.photobucket.com/al...9.jpg</A><p><br>Plus, one of these from pocket penguin:<p><IMG SRC="http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k395/mrosineo/DSCN6902.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><br>And other misc. parts such as these:<p>
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Re: S80 FMIC (osineo)

One of my objectives was to see which gave more bang for the buck on a S80 - aquamist or FMIC. So I installed the a-mist like so:<p>
<p>And took the car to the strip. <p>I wasn't worried about 1/4 mile times, just the mph...<p>At the track, I did about 5 passes. The first 2 were to establish the baseline mph of 94 and 95 mph.<p>Then I turned on the a-mist, and I saw consistent 99 mph trap speeds ( back to back runs with little to no cool down time in between)<p>As a point of reference, last year I trapped 99 mph with basically the same setup on race gas - so it seems that the a-mist is as benefical as adding race gas to the tank. I didn't try running with race gas too because that track had a 5 gallon minimum and I wasn't buying 5 gallons<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by osineo at 4:41 PM 7-24-2009</i>
 

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After-wards, I took the car home and began to disassemble it.<p> <IMG SRC="http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k395/mrosineo/DSCN8118.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p>Not knowing if it would fit since I had no other point of reference, I took a chance and purchased a 2.5" piping kit from Cxracing: <p> <IMG SRC="http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k395/mrosineo/DSCN6903.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p>As you can see here, there is no way that 2.5" piping is going to fit if you plan to use the "traditional" route for most FMIC installs:<p> <IMG SRC="http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k395/mrosineo/DSCN7914.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p>So I ordered some 2" pipe and 2 2.25" -> 2" elbow reducer and considered a different route for the piping.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by osineo at 4:43 PM 7-24-2009</i>
 

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Once the front end was completely apart, I struggled with myself over the placement of the intercooler. The lower grill is smaller on the S80 than it is on the R, and it really made more sense to install the front mount above the bumper brace instead of below it. As you can see in this picture, there is a relatively small debris field on the A/C condenser (which is the same size as the lower grill), and the Intercooler is almost twice as tall:<p> <IMG SRC="http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k395/mrosineo/DSCN8225.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>I finally decided to bite the bullet and install the FMIC below the bumper brace:<p> <IMG SRC="http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k395/mrosineo/DSCN8230.jpg" BORDER="0"><br> <br>I also took the time to relocate my a-mist to the inner fender wall behind the driver's head light and I ran the feed line from the WW tank through the bumper to the pump.
 

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Finally, I competed the trial fitting, and it looked like this:<p><IMG SRC="http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k395/mrosineo/DSCN8236.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><br>FYI fellow S80 owners: you're not going to do a FMIC install using 2.5" piping without ALOT of effort!<br>I call this my hybrid installation, because I started out with 2.5" piping (the black pipe), then I used a 2" pipe on top because there wasn't enough room to route it down below, and finally I used 2.25" on the cold side to connect the intercooler to the stock pipe going to the throttle body. I kept that stock pipe in place because it has both the IAT and Boost sensors in it.<p>If I were to do this install again, I'd use 2.25" piping, mount the intercooler above the bumper brace to take advantage of the larger grill opening, and use the same route as the stock hoses.<br>If you're lazy, and are going to do this just like I did, then you'll need:<p>1 - Intercooler ( I used the one from Phuz)<br>2 - 2" 90 degree pipe<br>1 - U pipe (2.5" pictured)<br>1 - 2.25" 90 degree pipe that you'll need to cut<br>1- 2.25" -> 90 degree 2' silicon reducer<br>1 - 2.5" -> 2" straight reducer<br>1 - 2.5" -> 2.25 90 degree reducer<br>and the appropriate number of clamps, lock tight, and zip ties <p>I also had to relocate my CAI from behind the bumper, because the elbow from the intercooler was in the way. Here is a shot of the current location, as well as the placstic air guide after the install was completed:<p> <IMG SRC="http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k395/mrosineo/DSCN8237.jpg" BORDER="0"> <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by osineo at 4:44 PM 7-24-2009</i>
 

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<br>Finally, here is the money shot:<p><IMG SRC="http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k395/mrosineo/DSCN8239.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p>Talk about sleeper status... you can't even see the FMIC unless you get up close:<p><IMG SRC="http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k395/mrosineo/DSCN8241.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p>Total installation time took about 25 hours, but that includes the time necessary to relocate the a-mist and move my boost gauge sending unit.<p>Thanks alot to Phuz for the intercooler and a copy of his S60R installation instructions, Pocket Penguin for the a-mist, Joseph for the UEGO gauge and other misc stuff, and Skywriter for the motivation
 

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Re: S80 FMIC (osineo)

Do you have any pictures of what it looks like under the hood? Or did you leave all the plastic charge pipes alone
 

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Amazing, I need to meet up with you to check this out, because I want to do it... baddddd...<p>What was your overall cost of the FMIC if you don't mind me asking.<p>What are the dimensions of the intercooler?<p>You should post this on VS and show people that S80 owners can have what all the 850/70 owners have.<p>Agreed... we need engine bay pics. badddd.<p>-John
 

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Thanks John. There is a writeup over on VS as well.<br>You sound as excited as I am about this project....<br>Isn't there going to be a Chicago meet in a week or two? If so we can meet up then, otherwise PM me and we'll get together.<p>Here is how much I spent:<p>Intercooler - $215.00<br>Piping kit - $ 129.00<br>Silicon reducers - $ 135.00 ($45 x3)<br>Clamps and Misc. stuff - $60.00<br>Shipping - $150.00<p>There are some savings opportunities but I don't think you'll go wrong if you plan to spend $700<p>I'll post engine bay pics tomorrow <p>
 

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Re: S80 FMIC (1989cbradio)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>1989cbradio</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Do you have any pictures of what it looks like under the hood? Or did you leave all the plastic charge pipes alone</TD></TR></TABLE><p><br> <IMG SRC="http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k395/mrosineo/DSCN8252.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p><br>I'll change that blue hose to either red or black later...
 

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Was the factory intercooler ditched and the A/C condenser moved backwards closer to the radiator to allow for the extra clearance to fit the FMIC?
 

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Re: S80 FMIC (osineo)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>osineo</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">If I were to do this install again, I'd use 2.25" piping, mount the intercooler above the bumper brace to take advantage of the larger grill opening, and use the same route as the stock hoses.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>agreed. i always thought tossing the old IC and fabbing a replacement to mate up with the existing pipe holes would be the easiest way to go. <p>looks awesome! get some track numbers to compare with water injection. <p>
 
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