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Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by g60leigh, Feb 19, 2008.

  1. g60leigh

    g60leigh Well-Known Member

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    Thinking of getting a autobahn88 fmic. but not sure if I would be wasting my money?
    I have a 96 a4 1.8T. it is aeb engine. revo chip. n75j valve. forge recirc valve. k&n panel filter and jetex stainless exhaust.
    car is running 11-12psi boost
    Do you guys think I will get any benefit from a front mount intercooler (standard bumper)
    Thanks people
     
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  3. Blue_Thunder

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    Have you run Vagcom logs to see what your IAT's are with your current setup?

    I wouldn't have thought an FMIC would give you much benefit unless you are running high boost or living somewhere with high ambient temperatures.
     
  4. TFSI

    TFSI Born to Fish

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    The engines i work with boost at 2.6 Bar (36-37 psi) and the intake manifold air temp is normally around 25 centigrade. thats with a front mount intercooler.:) :) :)
     
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    i have similar setup and yes it made a difference, i think most noticably will be in the summer as my intake temps felt high when driving.

    i have cut away front of bumper though so fully exposed, have got an s4 bumper going on once i get the new mounts.

    not sure how good it will be on a non cut bumper.
     
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    If you afford a FMIC, then go for it, Im sure you will notice a difference :)
     
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    It will lower temps best to try and do before and after tests to be sure, also looks cool and they are not that expensive.
     
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    proper ducting lessens the slice and dice approach to your bumper.
    it certainly made a difference on mine
     
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    Going to stick with standar one for now and spend money elsewhere. any sugesstions? :jump:
     
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    Turbo inlet pipe
     
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    g60leigh Well-Known Member

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    the one from the airbox, with all the off shoot pipes? I have ordered Autobah88 kits for both sides of intercooler
     
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    There is also a set of pipes in the Classifieds section.
     
  15. g60leigh

    g60leigh Well-Known Member

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    Should be posting them tomorrow mate :)

    The vacum hose was not inculded in this as per the pics but i will chuck on in as i found it in the garage yesterday.
     
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    great stuff mate. Thanks
     

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