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Old 05-09-2004, 03:00 AM   #1
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Okay, I have a MY2002 EJ25 RS and I have looked all over the place but I can't find what I want. What I am looking for is a front mount intercooler turbo kit that doesn't interfere with the fog lights. Anyone know where I can find this?
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Old 05-09-2004, 03:03 AM   #2
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kit doesn't exist right now. you will have to wait or piece one together yourself.
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Old 05-09-2004, 03:25 AM   #3
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Old 05-09-2004, 08:01 AM   #4
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i've seen a WRX with front mount intercooler and still have the fog lights...it should fits the 2.5 RS...
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Old 05-09-2004, 02:32 PM   #5
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Oh, don't get me wrong, you can do a FMIC on our GC8's but you have to piece it together your self, or modify the kit once you have it. And most likely you will have to do custom pipes. search this forum about FMIC and there should be some threads by me and some other guys about them, and there were some good links.
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Old 05-09-2004, 03:27 PM   #6
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Why not look at getting a non-intercooled turbo kit, then having a shop mount a FMIC and custom-make you the piping? That's what I did, and the FMIC + piping + labor only cost me $950, and the FMIC dosen't get in the way of the fogs.

I think any FMIC kit you find is easily going to cost at least that, and heck, even when Tom at Ludespeed was still making kits, his price on a TMIC was $700 alone...
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Old 05-09-2004, 03:35 PM   #7
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Since you have a 2002..any wrx FMIC should fit. You'd just need custom piping made.

BTW...why go FMIC? Could probably get a REX hood here used fairlt cheap and the 2002 EJ25's are only good for up to 5psi (IIRC).
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I thought about that, but long time ago I saw stats that said a front mount is bigger and works a lot better then one that sits on top of the engine. I saw it in like Sport Compact Car or Import Tuner, I can't remember where. Plus I think it looks a lot better, I still might try to get a REX hood if I can find a way to filter the air, then have it go over the engine just for cool purposes. I want vents in my hood to dissapte heat like the ones on the older models.
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Old 05-09-2004, 05:24 PM   #9
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TMIC vs FMIC doesn't really make that big of a difference unless you are talking some serious PSI. but i think for what we do with our cars, i don't think it's going to matter that much. i think it comes down to what you want.
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Old 05-09-2004, 09:18 PM   #10
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FMIC cars aren't nearly as fun to drive as TMIC's either, much more laggy. If you only plan on running 5psi a front mount is total overkill. On that level of boost you MIGHT pick up 10hp at the expense of MUCH responsiveness.
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I plan on running 8psi at least still more work is done to the car and then I will go higher.
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I think I heard from some where that the 2002-up ej25's couldn't hold more than 4-5psi reliably. Check that out first.
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Old 05-10-2004, 10:34 AM   #13
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huh? go GC's!!!!
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Buy a nice big core and get pipes custom made and you should be pushing a healthy PSI to make it effective.
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so in theory here, correct me if i'm wrong, even on the stock motor, if we do a bigger FMIC we can crank up the boost and not hurt anything??? TRUE?
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No, I was saying that for a big FMIC to work efficiently you should be pushing higher than 5psi. You should not crank the boost on a stock EJ25 even with a Big FMIC.

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so in theory here, correct me if i'm wrong, even on the stock motor, if we do a bigger FMIC we can crank up the boost and not hurt anything??? TRUE?
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just wondering if it worked that way at all. Thanks.
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Wait till FAT gets his new kits sorted out .
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http://www.isrperformance.com/main.html

click on the "intercooler" link. should be the first one. mrt.
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what new kits??? you got my attention
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Lightbulb front mount VS top mount

YES a FMIC looks much better than its comparison.
But if your only gona be running 8 pounds of boost, you will actualy be HURTING your performance.

As a turbocharger spools it generates heat. And the more it boosts the hotter the incoming air becomes.

I'm not sure on the exact measure of temperature rise vs boost level. BUT @ only 8 PSI you will only see a moderate gain in intake temperature, therefore the addition of the extra piping and the extra air needed to flow through the vast distance of intercooler piping will actualy SLOW down your boost. and the added bennefit of a couple degrees colder(more dense) incoming air will be less benneficial.
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I have seen turbokits.com have this kit with FMIC. :-)

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Old 05-11-2004, 02:19 PM   #24
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Same here, more details please! Is this the same one kastle spoke about, that lets you keep the stock fogs?
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that kit requires imense customization, I've been told its actualy easier to fabricate your own.

But it actualy USES the hoodscoop for cold air intake
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