First 2010-12 FMIC?

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    I think maybe this is a first? Zerotosixty Motorsports came out with a front mount which didnt go anywhere to my knowledge, for a 2013+. GotGrips, Skyshadow07 heavily inspired me to do this. Of course, even so I decided to ask my tuner (AJPTurbo) first. Obviously he gave me two thumbs up. And don't ask the GH IC is already sold lol! But I'm not letting it go until I see some results.

    The visual is what I was after...but I didn't want it to underperform of course...after some consideration....GotGrips is nice but I wanted something a little larger, Skyshadow07s is larger but I didn't want something that big, thinking perhaps the larger it is the more is blocked by the bumper. So I decided on a TreadStone TR10C IC supporting 666HP (sounds evil) and flows 1050 CFM and the dimensions are 22x10.5x3.5. After some digging I found Matt Robinson mention his IC flows just over 600 CFM.

    Just looking at GH and TreadStone next to each other you can really see how much more surface area GH is. And what's really nice is the stock mounting location, and there's basically 0 extra piping. It's direct fit. It is also behind the AC condensor, not first in line for air. Another thing I didn't want to do was run a bunch of piping.

    I ran my Hotpipes and Dual CAI and they are not modified. Definitely didn't want to cut them in any way. I used but a fraction of the 2.5" Universal IC piping kit. As you can see in one of the pics...I used very little piping for increased flow. I came up off the front turbo with 2.5" into a 2.5-3" ypipe, that meets the rear turbo hot pipe. From there it hugs the core support, sneaking under the headlights and where the headlights actually hit is about a quarter inch of the 3-2.5" silicone hose. Best I could do after A LOT of adjustments.

    The IC beinf taller than GotGrips I already planned on notching the impact bar a couple inches, but bc the 2010-12 headlights are so close than 13+, and the inlets are halfway on the IC, I had to drop it down more than I wanted to. It sits about 3 inches in. I bought some door edge guard and put that on the cut edge of the impact bar so it doesn't scratch the IC and makes it look nice. I made some brackets and the IC is secured on the backside of the impact bar.

    It took me a day to get everything 90%. But once I started securing it with clamps I had to make adjustments, then I installed my Dual CAI and had to make even more adjustments. It fits...tighter than a nuns! Look at the IC pipe coming out from underneath the airbox!

    It wasn't straightforward. What I actually did wasn't hard but deciding what to do and what to cut took time. But once you finalize a route you want to go...it moves along faster.

    Of course I'll share some data once I get some. I have GH IC logs of my own to compare to. So long as this new front mount doesn't underperform...GH IC is getting shipped. 0523201634_HDR.jpg 0516201555_HDR.jpg 0523201633_HDR.jpg 0524200645_HDR.jpg 0517201718a_HDR.jpg 0524200652a_HDR.jpg 0524200649b_HDR.jpg 0517201711_HDR.jpg 0521202051b_HDR.jpg 0524200637a_HDR.jpg 0523201758_HDR.jpg 0524200643_HDR.jpg 0524200637c_HDR.jpg 0524200658_HDR.jpg 0524200656_HDR.jpg
     
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    Looking good! I should have some logs next week when weather isn't crap. There's a few of us comparing different front mounts to see what brand/size works most effectively. Things just keep getting more interesting with this set up every week! Look forward to you results as well!
     
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    True. I think the odds are good that it won't underperform at least.
     
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    This would be a good time to mimic a snorkel similar to what @Wsho did to help minimize heat into the intake. Looking forward to your results as well on how the intercooler performs!!!
     
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    WSHO has got me covered! Hopefully! If he pulls away from the other 19 projects he has going on! Lol!
     
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    Looks really good! Any idea on the pressure drop with that guy?


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    All these FMIC you guys are experimenting with..ugh, getting jealous LOL. My platform needs one sooo badly. Looks AWESOME! Hope to see numbers. Experimenting like this is something on my agenda as well, but I also have about 25 coals in the fire. I feel your design may be a similar way I have to attack the problem so I'm learning/formulating from your approach. This is the reason I love coming to this forum!
     
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    Less than 1.5% supposedly. Brad(AJP) said any lag will probably be worth it top end. With all my new mods combined ...to say this will equal that will be highly subjective. If it works for my application I'll be pumped!
     
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    I keep telling myself, it flows more...it gets more direct air flow, it doesn't have a lot of extra piping to travel but what piping it does have is 2.5"! Hopefully it all adds up to success!!
     
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    Honestly we my be in the market for an explorer by the end of the year, if that stays true I'll be doing a fmic for that as well!
     
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    Such a clean install! Get some results with it ASAP!
     
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    It desperately needs it. Real-estate is at a premium though...you'd think it would have more room, but it's strange the setup it has. Stock one is already half the size of the SHO stock version. I need to get motivated to move this mod up my list of priorities...just soooo much going on right now, LOL. Massive home improvement project, pregnant wife, working crazy OT, 3 customer bikes in the garage I need to get done (side hustle is working on Harley's), XSport is in the shop having "other" mods done, and I have a pile of parts on my workbench that need to be installed as well, LOL. Time is my enemy right now, LOL.
     
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    Yes sir!
     
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    I don't have that much going on but I work everyday, working now lol! Finding time is my worst enemy.
     
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    Could do it sooner if someone local to MN was ok with me poking around lol
     
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    Please come pick it up from Cali, I'll leave the keys in the ignition...

    Hahaha
     
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    Where in Cali?
     
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    Get back to work...peasant.
     
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    Sacramento. I think @Wsho is out here too but haven't caught up with him.
     
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    Yep he is up there too.
     
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