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      12-14-2012, 07:22 PM   #59

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This is awesome, should not be that hard to get prototype made. I am sure we will get more data from Evolve than we have seen from Wagner. It is not that hard to get the data we want to justify us spending money. I really want Evolve to help us understand if we really need FMIC or if we going to benefit from it. I do understand you need one for tuned car, since you are making the turbo to push more psi (boost) = generating more heat. But since our cars even with tune keep the same boost level we might see less benefit from FMIC. I am just thinking out loud.
Originally Posted by cssnms View Post
Agreed. Frankly I was shocked at how little the Wagner rep seemed to know about the performance characteristics of their own product.

I actually mentioned this to Imran yesterday after he told me how great their local manufacturer is - see below.

"We actually have a very good IC manufacturer we work with locally. They make our R56 and 335i IC and also the OEM IC's for the Koniegsegg. We have discussed and FMIC for the 335d but have not had a huge demand for it so have not gone ahead with making one."

But after some prodding (begging ) he responded...

"Let me look into it with regards to costs etc and I will let you know. They will never be as cheap as some of the other ones as we only used vacuum braised cores that are specifically designed for each application."