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this has been discussed before. the ets mounting points are different the the ams mounting points. You dont need to remove the weight.

the ams ic mounts from the bottom and horizontally, the ets mounts from the bottom but vertically like the stock ic.

If you look at the mounting points of the AMS intercooler from the instructions you posted, then look at the ones on my ets 4", they are different...

 

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thanks man :) I thought i could remove that excess weight :\ lol :) no worries
 

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You don't need to remove the weight but you definitely can. I don't see why you wouldn't want to remove it.
I thought the weight is part of the core support for the ETS IC and the AMS doesnt need it due to different mounting points.... if i can remove it I WILL!!
 

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You don't need to remove the weight but you definitely can. I don't see why you wouldn't want to remove it.
that is wrong

I thought the weight is part of the core support for the ETS IC and the AMS doesnt need it due to different mounting points.... if i can remove it I WILL!!
that is correct.

Look up Wraith's post about the LICP w/ TiAL bov. We had this discussion in there. From my understanding there is a difference between the 08-09 and then 2010-2011 Evos...still unclear of that. However if you have the ETS intercooler, it mounts to the weight bracket at the bottom. If you have the AMS intercooler, you remove the weight bracket and it mounts up to where the bracket was.
 

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Look up Wraith's post about the LICP w/ TiAL bov. We had this discussion in there. From my understanding there is a difference between the 08-09 and then 2010-2011 Evos...still unclear of that. However if you have the ETS intercooler, it mounts to the weight bracket at the bottom. If you have the AMS intercooler, you remove the weight bracket and it mounts up to where the bracket was.
The bracket and the weight it self are two different things. Unless this is something that changed in different years (I have an '08 with a 4" ETS FMIC). I unbolted the weight (if I remember right it's 4 bolts that face upward might only be 2) that hold it to the bracket, then you can slide out the weight.

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I was able to find a pic on the other forum of the bracket/weight. There are 4 bolts holding the weight to the bracket.

Link to pic
 

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WOOO!!!! :D am a 08-09 MR so then I can remove that stupid weight!!! :D meaning front is lighter :D will let you guys know after the weekend ;)
 

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i know something changed but im not sure exactly what. I have a 2011 gsr and the first picture with the 2 holes on the mount is where my ets 4" i have mounts up.
 

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hence why I want to remove the weight which the new intercooler adds ;) so its a win - win situation ... hopefully but like i said ill confirm after this weekend ;)
 

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We use the stock mounting points just like the factory intercooler. The only way to remove the black mounting bracket is to build your own custom mounts on the bottom of the intercooler.

Michael
We can remove the weight and still keep the bracket.... correct? like in the other post mentioned? :)
 

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this has been discussed before. the ets mounting points are different the the ams mounting points. You dont need to remove the weight.

the ams ic mounts from the bottom and horizontally, the ets mounts from the bottom but vertically like the stock ic.

If you look at the mounting points of the AMS intercooler from the instructions you posted, then look at the ones on my ets 4", they are different...

I removed the weight :) but kept the bracket ;) on installing the ETS did you re-use the rubber grommets from OEM IC? I did but i cudnt add the center metal thing that goes inside the rubber grommet .... did i install correctly?
 

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You know, I took out my OEM intercooler and bolted on the ETS 3.5" intercooler with no problems. Are you sure you know what you're doing? Honestly this is probably the easiest thing to do aside from the UICP.

And no, the rubber grommets don't fit the ETS kit nor are they needed.
 

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i havent tried installing it yet since im still in afghanistan. It's just that me, wraith and another guy had this same convo in another thread about the bracket vs ams and ets ic's.
 

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You know, I took out my OEM intercooler and bolted on the ETS 3.5" intercooler with no problems. Are you sure you know what you're doing? Honestly this is probably the easiest thing to do aside from the UICP.

And no, the rubber grommets don't fit the ETS kit nor are they needed.
Of course i know!! ive read so many How to it was engraved on my mind LOL! but non stated the following things:

Water line for pop-up washer for headlights need to be disconnected and the rubber gromets of the OEM do fit ETS :) just need to squeeze it in and have paitence lolol its not harming anything :) infact its probrally better since its not metal on metal...

And yes you can remove the weight but keep the oem bracket :) i did it, you just remove the four bolts holding it in place and then you slide it out :)

To further add the removing of bumper was easiest job ever!!! LOL just those plastic clips are annoying xD lol also I broke my top right 10mm bolt that holds the bumper but i think it was the bolt itself i didnt even try to tighten it.. just turned abit and the head of bolt snapped :S .. maybe i should quit the gym xD
 
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