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I tried posting this as a Poll but it won't work at the moment.

I'm currently considering getting either a progressive NOS system or a FMIC. Just wondered what peoples opinions are.

My current performance mods are; Revo 4 bar, Green Cotton panel filter, Samco TIP and Forge DV 007P.
 

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How about a Blueflame Downpipe, CAT and CAT back system from the current group buy? What are you thinking yourself, do you feel you're suffering from heatsoak? If it was me, I'd go for the FMIC first, thats what I ended up doing.
 

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Don't mess about eddy. Big turbo all the way.
 

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Quote: posted by EddyH on 19/10/2004 14:27:40

I tried posting this as a Poll but it won't work at the moment.

I'm currently considering getting either a progressive NOS system or a FMIC. Just wondered what peoples opinions are.

My current performance mods are; Revo 4 bar, Green Cotton panel filter, Samco TIP and Forge DV 007P.

Decent FMIC does'nt need refills.
 

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Quote: posted by MkIV Turbo on 19/10/2004 15:15:53

How about a Blueflame Downpipe, CAT and CAT back system from the current group buy? What are you thinking yourself, do you feel you're suffering from heatsoak? If it was me, I'd go for the FMIC first, thats what I ended up doing.

The one in the GB won't fit, I have a prop in the way!
 

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Quote: posted by Wilko on 19/10/2004 15:26:48

Don't mess about eddy. Big turbo all the way.

James won't let me. [:(] He's worried about component failure, that's why we were looking to try NOS to see how the drivetrain copes with the power.

I suppose the FMIC is a step towards a big turbo and seems to be what most other folk's think I should go for. Just not sure how much difference I'll actually see. I do notice the power drops off as the revs rise in comparison to my Golf and thought prehaps this was due to heatsoak.
 

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Quote: posted by daz on 19/10/2004 16:24:16

sorry guys but what is FMIC when its a home!

Front Mounted InterCooler. Used to keep the air going to the turbo cooler.
 

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NOS is not "fake" power! I've driven NOS cars and the grin factor is great when you arm the system and floor it! but like Bill says a "good" Emphasis on the "good" FMIC doesn't need a refill... true but even a good FMIC doesn't give you 75hp and a shed load of torque. Edd have both mate!
 

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Quote: posted by GaryM on 19/10/2004 17:24:56

Intake temps wont be a problem when running NOS, Eddy - you know which one to go for mate [:D]

I know Gary! [;)] I'm just interested to see other peoples opinions.
 

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Quote: posted by Geeba on 19/10/2004 17:05:35

NOS is not "fake" power!

It is when the tank runs out! I'm not saying NOS is a bad thing at all, will be getting it myself, but it is kinda cheating.
 

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Eddy. Nos is much more likely to give component failiure than a big turbo. It's big torque that will kill things, or high cylinder presssures, hence james rod chucking episode. Come to jbs sunday and I'll take you for a blast.
 

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Quote: posted by Wilko on 19/10/2004 17:41:06

Eddy. Nos is much more likely to give component failiure than a big turbo.

It can if you dont set it up properly and use it incorrectly but a NOS system is 400 - 600 quid... an IHI and your not gonna see much change out of 3K minimum.
 

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Why won't he let you go for a big turbo, what's he worried about? Just seen him spraying your bits that you've got in there too. I'd probably go with the sensible option and get the FMIC then start saving for the nos if you aren't going to go down the big turbo route. If you are going to get nos though get an 11lb bottle rather than a 5lb one.
 

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I'll probably get slammed for saying this but I am not convinced that heat soak is as big a problem in normal road driving as many people imply. I'm doing some data logging related to this at the moment but have not done enough to publish conclusive results yet. All I can say is that I've yet to experience any serious heat soak problems running in 30 deg C temperatures with a chipped AGU engine, a Forge SMIC and a vented wheel arch liner. Maybe if you're on serious boost for a considerable amount of time it will be an issue but with the kind of driving that I do, I'm not on the boost for all that long.

I've found that you do get a considerable build up of heat under the front wing if you've been using the car and then you have to stop or go slowly. It takes about 15-20 minutes with the car static for the under wing temperature to peak. However, if you get going again and stay off the boost the temperature does come down quickly. I've now fitted an extra vent at the top of the liner and, unlike the one directly behind the IC, you can feel the heat wafting out of that about 5 minutes after parking. Now in the process of doing experiments trying to fit a small fan in there at the top of the liner to vent that space. If this proves to be worthwhile, for me it will be more cost effective than a FMIC for normal road conditions.
 
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