View Full Version : Worked on the FMIC today. Pics.

01-13-2008, 10:09 PM
Well I would just like to thank Fred and Keith for always being there when I need them but Fred is the one who talk me into this. lol. jk Fred.

Took some time to start working on my Greddy FMIC that Fred hooked me up with. Im trying to install this behind my stock bumper. Today I just want to mount on the fmic so that I can test fit the bumper and cut what ever needs to be cut. I can get the bumper to stay on the car so that I was able to see how the FMIC looked, and I really like how it looked.

The probem I ran in to was up on the top and the bottom. On the top the FMIC hits the bumper support. Now can I just chop up the support bar? I have a pic bellow showing where I would cut the support bar. On the bottom I guess just start trimming till I got it to fit.

pis of the fmic hitting the bumpe rsupport. it hits on the edge of the fmic

thinking of cuting that section so that i can fit the fmic. how stupid is this? anybody else done this?


01-13-2008, 10:16 PM
sweet ! looks like that fmic is used. but should work :) starting in the day finishing late at night in the dark .. those are our b5 days :) looks sweet man !

01-13-2008, 10:19 PM
well thanks rico. yea its used, i dont ahve any probelms with that. working at night is a blast. its calm, nobody to bug the shit out of you, and your working on your car.

01-13-2008, 10:22 PM
Since the support is curved you don't have to hack the whole bottom of it off. Cut it like this


Just trim a bit at a time. Try and keep as much support as you can

01-13-2008, 10:23 PM
humm i dont know. that might just work. i was thinks of that also. i will just have to cut a bit at a time then. what if i have to trim the whloe thing.

01-13-2008, 10:26 PM
It doesn't look like you will have to. How much does your bumper stick out? Well if you have to cut the bottom part off then you do what you got to do. Still plenty of meat on that rebar.

01-13-2008, 10:30 PM
i think the bumpe needs to only go on another inch or so till i can get the two long bolts on.

01-13-2008, 10:34 PM
yeah you defiantly have enough room. Thats is how my bumper is cut for my racetec

01-13-2008, 10:35 PM
well your making me fell a whole lot better.

01-13-2008, 10:57 PM
Yeah you might have to cut just a small section of the bottom piece of the rebar, might have to cut 1 of those tabs on each end.

01-14-2008, 08:40 AM
What size is that front mount?

01-14-2008, 08:52 AM
My core is about the same size as yours and I hardly had to do any trimming to my bumper support. It'd kinda hard to tell from the pics - how much room (if any) is between the back of your core and your radiator? If there's a gap, try adjusting/re-drilling holes in your mounting hardware to close that gap before you hack apart your bumper support. Looks good!

01-14-2008, 09:08 AM
What size is that front mount?

Here is the #'s fred posted, 28x7x2.5

01-14-2008, 09:08 AM
What size is that front mount?

Here is the #'s fred posted, 28x7x2.5

01-14-2008, 11:11 AM
yup thats soudn about right.

01-14-2008, 05:36 PM
I'm glad that my old FMIC went to a good home. I didn't have to trim my bumper support at all but then again I had the FMIC mounted upside down so that it would fit my after market front bumper better.

I suggest that you take off a little at a time because you want to keep as much of the bumper support as possible. It may take a little more time to do it this way but in the long run it will end up being better.

Good luck on the install and make sure to post more pics of your oil catch can install.