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Old 01-16-2006, 09:56 PM   #101
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can some1 post more fmic pictures on 04-05 wrx. or STi's cuz yeah i wanna see how much of the core shows on the 04-05's...

if it was on a sti wud help much for me cuz i got 1 ... thx =D
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Old 01-16-2006, 10:22 PM   #102
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There are lots of pics in the original thread (linked in post #1). Several 04-05's.

I found the source of the 7 count I saw. I maxed out my injectors. Whoops. I'm going to say in general the car is running "safer". I don't even see the occasional 1 count I used to get. I'm still running a bit rich (low-mid 10's), but I was before as well. And it's also winter here, thus colder air (although its been in the 40's the past few weeks). I haven't tried logged intake temps. I'm curious to see how bad they really get. I don't have any logs from before to really compare, anyway.

I do have a clunk I need to track down which I think is the IC pipes. I get it when I start the engine and if I spike the throttle at high rpm. I'm going to see how high up I can get the piping to run from the TB to the passenger side because I want to use the Perrin GT-R kit with it. Right now my IC piping would interfere with the intake that kit uses.
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Old 01-18-2006, 11:53 PM   #103
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for those who got the FMIC, and are u using stock BOV. what do u need?
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Old 01-19-2006, 09:02 AM   #104
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for those who got the FMIC, and are u using stock BOV. what do u need?
You need to buy a TurboXS style BOV flange, bolt it backwards to the bypass valve, then get a hose to connect the outlet on the I/C pipng to the inlet on the flange that you bolted to the bypass valve.
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Old 01-19-2006, 12:52 PM   #105
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yoojeankim: have you read this thread? I think it might be a good idea... I posted pretty detailed pictures of my BOV setup which should answer all your questions. TypeC also posted pictures of his BOV setup which also uses the stock piece.

Here's the link again, writeups and pics, etc.:
http://freon.shackspace.com/car/fmic

I'm curious, did anyone else have problems with the MAF housing? My screw holes did not line up. I had to very slightly bore out the two small screw holes in my factory MAF doohickie to make it screw into the included shortram/MAF adapter. Someone in the old thread mentioned this (rather, PMS'd about it), so I'm assuming its just off on all or most of the kits. It is not bad, as there is a washer on the screws and the screws don't create the seal (there is an O-ring on the shaft). But, it is worth mentioning so you don't get too surprised when it doesn't fit perfect out of the box.
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Old 01-19-2006, 01:36 PM   #106
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ok, if i am running a Cobb stage 2, will it be safe to hook up the FMIC?? or do i need to wait till i get a street tuner and get it dyno tuned??
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Old 01-19-2006, 01:52 PM   #107
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ok, if i am running a Cobb stage 2, will it be safe to hook up the FMIC?? or do i need to wait till i get a street tuner and get it dyno tuned??
I put on a new turbo and the fmic at the same time and ran cobb stage 2. Granted, I stayed out of boost as much as possible and never went above 5 psi. So, yes, it can be done.
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Old 01-19-2006, 06:23 PM   #108
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I'm curious, did anyone else have problems with the MAF housing? My screw holes did not line up. I had to very slightly bore out the two small screw holes in my factory MAF doohickie to make it screw into the included shortram/MAF adapter.
Yes, I had to drill out the hole just a HAIR (maybe 1mm).

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ok, if i am running a Cobb stage 2, will it be safe to hook up the FMIC?? or do i need to wait till i get a street tuner and get it dyno tuned??
You will be fine. The AFR didn't change much (thanks to MAF).
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Old 01-21-2006, 04:01 AM   #109
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yoojeankim: have you read this thread? I think it might be a good idea... I posted pretty detailed pictures of my BOV setup which should answer all your questions. TypeC also posted pictures of his BOV setup which also uses the stock piece.

Here's the link again, writeups and pics, etc.:
http://freon.shackspace.com/car/fmic

I'm curious, did anyone else have problems with the MAF housing? My screw holes did not line up. I had to very slightly bore out the two small screw holes in my factory MAF doohickie to make it screw into the included shortram/MAF adapter. Someone in the old thread mentioned this (rather, PMS'd about it), so I'm assuming its just off on all or most of the kits. It is not bad, as there is a washer on the screws and the screws don't create the seal (there is an O-ring on the shaft). But, it is worth mentioning so you don't get too surprised when it doesn't fit perfect out of the box.

yeah i read all pages... trust me

im just trying to make sure before i buy =) KK? cant ppl double check =D
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Old 01-21-2006, 04:10 PM   #110
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Two more pics. I added some sticky back gasket material to keep the intake from hitting the fender and the IC piping. I had a clunk whenever the engine was torquing.

http://freon.shackspace.com/car/fmic/intakebuffer1.jpg
http://freon.shackspace.com/car/fmic/intakebuffer2.jpg

I also raised the passenger side IC piping higher to get a feel for how it will work once I get my rotated kit. I moved all the wiring and vacuum hoses below the IC pipe, raised it up a bit, and retightened the clamps to help hold the pipe higher.
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Old 01-22-2006, 12:20 AM   #111
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can't wait to get it =)
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Old 01-23-2006, 09:41 PM   #112
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Quick shot of my "stealth" fmic core:


This is going on an OBP STI so it'll be well hidden, but still thinking about screening on a large pink STI logo in the middle though.

-Jay
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Old 01-24-2006, 10:13 AM   #113
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Hey stealth buddy. OBP wagon here.

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Old 01-24-2006, 10:32 AM   #114
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My 04 STi was in an accident about a year ago, and I swear the shop did not put something together right in the front bumper area. I was wondering if one of you who has done this FMIC conversion might have a detailed photo record of the process which would show me all the support bracketry and what not that's supposed to hold the bumper to the body?

Thanks in advance, and sorry for the hijack...
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Old 01-24-2006, 10:41 AM   #115
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I might have a high res pic at home... if nobody else posts one, I will see if I can dig it up tonight.
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Old 01-24-2006, 11:11 AM   #116
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moose what u paint ur FMIC with to get it black

and also do u have more pics of it complete with bumper on

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Old 01-24-2006, 11:13 AM   #117
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o and just wondering has any1 contacted deedee lately? im not receiving any emails back.
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Old 01-24-2006, 05:46 PM   #118
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shameless plug- i have a bov (turbxs rb34 knockoff) that will fit the Ic piping for cheap. also 2 intakes that will work with the fmic, pm me if anyones interested



BTW- the connectors that they give you with the kit are crap, they are too short. I replaced all of them with much longer silicone sections... no blowouts!
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Old 01-24-2006, 11:46 PM   #119
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also... if any1 has 1... and was thinking bout selling it ! pm me

SSautochrome is out of stock rite now
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Old 01-25-2006, 02:41 PM   #120
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BTW- the connectors that they give you with the kit are crap, they are too short. I replaced all of them with much longer silicone sections... no blowouts!
No, I think your install is crap. They all fit perfectly fine for me. You don't want to have any gaps between hardpipes inside of the coupler. They are long enough to join the pipes and have at least 1" beyond the clamp (which is set after the pipe bead). The couplers are reinforced and very good.
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Old 01-25-2006, 03:07 PM   #121
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All my hoses worked fine. I left a small gap (1/4-1/2") between the pipes in the hoses so they wouldn't hit each other due to some minor flexing. They are plenty long, that's for sure.
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Old 01-26-2006, 01:30 AM   #122
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I agree, all my hose worked perfectly and I also left a little gap between pipes. Is ssautochrome really out of these kits again? Glad I bought mine when I did. Last time they were out for like 2-3 months.
On the painting topic if you want to paint your intercooler black you have to use a radiator type paint that is made to transfer heat, regular paint will trap the heat in and defeat the porpuse of your new intercooler. Just my o2.
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Old 01-26-2006, 01:47 AM   #123
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so if i got one of these before i did any other mods (intake and 3" catback is all i have right now) would i get any adverse effects? just wondering so i would have room to upgrade later
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Old 01-26-2006, 10:35 AM   #124
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20sti05, You will have more lag but other then that you won't notice to much of a different. That is kinda the same route I am going. I have Intake, 3.5 turboback, and a utec. Just piecing things together until I can afford a gt30r. You gotta love cars, they are never fast enough and never seem to have enough money to do want you want to them.
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Old 01-26-2006, 12:39 PM   #125
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man i wish i had seen these before i got the turboxs... i had some issues with fitment, with the left endtank piping pushing so much on the bumper that it was hard to put back on... these kits seem to have much better fitment.. the pictures i've seen look like the bumper is on there really nice.
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