I flew out from OK to CA to buy this car on Saturday and then drove it all the way home. It's basically a stock 95 with the BEGi kit and magnaflow exhaust. It will be my daily driver/occasional weekend warrior.
I'll start with the pics
Since the car will primarily be my daily driver, I'd like to keep it as reliable as possible, while still maintaining a good bit of power. I read the FAQ and many posts but I'm having a tough time finding info for the 1.8s. Almost everything i read seems to pertain to the 1.6 only.
From the FAQ it sounds like if I stick with my stock ECU I'm pretty much stuck with the stock injectors because of my MAF. Is that correct?
Will race gas (unleaded 101) allow me to run more boost or will it only allow me to advance my timing?
It seems like the BIPES units are selling pretty cheap in the classified section. Should I even bother with the BIPES or should i go directly to something like MS?
I'll be purchasing a FMIC soon.
My goal is a car that will reliably give me about 8psi of boost. Right now its running about 5.5 psi with an occasional creep up to 6.5-7. I think that extra pound would be all the power i need for a DD.
For days when i hit the PCA or BMWCCA events I'd like to be able to get a little more power. On these days I'll be running 101 octane fuel.
What do you guys suggest? Thanks!