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Old 06-01-2003, 03:25 PM   #1
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Default 2.5RS Front Mount Intercooler Installation Guide PICS|TIPS|NOTES

I recently had the great pleasure of installing a FRONT MOUNT INTERCOOLER on my 2.5RS, I have received alot of email and messages from people who were interested in doing the same thing, but were worried about the installation and did not know what to do, what to get, how to install it and etc.

Well, I decided to install it, and provide hints and tips for everyone else. This is not exactly a step by step guide, but I try to aid you through every procedure and fabrication step.

You should have a very easy time installing an FMIC system with my guide, I hope it helps you, I wish I had something like this when I was doing it - because it was a very tough job.

I listed all of the additional parts you need, and etc...

The guide is available at this address:

http://www.nissanclub.com/COMMUNITY/imprezafmic/

ENJOY! HOPE IT HELPS!
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Old 06-01-2003, 11:50 PM   #2
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Looks sweet! Very detailed instructions... that is a lot of writing.
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Old 06-01-2003, 11:57 PM   #3
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WOW!!! a big help exactly what i was looking for!
btw HAHAHAHAHA:

"After reinstalling the bumper, you will notice that the intercooler is freakishly huge and you may shriek like a little girl with happiness. "
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Old 06-02-2003, 12:56 AM   #4
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WOW!!! a big help exactly what i was looking for!
btw HAHAHAHAHA:

"After reinstalling the bumper, you will notice that the intercooler is freakishly huge and you may shriek like a little girl with happiness. "
$5 please.
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Old 06-02-2003, 12:43 PM   #5
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damn taxes....
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Old 06-02-2003, 02:12 PM   #6
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Is that an air horn you installed by the throttle body?
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Old 06-02-2003, 10:09 PM   #7
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Was there any performance gain?
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Old 06-03-2003, 01:08 AM   #8
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Was there any performance gain?
The performance gain was impressive. I know there is an age-old debate about TMIC vs. FMIC - but honestly - TMIC are bull****. I had a huge spearco TMIC, all it did was absorb the heat and etc. The FMIC uncorked the turbo kit potential, I felt alot more power. Lag - bs - no real lag.
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Old 06-03-2003, 09:16 AM   #9
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Did you dyno before? Are you going to dyno now?
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Old 06-03-2003, 09:58 AM   #10
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Did you dyno before? Are you going to dyno now?
Haven't dyno'ed, but the change was big enough for me to actually feel, especially after boosting a couple of times and standing in traffic - there is no heat soak as it was with TMIC - everything is super groovy.
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Old 06-03-2003, 11:25 AM   #11
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Can you take a picture of it head on?
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Old 06-04-2003, 03:44 AM   #12
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any US distributors?
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Old 06-04-2003, 10:06 AM   #13
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You don't need a US distributor, the shipping from australia really fast, and it does not cost that much.
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Old 06-04-2003, 10:21 AM   #14
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I didn't see any prices...
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Old 06-04-2003, 11:36 AM   #15
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Can the Samco ducting handle 15-20 PSI from a 16G?
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Old 06-04-2003, 01:07 PM   #16
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Can the Samco ducting handle 15-20 PSI from a 16G?
As I have clearly said in the article, the SAMCO hoses are tested to withstand 150 psi or so.
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Old 06-04-2003, 01:15 PM   #17
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Oops I read that line wrong.
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Old 06-04-2003, 02:38 PM   #18
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Awesome pic, great for pointing out what you did, however, i'm intrigued by your choice of beer I dig the stuff too! 97 calories and 2.6g carbs, how can you not!?

But the setup looks awesome, just make sure you throw back too many ultras and then decide to rearrange your ic with a telephone pole! Cheers on the work mate, thanks for the writeup!

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Old 06-04-2003, 02:42 PM   #19
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LOL I knew it was a matter of minutes before I would be called out on the girlie beers. If it is not too late, can I call the "Those are my girlfriend's?" defense?
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Old 06-04-2003, 03:47 PM   #20
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No need, i enjoy the beer and am very much a man... It get's the job done and hell tastes good too... And if you liek to watch yer girlish figure, it helps... have fun, Cheers!
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