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Old 04-27-2013, 09:48 PM
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Did anyone ever cut out their front bumper (removing the towing bracket etc) to fit an fmic?

I'd like to see some pictures so I can decide if I want to do it!!

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Old 04-28-2013, 01:48 AM
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Why not just use a LR stage II? Simpler, cleaner, and unless you are going up in displacement flows plenty enough for any 2.5L.

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Old 04-28-2013, 02:06 AM
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I kinda like the idea/ look of a fmic
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Old 04-28-2013, 03:22 AM
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Your time and money...
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Yup. I am very happy with my LR stage 2.
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Old 04-28-2013, 04:03 AM
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I kept the tow hook, but did have to shave some off the bumper support. My bumper was also an aftermarket FG one, so I didn't have to cut much off the bumper cover itself. I've heard the stock bumper interferes more. Flipped the wiring harness under the front support and ground down the studs. I was going to drill holes in the sheet metal behind it/remove it and make some ducting but the car never made it to that point.

Dimensions 24"x11"x3" with 2.5" I/O









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yeah, I had to cut alot to make mine fit
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Old 04-28-2013, 11:39 AM
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+951 on trimming to fit
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Old 04-28-2013, 12:03 PM
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Originally Posted by alxdgr8 View Post
I kept the tow hook, but did have to shave some off the bumper support. My bumper was also an aftermarket FG one, so I didn't have to cut much off the bumper cover itself. I've heard the stock bumper interferes more. Flipped the wiring harness under the front support and ground down the studs. I was going to drill holes in the sheet metal behind it/remove it and make some ducting but the car never made it to that point.

Dimensions 24"x11"x3" with 2.5" I/O









Same intercooler as yours, and you're right, there's more trimming on the factory bumper.
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Cool, looks like I will be ordering a new intercooler later today then, just need to take some measurements

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Old 04-28-2013, 01:10 PM
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Originally Posted by URG8RB8 View Post
Your time and money...
The LR solution is far more expensive than doing a fmic

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Old 04-28-2013, 02:40 PM
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easier to cut out the sheetmetal section between the bumper shocks. plenty of room there
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Old 04-28-2013, 06:53 PM
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FYI the stock intercooler actually isn't that bad.
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Old 04-29-2013, 02:18 PM
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Yeah I know, its as much for a different look as anything else.

I realize that it won't be to everyone's taste but I'm interested in it

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Old 04-29-2013, 02:36 PM
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The stock IC works well because it is restrictive... Difficult to have it both ways.
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