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i searched but i didnt find anything really of what i was looking for...(i searched kinda quick so if i missed it my apologies).


my friend is parting out his 04 STi ( if you guys want to check it out i think he is posting his part list on sqc). i want to buy his APS 725 FMIC but i just had some quick questions.


i plan on going for a turbo upgrade when i get the money, which is why i am looking to buy his front mount. i want a gt30r setup. i know this fmic is probably great for this setup, but just wanted re assurance on it. also, has anyone used this fmic with an fp green 3" setup? that was my other choice in turbo. i just dont want to buy it and then have to go with something smaller because it will be too big for the turbo i choose. but its either the gt30r (which is probably the one) or the green.

btw, if i buy it, im getting his aps intake too, so my injen will be up for sale:D

he runs this fmic on the stock turbo, he says there isnt that much difference in lag, but anyone else care to chime in? thanks guys, appreciate it.


definitly check his car out. it is sweeet as hell.
 

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If your question is if its too big, nothing is too big in my opinion. I have one for the stock turbo and i love it. I do have a little extra lagg but that is from all the piping not the cooler. I have a buddy that has it on a green not with a 3 in intake and he has not complaints. If you get it you will love it. the only thing i dont like about it is the cutting of the front bumper. i did the cutting and it just melted the thing and i had to get a body shop to finish it up. Again we all have opinions and mine would be without a doubt the aps 725. also it looks sweet as h***. what color are you getting or want??
 

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ok guess not then...lol.


if anyone with this fmic ever posts up, did you guys have to cut up a lot of the front bumper for it to fit?
 

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XxSCAxX,

The APS DR725 does require some trimming but not a whole lot. I removed the entire black trim piece from my front facsia.





Removing the black trim lets more air get to the IC core and I think it looks better this way.

The IC piping is a little bit of a pain to line up, especially the piping on the driver side, but if you are patient it all works out in the end.





This FMIC should work fine with a 3" Green, it worked great with my 2.4" inlet SR55. Car made good power and the lag wasn't as bad as everyone say's it is. In the lower gears there is no lag, the STI's gears are so short that you just rip up to your powerband. The only time that lag is present is when you are cruising around in 5th or 6th gaer and want to move out, with a large turbo you need to down shift.

Overall I think you will enjoy the APS FMIC.
 

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I am using XX Tuning fuel rails. I really like they way they look and the fuel lines that are supplied with the kit are super nice. The fact that the lines have high quality fittings reduces the risk of a fuel leak.

A better look at the top of the engine.



Here is a close up of the fuel distribution block.



If you look to the top-right of the main block you can see the fuel return block. The return block has ports for extra return lines or a fuel pressure gauge.

Check out www.xxtuning.com or call 1-860-291-8808 for info on the rails.
 

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XxSCAxX - Def purchase it! I bought it and have it install with the stock turbo! It runs great! Yes the car has a few more mods, but there is barely any lag, even at high gears. Its not instant boost, but in 6th im not looking for that. Its a great piece. The piping is very tight around some of the bends and such, but I had no issues installing it. About cutting the bumper usually APS gives you a trim piece you use to stencil what needs to be cut out of cardboard. If you use that you'll be fine. You should see if your friend still has it.

Defiantspaz - I might be the only person experiencing this, but if you are posting images, i cant see them
 

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ScoobyInc said:
Defiantspaz - I might be the only person experiencing this, but if you are posting images, i cant see them
Huh, I uploaded the pics to Putfile and pasted the URL's here.

Try these links instead.

First two pics from the first post:
http://f10.putfile.com/main/8/23219580214.jpg
http://f5.putfile.com/5/13901065152.jpg
Other pics from the first post:
http://f5.putfile.com/5/12916180763.jpg
http://f5.putfile.com/5/12916220965.jpg
Two pics from the second post:
http://f5.putfile.com/5/12916212841.jpg
http://f5.putfile.com/5/12916204535.jpg

Sorry about the pics, first time I've had someone not be able to see them. I hope the links work for you.
 

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here is a pic of the trimming that i did for my APS FMIC to fit. I didn't take a before picture but if someone has one it would help.
 
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