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Mk4 Fmic

Discussion in 'Mk4 Ibiza Guides (6L) 2002-2008' started by STOCKY, Nov 24, 2005.

  1. STOCKY

    STOCKY Audi TT 225

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    Please post any useful info in this thread which will hopefully become sticky.

    Include opinions if you have one and links to previous threads and prices and part numbers if its the SEAT sport one!

    DO NOT POST CRAP IN THIS ONE IE DONT GO OFF TOPIC

    Both Petrol and Diesel Please

    This thread will be made Sticky if there is good feedback on it that will help people in the future
     
    #1 STOCKY, Nov 24, 2005
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  2. STOCKY

    STOCKY Audi TT 225

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    For the 100PD

    Forge have just released a FMIC for the 100PD

    100PD Ibiza Forge webiste
    HERE

    Group buy thread
    HERE

    100PD Discussion Thread
    HERE


    Opinion will post when fitted
     
  3. stoneyfordNI

    stoneyfordNI GGG GGG GGGIGITYYY

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    the standard side mount intercooler fitted to the ibiza PD range is quite inadequate , it has marginal airflow , and is small , from previous experience , i have had my car held flat out (on private roads of course) and after about 30 seconds seen it start to slow down as the high temperature of the charge air , reduces the power output of the car ,

    in my eyes there are two options

    1)improve airflow to an already weak design , which is the opposite of wat usually happens when people fit cupra bumpers for example

    2)fit an upgraded, better positioned intercooler

    the easiest way to do this is to buy an aftermarket kit from forgemotorsport , this contains all u need to complete the task , bar basic handtools and knowledge , this kit fits behind all standard seat ibiza bumpers

    the second way is to install the front mounted intercooler fitted to the MK4 ibiza cupra as standard , this installation is more involved and is more expensive , but some people prefer to use stock parts , tho it does require some cutting of bumpers if u dont have cupra ones installed,

    i have found from having the forge item installed the car is more eager to accelerate , is less smoky and actually is more fuel efficent if driven in a quiet manor ,
     
  4. jase750

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    I can also confirm that the 100PD FMIC improves BOTH performance and fuel economy.
     
  5. Snoopcousins

    Snoopcousins Working the Guns!

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    What is the price of the Cupra FMIC?
     
  6. stoneyfordNI

    stoneyfordNI GGG GGG GGGIGITYYY

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    the IC itself is cheap at around 200quid , the pipework is the expensive bit
     
  7. Triple D

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    But remember you also have to have the cupra front bumper for this. Like i said in another thread, if you wait till january you might beable to save quite a bit with the offer '' name your own price'' that willoughby seat will have. O the other option is the understated look and go for the Forge one and still keep the standard bumper.
     
  8. m0rk

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    You don't have to have the cupra bumper, you just need to trim a little off the FR/Sport one
     
  9. Triple D

    Triple D Guest

    I stand corrected, but its better to have the cupra bumper is it not? with the seat fmic
     
  10. m0rk

    m0rk sarcasm comes free
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    no difference really - no more airflow.

    It's if you have the Cupra bumper you must have an FMIC, because the Cupra bumper won't allow any air to get to the SMIC.
     
  11. Tom B

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    I never had any heatsoak problems when I drove with the foglight out on my 130
     
  12. Snoopcousins

    Snoopcousins Working the Guns!

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    My hand is being forced after someone dented my front bumper and it needs replaced, so im going to replace it with a Cupra one. I suppose I will have to have it without the fogs until I can get the FMIC.
    Does anyone in N.Ireland know where would be best to get the FMIC and get it fitted? (Bearing in mind I really dont think I could do it myself!)

    Are we talking about 500 quid all-in then with the pipes?
     
  13. Snoopcousins

    Snoopcousins Working the Guns!

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    Hi Spaniel, would willoughby seat deliver to N.Ireland do you think?
     
  14. m0rk

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    Your car is gonna run so bad....

    [​IMG]

    I really wouldn't advise that (better to drive with a dented bumper than one with virtually no intercooling)
     
  15. cordobabrendy

    cordobabrendy FOOORRREEE!

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    snoop for my leon i got grant at westec to send me mine and did it myself. its not that difficult just takes a bit as youre being careful not to scratch anything.
     
  16. stoneyfordNI

    stoneyfordNI GGG GGG GGGIGITYYY

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    aye brendy but he wants the seat sport one brendy which means changing every pipe , forge is definately the easier n cheaper option , mark , i agree used to accelerate my car with the cupra kit fitted on standard smic , n at high speeds see the ecu pull back n the car start to slow down with the high temps , with the forge fitted charge temps dont go over 32C
     
  17. Triple D

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    I should thinkso, and the intercooler is so easy to do. I was in the same predicament as you when i ordered my fmic but was surprised how easy it was when the bumper was off. I paid £700 but i think the seat one works out at about £900 for the tdi one and then on top of that if your gonna have the bumper aswell that'll be about another £300 to buy and get sprayed.
     
  18. andy_gdon

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    Snoop...are you the fella that lives round the corner from me on the Rathgeal road?? If so i know of a supplier within walking distance that quoted me a price on the Forge FMIC beating all the others (not by much, but it all counts!!) If both of us go for it we could get a larger discount. pm me if your interested
     
  19. cordobabrendy

    cordobabrendy FOOORRREEE!

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    armo aka streetracer per chance?
     
  20. andy_gdon

    andy_gdon Full Member

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    Yeah...was cheaper than anyone else-even from this site. not by a whole lot but it meant i didnt have to worry about it being dumped on my doorstep. From what i remember the FMIC quote was less than Stoney paid for his!
     

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