I have modified the airbox so the FMIC is now easy to fit literally a 30 min Job, I have all the connectors specific to the GT , a universal kit from ebay with a Toyo sport rad and all of the piping required will be cheap.
I am just not convinced that it is entirely required unless you are going for really big numbers like Damien and Joel....anything under 225 BHP and my feeling is it is neutral at best and at worst could actually hurt performance..I am more inclined at this point to look at the stainless steel piping options to the stock cooler and look at ways of increasing airflow to this.
it all depends what your final goal is.
anyway ,hybrid on tomorrow along with new MAF,MAP and wastegate solenoid, oh and a K&N filter. after a few days I will evaluate the new set up and decide what to do next.
I get it with the FMIC , the theory is sound and makes sense but the downside is lag more volume and a longer route to the inlest manifold will always do this, it can only be countered by going for a more aggressive map. I don't see the point in creating a problem that you then have to overcome by stressing the injectors and fuel pump and lines further...the JTDm is already running at 21,000 PSI !
I would rather be a little more circumspect and see how she runs with and without the FMIC, I will plug in elm 327 on the way back and keep an eye on the live telemetry, especially boost levels and corresponding revs/gears
after a few days of getting used to it i will then do the same with the FMIC fitted.
when modding people do tend to follow a well worn path without really thinking it through, Guitars are just the same, its about engineering compromises, where you gain, you correspondingly lose elsewhere, you have to then decide for your goals where the best balance lies.
I have seen people replace almost everything on a guitar with ''better'' and the real world result did not stack up to the theoretical expectation...in fact sometimes its worse as some balance is lost.
in my mind overall power can be equaled and even bettered by throttle response, that is MY aim, I will be very happy with anything south of 200 BHP that is sharp,responsive and reliable. the GT is a light car when compared to its German rivals and 100HP per litre with some usable torque is not to be sniffed at! 210 would be amazing and anything more than that I would think about carefully....I do not want to be replacing injectors,fuel pumps,CV joints and or clutches in short order.
all the options are there for me, but I tell you this, my decisions will be made on the basis of what I find, what works on one car will not always work on another.
will post again tomorrow ,I hope with good news