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Old 07-08-2013, 08:14 PM   #61
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bcs - boost control solenoid
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Old 07-09-2013, 02:17 AM   #62
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Start with just the wastegate pressure, that will be around 7-8 psi probably (depends on what wastegate can they put on the turbo -- you might want to call them to check on it). Once you get the system up and running you can worry about adding electronic boost control to assist spoolup or raise the boost above the mechanical level.

Doesn't the MS2 have boost control functionality built in? If so, then you can just use that with a cheap GM boost solenoid, no need for a $300 standalone boost controller.

(I have a standalone GReddy boost controller in my car, but that's because the Hydra's boost control algorithm is pathetic.)

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yes and yes.

probably a good idea starting with wg pressure too since things won't happen as quickly in the midrange
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Good choice.

I do not use any fancy boost control, just a nice Hallman MBC and had the turbine WG ported...rock solid boost all day every day. Also, I had to replace my manifold a few years ago and when I ordered a new one from FM, I had them drill/add 10mm studs to the manifold....I have NEVER had a problem with the turbo/manifold studs since then....almost 100k miles later.
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Originally Posted by HardHitter View Post
Hello All,

Thank you for your input. I ended up placing an order with Brandon this morning

FMII No Electronics Kit
Hardline oil/coolant line upgrade
Iconol studs and locks upgrade
Full A-pillar Dual gauge pod upgrade
AEM UEGO Wideband

I have already ordered:

Deatschwerks 600cc Injectors
Exedy Stage 1 Clutch

All I need to order is AEM Truboost gauge/controller

Then further down the line, I'm going to upgrade my radiator and exhaust (currently stock other than Racing Beat muffler)
Cancel the order for the DW600 injectors and spend the extra money on the ID750's. The ID's are a so much better injector then the DW's.
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Old 07-09-2013, 06:31 PM   #67
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he's getting them used and cheap. otherwise yes
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Old 07-16-2013, 06:43 PM   #68
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Default Good call on the hardline kit

Well worth the extra dollars. I understand the need to keep the price low, but it should really be standard.
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Please don't put the 12.5 air/fuel on me for all situations. Up to a point 12.5 is rich. Then it gets just right. Eventually it turns lean. Depends on octane, boost, and IC efficiency, (charge temp, ultimately)

I work the buns off trying to keep btu's from messing with my day. When it all comes together under the defined conditions, 12.5 is safe and more powerful.

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