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Old 02-24-2001, 01:09 AM   #1
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Post SAFC, is that really worth to buy?

Hi,

Just curious about is that really worth to buy? Or is that better so spend the money on other mods?

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Old 02-24-2001, 01:11 AM   #2
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That's what I'm thinking.... for those who had AFC installed, please tell us more!!

(I know it looks very good!!)

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Old 02-24-2001, 01:35 AM   #3
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If you have the other mods then you might want it. It also looks neat. Also do a search, this will yield numerous results.
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Old 02-24-2001, 07:53 AM   #4
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Depends on what year your car is. & try doing a search, this was covered a few days ago.
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Old 02-24-2001, 08:11 AM   #5
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V6 hey you live in alberta too. well anyways i think it would be worth it if you can find somebody that can tune the thing. let me know if you find anybody i want to get one too.
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Old 02-24-2001, 09:12 AM   #6
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It's a snap to tune yourself if you have a MY98-99. You need an EGT gauge if you have a MY00-01.
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Old 02-24-2001, 01:35 PM   #7
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Oh Nooooo, Flintridge Prep?!, the enemy (Haha just kiddin). I'm an LCHS Grad, Class of 97. I live in the hills right off Berkshire. Did you know anyone from LCHS, I hung out with alot of 94, 95, and 96 Grads. Thanx for the info.

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Old 02-24-2001, 01:35 PM   #8
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I have a MY98 rs with intake, and stromung.... i have a s-afc and with the intake and exauhst it still runs rich real rich so i still cut the fuel back 4% all the way from 4000 to redline, and it pullssssssssss


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Old 02-24-2001, 05:34 PM   #9
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Well, In SCC I know they did a subie. Know it was a different year true But I would feel safe if I did run somthing better then stock and in a week I should be getting my intake. And I plane on doing a lot more mods.
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Old 02-25-2001, 12:34 AM   #10
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Why do you need an EGT gauge?
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Old 02-25-2001, 12:42 AM   #11
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i have a Safc, and i think the best feature thats worth getting in for is the Lo/Hi throttle position ajustment and you can use that with the rpm point ajustment. it really helps, especially on a turbo car, with low rpm and hi throttle application.

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Old 02-25-2001, 12:50 AM   #12
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I just installed my borla header and cat-back today I really like it and I did notice a differance in throttle and and a little in hp and tq. But I got it for a GREAT PRICE brand new so I could not pass up the deal. But I am also getting the cobb intake and I know That Iam goin to need a S-AFC Becouse I think that after 5500 RPM it leans out really bad. So where can I get one and for how much it a 2001. And is there anything else better then a S-AFC?
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Old 02-25-2001, 12:53 AM   #13
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RS2001, with the MY98-99 cars, you could use the AFC's voltage monitoring feature to check on the narrowband O2 sensor voltage to see if the car is running rich or lean. The MY00-01 cars have a wideband O2 sensor and either nobody ever figured out what a stoichiometric voltage is or the AFC can't read the wideband voltage.

IMO, the MY00-01 cars don't need an AFC unless they've been severely modded. I had a 2.25" catback exhaust, pulley, and intake on my MY00 and I didn't need to run corrections of more than a few percent. You'd see bigger gains with headers.

Where do you live in La Canada? I went to Flintridge Prep, class of '95.
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Old 02-25-2001, 12:55 AM   #14
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pimpomtic, how do you know you're running lean above 5500?

BTW, the best way to know if you need an AFC or not is to get an A/F or EGT gauge first! You'll need one or both anyway to tune it with anyway.
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Old 02-25-2001, 07:02 PM   #15
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i have a S-AFC on my RS and yep i love it runs better and now i have a N1 style exhaust from Imprezars.com and its a noticable difference.
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Old 02-25-2001, 07:13 PM   #16
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Planning on adding an exhaust and a custom intake (still top secret) to my 1.8L this spring/summer. Could/Would I benefit from one? Turbo magazine did an article on a re-programable motherboard replacement for the stock ECU box and reported that simple re-mapping of the timing/fuel/air can yeaild big gains over stock with only an intake an exhaust. I'm out to make my 1.8L as fast as possible. Being able to eat 2.2s and get at least close to 2.5s would be awesome with minimal mods!!
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