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Old 01-08-2012, 07:23 PM   #1
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Default Godspeed FMIC Installed by SubyKing Motorsport

Let me first preface by saying that, although I am an avid Subie enthusiast, I am not one who really knows about motor builds, fabrication, etc. This car was a stock 2.5 RS (at one point) and received a budget STi swap; No built motor, forged internals...nothing.

In any event, I bought a Godspeed FMIC kit with the intention of installing it right away. I have been spending a great deal of time at work (VFX), so my time to install this, or anything on the car for that matter, has been extremely limited.

But after hearing a lot of positive feedback about Noam Eli, owner of SubyKing Motorsport, (and since I had some free time) I finally decided to take it out of the garage and get it installed.


SK_FMIC_12 by dubS|Films, on Flickr


SK_FMIC_13 by dubS|Films, on Flickr


SK_FMIC_14 by dubS|Films, on Flickr

One of the great things about SubyKing is that they are able to cut and TIG weld in-house. For this particular kit, a large chunk of my bumper beam had to be removed, so Noam got to work with the hack saw


SK_FMIC_17 by dubS|Films, on Flickr


SK_FMIC_03 by dubS|Films, on Flickr


SK_FMIC_05 by dubS|Films, on Flickr


SK_FMIC_15 by dubS|Films, on Flickr


SK_FMIC_18 by dubS|Films, on Flickr

Now the task at hand was to attempt to add some support to the beam as well as provide a place to mount the core. So Noam positioned and welded a thick piece of steel behind the remainder of the beam.


SK_FMIC_06 by dubS|Films, on Flickr
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Old 01-08-2012, 07:23 PM   #2
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SK_FMIC_07 by dubS|Films, on Flickr


SK_FMIC_02 by dubS|Films, on Flickr


SK_FMIC_08 by dubS|Films, on Flickr

Checking the fitment


SK_FMIC_09 by dubS|Films, on Flickr


SK_FMIC_10 by dubS|Films, on Flickr

As you can see, the housing for the fog lights was barely getting in the way of the piping...So more sawing!


SK_FMIC_19 by dubS|Films, on Flickr


SK_FMIC_20 by dubS|Films, on Flickr


SK_FMIC_11 by dubS|Films, on Flickr

That's a lot better!


SK_FMIC_21 by dubS|Films, on Flickr

All that cutting and fabrication had taken a bit longer than we all expected, so we decided to flat black the core, tape up both side openings and call it a night. It was rather amusing to be driving around with an "interfooler" for a few days.

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Old 01-08-2012, 07:24 PM   #3
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I stopped by that following weekend to prepare for Phase II. At first, Noam was very happy with the fitment only to realize that it was only the first pipe he put in that seemed to fit well. All the ones that remained needed to either be cut or needed to have additional length added to them....and so the real fun began.


SK_FMIC_24 by dubS|Films, on Flickr


SK_FMIC_25 by dubS|Films, on Flickr


SK_FMIC_26 by dubS|Films, on Flickr


SK_FMIC_27 by dubS|Films, on Flickr


SK_FMIC_33 by dubS|Films, on Flickr


SK_FMIC_34 by dubS|Films, on Flickr


SK_FMIC_28 by dubS|Films, on Flickr


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Old 01-08-2012, 07:24 PM   #4
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For whatever reason, the coupler that I had bought was not exactly the right one for my stock bypass valve. I had purchased a TurboXS coupler and - upon installing - found out that it was really made for TurboXS's BOV. But rather than put the whole install on hold and order a new part, Noam used his welding skills to make it work


SK_FMIC_38 by dubS|Films, on Flickr


SK_FMIC_41 by dubS|Films, on Flickr


SK_FMIC_35 by dubS|Films, on Flickr


SK_FMIC_39 by dubS|Films, on Flickr


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Old 01-08-2012, 07:24 PM   #5
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The piping that went to the passenger side of the core needed to be extended.


SK_FMIC_43 by dubS|Films, on Flickr


SK_FMIC_29 by dubS|Films, on Flickr


SK_FMIC_31 by dubS|Films, on Flickr


SK_FMIC_44 by dubS|Films, on Flickr

When I have more time (and the weather gets nicer) I will take better pictures of the completed setup. I have been putting off a new clutch for a while now so that will need to be done first before a tune. The car runs great though.

Thanks SubyKing!

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Old 01-08-2012, 07:25 PM   #6
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reserved too many spots...whoops.

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Old 01-09-2012, 12:05 AM   #7
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a shame the core doesnt fill up the whole airdam
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Old 01-09-2012, 02:02 PM   #8
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So this is what you have been up too Really happy to see you didnt sell it. Looking forward to see the rest of this.
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So, cliffs notes: godspeed fmic fits like crap and everything has to be modded to fit.



why did they trim the entire bumper trim instead of where the core and piping was? Can you even put fog covers on?
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Old 01-09-2012, 09:55 PM   #10
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The piping that went to the passenger side of the core needed to be extended.
There's a shocker. Glad to see you made it work though.
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Old 01-10-2012, 12:17 AM   #11
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a shame the core doesnt fill up the whole airdam
Yah man, definitely agree with you on that one.

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So this is what you have been up too Really happy to see you didnt sell it. Looking forward to see the rest of this.
Haha yeah. I haven't even had time to think about selling it since I started at this company almost a year ago.

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So, cliffs notes: godspeed fmic fits like crap and everything has to be modded to fit.
You are correct. And I was lucky to have SubyKing on my side

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why did they trim the entire bumper trim instead of where the core and piping was? Can you even put fog covers on?
I'm not really sure what you are asking, but what I can tell you is that the area where the fog lights normally sit needed to be removed because the piping was getting in the way. That bumper was on SubyKing's road-racing car...I traded bumpers with him.

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There's a shocker. Glad to see you made it work though.
Again, all thanks to Noam
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Old 01-10-2012, 12:58 AM   #12
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So how much was the Ebay intercooler and how much was the labor for install? There are plenty of kits on the market that might cost a little more but fit much better. Or was the labor in exchange for this little infomercial I feel like I sat through?
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Glad to see you still have the car fool!!! Congrats on the front mount
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Hey Dave. Yeah haven't had time to sell it. Gonna throw the RS hood back on...custom artwork to come
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Well the thing is that this kit didn't come with a new bumper support (FMIC support) so I did what I do on most of the high end Subarus that I build.
I like to use the OEM bumper beam and cut out whatever is in the way, but I also install a 1"X1" heavy-gauge steel beam to maintain structure and strength. But what i really like about the kit is that it's all aluminum.

There are two major benefits for doing this: First, in the event that there is a front end collision, you will need that structure to help your Subaru do what it was designed to do: Save your ass! The second reason is commonly overlooked. When you remove the bumper beam from the two frame rails on your car, you allow the frame to flex a lot more, thus making your front suspension sloppy during hard barking and cornering. The last time I went drifting at the DriftZombies event in Queens, I drove into a street poll. Thanks to the welded reinforcement, my intercooler didn't collapse into itself. It just got pushed back about half an inch



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Old 09-15-2013, 10:26 PM   #16
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I STRONGLY advise everyone take your subaru here if you want to be ripped off! The ford dealership across the street will perform higher quality work than what this guy Noam can only accomplish in his dreams! He is anything but professional, clear your schedule for next 2 weeks if your getting any work done, your car will need to re visit his shop several times before he will figure out what he has to do and then even think about getting the job done.. If your ready for a good laugh, have him weld for you! Hes one of those people that can bs you perfectly before you decide to drop the car off and especially after he writes your bill! There is no professionalism dealing with Noam! Theres no way this guy gets return business other than kids in the area who think they are getting a deal... or just like his pink rims! Please dont just take my word for it... if his work was that great, why have you never seen the front end complete on his own car
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I STRONGLY advise everyone take your subaru here if you want to be ripped off! The ford dealership across the street will perform higher quality work than what this guy Noam can only accomplish in his dreams! He is anything but professional, clear your schedule for next 2 weeks if your getting any work done, your car will need to re visit his shop several times before he will figure out what he has to do and then even think about getting the job done.. If your ready for a good laugh, have him weld for you! Hes one of those people that can bs you perfectly before you decide to drop the car off and especially after he writes your bill! There is no professionalism dealing with Noam! Theres no way this guy gets return business other than kids in the area who think they are getting a deal... or just like his pink rims! Please dont just take my word for it... if his work was that great, why have you never seen the front end complete on his own car

Yea i would totally have to agree with you on that one!!
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Judging by the pics, those welds are shocking and the FMIC is horrid.
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Old 09-18-2013, 10:04 PM   #19
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i hate to say it but i have to agree with everyone else. you paid a cheap price for an ebay intercooler, and wound up spending more money and lots more time fabbing it to fit. Ive also learned the hard way just to do it right the first time.
It would have been way different if the core was like a Precision unit with endtanks where i could justify fabbing the piping.
To each his own i guess. Good write up though
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