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Old 07-17-2006, 06:40 PM   #1
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i have a 91 and wanna only run 5-6 psi what all do i need? im gunna try to get this kit from a freind and he said its about 80% complete and that the things i will need to complete it are rising rate fpr, 1.8 injectors, bipes timing control, intercooler pipes, BOV. are those things all necessary? what all do i actually have to have just to get it up and running? i am looking for any and all help but quick before the offer passes by....
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you'll really need the apfr. You'll really want the bipes. You should be safe at 5psi with just that.
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so all i will need is the rising rate fpr? if so im doing this deal. how do i set it up? do i bump the timing for the 6 psi?
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it taps into the fuel return line and a vacuum source. Very easy, a vortech FMU 12:1 is recommended. If you want to spend a little extra $$$ you can get the BEGI adjustable model. That would be ideal if upgrading later. Timing should be retarded to 6* using 93 octane gas. If you run a bipes unit, you can run advanced timing and then it wil retard it in boost so you can still have low-end power.
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i recommend a good tune up and one range cooler spark plugs. goto your parts store of choice, tell them you need spark plugs, but you want them one range cooler ( or range 7). gap them to .035.

the better state of tune you start with before you add the turbo, the better it will run AFTER you add the turbo.
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ok probably a stupid question is the vortech fmu replace a rising rate fpr? or get both??? sorry im new also. maybe you guys can help. were can i find a look at how to run the intercooler pipes to run a fornt mount intercooler. i have the wizdom front bumper so i hav a large mouth and wanna fill it in with a nice fmic
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For 5-6 PSI really only need the basic kit. On the need list will require an AFPR. The supplied Vortech works fine but the BEGi is fully adjustable and enable fine tuning the fueling. Adding 1.8 injectors will create the need for additional bandades.

Everything else listed is nice to have. If on a budget, may try to find a used MSD for some ignition enhancement. I sold my used on a while back for $40.
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ok so what does the basic kit include? im getting the manifold, turbo, down pipe and oil feed line.also a front mount intercooler.
I plan on buying a BOV and intercooler piping. also a vortech fmu 12:1 and the oil line needed. anything im missing?
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nope that is it - you will essentially have the whole kit plus the intercooler and bov (which dont come with a greddy kit). Still, suggest also getting a bipes and a boost gauge...
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the next thing i will get is a boost gauge and boost controller. then maybe a bipes.
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I am in the same boat as drftem

is this the vortech FMU we would want to use ?

http://store.summitracing.com/egnsea...1&autoview=sku

do you need the injectors if you are only going to run 6 or 7 psi?
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No, that just a rebuild/recalibration kit. This is the FMU/AFPR: http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku

But if you're going to spend $150 on that, you might as well buy the BEGi for ~$200-225 because then you'll have infinite (well, not infinite, but more than you need) adjustability w/o having to tear it apart and install a purchased recalibration kit any time you want to tune it.
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awesome thanks man
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