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      10-31-2012, 03:29 PM   #1
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FMIC

So Far...cobb sport stage1+AFE DCI on my 07 335i
Im looking for FMIC and DPs to upgrade stage.
I know winter is cmoing, but I would like to install FMIC first.
Do you guys have any recommnadation for any FMIC?
(Helix, AA, RA. etc.)
thanks!
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      10-31-2012, 03:46 PM   #2
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i was looking for same upgrade as you a week ago and i decided to go with ETS 5 which most people prefered and installed. mines coming this week
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      10-31-2012, 03:51 PM   #3
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There is a few great FMIC, its basically personal preference..

ETS makes a 5" direct fit, no cutting to the front shroud. And a 7" FMIC (cutting required).
It comes with the up pipe that leads to the charge pipe aswell replaces the stock up piping. ( not a big deal, there almost identical anyways) Great quality FMIC and great at keeping IAT's in check. Replaces stock clip piping with silicone/clamp piping

AMS is a great quality big intercooler with amazing free flowing end tanks (best in the market). comes with silicone and clamps to replace stock connections.

HPF FMIC is of great quality aswell, needs cutting to the shroud to fit, but using the stock clip connections to install. Some people think this is great, others want silicone couplers with clamps to replace the stock clip connections.

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So Far...cobb sport stage1+AFE DCI on my 07 335i
Im looking for FMIC and DPs to upgrade stage.
I know winter is cmoing, but I would like to install FMIC first.
Do you guys have any recommnadation for any FMIC?
(Helix, AA, RA. etc.)
thanks!
Go with VRSF! They have a special if you buy both together. I have both their DP's and FMIC and love them. Very noticeable power improvements.
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      10-31-2012, 03:59 PM   #5
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Ive had helix and now have a vrsf intercooler. Both work great I cant tell a difference besides how they look. Vrsf definitely worth the $
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      10-31-2012, 04:15 PM   #6
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Ive had helix and now have a vrsf intercooler. Both work great I cant tell a difference besides how they look. Vrsf definitely worth the $
I dont wann Thread jack, but has anyone used both of these units im also in the market for one. and from the searches ive done i cant decide?
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      10-31-2012, 04:17 PM   #7
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Running both VRSF downpipes and FMIC.
Very pleased
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      10-31-2012, 04:34 PM   #8
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I run the cp-e fmic, but if i could do it over again, vrsf and wagner provide cheaper alternatives that probably perform the same.
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      10-31-2012, 09:23 PM   #9
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Go with VRSF! They have a special if you buy both together. I have both their DP's and FMIC and love them. Very noticeable power improvements.
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Ive had helix and now have a vrsf intercooler. Both work great I cant tell a difference besides how they look. Vrsf definitely worth the $
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Running both VRSF downpipes and FMIC.
Very pleased
Thanks for the support guys!
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      10-31-2012, 09:42 PM   #10
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Buy VRSF. Get the DPs coated.
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Wagner. Uses stock connectors, no cutting
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Wagner. Uses stock connectors, no cutting
The stock connectors are one of the restrictions with the stock unit. I purposely went with a product that uses after market couplers, which are bigger.
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VRSF is sorta like a HPF FMIC knock off, but cheaper. Same 7 plate core it seems, cast end tanks are identical, except the vrsf uses couplers/clamps to connect, and the hpf uses the stock conections. But its a good deal!
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VRSF all the way!!!!
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