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Old 01-04-2007, 01:20 PM   #1
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Default i finally bought something from FM!

After taking up for them on principal for so long i finally baught something from them, HG, headbolts timming belt, Water pump. The price wasnt horrible we'll see if they are still nice to me now that they have my money wish me luck. :gay:
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Old 01-04-2007, 04:58 PM   #2
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I bought my wiseco's, Engine gasket kit, and 1.8 swap kit from them. Honestly they are top notch as far as that goes. Its in their dyno numbers where they screw you. You get a 9psi Hydra Setup on your 99. Their dyno says 240-250whp. Then you dyno and find its more like 210-220whp.
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I bought that greddy turbo heatshield, and i got a Christmas card.
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Old 01-04-2007, 06:36 PM   #4
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So they give quasi-bogus dyno numbers...210-220rwhp from 9PSI with excellent support is certainly worth the same as it would be from BEGi, right?

(Andy, not trying to pick on you, but I am trying to pick apart the vast majority of complaints I see about FM...for the most part, those complaints are baloney)
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I would have to say that i perfer FM over AM!
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I've heard nothing but good stuff bout em. I'll get my gasket kit from em.
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My car dons some small items from FM (msd, mbc, heatshield). The 2 times I placed an order with them, they shipped my product the same day.
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So they give quasi-bogus dyno numbers...210-220rwhp from 9PSI with excellent support is certainly worth the same as it would be from BEGi, right?

(Andy, not trying to pick on you, but I am trying to pick apart the vast majority of complaints I see about FM...for the most part, those complaints are baloney)
I agree, they are a good company and there are a lot of retarded complaints about them. But when someone thinks they are getting 250whp and then its really 30whp LESS, thats false advertising
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Only FM thing on my car is the clutch switch bypass..

no reason really for not getting more from them but their prices are generally not budget friendly.
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I agree, they are a good company and there are a lot of retarded complaints about them. But when someone thinks they are getting 250whp and then its really 30whp LESS, thats false advertising
Yes, that would be false advertising, but I still have yet to be convinced the correction factor on their dyno is that far off.
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Hey andy on the + side you would be making like 400whp on there dyno. :gay: 400whp on stock ecu.
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Now that they are using a non-standard dyno (that Swedish thing?), WTH are they going to advertise that?
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I bought my wiseco's, Engine gasket kit, and 1.8 swap kit from them. Honestly they are top notch as far as that goes. Its in their dyno numbers where they screw you. You get a 9psi Hydra Setup on your 99. Their dyno says 240-250whp. Then you dyno and find its more like 210-220whp.
Mustang vs Dynojet Numbers eh?
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I have bought afew things from them, no complaints here thats for sure!
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Yeah, they use a Rototest dyno: http://www.flyinmiata.com/tech/rototest.asp

It's kinda fun poking around Rototest's website, as they have a metric ****-ton of dyno graphs of stock cars.
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Yes, that would be false advertising, but I still have yet to be convinced the correction factor on their dyno is that far off.

Show me someone that can make 250whp on a stock 1.8L w/ just a FM kit and a GT2560R @ 12psi. On 91 octane pump.
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I have a dyno sheet from Aug. 2002 when I dynoed my fairly new BEGI 4.2 system, as it was called then. at sea level in florence south carolina, probaly 90 degrees that day. I was usning one of the first Bipes ACU's at the time along with the pierburgh/AFPR, 1.6L injectors, T28/25 sleeve bearing turbo , enthuza single turbo exhaust, cat delete pipe. It made 183hp, & 157 torque. dynojet . don't know correction factor but it was about 100 ft above sea level in columbia S.C. I think they advertised them at the time at 175 HP. they probaly still have the dynos on their website. it did spool late had a plateau from 3K to 4K rpm then peak torque at 4700 rpm. intercooled. 1.6

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yeah I don't know how far off their dyno claims are, they claim the Voodoo I does 170rwhp at 6psi with their turbo exhaust and I did 175rwhp at 6psi with the stock midpipe/cat/and a retarded borla muffler. Seems pretty spot on with that kit at least.
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oh yeah I forgot that was at 8 psi
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My personal experience with FM hasnt veeb that great.. Id say 3 out of the 5 or so purchases were okay, but this last purchase has me frustrated - basically my part came late in the day on their lst buisness day before their xmas closing. Would have been great if they could have put the package in a drop box or something instead of me having to wait till they shipped it this weekend..
Do you think yours was the only box that didn't get shipped out in time for the X-mas closing? I can't imagine it was, otherwise they'd have thrown it in the drop box.

More likely, they had tons of stuff that didn't get out before X-mas, but, when you're a company looking to take some time off, you have to draw the line somewhere and stop working, otherwise you'll never have any vacation.
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