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Old 10-30-2012, 04:16 PM   #4268
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Chapter/Region: South East
Location: Jax, FL
09 135i 6MT FBO
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just an FYI to all... my friend recently got in an accident and since he had a FMIC which required the removal of his crash bar, the damage was much more significant than it should have been.

Long story short, insurance covered the repairs but little did anyone know, the crash damaged the water pump causing the car to overheat and warp the heads/block. The insurance co found out about the removed bumper beam and told him to screw off when he asked to have the engine rebuilt. He had to cover the entire engine rebuild out of pocket.

So, let this be a lesson to anyone here thinking about getting a fmic... KEEP YOUR CRASH BAR or have a nice solid/sturdy one fabricated because not having one will cost you... and that aluminum bracket holding the intercooler is NOT a solid bracket.

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