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Old 05-11-2007, 10:52 PM   #1
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Default MBC's..Should I buy one? I have tons of money. Maybe an EBC.......Help!!!!

I searched and can't find a consensus on what everyone prefers.
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This is the one I have... nobody has proven yet that a $100 Hallman or whatever does it better: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Voodo...14048537QQrdZ1

Maybe somebody tomorrow at NEDD will have one of the expensive ones I can swap straight on for a back-to-back test with my el-cheapo. I am 100,000% happy with mine. Turn the **** for more boost...easy as that.
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Can't go too wrong for $12 shipped.
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This is the one I have... nobody has proven yet that a $100 Hallman or whatever does it better: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Voodo...14048537QQrdZ1
Same one I just bought, and it has a safety feature so it won't overboost if the screw vibrates out, which I didn't see on the $6 one posted.
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the electronic kind.
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Old 05-12-2007, 01:13 AM   #7
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Same one I just bought, and it has a safety feature so it won't overboost if the screw vibrates out, which I didn't see on the $6 one posted.
then that's what i want...and its green.
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Get a flyin miata mbc
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From another thread: https://www.miataturbo.net/forums/showthread.php?t=9692

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As far as MBC's go. I really like the Forge that I got from member PAT!. The ratcheting action is nice and precise. Easier to work with than the FM MBC it replaced, and more precise and stable with the ratcheting locks. (with the FM you have to remove the tube to spin the body to retension the spring, then reconnect the tube when you're done).
ebay mbc is way cheaper, unless PAT! gives you a free Forge mbc :gay:, FM is apparently less convenient and more attractive to theives
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This is the one I have... nobody has proven yet that a $100 Hallman or whatever does it better: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Voodo...14048537QQrdZ1
Booyah. Ordered it on the spot. Exactly what I've been looking for.
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ebay mbc is way cheaper, unless PAT! gives you a free Forge mbc :gay:, FM is apparently less convenient and more attractive to theives
I like how its more than 2x the price of the venom one.
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hustler you want cheap? I have a spare MBC that I made. on my car at the dyno day today it held 8 psi ruler flat in the datalog.
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MBC like the voodoo is super simple to make read the FAQ or buy one off ebay i like mine. simple easy cheap.
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Greddy Profec B, works spectacularly well.

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Turbosmart E-boost,very user friendly EBC that will give the big name Japaneses EBC's a run for their money(if not better).
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MBC's are a pain in the ***. I refuse to tune cars with them. If you are even semi serious about your car you will have an EBC.
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acutally my homemade DIY MBC was holding flat on the dyno as well....doesn't mean im not building the EBC for MS.
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That's what I don't get. All of you that speak of MBC are going MS right? Hustler, Savington, and Samnavy, so why not mod the MS for boost and buy the $30 GM solenoid and bask in the fully tunable control that you will have.
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MBC's are a pain in the ***. I refuse to tune cars with them. If you are even semi serious about your car you will have an EBC.
MBC's are far more superior and reliable. Most high powered cars are still using MBC's.
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Most? You mean like all the Honda Drag cars that need consistency? I don't think so dude. That a huge blanket statement that you or anyone else are incapable of backing up. Just because certain circles of Evo and Supra guys are gung ho Hallman doesn't mean anything. The truth is that most people(not saying guys here who are for the most part smarter than the norm) give up on their EBCs since they are beyond a lot of peoples ability to tune properly. They assume You wire it up and turn the **** to the boost you want and are done. It doesn't work that way. Then you see it up for sale a few weeks later with the owner singing praises of the MBC since he was capable of using it.

Besides...who the **** has time to get out of the car to turn the boost up? When I shift into 3rd and need to go from 300 whp to 400 whp I need to do it right then.

If you like MBCs just say you like and prefer them.
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