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    Default Trying to tune to ECU for more boost

    I am wanting to turn the boost up on my IHI to 17 psi and was wondering how I can safely turn up the fuel pressure as well. Who makes the best chip for the 87 turbo coupe ecu?

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    The BURN1+F2A+F2E chip setup is basic, the Quarterhorse is better with real-time adjustability and data-logging.

    Good luck! A whole new world to learn.

    But remember, the fuel pressure can be adjusted by getting an aftermarket AFPR. And the boost can be up'ed with a Boost valve.
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    or you could go megasquirt for tuning! No more VAM. I'm pushing 30psi to mine out of a holset now.

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    ok looks like i'm going with megasquirt

    i found this website http://www.diyautotune.com/tech_arti...IV_adapter.htm and am looking over things

    can you tell me exactly what I need for my tbird?

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    go to Turboford, there is a guy that builds them for the TCs.....
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    The only prob is... I am at 7,000ft up here. I would have to have it tuned up here with someone willing to do it. I am a novice when it comes to that unfortunately.

    Would it be safe for me to turn my boost up to 18 on the stock ecu setting with a walbro 255? (which I have installed)

    Just wondering
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    Wait what are you guys talking about? He's wanting to run higher boost on his stock TC. All that takes is a mbc. Maybe an upgraded pump if its weak.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bhazard View Post
    Wait what are you guys talking about? He's wanting to run higher boost on his stock TC. All that takes is a mbc. Maybe an upgraded pump if its weak.
    I'll just add that alot of guys get an AFPR and up the fuel pressure just a bit to account for the extra boost.

    The Ric Gillis Boost Valve is usually a good way to go. -> http://www.boostvalve.com/

    You said you already installed the walbro, so the "HARD" part is already done.

    You might want to keep an eye on your air/fuel ratio, but you should be more than ok.

    There is a graph/formula around on one of these sites that tells you how much fuel pressure you are suppose to have, for the amount of boost you are running. If I find it again I'll post it here.

    This right here should be really helpful for you right now. -> http://www.turbotbird.com/techinfo/Mods/Mods01.htm It basically stats the some of the very first and basic mods that most people do to their T-Birds.

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    no need to do anything with fuel pressure, it will or should increase with the boost....

    1 psi of boost = 1 psi of fuel
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    I already have a gillis valve lol. The only reason I am afraid to turn the boost up is because they were afraid to at the dyno shop... (for some reason???)

    OK.. in that case, I will turn the boost up and get an AFR gauge tomorrow
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    5 Speed, Stock IHI, Aeromotive 340LPH, Stinger 3in DP w/Magnaflow 3in Race Series Muffler, Hallman Boost Controller, Corbeau Fixed Back Racing Seats, Rebuilt 35# Injectors, Kirban AFPR, Stinger's Front Mount Piping w/Big NPR Front Mount IC, 3/8 E-85 Fuel Lines, SPEC Stage 3+ Clutch, Explorer 4.0 Dual Core Radiator, Optima Red Top Battery
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