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    Nice work Stace.

    Does the TT not have fog lights at all? It definitely looks an easier job on the TT to the S3.
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    Not that i know of actually but there is a lot more room behind the TT bumper than the s3 in my experiance
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    It's like dejawu haha.
    Did you guys remove the aliens?
    I didn't.
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    So much more space Seems like the piping routes were better too. The AH V2 fits ok with 2x alloy 90s and 2x silicone 90s but it wasn't quite perfect and the hose to the charge pipe on the drivers side is rubbing on the back of the headlight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosso TT View Post
    It's like dejawu haha.
    Did you guys remove the aliens?
    I didn't.
    were aliens an optional extra??


    heres a sneak peak of my work today:

    welly cooler
    63mm pipes, welded on to end tanks.
    so far, very promising in keeping fogs, i've dont LOTS of measuring back and to my bumper.
    will post everything when its finished.

    god its warm!!

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    Did you find that alloy 90 degree pipe sits a bit pissed into the hose to the charge pipe?
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    not particularly no.
    looking at it right now, i can twist the pipe on the charge pipe to make it sit better, with clamps on it will be perfect

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    the rest of my install.














    there will be a final few pics once my bumper is trimmed and fitted

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    Looking good Super K!

    My only one concern would be how have you flushed / mated the 63mm pipe onto the 76mm tank on the exit side of the cooler?

    On the way in, I don't think the step or lip would effect flow at all, but on the exit, if you've pushed the 63 inside say 15mm (as an example) then welded around the end, you've effectively created a little 10-15mm slot if that makes sense?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prawn View Post
    Looking good Super K!

    My only one concern would be how have you flushed / mated the 63mm pipe onto the 76mm tank on the exit side of the cooler?

    On the way in, I don't think the step or lip would effect flow at all, but on the exit, if you've pushed the 63 inside say 15mm (as an example) then welded around the end, you've effectively created a little 10-15mm slot if that makes sense?
    im unsure of how dave did it, but, i imagine the 3inch hole was welded around its inside to reduce the diameter slightly, then the 2.5 inch bend place on/slightly in to this reduced hole, and the pipe and gap then welded. it certainly looks that way to me. i cant imagine the pipe being deep into that outlet at all.

    here are my final pictures of it:





    as said in my thread, the 3inch outlets foul the fog grills, but they are secure.
    i had no idea where the bumper would foul, but im more than happy with the outcome!

    p.s. i want to paint the pipes black to stealth it a little. of course keeping the shiny core!

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    Quote Originally Posted by superkarl View Post
    were aliens an optional extra??
    Being a TT 225 must have headlight washers, how did you go about?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Westy View Post
    Nice work Stace.

    Does the TT not have fog lights at all? It definitely looks an easier job on the TT to the S3.
    Fog lights in TT's are in the headlights.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosso TT View Post
    Being a TT 225 must have headlight washers, how did you go about?
    i've left y headlight washers in, but they are disconnected. they leaked a little so i just blanked the hose off

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    Best pull the plug to the pump behind the headlight as risk burning the pump out, could always set up an intercooler spray kit to run off of this pump I'm in the process of doing so
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    Quote Originally Posted by superkarl View Post
    i've left y headlight washers in, but they are disconnected. they leaked a little so i just blanked the hose off
    Should mention that they are going to be part of the MOT as any car with Xenons need self levelling and washers... any bit of it that doesn't work will mean a failed MOT..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ;1591137
    Should mention that they are going to be part of the MOT as any car with Xenons need self levelling and washers... any bit of it that doesn't work will mean a failed MOT..

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    Quote Originally Posted by StaceyS3 View Post
    Same sort of thing as emissions....decat
    Just means you buy him 15 cans of beer instead of 12.....
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    I like what you have done there Karl, but I would have the same concern as Prawn. What length 90deg pipes did you get. Gonna order some and fit mine your way so as to keep the fogs but with a slight difference. Gonna make some step down connectors so there is no gap between the pipe and cooler and weld it all together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam_ View Post
    AH Fabs V2 fitting guide

    Fittings:
    - 2 x 63mm 90 degree alloy bends
    - 2 x 63mm 90 degree silicon bends
    - 10 JCS Hi Grip clips - I used 70-90mm but I'd go a size down if I done it again

    Hi all, where can I buy (online) the correct alloy and silicon bends and clips for fitting the AH Fabs V2 ? Good stuff please :-)

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    Generally myself and a lot if people buy off of eBay through mr silicone and ap motorstore.......good stuff and generally good prices
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    Yeah I used eBay - way cheaper in the UK...
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    Ok, thank you !

    And do I order 60mm or 63mm tubing ? Because original is 60mm I guess and the FAB V2 has 63mm bends ?

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    i went 63mm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StevenS3 View Post
    Ok, thank you !

    And do I order 60mm or 63mm tubing ? Because original is 60mm I guess and the FAB V2 has 63mm bends ?
    63mm as I told you in the PM you sent me at 9am this morning mate...

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    Quote Originally Posted by StevenS3 View Post
    Hi all, where can I buy (online) the correct alloy and silicon bends and clips for fitting the AH Fabs V2 ?
    Quote Originally Posted by StevenS3 View Post

    And do I order 60mm or 63mm tubing ? Because original is 60mm I guess and the FAB V2 has 63mm bends ?
    Quote Originally Posted by <tuffty/> View Post
    63mm as I told you in the PM you sent me at 9am this morning mate...
    Steven, ALL the information you need is in this thread, all the links to sellers, the sellers everyone has used, the lists of parts they have used, many people, Bill, Welly, Westy, Tufty, Karl, Sportstractor, myself, and many others have all taken the time to post up detailled write ups with links, pics, problems, solutions, everything. Please take time to read all 12 pages before posting any more FMIC questions.

    There can be nothing more frustrating than being PM'd a question, and giving a full and thorough answer, only to find that exact question posted on the public board a few hours later. The original recipient of your PM has obviosuly been selected for a reason, so you've already in effect 'validated' the quality of the response before you've even pressed send!

    If you're going to do something like that, you're best just asking in here first, that way people don't feel like they're wasting their time going to the trouble of writing a detailled PM direct to you, only for it to be ignored.
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    Did yours come with the dv and n75 fittings on the pipe or did you fab those on ?

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    Going to order a AH V2 soon hope fully got some in stock if not will he get one made ? going to get all my pipe work first though so just to check I get 2 x silicone 63mm 90 d hose and 2 x 63 mm 90 d alloy bend ? Is there anything else is it worth changing the top pipes

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    Quote Originally Posted by dre_S3 View Post
    Going to order a AH V2 soon hope fully got some in stock if not will he get one made ? going to get all my pipe work first though so just to check I get 2 x silicone 63mm 90 d hose and 2 x 63 mm 90 d alloy bend ? Is there anything else is it worth changing the top pipes
    Normally made to order but don't take too long IIRC... top hoses are always worth changing...

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    Make sure he welds the brackets on the correct way

    But yeah, that's right plus I used one of the OEM hoses from MAP tube to alloy 90 on the passenger side.
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    Thanks Tuffty and Sam what are the top hoses called ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dre_S3 View Post
    Thanks Tuffty and Sam what are the top hoses called ?
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    Mr Prawn & Irish Dave, I hear your concerns.......

    But do not worry, i built the rim of the pipes up with 15mm ali bands so it was the exact size, then ported them out to 2mm off the core size, then welded flush with the core...

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    Excellent news Dave, cracking idea too! You should have taken some pics
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    Quote Originally Posted by <tuffty/> View Post
    Have a look on eBay too. I got a pair of the (SFS?) upper two hoses (with dv relocation) for a bargain and seen as they don't really wear, it's no worse than new really.
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    looks good sam, need to get mine ordered. I've already printed off your fitting guide for reference! cheers for posting it up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam_ View Post
    Have a look on eBay too. I got a pair of the (SFS?) upper two hoses (with dv relocation) for a bargain and seen as they don't really wear, it's no worse than new really.

    Yeah gonna get the SFS ones there based in Luton were I live, mate of mine knows someone that works there so waiting to see if he can get me discount what's the difference with dv hoses might just go for the normal hoses

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    Yeah, just go for normal. It makes a tiny bit of difference to the life of the diverter valve, supposedly. Downside is it's a bit more piping to do.

    Quote Originally Posted by JtotheD View Post
    looks good sam, need to get mine ordered. I've already printed off your fitting guide for reference! cheers for posting it up!
    No worries! There's enough in this thread to cover most scenarios. Tufftys pictures were a major help to me. Report back after your fitting to improve my guide!
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    Hmm im begining to think buying a forge cooler wasnt a good idea :/
    Could anyone copy the forge instructions as ive bought my secondhand and i dont know if ill get any
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    Quote Originally Posted by Collister View Post
    Hmm im begining to think buying a forge cooler wasnt a good idea :/
    Could anyone copy the forge instructions as ive bought my secondhand and i dont know if ill get any
    thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by <tuffty/> View Post
    You can download them from Forges website on the FIMC's product page

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    Thanks i checked that after i posted
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