BAB Fmic Install (19 pics - 56k get me a pot pie)

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  1. TheBab

    TheBab Active Member

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    AirForceHemi and I decided to attack this install......:thumbsup:

    Okay, so... I started out with a SSAutoChrome FMIC.. and a universal 3" piping kit... it had like 2 straight pieces, a bunch of 90s, and a few other pieces....

    The install went rather smoothly. The only "hard" part I'd say was clocking the supercharger.... it was a pain in the arse. Out of all the allen keys I had... I didn't have the right one. I went and bought the right one.... and it wouldn't fit in the tight spaces. We had to grind it down to a smaller size and it was still a pain. :lol:

    If you stare at the pics long enough.. you'll see what I am trying to show in each...

    Basically, remove front bumper, remove crash bar, measure/cut crash bar , drill holes in the top to mount FMIC, mount crash bar with FMIC back up, reinstall foglights, start routing the piping.

    If you take your time...it's a very smooth and easy install.

    I think it took us from around 3 to 11ish at night... with 3 trips to the auto store and a few breaks for food/drink.

    I didn't get to drive it obviously as I live in Alaska and the roads are still crappy... so I didn't get to see how much boost I lost... that'll come in due time.

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  2. uncltrvlnmatt

    uncltrvlnmatt Legend

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    looks good. nice finger shots.
     
  3. TheBab

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    I was getting pissed off at the bolts to clock the supercharger... lol


    BTW: I already ordered tbolt clamps to replace the crappy clamps that came with the kit.

    Couple quick pics.. Id have better ones.. but Im not really keen on driving it right now. (this spot was like .4 miles away from the garage)


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  4. AaRoN

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    WOW! that looks real good. Nice work!!! O0 O0
     
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    i wonder what your insurance would think about cutting your impact bumper lol....getting in a wreck would suck
     
  6. TheBab

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    Doubt it'd affect a lot..... lol

    A lot of import FMIC kits require a complete removal of the crash bar....
     
  7. 19mustang95

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    looks noice...did you have to cut up any of the pipe, or did you just keep connecting stuff until it fit?
     
  8. OnyxCobra

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    That looks sick dude :pimp2:
     
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    Sweet, it looks like you guys did a clean job. O0
     
  10. TheBab

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    The kit needed more straight pieces.. so I had to cut up one pipe to make another straight piece.. other than that .. no.


    If I was to do it again.. I'd make sure the person orders a few extra straight pieces.. and some more straight couplers...
     
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  12. scarface

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    looks great!
     
  13. Lightning Struck

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    must be nice to HAVE your blower on your cobra :(
     
  14. Dalamar

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    Sweet, nice work.

    How much better does the car feel?
     
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    Don't know... see the roads? :(

    Crappy... I only drove .5 miles to take the pics and back :(
     
  16. Dalamar

    Dalamar Legend Retired Staff SN95 Supporter

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    haha, Ya I did see the roads. I've never been to Alaska....


    wheel spin is a problem then... :mad:
     
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    i think he will have wheelspin wherever he goes... ;D :naughty:
     
  18. TxCobrA98

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    awesome install man.. looks top notch! pics look awesome and i don't know if ive ever seen as beautiful of a color on a cobra than yours.. other than black that is. ;D ;D

    looks awesome man! let us know when you get the chance to romp on it. O0 O0
     
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    Sweet man. Your sig pic is one of the best Ive seen. And one of the nicest looking Cobras too.
     
  20. TheBab

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    Thanks guys...



    Wheel spin? Pish posh.. I ordered my 26/11.5/17 et streets the other day. O0