Mishimoto J line intercooler.

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Engine Upgrades' started by Biff, Jun 6, 2014.

  1. raamaudio

    raamaudio Active Member

    Shop labor for any IC install will be a bit as the bumper cover has to come off and mounts setup as this is not a plug and play IC. Also if you want the best performance you will need to seal it up well to force more air through it though it will still do pretty well if not sealed well.

    I consider anything like this to be much more DIY oriented than paying to have it done, it is not that tough a job, shop time is expensive, it has to be to cover all the overhead to run one.

    If you do pay to have an IC installed them may as well have the turbo outlet pipe done at the same time, just a few minutes effort. If you want charge pipes, hoses, same thing.

    While on the lift you could have them swap to Motul 300 gear lube, hardly any additional time required and a great mod.

    Need an oil change, perfect time to do so.

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  3. BlueBomber

    BlueBomber Active Member

    Well apparently we're installing it now. We're not a fabrication shop so mounting this is going to be a major challenge.

    I have an hour or two to figure out WTF to do about bracketry... as the listing says and as RAAM says, it takes a bit of love to make it fit and it's not ideal to take to a shop, hence why I say it's intended for the DIY'er.

    I'll know for sure what it takes to make this work in a bit.
  4. randywatson

    randywatson New Member

  5. haste

    haste Member

    sweet, bluebomber. i hope you post some pics! i have a j-line waiting for me once it gets warmer and have been curious how people have been mounting them.
  6. golfhack

    golfhack Member

    That's my car they installed the Mishimoto in. Nice shop, great people! They were taking pics so hopefully Nick will post them soon.
  7. golfhack

    golfhack Member

    Currently I'm using the OTS 91 stage 3 tune and it's working well. I was on a bespoke tune from Randy, but was pulling timing on the way home from getting the Mishimoto installed. Might try that one again and maybe hit him up for another, but the OTS tune is making me pretty happy right now. I've hit over 24psi, I don't think I've seen 22 before. If u guys want some post install pics, let me know.
  8. Golfguy11800

    Golfguy11800 Member

    Wow what a deal! I'll be ordering this FMIC when I order my stage 3 kit from 2JR.

    Will post part numbers and an install article that's easy to follow for everyone.

    Nice when you have a couple of extra front bumpers lying around :)
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  9. Golfguy11800

    Golfguy11800 Member

    Mod Bargains lists some parts for the install here:


    Every time I read this thread (without going to look at my car in person) I am even more confused about which parts to order.

    Seems to be two schools of thought:

    1.) Non-welding (silicone hoses and couplers)

    2.) Welding (90* Aluminum 2.5" diameter pipe welded to the Mishimoto MMINT-UJ in and out, silicone and couplers to join to stock plumbing)

    I just ordered the parts listed on the Mod Bargain website and the Mishimoto MMINT-UJB all from Amazon. If everything works, I'll post part numbers and links!!! As well as that install article.
  10. Izzy

    Izzy Member

    Have the parts came in...anxiously waiting...Texas temps are going up :headbang:
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  11. Golfguy11800

    Golfguy11800 Member

    Parts are IN! I will be installing this weekend my friends and doing the article at the same time. Will hopefully have something together for everyone by mid-next week, if not on Sunday night.
  12. Golfguy11800

    Golfguy11800 Member

    Ok so the parts that Mod Bargains recommends (HERE) I would not recommend purchasing, mainly their 90* elbow. It is not a large enough radius. It would be good to have a 90* elbow with 4" lengths since the Mishimoto is shorter in length than the stock FMIC by about 3 inches.

    Here is part of the video I'm making for the install. I'll upload the full thing once it's all done.

    Last edited: Mar 15, 2015
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  13. miketank89

    miketank89 Member

    Looks like this is going to be future Mikes problem. They haven't processed my order yet maybe I can call and cancel the couplers and order some elsewhere.
  14. Izzy

    Izzy Member

    Thxs for helping us all out with this...I truly appreciate your efforts.
  15. Golfguy11800

    Golfguy11800 Member

    Ok I wanted to follow up with that the parts do actually work and you don't "need" the larger 90° bends with the longer legs. There was a trim piece that I was able to remove that allowed for the use of the small 90°'s, with that said though, I would still order the larger 90°'s if you havent ordered anything yet, the larger ones will allow for less stress on the hoses and the fitting (with some length cutting of the hoses) will be much easier.

    I'll upload pics when I get on my computer
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  16. miketank89

    miketank89 Member

    Thanks for all the info. Mine is shipping out today all your info is going to be incredibly useful come installation time.
  17. Izzy

    Izzy Member

    My J-Line is shipping out today...now to get together the "other" parts list.
  18. Izzy

    Izzy Member

    Any updates? Where can I get the longer length couplers? Looked around online and they all seem short.
  19. Golfguy11800

    Golfguy11800 Member

    Hey Izzy,

    My final of the install video and all the purchasing links is about to go live. Will be ready by 6:00pm EST.

    Will be making a new thread.
  20. Golfguy11800

    Golfguy11800 Member

  21. Izzy

    Izzy Member

    Thanks...just got mine about 30 min. ago. Install will be next weekend.

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