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      07-21-2009, 06:05 PM   #1
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Arrow Forums Official Favorite Front Mount Intercooler

I know there's several discussion threads on FMIC but i haven't seen an overall favorite.
I've heard good and bad things with just about everyone out right now so lets hear what you think.
Don't be afraid to be bias. I also want to see what intercooler everyone is running right now.
Let's hear your Pros and Cons you have with your FMIC
Forgive me if I forgot any, i'm sure i probably did, just post up
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I know there's several discussion threads on FMIC but i haven't seen an overall favorite.
I've heard good and bad things with just about everyone out right now so lets hear what you think.
Don't be afraid to be bias. I also want to see what intercooler everyone is running right now.
Let's hear your Pros and Cons you have with your FMIC
Forgive me if I forgot any, i'm sure i probably did, just post up
when do you want me to install your FMIC Paul?
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im gonna probably order the VK FMIC just cuz less than $600 for an intercooler is pretttyyyyyy damn tough to beat.
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Show me the link to the 600 VK intercooler and IM IN!!
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here u go. He said hes gonna start the Official group buy soon as he ships out the group buy for the downpipes which should be by the end of the month. PS Sorry for the sorta OT discussion OP.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=282027
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when do you want me to install your FMIC Paul?
Hahaha! We'll talk.
But you know i'm in LT Territory
But definitely if I was up in NorCal
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Is there a fmic out there that reduces iat's and pressure drop which doesn't require trimming/modification?
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Is there a fmic out there that reduces iat's and pressure drop which doesn't require trimming/modification?
I heard the Spearco Code3 doesn't require much cutting. . .
But it's also a smaller unit. . .
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You're missing the VK on that list! Direct fit, no cutting at all.. Great performance
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Is there a fmic out there that reduces iat's and pressure drop which doesn't require trimming/modification?
The VK!
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You're missing the VK on that list! Direct fit, no cutting at all.. Great performance
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The VK!
Damn I don't know how I missed that!?
I thought I listed it. . . But wondered why I had an extra spot.
Which is why I put "Other"
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The VK!
Did you mount it yourself? Manual or Auto trans? Any diff w/mounting between the 2 trannys?
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I gotta say I love my stett intercooler, best mod i've done to the car period.
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Did you mount it yourself? Manual or Auto trans? Any diff w/mounting between the 2 trannys?
mounted in the driveway with the car up on ramps. No cutting, no issues, perfect fitment... great results! I am 6MT, not sure about the differences for installing with 6AT
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mounted in the driveway with the car up on ramps. No cutting, no issues, perfect fitment... great results! I am 6MT, not sure about the differences for installing with 6AT
Same experience here with the VK FMIC install. Perfect fit, no trimming and great performance. I have a 6AT.
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Helix here.
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I saw xs***** pull some crazy numbers on a dyno with his VK. Great intercooler.
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seem's like it's between vk, stett, and helix...
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Favourite FMIC? One can choose a favourite FMIC when he's tried at least several (or majority) and then can compare pros and cons.

I have no favourite FMIC, but I went for Helix.
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I voted other=VK
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I voted other=VK
Yeah, I'll pretty much assume Other=VK
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