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Old 06-13-2001, 07:23 PM   #1
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Question Boost Control Electric or Manual Which is Better?

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Old 06-13-2001, 09:25 PM   #2
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HKS EVC IV paid $295 for it..

why? cause it rocks!

Rock solid
Reliable
Good features
Fuzzy logic
Looks cool and is small

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Old 06-13-2001, 09:35 PM   #3
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Using a manual boost controller. Why? Here is my formula:

price + performance / bang for buck = MBC

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Old 06-13-2001, 09:42 PM   #4
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Where'd you get an HKS 4 for that cheap?

EBC is better because it's closed loop, but MBC is ten times cheaper.
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Old 06-14-2001, 05:09 AM   #5
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MBC all the way.. $30, can you beat it?

i figure i can upgrade to a EBC when the time comes i need more boost but for stock levels?? MBC

ridinlow... thanks for the install instructions

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Old 06-14-2001, 05:42 AM   #6
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Electric. No question. Manuals are nice if your cheap but an electric is somemuch more tunable, you can keep the same boost through every gear (unlike a manual) and you can have more then one set amount of boost, without getting out of the car and guessing how much more you get from a 1/4 turn or something....

SPend the money for an electronic if you want the tunabilty. Either a PRofec (easiest of the manuals) or an AVC-R (if wa wanna spend some quality time with your ride)
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Old 06-14-2001, 09:57 AM   #7
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This issue of "ease of use" only matters when you're actually tuning. How many times a month/year do you expect to re-tune? If infrequently, then a MBC is far more cost-effective. Here's a little FAQ from Dawes Devices: http://www.dawesdevices.com/boost.html
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Old 06-15-2001, 12:10 AM   #8
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How does the Manual controller keep boost consistent through out the gears? I have had a Hallman Boost controller on the car before. Went from 12psi in first .... and went up 1psi per gear to 5th.

I put in an AVC-R boost is rock steady at 1bar (this isn't a WRX). Of course it falls because of the turbo being too small (at the moment) but its 1bar in every gear. No more fuel cut in fifth gear when you floor the pedal.

And retuning? How many times a year do you go to the track? I go about 2 times a month, on average. That means 4 times a month I am changing boost levels. Doing that with a an AVC-R means switching from SettingA to SettingB. Ready to go. Doing that with a Manual? ummm.. get out, turn the knob. Waste a run testing the boost. Turn it up some more or down, waste some more runs....

You just spent 2 runs adjusting your boost while I am already running what I want and refining my driving.

Which one is better?
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Old 06-15-2001, 12:45 AM   #9
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Thats what I call a smack down GG. Way to put it down.

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Old 06-15-2001, 09:12 AM   #10
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Last I remembered I was born into a world that had something called weather.

Hot
Cold
Humid
Dry
Barometric Pressure

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

All affect the current "setting" of an MBC....

In fairness.... The question is which is better.

Electronic boost controllers are better due to incresed reliability, consistent manner of operation, and less potential user error.

That's my final answer!

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Old 06-15-2001, 08:00 PM   #11
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Old 06-15-2001, 09:02 PM   #12
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To clarify my vote for the MBC, if you have the money...by all means go electronic!
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