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post #1 of 4 Old 01-08-2006, 10:57 PM Thread Starter
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FMIC installation

I have an 03 wrx and i was wondering if there are any modifications i would have to do to install a FMIC. Such as removing fog lights, cutting stuff or anything like that or can i just bolt it on.
Also, if there is any modification is a FMIC worth it? Would a new TMIC work just as good?

I know FMICs are good if you get a larger turbo which i might do eventually.
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The amount of modification to your car depends on which kit that you go with. A fmic is a part that you really should research well before buying. You should get one that will compliment the turbo set up as far as flow goes. Too big and you'll have great cooling, but slower spool. Too small and you'll have the opposite.

I'd find out which turbo that you'd want to get before you get a bigger IC. That way you'll get the right part for you're money and not have to do it twice.

My car is well, it's like 10 lbs of shit in a 5 lb bag...

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Not too much needs done...took us about 5 hours

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If you get the APS FMIC you can keep your fog lights..all you have to do is demal out the bumper...I just found these pics on my Laptop...



The Front end all ripped to shit



Engine bay tore down



Putting Stuff in place



Mostly finished

And some finished product pics





And just for Grins here's my old turbo (VF34) and the APS 3.5" pics from the sametime frame:





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