COOLING INTAKE AIR TEMPERATURES
While testing the 7″ FMIC for it’s ability to cool the charged air, we found that IAT’s increased only three degrees during a 3rd gear datalog. Considering our baseline test with the OEM intercooler resulted in a performance-robbing IAT increase of sixty degrees, the ARM 7″ FMIC has 95% better cooling performance than the OEM 135i intercooler.
FIRST OF ITS KIND
The ARM 7” FMIC is the first ever intercooler upgrade for the E82 135i that has been engineered with CAD designed CNC aluminum connectors for you to utilize either the OEM intercooler hoses or the ARM FMIC Hose Upgrade. Opting to utilize the OEM connectors will make for a faster and fully reversible install. While upgrading your 135i to the massive ARM 3 in. intercooler hoses, you will be giving your 135i maximum airflow by removing any restriction the OEM connections may have on the charged air.
When testing the 7″ FMIC on a Stage 2+ N54 335i we found it made an average of 10whp/10wtq over our 5″ FMIC upgrade and 35whp/38wtq over the OEM intercooler!
The OEM 7” FMIC does NOT require removal of the front bumper, but will require some trimming of the plastic behind the bumper. For more on finding the right FMIC upgrade for your 135i, check out our quick reference guide HERE.
IN THE BOX
• ARM 7″ FMIC
• Mounting Hardware