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Old 10-03-2016, 12:07 AM   #1
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Default Corey Miller '01 SE, EFR build - Las Vegas, NV

Hey guys, I'm Corey. I've been lurking for a year and a half or so since I got a hold of my BRG. In the "holy hell do I actually have all the parts now?" stage of a DIY build consisting of a Briggs Motorsport engine (being built soon), Fab9 Mani/downpipe and an EFR6258. Goal is 300 or so, but we'll see how far the budget takes me once it breathes. Working (slowly) on getting the car to start on a freshly built DIYPNP/VVTuner while it's naturally aspirated. I'm an autocrosser, but just got the roll bar installed so I can start making moves toward trackdays. I'm also a simracer so if anyone is in on iRacing, let me know, I do road course. Looking forward to actually having a presence here. Before anything else ever even happens, I'll say it now. THANKS FOR THE HELP, and I hope to kittens I searched before I posted.

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Why DIYpnp + vvt tuner vs a homebuilt MS3x plus DIYbob? I would go with MS3 if adding VVT was the plan just for the extra options. Nothing wrong with a MS2pnp style box though.

I am, interested in your decision to go fab9 manifold vs TSE, as well as your Briggs motorsports choice. Nothing against them, but they seem to be more about boosted stock motors, or am I mistaken?
(nothing against FAB9 manifold, just curious as to reasoning).

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Thanks for the welcomes.

When I started on this whole thing, the DIYPNP seemed to be the best bang for the buck, so I snatched one up with the expectation that my recently-ex-wife would be able to build it for me, as she's an avionics maintainer and seemed excited to do so. Of course it was shortly after that, I read about the MS3x and how much simpler it was to get running with VVT and all that stuff. I went with Fab9 after a couple of interactions with either owner, it's neither here nor there, but also because of the v-band setup, and a couple of smaller details. Some of it came down to who I could actually get a hold of while I was deployed for the last several months, and for some irritating reason it was practically impossible for me to get to the TSE website. Briggs offered me an engine that would meet the 300-325 goal for a price I was more willing to spend in the scenario. I think I spent about 45 minutes on the phone with them one night/morning/whateverthehellitwas while I was deployed talking about all the nuances and tweaks that could be made on the engine I wanted built. I appreciated that he was willing to spend that kind of time on what I think was his off time to explain and work with me on that. So overall, some of it was cost, but a lot of it was consumer experience. Again, like you've said, nothing against TSE and the product he/they sell, as I almost went with that, that's just how it rolled out.
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Gotcha. The VVT tuner will take care of you for sure, I was just curious. Can't wait to see how it turns out.
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