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Old 13 Mar 2005, 07:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Why a FMIC

Just though I would try to explain the reason for the FMIC as some owners do not know what the benefits are.
On the classic scoob the bonnet scoop is smaller than the newer models. It is a well known fact that the classic scoop is not efficient at speeds of over 100 MPH. ops:
On my car I had air inlet temps of 30-35 deg at a constant 70-80 mph at 100-110 the temps would rise very fast to 50-60 deg On the rolling road I even had temps of 78 deg even though I had a large fan and water spraying on the intercooler. As you know high inlet temps mean det. The cooler you can keep the air the more power you can run. With the FMIC I get temps of 19 deg but it is still winter I will expect higher in summer but you can see the difference in temps I am getting at this moment.
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Old 13 Mar 2005, 07:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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cheers bob mate & thanx for clearing it all up :wink: :wink:
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Old 13 Mar 2005, 08:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Bob. Good bit of info and well explained...... Thanks
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Old 13 Mar 2005, 08:29 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Just booked mine in to be done, Hybrid Fmic courtesy of Harvey. I went down that route for all the above mentioned reasons on top of that the next bunch of mods include larger turbo possbly VF35, bigger injectors etc i'm not happy that the standard intercooler on my car is up to the job, fmic's look cool to
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Old 13 Mar 2005, 08:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Hi i8gtmf ?
I have only heard good things about Harvey's intercoolers. At the price he charges you cannot go wrong. 8)
Wonder if Harvey will give you a ride in his beast, one serious motor.
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Old 13 Mar 2005, 08:37 PM   #6 (permalink)
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i'm with ya on that one front mounts look the biz but what i'm thinking is i have got and intercooler off an sti8 coming my way and i'm gonna put that on and a bigger bonnet scoop hopefully that will work out ok :?
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Old 13 Mar 2005, 08:40 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I have not had a look at any temps from a new age. The intercoolers are bigger and the scoop is bigger so I would think the temps are going to be much lower.
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Old 13 Mar 2005, 08:45 PM   #8 (permalink)
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hopefully it will work out ok on my classic but my mates having a chargecooler fitted to his sti8 TSL have just developed a kit they say they work well
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Old 13 Mar 2005, 08:49 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Saw the FMIC they put on the sti8's at Tiley's one massive intercooler. 8)
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Old 13 Mar 2005, 09:04 PM   #10 (permalink)
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TSL have just developed a forward facing inlet manifold so your pipes come out the front bet that would cut down on lag also looks cool 8)
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Old 16 Mar 2005, 09:28 PM   #11 (permalink)
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ok so im gonna throw a spanner in the works now, please read this-http://www.spdusa.com/big_intercooler.htm
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Old 17 Mar 2005, 02:19 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Basicly saying you do not need a front mount for a STD scoob. But if you are running 350 then it is advisable.
I have upgraded the turbo and do not want to go any bigger due to lag at lower revs. As I have said I still get high inlet temps so went for the FMIC and the temps are right down now.
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My cars currently running 292 so once iv'e replaced the turbo and injectors for me the fmic is a must, agree with the comments on standard cars the standard top mount is more than adequate
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My cars currently running 292 so once iv'e replaced the turbo and injectors for me the fmic is a must, agree with the comments on standard cars the standard top mount is more than adequate

But even on a top mount at constant 100 mph + watch the inlet temps rise.
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