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    chaps just a thought that will bring the costs down slightly..... any danger in fitting the hot side out with 51mm seeing as its going to the pancake and most of the run behind the rad wil be out of the cold air......ive just spotted a 45 degree 63mm/51mm reducer on the bay (didnt realise they made them)

    be better for the fogs too... i dont expect it'll make that much difference will it?
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    also does this look a tad small for what im wanting http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Performance-Sl...item5633a94d26

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    What a read up... My head is sizzling,like the frying pan with my bacon in!!!

    SO,let me get this straight.. I have a remaped K04,Want to go hybrid in the next 6 weeks,If i have a AH cooler,what EXACTLEY do i need to keep the fogs?? How much for the cooler,and any links would be fantiastic...

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    Pete, IIRC 250 cash for the cooler plus delivery..... pipework needs to be 51mm if i rem right, and will cost around the 100 - use MrSilicone off ebay (he's a right fitty) as he will do 4 ply hoses when most ebay stuff is 3 ply and not as good quality

    ive literally just walked i after fittin a custom one on the A3..... backs killing, hands are killin..... get plenty of beers in!! just dont drink them whilst ya doin it!! (this time)
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    Timotei... Quite fancy this,and to make it even better,been offerd a GT28 at a sta-uuupid price this morning that i may go for insted of the hybrid...

    God i got out of cossies for hassle free driving,but its looking like ive curled me knees up and bombed in at the bloody deep end again!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1animal1 View Post
    use MrSilicone off ebay
    Take note of this seller's feedback.... I didn't and experienced 4 "errors" - cheaper item sent instead - in my 3 orders with MrSilicone (and AutoPerformance who are the same people). I ended up having to claim back through PayPal as they just ignored all attempts to contact them until a claim was raised and then still failed to honour their refund agreement. PayPal make you return the incorrect item the (insert suitable word here) send so you are out of pocket.

    Back to the matter in hand though, just order the clips and hoses suggested in the first thread (I recommend replacing the map sensor hose as well which is down as optional) and your fogs will remain once the AH Fabs cooler is fitted.

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    Looking good mate, well done.

    Have to keep the missus happy hey???

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    so whats next and when is the map coming?????

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    i will see what to weld onto the existing one this weekend, then the info can go to alex at ah fabs if its proven to be viable.. which we think it is. no joiners, 60mm bend onto core itself kinda stylee
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    Bill that would be great. if the specs could be given to alex then maybe we could get an intercooler with 60mm outlets ready to be fitted if requested in the future.

    it definately interests me!

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    when i am back in the workshop sunday, i will be on it i expect as left by mr tuffty ready for me
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    Would this FMIC be ok for a S3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S3 Nattie View Post
    Would this FMIC be ok for a S3.

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    Looks a bit on the small side if I was honest but cheap enough to give it a go I suppose... fitment is alway an issue with S3's as the bumper doesn't allow for much without compromising the fogs...

    I am going to do a write up the mods and my thoughts on the changes I made to my AH Fabs cooler when I get a spare 5 mins over the next couple of days....

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    Quote Originally Posted by S3 Nattie View Post
    Would this FMIC be ok for a S3.

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    s3 gaz on here has just fitted this one, he has kept the smic,s too and loves it

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    Quote Originally Posted by s3dave View Post
    s3 gaz on here has just fitted this one, he has kept the smic,s too and loves it
    I can see how it would be ok if keeping the SMIC's... chances are it would be a little better than the SMIC's but not enough surface area IMO to be used on its own...

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    and what about the likely added pressure drop?
    anyone checked this?
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    anyone brave enough to do, or done this???

    it would answer all those who are convinced a large cooler isnt efficient on the s3.

    i actually think it doesnt look all that bad, its a very neat job of it thats for sure, only down side would be reg on the side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superkarl View Post
    anyone brave enough to do, or done this???

    it would answer all those who are convinced a large cooler isnt efficient on the s3.

    i actually think it doesnt look all that bad, its a very neat job of it thats for sure, only down side would be reg on the side.
    Would rather run water meth......

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    more expensive option. it looks bad ass. but then chopping our beloved cars is just...nooooooo

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    I thought about doing that but i dont think it suits the S3 tbf.
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    Quote Originally Posted by superkarl View Post
    anyone brave enough to do, or done this???

    it would answer all those who are convinced a large cooler isnt efficient on the s3.

    i actually think it doesnt look all that bad, its a very neat job of it thats for sure, only down side would be reg on the side.
    super efficient great on a track car, but does not suit the daily driver imo

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    Do you think it would be better and more efficient to run the FMIC similar to Dave's with the drivers side SMIC then removing the passenger one and place a cold air feed in it to. The pressure drop shouldn't be so big then should it?

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    ^^^ anyone
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    I think this was done ages ago by eesthreee in the testing threads?
    I know i got the user name wrong but he deffo did that
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    Ye I know but he uses a IC bigger than the one I linked in my previous thread. Just want to see if using the IC I linked would lower my AIT's enough without much pressure drop with it connected to the drivers side IC.

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    Glen used a Forge SMIC made for a Golf and a custom FMIC that had different pipework and a thinner core than the forge iirc...

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    yup im sure it was smaller than the Forge item, the debate is, is the extra capacity of a single FMIC more efficient than the extra obstruction of an SMIC when coupled with a low volume FMIC........ i dont think we'll ever get to the bottom of this without someone breaking their back
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    Glens does look quite skinny, wasnt he running quite high boost too.

    I would like to run a smaller IC which gets a lot air flow to it coupled with the drivers side cooler and air feed to the filter.

    I think I may try it and do some AIT, duty cycle and boost logs.

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    why not try with and without the SMIC......now that would be interesting with a low volume FMIC standalone especially if it does the job!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tufftybloke View Post
    I am going to do a write up the mods and my thoughts on the changes I made to my AH Fabs cooler when I get a spare 5 mins over the next couple of days....

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    I know you are a very busy man, but I just wondered if you have had a chance to do this yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vanilla_ice View Post
    I know you are a very busy man, but I just wondered if you have had a chance to do this yet?

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    Not yet, should have some free time midweek all going well so will have a pop then...

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    fitting guide for intercooler

    This is to hopefully help out people trying to fit the Toyosport intercooler.

    before you start make sure you got everything in this photo


    start by taking the impact bar off to mount in the cooler, this how i did mine



    once you have put the brackets on to the impact bar you can now attached the intercooler onto the brackets


    you will need to drill a hole in the pastic cover infront of the arch liner, i used a 72mm hole saw


    next put the 180degree and the 90 degree pipes together like this


    attch the end on the 180 degree pipe to the intercooler and put the other end into the arch liner


    look into the engine bay and you will see the top of the 90degree pipe, attched the large 90 degree pipe onto the smaller 90 degree pipe


    now find the 2 small pipes and connect them like this


    you need to fine the silicone reducer to go from the larger 90 degree pipe to the small pipe


    the problem i had was the toe eye was in the way, only way around this is to get a custom pipe or cut it off, so i just cut it off


    at this point you should only have 2 pipe left, connect them like this


    attach one end to the intercooler and the other to the throttle body


    should look like this from inside the engine bay


    and like this from outside the car
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    If these are a popular IC then we will add this to the IC sticky thread

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    nice effort mate...

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    This seems easyer to fit than the others, no need to cut the impact bar.

    Any pics with the bumper on???

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    same kit i bought, so much easier than the other kits as you dont have to fit your own n75 take off!!

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    Great work, considering doing this on my A3, this makes me want to even more!

    Where did you get the kit from and how much?

    Seconded on a request for a 'bumper on' picture, did you have to mod the bumper much?
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    Done but I think this thread needs trimming

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    I have now updated the original post to include the new v2 FMIC from AH Fabs

    Click the link below to go to the first post then scroll down a bit to where it say >>>>UPDATE!!!<<<<

    Go to first post >>>

    Enjoy...

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    Well I think one of these should be on the cards now then. Cheers for doing the write up. With length do you recommed for the alloy 90oc bends?

    Cheers

 

 

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