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A3 Front Mount Intercooler ( FMIC )

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Dave_Bayern, Jul 16, 2007.

  1. frenchman
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    Its done! I've been folowing this with interest.
    If i'm honest i don't think it looks too bad, it certainly looks like it means business.
    Powdercoating the pipes would help with the stealth look but wouldn't it be possible to have a new cold side pipe made up with a sharper bend backwards to clear the bumper?
    obviously it would effect flow slightly but would it be that much of a difference?
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  2. Dave_Bayern
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    Dave_Bayern Slipping at 3.5Krpm

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    I've been thinking about a new cold side pipe this morning.

    Yeah, if the pipe had a bend only 3mm sharper it would miss the bumper altogether, so I reckon I'll end up doing that, and get it anodised black.

    At which point I'll just buy a new lower bumper from GSF and it'll be completely hidden...
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    Well done Dave,

    although where's the lengthy and detailed write-up?!!

    I wouldn't say that it looks ugly but then I also wouldn't say that it looks 'stealthy' - if that was the look you were hoping for....... you can SEE it and it looks meeeeean!

    Personally, as you don't "seem" to be 100% happy with the look, I would lean more to the RichA3Turbo method (new bumper with more space - keep the core and piping nice'n'shiney).

    Let us know what its like after the remap.

    Bloody typical, you get a lovely new IC and the British summer turns S.H.1.T!!
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    hi mate where can i get a £10 ATP quicktap? if possible would you send me the link our number many thanks

    by the way nice job looks good :)
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    epic bump. the thread is over 3 years old
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    Don't bother with the ATP quick tap.

    Far better off making a proper screw in N75 take off using a brass hose tail.

    Drill and screw it into into the pipework, and seal it up with chemical metal.
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    are ok i will do that then its the hot side near the dump valve in its original place
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    just one last question mate which size brasstail did u use 1/8 or 1/4?

    cheers
    john
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