well, i told myself id wait till next week to do it, but i got bored and decided to take off the bumper to see what i had to do, which turned into going to home depot and getting the brackets, which turned into mounting it, which turned into cutting the bumper and turned into putting everything on but the piping. it was alot easier than most people make the FMIC out to be. i started at 7 and at 10 me and my buddy were finished with the FMIC mock up, and decided to tackle piping tomorrow(gotta wait for my freinds dad to come down and weld some ****).
the FMIC. core measures 24x12x3. inlet/outlet is 3" diameter.
5 feet of 2.5" Mild Steel pipe, and 3 2.5" U-bends with a 6" radius.
here it is with the bumper off and the FMIC on.
another shot. gotta love the home depot bracket strip things.
the fmic doesnt move at all and i can sit on it without it moving. those brackets work perfect, that things not going anywhere.
the bumper test fitted. my buddy is trying to pop out a bolt whos head broke off that he overtightened, so thats why that side of the IC is hanging lower. i didnt realize this till after the pic.
another shot. yes i know its off, thats cause he broke it. i put another bolt in and all is fine now.
the peuney side mount. its amazing air moves through it at all. it can only flow around 200cfm, and on a turbo thats flowing 550cfm, you do the math. the fmic flows 800cfm, and has a .2psi drop at 15psi.