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FMIC or UTEC?

so, Im wondering what yo get next, as you can tell from the title, one of the two, but im wondering what first? obv the FMIC is gonna look sweet, but im thinkin I need the UTECH first ### a lot of the FMIC's talk about needing an intake, which I know needs tuning for it to work correctly. What do you guys think?
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I would get an accessport over a utec any day of the week. But you need management first. FMIC can blow your motor without a tune.
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I use the UTEC in my car, here's a link for you to check out to see which engine managent is going to suit your needs the best.

Engine Management 101

As for the answer to your question, there's really no choice. If you're in the market to get a fmic, you already have EM. The better question in your case is, which EM do I get?

The answer is in the link.

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

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definitely some EM, preferably access-port... oh and the FMIC is'nt all about looking sweet
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If you don't already have the FMIC then go EM first.... Stock IC are good to about 300-350 crank HP... so until you reach that level it is not necessary.
Oh ya.... Stacy's link is good info.

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Replacing intercooler is always good, but tune for it. Stock intercooler is a giant POS.
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