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    FMIC

    hey guys, thinking of getting a FMIC kit soon

    share experiences u had with fmic kit, like piping and cooling etc, which brand you think is the best?

    I saw this one on nissansilvia.com, kinda interesting no battery plate drilling


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    Mines an Apex Performance FMIC. Its their own kit, but sort of based on the HKS kit.



    The cooler was fairly easy to fit, but the pipework was an arse. Apart from the battery tray hole and fixing the race battery, you also have to move the washer bottle 90 degrees and fix it in place.



    Fantastic cooling though.

    A word of caution about the non-battery-hole kits. They have longer pipes. The longer the pipes, the more the lag.

    Interesting, I had a chargecooler kit fitted to my S14. Worked well. The actual chargecooler fitted on the same mounts as the WMIC, the pre-rad fitted were you'd put an FMIC and the water header tank went in front of the filter. I got it done to be a reasonable alternative to an FMIC (they used to be extortionately expensive in the UK). All the original pipework could be used. Apex reduced the price of their old kit so that it undercut the chargecooler and no-one bought any.

    Apex's new kit only cost about ?400 including race battery, so I'd have been mad not to get one for the S15.

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    I have a brand new XSpower front mount with piping waiting to be picked up (haven't got the time as it is located 75km from me).
    Payed ?280 (650AUD)
    It pays of having connections with importing guys

    Will have to drill that hole in the battery tray though
    Nissan GTR -09 Now with Cobb accessport stage 2

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    Forgot to mention. The Apex kit is full stainless, including pipes.

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    Ive got a Greddy kit. This is what the Apex one is based on isnt it Nicely? Thought the HKS unit has the inlet on the top of the core? Very easy to fit apart from me being a bit when cutting my bumper to fit round it. Id stay clear of the kits which dont go through the battery tray as from what Ive seen they run much longer pipes and also seem to have many more pipe connections. The good thing with the Greddy kit is it even comes with power cable extensions so you can reach the battery easily without messing about.

    Oh and you dont need to use a race battery, Varta (and Halfords for UK folks) do a small battery which I think is from the Micra which fits in with bags of room to spare. Its what Im using and has more oomph than the race units which can run down if not used daily.

    As for results it makes a noticable difference, especially when driving the car hard on warm days when the wing mount can quickly turn into an interwarmer.

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    Apex Performance = Apexi?

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    Quote Originally Posted by S15R
    Apex Performance = Apexi?
    No. It's a bit confusing, isn't it
    Apex performance is a UK based company dealing with parts for mainly the Nissan Silvia/200SX series.
    Good pricing (for being Europe) and fast service. Seems to be popular with both the british and swedish Silvia/200SX owners.

    They have nothing to do with Apexi/Apexera except selling their products
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    http://www.apexperformance.co.uk

    You will often find cheaper prices in their trade pages on SXOC.

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    I lied
    I didn't get a XSpower intercooler. IT was another one called autobahn88.
    Full aluminium piping and endtanks. unsure of the core material.
    Same price as above. Altough the intercooler core is based on the bar and plate technology instead of the more popular tube and fin.
    Bar and plate gives superior cooling but has less flow than tube and fin.
    Most of the big brand name intercoolers are tube and fin.
    Nissan GTR -09 Now with Cobb accessport stage 2

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    Re: FMIC

    Quote Originally Posted by S15R
    hey guys, thinking of getting a FMIC kit soon

    share experiences u had with fmic kit, like piping and cooling etc, which brand you think is the best?

    I saw this one on nissansilvia.com, kinda interesting no battery plate drilling

    Looks a snug fit but very nice

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