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    Fmic

    What ones the best for my GSI? I was looking at this one which I like the sound of but does it do as good of a job?

    http://www.zlet.co.uk/zletpace.htm

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    courtenay lower fmic looks pretty tasty.
    Pace also do a direct replacement as does Regal IIRC

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    I like the courtnay one but you have to cut the bumper.... This pace one looks quite good... It depends on how good it is though.....

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    If you've got a gsi mate you don't need to cut the bumper, just the bumper bar slightly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tay
    If you've got a gsi mate you don't need to cut the bumper, just the bumper bar slightly.
    Bumper bar? What part is that then?

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    That's the metal pressing behind the actual bumper. you only have to cut a lip off it. It's not too hard and to be honest, the courtenay one looks the dogs danglies behind the lower grille. I think that all the intercoolers (pace, regal and courtenay) will be as good as each other for performance, but it's all down to personal taste really
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gnasher
    That's the metal pressing behind the actual bumper. you only have to cut a lip off it. It's not too hard and to be honest, the courtenay one looks the dogs danglies behind the lower grille. I think that all the intercoolers (pace, regal and courtenay) will be as good as each other for performance, but it's all down to personal taste really
    Mmmmmm....... Ok sounds good... What do you cut the lip off with? Does it weaken the bumper at all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enkidu
    Mmmmmm....... Ok sounds good... What do you cut the lip off with? Does it weaken the bumper at all?
    The grinder is always a good weapon of choice for such a task. as for the second question, a good one, dont forget that the bumper bar, or to give it its correct name, the 'crash protection bar' is there to protect all the gubbins behind it, question is, if you had a shunt, and your bumper bar had been ground up to suit, would they invalidate a claim, as you have modified the structural strength of the bar.

    I know its being mega arsey, but how arsey do you think an insurance company would be if it meant they didnt have to cough up for a claim
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    I still like the idea of the pace version though.... Its got more surface area which must help..... You dont have to drill or weld anything either...

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    The Pace and CVourtenay FMIC both give similar performance so the choice is yours.

    The Pace may have a larger surface area, but most is out of the direct airflow, but you do not need to modify anything to fit it.

    I have the Courtenay FMIC, that's my personal choice and the Pace cooler did not even come close.

    I guess you have to make your mind up when you part with your cash.
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