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      01-27-2013, 05:03 PM   #1
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ETS FMIC

just got my ETS FMIC! Wooop!

does anyone have experience putting these guys in? i have 0 garage space and no jack/lift...
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good to know amigo thanks...any immediate gains after you put yours in?
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good to know amigo thanks...any immediate gains after you put yours in?
No gains, just lower IATs, not a gain so to speak, but P3 shows temps around 10 deg Celsius lower which has to be a good thing
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I put mine in at a lift in Allston for $50/2hrs access. I did mine in 1hr flat. If you want a hand, let me know and I could give you a hand some weekend if you want a DIY.
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I put mine in at a lift in Allston for $50/2hrs access. I did mine in 1hr flat. If you want a hand, let me know and I could give you a hand some weekend if you want a DIY.
For sure! I am decently handy but hesitant when it comes to my car...more afraid I'm going to screw something up than do any good...where in Allston?
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      01-27-2013, 09:04 PM   #7
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Right off exit 18 off the pike. Bimmer72 is his username. "I" is his first name. He posted in the e90post NE forums.
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No gains, just lower IATs, not a gain so to speak, but P3 shows temps around 10 deg Celsius lower which has to be a good thing
You will get more gains with an aftermarket IC because there will be less knock when you start to tune car.
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You will get more gains with an aftermarket IC because there will be less knock when you start to tune car.
already have a bunch of bolt ons...FMIC is last mod before FBO, hopefully it all comes together with this!
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had TMS do it...they did it in just over an hour...the active autowerke charge pipe i have is now a little lower and closer to the drive belt...it shouldnt move but just something to note when guys do theirs...also the boot on the right side of the IC is very close to the lip of the tubing...but we did a bunch of runs up to the redline and maxed out the boost PSI and no leaks...it also fits very well as a direct fit replacement so i guess all is well!
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Good deal man. I noticed a difference once mine went on. CP an maybe DPs are next to finish out the bolt ons.
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i dunno if i notice any real difference...every time I add a mod, my revs always bounce up and down at idle and go away after a week or so...that being said, i havent really had time to really go WOT with it yet
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Post pics! Gota see how it looks, planning on getting mine in the spring.
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gonna wait till the weathers a little better and I wash it/take the grill off...its pretty undramatic, anodized black, stealth look yah know
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You will get more gains with an aftermarket IC because there will be less knock when you start to tune car.
True, esp with a tune. But you will not notice gains in every day driving. It simply helps reduce heatsoak with more effective cooling after repeated pulls and track time.

FMIC isn't the sort of mod that when you get in the car after the install and go 'wow, I have more power'. It is more preventative in its application.
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True, esp with a tune. But you will not notice gains in every day driving. It simply helps reduce heatsoak with more effective cooling after repeated pulls and track time.

FMIC isn't the sort of mod that when you get in the car after the install and go 'wow, I have more power'. It is more preventative in its application.
very true.

I am close to FBO but I want to tune...trying to decide between PROcede or Cobb...

PROcede looks a lot better in a lot of ways...

Cobb hasnt released a AccessPort yet for 2012 N55's...
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very true.

I am close to FBO but I want to tune...trying to decide between PROcede or Cobb...

PROcede looks a lot better in a lot of ways...

Cobb hasnt released a AccessPort yet for 2012 N55's...
If Cobb ever gets their shit together to make this happen for you N55 guys I say do it. Then you can go see Bren and he will make magic with your car.
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If Cobb ever gets their shit together to make this happen for you N55 guys I say do it. Then you can go see Bren and he will make magic with your car.
I talked to some sales rep from Cobb a few days ago, he said they have had a N55 in the shop for a while now and are working on it...no ETA for release though
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You can always do Jb4 and then sell the thing when it comes out.
I had JB4 on my car when I bought it used from someone in NYC, It was OK, It did not have the mind blowing torque of Cobb AP tuned by Bren.
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