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    Thread: *The unofficial VR supercharged reference thread* specs, setups, et cetera

    1. Junior Member KentGTiKR's Avatar
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      03-02-2015 06:39 AM #5811
      When goin into FI to my mind to have a wideband is a must. I don't know why, but people after getting into FI installs boost gauge as a first one. I even know people who put turbo on their engine, fitted boost gauges, because there's a boost, but didn't use standalone management or at least remapped OEM ECU to ensure they have correct AFRs. Ofcourse when you don't have a wideband you don't see AFR. When you don't see it does not hurt
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    2. 03-02-2015 08:31 PM #5812
      Questions guys, The lugtronic standalone setup i got has the 02sensor with it. Got 5 wires coming from it. Witch one do it wite the wideband gauge to?


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      03-02-2015 08:50 PM #5813
      Quote Originally Posted by Mdesmarais819 View Post
      Questions guys, The lugtronic standalone setup i got has the 02sensor with it. Got 5 wires coming from it. Witch one do it wite the wideband gauge to?


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      What wideband controller do you have? My o2 sensor just plugs into the controller, and then to the gauge. With all correct powers/grounds, there was no cutting or splicing of wires on the o2 sensor?

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      03-11-2015 06:04 PM #5814
      Has anyone bought just a charger unit and then pieced together their own kit? Through my research, it seems that V-1's are the best chargers for power, but I can't find them anywhere in a kit anymore. Only things I'm seeing are the V-9 kit at ECS which makes less power than V-1's/V-3's and is $4400.

      I came across this site selling different V-1's/V-3's. They are super pricey though ($3k)... http://www.superchargersonline.com/i...cPath=507_1318

      Wondering if it'd be about the same price as ECS if I pieced together a kit with these V-1/V-3 chargers...or if I'll have better luck getting lucky on the classifieds here for a used kit - haven't seen any for sale in months.

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      03-11-2015 06:47 PM #5815
      Your best bet is to find a used kit or partial kit and work from there. Make sure the charger is ccw rotation. When I first supercharged my car I found an old ams v1 kit for 2k that needed injectors and a chip. Rebuilding a charger is fairly simple also if you find a blown one

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      03-11-2015 07:28 PM #5816
      been working on a 12v and 24v that both are getting COG drive pulleys and keeping the AC working

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      03-26-2015 01:34 PM #5817
      Quote Originally Posted by Peetah05 View Post
      Has anyone bought just a charger unit and then pieced together their own kit? Through my research, it seems that V-1's are the best chargers for power, but I can't find them anywhere in a kit anymore. Only things I'm seeing are the V-9 kit at ECS which makes less power than V-1's/V-3's and is $4400.

      I came across this site selling different V-1's/V-3's. They are super pricey though ($3k)... http://www.superchargersonline.com/i...cPath=507_1318

      Wondering if it'd be about the same price as ECS if I pieced together a kit with these V-1/V-3 chargers...or if I'll have better luck getting lucky on the classifieds here for a used kit - haven't seen any for sale in months.
      I put together my own kit for my 98. I have a v1, cog belt drive with ac delete (I have 2 other cars with ac), sick short runner intake, charger brackets, green top injectors and united software. all is going into a 3.0L 12v
      2700 charger (new)
      2200 manifold and belt set up (new)
      600 sc brackets
      chip 250 I think
      injectors I had
      that's where im at not counting the engine

      peetah it will be hard finding a v1 kit, I tried. I know larry in vegas is/was selling his kit. I pieced mine together to what exactly I wanted.
      good luck with your build
      Last edited by vortexpert.; 03-26-2015 at 01:44 PM.

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      Yesterday 06:05 PM #5818
      I bought my v2 off a mustang forum. Got it for $600. Bought an AMS bracket from the classifieds with an idler setup for $150, already had c2 30# software an injectors. Then went megasquirt and used 1st gen eagle talon injectors. 540cc low impedance that I got 8 for $60.
      All started with buying a blown up v9 setup and using only the injectors after a bunch of wasted money and time.


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      If only I invested my money into something more practical then a VW....

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