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Mk1 audi tt k04

i have stock dual side mounts right now. And and ic upgrade is much needed.
However plumbing fmic on this cars is not so good. It has to wiggle around the front a lot.

ebay has lots of smic upgraded large core units for 100$ Each
(Fmic is even cheaper though)

my question is this.
is the pressure loss from two separate ic worse than having an ic tucked up to a boiling hot radiator?

those are the main sticking points. TT has plenting of airflow on the sides. And you can install a little fan on each smic. FMIC are still good, because lighter weight, and I might be able to think of some way to make the plumbing simple. But i think about that hot radiator and it seems like a problem people never talk about.
 

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Fmic all day. Air goes thru fmic first so radiator isn't a issue. The side mounted have almost know flow. I went thru this myself

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But i think about that hot radiator and it seems like a problem people never talk about.
FMIC all day like the guy above me said. It's not a problem, thats why we don't talk about it.
 
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