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    Intake and downpipe or FMIC next???

    I have a 2016 st. The only performance mods I have are the Borla catback, and a ts bov. I'm just wondering...I want to buy and intake, and a downpipe, and a cobb accesport next, but then I'll have all the bolt ons besides a big turbo and the FMIC. My question is, would it be already to do these upgrades before getting a new FMIC??? I know they help keep cooler temps I just dont know. Please help thanks!!

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    Intercooler first IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by MWST502 View Post
    I have a 2016 st. The only performance mods I have are the Borla catback, and a ts bov. I'm just wondering...I want to buy and intake, and a downpipe, and a cobb accesport next, but then I'll have all the bolt ons besides a big turbo and the FMIC. My question is, would it be already to do these upgrades before getting a new FMIC??? I know they help keep cooler temps I just dont know. Please help thanks!!
    Intake and intercooler, then downpipe would be my recommendation.... how do you like the BOV? I was tempted but my car is pretty loud with the turboback exhaust so I am not sure if I want to draw any more attention

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    FMIC!!!! This has been extensively covered on this site. The OEM FMIC is complete garbage, not only does it rob power, but its a contributor to engine failure due to excessive intake temps and poor driving judgement.

    FMIC!!! Do it right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MetalMark View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by MWST502 View Post
    I have a 2016 st. The only performance mods I have are the Borla catback, and a ts bov. I'm just wondering...I want to buy and intake, and a downpipe, and a cobb accesport next, but then I'll have all the bolt ons besides a big turbo and the FMIC. My question is, would it be already to do these upgrades before getting a new FMIC??? I know they help keep cooler temps I just dont know. Please help thanks!!
    Intake and intercooler, then downpipe would be my recommendation.... how do you like the BOV? I was tempted but my car is pretty loud with the turboback exhaust so I am not sure if I want to draw any more attention
    I love the turbosmart bov. It can be a little much at times, but racecar...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duece McCracken View Post
    FMIC!!!! This has been extensively covered on this site. The OEM FMIC is complete garbage, not only does it rob power, but its a contributor to engine failure due to excessive intake temps and poor driving judgement.

    FMIC!!! Do it right.
    Thanks for the advice man. I'm still pretty new to this stuff. I was thinking I'm gonna the cobb fmic when I do. I notice a lot of them are half the price, but don't come with bigger pipes or something??

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    Quote Originally Posted by MWST502 View Post
    I love the turbosmart bov. It can be a little much at times, but racecar...
    I love my turbosmart too! It can be a little much at times, but if you tune it and run in the eco slot it sounds just like the oem bpv
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    Quote Originally Posted by MWST502 View Post
    Thanks for the advice man. I'm still pretty new to this stuff. I was thinking I'm gonna the cobb fmic when I do. I notice a lot of them are half the price, but don't come with bigger pipes or something??
    Well, I think the COBB requires some hole drilling, and honestly you won't see much of a benefit of bigger pipes unless you go big turbo. Check out the FMIC thread and you will find the same reasoning.

    I definitely agree that the FMIC is a must before the downpipe though!
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    COBB CAI, Short Shift Plate 40%, AP V3
    Mountune RMM
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    Stratified 93 Flash Tune, E85 Flash Tune
    Steeda SS Delete
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    Quote Originally Posted by MWST502 View Post
    Thanks for the advice man. I'm still pretty new to this stuff. I was thinking I'm gonna the cobb fmic when I do. I notice a lot of them are half the price, but don't come with bigger pipes or something??
    The bigger pipes won't do anything for you unless you're going big turbo. The stock pipes outflow the turbo as it is. I'd save money and not go Cobb because the Cobb unit is actually rather small opposed to CPE/Depo Racing/Steeda (Steeda is CPE made) and others which are WAY cheaper. Shop around.

    Edit: Also, the 3 I named and most others do NOT require drilling or modification. Take the stock off and put the new on. Simple process.
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    Id do #3 at the same time, otherwise, it will require a retune if you add the downpipe after you installed an AP3. #1 and 2 will work on stock tune fine.
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