Electronic boost controller recommendations

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Electronic boost controller recommendations

Postby RallyX-GT4 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:30 am

Well, it's been some time since I've been able to give the All-Trac some TLC (in fact, I only got It running again just last week).
I currently have a super basic MBC. I would like to upgrade to something a little nicer and more precise. Back in the day, I had my mind made up on the Blitz Dual Solenoid Boost Controller. However, I'm sure things have changed a bit since then.
So, any good recommendations? One that caught my eye recently was AEM's Tru Boost unit. Anyone have experience with this unit?
Thanks in advance!
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Re: Electronic boost controller recommendations

Postby ZeroDrift » Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:37 am

I personally have the HKS EVC-S and I quite like it. My wife's Subaru has a Greddy Profec B Spec II and its not too shabby. Between the two I really prefer the capabilities of the HKS EVC-S as it has wonderful safety features to keep things in check. Best of luck!
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Re: Electronic boost controller recommendations

Postby Mafix » Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:50 pm

avc-r is easy as shit to use and setup.
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Re: Electronic boost controller recommendations

Postby gt4tified » Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:57 pm

Apex'i AVC-R, as Mafix said...very reliable and has nice features.
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Re: Electronic boost controller recommendations

Postby celica_gtx » Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:48 pm

How easy was it it tune n ur self n what giides u fallow for r eng? I found a apexi by me fairly cheap
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Re: Electronic boost controller recommendations

Postby warracer » Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:36 pm

HDI electronic boost controller ftw ;)

150$ shipped, only 1 function though, but you can adjust your boost on the fly in the cabin, works perfect for me :D
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Re: Electronic boost controller recommendations

Postby Fox 21 Alpha » Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:57 pm

I read around and decided to go with the Tru boost. Seemed the best in the price range. Haven't installed it yet though, so all I can tell you is it comes in a neat little package. :D
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Re: Electronic boost controller recommendations

Postby gt4tified » Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:01 pm

celica_gtx wrote:How easy was it it tune n ur self n what giides u fallow for r eng? I found a apexi by me fairly cheap


yes, a friend helped me tune initially, but that was when i knew diddly squat about ebc's on the whole. After reading the install and tuning guide over and over until it made sense, and I got used to messing around with the unit with the car on idle, it was quite easy to tune/adjust.
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Re: Electronic boost controller recommendations

Postby monkey8oi » Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:34 pm

+1 on the APEXI AVC-R.. easy to set up..
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Re: Electronic boost controller recommendations

Postby celica_gtx » Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:50 am

I like the functions on the avcr..I think ima pick this one up the only thing is that its used n Idk how to make sure it works
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Re: Electronic boost controller recommendations

Postby gt4tified » Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:27 pm

As with anything used, you take a gamble. See if you can get a guarantee from the seller in writing maybe?
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Re: Electronic boost controller recommendations

Postby celica_gtx » Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:14 am

Picking one up for 300 seems to be a good price!?
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Re: Electronic boost controller recommendations

Postby gt4tified » Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:02 pm

That's about the price of them in used condition. They used to be more, but of course due to age, prices come down a bit.
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Re: Electronic boost controller recommendations

Postby celica_gtx » Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:54 pm

So whos got tips/tricks or recomendations for wiring and tuninnon the apexi im pickin it up tomar
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Re: Electronic boost controller recommendations

Postby gt4tified » Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:57 pm

Tip...be careful with the wiring...make all your splices into the ecu harness as neat as possible and properly insulate exposed wires. If drilling through the firewall for the harness, make certain and use a grommet. You'll want to use the injector duty function, the rpm, speed, boost....all these can be displayed simultaneously....but decide which is most important since with each new parameter monitored, the display area for each gets smaller.
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