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Car has chip neuspeed intake and down pipe and19 psi and I was thinking about upgrading to a fmic like this http://item.mobileweb.ebay.ca/viewit...id=00772591138 and just wanted your opinions, also where is stock location to?
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Idk if the stock one is good enough plus upgrade can't hurt or can it?
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those ebay intercoolers are hit or miss. they are made in china and fit horribly. you will end being more frustrated over it in the long run. the stock interooler is a side mount located on the passenger side in the wheel well behind the bumper.

the stock one is pretty good. its in a good cool location. problem is it is small and is prone to heat soak. i have been running the stock side mount for 80,000 miles with running 24psi. no issues with it. if i ever upgrade to a new one im going with eurosports fmic.
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Verry helpful thanks! Also Their air to water cooled right? Like that one on ebay, or is it air to air
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Stay away from AWIC, they are nothing but a headache and only worth it for drag cars.

air to air is more than sufficient for your needs and a DD unless you want to stop and add ice to the water mix every few blocks in the summer?

I plan to pick up the Eurocustoms one as well as i have no plans of getting above 300hp any time soon, maybe a small hybrid KO4 or GT28r, but nothing larger. The Eurojet models are also very popular in teh VW groups, but both of these options are much more money than an ebay kit.
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Ok thanks
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Ya you're better off using that extra weight for a water meth injection kit than a box of ice.
You'll get way more bang out of it, especially if you get a second program to take advantage of the extra octane.

Water/meth is switch flip, turn it on, turn it off. AWIC is going to be a pain in the ass to baby it every day. Sure you can lug around 50 pounds of ice and water in a cooler in your trunk with lines and a pump to it but it's a hugely impractical.
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i have a awic on my beer cooler.
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Was browsing water meth and intercoolers, found a pretty good site I think.

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Seems they have just about everything for a decent price, apparently no tax unless you live in Colorado too. o.O
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Your stock intercooler should be more than enough for stock turbo even a k04. If you upgrade to an fmic you will experience a pressure drop. Water/meth is also over kill in my opinion although it is a safe choice it isn't needed like fubar said they are prone to heat soak but I still don't see them worth it. There is a guy on vwvortex that tested the pros and cons of a fmic on a stock turbo car. He monitored intake temps, dyno numbers and boost. In the end intake temps did drop a bit over all but dyno numbers werent there. Your best bet is an upgraded side mount unless your going big turbo this will help with heat soak with out pressure drops.
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I plan to pick up the Eurocustoms one as well as i have no plans of getting above 300hp any time soon, maybe a small hybrid KO4 or GT28r, but nothing larger. The Eurojet models are also very popular in teh VW groups, but both of these options are much more money than an ebay kit.
I actually started with a EuroCustoms/Neuspeed FMIC intercooler set up on my F23 (K04-02x hybrid, basically a GT28 ).

I Thought it did the job, until I installed a Eurojet Race FMIC...Boy did that make all the difference!! Boosted quicker, pulled mcuh harder, with no noticeable pressure drop. Even after multiple pulls there was no reduction in power and kept pulling the requested 17psi.

Although it was night and day for my set up, a factory k03(s) turbo wont benefit as much from a large intercooler set up, The Eurojet street or Eurocustoms would be better suited for it
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eurojet race fmic for 400+hp daily at least thats the plan... eurojet makes some top notch stuff
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