09-04-2007, 12:30 AM
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Malibu, CA
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How bad of an idle/off boost?
Well I just got maximum boost and was reading through it today and it reminded me of something that I had kind of forgotten, off boost driving.
The setup that I am planning on running is voodoo box+bipes and 305cc injectors, which as I have been told can be idled by the stock ecu. But how rough is the idle with the 305's? I hadn't really given that much thought as I just knew that it could be done, but now I am curious as to what I can expect at idle and in off boost situations. Will I run all shitty off boost?? Will the car feel sluggish with these injectors?
If that turns out to be the case then I was thinking about getting a fpr along with the voodoo/bipes and using stock injectors to try and keep driveability good as both the fpr and voodoo would be working only in boost, and the ecu would be fine with the stockers.
But that raises the question of why not just go standalone like ms or something along those lines? The voodoo box is worth ~$250, bipes ~$150, 305cc's ~$50, FMU ~$100, then a 190hp pump for the increased pressure ~$100...
Thats $650 invested in this band-aid based setup.
Its still less than a MS pnp (barely), but for that an AEM f/ic is very atainable, allong with some 460 or 550's, which would get me closer to ~240whp (if thats the max of the stock internals).
So i don't really know where to go from here. I think I may just stick with the simple voodoo/bipes to start and learn on as I already have them, then see if the idle/driveability is ueber shitty or not. After that I'll see where my funds take me.
I'd just like to hear what some of you think about the outcome of the said setup. Would a FMU make 220 or so to the wheels attainable with the 'box and bipes?