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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 10:18 pm 
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anyone got any info on fitting one or no if there better than a fmic? or any pics ? does anything have to be changed int he engine bay


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 1:28 pm 
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They are more beneficial then a front mounted intercooler, because air flows into the radiator and intercooler basically even, but with a fmic the air has to pass through the intercooler, which is then heated up, then it goes through the radiator, which therefore is not cooling the radiator as much as the air could.

There is enough room in the engine bay of an FC to fit a vee mount setup, but the bad thing is you need a vented bonnet, it won't work without this, you could either see 13BEEF on this forum about getting a fiberglass or carbon one, or getting a n/a bonnet and cutting your own vent into it.

The only benefit of a front mount is the cost, it is much much cheaper. For a vee mount setup your looking at $2000 +

Here's a few pics of FC's with vee mount setups

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 6:37 pm 
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they have a more specific application, front mounts are better for street driven cars as they suffer less heat soak in traffic etc. If the car sees the track reguarly i'd go a v-mount.

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very true. V-mounts suffer in traffic


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just go a water to air barrel cooler you will never look back.

plus you dont have a big intercooler = cop atractor out the front of the car!! :wink:

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Except you have to mount the heat exchanger somewhere, which is more or less the same issue as having a FMIC in front of your radiator...

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2006 9:48 am 
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[CatchMe] wrote:
Except you have to mount the heat exchanger somewhere, which is more or less the same issue as having a FMIC in front of your radiator...


not really.

as the heat exchanger is no were as big as a fmic so it doesnt block as much cool air going to the radiator..

plus you have less likelyhood of having to remove the bottom air diffuser infront of the radiator as you would with a FMIC which is the first thing most people do with an fc which has a massive effect on the radiator being efficient in the first place.

plus if you are that worried it aint hard to sit the original radiator upright..
just need to reroute the air cond and radiator lines (which would have been done in a v mount setup anyway)..

the water to air setup would still be cheaper than a v mount setup with no heat soak (great for traffic conditions).

plus water to air cooler gives a more constant intake temp which is better


pluses out weight the negatives really..

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