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Old 01-02-2011, 10:49 PM   #76
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The rotas are baller.
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Old 01-20-2011, 02:47 AM   #77
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Old 01-20-2011, 03:11 AM   #78
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I never would of thought those wheels would look good on a Volvo.....I was way wrong!
Oh ye of little faith. Those wheels look good on just about anything.
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Old 01-20-2011, 04:37 PM   #79
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Haven't had the time to get anything major done but I have made some progress. I changed up my ms2 box from my old bug with two more coil drivers and modded it for the hall sensor on the ls. Also got the coils mounted on the motor so I'm ready to start making the harness...yay. My buddy Thomas scored me a flat hood and a steering wheel adapter so it almost looks like a real car now. My baby is going to be born in may so I'm trying really hard to get it done but its not lookin good

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Old 01-20-2011, 04:44 PM   #80
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very nice, clean build. the fabrication looks great. those 6.0 motors are really good power plants, that's what i would have picked if i were going your route.

those engines are under-rated, i feel they are more like 380hp, i'm sure you will be very happy with the setup.
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Old 01-20-2011, 11:52 PM   #81
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Looks great man, really starting to come together. It's weird seeing those coils on a chevy motor haha.
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Old 01-21-2011, 12:01 AM   #82
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Old 01-21-2011, 03:22 AM   #83
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yo man, after you get it running you should roll up to sac and check out the swaps my buddies have done....carb'd lq4 in a 64 skylark and an over the top 71 240z
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Old 01-21-2011, 11:18 AM   #84
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I love how you made the crossmember, with those two clearances for the exhaust. Tucks up so cleanly.

This project is too f'cking cool, man!
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Old 01-21-2011, 12:01 PM   #85
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Got any side pictures with the rotas?
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Old 01-27-2011, 07:27 AM   #86
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No offense man, but why are you going with MS? Hp tuners would seem much more appropriate and I think you would have an easier time getting it running perfectly.
I am doing an LQ4 swap into my supra and the HP tuners route is the one I am taking, you can even use a truck ECU and tune it like a standalone. Before the swap I ran an AEM EMS but with the stock option being just as good I opted for it.
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Old 01-27-2011, 10:19 AM   #87
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What are these coils from?
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Old 01-27-2011, 12:04 PM   #88
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those rotas look sooooo good.
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Coils are off a ford explorer, same coils all the edis stuff uses. Just used them because I am familiar with them and there is at least 50 of them at every pick n pull. Plus I scored a set of new motorcraft plug wires for 5 bucks on ebay!
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No offense man, but why are you going with MS? Hp tuners would seem much more appropriate and I think you would have an easier time getting it running perfectly.
I am doing an LQ4 swap into my supra and the HP tuners route is the one I am taking, you can even use a truck ECU and tune it like a standalone. Before the swap I ran an AEM EMS but with the stock option being just as good I opted for it.
HPTuners has a much steeper learning curve than MS, doesn't have any aux IO, can't be tuned on the fly without stopping to shut off the car, the custom OS's are less than satisfactory, and you're stuck with stock sensors.

Anyone who has knowledge in MS would be a fool to use HPTuners instead.
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HPTuners has a much steeper learning curve than MS, doesn't have any aux IO, can't be tuned on the fly without stopping to shut off the car, the custom OS's are less than satisfactory, and you're stuck with stock sensors.

Anyone who has knowledge in MS would be a fool to use HPTuners instead.

Pretty much summed it up, also would have killed my budget.
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Old 01-28-2011, 01:19 AM   #92
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wow. all i can say, is wow. if i could take my car off the road, and acquire the parts you have, this would be my ideal project....V8, turbo 400 trans....wow.

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Old 01-28-2011, 05:49 PM   #93
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HPTuners has a much steeper learning curve than MS, doesn't have any aux IO, can't be tuned on the fly without stopping to shut off the car, the custom OS's are less than satisfactory, and you're stuck with stock sensors.

Anyone who has knowledge in MS would be a fool to use HPTuners instead.
I think plugging in a factory ecu is about the flattest learning curve on the planet. For the stock sensors, great! most of the guys running aftermarket EMS run GM sensors anyway. There are hundreds of thousands of people that rely upon the GM EMS system everyday. I for one don't like monkeying with anything once I get it together and tuned after the first time. I have never met someone running a MS system that was not constantly messing with settings and that was as reliable as a factory tune.
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I have never met someone running a MS system that was not constantly messing with settings and that was as reliable as a factory tune.
That is exactly why I avoid that crap.
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I think plugging in a factory ecu is about the flattest learning curve on the planet. For the stock sensors, great! most of the guys running aftermarket EMS run GM sensors anyway. There are hundreds of thousands of people that rely upon the GM EMS system everyday. I for one don't like monkeying with anything once I get it together and tuned after the first time. I have never met someone running a MS system that was not constantly messing with settings and that was as reliable as a factory tune.
Why do fuel injection at all? Put a carb on it and live with mediocrity? More people rely on carbs than HP tuners .
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I think plugging in a factory ecu is about the flattest learning curve on the planet.
Oh, so that must be why 95% of my customers who try to tune HPTuners on their own throw in the towel and bring their car to me to get un****ed. Come talk to me when you've learned how to tune an E38 PCM on 82lb injectors, then tell me how flat the learning curve is.
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Oh, so that must be why 95% of my customers who try to tune HPTuners on their own throw in the towel and bring their car to me to get un****ed. Come talk to me when you've learned how to tune an E38 PCM on 82lb injectors, then tell me how flat the learning curve is.
I honestly don't think I would personally have an issue with doing so. I have a fairly decent background in tuning. My last setup in my car used 152lb injectors.
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I have a fairly decent background in tuning
Then why are you so adamant on holding the OP back from his choice in EMS that you clearly have no experience with, while trying to persuade him to use another ecu you know nothing about?

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Why do fuel injection at all? Put a carb on it and live with mediocrity? More people rely on carbs than HP tuners .
Carb for LS setup adds up quite a bit even with used parts. MS and EFI is probably still cheaper.

I'm too stoopid for MS, so I'm using an HPtuners setup on my swap. I won't even try to eff with it. Straight to dyno and a tuner that knows what he is doing.
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Straight to dyno and a tuner that knows what he is doing.
best way really, gets the job done and a really driveable car when someone who knows what they are doing is on it.
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