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Old 12-29-2005, 01:26 AM   #24
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2009 BMW 135i


Originally Posted by WRX-ERROR
Yeah I remember TurboXS saying they were trying to stop the import of them since they were a clear copy of their FMIC but I'm guessing that didn't happen. US laws just don't apply to places like China and I doubt they will ever be able to do anything about it.
SSA is in North Carolina and doing the selling. I can't make fake Nike shoes in China and sell them here, either. Now, you may have trouble stopping some guy in China selling fake Nikes mailorder over the internet if there is no vendor here.

I'd consider the kit well equipped. They leave out a 3" ID cone airfilter element and a 2.5 to 2.75 hose, but include a shortram MAF piece, vacuum hose (presumably to replace the metal tubes on the front of the factory IC that are removed?), a coolant overflow tank, nice machine screw style hose clamps, etc.

I'm not sure if SS or aluminum is better. I'd probably tend towards aluminum, but I doubt it really matters much. Both are pretty thin in this application. As long as they don't break I'd call it moot. The SSA is stainless and pretty lightweight. The core is aluminum (duh) and pretty damn heavy. Stainless is pretty bling, which could be a good or bad thing. Again, I'd probably pick aluminum if I had a choice.

I'll try to remember to weigh the parts, but I only have a bathroom scale. I should be able to get a reasonable number for the core at least.
yeah locking an important thread, instead of just editing out the 2-3 offending posts and issuing points, that was a GREAT idea.
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