Upgraded FMIC on the jcw.

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Old 05-25-2019, 10:56 AM
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Upgraded FMIC on the jcw.

Data and reviews on upgraded FMICs for the jcw seem to be pretty limited with most info out there for the cooper S.

Right now I'm looking at the Forge and Airtec.

I like the Forge because they have a great reputation and I've read several reviews on it saying it fits perfect.

I also like the airtec because it's a little cheaper and I can get it in silver. But info on it's fitment or ability to cool BATs seem non-existent.

Anyone have anything to share?
 
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I have the Airtec on my F56 and it is a great unit. I had no issues at all with fitment and my temps are lower. I also had a Forge on my R56 and can say the same, it fits perfect and the temps were lower. I know Airtec does have a bad name on this forum sometimes but I had no issues with mine at all.
 
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I have the Airtec on my F56 and it is a great unit. I had no issues at all with fitment and my temps are lower. I also had a Forge on my R56 and can say the same, it fits perfect and the temps were lower. I know Airtec does have a bad name on this forum sometimes but I had no issues with mine at all.

Thanks for the info, you say airtec has a bad name on this forum, do you know why? I've seen comments here and there that it cooled worse than stock but no one had any data on it.

Anyone else? Hows the Wagner tube/fin compare?
 
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Old 05-26-2019, 02:33 PM
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I have to say I like the Forge as I've installed several already and they fit so perfect which we find to be VERY important on the Gen 3 cars due to how the radiator sits with the intercooler so you can't go wrong with the Forge.
Hard to get data on them as most people don't data log their intake temps before and after. I've done some test and seen an average of 5-6 deg drops from stock at standard cruise speed which you can feel as it is like a 10hp gain. Also the recovery from stop to go is quicker and hard to log as it's more of a in the pants and experience feel.

I've been running the Forge on both my personal cars too.
 
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I've been happy with my Helix unit.
 
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I've been happy with my Helix unit.
Yeah I've heard good things, unfortunately they don't make one for the jcw.
 
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Old 05-28-2019, 09:32 AM
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Recommend the Forge. great product.
 
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I would also recommend the Forge. Perfect fit with my '16 JCW. Less important to most, but important to me is the fact that it's black. With my Midnight Black color and my efforts to "blackout" my car, I really like having a black FMIC. Silver would look kind of off IMO.
 
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The Wagner is amazing and they are very transparent with datalogs. Personally for a comparable price I would do Wagner over Forge.
 
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I have my Forge sitting in the box right now cause I also ordered a Duell AG Front Spoiler and I waiting for it to get here. Since I have to take the bumper off, I figure I might as well do everything that involves those areas.
 
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I went with the Forge and had my shop install.

Quality from what I can tell behind the bumper looks excellent. With squared fins that are staggered or offset so air just doesn't pass straight through.

Being all black, it's not noticable at all behind the grill. I haven't checked temps, but I'm sure it could only help things here in hot South Florida.

Car seems to run excellent with the fmic and dinan elite.
 
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Old 06-13-2019, 04:35 AM
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It would be interesting to see the new cooling array from the B48E in nature. The cooling side is good for 310 hp and thats on a heayweight automatic !

So the respective 8-645-765 for around 350 Euros quite a bargin, of course with full garanty. I see a even better JCW core with wider dia.
As the fan shroud stays the same the cores might be depper.

Its also interesting if the 180-oilcooler for the transmission could be used as oilcooler in general, to further unstress the system.
 
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