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Old 01-29-2011, 02:29 AM   #101
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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?
I used MS once in a build several years back and absolutely hated it, the quality at that time of the system was **** and it was never able to satisfactorily control what I was trying to run. And this was with a MS system that was built to engine spec by DIY, and not myself. As well two separate tuning shops were unable to get it working with any success either.
To me MS is only good when you have no other options or have a serious cramp on money. As far as HP tuners go it is what I am going to run on my LQ4 as good friends of mine have convinced me to do so with example from their cars and the interface is top notch.
If the OP is going to keep the LQ4 stock a stock ecu will function perfectly and cost ~$50
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Old 01-29-2011, 02:45 AM   #102
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If the OP is going to keep the LQ4 stock a stock ecu will function perfectly and cost ~$50
You can't just plug in a stock ecu and expect it to work. You have to delete VATS which requires a $100 mail order tune, or at best a $300 used hptuners in addition to another $100 to license the VIN.

Carry along junior, you know not of what you speak. I deal with hptuners and efilive 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. I'm TELLING you that you're wrong. Just because you can't figure out the worlds most easiest standalone doesn't mean nobody else can. I'm also telling you if you don't have the aptitude to figure out MS, you're not going to get very far with hp tuners.
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Old 01-29-2011, 03:09 AM   #103
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You can't just plug in a stock ecu and expect it to work. You have to delete VATS which requires a $100 mail order tune, or at best a $300 used hptuners in addition to another $100 to license the VIN.

Carry along junior, you know not of what you speak. I deal with hptuners and efilive 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. I'm TELLING you that you're wrong. Just because you can't figure out the worlds most easiest standalone doesn't mean nobody else can. I'm also telling you if you don't have the aptitude to figure out MS, you're not going to get very far with hp tuners.
Hey bud, how about you do the op a favor...
stop trying to be such a hard ass and cluttering up this guys thread.... we all know your an amazing tuner now!


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Some crappy pics of measurements for Bigbegum69,
Thanks for the measurements! I had a lt1/th350 in my bertone, going turbo ls2 now and was curious about how your engine placement worked out.. keep up the good work
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Old 01-30-2011, 04:30 PM   #104
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Ima say shut the hell up about ECUs and let's see what the OP does. I can extrapolate that, based on the quality of the fab work thus far, that whatever he chooses is not exactly going to be a "duct tape and zip ties" solution.

Fantastic build- Looking forward to more!

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Old 01-30-2011, 08:20 PM   #105
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This car rocks... no short cuts. Just clean and classy. Steelies FTW! Massive props to you sir...
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Old 01-30-2011, 09:12 PM   #106
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If you ever decide to throw a 4L80/85E in there I can help you sort out options a standalone TCU.. This thing would be all kinds of awesome with an overdrive!
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Old 05-14-2011, 01:53 AM   #107
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Sorry to revive...but it's a cool build and amazing fab, so probably not a bad one to bump.

Are any of you V8 guys running any driveline offset (side to side) or did you just center everything up and the custom diffs make it all centered? Or am I imagining the stock offset on the 1031 rear seeming to be about 1.5" to the righ (pinion centerline)?

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Old 05-20-2011, 11:11 AM   #108
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Most of the 240 v8 guys run a shortened ford 8.8 that is centered. (See post #33)

I'musing a one piece driveshaft on a centered differential. The tunnel seems off center to me. I had some rubbing issues on the driveshaft I had to address....but nothing major.
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Old 06-02-2011, 01:27 AM   #109
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Really small update as I have been busy as hell with my new baby girl and helping a few friends with their projects, as I haven't been wanting to spend any money on mine.

I did manage to get my wiring harness all done though which I was dreading. Thomas also got some of my parts powder coated in return for my doing a megasquirt setup for his bug. I took advantage of half off at pick n pull and got a small honda alternator and gm power steering pump that I will work on mounting this weekend. I also bought a torque converter (3500 stall) and a 87 vette radiator so the last big piece of the puzzle I need to buy is a driveshaft.

Progress has been slow but it's getting there.

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Old 06-08-2011, 04:11 AM   #110
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Now that I've helped you with the harness for my car, I realize how much work goes into making the harness come out that cleanly. Excellent work, man!
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Old 06-09-2011, 03:17 AM   #111
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looks good with that style loom and heat shrink... I use the same style stuff and always have people asking where they could get some

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Old 07-04-2011, 05:39 PM   #112
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I finally got a full day to work on it, it has been 102 degrees here all day but that didn't stop me. Got my honda alternator and power steering pump all mounted. Also got the brakes plumbed and then put it all back together. Looks good all clean and shiny! Progress should be a little faster now....I hope

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Old 07-04-2011, 05:48 PM   #113
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that really looks great! i wish you could produce a few of those x members they are awsome!
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Old 07-05-2011, 12:20 PM   #114
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Very nice work! Looks right at home in there.
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Old 07-05-2011, 02:12 PM   #115
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It's coming along nicely! Hard to believe that alternator and power steering pump aren't factory for that engine. They look like they belong there!
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Old 07-05-2011, 05:13 PM   #116
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Very nice! Super clean fab work! I can't wait to see how you resolve the header/steering shaft clearance. Keep up the good work!
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Old 07-05-2011, 06:44 PM   #117
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What coil packs are those?
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Old 07-05-2011, 06:50 PM   #118
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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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Old 07-05-2011, 06:50 PM   #119
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Answered my second question too! Thanks Señor T.
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Old 07-07-2011, 01:20 PM   #120
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Jeff, I can't believe you are building a volvo... I thought you would have learned to avoid them for as long as you messed with Jons 16v build. Congratulations on the new baby, I have three now (Kiri).

I might be interested in one of those 8.8 setups if you are interested in building one...
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Old 07-08-2011, 12:33 AM   #121
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Nice work! Makes me want to stop the 5.0 install and toss it in the garbage.
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Nice work! Makes me want to stop the 5.0 install and toss it in the garbage.
I would.
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stock 5.0? i wouldnt ever unless it was some type of stroker. im a huge fan of lsx swaps though such beasty motors they make power and they will do it all day reliable! thats why theres so many lsx swaped nissan drift cars now
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stock 5.0? i wouldnt ever unless it was some type of stroker. im a huge fan of lsx swaps though such beasty motors they make power and they will do it all day reliable! thats why theres so many lsx swaped nissan drift cars now
You wouldn't throw a stock 5.0 in the trash?
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You wouldn't throw a stock 5.0 in the trash?
I would recycle it I ment wouldnt ever run a stock 302. It would have to atleast be a stroker but ls is my dreampower plant!
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