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bguy5 12-23-2012 06:14 AM

Front mount
 
I'm not sure if its posted already or not but I'm wondering if a front mount inter cooler is a good idea for my lgt?

Nrw 12-23-2012 06:58 AM

Yes

charlie_sheen 12-23-2012 07:47 AM

No

Max Capacity 12-23-2012 07:54 AM

Depends.


What are your HP goals ?

iNVAR 12-23-2012 09:05 AM

No, no one has ever posted about this before, ever, in the history of this forum. If only there were some way to search old posts for specific words... ;)

Aracheon 12-23-2012 09:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by iNVAR (Post 4216626)
No, no one has ever posted about this before, ever, in the history of this forum. If only there were some way to search old posts for specific words... ;)

:lol: :lol:

idiot4hire 12-23-2012 11:35 AM

If you want over 350hp yes if you have a DD and don't want over 350hp a topmount is just fine. Also a top mount is much easier and cheaper to install

ibr_adam09 12-23-2012 12:16 PM

But, but ... Racekor :confused:

wurkenman 12-23-2012 12:36 PM

Depending on your HP goals which IC to use. The FMIC makes it much easier to do maint on the engine if you need access to the back side. The FMIC is more work to install. You can get an FMIC for about 1/2 the cost of a good TMIC.

bguy5 12-29-2012 06:20 AM

i have a tmic now but i was looking at getting a fmic to change the look of the front of the car. i was just wondering if my car will react different or not, and well its a D D with just over 260 hp

iNVAR 12-29-2012 06:38 AM

not much sense in getting a fmic without adjusting your tune to take advantage of it...

bguy5 12-29-2012 06:59 AM

well there would be an adjustment done afterwards buti was just wondering if it will hurt the ca by putting one on because ive been told i lose hp and the car doesnt run right with the front mount

iNVAR 12-29-2012 07:06 AM

search. the pros and cons of a fmic are well documented here

mr_csl 12-29-2012 02:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bguy5 (Post 4223219)
i have a tmic now but i was looking at getting a fmic to change the look of the front of the car. i was just wondering if my car will react different or not, and well its a D D with just over 260 hp

First determine really WHY you want a FMIC.
- Why does your post say you want to change the look of the car?
- HP gloating vs. Usable HP
- Is a FMIC beneficial to the car?

If you don't read the rest of this post, read this:
FMIC is a functional, not a visual mod. There are much cheaper ways to alter aesthetics.

I went to a FMIC last year because (1) I regularly track the vehicle on road courses and the additional HP is useful under those conditions, and (2) a FMIC contributes to keeping the engine within safer conditions with the additional cooling of air and omit heat soak that's chronic with TMIC.

If properly tuned and you have appropriate additional components, you'll see higher HP and Torque numbers. But depending on your setup and tune, your power curve is likely to move toward the higher RPM range. So if this is only your DD, the additional power won't be usable power.

alegend90 12-29-2012 09:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nrw (Post 4216532)
Yes

Quote:

Originally Posted by charlie_sheen (Post 4216552)
No

Quote:

Originally Posted by Max Capacity (Post 4216555)
Depends.


What are your HP goals ?

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