Any Helpful Tips, Im installing a FMIC RJC 315IC

qws2000

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I have a Precision (slic) that is coming out... I got the RJC 315 and it comes with no instructions. Is it really that easy... Any tips would be greatly appreciated...... Thanks AL
 

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I'm starting mine this W/E, too. It would go easier with help, and is a lot easier if you remove the bumper. I removed the grill also.
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You need to remove this bracket from under the top , center of the header panel.
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I ran a drill thru the 2 top holes, as they were a little small for the included bolts
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Here's where an assistant comes in handy (also with the bumpers)



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T-CHRGD

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Line up the top mounts and install the 2 top bolts.
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The 2 bottom self tapping screws go in easy.
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I need to do some other work (remove old trans cooler) before I install the pipes.
All in all a Super Easy job.
Much easier than suspension or exhaust work I usually do. :)


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Any tips would be greatly appreciated......
I did not take by bumper off , I reamed the top holes out some and get someone to help you slide it up cause its heavy as heck and then put the top bolts in , other than them sending me the wrong boots it was fairly easy , now I have to wait on the right silicon boots to come in:(
 

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First off, thanks John for the great pictures... I did not get any bolts with mine? Looks like you have a lot of room with the bumper lost... Turbo T, you put yours in with out removing the bumper, What silcon boots??
 

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Yep no bumper removal, silicon boots are the connectors for your pipes, I told them I had a stock tb and they sent me all 3 in boots.

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The bolts were loose in the box with the silicon hoses and clamps.
Look for a small box in with the pipes. If not, contact RJC, you're missing some parts.
 

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HEY Chrgd or Turbo T or John Do you remember the size Bolts that go in the top of the intercooler????? Once again Jason and or crew forgot something in the box...
 

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I did my 325 without removing the bumper or grille. Remove the top bracket, drill the upper holes bigger, hand tighten/snug the upper 2 IC bolts, install/align all hoses/pipes and per Jason's recommendation I installed the two lower self tappers last. He said that leaving he bottom bolts till last will help with piping alignment.
 

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I mounted the intercooler, but did not do the piping.... I still have the SLIC Precision hooked up. Any certain way to remove this unit??
 

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i think the hardest thing for me was to slide the silicone hoses on the ends. but trust me use WD40 it will go alot smoother..trust me!!
 

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Wd40 is a bad idea In my opinion. It will remain slick and possibly blow off. A trick I learned a whole ago was to use dish soap, it is slick when wet and as soon as it dries it will become very sticky.


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Dish soap is another good idea although I have never had any issues using WD40. Besides I only use enough to make it slide on and or remove it and it does not stay slic. But like I said I have never had a pipe blow off even immediately after boosting it at the track so its never been a bad idea for me.
 

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For those with trans coolers and a FM, where did you mount the cooler. I plan on this FM to replace my stretch IC and am curious where you are mounting the coolers.
I'll do a search also to see what others have done
TIA
 

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For those with trans coolers and a FM, where did you mount the cooler. I plan on this FM to replace my stretch IC and am curious where you are mounting the coolers.
I'll do a search also to see what others have done
TIA
I had a trans cooler mounted with hard lines between the rad support and bumper. It can be seen hanging under the newly mounted I/C. It will not fit in the same place with this longer I/C. I plan to mount a new one behind the bumper on the passenger side.
 
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