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Old 08-11-2009, 09:36 PM   #1
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ok im just wanting to get some opinions on my set-up,
so far i have a
-custom turbo manifold, downpipe
-tdo5 talon turbo (14b, i know its small)
-stock talon bov, going to be routed back to intake
-fmic with custom piping,
-manual boost controller, (6psi btw)
-1.8 injectors
-b6T cams
-vortech fmu
-stock afm

now i have done research and searched alot of stuff but i wanted to put my set-up up and get some suggestions. when i do the install the 1.6 is getting all seals etc replaced, timing belt, water pump, fidanza flywheel and clutch etc. what i find a somewhat a gray area is what fmu ratio to run with my set-up, ive heard 12:1 is popular but have seen some people running 8:1? also im thinking of getting a bipes kit also but not sure if i should keep the money and just run low timing and sacrifice some bottem end power? lets get some opinions up!
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Old 08-11-2009, 09:39 PM   #2
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What will you use for timing? If you're going the band aids route a bipes acu would be beneficial. just my .02
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