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      03-28-2011, 01:06 AM   #1
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FMIC Choices, please help

So with Spring showing up sooner or later and summer right around the corner, I'm going to purchase a FMIC however I'm having a hard time deciding which one. Money isn't the problem as long as it is the top quality and makes great power. I have a HKS Legamax exhaust one, INJEN DCI, and Active Autowerke downpipe. I would like to do do the FMIC followed by downpipes then a ECU upgrade as a final step. So could you guys please give me your opinions on which FMIC to go with and why... Thanks

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Hey first I'd like to welcome you to the forum since I see your new. There's a few of us from Queens not too far from flushing. I used to live in flushing but now I'm in the BX. You gotta come out to some meets when the weather gets a little nicer.

As far as FMIC there really is so many great choices. I suggest u just research them on your own to see which ones suit your preference. But you can't go wrong with HPF, ETS, or Helix. HPF is the biggest one and requires some trimming to make it fit. I believe ETS & Helix slap right on. And if your doing downpipes then AR Design is the way to go
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Welcome, and post some pics of your ride. I'm in nassau county, LI. Anyways all FMIC produce around the same HP... ECS, Helix, HPF, etc depending on which style, color you want. G Luck
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We will have intercoolers in stock in 1 month if you are interested. Just in time for the hot weather
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Welcome, and post some pics of your ride. I'm in nassau county, LI. Anyways all FMIC produce around the same HP... ECS, Helix, HPF, etc depending on which style, color you want. G Luck
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We will have intercoolers in stock in 1 month if you are interested. Just in time for the hot weather
+1 on Helix i'm very happy with mine!
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We will have intercoolers in stock in 1 month if you are interested. Just in time for the hot weather
+2 I can't wait for mine!!!!!!
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So with Spring showing up sooner or later and summer right around the corner, I'm going to purchase a FMIC however I'm having a hard time deciding which one. Money isn't the problem as long as it is the top quality and makes great power. I have a HKS Legamax exhaust one, INJEN DCI, and Active Autowerke downpipe. I would like to do do the FMIC followed by downpipes then a ECU upgrade as a final step. So could you guys please give me your opinions on which FMIC to go with and why... Thanks

Current Vehicle Set up:
07 335i Coupe
Injen DCI
HKS Legamax titanium exhaust
active autowerke bov w/ charge pipe
DBA 2 piece slotted front rotors
Aekebono Ceramic pads
KW V2 coilovers

Brian, I would suggest AR downpipes, and either Helix or AMS intercooler setup...PM me when you get a chance..
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Getting my AMS TOMORROW and getting installed at Helix on Mon morning...
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ps there is a 10% surcharge for buying the WRONG intercooler



Brian: whatever choice you make, go to CamberToe to get it installed. Unless you are picking up one of our intercoolers and then you can get it installed here
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see you here

ps there is a 10% surcharge for buying the WRONG intercooler
i was actually thinking about this earlier...

almost a slap in the face (unless he bought used and got a SICKKKKK deal on it)
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i was actually thinking about this earlier...

almost a slap in the face (unless he bought used and got a SICKKKKK deal on it)
LOL hey, don't get Alex too riled up... they still have to do my install on Monday...
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Some guy is selling his Helix FMIC $570 shipped. I'd jump on that of it's still for sale.
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Some guy is selling his Helix FMIC $570 shipped. I'd jump on that of it's still for sale.
I'm just gonna hire Wilson next time i need a part... hahaha Big Wil is a freakin HAWK on the lurk!
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Some guy is selling his Helix FMIC $570 shipped. I'd jump on that of it's still for sale.
That guy doesn't reply to anyone. Idk whats wrong with him.
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so i guess helix is the way to go... sounds good to me, thanks for the input guys, matt, i will be in contact with you, going to see if you can order it and install it... thanks once again everyone
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