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Old 05-18-2008, 02:01 PM   #1
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Added a hi/low boost switch and a port for my USB cable.

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are you doing dual maps or wastegate/ebc?
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just cutting the ground from the solenoid, fails to wastegate. easy breezy. I dont run closed loop boost control and dont want to for dual maps. And considering my low boost setup would be 0%DC across the board....
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I love **** like that. What panel is that?
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here, installed:
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That's very cool. So when are they available?
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That's very cool. So when are they available?

When you spend the $11 for the mountable usb cable, and $1 at radioshack for the switch. Then you invest the 30 minutes to make it happen.

I also had to cut two USB cables to make a male/male to fit into the port and my laptop.
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Never thought of any one would use that panel for anything. Sweeeeet!
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Pretty neat. I would probably have put the boost switch in the blank for the defroster though.
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Thats a cool idea, I like it!

Curious about the USB port though.. What / How does that interface with?
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Curious about the USB port though.. What / How does that interface with?
laptop to MS.

My MS is tucked away next to my stock ecu. I had a cable that would come out by the passenger seat to hook into. When the laptop is not in the car, I have to tuck it away, now I can simply plug it in there. No cables laying around when not in use.
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no chance of accidentally hitting it with your elbow?
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no chance of accidentally hitting it with your elbow?
doubtful. I contemplated a few spots, but I like it, easy enough to reverse if I have problems.
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i use that panel lol its for my windows
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laptop to MS.

My MS is tucked away next to my stock ecu. I had a cable that would come out by the passenger seat to hook into. When the laptop is not in the car, I have to tuck it away, now I can simply plug it in there. No cables laying around when not in use.
Thats what I kinda figured but wanted to check anyway.

I like it!
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thats sick. i was gunna do a usb port
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works perfectly:
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yeah yeah. it's really just for rainy days and when my dad drives it. I can easily spool it to 10 pounds without trying at part throttle on the highway, and since my auto TB is still sitting on my dining table....
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here Joe, this make you happy? Variable TPS ready to be installed this weekend, finally got around to it:



not before I port it slightly and shave the butterfly arm down of course.
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