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      06-23-2011, 04:22 AM   #397
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installed, took all day from 8:30 morning till 20:00 evenning, (friend did all installation he is PRO) in the end we secured it with 4 long zip ties, but soon going to be welded to keep stronger, zip ties also keeps it very strong only its visible in the bottom
will do logs with 3th gear soon....

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      06-23-2011, 04:41 AM   #398
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installed, took all day from 8:30 morning till 20:00 evenning, (friend did all installation he is PRO) in the end we secured it with 4 long zip ties, but soon going to be welded to keep stronger, zip ties also keeps it very strong only its visible in the bottom
will do logs with 3th gear soon....

p.s pictures with iphone sorry
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      06-23-2011, 05:49 AM   #399
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Anyone have any center to center dimensions from the stock intercooler and this aftermarket one?
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Anyone have any center to center dimensions from the stock intercooler and this aftermarket one?
just when u install watch center by having kidney griles model and piping fitment
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just when u install watch center by having kidney griles model and piping fitment
I was talking about center to center measurements between inlet and outlet of the intercooler.
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      07-14-2011, 12:37 AM   #402
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Use metal metal zip-ties?
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Here's where to place the zip ties:





I secured the zip ties around this plastic edge, which is left after you've trimmed the plastic shroud away:





And I placed a pipe with a diameter of ~30 mm between the IC and the plastic edge just to get the IC in the right hight and to make the plastic edge a little more stable (you can see the blue pipe on this picture):





The bottom is secured by the piping it self.

The IC haven't moved at all since the install.


I hope this helps.

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      07-14-2011, 04:39 AM   #404
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cool pics... it looks like the car is smiling with braces now.

I'll probably do this later this year. I wonder how much efficiency is lost to spray paint or airbrush it black.
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      07-14-2011, 10:34 AM   #405
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Neone selling this in the states? Or did I needa get cx?
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Install looks good. I hate to thread jack, but what happened to the CX Racing thread?
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      07-14-2011, 02:39 PM   #407
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went to the vendor section
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went to the vendor section
I didn't look hard enough. Thanks!
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      07-14-2011, 05:32 PM   #409
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cool pics... it looks like the car is smiling with braces now.

I'll probably do this later this year. I wonder how much efficiency is lost to spray paint or airbrush it black.
Cant just use any paint it will ruin the efficiency of the intercooler.
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      07-17-2011, 07:27 AM   #410
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Neone selling this in the states? Or did I needa get cx?
dont think u can buy it in states, only cx but its smaller and Big Toms IC has thicker core.

CX Racing = 45.7 X 30.5 X 8.9 = 12405 cm3

Big Tom FMIC = 45.7 X 30.5 X 10.2 = 14217 cm3
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      07-17-2011, 09:01 AM   #411
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You can buy bigtom intercooler in the states. I did. I've been running it for almost a year now.
Email kl racing they will respond and help you out with the order.
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You can buy bigtom intercooler in the states. I did. I've been running it for almost a year now.
Email kl racing they will respond and help you out with the order.
thats the only way....i said that you cant buy it inside USA but yes u can always buy it from EU
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I was looking for the Bigtom IC and found an even bigger IC

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/CXRac...ht_5565wt_1084

Anybody have this IC installed ???


Length 24"
Height 12"
Thickness 3.5"
Inlet 2.5"
Outlet 2.5"
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I was looking for the Bigtom IC and found an even bigger IC

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/CXRac...ht_5565wt_1084

Anybody have this IC installed ???


Length 24"
Height 12"
Thickness 3.5"
Inlet 2.5"
Outlet 2.5"
That one will not fit, it's way to wide.
Trust me, the BTIC is the biggest IC that will fit a 335i.
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That one will not fit, it's way to wide.
Trust me, the BTIC is the biggest IC that will fit a 335i.
BT,
It looks like dimensions are being taken two different ways here. There IC that is highlighted above has a total width of the 24", but the core width is 18".
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It looks like dimensions are being taken two different ways here. There IC that is highlighted above has a total width of the 24", but the core width is 18".
Ok. In that case it will fit.
That's actually the "standard" CX Racing-size.
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Do a search on eBay for "godpeed v-mount" or "v-mount rx7 intercooler" and you'll come up with an intercooler with almost exactly the same dimensions as the big Tom FMIC, except with a 3.5" core instead of a 4" core. I bought mine off of eBay from a company called "carbon innovations" based out of CA, and after several offers and counter offers, eventually I picked it up for $115!!! It was $40 for shipping, and on my door step in 3 days!! All the piping came from allpurposepipes, and ran around $115 shipped. It's been installed on my car for about a month now, and I'm loving it!!! Especially the $290 to my door for everything price. :0)
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