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Old 07-05-2007, 04:47 PM   #1
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Amuse me because i've tried. An no fabrication of pipes, just bought stuff. (i dont have tools to chop or weld)

I say lets start with a BEGI manifold and MS DP
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are you planning on taking it past 6 psi?
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yes, i would do the same thing I did before on my na i would get rx7 injectors so say 100 bucks for that. EMangeUltimate would probably be what I would use since Xceede is my only other option that retains OBDII. I would probably go up to around 10~12 like I use to on my 92
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EMU is the wrong way to go IMO as Megasquirt will work fine in your '99 if you install a CAS. You would still be into it cheaper than an EMU with PNP harness unless you found a sweet deal.
But to humor the EMU plan. You know how much different injectors would cost you. My 550s after servicing cost me $140-150. So the fueling can be taken care of relatively cheaply.
The prefabbed IC setup is gonna be $$$ though no matter who you buy from. Maybe Nester could hook it up in that area, i know he talked about doing so.
A simple crossover (maybe w/WI) would be cheap though. Though I don't know of any prefabbed crossovers besides ETD maybe??

Do you have to retain OBDII?
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Do you have to retain OBDII?
for texas inspection...yes.
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for texas inspection...yes.
Wasn't sure, i've never lived anywhere that required it. The EMU probably can't be beat for cost, PNP, and OBDII acceptance then.
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I was considering getting MSM intercooler piping and adapting the I/C that stripes recommends for his kit. I've seen it done. Hell I can get the hot side of the pipes for like 25 bucks from BEGI
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What turbo do you want to run? T2 or T3 footprint?
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probably T2
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Something like a used Nissan turbo, (SR20 style T25), or a new GT25 type turbo? A T3s60 would probably be a decent way to go as well. Bell could fab up a DP for it no problem as Scott's might work already.
I personally don't know the route i'm going with mine, all i know is it is going to be T3 based.
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you are getting rid of your current set up?


I talked to stephanie at begi earlier today. Honestly the price of their series 1 kit with some stuff deleted that I do not want is actually not to bad. Only a bit more than I worked out piece stuff together. Plus I could always look at a FM Voodoo boxed used that would get me up to around 180~200 ish
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I'm redoing my car slowly. I bought a brand new Begi T3 mani to replace my HKS and I plan to with fab a downpipe or buy Begis stainless if I run out of time. When I do that swap my HKS and T25 will go up for sale along with the shittiest downpipe in the world.
I just sold my voodoo box, they work decent enough though you could wire up Megasquirt parallel like me and no one would know the difference unless they do a visual ECU inspection. Which is ridiculous considering our ECUs are under the dash. I do have a CEL, but i think it's only due to my rear O2 sensor hanging under the car by a piece of electrical tape.
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I'm redoing my car slowly. I bought a brand new Begi T3 mani to replace my HKS and I plan to with fab a downpipe or buy Begis stainless if I run out of time. When I do that swap my HKS and T25 will go up for sale along with the shittiest downpipe in the world.
I just sold my voodoo box, they work decent enough though you could wire up Megasquirt parallel like me and no one would know the difference unless they do a visual ECU inspection. Which is ridiculous considering our ECUs are under the dash. I do have a CEL, but i think it's only due to my rear O2 sensor hanging under the car by a piece of electrical tape.
For the money, MS is probably a better decision. I did the same with the o2 sensor on my vw, and it didn't throw a light. There is no visual inspection in TX...if there is its never been enforced.
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