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Manual Boost Controller

Discussion in 'Modifications & Tuning' started by whitepunto76, Jul 28, 2015.

  1. whitepunto76

    whitepunto76 Regolare

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    Attached pic of GrimmSpeed MBC delivered.

    IMG_20150810_210523.jpg
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  2. kunwar.g

    kunwar.g Superiore

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    Great !!!! So, who is going to do the installation ? Also, how much did it cost you and where did you procure it from ?

    Eagerly waiting for the updates
  3. whitepunto76

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    Installation will be done by Bay 6 technicians. Need to juggle around the turbo placement.
    It costed Rs.6000($94) and got it from my friend who came from NY recently.
    If ordered online it costs around $149.

    There are also simple ones for $20-$40 like ProSport/TurboSmart which are also good enough. As we wont be setting the boost more than 30psi these are sufficient. The only problem is shipping cost to India.

    Planned to visit Bay in Aug last week. Will update with pics and procedure.
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  4. kunwar.g

    kunwar.g Superiore

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    @whitepunto76 would you also be getting a Boost Guage for this purpose or will depend on the OBD II sensor for checking the Boost ?
  5. harryaviator

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    waiting eagerly for the results.. getting mine, in a couple of weeks time and install at code 6 in end September. will be very very eagerly looking forward for the reviews.

    btw, am also getting a boost gauge along 0-30 psi gauge, which is also to be installed by code 6.
  6. whitepunto76

    whitepunto76 Regolare

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    No boost gauge as of now. BTW, @harry what is the cost of boost gauge.
  7. kunwar.g

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    Checked ProSport and TurboSmart on Amazon and both have only negative recviews. The only other one that had some decent review is the NXS Signature Boost Control for $33, but still doesnt come with vacuum line an fittings. Seems the only option is the Grimmspeed
  8. whitepunto76

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    Yes. Grimmspeed has been picking up around enthusiasts circles as it has 250 clicks to play around. Each turn of knob will increase/decrease 1/4 psi. The quality of spring diaphragm and ball is pretty good. Try to search in evolutionm forum for reviews of various MBCs. also, try to source Hallman Pro. This also has good reviews similar to grimmspeed.
  9. harryaviator

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    boost gauge was picked up for close to 45 $. will try to meet up when I come down to Bangalore/code 6
  10. kunwar.g

    kunwar.g Superiore

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    Found this as part of instruction from Hallman Manual Boost Controller

    " In order to increase boost safely Hallman recommends waiting to install a boost controller until after you have upgraded the intake and exhaust to allow your engine to breathe freely "

    So, would it be wise to use the MBC without making the vehicle breath more freely than in stock condition ?
    --- Double Post Merged, Aug 20, 2015 ---
    They also mention the below

    "An aftermarket boost gauge is also recommended so you can accurately monitor boost levels, the stock gauge is not accurate enough for this purpose once you exceed stock boost levels. Please note that increasing boost past stock levels will void your warranty and can result in engine damage if not done correctly."

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