View Full Version : Couple of new bits fitted. Few pics.

09-19-2007, 06:54 AM
I eventually got all my new discs and pads.



Also fitted my fmic. Ran into a problem as I have moved my DV but sorted it.




Here is the section on the bumper I had to cut.


All done.



Cant see it that much which is what I wanted. Would have rathered it be black but I am not that bothered.

I am also holding 2psi more now and can hear the turbo a little more. I dunno if this should be the case or what??

09-19-2007, 06:56 AM
That looks nice. How much did you have to cut off your bumper?

Nevermind, I'm blind.

09-19-2007, 08:11 AM
good job man. really nice on not hacking the bumper as much as everybody else.
looks realy stealth.

09-19-2007, 08:31 AM
Nice myman and the first to fit the cheap Autobah88 FMIC.

09-19-2007, 08:31 AM
what rotors are those?

09-19-2007, 08:46 AM
i dont see how you are holding more psi than before. i thought usually you lose a small bit, no? i lost 1-2psi with my fmic

looks good though. rotors are nice too

09-19-2007, 08:47 AM
I think he must have had a small leek in his old system.

09-19-2007, 12:22 PM
The brake disc are black diamond grooved and the pads I used are ferodo ds2500's. Work far better than my only mintex pad and drilled and grooved setup.

You I think Docurley may be right about the leak. Unless its cos these pipes are smoother and straighter. Or maybe the only pipes were collapsing. I am not sure though.

09-19-2007, 02:09 PM
looks nice ^.^

09-19-2007, 03:01 PM
Looks really clean!!!

10-25-2007, 01:12 PM
Hey folks finally got my 034 manifold fitted.

Was easy to get the old manifold off but hard to get the new one on as its pretty chunky.

It took me about four and a half hours to get it done in the end.

Has made the turbo super loud above 4k revs. The old one must muffle the noise a bit.

Here are pics anyway.

Old on


Old off


Some comparison shots.





I didnt take any other pics as I was then in too much of a hurry to get it finished.

Anyone else fitted one? I am wondering if I should bend the neck of a spanner to tighten the manifold bolts? I tightened them up as much as I could but was really awkward.

Got a new clutch on its way as this one has started a slip a bit now. Also coming is a new TIP.


10-25-2007, 02:40 PM
What kind of FMIC is that?
I was thinking about going with the Ebay FMIC.
Should the ebay fmic fit behind to look stockish?

10-25-2007, 07:19 PM
how much power did that mani add do you think?

10-25-2007, 08:59 PM
looks sweet dude.

I love getting lots done to my car in a short amount of time.
Your FMIC looks like it fit perfectly.

10-25-2007, 09:48 PM
the mainfold looks impressive, i might have to pick one up eventually

10-26-2007, 04:36 AM
Nice job myman as for the FMIC it's the ebay unit made by Autobah88 and it came with an oil cooler included in the kit, you have to cut the bumper iron but it seems like a good kit for not alot of money.

So how does the car feel with the lager Manifold?

10-26-2007, 05:30 AM
The car feel a bit more responsive, a definate improvement. Havent really been able to test it as my clutch is slipping at the mo.

Docurley is correct about the intercooler being from autobahn88, however mine didnt come with the oil cooler.

I dont have a clue how much power the manifold will add, not much I expect with the K04. But I got a great deal on it so I thought I would get it as I would have wanted one if I ever get an eliminator anyway.

I will get the car remapped eventually, just wondering whether I should get bigger injectors and maf before hand??

10-26-2007, 09:22 AM
Looks good. Time to go to a new bumper haha.

10-26-2007, 09:57 AM
looks really nice