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Old 03-01-2013, 11:25 AM   #1
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Is it worth the money to do a FMIC on my 07 wrx if I havent upgraded anything else like the turbo. I like the look of the FMIC as well as the idea of the car getting fresh air. Im always thinking about my next upgrade but dont want to purchase things in the wrong order. or would money be well spent on a intake system?
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Old 03-01-2013, 11:34 AM   #2
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Fresh air? No.


Don't get a cheap ass one or it will hurt performance
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Old 03-01-2013, 11:48 AM   #3
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oh serious. thanks thats probably what I would of done too....
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Old 03-01-2013, 01:03 PM   #4
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It just has the potential to cool the compressed air better not suck up fresh air from the outside
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Old 03-02-2013, 07:06 AM   #5
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Never go cheap out on parts it will come back to bite you in the long run. That being said instead of intake right away look into a Stage 1 which is pretty much just a filter and accesport with a stage 1 map two that come to mind are Perrin and Cobb. you will see significant gains over stock.

And this is just my opinion but a upgraded TMIC would probably see you through unless you plan on upgrading to a bigger turbo. And like "WhatTurboLag" said the intercooler isnt the intake it is only to cool the air going into the turbo which helps make it more dense.
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Old 03-02-2013, 12:44 PM   #6
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no fmic is not a ideal upgrade.

a larger tmic would be better.
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Old 03-17-2013, 12:48 AM   #7
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i'm gonna piggyback on this thread because I can't find a good one for talking about when you need what intercooler,
I got a 05 wrx with a sti turbo, fuel system, full exhaust including uppipe and bellmouth dp and a fat tune running 20.1 psi but I'm still on the stock intercooler. I'm gonna throw a CAI on it soon and a better intercooler but i'm trying to decide if I want the lag of the fmic or if a fat top mount would do the trick. I'm probably 280-300 whp right now and looking to land somewhere slightly over 300 after this and a retune.
right now I get a lot of heat soak and lose performance after a long drive so i'm kinda iffy on a top mount. it's just a 2.0litre running a sti turbo tho and a vf39 at that so i'm kinda worried about the lag of a front mount.
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Old 03-17-2013, 12:51 AM   #8
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Also, larful, spend your money getting intake and exhaust and a road tune, skip the accessport and the front mount for now. the tune alone will make you feel like you're driving a new car
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:06 PM   #9
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i wouldnt put a fmic on a car until the turbo is so large a big tmic cant keep up... Have you seen the "bumper beam" on the GOOD brands of FMIC its like a 1x2 steel beam compared to the huge stock one. Most dont even come with that and expect you to either remove it or trim it down with a cutter. Would hate to have a fender bender with that in my car for a stock turbo.
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