View Full Version : FMIC mounted, S4 bumper mesh mod... need some opinions

06-11-2007, 06:20 AM
Finally got a chance to replace one of the crank pulley bolts that I rounded out on my last weekend TB job. To do this I had to take off the bumper, so I figured it would be a good time to mount the FMIC since it has been just hanging there since I bought the car. I also added some RS4 looking mesh to the bumper. The sides already had pieces cut out, but the center was just the FMIC. So I painted it black and mounted the mesh. Now I am unsure of I like the look.. I have the horizontal lines of the intercooler, and than the diagnoal lines of the mesh. It looks very busy. my thought is to paint the front of the intercooler black so it blends in. I know I need to get picutres up here as it is pointless to give me opinions wihtout pictures....

anyone have any pictures of a black intercooler?......


06-11-2007, 07:28 AM
Dont "paint" the fmic, if you want it black have it anodized.

06-11-2007, 07:29 AM
mmm, never seen this done before. is it expensive?


06-11-2007, 07:32 AM
How much does it cost to have it anodized?

06-11-2007, 12:39 PM
i got quotes from 75-175 for black anodizing. thin layer of rad. paint can be a DIY
but don't go crazy. keep it thin.