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#1 Old 12-11-2005, 10:09 AM
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eBay FMIC's....

This is for anyone who has knowledge of FMIC's.

I was wondering if this FMIC is worthwhile. Its from the same company that I bought my TBE from. Xo2 Racing. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB..._BIN_Stores_IT

Ive read in a lot of threads that having a FMIC on the stock turbo can cause some turbo lag. But if I had to give up a little lag for more HP, thats ok with me. A turbo upgrade is later on down the road anyway, so I want a FMIC. How does this FMIC look to you guys? I dont even know if the piping is included, it doesnt say.

How much of a pain in the ass is it to install one? I have a friend who is very automotive savvy and he has a lift, so that should help. How much time do you think it would take? How much more HP do you think I could gain with stock turbo. Give me all your feedback. Its appreciated.
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I wouldn't touch an eBay FMIC. Get a Perrin, APS or TurboXS if you want to save money.
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+1 i know some of the front mounts you have cut the bumber support to make it fit. but i belive(not sure though) that their is a few that go on with out doing so.
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have fun trying to make the piping
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Repeat after me...

"You get what you pay for"

First of all, there is no piping. Second, there is no way to mount it. Third, it's not the right size. Fourth, it will require major cutting of your bumper beam and bumper cover if you can get it mounted.
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^^^^^ exactly..........Do it right the first time...........
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