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FMIC- calling all a3s/s3s with FMIC

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by RyanS3TT, Mar 3, 2010.

  1. RyanS3TT
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    Can anybody show me their FMICs on ther a3s/s3s.

    Id like to see how they look, where you got the piping and intercooler from.

    And if youve got a behind the bumper look or a grilles out look.

    Thanks in advance.

    Ryan
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    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    Whoop whoop, my first chance to show off...... lol.

    This is mine - done using S3_KEV's guide on the intercooler sticky....

    Intercooler from ebay - all pipework from Forge Motorsport.

    And grilles out look for me....

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    Nice Welly! Looks spot on! :icon_thumright:
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    my setup off my old a3 quattro. all done by bill at badger 5. cooler was sprayed black in end, so you couldnt see it

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    Should be noted that the FMIC that Bill used was based around the Forge S3 FMIC, it was just a thicker core (80 odd mm rather than 60 odd mm IIRC)

    On that basis the Forge or AH Fabrications S3 should fit but I think it sits a little higher up on the A3 due to the shape of the bumper and Bill had to trim the back of the bumper a bit so would require a little modding to fit properly if you went for one...

    Should also mention that Matts A3 had a GT2871r, an S3 FMIC maybe a tad overkill on a lowly K03/K03s

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    ebay seat lcr kit homemade beackets tigweled on

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    forge kit

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    Looks great, I think thats the look I want to go for.. Its not too in your face, and looks very professional.. do you have full price you apid for everything Welly?

    >>Ryan

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    whats the best descrete kit for the A3...the ebay ones are a bargain but not liking the pipes
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    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    Will fish it out and PM you dude.
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    ebay kit is the ONLY kit for the A3 that I know of currently available Tim, Jabbasport will knock one up but it'll cost around £800.

    Best bet would be to get the ebay kit, and maybe a few additional bends on ebay to try and pull the pipes back a tad. I think it should be possible.....
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    this is my custom "all ebay parts kit" on my a3 but works great
    there is prob many ways to do this, i wanted to keep all the piping out of the engine bay.
    return pipe runs above the intercooler through U bracket into the intake.
    i dont like to look of "vertical" intercoolers (single sided) although they are probably more suitable for a3s

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    You mean Twin/Double Pass intercoolers?

    These fit extremely well on the A3 due to the location of the TB.

    BUT, and this is a big but, they aren't as good as a normal cooler. The air, as it passes through, has to make a 90 degree turn through the cooler which causes pressure imbalances. But the air does tend to be colder coming out of a twin pass cooler - as it's in there for longer.

    Swings and roundabouts.

    Here is one though.... http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=370327733539#ht_1288wt_1165
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    i meant one of these, as far as i know these flow pretty well

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    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    Yeah, it's no different to a normal intercooler really..... It just has the pipes coming out of the bottom, rather than the side.

    Thats a cool bit of kit, I like that! :icon_thumright:
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    cheers guys....looks like its gonna be a mock up....does the A3 kit share any pipe sizes with the S3..... still have to fit one to mine :)
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    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    Yes, the A3's pipework is 2.5" (63mm) as is the S3's standard pipework - IIRC
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    i'll get her to buy a pipe kit then, see whats left before i buy ;)
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    Forge kit
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