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Old 09-12-2005, 04:20 PM   #1
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Question AEM standalone engine management

Was wondering if an AEM standalone engine management would work with a custom turbo setup for an SVT focus. Some very experienced guy in installing turbos on many car models proposed to do a custom setup for my svt along with a AEM standalone engine management for an interesting price and said it would work great.
What do you think about all that...i'm just curious :)
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Old 09-12-2005, 04:50 PM   #2
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i have heard that this sysytem will work but the amount of work involved.. BUt if you want to spend the money and have the work done then I guess you could try. But I could be wrong.. I saw this info a long time ago..
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i have heard good things about the aem stand alone EM. If the price is good, i would check it out
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Old 09-13-2005, 12:38 AM   #5
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I read so many warnings on not going custom turbo especially with the SVT. But I feel like I can trust the guy who's gonna take care of it.... a perfectionnist... AND I really don't have the budget to get tom's kit AND I won't throw my money on a jackson racing as it doesn't give me the torque I need. Torque Torque TORQUE GUYS... and then HP follows ;)

Well, I NEED a turbo for my focus and I'm going to try it out with the budget I have...
I know YOU JUST CAN'T go cheap with a turbo like tom said : turbo and cheap are so not compatible. So the guy told me he's using truck hoses, stainless clamps, top quality parts and all the stuff to keep it TIGHT and reliable. For computer tuning he's got his custom standalone engine management based on the AEM system and he never had any trouble with all the cars he's done.

So what are you guys think I should do ? pray and go for it ? or just keep my focus N/A and continue to dream about the unreachable tom's turbo kit.

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I'm buliding a turbo kit as well. You should be fine up to 10 PSI on stock internals for a daily driver. Depending on the turbo you are putting on, you'll have room to spare for increasement of HP and boost. I know one guy on here is running 320hp at 19 lbs of boost on stock internals. So go for it I say.
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The turbo he proposed originally was the hybrid t3/t4 (not BB) the I told him that it would take forever to spool on the focus after what I read on the forum but it's an OK turbo. He also has the T3 super 60 that I could choose instead for the same price (spools faster).
He told me that maybe the t3/t4 could take on more HP than the t3 super 60 but for my goal (240-250 whp) there would be almost no difference but a faster spool.

which one would you take guys ?
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I'm going to go with a GT28r if I can find one.

I'd go with the faster spool.
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i am building a kit right now based on a t3. the ems is a great tuning software
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this aem standalone is going to probably cost you a left nut. also your car will most likely lose some of its streetabilty.

good luck with whatever you do but if you go aem you best be ready to dish out a check.
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