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What kind of fmic setup are you running?


HiImBrian
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 983835 posted 04/11/11 02:58 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I'm thinking about replacing all the crappy stock piping for some hard piping that wont have as many boost leaks and I'm wondering what kinda setup everybody is running. I've noticed a trend of relocating the battery and running the intake to that spot which I think I like. I've read plenty of good things about running ebay cores and that's what I plan on doing again, but I'm unsure about the piping.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 983838 posted 04/11/11 03:13 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I have a kit made by JonVr4 that used to be on the boards, its three pieces, and uses a Evo VIII/IX fmic, i maybe selling it soon though and it does have the necessary couplers with it.
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 983839 posted 04/11/11 03:50 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Please for shits sake use the damn search. Or at least read a few pages back. We have this question every week it seems.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 983879 posted 04/11/11 10:40 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
...yeah. You'll see a lot of custom jobs on here as far as fmic setups go. The ETS kit is great and basically plug and play (save for some bumper cutting). The cost is a little steep, but it's well worth the price in terms of function.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 983880 posted 04/11/11 10:44 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I have a Treadstone IC with custom pipes. It fits pretty well I think...



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 983883 posted 04/11/11 10:59 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Ok, well sorry about the gruffness. I'm using a punishment racing 1g fmic core, it fits just right with a little massage on the sides of the ac condenser. But your forced to run a smaller radiator then, I used a Audi 100 core and it seems to work fine being a double pass radiator.

Good luck.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 983884 posted 04/11/11 11:08 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
When I search “fmic” these are all the thread titles that show up on the first couple pages:

What kind of fmic setup are you running? (this thread)
Proud new owner of 555/1000 (doesn’t sound like what I’m looking for)
Money pit... (again, not really fmic specific)
Bumper Support Bent. Can the Center Be Removed? (nope, nothing in this one)
aftermarket fog lights (fog lights are nice, but not when I’m searching about fmics)
Bring 1342/2000 back to life (yay for saving a gvr4, but boo for another thread that doesn’t help me)
After a long long time a special GVR4 is out and about. (cool)
Project Log: #594 - 600-650 awhp or BUST!!! (cool thread but again, doesn’t really apply to my search)
Kicking tires again... (still searching for this fmic thread you speak of…)
Sharobious' #103 resto/build (…)
1870/200 resurgence, I.. Live... AGAIN!!1! soon. (…)
1635/2000 Build up thread! (this search thing isn’t producing the results I was hoping for)
Found a GVR4 on autotrader (it’s at this point that I started contemplating creating this thread)
Am I Crazy? STI TMIC as FMIC? ( yahoo! A fmic related thread! …still not what I’m looking for though)
PAGE 2 of searching “fmic”
How expensive is your VR4? (nope, nothing in here)
my vr-4. The pikes peak one. story and build (yet another build thread)
Winter mods- What are you up too? (blizzaks and mudflaps)
I'm at a crossroad now. gm maf or SD (still searching…)
Does the JDM Fmic bolt on without cutting? (you’d think this might have something, but nope…)
Project Thread: 46/1000 - UPDATED 4/8/11 Putting It Together (cool project thread)
New battery location (I like this thread, but it doesn’t help my fmic decision)

At this point I thought it’d be appropriate to create a thread…

Do any of you guys are pictures of different setups? I know with dsms there a "long" and "short" route of piping. Are there different paths to take on the gvr4 that you guys have come up with? Thanks,
-Brian


Edited by HiImBrian (04/11/11 11:13 AM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 983976 posted 04/11/11 02:45 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
When you use the search on this forum put a + before each word. Like this:

+intercooler +ets

Here:

click

click

Some people swear by the ets IC kit, some people make their own or hire a shop to make it custom.


Edited by 3of1000 (04/11/11 02:46 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 983980 posted 04/11/11 02:51 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I had a shop do my IC pipings. The intercooler itself was given free to me by an old friend which was pretty cool of him to do.






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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 983994 posted 04/11/11 03:47 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
On 802 I'm running an ETS Core with Hot piping and Brodie cold pipes. I had a full Brodie FMIC on 611



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 983996 posted 04/11/11 04:01 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Custom ETS core and endtanks with custom pipes.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 983997 posted 04/11/11 04:02 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting 3of1000:

When you use the search on this forum put a + before each word. Like this:

+intercooler +ets




we really should sticky how to use the search...seems to confuse a lot of people.
Basically, you use the + sign in front of things you want to include, and the - sign in front of things you want to exclude.

so for this, I would search something like "+intercooler -re:"

substitute in "FMIC" or whatever search term you want, I use the "-re:" tag to remove replies from the results, I can read them in the thread, but this way it doesn't show each one as a search result.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 983998 posted 04/11/11 04:03 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      



This is my setup in 141...ETS.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 984005 posted 04/11/11 04:30 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Custom from AMS in Chicago..... I'm not sure there is many like mine.... period. I'll get pics when I get off



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 984040 posted 04/11/11 06:26 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I have always used an ebay 24x12x3 intercooler on my cars (three GVR4s and one Talon). For the piping I had always gone to a local tunershop to get the piping, however, this time around I made the piping myself.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 984094 posted 04/11/11 09:57 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Thanks for the info on how to search. My bad, this forum is a little different than others I've been on.

Also, there's that big metal bumper beam or w/e right up in the front bumper. Do you guys just mount the intercooler behind that or what?

Thanks,
-Brian


Edited by HiImBrian (04/11/11 09:59 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 984171 posted 04/12/11 12:38 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
You will need to cut the actual metal support behind the urethane bumper. I think people usually use a plasma cutter, a rotary grinder or maybe a sawzall. I woul dsuggest leaving a strip of metal across the top part of the support if you can so that the top of the urethane bumper doesn't sag. Youre gonna need to cut and test fit, cut and test fit.

Here is another fmic thread, I actually found this by searching on google:

click

I'm pretty sure I have pics of the beam you need to cut and what needs to be cut out of it but I can't find them at the moment.


Edited by 3of1000 (04/12/11 12:44 AM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 984176 posted 04/12/11 12:51 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Hey cool, thanks for that link. I'm surprised at how many people are rocking the ETS fmic considering it costs about an arm and a leg.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 984179 posted 04/12/11 12:54 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
ETS is pricy i got lucky getting mine for $325 with an HKS BOV but thats just because my homie upgraded to a bigger one.... the ETS is a nice peace and its worth every penny



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 984182 posted 04/12/11 01:08 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I don't doubt the ets is a great piece, I just don't think my goals require something that nice. I know a lot of the dsm guys run cheap ebay cores and have no problems with those. I'm a little surprised that the ebay cores aren't as popular on here.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 984198 posted 04/12/11 02:53 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I can't find my photos but I used to run a 1JZ Supra (Mark 3?) intercooler - flowed top to bottom with a 2" u bend off the turbo and around the radiator and then a pipe that went straight back to the throttle body. Throttle response was pretty crazy

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 984241 posted 04/12/11 10:21 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting HiImBrian:

I don't doubt the ets is a great piece, I just don't think my goals require something that nice. I know a lot of the dsm guys run cheap ebay cores and have no problems with those. I'm a little surprised that the ebay cores aren't as popular on here.




This is one of the reasons I want another GVR4 and have passed on numerious 1Gs, here they seem to build a higher quality car. Not to say Ebay intercoolers are horrible but there are nicer parts. It also helps the few companies that cater to our car.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 984252 posted 04/12/11 10:53 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
^ I agree with that, most GVR4 owners are older and have previous experince with DSMs and know what works and what does not work for the car. However, I don't belive your car becomes more high quality with a $900 intercooler kit or high dollar pieces. I have seen the ETS kit in person and I am very impressed with it, but I can get a good core from ebay and weld my owns pipes for $325 and it looks just as good, fits just as snug, and flows just the same if not more. There is my problem, if that is what you call a problem? I suppose if I was unable to do the work myself I would be more tempted to get an ETS kit or $700 exhasut setup etc...

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 984261 posted 04/12/11 11:16 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I have the ETS kit with a anodized black core and matching black piping, think I paid around $900, that was of course a few years ago when they first started the anodized cores. I paid a friend a case of High Life to cut the support with a torch.




With my JDM bumper on you can't see the intercooler unless your right up on it which is exactly what I wanted, also you don't need to worry about cutting with the JDM bumper since you rid the car of that heavy support.




Edited by raptorreed (04/12/11 12:08 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 984301 posted 04/12/11 01:23 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
Quoting HiImBrian:

I don't doubt the ets is a great piece, I just don't think my goals require something that nice. I know a lot of the dsm guys run cheap ebay cores and have no problems with those. I'm a little surprised that the ebay cores aren't as popular on here.




If a ets kit is too rich for your blood you can always pick up an evo 8-9 fmic and have someone local fab you some pipes. Or you can have someone fab you pipes for a neon srt4 fmic.

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