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      09-20-2010, 01:44 PM   #1
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ETS FMIC Install & PICS!!!! (56k Death)

Thanks ETS for the group deal. So far it appears to be helping, cant really tell from just driving around. Living in Florida, I figure it will help year round. Top of 3rd and 4th gear feel stronger (don't get the falling off effect anymore). I'll give JB3 a few days to adapt. Very pleased with the install, went in perfect, very VERY tight fit. The new intercooler is much heavier (didnt expect that) too.

I was lucky enough to have a close friend who works as a service tech at a local name brand dealership..... and yes I brought my car there to use the lifts.... with his help.... in A/C....and air tools...for free... etc...

The following is a compilation of pictures of the install of my FMIC. I enjoy watching others post pictures, so its only fair that I take the time to do this too. Hope you have fast internet, more pictures are better than less. Enjoy!

Nikon D90, 18-200 f3.5-5.6 VR Lens, Camera (Crap) Flash

Getting set up




Look what came in my box! A Tech! Haha


The packing was very thought out, making sure the 999,999,999 popcorns that came in the box didnt make it into the FMIC.


Ready to get started.


Me taking down the under-trays




Exposed underbody and Stock FMIC


Get out of there!


Ugghh I'm gonna be sick!


Glad thats out...I'm surprised how small many components of our cars are.


**** YOU PEICE OF ******* ****!!!!!!


Stock vs ETS




Taking down some restrictive piping left in the engine bay (Driver Side)


Replaced with proper tubing and clamps


Now the passenger side. We've all heard how hard it is to get this permanent bracket off the piping.....


Problem solved.


Wont be using that again.


Came right off. Now, I have a OCC, so not sure if this was from I didn't have one, or mine isn't working perfectly. I was kind of surprised to see this oil.



Stock Piping vs ETS


What the ****?


Aight, got'ya now. Backdoor tools


Umm... stop doing that.


WARNING: The following material may not be suited for children.




Mmmm, 'bout time


Lubing the FMIC made it easier to mount into the car.






Now this was me being picky. I found on bilateral sides, there was a small tab of plastic pressing on the front bottom of the FMIC. Used a box cutter to cut them off.


Fixed


Tighten all clamps!




DONE!




"Parts that make my car worse" Parts


Thanks for Looking!!!






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      09-20-2010, 02:35 PM   #2
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Very nice dude! What are the power gains from a FMIC upgrade? This kind of mod is something a dealer would frown on right? Say, for instance, a HPFP replacement?


Also, kinda OT, what angel eyes are you running?
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      09-20-2010, 04:39 PM   #3
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      09-20-2010, 04:39 PM   #4
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Very nice upgrade..
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      09-20-2010, 05:06 PM   #5
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Nice pics mate! thanks for sharing.
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      09-20-2010, 05:30 PM   #6
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Very nice dude! What are the power gains from a FMIC upgrade? This kind of mod is something a dealer would frown on right? Say, for instance, a HPFP replacement?


Also, kinda OT, what angel eyes are you running?
Thanks! Angel eyes are stock, but I replaced the bulbs in them with GP Thunder 7500.

click below for gains and info
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=380451
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      09-20-2010, 05:50 PM   #7
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Thanks for sharing OP! very nice upgrade!
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      09-20-2010, 06:41 PM   #8
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Thanks for the write up! Your car looks good!
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      09-20-2010, 07:32 PM   #9
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Great DIY write up.....Funny being done at a Lexus dealership

On another note..........do Ispy a stock sway bar??? Time for E93 sway.

Last, the pic with the words "Lubing the FMIC made it easier to mount into the car" Thats A.K.A the "money shot" in Audiworld/quatrroworld forums.

Now, go and get us some Dyno #'s
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      09-20-2010, 11:02 PM   #10
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Hey man finally u get that sucker in there LOL U got the hook up on this one with the tech, lift, tools and cool place to work in... damn i'm jealous!! anyways it came out great... great pics too and that paint look sick under the right lighting Now we have to go for a nice long drive with our cars .... As U know I've got my JB3 today and all installed haha ready to come out and play??
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      09-21-2010, 03:01 AM   #11
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Nice, why do the inlet, and outlet pipes look smaller, or are they just slightly smaller than stock?
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Car looks great man!

Check your PM's

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      09-21-2010, 05:25 PM   #13
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Great write up man!
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Thanks again for the write up, I have linked several customers to your post.

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very nice, looks great

a lift just makes everything seem so easy
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      02-22-2011, 03:57 PM   #19
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Thanks again for the write up, I have linked several customers to your post.

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Your welcome! I enjoy the FMIC, and the install was fun too.
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So no trimming or bumper removal was necessary?
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No trimming or bumper removal for install. It's pretty straight forward. The lift definilty makes life easier, but it's easy to install w/o a lift.

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      02-25-2011, 03:34 PM   #22
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that the 5' or 7' core?
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