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Old 10-27-2007, 02:12 PM   #1
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Default Bad idea to drive to shop on un-tuned parts?

I have an '07 TR. I would like to get my car tuned at Agile Auto, but it's like 7 hours away from where I live.

I am fully capable of installing my new turbo, STi TMIC, Downpipe, and fuel pump at my house.

Is it a big deal to make a long drive on these parts being un-tuned?
If I stay out of boost, would my motor be fine?

Reason I'm asking is because I'll save $$$ money installing the parts myself.

Let me know what you think. Thanks.
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Old 10-27-2007, 02:54 PM   #2
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What type of EM are you using..........Get a break in map from your tuner for the ride up there.
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Old 10-27-2007, 03:10 PM   #3
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I'll be using a Cobb Accessport.
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Old 10-27-2007, 03:16 PM   #4
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maybe ur tuner can send u a temp map...i drove my new turbo setup untuned to my tuner but then again it was a 40 minute drive.
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Old 10-27-2007, 03:42 PM   #5
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what turbo are u using?
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Old 10-27-2007, 06:45 PM   #6
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As long as you're not installing bigger injectors or a 70mm intake you should be fine if you stay out of boost.
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Old 10-27-2007, 06:49 PM   #7
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As long as you're not installing bigger injectors or a 70mm intake you should be fine if you stay out of boost.
but how likely is that going to be?

good luck
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Old 10-27-2007, 06:58 PM   #8
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You can load the Cobb stage 2 map and connect a boost line straight from the turbo compressor to wastegate, then block the line that goes to the solenoid so it won't leak air out of the intake. If you have stock injectors and stock size intake you should be able to drive the car ok. If you have a big diameter intake or new injectors, you probably shouldn't drive the car without at least some minimal immediate fi
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Old 10-27-2007, 08:01 PM   #9
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When I go to get tuned, exact modifications will be:
SPT intake
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Old 10-27-2007, 08:24 PM   #10
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If you have an AP Hill at Agile shouldnt have a problem with sending you a temp map.

If not you can look into your opensource options to just get a map that you dont have to worry about blowing anything up.

I would say stay out of boost but I've made that trip up i-95 many of times and it would be impossible without getting killed to stay out of boost. I guess you could always disconnect the bcs run at wastegate pressure and baby it. Leave at night to minimize traffic but you will run into traffic around Richmond, DC and Baltimore no matter what time you drive.

You could also have Agile install the turbo and I think they charge 300-400 for a turbo install. Which sounds like a lot but if you are running a temp (crap) map you'll probably spend an extra 100 in 93 octane on the trip lol.....

I got a tuning date at Agile coming up on the 9th of Nov. Maybe I'll see you up there, but probably not
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Old 10-27-2007, 08:49 PM   #11
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so maybe I should just install the downpipe and call it quits and let Hill do the rest...?
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Old 10-27-2007, 09:03 PM   #12
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but how likely is that going to be?

good luck
I drove almost 5 hours from St. Louis to Chicago staying below 5psi when I went to get tuned at P&L. It's not THAT hard.
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Old 10-27-2007, 09:05 PM   #13
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man just pop out your restrictor pill and baby the car there. I have done that like 5 times lol as long as you stay out of boost and you dont have larger injectors your car will be ok.
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Old 10-28-2007, 10:40 AM   #14
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As long as you're not installing bigger injectors or a 70mm intake you should be fine if you stay out of boost.
Staying out of boost is the best choice, but how hard is that to do??? so hard I parked mine after I installed my SZ55. I loaded the COBB Econo Map very limited boost and even under WOT won't fully engage the turbo 100%. If your tuner can toss a map your way thats the way I would go. I have 2 weeks before I can get in for tune with SEMA coming up this week in Vegas many of the tuners will be gone.

+1 for driving 5 hours to P&L
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Old 10-28-2007, 05:52 PM   #15
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how about you install everything but the injectors and baby the car. Install the injectors when you get there..... just a thought in case you can't get a base map
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Old 10-28-2007, 06:31 PM   #16
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I drove almost 5 hours from St. Louis to Chicago staying below 5psi when I went to get tuned at P&L. It's not THAT hard.
not hard but very tempting, but he if doesn't want to replace a motor he'll do the right thing

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Staying out of boost is the best choice, but how hard is that to do??? so hard I parked mine after I installed my SZ55. I loaded the COBB Econo Map very limited boost and even under WOT won't fully engage the turbo 100%. If your tuner can toss a map your way thats the way I would go. I have 2 weeks before I can get in for tune with SEMA coming up this week in Vegas many of the tuners will be gone.


+1 for driving 5 hours to P&L
very good idea imo
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Old 10-28-2007, 06:42 PM   #17
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not hard but very tempting, but he if doesn't want to replace a motor he'll do the right thing

very good idea imo
Well, just like banging that prostitute without a condom is TEMPTING, but any logical human being with an ounce of restraint would slap that rubber on.
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Old 10-28-2007, 06:51 PM   #18
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Well, just like banging that prostitute without a condom is TEMPTING, but any logical human being with an ounce of restraint would slap that rubber on.
nice comparsion
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