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    Thread: Anyone running a CXRacing FMIC?

    1. Member PrimaVW's Avatar
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      08-03-2009 12:19 AM #1
      Anyone running one of these?

      http://www.cxracing.com/mm5/me...C11CH

      I heard CXRacing FMIC's sometimes get cracked welds...

      Also anyone have pics of their fmic's mounted with and/or without bumper on to see whether a bracket would help the FMIC see "more light of day" than usual lol

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      08-03-2009 01:00 AM #2
      They are great quality.

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      08-03-2009 10:55 AM #3
      Running their 28x7x2.5 on my 30# dizzy setup. Times and numbers are in my sig. It's working well. If the IC wasn't working the car wouldn't run what it does or put down what it does in high 80degree weather at only 12psi.

      Oh yeah, and they are cheap. I think mine was under $100 and so way the piping kit. Add another $80 in reducers, bends, bigger/smaller clamps et. and for under $300 your done

      Buy it from their ebay store. It's usually cheaper.


      Modified by slc92 at 10:56 AM 8-3-2009


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      08-03-2009 11:16 AM #4
      I just bought one of these kits.
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      08-03-2009 02:37 PM #5
      im also running their fmic and piping kit

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      08-03-2009 04:44 PM #6
      I'm using one. 2.5"x27"x7". Over 400hp 25 psi no issues
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      08-03-2009 04:50 PM #7
      Quote, originally posted by skaterazn »
      I'm using one. 2.5"x27"x7". Over 400hp 25 psi no issues

      Really? I'm planning on an obd2 swap and was wondering if my IC will be enough. I run the same one.

      Maybe not ideal, but I only plan on having it at full throttle for 11.50 seconds


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      08-03-2009 04:55 PM #8
      Quote, originally posted by slc92 »

      Really? I'm planning on an obd2 swap and was wondering if my IC will be enough. I run the same one.

      Maybe not ideal, but I only plan on having it at full throttle for 11.50 seconds


      I'm also running meth. When i borke 400 it was on an outside dyno 90+ out facing the sun at 23psi. Only thing I have is a head spacer so

      I can see you hitting higher numbers.

      And if you can get the traction I don't see a problem with that time

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      08-03-2009 05:01 PM #9
      i've heard good things about the cx intercoolers

      a buddy of mine ran one for a while on his vr-t when he was using the 42lb file, he changed it out for a treadstone when he upgraded to the c2 630 file... and the car makes ridiculous power 505whp/540wtq

      I'm using a treadstone that is 8x22x3.5 with a 2.5 in/out
      they aren't crazy expensive like $200-250 and they use a pretty efficient core.
      If I remember right it is rated for 750+cfm





      Modified by VR SEX at 5:11 PM 8-3-2009

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      08-03-2009 05:28 PM #10
      Quote, originally posted by VR SEX »
      a buddy of mine ran one for a while on his vr-t when he was using the 42lb file, he changed it out for a treadstone when he upgraded to the c2 630 file... and the car makes ridiculous power 505whp/540wtq


      Modified by VR SEX at 5:11 PM 8-3-2009

      Is he running the stage 3(630's w/ the 4" MAF housing, stock MAF element)

      or stage 4 (630's w/ the PRO MAF)?

      If I go obd2, not sure which route I wanna go.


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      08-03-2009 06:23 PM #11
      pro maf
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      08-03-2009 06:28 PM #12
      Quote, originally posted by VR SEX »
      pro maf

      Gotcha.


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      08-03-2009 09:04 PM #13
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    14. 08-03-2009 09:15 PM #14
      so far so good... and stealth it, don't give your car buckteeth.

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      08-03-2009 09:20 PM #15
      it sticks out the bottom a little i messed my bumper up bad so the next one i will do will be a little more stealthy

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      08-03-2009 09:26 PM #16
      Looking good

      Don't sweat the fact that most of it isn't exposed to the air either. The more I read about intercoolers is that they are really heat sinks more than radiators. You aren't in boost for long periods of time but rather short bursts followed by periods of non boost. During boost the intercooler is really just absorbing heat from the intake charge(for the most part). It will dissipate that heat to the ambient air when you aren't in boost. Road race car maybe a different story, but street/strip, a 5 sec. pull here, a 15 sec. pull there and it's not all that important to have direct airflow.

      I don't think I'd cut my bumper for 500whp. I'd just run a bigger heatsink(intercooler) to absorb the heat during the 9-11 sec. pull.


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      08-03-2009 09:30 PM #17
      yea it looks tight but i can stick my hand up and in front of the intercooler almost to the top

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      08-03-2009 11:16 PM #18
      I just started to install mine, I trimmed the bumper rebar, and plan on trimming the lower rad support to help air flow through the back of the intercooler. but mine sits with the bottom of the intercooler level with the bottom of the bumper opening. I'm not sure if I want to mount the intercooler from the top and bottom mounts or cut off the bottom mounts and just mount it from the top.


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      08-03-2009 11:24 PM #19
      Looks like how I did mine except I didn't have to touch the rebar. Mine fit's in between it and the rad, but I don't have A/C so if I ever add it back I'll probably have to cut the rebar like you did.

      I cut off the bottom mounting tabs and used the top ones. I ran L brackets and mounted it to the upper rad support so I can pull the front bumper on and off w/ out having to touch the IC or piping.


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      08-03-2009 11:31 PM #20
      Yea I really want to keep the ac so i figured some chopping of the rebar was going to happen if I wanted any airflow.
      I guess ill cut my bottom tabs off so i can drop the intercooler down a bit more.

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      08-04-2009 04:36 PM #21
      I plan on cutting the rebar for my 3.5" core
      I would like to have some airflow, but cannot justify hacking a eurobumper to do so
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