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      01-23-2011, 07:21 PM   #1
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The N54 FMIC kit may fit the N55.... Please review

I have been trying to research the difference between the 2 kits. And buy looking the the engine pics below i cant see the major difference between the two. Im sure us n55 guys can use the n54 intercooler kits with no problem with slight modification. Helix is the only company that has the n55 intercooler kit available and they use the same intercooler for both kits. Only difference would be the lower charge pipe.

Why haven't any of the other major companies tried to modify the charge pipe to have a direct PNP FMIC kit for the n55 yet???? Why is there no love for the n55??



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I think i am going to get the AMS one and just modify the piping. Shouldn't be that hard. I don't wanna pay 700+ for a intercooler.

I did the same thing for my other turbo car.
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Man... Ours looks like it would come close.. We provide another pipe for the driver side and the passenger side doesn't look to hard with a long piece of silicone.
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Man... Ours looks like it would come close.. We provide another pipe for the driver side and the passenger side doesn't look to hard with a long piece of silicone.
Well looks like ill be the first to try it on a n55. You got any in stock? ill buy one asap...
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actually hard to believe hat no FMIC manufacturer has thought of trying it yet ;[ seriosly, whats wrong with people not wanting to make money these days... at least stett does ;]
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Man... Ours looks like it would come close.. We provide another pipe for the driver side and the passenger side doesn't look to hard with a long piece of silicone.
I was actually looking into your kit and trying this....lol

Do you guys have any n55 335i locally they you can do a test fitment on??
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I am going to see if i can get one shipped overnight... Ill video and take pictures of the fitment and install...

Ill be the test rat. lol
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I am going to see if i can get one shipped overnight... Ill video and take pictures of the fitment and install...

Ill be the test rat. lol
Awesome keep us informed...
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I do have one on the shelf we can next day air or ship out today. The rest will be 2-3 days out. We have plenty of cores in stock

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Here is a picture of the kit.

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that IC looks great,

there is no problem like with Subaru of BMW making a big stink about switching out an IC, correct? also...if you want a bigger FMIC do you need to alter much else or can you fit one that has a little larger core?
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We have tried to track down a local N55... no luck yet.

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How much shipped to 93309 next day?
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i've seen both the n54 and n55 IC side by side, although similar they are not the same. a n54 IC might work on a n55 but is going to need custom IC piping because the inlet and outlet ARE diferent and the outlet pipe from the n55 is diferent from the n54 one.....
there's also a forum member that tried the AMS n54 IC on a n55 and it didn't work.
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How much shipped to 93309 next day?
Ground is $20.00 and your 3-days from us, if we next day it UPS shows $200.00 for it.

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i've seen both the n54 and n55 IC side by side, although similar they are not the same. a n54 IC might work on a n55 but is going to need custom IC piping because the inlet and outlet ARE diferent and the outlet pipe from the n55 is diferent from the n54 one.....
there's also a forum member that tried the AMS n54 IC on a n55 and it didn't work.
This is good to know and should be taken into consideration. If anyone is wanting to try our kit, I can send the pipe uncoated in case you want to weld or modify it.

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