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Old 04-25-2005, 11:36 PM   #1
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All boost controllers the same?

It seems like a boost controller is a boost controller, im gonna get a manual because I dont think its necesary to spend $200 when you can spend $20 on a boost controller. Unless there really is something to be worried about. Thats what im here to ask. Is there a difference in boost controllers or are we paying for the name?


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Old 04-26-2005, 12:15 AM   #2
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well you can get boost controllers that change at certain rpms or with buttons etc etc. thats the only reason i would pay that much for one...
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is it worth buying one of those? i mean does it make a difference in wear and tear of the turbo or engine in anyway? or is it just supposed to...somehow make you faster. Thanks
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i guess you are comparing a bleed valve "boost controller" to an electronic boost controller. well the valve wont be able to hold a steady boost and is likely to spike, and the boost will be different in every gear (slightly) for the money they aren't bad. but the benefits of the electronic one is that you can change the boost when driving, it holds boost better, you will get your boost slightly quicker, and the boost will be the same in every gear... also displays a accurate boost value.
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The electronic boost controller will give you alot better mid-range power than a manual one.
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Damn you guys, now your gonna make me spend more money, haha. What brand do you guys recommend for an electric boost controller?
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Oh, and are the electronic ones installed the same way as a manual boost controller? By that i mean how the manual boost controller is hooked up to the air lines in the engine bay, is it the same way with the electric controllers just adding an electric piece of equipment in the cab which controls the controller in the engine bay. And when you buy the electric boost controller, it comes with everything right? Like, theres nothing that you have to buy seperately?
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I have the Apexi AVCR boost controller, its not installed yet it will be spliced into my OMEX management, wouldn't know how to do it my self.

pretty good piece of kit. but its not cheap.
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The electronic boost controller will give you alot better mid-range power than a manual one.
Why would that be true?

In the the manual BCs, the bleed type are crap, and suffer creep and spikes. However check ball manual BCs can work very well. My Hallman Pro RX BC holds +/- 1/2 PSI at all times... excellent unit.
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