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Old 04-22-2010, 09:37 PM   #21
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No problem...I'll take layaway....LOL
Lol, im gonna need to run into a lot more people like you before im ready to start the instal process. But i cant wait.
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Old 04-22-2010, 10:18 PM   #22
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Wow, a newbie who isn't a retard and is willing to listen to advice, who'd have thought

List looks complete to me. Power at the crank isn't a great way to shoot for something (assuming you don't have an engine dyno, heh). I think ~180whp should be a good goal for you as a compromise between fun and reliability. You shouldn't think of X psi as an issue, just how much power you're making. 5 psi from a gt2554 and 5 psi from a gt3576 are wholly different.
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IN on this thread. Just to see where it goes...
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You mentioned getting one of the CARB certified kits from BEGI. Installing a standalone will make you fail the smog check unless you swap back to the stock ecu for the test. You might want to keep that in mind when considering your choice of fuel/spark management.
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Wow, a newbie who isn't a retard and is willing to listen to advice, who'd have thought

List looks complete to me. Power at the crank isn't a great way to shoot for something (assuming you don't have an engine dyno, heh). I think ~180whp should be a good goal for you as a compromise between fun and reliability. You shouldn't think of X psi as an issue, just how much power you're making. 5 psi from a gt2554 and 5 psi from a gt3576 are wholly different.

Thanks, im glad you think the list looks good. By saying 200hp at the crank I really meant 160-180 at the wheels. I just wanted that 200hp mark.

And as far as the PSI goes im not sure if i want to run an intercooler initially, thus the low PSI goal. What are the general thoughts on non intercooled, low PSI set ups?
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IN on this thread. Just to see where it goes...
Please stick around for the sake of your avatar haha
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You mentioned getting one of the CARB certified kits from BEGI. Installing a standalone will make you fail the smog check unless you swap back to the stock ecu for the test. You might want to keep that in mind when considering your choice of fuel/spark management.
Well im not willing to consider anything but standalone at this point so im going to risk it in the long run and hope that the CARB EO plaque will be enough to sway the smog guy. I may learn the hard way but ive heard plenty of success stories, even with just an EO number.
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Old 04-24-2010, 04:41 AM   #28
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Its good that you want to run full standalone. You will need to swap ECU's for smog then. The CARB OE won't save you if they plug in and no OBDII codes are returned. You need OBDII+CARB OE to pass. If they don't plug into the OBDII port where you're at then you can ignore me
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Its good that you want to run full standalone. You will need to swap ECU's for smog then. The CARB OE won't save you if they plug in and no OBDII codes are returned. You need OBDII+CARB OE to pass. If they don't plug into the OBDII port where you're at then you can ignore me
Im in CA so i assume they do but ive never paid attention. Im curious if the tuned car would even run after switching back to the stock ECU?
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Your best bet would be to search around for smog/emissions, stuff like that and see if you can find out what other people in cali do. I think there is a thread about it somewhere.

The car will run as long as you didn't rewire anything and you're running roughly stock sized injectors. You just don't want to go into any boost.
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Your best bet would be to search around for smog/emissions, stuff like that and see if you can find out what other people in cali do. I think there is a thread about it somewhere.

The car will run as long as you didn't rewire anything and you're running roughly stock sized injectors. You just don't want to go into any boost.
Very interesting, in cali they run the car on a dyno during smog and im sure it'd build some boost. Ill just ask around locally, that's great advice.
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OMg the spoon feeding fails serius guys. Let him read and figure ***** out it is all here if he chooses to look.
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OMg the spoon feeding fails serius guys. Let him read and figure ***** out it is all here if he chooses to look.
Read the original post. Ive read and read and read. You arent helping with the sarcasm. Im just looking for advice.
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OMg the spoon feeding fails serius guys. Let him read and figure ***** out it is all here if he chooses to look.
I've been bored
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Shouldn't you get a Fisher Price turbo since it's your first one?
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Shouldn't you get a Fisher Price turbo since it's your first one?
It depends....specs and price?
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lol he's just ****** with ya man
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lol he's just ****** with ya man
No way, rusky
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