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      08-02-2012, 05:32 PM   #23
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FWIW, I've done extensive logging of the stock FMIC and it really doesn't do that bad of a job on *JUST* 3rd gear pulls on the highway.

The real test is a full gear pass.... going WOT through 1st and 2nd heats the core up SIGNIFICANTLY, then the 3rd gear log looks a LOT different.

So a real significant test would be to do a full pass first through third and then check out the deltas.... hell, I've had some 3rd gear only passes only change 15F with the stock FMIC if I was cruising in 6th for a mile or so before hand.
Yeah, countless scenarios could be done.
Here in AZ the stock FMIC basically universally sucks.
It's log was the first pull and it rose a good bit more than 15F and didn't even reach redline.

I just did the comparison for my own curiosity really. I could already feel the difference in the 'butt dyno' Also for the idiots who claimed it was possible for it to be no better than stock.
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Interested. Need more info would like to support Cobb fmic + at a $499 price or less.
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What is the volume %, of the fmic in the OP, over stock ?
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Interested. Need more info would like to support Cobb fmic + at a $499 price or less.
It's a good bit cheaper than that.
http://www.vrspeedfactory.com/index....oduct_id=24715
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What is the volume %, of the fmic in the OP, over stock ?
Good ? Tiago would have to answer
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It's funny that a charge pipe is about the price of this IC. I'm going to have to get one. I like the fact that it doesn't block the radiator much more than the stock one.
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It's funny that a charge pipe is about the price of this IC. I'm going to have to get one. I like the fact that it doesn't block the radiator much more than the stock one.
Really, that is funny.
Maybe Tiago should do a chargepipe minus the BMW tax as well.
Hint hint...
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Really, that is funny.
Maybe Tiago should do a chargepipe minus the BMW tax as well.
Hint hint...
Working on it

I'll have the dimensions in th AM!
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Working on it

I'll have the dimensions in th AM!
On that 7" FMIC, what is the volume % over stock ?
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It's funny that a charge pipe is about the price of this IC. I'm going to have to get one. I like the fact that it doesn't block the radiator much more than the stock one.

Ive been wanting a charge pipe but not willing to pay $400+. I'm sure eventually Tiago will hook it up. Thanks Tiago for the great products at reasonable prices..
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That charge pipe should be >150. I've been tempted to just weld one up myself. I'm pretty sure I would rather have the forge DV's then a BOV on my BMW.
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On that 7" FMIC, what is the volume % over stock ?
Its does not look much bigger than stock
The fins in the first picture all the way to Left have holes in them
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On that 7" FMIC, what is the volume % over stock ?
Its does not look much bigger than stock
The fins in the first picture all the way to Left have holes in them
No clue what holes you refer to.

It's much larger IMO. Also say more dense. Weighs over 2x stock. Due to higher density core I imagine.
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Just ordered mine, so stoked! How does it look with the bumper on, do you have any installed pics?
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Just ordered mine, so stoked! How does it look with the bumper on, do you have any installed pics?
I'll post one later I have now
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Its does not look much bigger than stock
The fins in the first picture all the way to Left have holes in them
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No clue what holes you refer to.

It's much larger IMO. Also say more dense. Weighs over 2x stock. Due to higher density core I imagine.
The FMIC surely looks bigger than the stock, what I want to know is how much more air volume it has over stock.

I have the Dinan FMIC, and it has 93% increase in volume over stock which means it can hold 93% more air over stock

This is really important in the specs of a FMIC and its future capabilities when gettign turbo upgrade or turning up boost
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The FMIC surely looks bigger than the stock, what I want to know is how much more air volume it has over stock.

I have the Dinan FMIC, and it has 93% increase in volume over stock which means it can hold 93% more air over stock

This is really important in the specs of a FMIC and its future capabilities when gettign turbo upgrade or turning up boost
+1. I would like to know as well.
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No clue what holes you refer to.

It's much larger IMO. Also say more dense. Weighs over 2x stock. Due to higher density core I imagine.
When I get a chance I will circle it in photoshop
But is your fin photos the left side of the core seems to be out of place
Which means the quality is ass
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When I get a chance I will circle it in photoshop
But is your fin photos the left side of the core seems to be out of place
Which means the quality is ass
I was scrutinizing the picture since you mentioned it.
At the far left side near end tank I do see some that are bent.
Otherwise not sure. Performs well for me
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When I get a chance I will circle it in photoshop
But is your fin photos the left side of the core seems to be out of place
Which means the quality is ass
We were all out of stock of packing materials when the review sets arrived so we had to make due with what was available which resulted in a few bent fins. This isn't a quality issue, it was something our shipping department was responsible for. There are no "missing fins". All future orders will be packed with more/better materials to prevent this kind of thing.

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