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    TXMotorSport FMIC

    Well after 6hrs a burnt head, neck and some cuts and sores, the new FMIC is on. Man is was a tight fit! The kit is good and the instructions are clear. The only pain was mounting the new slim fan as its holes do not line up with the existing fan monts, so some creativity was required with some plastic.

    A big shout out to TurboEd for helping me fit the kit, as there is no way I could have done it by myself.

    First impressions after the test drive was how different the car accelerates. I have not completed 50 miles yet so the ECU is still trying to work out what has changed but I already can say that it pulls harder for longer. I'm even geting the exhaust to pop between gears changes when hammering it, but I suspect that will stop after the ECU has retuned itself.

    A bit more turbo lag in the low revs is evadent but that is to be expected when the change size of the IC is so great. My boost pressures seem alittle different but again I suspect this will even out after the magical 50 miles.

    Next to come is the Courtenay Large Bore Plenum and CDTi air box (both on order). Was hoping to join the Group Buy at the back end of June for a remap to unlock all those new spare horses but the wife is now saying she wants a holiday in the south of France so my plan is on-hold.
    Red.Dot + Turbo Dynamics VXR Hybrid + TX AutoSport 63mm FMIC = One Huge Smile

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    Got any pics of it fitted mate?

    Also how much did it cost?

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    nice going matey,was looking at these intercoolers my self and also the new universal kits on ebay.

    when you say creativity with plastic...wot do you mean? cud you not drill holes to match fitting?
    Astra GSI with red.dot power!!
    289bhp and 330lb/ft...@ 16psi

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    As requested, the kit was from ebay and as you can see I had to make my own air-con fan mounting bracket, but otherwise a nice kit











    Red.Dot + Turbo Dynamics VXR Hybrid + TX AutoSport 63mm FMIC = One Huge Smile

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    Fansastic job mate looks the dogs bits, when I fit mine you know the fan wiring you have sat on top of the intercooler, well if you strip the ribbed plastic off and untape the fan wiring behind then you can run the wiring at the bottom of the rad to make it look neat. then go to scrap yard and pull some more plastic off another astra to cover up the fan wiring which is left exposed so it looks factory. Have a search for my post.

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    i was thinking of getting one of these,its supposed to fit better on the gsi so i read in the ebay listing..did u have to cut your bumper at all?

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    one thing u will more than likely notice when using this fan is that the air conditioning light on the rev counter will stay on

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben3041 View Post
    one thing u will more than likely notice when using this fan is that the air conditioning light on the rev counter will stay on
    Are you sure as it looks like this set up uses the OE resistor pack that seems to be the problem.
    The truth is always the truth even if you haven't realised it yet...

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    i was gona buy their fans, so be intrested to know whether this fan can cope on its own,what size of fan is it? at 62mm depth its only 10mm difference from oe fan.
    did u need to trim bumper, did u put rad back.

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    looks a nice set up how deep is the intercooller is it 19cm deep???
    never drink and drive .you might spill your drink
    **** n/a turbo is the way

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