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      03-15-2010, 07:14 PM   #1
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Lutz Performance Presents Horsepower Freaks FMIC Installation on a 2009 BMW 135i!!

Hey guys here is our latest installation on our customers 2009 BMW 135i, he got a polished HPF Front mount inter-cooler. As always installation was a breeze and was problem free, minimal cutting is really needed to get this baby in and fitted.

Upon getting his first view of the HPF FMIC in person, Jose was very excited to get his tiny stock factory FMIC and install his HPF unit, which will work very well with his other mods (DP's, Software, Intake, Exhaust soon to come, Meth soon to come).

Getting the factory unit out was a breeze, out and ready for comparison with the HPF unit in under 10min.











After a few times mounting the HPF inter-cooler and making some trims to get it to fit nice and flush, we were ready to install and put everything back together. Total install time was around 20-30 minutes. (oh also guys not in HPF's original installation video the 135 unit comes with extensions to install the brackets that secure the inter cooler to the chassis of the car). We have installed several different units here at the shop Spearco, code 3, AA, and others and this was by far the quickest and easiest installation out of them all!

If anyone has any questions on installing their HPF Inter-cooler or would like a quote to order theirs please Email/PM/or give us a ring!

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man i wish mine went that quickly, with trimming and test fitting it took about 2.5 hours plus my gasket on the passenger side stock intercooler was jacked and I had to get another one, and know I am not alone on the fact that the passenger side coupler is a b#@#h to get on even with grease, other than that I would have to agree with lutz performance getting the stocker off takes about 10 minutes, thats including getting the car on ramps, but WORTH EVERY SECOND!!!!!!!! HPF FTW, it is a great fmic and a must for people with tunes.
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man i wish mine went that quickly, with trimming and test fitting it took about 2.5 hours plus my gasket on the passenger side stock intercooler was jacked and I had to get another one, and know I am not alone on the fact that the passenger side coupler is a b#@#h to get on even with grease, other than that I would have to agree with lutz performance getting the stocker off takes about 10 minutes, thats including getting the car on ramps, but WORTH EVERY SECOND!!!!!!!! HPF FTW, it is a great fmic and a must for people with tunes.
Thanks, yes the passenger side coupler was fun! Once you do a few though, you start to learn ways to quickin your install time and be more efficient, having access to 4 full snap on box's full of every tool imaginable and a lift makes for a less stressful install as-well haha I'm glad you enjoy your fmic! Keep posted on the rest of the HPF products to be released though, only gets better from here
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Nice job guys.. question, is it safe to remove the plastic grill directly in front of the intercooler? Wouldn't that also be better for airflow, or is the tradeoff in possible damage not worth it? I know the HPF intercoolers are stronger than stock design..
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Nice job guys.. question, is it safe to remove the plastic grill directly in front of the intercooler? Wouldn't that also be better for airflow, or is the tradeoff in possible damage not worth it? I know the HPF intercoolers are stronger than stock design..
The grill is open enough that I don't know that the gain (if there is any) would be worth tearing up that grill, as it is secure onto the front bumper. Not to mention it keeps a stealthy look to the front of the car.
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The grill is open enough that I don't know that the gain (if there is any) would be worth tearing up that grill, as it is secure onto the front bumper. Not to mention it keeps a stealthy look to the front of the car.
true, very stealth.. but some like myself don't want stealth, just wondering if I can cut the grill out when I get my HPF installed..
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true, very stealth.. but some like myself don't want stealth, just wondering if I can cut the grill out when I get my HPF installed..
I don't see why not, the structure of the bumper shouldn't be effected, although I haven't really looked into getting the grill pulled out but I definitely will check it out on the next one we get through the shop, I would just limit as much irreversible damage that you do.
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true, very stealth.. but some like myself don't want stealth, just wondering if I can cut the grill out when I get my HPF installed..
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cool, looks great!.. thanks guys
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Nice and clean install! Yeah the passenger attachment was a little more difficult, but you have to basically get leverage to pop it into place! HPF video looked so simple!!

Love my HPF intercooler!!!!!
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Does HPF have a FMIC with stencil of their logo on it like AMS? that would be super cool.
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Does HPF have a FMIC with stencil of their logo on it like AMS? that would be super cool.
I asked David about that, he said they do not have a stencil, but you can make one on your own and spray it, he tells me!
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That intercooler looks awful familiar! Looks great guys! Hopefully I'll be getting one soon!
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please pm me price. Thanks! Also, im not really familiar with intercoolers, what is the differences between the manufacturers (helix, AA, etc)? thanks alot
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please pm me price. Thanks! Also, im not really familiar with intercoolers, what is the differences between the manufacturers (helix, AA, etc)? thanks alot
The difference is their design of the intercooler...Do a search of each vendors intercooler and you decide which one best suits your needs and requirements and price of the intercooler...They all do the same thing, some maybe better, but are made different and based on various threads of " which is better", the one that is better is the one that you choose!
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