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Default APEXI AVC-R Boost controller (Anyone have one)

http://www.apexi-usa.com/electronics_savcr.asp

Does anyone use this in their cars? I am def going to buy one although they are very expensive, but they are wicked nice and controll much more then just boost from inside the car. I also plan on buying apexi afc along with it but i never see anyone use electronic boost controllers in Saabs. I know mbc are cheaper but ebc are more stable, accurate, and much more adjustable, so how come i never see anyone with these?
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Well, just how much will this entire system cost...including installation?
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Hold up...man that EBC retails at $639 not including installation I don't know about u, but my $70 TurboXS MBC does just what I need for far less dead presidents (money).
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You can get them for $400 - $450, installation is not very hard, obvioulsy more involved then a MBC, but still not bad.
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I think it also does more then boost your turbo. It shows more things also.
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For the price of around 500 i dont really mind because i have a long time of owning this car and a long time of working ahead of me. I was just wondering why nobody has them on saabs, i see them on gsx supras, etc...
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I think people don't really know too much about them. people have knowledge about the dawes and other manual boost controllers, but not electrical ones.
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That $500 or whatever could grab some other sweet stuff. Dont forget, no matter how fancy ur boost controllers, you still limited to 15.5 on a stock ecu

I grapped a dawes since my car is the model of economic efficiency. Tried and true.
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That $500 or whatever could grab some other sweet stuff. Dont forget, no matter how fancy ur boost controllers, you still limited to 15.5 on a stock ecu

I grapped a dawes since my car is the model of economic efficiency. Tried and true.
Very very true. That $500 bucks could go straight for a new ECU or FMIC or even ICE. Lol I love abbreviations or whatever they hell they're called.
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I would at least go to someone who can program your ECU to not have the boost cut-off first. If you do end up getting controller, make sure you make directions and a wire diagram for us that dont want to learn the hard way.
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Yea but on a stock turbo i do not plan on running more than 14 psi. The controller isnt just for looks, it does alot more than boost, and in the future i really do wanna make my car as crazy as i can so i might as well start here and start savin again.
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might as well get the afc too , then. that way you can control your fuel too. then get an ignition and master all the systems. the good thing about doin things this way is you wouldnt have to get your ecu reprogrammed everytime you upgrade something(downpipe, exhast, etc)

kinda pricey though....
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this way is you wouldnt have to get your ecu reprogrammed everytime you upgrade something(downpipe, exhast, etc)
You don't actually have to do this. Trionic 5 is able to re-learn what you have, it just cant make up its own fuel curves and ignition timing
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thats what i was meaning...it is better to reprogram your fuel and timing when upgrading boost.

anyway, i think itd be a nice setup. go for it.
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right after I get soem suspension work done I plan on the AVC-R. Does anyone have input on a stand alone fuel management?
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