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Old 04-20-2007, 03:57 PM
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Default Factory BMW 335i Intercooler

17-51-7-540-035 - I can get it for $200.00

It's the FMI on these cars. or ?

Wait, I guess my point is after custom piping is this a good thing or bad thing. It looks like I can make it fit no problem in the front lower grille area.
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Old 04-20-2007, 05:18 PM
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For that price I think I'd give it a shot. I need to find somebody who can do custom piping. You coming through Indy anytime in the future Tuls?

Let me know if you decide to order one. I may grab one too.
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Old 04-20-2007, 06:48 PM
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Once you do it ..I might be interesting in that action
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Old 04-20-2007, 06:59 PM
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It sounds like a good project and the price for the parts sound just about right. Figure you'll spend between 100-150 for piping and fittings. And 150-200 for fabbing.

so possible fmic for 600-700. Sounds like a decent deal if it's doable compared to the dfic or alta v2.
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Old 04-20-2007, 07:04 PM
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I'm very tempted to order one... I've been trying to get dimensions all day but no one has pulled a 335 into the shop.
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Old 04-20-2007, 07:15 PM
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I just had lunch with a guy who has one. Where is it on teh 335? FMIC, TMIC or SMIC?
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Old 04-20-2007, 07:16 PM
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found a pic

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Old 04-20-2007, 07:17 PM
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Nice picture! We could set it up so the pipe goes directly from the SC to the intercooler right there and then loops around to the intake. Should be super difficult.
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Old 04-20-2007, 07:31 PM
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the problem is getting the piping down...where?
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Old 04-20-2007, 07:33 PM
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That intercooler is pretty deep... We'd have to cut something.
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Old 04-21-2007, 01:20 AM
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It's not any fun until you start cuttin sh!t.
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Old 04-21-2007, 05:43 AM
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Doubt that baby will fit in front of the radiator, way too thick & the inlet & outlet are pointed in the wrong direction to connect up without a bunch of cutting & fabrication.

Price might be sweet , but the fit looks all wrong.

You should measure up first then find a core that will fit better with much less hacking.

If it's done wrong your car will be slower & run worse then ever.

Don't under estimate the importance of proper engineering & flow dynamics, these issues will make or break a project like this.

The cost of a inter-cooler core is not the major expense in a front mount, its all the engineering, fabrication & time that adds up to big buck$.

Good luck with your F.M.I.C. project!
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just hang it from the license plate bolts
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Old 04-21-2007, 12:49 PM
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just hang it from the license plate bolts
Perfect!

You could also hang it off the tow hook with some nylon zip ties & use moms vacuum cleaner hose for inlet /outlet ducts.
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Old 04-21-2007, 03:44 PM
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I'm going to put mine on the roof.
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