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Old 02-15-2009, 02:30 PM   #1
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Default GT35r, Boost Controller Reccomendations

With the spring coming on us in the next couple months I'm looking to install a UR GT35r kit with the .82 hotside and related support mods. I'm looking for a boost controller and was wondering what the thoughts were of the board. I've recently purchased a Perrin PWI-1 kit and would like to use the failsafe to ensure a little security during boost. I'm posing the following question to the group to find a compatible boost controller, and why you like it. I was considering the AEM Tru-Boost or the Turbosmart E-Boost 2. I'll be using the v2 AP for tuning.

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Old 02-15-2009, 03:10 PM   #2
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I have always used apexi avcr in my turbo integra and my sti, gear based boost, learning mode, two channels a and b so high or lowboost, injector duty cycle, I've never had any problems with it
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Old 02-15-2009, 03:16 PM   #3
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I have an AVC-R but was gonna switch to the Turbosmart Eboost2
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Old 02-15-2009, 03:31 PM   #4
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Enjoyed using the Dtec from TurboXS
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Old 02-15-2009, 06:36 PM   #5
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aem truboost
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Old 02-15-2009, 07:25 PM   #6
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cany go wrong with a hallman. set it and forget it
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Old 02-15-2009, 08:30 PM   #7
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e-boost2 gets my vote
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Old 02-15-2009, 09:29 PM   #8
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cany go wrong with a hallman. set it and forget it
that doesnt work for me. my hallman always boosts differently, mostly due to wheather and what not but still it seems to change often.
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Old 02-15-2009, 09:36 PM   #9
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eboost2 for sure! cant say enough about how great that controller is!
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Old 02-15-2009, 10:06 PM   #10
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cany go wrong with a hallman. set it and forget it

Agreed, used em on multiple different turbo cars, (3 different turbo set ups) and I've never had a problem...but that's just me.
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Old 02-15-2009, 10:52 PM   #11
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I have always used apexi avcr in my turbo integra and my sti, gear based boost, learning mode, two channels a and b so high or lowboost, injector duty cycle, I've never had any problems with it
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I have an AVC-R but was gonna switch to the Turbosmart Eboost2
Seconded...well, thirded.
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Old 02-15-2009, 10:59 PM   #12
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is there something wrong with using the stock boost control system with a 3-port solenoid? Seems like the better way to go if you're using the stock ecu and an AP.
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Old 02-15-2009, 11:38 PM   #13
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eboost 2 is the way to go!
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Old 02-15-2009, 11:43 PM   #14
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I prefer E Boost 2 - the best there is
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Old 02-16-2009, 12:04 AM   #15
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Looks like the E-Boost 2 is the way to go. Does anyone have pics of their setups in car?
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Old 02-16-2009, 02:12 AM   #16
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hallman pro
worked on my DSM @22psi evo3 16g
works on my STi without a single hick up
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op has a m/i kit that has a failsafe, which MEANS that he needs an electronic boost controller or something of that sort. while I like hallman mbc as well, it simply wont work with a failsafe.
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Old 02-16-2009, 03:22 AM   #18
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Why is this in Proven Power Bragging? While you certainly can use a standalone boost controller, why not just use the ECU to control boost. With a 3 port solenoid and proper tuning, the factory ECU can do a better job of controlling boost than pretty much any standalone boost controller.
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Old 02-16-2009, 04:50 AM   #19
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I went from Prodrive solenoid to a eboost2 and never looked back! And have the same setup you plan on running!
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Old 02-16-2009, 11:30 AM   #20
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Why is this in Proven Power Bragging? While you certainly can use a standalone boost controller, why not just use the ECU to control boost. With a 3 port solenoid and proper tuning, the factory ECU can do a better job of controlling boost than pretty much any standalone boost controller.
Originally I thought it could go in a couple forums, however I felt this was the best one for what parts will be installed on the car. I figured that some of the people with bigger setups will chime in, and they have.

Where's the cheapest place to get the Turbosmart unit?
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Old 02-16-2009, 01:30 PM   #21
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If you really want control of your boost AVCR. Big or small. it's the only way to go.

MBC's don't know if you want to taper boost when all your doing is blowing hot air at 7K and they also don't know how to part throttle boost.
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HKS EVC VI...works great! Extremely accurate.
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If you really want control of your boost AVCR. Big or small. it's the only way to go.

MBC's don't know if you want to taper boost when all your doing is blowing hot air at 7K and they also don't know how to part throttle boost.
That is what pissed me off about my Hallman.
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Old 02-16-2009, 07:51 PM   #24
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Thoughts on the Grimmspeed 3 port EBCS?

http://www.grimmspeed.com/catalog/in...f4p6coojuhjck5
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Old 02-16-2009, 08:52 PM   #25
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The HOA (prodrive) is a bit less:

http://www.rallysportdirect.com/shop...id-p-3714.html

People seem to have good luck with generic 3-port solenoids as well.
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