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      03-19-2016, 01:10 AM   #1
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Having trouble installing vrsf intercooler

We've been at it for hours. I need help getting the new one clamped and bolted up.
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      03-19-2016, 01:38 AM   #2
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Anyone wanna make a quick 100 bucks helping me.
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what exactly is your problem? is it the chargepipes?
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$100 is good as mine 😲

Which size?
*VRSF Intercooler 7in, or 5in FMIC Upgrade for 2007-11 N54 BMW 135i/335i [E82/E90/E92]

The easiest way, remove front grill unless you have a lift, otherwise jack front up place jackstands under car. It's likely cutting will be involved: front hard plastic matrix support to fit in the larger fmic.
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=718951

Hope my 2cents help?

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Thanks guys. I couldn't understand how the Damn thing didn't fit without cutting. It was the 5incher.
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I have a question when tightening the hoses with the clamps how tight should I clamp down?
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      03-23-2016, 11:38 PM   #7
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I have a question when tightening the hoses with the clamps how tight should I clamp down?
When I first installed mine, initially I had outlet coupler pop off because it seemed (at least to me) to be a bit short. Then after some more aggressive trimming to get the FMIC as high up as possible, I was still getting a sound under high boost that that sounded for all the world like air escaping from a balloon.

So I adopted the time honored method of tightening the living sh** out of all of them. Seemed to solve the problem.

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...It's likely cutting will be involved...
Most people report not having to trim with the 5" VRSF, but I found I needed to do so in order to get it to fit nice and snug (see attached pics).

Having said that, I probably went overboard with the trimming. But I had a free Saturday and nothing else to do

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Thanks for help @wjk_glynn I trimmed about the same as you and it fits pretty snug. I prolly could go a tad higher. I had the coupler blow out on me today and I was wandering about over tightening. Thanks again for the detailed pictures.
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question on passenger side intake connection

On the passenger side, does the VRSF supplied flexible silicone boot attach to the original accordion piece? Or do I cut the metal band, remove the accordion piece, and then use the VRSF silicone boot to make the connection?
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On the passenger side, does the VRSF supplied flexible silicone boot attach to the original accordion piece? Or do I cut the metal band, remove the accordion piece, and then use the VRSF silicone boot to make the connection?
You cut that metal band and remove the accordion piece.
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