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Post by 406jetta » Jul Mon 09, 2012 10:50 pm

hey guys i got my issue with my jetta fixed it was a bad MAF sensor now it runs like a r$ped ape.... but i am not looking to put a innercooler in it but i do not want a really expensive one i dont have that kind of money... anyone have any ideas one what brand i should get or where from thanks guys

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Re: FMIC

Post by kompressorgolf » Jul Tue 10, 2012 11:29 am

CXRACING on ebay, mine was 40 bucks, works great for what it is.
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Post by MT-Getto » Jul Tue 10, 2012 12:28 pm

Think I got mine there too
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Re: FMIC

Post by 406jetta » Jul Tue 10, 2012 1:00 pm

i cant find any on there for 40 bucks lol

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Re: FMIC

Post by SpoolinDub » Jul Tue 10, 2012 8:11 pm

If you're actually looking for a FMIC the cheapest one I could find is on Black Forest Industries. Still would run you $500 and take some valance hacking.http://store.blackforestindustries.com/ ... rmoin.html

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Re: FMIC

Post by 406jetta » Jul Tue 10, 2012 11:58 pm

thanks man would i be wasting my time on quality of FMIC tho for that price? cuz the top companies are 800 to over a thousand bucks for there FMIC hookup.. i guess i am wondering if i go the cheap route will it be ok or do i need to spend the extra money

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Post by MT-Getto » Jul Wed 11, 2012 7:54 am

I'm guessing you'd want to get a kit rather than just hacking an Ebay cooler up in there.
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Re: FMIC

Post by Mikewire » Jul Wed 11, 2012 8:37 am

I would first ask why you are wanting an IC. There's no performance gain, it simply will help keep your IAT's down and prevent quick heat soak. It really won't do any good unless you are running a performance tune, and even then you won't need it until what most tuners call stage 2. If you are stock or stage 1, it's a waste of $$.

All the cheaper IC's are constructed the same, usually bar and plate style, and they should all be close to the same price. They are good if you are running the K03(s) but anything more and you'll want a more efficient brand.

I have one called BoostBrothers that came as a kit from a seller off Audizine, then Vortex. It was about $350 and came with all the correct silicon connectors and nice polished aluminum tubes which fit very well and I didn't need to hack up my bumper at all, just trimmed my fog grills a bit.

Mine is for Audi, but you may find something on the Vortex about cheap IC's. eBay also has kits out there that will be similar.

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Re: FMIC

Post by SpoolinDub » Jul Wed 11, 2012 6:17 pm

Like Mike said, most are constructed the same. And unless you're running a BT it isn't really necessary. You don't really need anything extravagant even for a K04. A little guy would probably do what you want it to do. I guess I'm not too familiar with FMIC fitment on a Jetta though. I know for a fact though no GTI with a US spec valance will fit correctly with a FMIC out of the box. If you're going for the "OOO front mount" look, I understand, haha. Poke around VWvortex though, there is an abundance of information that I'm sure will lead you to the right path.

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Re: FMIC

Post by 406jetta » Jul Sun 15, 2012 12:21 am

ya my car is all stage two with the revo tune so i was just looking into the FMIC but u guys dont think i will get any performance advantage with a FMIC? and ill just be fine with my stock IC? thanks for the advice ill be putting up pics of the car once my new wheels get on it

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