Oct 19, 2010
Could someone please explain the advantages of having a FMIC over the stock one.
Colder air going into the engine = more power more or less. The standard cooler will prob struggle to cool the air enough if running more boost than standard.
Are these any good
AUDI A4 1.8T turbo -01 FMIC Front Mount Intercooler Kit on eBay (end time 20-Oct-10 21:00:50 BST)
That looks pretty similar to the one I fitted, I ended up giving it a light coat of black paint to hide it.
I have got a fmic for sale if you are interested,its currently on a b5 a4 so I know it will fit
its all about location location location.
SMIC dont get anything like the airflow witha stock set up, you need a louvred wheel arch liner as a start to see any cooling increase.
the FMIC has a bigger surface area, probably a thicker core and gets the flow straight through. even a poxy FMIC will work better than the stock SMIC ....IF it is plumbed in right and doesnt have a massive pressure drop. Huge cores on stock or even mapped stock turbos can create as many problems as they get rid of. pressure drop and delayed spool and throttle response as a start.
Pics and price? Could be interested if my MOT goes ok on Saturday
thanks for the interest in the fmic,but gaz has first dibs on it.
How much you after ?
Fair doings mate
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