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    Thread: Msd Standalone questions??? Help

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      08-01-2012 06:59 PM #1
      Hi, so i recently purchased a msd 6al2 box the msd blaster 2 coil pack, and a msd distributor that i though was for my aba 2.0 but when it arrived i found out that it is for a air cooled. So now im stuck wondering how im going to be able to make a standalone for my 2.0. i will be running itbs,and i want to completely get rid of my ecu and all the wiring that goes alone with it, im comming for v8 chevys. please help. Is there a known distributor out there that will work with my sytem or will i beable to mod a 1.8 distributor.?
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      08-02-2012 06:42 AM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by k2rider5936 View Post
      Hi, so i recently purchased a msd 6al2 box the msd blaster 2 coil pack, and a msd distributor that i though was for my aba 2.0 but when it arrived i found out that it is for a air cooled. So now im stuck wondering how im going to be able to make a standalone for my 2.0. i will be running itbs,and i want to completely get rid of my ecu and all the wiring that goes alone with it, im comming for v8 chevys. please help. Is there a known distributor out there that will work with my sytem or will i beable to mod a 1.8 distributor.?
      Bahn Brenner sells an adapter that allows a 1.8l distributor to be used on an ABA. But it would be easier in the long run to get an Electromotive XDI and run it with the factory ABA crank sensor.
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      08-02-2012 09:34 PM #3
      If you have an ABA id recommend using the built in 60-2 wheel on crank and research a standalone system. Some to consider are Megasquirt or Lugtronic. Explore the different options, support, price, etc.

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      08-02-2012 10:06 PM #4
      some one told me that i wont need to swap the distributor, im putting a fuel cell and a external pump in the car, so i dont need the ecu to trigger that, and the car has a button start , so what would be stoping my from ditching it all together??
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      08-02-2012 10:08 PM #5
      Are you running carbs or fuel injected Itbs?

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      08-02-2012 10:33 PM #6
      i dont belive that they are fuel injected itbs.
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      08-02-2012 10:34 PM #7
      they are the obx itbs for a crossflow 8v, i havent gotten them from the mail yet.
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      08-02-2012 10:42 PM #8
      The obx Itbs are definitely fuel injected. You need a full standalone.

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      08-02-2012 10:51 PM #9
      I just relised that they were fuel injected itbs, well they wont be going on till winter when i build up the motor, it looks like im going to need alot of supporting mods for them to run properly, do you know anyone who dose make a decent standalone?
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      08-02-2012 10:57 PM #10
      i personally run Lugtronic with my ITBs. They offer plug and play setups, custom harnesses, and DIY wiring. Also includes support and a base map based on your specs and can exchange data logs to make adjustments to maps. This is the 4th or 5th ITB setup we have done with Lugtronic.

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      08-02-2012 11:02 PM #11
      Is there no way to run these itbs on my stock engine managment?
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      08-02-2012 11:06 PM #12
      If you can rig up an air box for the maf. It'll still prob run like dog****. I worked on an aba ITB in a rabbit and the motor is mostly stock with a cam and little higher compression. Super fun car.

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      08-02-2012 11:08 PM #13
      i definatly think it will be. Personaly id like to ditch the whole harness, the custom harnnes that they show dose it come with all the plugs?or do i have to do a lot of cutting and splicing?
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      08-02-2012 11:10 PM #14
      It depends on what car it is going into. If it is ce2 90- it will plug in. No splicing. If before that you may need to connect 4-5 wires. All new connectors, wire, heatshrink.

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      08-02-2012 11:10 PM #15
      its in a 97 golf.
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      08-02-2012 11:14 PM #16
      You can get plug and play adapter harness to use with stock harness or full custom harness that will just plug right in.

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      08-02-2012 11:15 PM #17
      Will this system allow me to use my msd stuff as well??
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      08-02-2012 11:21 PM #18
      None of it is needed.

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