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Old 04-05-2010, 01:36 PM   #1
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Default Just installed a BEGi S1 kit

After all the negative posts about BEGi lately, just had to throw this up....

Just installed a BEGi S1 over the weekend. What a pleasure it was! Very easy, well though out kit.

All the pieces fit nicely and were high quality. Even had stainless water lines with pre-installed fitting on the turbo.

And the clamps! I never knew you could get a high quality worm gear clamp for the water lines. What a difference. No worries about over tightening and stripping the clamp. Nice little touches.

One of the turbo nuts was a pain to get to, but that was more 'cause we didn't have a 17mm stubby than anything else.

Overall, I'm still quite impressed. Every detail was covered, and every piece was included. So if you're looking at BEGi kits and wondering where the money goes, its the details.

Thanks BEGi. I'd install another one without question.
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BEGi will come into your house and disrespect your famiry.
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Thanks Alex! We appreciate the feedback, good or bad. And like you said, I usually don't hear the good stuff.

I made some changes to the instructions. Look for the revises version to be online later this week.
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Yo, what happened to the diy t3 setup??? Are you finally getting this car together so you can make it to a NE dyno day?
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Yo, what happened to the diy t3 setup??? Are you finally getting this car together so you can make it to a NE dyno day?
He did the install on one of my buddies car.
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And the clamps! I never knew you could get a high quality worm gear clamp for the water lines. What a difference. No worries about over tightening and stripping the clamp. Nice little touches.
I've heard this a million times and I have to disagree. This is in no way a bash in BEGI, I've only had two of their products and I bought them second hand.

The clamps are indeed very nice, but I have stripped one (out of four) from over torquing them. The cut divots on the strap will strip, turning it into more of a groove. Just wanted to say that so you know to be somewhat careful.
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I've heard this a million times and I have to disagree. This is in no way a bash in BEGI, I've only had two of their products and I bought them second hand.

The clamps are indeed very nice, but I have stripped one (out of four) from over torquing them. The cut divots on the strap will strip, turning it into more of a groove. Just wanted to say that so you know to be somewhat careful.


X2 on this. I had one on my oil drain line and over torqued it and stripped the little divots too. I spent 5 bucks on each clamp and busted both of them...money well wasted.
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Those ABA clamps are some of the best because the edge is rounded and less likely to cut the hose you are clamping onto. You can over torque lots of things, and they will break. Sort of like, step in a puddle and you're gonna get water on you.
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+1 on BEGi kits going together well.

Mine was used, and still went together without a single hitch...at all. Beautiful fitment, and not a single thing has moved during operation.

I've unbolted intake and intercooler pipes nearly ten times, and had to replace two of the ABA clamps during that time, probably due to my overtightening. Still not bad odds.
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Any pictures?
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Bought mine new and have had no problems. Except having to rebuild the RRFPR due to bad gas. All in all +1

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BTW, you should come install my s6!

I will already have a diypnp with aem wb installed :-D
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Wow, never saw the updates....

Like Long said, not my car. It was nice to see a real kit in person after my DIY build.

Your right about the clamps, you *can* strip them. But you can strip anything if you try. I've stripped or broken many standard worm gear clamps with reasonably torque. These, you'd have to exceed what is reasonable to break them. Clamp torque won't fix all leaks. Just how it is.

Long, The MS and WB are most of the battle. The BEGi kit is like an overgrown plumbing job. Just drops right in, you can handle it.
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Wow, never saw the updates....

Like Long said, not my car. It was nice to see a real kit in person after my DIY build.

Your right about the clamps, you *can* strip them. But you can strip anything if you try. I've stripped or broken many standard worm gear clamps with reasonably torque. These, you'd have to exceed what is reasonable to break them. Clamp torque won't fix all leaks. Just how it is.

Long, The MS and WB are most of the battle. The BEGi kit is like an overgrown plumbing job. Just drops right in, you can handle it.
--Alex
Which reminds me... do you mind is I call/text you for noob questions about ms? I am having a problem calibrating my tps sensor.
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Yea, anytime....
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I've got an '03 and have been looking at the BEGI-S. What would the BEGI-S kit require to use on the VVT motor - just the addition of the fuel management unit to increase fuel from the stock injectors?

A VVT compatable total ECU certainly wouldn't make it a budget build much longer. If I could, I'd like to run the kit as is (for the price). Could I run it safely without the intercooler (I see many S/C kits that run without an I/C, but my engine has 10:1 or so compression).
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BEGi will come into your house and disrespect your famiry.
a couple fast and furious quotes will pull a premium a week before forum wars

anyways, I'm interested in running this kit next year. Or even the shanghai kit. its cheap enough to where if I end up not liking it, I can toss it and get something else. But if I'm satisfied with it, I just saved myself a ton of money.
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Love my S-4 for sure.
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yes, get the SS manifold and don't waste your time with log ****.
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