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      12-06-2012, 02:57 AM   #1
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FMIC pipings & Fittings Query

I just have a query regarding what piping to use once the fmic is upgraded. I'm going with a ams fmic and it appears that the oem uppipes are retained?



Does anyone go for a 'hard' pipe kit on these applications for the N54, or do you guys all just use the supplied silicon fittings supplied with the fmic?
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      12-06-2012, 03:44 AM   #2
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Just use the supplied silicon couplers that come with the kit. The AMS unit is nice. I have the ETS. Both are good intercoolers and will do exactly what they should, lower your IAT's. I would hurry as its summer now and you can get some good use out of it while ambients are up.
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      12-06-2012, 05:08 AM   #3
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Just use the supplied silicon couplers that come with the kit. The AMS unit is nice. I have the ETS. Both are good intercoolers and will do exactly what they should, lower your IAT's. I would hurry as its summer now and you can get some good use out of it while ambients are up.
Cheers dude, did you diy without dropping the front bar?
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Cheers dude, did you diy without dropping the front bar?
Are you talking about the plastic that needs to be cut out? i dont remember removing any bar when i installed my AMS fmic on my 135
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      12-06-2012, 06:53 PM   #5
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As far as I'm aware both ETS and AMS require no cutting.
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There is a fixed hose clamp on the stock entry pipe (driver's side). This clamp has to be cut in order to remove the stock pipe. See this for a good DIY http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=433930
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      12-06-2012, 09:41 PM   #7
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Better to cut clamp off rather than pry - the entry pipe apparently is quite soft and can bend if prying.
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Did you guys find the AMS cooler to be fairly heavy?
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