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Old 01-10-2008, 02:58 PM   #1
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Should i buy a ms from DIY or braineck?
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there's a few difference reasons to get one built by me or buying one from DIY.

mainly $$$ and user intervention getting it installed. They provide excellent support while I try to sound smart while I relay all the questions back to them for help
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there's a few difference reasons to get one built by me or buying one from DIY.

mainly $$$ and user intervention getting it installed. They provide excellent support while I try to sound smart while I relay all the questions back to them for help
is it just difference in price? i'm sure i can install a pnp...but is it different in proformance n tuning?
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its using the same software. but their solution is literally pnp. while mine is DIY.

they use the v3.57 board and have custom circuits for a/c and others. while I'm using the v3.00 board and have to run it as a piggyback for the stock ecu to run a/c. plus you gotta do more installation work running a few wires.

either choice, it's better than nothing. im highly biased over having me build you one.
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Hey Brainy --
Don't you also install and sell Power Card?
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you know it! i'm all about very low efficiency "intercoolers".
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i'll think about it..let me look around
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On a side note BRAINY --
This is the first time in about a year that I have recieved EMAIL notification that someone has posted in a thread that I replied to. Infuggincredable - Wonders never cease to amaze me.
Now if I could get back all of the post count that disappeared.
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I'm a little biased, since I was a beta tester for the MM9495 MSPNP, but both DIY and Brain are going to build you a very nice product. The extra cash for the MSPNP gets you A/C control as Brain said, as well as a nifty center connector that makes hooking up EBC, water injection, and a few other things really stupidly easy. Unless you really go hog wild, you'll never have to solder on a PNP board.

The other part is the install. Brain said himself that you'll have to run a few wires to hook up his setup; I helped a local guy install his beta MM9697 MSPNP a few weeks ago, and it took us 45 minutes, 30 of which was trying to get the stupid MAP sensor hose through the grommet in the firewall. Super-clean install, you can't even tell the MSPNP is running the car, and it fired on the first keyturn. We never even took out a pair of wire cutters or crimpers or a heat gun. Just unplug the stock ECU, plug in the MSPNP, run the MAP hose and install the tee fitting, and you're done. It really is that easy.

If I were shopping for an MS today, I'd have a really hard time choosing between the two.
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