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r5matt

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front mount or grille mount
« on: 16:15, Tue 13 January 2009 »
At the same time am doing the headgasket i am going to possibly fit a fmic or gmic trouble is i wanted a standerd look , so thats why i was contemplating the gmic you know simular to that of what ktec sell , just i wont mug myself off with them , probs find a universal version , will this provide me with the same sort of benifit ? or should i just fit a front mount simular to that of Steves 5' the one in "do it your self" ? what should i do

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« Reply #1 on: 16:55, Tue 13 January 2009 »
Forge sell there FMIC that allows you to keep the standard bumper, you don't have to cut it either if you don't want to.

What about a double capacity intercooler? You can fit that in the normal position without any external modifications.

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« Reply #2 on: 17:03, Tue 13 January 2009 »
yeah i was looking at that , trouble  is with out sounding like a cheap scape i dont want to pay forge prices , they seem to do a ktec , bump everthing up by another 100 pounds but i shall keep there product in mind

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« Reply #3 on: 19:30, Tue 13 January 2009 »
am fitting a fmic as we speak, and theres lots availlable to fit behind the standard bumper.

Go with either a 550x180x65 (you will have to cut front cross member)
or a 550x140x65 and this way you dont have to cut the cross member

Then pipe it up, for intercooler to carb i used
3x 90 degree silicone bends, and 2 straight bits of pipe and a joiner for the carb top, and a couple metal joiners for pipe work.

Havnt done turbo side yet, but probs a couple 90's and a 45 shoudl do the job
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« Reply #4 on: 10:34, Wed 14 January 2009 »
For your aims I think, as James mentioned, best one is universal 550x140x65 Ic that can be bought for 65-70 quids. You can place it between foglights or in the grill but this second setup will be more tricky because of alternator.

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« Reply #5 on: 14:25, Wed 14 January 2009 »
if your not scared of a bit of crossmember mod... here is mine






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« Reply #6 on: 17:45, Wed 14 January 2009 »
argh so thats where yours disapeard to marky lol i was looking at your feature then saw your car else where n thought where your fmic whent to , i may have to just settle with loosing some crossmember am not worried lets be honest 80% of the time if these cars are hit there nearly right ofs i dont really see what that minimal crossmember will do , dont get me wrong i know they are there for a reason but these cars crumble any ways , ill probs do the same as your marky , BUT james if you could get some pictures up would be brill mae give me an idea of what your up to aswell

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« Reply #7 on: 18:45, Wed 14 January 2009 »
i was thinking about doing this whilst im doing the rest! is that panel not really structual? obviously markeys is a top job with what looks like a pretty hefty brace! think thats how id do it and make it removable also  8) is there any other issues markey when doing this? car looks awesome btw :D

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« Reply #8 on: 19:14, Wed 14 January 2009 »
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Go with either a 550x180x65 (you will have to cut front cross member)
or a 550x140x65 and this way you dont have to cut the cross member


is this overall size or core size?
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« Reply #9 on: 19:17, Wed 14 January 2009 »
yeah good point and where can you obtain this intercooler from?

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« Reply #10 on: 19:24, Wed 14 January 2009 »

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« Reply #11 on: 19:28, Wed 14 January 2009 »
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Intercooler-SIZE- ... dZViewItem

 i found this one, its very tempting at such a low price
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« Reply #12 on: 19:30, Wed 14 January 2009 »
ive chosen this fmic http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/FMIC-FFRONT-MOUNT ... m153.l1262

this should fit nicley . what do u lot think?

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« Reply #13 on: 19:31, Wed 14 January 2009 »
This is mine, finished it today, i can even fit the standard bumper over out without cutting. I took the bottom strip off the crossmember.

This intercooler is what i used (the smaller 140 is also availlable and you dont have to chop crossmember with the 140)
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/FRONT-MOUNT-UNIVE ... 240%3A1318

To pipe it up i  did the following
fitted a 1175 alternater belt (1150 just wouldnt fit, to tight)
pipe run on carb side = 3x 90 degree silicone bends, + straight pipe to join up.
turbo side= 4x 90 degree silicone bends + straight pipe to join up.

I did all my pipework in 51mm, then used a reducer on the intercooler outlet as these wwhere 57mm
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« Reply #14 on: 19:33, Wed 14 January 2009 »
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