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Have you got an separate boost gauge as the stock one doesn't read in bar, it's in x100mmHg....?
 

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Just had it on a rolling road - going from results. Holds .75 flat as meant to. Just wandering if its worth getting a boost controller fitted and getting it turned up.
 

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I know was just trying to explain to the missus the importance of blowing about 950 quid on a boost controller and an engine management system.......she doesn't appreciate the fact that I'll be able to get her to Tesco's all the quicker!!!!
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Depends on how you want to go on the tune up path...

The boost controller will be more accurate but if you want to go the whole hog with the power fc etc.. then you can use the functions on that(an extra module) to save buying things twice..

I am considering the Apexi AVC-R at the moment as on the dyno you can see the fluctuation of the boost as the wastegate? isn't controlling the boost as well as a controller would.


you could get a stage 1 chip like Abbey provide this will up the boost and also adjust for uk fuelling.

Also if you are going to up the boost and you have a standard car get yourself an oil cooler, as at elevated boost the oil will get quite hot, I wouldn't even consider taking a car with upped boost and no oil cooler on a track.

Hope this helps..

/Steve
 

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"I know was just trying to explain to the missus the importance of blowing about 950 quid on a boost controller and an engine management system.......she doesn't appreciate the fact that I'll be able to get her to Tesco's all the quicker!!!!"

Use the tactics a lot of others use and don't tell her !!

secrecy must surround mods... ;)
 

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Boost controller alone.... 350 - 600
ecu upgrade about 500- 800 depending on who's
oil cooler.... dunno I got mine from Guy £300 ish second hand.

then there is the intercooler 350 (pace) - 1500 (trust)
hard pipes 300-800
injectors 600 odd
turbos...3 - 6 k with actuators
clutch - 300 -800
gearbox----- up to 15 K
wheels 600 +vat plus rubber (each)
head gasket ?
spark plugs 85

plus labour.....

then you get the specialist builds like OS Geiken/ Trust /HKS big bore kits .... you don't even want to know !!

Which parts you buy would depend on the future upgrades you plan to make.

eg if you buy the pace intercooler (good for up to 1.2-1.3 bar boost) then get huge turbos and injectors the intercooler will not be able to handle the airflow... this is an oversimplified explanation as you couldn't just change the turbos and run at 1.5 bar but you get the idea...

by the way this post is not designed to piss off people who have spent this money but rather a tongue in cheek look at the prices involved....

/Steve
 

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She can live off bread!!

Is it worth then not bothering and just getting a UniChip? Told there about £900 fitted?
 

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Rupert,

For your car I'd live in a tent !!

especially the new Ice install very good.

Are you coming to Bedford for a gander then ?
you can always borrow one of my track slots !!

/Steve
 

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Borrowing a slot...

If I can borrow a track slot, I'll be there in a flash. You've got to go out in it now it's finished - It's running like a dream and goes like a ballistic missile. Not only that, with a softer waste gate spring over the last iteration, you can bleed the power in, so it's not so all or nothing as before. Gradual power coupled with the new gear ratios will make it an ultimate track weapon!

I am SO looking forward to testing it out...

Rupert
 

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EVO MUCHER

I have an Abbey ECU for sale (97 RON and up to 1.2 bar, although only 1 bar is recommended for standard turbos).

Make me an offer via PM if interested.

thanks
 

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Steve,

Can you call BMW Club and see if that is ok. I would call them only it looks a little odd when I don't have the ticket. It would be almost me inviting myself!

Rupert
 

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Yep was at G-Force.

257BHP at the wheels - 27% transmission loss = guess circa 350ish at the fly wheel (so I'm told!!!)

They have £100K+ Dyno Dynamics rolling road, really professional outfit.

My Biz Partner an Evo driver (Hence the name!) organised a day up there and they managed it all excellently.

Understand that "Dirk Digler" off this site is getting something set up with them in August.

Chris.
 
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