The ARM MK7 GTI FMIC is one of the easiest intercooler upgrades to install for the MK7 GTI. Like every intercooler upgrade for the MK7 platform, it does require the removal of your front bumper, but unlike stock-location intercooler upgrades it does not require any disassembling of the crash bar, radiator stack, or draining of the coolant. The ARM FMIC kit comes with MK7-specific mounting brackets to secure the FMIC without the need to cut or drill brackets into the crash bar. The full installation of the ARM MK7 FMIC only takes about 2-3 hours, even for the novice mechanic.
If you're running or plan on running an upgraded turbo on your MQB, you will want to opt for the ARM Bi-Cooler Hose Upgrade. The ARM Bi-Cooler Hose Upgrade allows you to utilize a stock location intercooler (OEM or upgraded) in conjunction with the ARM MK7 FMIC giving your MK7 improved cooling efficiency over the ARM MK7 FMIC alone. This is only recommended if you already have a turbo upgrade or plan on installing one in the near future as it can cause a slight pressure drop on the OEM IS20.
NOTE: DOES NOT FIT VEHICLES WITH ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL (ACC) MOUNTED IN THE LOWER BUMPER. WILL FIT VEHICLES WITH ACC MOUNTED INTO VW EMBLEM.
|Volkswagen||Golf VII GTI||Hatchback||2.0T Gen3|
|Volkswagen||Golf VII GTI||Sportwagen||1.8T Gen3|
|Volkswagen||Golf VII R||Hatchback||2.0T Gen3|
|Volkswagen||Golf VII TSI||Hatchback||1.4L|
|Volkswagen||Golf VII Facelift||Hatchback||2.0T Gen3|
With ARM's install DETAILED instructions my installation of the FMIC kit (my first) was a breeze! The intercooler looks great sitting in my GTI grill; especially menacing with a red painted ARM logo. Looking forward to the intercooler's contribution to my power gains with Stage 2 tune. Thanks for your great product.
Easy install, everything fit perfectly. Quality product once again keep up the good work!
Installation process was pretty simple. The instructions that you can print out helps a lot just make sure you read it all the first time before starting the install. (ps. I didn't do that and just went page by page and made it harder for myself). Very easy and fun install regardless. Def get the charge pipes as well because you're already taking the bumper off when installing the fmic so kill 2 birds with 1 stone.
Quality of the product is really good but install instructions could have been better
Shipping was very fast, packaging was great as well. It came with extra couplers and clamps for the piping. The fitment was finicky at first but once it was lined up everything fit like a glove. Over all very satisfied with the product! Looks amazing and performs amazing! A side note, the instructions could use some more attention to detail or pictures, more so for clients that are not as mechanically inclined.