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Old 03-18-2013, 11:12 PM
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FMIC suggestions!

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I am new to this forum I have read many post but never joined in any discussions. Anyway I bought a 335is in December. Since I purchased I have added a JB4 PLM dp's and BMS cold air intake. The car really runs great and I totally love it but now I am thinking of adding a FMIC. So I guess I am looking for feedback from anyone who has a FMIC they either like or hate to kinda narrow down my options. Thanks for any help!
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Old 03-19-2013, 03:19 AM
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Helix if you can DIY dinan if you freak about warranty and or can't DIY
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A lot of research led me to believe that Helix makes the best FMIC, but many people in the tuning forums also like the 5" and 7" ETS FMICs: http://www.extremeturbosystems.com/E...tercooler.html

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Old 03-19-2013, 07:25 AM
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Thanks for the reply. Helix is one I have my eye on. I am not a guy who sits at home worried about my warranty so I would not pay Dinan's prices.
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:36 AM
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Thanks for the reply. Helix is one I have my eye on. I am not a guy who sits at home worried about my warranty so I would not pay Dinan's prices.
Then you've got your answer Let us know how it runs.
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Old 03-26-2013, 03:32 AM
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what about the Cobb FMIC? didnt see any specs on it. they are having 10% the entire site so they are selling the FMIC for $855
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Its a new product so its an unknown. That being said its hard to go wrong with any of the major brands. You have to choose based on what your objectives are for your tune. I narrowed it down to Helix & ETS for my car then went with ETS as better suited to what I was trying to do.
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I was trying to find a little more info about that Cobb FMIC, mainly if its a 5" or 7"..looks like im making a call to Cobb today
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Its a new product so its an unknown. That being said its hard to go wrong with any of the major brands. You have to choose based on what your objectives are for your tune. I narrowed it down to Helix & ETS for my car then went with ETS as better suited to what I was trying to do.

What do you mean?
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What I consider a mild tune DD, not a weekend drag or track car. The Helix is bigger but it also covers the part of the coolant radiator that supports the & DCT cooling heat exchanger. So far based on my logs including full summer heat its been a good choice compared to the factory cooler by at least 35 degrees.
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Old 03-27-2013, 12:14 AM
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just called the shop today where i ordered my Cobb App and was inquiring about the Cobb FMIC. He'll get back to me with the specs from Cobb when installed and tuned with the Cobb App. What I was asking was if it was 5" or 7" so hopefully i get that information tomorrow and I'll post it on here. Not going for anything to crazy but would like some nice gains though!
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What I was asking was if it was 5" or 7"
I'll go out on a limb and guess it's much closer to 5" since the Cobb site indicates "factory-like fitment." Among other things, that implies (to me, anyway) no or minimal cutting required to install.
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