Removal of fog lights is necessary if you want a big core and a good end tank and inlet/outlet pipe design. If you're worried about your fog lights than you're not committed to making a lot of power. The Blitz and Greddy are both very good. I use the Blitz due to the larger core. Vishnu used it on their 475 HP car which says something right there. It was barely breaking a sweat on my 390 HP car. Install is easy but the cutting of the bumper beam and the bumper cover I think might be tough. We use a plasma cutter to do it.Corrosive said:Whats the best FMIC for the money?
Any good places to buy?
-The ones where you have to remove the fog lights suck
Does anyone have any idea how much installation on a FMIC is, is that something that Anyone can do (like Me)?
bar and plate are more durable too, so better suited for FMIC's.SobeWRX said:Bar and plate type intercoolers have better cooling abilities, however they are heavier and more expensive than tube and fin designs...
Not true. Here is a message sent from Simon Lines of Prodrive to our friend Jan Shim:SobeWRX said:Bar and plate type intercoolers have better cooling abilities, however they are heavier and more expensive than tube and fin designs...
The bar / plate type GENERALLY has a higher internal flow, i.e. less backpressure in the intake system
The tube / fin type have a slightly higher internal resistance but are GENERALLY more efficient at cooling
These are GENERALISATIONS, and both types can mimic the other depending on a particular design or application. The bar and plate type has a better more "high performance" "image" than the tube / fin, but the reality is not so clear cut.
I think the important thing is to decide what you are trying to achieve, then get the best intercooler for your application. This "deciding what you are trying to achieve" before getting parts can involve some guesswork but having an overall plan makes things simpler in the long run.
Simon J Lines