This is a discussion on Scarmack's Build to Destruction within the Builds forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Originally Posted by etnpnys Yay!! Nice job, dude. That FMIC is massive... those don't restrict air flow to the regular ...
You've got balls the size of watermelons to be doing all this with not a lot of experience working with cars. Even had to cut holes?! Man I would never be able to do this on my own. Impressive stuff and that FMIC looks awesome.
What does all this do to the warranty on that brand new beautiful car?
Looking good! I'm holding off on the inlet on my car for a bit. Install is just too much of a PITA for it on it's own. I figure a set of tgv deletes, injectors, and rails/fpr should warrant the time, however .
You going to pair up that FMIC with anything bigger in the near future?
Recommendations to fill up the FMIC? TopSpeed seems to recommend the Dom1.5/20gxt as the largest stock location turbo over on iwsti. After seeing their review, I plan on a Dom1.5 down the road a ways. Keeps driveability, but still has some breath up top. Will fight that battle at a later time though.
Injector wise, if you have e85 around you, that should be factored in. Need much larger injectors for e85 (~30% more headroom). Seen great results on it though.
Getting to that point though, you are best off talking to your tuner in my opinion. I don't really have one, so I just figure it out as I go. If your tuner has suggestions based off of prior experience... I'd go with that to save hassle down the road, save upfront tuning costs, and piece together a more 'complete' package.
Do you have any drive line bushings by the way? I didn't see them uptop. If not, I highly recommend a super shift kit from Turninconcepts at a minimum. They completely change the feel of the shifter - not over playing it either.
Doesn't seem like an abundance of close tuners to us, just a heads up. Most people I've seen in our area take the hike all the way to Agile in Maryland. I need to at least find some dyno time myself eventually.
Did you do the headunit install yourself? What harnesses did you use and did you have to splice any wires?
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Let me know. I am always up for a field trip for installs if you need a hand as well (for what it's worth).