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    ETS FMIC big enough for my setup ?

    I'm buying an ETS fmic today but I'm wondering if it's big enough for my setup v4/dp/dci/METH , some yes with meth ETS is more than enough, some say I would stay away from it as it's only a bit bigger than stock. Should I get it or go for a bigger one ?
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    I'd say save your money and wait to get something that you truly feel is sufficient instead of having buyer's remorse.

    Look at CP-E, AMS, HPF, Evolution Racewerks and "Big Tom Intercooler" for what I feel are better buys.

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    is not only a bit bigger...... if you look at the size..... ams, hpf cpe there size all look the same??? is how they build it..... look at the big tom vs ets.... that FMIC is huge but is only little little bit better then ETs.... just get ets ... if you dont like it sell it ;p you wont lose much.
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    PM Sticky Bro,

    In your case there is a way to get $100 off either the cpe or the ams
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    Keep in mind size of the IC isn't everything. Size just covers how much time before it heatsoaks. For our kind of setups (street) you are looking at pressure loss and flow IMHO. I would also agree that the ETS is not optimum for what you are looking for.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SSDD Click here to enlarge
    Keep in mind size of the IC isn't everything. Size just covers how much time before it heatsoaks. For our kind of setups (street) you are looking at pressure loss and flow IMHO. I would also agree that the ETS is not optimum for what you are looking for.
    THIS.

    Transient thermal mass = intercooler

    all intercoolers eventually heat soak, the size and design dictates how long it will take or if the heat rejection rate is greater than the heat input rate of the moving air charge... I think people need to realize that pressure drop is a huge factor in deciding what IC to get. Too big is not always best either, a good design like AMS is what I would get.
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    SO CP-E , AMS OR HELIX ?

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    Youll get a different opinion from everyone.


    So here is mine: AMS
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    ams is nice

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    ETS is definitely sufficient...and a good product at a dank price. Yes, the Big Tom IC is massive...but so is my neighbor's 150lb pumpkins. Do the 150lb pumpkin seeds taste as good as the 12lb pumkin seeds? Not a chance. There is value in engineering.

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    Ets will be perfectly fine for your setup. Themyst is running one at 18psi. No problems with heatsoak.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Matt@Camber-Toe Click here to enlarge
    Ets will be perfectly fine for your setup. Themyst is running one at 18psi. No problems with heatsoak.
    ETS+meth = flatlined IATs through 2-3-4 gear pull and if you're the DIY type, easiest of the bunch to install, right Matt? Click here to enlarge

    BTW, take into consideration the ETS replaces the stock plumbing, which some other FMICs don't. If I had to do it all over again, I'd probably go with a Helix or AMS, but ETS does the job just fine on my setup.

    Here is a log from back in the summer with ETS FMIC + meth. Sometime in August, probably 80 degree ambient.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by themyst Click here to enlarge
    ETS+meth = flatlined IATs through 2-3-4 gear pull and if you're the DIY type, easiest of the bunch to install, right Matt? Click here to enlarge

    BTW, take into consideration the ETS replaces the stock plumbing, which some other FMICs don't. If I had to do it all over again, I'd probably go with a Helix or AMS, but ETS does the job just fine on my setup.

    Here is a log from back in the summer with ETS FMIC + meth. Sometime in August, probably 80 degree ambient.

    http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/n.../Capture-3.png
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    Click here to enlargei have ams heres a log from when it was about 75 degrees out...

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    To tell you the truth you wont see a huge difference between any of the aftermarket ICs. They are all pretty much the same except for AMS which has the badass cast endtanks and probably has the least pressure drop of any. But in all fairness, all aftermarket ICs are better than stock and probably perform the same at our power levels.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DBFIU Click here to enlarge
    To tell you the truth you wont see a huge difference between any of the aftermarket ICs. They are all pretty much the same except for AMS which has the badass cast endtanks and probably has the least pressure drop of any. But in all fairness, all aftermarket ICs are better than stock and probably perform the same at our power levels.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DBFIU Click here to enlarge
    To tell you the truth you wont see a huge difference between any of the aftermarket ICs. They are all pretty much the same except for AMS which has the badass cast endtanks and probably has the least pressure drop of any. But in all fairness, all aftermarket ICs are better than stock and probably perform the same at our power levels.
    Correct.
    The biggest difference seems to be the price...

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