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Old 09-28-2001, 12:07 PM   #1
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Default Which is the best Fuel Computer?

On the '99, there are all kinds of MAF issues, when changing intake. My questions; First, does anybody know positively which fuse to remove to reset the MAF (and exactly for how long) on a MY99? Second, will buying a fuel computer, say like the Apexi SAFC eliminate all problems? Third, if so, which fuel computer is the best, and how much does it cost roughly? I plan to keep my scooby NA. Thanks very much.
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Old 09-28-2001, 12:47 PM   #2
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ok ill try to answer these questions as best as i can
num1. as far the the fuses look underyour hood and it should tell you on the top of the fuse box what is what as for how long i dont know
num2. the safc will eliminate most of you problems you have, you only really need an safc on a MY99 if you have an INTAKE and exhaust really, but since they dont make a my99intake i dotn really see why you would need it. But if you plan on running NOS it is a great computer to have to see what your running.... if you have a custom intake and exhaust i would say go for it better safe than sorry.
num3. The APEXI SAFC is tried and proven to be one of the best performers around and you can get a new one for around $350 but if you check the classified you can usually get a used one for around $300.
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Old 09-28-2001, 12:49 PM   #3
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I feel your pain.....I asked the same questions awhile ago and was told no, the SAFC will not do this. I am looking into the HKS VPC which is supposed to get rid of the MAF completely. I am also about to post to see if anyone has used this item. It's around $1200.....but MAFS are not cheap, sooooo....lol!
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Old 09-28-2001, 04:48 PM   #4
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Brian-What do you mean they don't make a 99 Intake?

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Old 09-28-2001, 05:35 PM   #5
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hey man that is a weapon-r aint it ?? i mean any intake that are that good no ganz or cobb the only good intake was RALLISPEC but poof there gone
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Old 09-28-2001, 05:41 PM   #6
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Brian if you want a cobb, I have instructions to convert it for the MAF. I am working on getting them on a web site right now. The instructions are my own. I wrote them up after installing one in my own car. It's a little more expensive than just a Cobb one, but weel worth the $$$. Let me know and I will send you a link when it is finished.

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Old 09-28-2001, 06:30 PM   #7
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A cheaper alternative to the Apex'i SAFC is the Field Hyper R. It's smaller (about the size of a turbotimer, bit bigger) so it'll be more of a stealthy install, and works good too. Only drawback is, since you're paying more for the Apex'i unit, obviously the Apex'i unit will be better. How? Better tunability. Other than that the Field unit is just as functional...cheaper and without all the funky doodads the Apex'i has.
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Old 09-29-2001, 11:10 AM   #8
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Thanks for all the great advice. I think if I buy a fuel computer, I'll buy the S-AFC. I think my main question is, then, since I'm not going to buy an intake immediately, and will only have the Stromung midpipe and dual-tip (no a/m header), and a drop-in K&N filter, do you guys think I'll have more (any) gain with the computer, or should I put my money towards something else like pulleys or lighter wheels, etc.?
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Old 09-29-2001, 11:35 AM   #9
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Hey MY99 2.5GT,
How many wires are on your MAF plug in? That looks like the old '98RS MAF....the one that didn't break! Can you take a pic of the harness end and the plug in on the MAF for me, please?
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