I stand corrected...Golf has got a side mount... but only one.... the S3 has two... both side mounted... you can go down the S3/TT intercooler if you wanted... they will fit but you will get better results and spend less cash (unless you get a real cheap SMIC kit of course) with a single Front mount as the S3/TT has a different intlet manifold and plumbimg...
I thought the 1.8T was prone to heat soak, and the FMIC would give youDidn't think there was anywhere to put a side mount in a golf!?! Someone please correct me if i'm wrong!....
Better buying a FMIC and i've heard it always helps but it's only really worth the money if you're at stage 2 or higher!
?50-ish for the pair, the valance will give you almost double the intake area and the TT vent will get rid of the hot air better. For ?50 there isn't a better way of doing it and as has been said already the sheer expense of an FMIC is only worth it if you're going to change the turbo and make other engine mods.Do both these mods, and the ducting mod make a noticable diffrance?
How much are the valance and inner arch?
I see your point, thats quite alot of money for not alot of bang. I am along way from stage 2 so I might try the arch mods.it is, but is < 10bhp worth the ?900+. To some...probably! But I personally would only get a FMIC in prep for a stage 2 or big turbo.
Pope, dont bother with an uprated sidemount! Absolute waste of money,Here's my 2p regarding the wheel arch liner
mod. This is based on doing relatively short trips with
ambient temperatures of 28C - 30C when I lived overseas.
I don't think you'll gain anything significant from the vents when
the car is moving. Perhaps you might if you were caning the car all the
time but you can only do that on a circuit. Where I think those
vents make a difference is to the heat build-up under the wing after
you've been using the car and park for a while. I found that my
front wing would be roasting after about 10 minutes and I would feel
the performance drop if I had to use the car again after 15
minutes. With the vents, the recovery time is quicker, so much so
that I fitted a second vent and I now have one above the other.
This is the first summer that I've had my Golf in the UK so I'm
interested to see how it performs over here with the combination of
longer trips and warm weather. If heat soak turns out to be an issue, I
will definitely be going with an uprated SMIC rather than a FMIC.
Geeba - Did you cut a whole in the liner for the vent section, then fix it in place or just drill lots of holes in the arch liner ? IF so how big are the holes and roughly how many (don't expect you to count em ) ?Hmmm cant see why people buy the TT liner when a sharp knife and a hot air gun do a better job? the vent in my arch is huge! and cost... well nothing....