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Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by bcivicsi, Feb 18, 2006.

  1. bcivicsi

    bcivicsi Member

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    I have a 2000 civic si with a 96 b18c1 swap.I currently have just minor bolt ons such as:
    AEM Intake
    255 walbro
    DC 4-2-1 headers
    Apexi exhaust
    b&m fuel pressure reg
    AEM EMS

    I was wondering what kind of HP can you get out of tuning the EMS with the minor mods I got?My goal is to get atleast 350 to 400whp with a full race stage 2 kit and other mods.I would just like some input on what you all think.
     
  2. erebunicrx

    erebunicrx my name is Dale

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    sell everything you have except the fuel pump. tune with crome. add pitons rods and intake mani and you should be fine with proper tuning
     
  3. bcivicsi

    bcivicsi Member

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    Why get rid of everything but the fuel pump?Is crome better than AEM?
     
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    No its not better, AEM is one of the best. Its just a whole lot cheaper thats all.
     
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    i agree that the EMS can fund about half his turbo kit, but goodness, if he already has it, its almost silly to sell it.
     
  6. bcivicsi

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    Yeah I already have the EMS and couldnt get out of it what it cost.I also understand that the header,etc has to go in order for the turbo.What would be a good setup for turbo or all motor?What I mean is what kind of compression would be good for either?
     
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    reikoshea HS Troll...And Mod Moderator VIP

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    9:1 for turbo 11-12:1 for all motor. and yes the header has to go if you go FI. you have to have something to bolt the turbo to.
     
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    I just dont understand why I keep getting told to get rid of the EMS and go with crome.All I have read is that if you can get an EMS go with it but if you are on a budget get crome.
     
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    truer words never spoken. crome is free a new AEM EMS is over $1k. see the difference?
     
  10. 97CTR

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    Yes crome (the shitty version) is free. But crome pro is not I think its like 170
     
  11. brian11to1

    brian11to1 Senior Member

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    You dont have to get rid of the EMS you chose, but if you can do with crome what you can w/AEM for a tenth of the cost, does it make sense to keep the EMS. In my opinion AEM is a waste, sure its good for what it does/can do but you can do the same shit with Crome or Uberdata... So, would you rather spend $1k for AEM, $300 for dyno tuning, $300 for a wideband... or 170 for crome pro, $300 for dyno tuning, $300 for a wideband

    my figures are off, but still...

    again, you dont have to ditch the AEM, if it were us spending the dough, we wouldnt be going w/AEM... there's other shit to buy w/that $830 or so you save w/Crome Pro (or $1K + you save with crome free)

    do what you like, you best bet is to find someone with Crome Pro and someone w/AEM and get their input on both progs...
     
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