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      07-27-2018, 09:10 AM   #551
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What's your opinion on using a 7.5hd intercooler on fbo + meth?I got stock turbos but planning to upgrade the next year...
Is it too much?
I'm in doubt, I don't know if buying a 7hd like vrsf, 7.5hd like the new phoenix/bms or a cheapest Chinese 7.5 but non HD fin
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What's your opinion on using a 7.5hd intercooler on fbo + meth?I got stock turbos but planning to upgrade the next year...
Is it too much?
I'm in doubt, I don't know if buying a 7hd like vrsf, 7.5hd like the new phoenix/bms or a cheapest Chinese 7.5 but non HD fin
I would go with the 7" HD since you are using methanol which helps with cooling as well.
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I would go with the 7" HD since you are using methanol which helps with cooling as well.
Thank you Mike, I figured the 7.5 would have been exaggerated...
Probably I would buy it from you in a few weeks...
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Thank you Mike, I figured the 7.5 would have been exaggerated...
Probably I would buy it from you in a few weeks...
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Okay I need help on which fmic I should get for my 335i, I got stock turbos planning to upgrade:
•Charge pipe with hks bov
•Jb4 tune
•catless downpipes
•Already have dual cone air intakes with air scoops

I need help or good advice on which fmic to get for the best results with those bolt ons listed above pleaseee😭🙏🏼
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Okay I need help on which fmic I should get for my 335i, I got stock turbos planning to upgrade:
•Charge pipe with hks bov
•Jb4 tune
•catless downpipes
•Already have dual cone air intakes with air scoops

I need help or good advice on which fmic to get for the best results with those bolt ons listed above pleaseee������
Wagner EVO II Competition and VRSF 7" High Density are top contenders for best result.
Evolution Racewerks is another really good option
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Wagner EVO II Competition and VRSF 7" High Density are top contenders for best result.
Evolution Racewerks is another really good option
Which one do you honestly recommend?
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Which one do you honestly recommend?
Can only speak from experience with the VRSF but it was 100% worth the upgrade from stock.
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Can only speak from experience with the VRSF but it was 100% worth the upgrade from stock.
Had my eye on that vrsf 7”HD for a while but wasn’t sure, cheap price, and good reviews. I’m going with that thanks for your help🙏🏼
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Had my eye on that vrsf 7”HD for a while but wasn’t sure, cheap price, and good reviews. I’m going with that thanks for your help🙏🏼
You won't regret it! Feel free to check out my review thread on the 7HD, the reliability makes it a great investment regardless of your power goals.
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Had my eye on that vrsf 7”HD for a while but wasn’t sure, cheap price, and good reviews. I’m going with that thanks for your help🙏🏼
You will not regret going with the VRSF 7" HD
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Wagner EVO II Competition and VRSF 7" High Density are top contenders for best result.
Evolution Racewerks is another really good option
ER has really stood the test of time hasn’t it? Surprising that it still can compete with the newer options out there.
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ER has really stood the test of time hasn’t it? Surprising that it still can compete with the newer options out there.
ER makes a phenomenal product and they're always one of the only options we would ever recommend if our products are out of stock but the VRSF 7" HD will outperform the ER intercooler at almost half the cost.

If you do a quick search you'll quite a few comparison threads where customers have upgraded from the ER to our similarly sized 7" HD or our much larger Race intercooler where their IAT's actually drop during pulls.

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ER has really stood the test of time hasn’t it? Surprising that it still can compete with the newer options out there.
Agree, they make a fine product i had it on my N54 and it worked great
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