Im still weighing up the pro's and cons of a FMIC on my K03 AGU, mapped to 185/220lbft. Peaks @16psi
Mods are minimal- PCV/charcoal can delete, piper panel filter in airbox. forge 008 (now back to OE 710N).
Car is however fully serviced, belts, pumps etc.
When being mapped, the car suffered huge heat soak. The inlet was too hot to touch. Unfortunately i did not get any logs saved.
Now since then all i have done is vent the rear of the arch liner to help airflow over the OE SMIC.
Now on the road i have never had the inlet that hot. Only warm really.
I have logged on my VCDS lite a peak of 30'c IAT. at the start of the log it was reading 16' and just getting home on 22'.
It seemed to cool down pretty quickly.
Im not sure what the ambient temp was, but it just a normal day.
So what i am asking i suppose is this. Obviously rolling road conditions can not replicate driving on the open road when it comes to air moving over the SMIC, and around the closed bonnet?
As i only really have a quick squirt of the throttle on occasion is a FMIC what i need? It would be a home made effort with 2.25" piping. introducing possible lag.
What are acceptable IAT's when just driving around, and then on repeat pulls @ WOT?
Or am i missing the picture completely? Im probably only staying with my k03. Is it more about space under the grath more than peak figures?
Only other plans are fitting the S2K filter as soon as the joiner arrives, heat shield mostly to support MAF, and Toyosport 3" DP with Magnaflow 200cel cat welded in.
Thanks chaps, Paul