View Full Version : Check out this FMIC

09-30-2009, 02:24 AM
is this a good core for a big turbo setup around the ballpark of 28rs?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/TURBO-INTERCOOLER-PIPE-KIT-C-R-AUDI-A4-PASSAT-GOLF-1-8T_W0QQitemZ220479580240QQcmdZViewItemQQptZMotors_ Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories?hash=item33559b6850&_trksid=p4506.c0.m245

09-30-2009, 06:00 AM
I like how it says other intercoolers usually have a 10 psi pressure drop LOL what a joke.

09-30-2009, 06:14 AM
is it worth it for k03?

09-30-2009, 06:20 AM
that intercooler looks like a piece of shit, stick to justintercoolers or cxracing if you're going the ebay route

09-30-2009, 06:27 AM
Looks to be a cheap Sparco looking knock off, but I bet its just a tube/fine design with the tubes sitting sideways. Nearly all FMIC cores have less then 1 psi drop.

09-30-2009, 07:09 AM
Youre really gonna have to play with that piping, and if youre dbw I hope youre good at welding cause i doubt there is a flange on any of those pipes...

I know lots of people on here have ebay fmics, but I just couldnt bring myself to get one. It would constantly be weighing in the back of my mind...e-gay core...e-gay core....when is this POS going to break??...I decided to order a RaceTec from AE Performance (still waiting for it)...ill have peace of mind [;)]

09-30-2009, 10:08 AM
I just can't go with that method of thought. as long as they use the right materials and the welds are good (all of which are easy to check) then at that point an intercooler is an intercooler. Now there is some diffrance in fin size, guage of aluminum and then the over all efficancy of the intercooler. But for 90 percent of the users on this forum they don't have to worry about that. I picked up an OBX racing FMIC from e-bay cause it had 2 "inlet and a 2.25 outlet. I will grab the scan tool this weekend when i'm at the shop and see what the IAT temps are.

09-30-2009, 11:12 AM
cool should be interesting^^^

09-30-2009, 11:44 AM
That is a POS tube and fin design core. You could get that kit for the piping and use a real core? www.treadstoneperformance.com/ has great cores for a good price.