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I am thinking about getting a turbo timer and at the same time a boost controller..

I'm thinking about the HKS type 1 turbo timer because it has a few extras like 1/4mile time and 0-60 measurements - and for the boost controller my buddy recommends a Apexi AVC-R.

He says he can get the turbo timer for a little over $100 + $50 for installation. For the Boost controller he will charge about $100 for installation. and he says if I do at the same time it will be cheaper to install.

How much would installation be at other professional places? and how good are these units?

If there's anything else I should know please tell me.
 

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if you can't install your turbo timer or your avc-r like me then don't get the avc-r. you will not know how to adjust your setting on your avc-r.

go with something easy like hks evc ez or something. just turn the knob and you're don't. don't let all the fancy things fool you because you'll most likely not going to need it.
 

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$50 bucks for a turbo timer install!?!? I have the HKS Type 1 as well and if you buy the harness ($10-15) it takes like 15 minutes to install, just plug and play basically. Go to www.mkiv.com and it'll show you step by step how to do the install. Good Luck

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This guy tells me that the Digital Boost controller is good b/c it has gauges on it and it will give me a more accurate reading and it will let me know what I am doing
 

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you dont need a quarter mile timer on the turbo timer. I had that on the original greddy turbo timer which i miss.(said trust when you would turn it on). YOu cant hit the start button and start shifting at teh same time.

If you want a high end turbo timer. Get maybe a Blitz or something or another one that has s digital readout on what your boosting. Stay away from teh avcr, especially if you dont know what the word gain stands for.

Get the simpler one. Also easier to find a location to mount. Go with the profect as they recommended above.

Boo yaa!
 
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Re: Turbo Timer

James Kwon said:
$50 bucks for a turbo timer install!?!? I have the HKS Type 1 as well and if you buy the harness ($10-15) it takes like 15 minutes to install, just plug and play basically. Go to www.mkiv.com and it'll show you step by step how to do the install. Good Luck

James
How is the HKS unit? Do the features work good? Where did you install it?
 

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How is the HKS unit? Do the features work good? Where did you install it?
I installed it in the air vent under the steering wheel, fits in there perfectly, just got to create a hole to fit the wires, no biggie (email me if you have any questions). As far as the features go, I haven't wired it to my ecu yet so I can't use any of the feature yet (sorry..I'm lazy) But my friend wired his and he loves it. He likes the feature that automatically determines how much cooling time your car needs according to the drive. Honestly for me, a timers a timer...it gets the job done with no problems...you should probably worry about more important things like the EBC.
 
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I live in the South Bay area.
What are the best places to get a boost controller if I get it at a shop.. how much would they usually charge for installation?

You guys don't recommend the avc-r, so what is the best ebc to get? - is it better to get one with a built in gauge?

thanx
 
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