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Old 02-14-2003, 03:17 PM   #1
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Default How long to install FMIC ?

Just got my APS FMIC in today.
I was wondering how long it takes to install.
Do I need any special tools?
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Old 02-14-2003, 08:32 PM   #2
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the DR500?
Thats what i got, it will take about one full day to do, I did it at night after work at about 3hrs a clip, for 3 days. So a full day is required. Did you get instructions with yours? You need a smaller battery too, PM with any more q's. What intake did you get?
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Old 02-14-2003, 09:01 PM   #3
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Smaller battery?

I got the instructions from aps (adobe format) and Says "U.S. market battery No. 51R required" Is that not what we have? Just wondering. I haven't installed it yet but am going to this wknd.

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Old 02-14-2003, 11:48 PM   #4
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nope, its smaller, same height and width, just about 5" from front to back. 450 or 550 CCA i forget. It does the job, I live out here in NJ and its been friggin cold lately, and the car turns right over. Check out this pic from our dinner meet, theres on on the first page, you can see the battery.
http://www.pbase.com/solidbreakz/meet_02_07
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Old 02-15-2003, 03:46 AM   #5
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So you guys are saying that you had to spend even more cash on a replacemnet (smaller) battery to make the APS front mount work??...

What are the intercooler pipes made from...steel or aluminium?

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Old 02-15-2003, 04:10 AM   #6
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So you guys are saying that you had to spend even more cash on a replacemnet (smaller) battery to make the APS front mount work??...

What are the intercooler pipes made from...steel or aluminium?

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yes the same problem all large front mounts have. You need to have a smaller or trunk mounted battery for easy fit. and give yourself 8-12 hours and you are much better off having a wide variety of tools available.

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Old 02-15-2003, 01:50 PM   #7
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yeah a whole nother 65 bucks!
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Old 02-15-2003, 10:00 PM   #8
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Thanks for the input everyone.
I was hoping to get it done in less than 8 hrs but I geuss it will take longer.

protouring72
I have the APS intake
All APS on my car
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Old 02-16-2003, 05:19 PM   #9
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took my mechanic and I about 3 hours to install the greddy fmic. smooth easy install.


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Old 02-16-2003, 05:51 PM   #10
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Thanks FIS of TX. sent me install instructions.
They said it would take about 3-4 hours.
Now if it would only warm up outside -5 deg this morning.
I'm praying for 50 deg weather to do this install.
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Old 02-17-2003, 01:07 AM   #11
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Jim,
budget a little more time than 3-4 hours, trust me. A have all APS stuff, the FMIC, CAI, and BOV. Oh, and you can expect a CEL for the intake too!
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Old 02-17-2003, 02:31 AM   #12
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sorry to hi-jack, but where did you guys get your APS from? And how much was it? THanks

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Old 04-14-2003, 09:10 AM   #13
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Jack,i got mine from www.thewrxstore.com. Nick and Scott are great guys and go to great lengths to satisfy their customers.i would recommend them!

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Old 04-14-2003, 11:16 AM   #14
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took my mechanic and I about 3 hours to install the greddy fmic. smooth easy install.


-melo
if you compare the greddy to the APS DR series it just looks like a baby and i can tell you from experience that putting a DR 650 on will require quite a bit of modification if you want it to fit just right.

Good luck.

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Old 04-17-2003, 11:50 PM   #15
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jim.. what after market battery did u go for after all.. you say the stock battery is too big for the dr500?

what about what kind of tools did u use to cut the bumper? can a dremel do the job? thanks
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Old 04-18-2003, 06:21 AM   #16
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i just finished installing the d/r 500 front mount.took my friends and i about 5 hours(3 other friends and i).it was longer than we all expected but it goes in very well.yes, you need another battery to clear the piping.my friend used a dremel and then a sander to cut th bumper, but i still need to trim the edges with an exacto knife or something similiar.good luck with your install.

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Old 04-19-2003, 03:43 AM   #17
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i know cutting the bumper is pretty hard.. now the dr500 comes with the template.. but thats only for the edge.. did u clear the whole vent section.. the lower center vent section is kinda restricted with the black unpainted guard.. how did u manage to cut all that out without cutting the painted surface? just exacto knife and dremel can do this job? thanks
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Old 04-19-2003, 04:54 AM   #18
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Default I wouldn't say cutting the bumper is hard,

it just takes a lot of time. Measure twice, cut once. But to get the bumper skin to fit right, you have to cut a few times. I can give you a hand, PM me if you need help. Did my intercooler/bumper lip myself.

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