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Old 05-01-2008, 04:17 AM   #1
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So in a couple months I'm going to go MS, but it's god damn spring right now and I want more power.

DP is being made and tomorrow I order a wideband. Here and here people talk about a good eBay MBC, but the links are broken. Which one has a record of being half-decent? I'd like one that's a little easier to adjust than the typical DIY device, but hey. Whatever works.
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Old 05-01-2008, 04:28 AM   #2
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There are a few that are pretty ok. Doesn't take much to make a good MBC lol. If your willing to spring a little more I say an electronic boost controller. Easy to adjust, Plus the wastegate will stay closed longer. A little harder to install though
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He's going MS soon so why waste the money now on an EBC? That just pushes the MS further away which is exactly what he shouldn't do. I think living with an MBC instead of EBC is worth it if it means getting the MS sooner.
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Does MS have an EBC function? IDK anything about MS so ????


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yes and go read up on ms in the appropriate section.
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http://www.voodooboost.com/boost_con...MBC/index.html
This is the one I used... you used to be able to get them on eBay for $15 shipped, but now it looks like they want $30.
Go to eBay and find one that looks pretty much like these do and you'll be set.

This is all you need: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/NXS-M...spagenameZWDVW
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I bought the voodoo one for like 15-20.. worked well. EBC is far superior though.
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Be careful. Without electronic engine management, I'm not sure you'll be able to fuel appropriately with the new dp. In fact, I don't see a fuel pump in your sig, so you're probably better off to avoid adding more boost.
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http://www.voodooboost.com/boost_con...MBC/index.html
This is the one I used... you used to be able to get them on eBay for $15 shipped, but now it looks like they want $30.

This is all you need: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/NXS-M...spagenameZWDVW
Sweet, thanks. I might go ahead and spring for the $30 one anyway, but if I grab the cheaper one I'll report back with how it works.


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Be careful. Without electronic engine management, I'm not sure you'll be able to fuel appropriately with the new dp. In fact, I don't see a fuel pump in your sig, so you're probably better off to avoid adding more boost.
I had planned to just keep an eye on the wideband, but I'll go for the 190HP first if that's the accepted order of things.

EDIT: Now I remember why I was confused about the fuel pump. The big DIY FaQ says to buy the 94-97 kit, even though a 90-93 kit exists. I could never figure out why that was (especially since Lightning Motorsports' page links to the DIY FaQ post) so I just decided to put off buying a Walbro until it was critical. Lol.

Any other glaring omissions you can see?

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I highly recommend the HallmanMBC. I have it on my car and the GF's MSM. I had to borrow a TurboSmart MBC once... it was crap.

http://www.hallmanboostcontroller.com/applic.html

I have the Pro RX kit.
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I highly recommend the HallmanMBC. I have it on my car and the GF's MSM. I had to borrow a TurboSmart MBC once... it was crap.

http://www.hallmanboostcontroller.com/applic.html

I have the Pro RX kit.
The Hallman gave me bad boost creep in my MSM, though I think that was just the limitation of the stock wastegate on that crappy IHI turbo. How was the TurboSmart MBC crap?
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Which one were you using and with what spring? I have the ceramic ball with heavy spring. No creep.

The TurboSmart had boost going all over the place.
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Can't he just mod the MS and make it be the boost controller? http://www.diyautotune.com/catalog/p...kit-p-160.html
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Can't he just mod the MS and make it be the boost controller? http://www.diyautotune.com/catalog/p...kit-p-160.html
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So in a couple months I'm going to go MS, but it's god damn spring right now and I want more power.
He doesn't have MS right now that's the whole point of this thread.. He wants most boost with little investment until he can get a MS.
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Yes, but he doesn't have the MS right now, he is planning on it for the future but wants something cheap for now to keep him happy until he can get the MS done
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Yes, but he doesn't have the MS right now, he is planning on it for the future but wants something cheap for now to keep him happy until he can get the MS done
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+1 for Hallman RX pro

I love my Hallman MBC. 4 years strong and no problems yet!

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