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      09-17-2012, 02:34 AM   #1
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VRSF 7" intercooler received and installed

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Havent had any time to log the IAT but the butt-dyno shows great results
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      09-17-2012, 02:37 AM   #2
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      09-17-2012, 02:34 PM   #3
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I think I am more stunned that this was done outside on a gravel surface. WOW!
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So you basically removed the whole shroud? How long did it take you to install?
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      09-18-2012, 12:07 AM   #5
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my install took 4 hours but i didnt remove the front clip...
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      09-18-2012, 01:59 AM   #6
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My local BMW mechanic is also a childhood friend so I went up to his place and did the install there. It took 1 hour and the install was very straight forward.
But there where one little compatibility problem...
My 2012 1M has a different OEM charge pipe than the 135/335 N54.
If you look at part number 18 in this picture:

You see that the lower charge pipe is made out of two 90 degree pipes.

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I solved it by cutting down the included silicone hose to one little straight bit. I then took that bit and used it to connect the charge pipe to the IC.
This is a temporary solution until I have bought a new charge pipe.

The VRSF 7" IC can be ordered with factory-like connectors for 25$ extra so this doesn't have to be a problem and you can of course change the charge pipe to one that is not crappy plastic
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Was any cutting of the bumper required?
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      09-22-2012, 03:52 AM   #8
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No cutting of the bumper, its only the cutting that you see when comparing picture 1 and 2.
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      09-22-2012, 10:44 PM   #9
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I think I am more stunned that this was done outside on a gravel surface. WOW!
That's where I installed my akra evo, kw v3, and helix fmic



Looks good op!
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      09-23-2012, 06:12 AM   #10
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^^For the love of God tell me those aren't VMR's on your 1M.

Edit: Wedsports. Whewww. Carry on and sorry for the thread jack.
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      10-24-2012, 04:53 PM   #11
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There is a solution to the intercooler pipe to charge pipe?
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      10-25-2012, 06:35 AM   #12
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Curious why'd you take the front bumper off? I didn't remove mine, just came at it from below. It looks like romving it might make things easier with it removed though. Was it a pain to get the bumper off?

You could really tell a difference seat of the pants once installed? I didn't notice any change. Was hoping so but honestly couldn't tell any difference.
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