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Ok so im wrapping up getting everything that I need and had someone ask me if I was gonna run a step colder plugs. I realized i didnt know if I needed to or not. Opinions? Also curious if im gonna need to get a lower temp therm and what is the stock temp? Im only going for 8-10 psi so the less I need to buy the happier I am, im really scrapping the bank account for a few weeks till I can put some funds back in her.

Im just gonna keep asking any last minute ?'s in here. I start the install sat night/ sunday, and have use of another car for a week.
 

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Rule of thumb, for 50hp or more above stock, go one step colder. you can get them for about 25 bucks total. not breaking the bank.

The lower thermostat will help, NOT a must, but a def. suggestion. its only a couple bucks.

If those are the only two things you still need, you only looking at 30-40 bucks to spend(i cant remember what the t-stat goes for)
 

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Should I go 1 step or 2 step? Im looking to be around 200whp.

And i picked up the 180 therm today.
 

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Should I get a turbo timer?

Im considering waiting to get my oil psi gauge too b/c money is tight, do you think this is a stupid move? If i get one im gonna get a cheapo now and a better one later.
 

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not a nessesity. just sit in your car and extra minute or so before you shut it off after running the car hard
 

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Should I go 1 step or 2 step? Im looking to be around 200whp.

And i picked up the 180 therm today.
Pick up the copper cores that were mentioned above[thumb] Not sure on the gapping but I know that John (03OrangeSVT) is still running his gapped at .061 or something like that.

I was thinking about getting a turbo timer myself but I don't want to mess around with splicing into any ignition wires or anything like that.
Just as the suggestion made above, you can always let your car idle with a manual fan switch made up for several minutes after the hard runs.
 

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wag i would probably want an oil pressure gauge if i was you but i think you can skip the turbo timer for now just sit in your car and let it idle for a minute or 2 before shutting it down
 

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a turbo timer is pointless. i am not sure why so many people use them. but even if you race the the egt's will drop very quickly as you are cruising to a stop. an normal driving your turbo will be plenty cool to just shut it off and not worry about any thing.

as far as plug gad you will need to be somewhere around .035 and .030 with a boosted focus.
 

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a turbo timer is pointless. i am not sure why so many people use them. but even if you race the the egt's will drop very quickly as you are cruising to a stop. an normal driving your turbo will be plenty cool to just shut it off and not worry about any thing.QUOTE]



Not to down on you, but do you have a source for that info. I havent' purchased a turbo timer yet but have let the car idle for about a min before I shut it down. It's annoying, If i don't have to I am not going to.
 

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personal preference i believe. I mean you can spend the $400 or what ever it is that they cost to make it so you park, pull the key out and walk away while ur car idles for a minute or so, or you can just get where you need to go early and sit and wait and save the money. both will work fine
 

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You can find turbo timers for under a $100 but, they're really not necessary. You're better off putting that money into a good electronic boost controller.
 
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