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  1. BoristheCat

    Mediocre at Cresst - now with nsfw autophilia

    Apparently we're idiots for wanting to know what's going on with our cars, interesting. Yeah, those kits are for standalone guys only
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    Mediocre at Cresst - now with nsfw autophilia

    My coworker said he used Audi B7 A4 2.0 4 banger Bosch knock sensors. They have a kit from ECU master that will allow you to read knock more accurately when you have a higher horsepower engine. They use these sensors on a bunch of stuff. Buy two of these: https://ecumasterusa.com/collections/engine-management-sensors/products/whp-wideband-knock-sensor-kit?variant=8318137991229
  3. BoristheCat

    Mediocre at Cresst - now with nsfw autophilia

    Yep, this was a big racket for me too. Bought the reader, it would connect with my ECU and recognize the available parameters like fuel, knock, 02 etc but it would never provide any data.
  4. BoristheCat

    Curse of the Cressida

    Agree with what Zach said above. I ran 1/0 from my trunk all the way to my starter, and yeah, it's a little overkill. Could probably get away with 2 gauge.
  5. BoristheCat

    Mediocre at Cresst - now with nsfw autophilia

    Hah your vacuum line routing isn't nearly as bad as other builds I've seen before. I have a few coworkers with 2J swapped cars. One of them said his knock sensors were doing something similar, and he swapped his to something else... I think they were some OEM sensor off of some other Japanese car, or maybe even a BMW. When I get around to it, I'll ask him what he replaced them with. Another coworker said he has never had that problem with his 2J and neither has any of his 2J buddies.
  6. BoristheCat

    Sleeper MX83 build

    Funny you mention it, I bought two backshells that match, but they only thread on one turn or so before they start to pull at the rubber grommet. Milspecwiring.com doesn't sell the connector backshell with the 90 degree strain relief, so I'm stuck without. However, I have enough slack in my wires, so I should be able to form the wires in a way to avoid any stress. Haha Zack, it's not just you, or just people on this forum. I see vacuum lines, oil lines etc. strewn all over the engine bay from fuccboi YouTubers, in car build articles, you name it. Don't feel bad lol
  7. BoristheCat

    Sleeper MX83 build

    Finished pinning the connectors. Everything aside from the fat starter wire goes through these things. Happy with how they turned out. Crappily sitting against the firewall after being plugged in Going hunting for the rest of the weekend. I'll finish the socket side in the next few days hopefully.
  8. BoristheCat

    Sleeper MX83 build

    I'm not even crapping on anyone in particular, it's just that I see people routing vacuum lines all sloppylike over the valve cover, or power steering lines all over the place, etc. Just tuck shit and fiberglass sleeve it for god sakes.
  9. BoristheCat

    Sleeper MX83 build

    Wasn't shitting on WhoreMouth's wiring, his is halfway decent and actually has quality parts. Maybe just needs a little more of a tuck, but it looks pretty good
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    Sleeper MX83 build

  11. BoristheCat

    Sleeper MX83 build

    ^^this. Yeah, I bought a like $500 worth of crimp tools from Eastern Beaver. I have been really happy with them too, I've ordered from them several times and their EMS shipping has been super fast and cheap. And yall are gonna be mad, but I can't stand most of your guys electrical routing and hose routing. Don't be butthurt. It does work, yes. But damn, it could be done so much cleaner in a lot of instances.
  12. BoristheCat

    Sleeper MX83 build

    Gordo, I buy everything through Milspecwiring.com. They are a division of MoTeC USA. I have nothing but good things to say about them. All their products are really high quality and U.S made. Great tech support. They are pricey and shipping is usually ground and is kind of expensive. If you need OEM contacts/terminals, I buy all of them through cycleterminal.com
  13. BoristheCat

    Sleeper MX83 build

    Agreed with Whoremouth. I love wiring. It comes so easily to me because I do it for a living on commercial aircraft. Most people are looking at wiring the way I look at bodywork. You all will get mad, but I've probably spent 4k on my wiring for this car easy. Don't care how dumb wiring seems to everyone else. I don't really understand why someone would drop 15k to paint a car, but whatever makes people happy
  14. BoristheCat

    Sleeper MX83 build

    You got me there, I'll admit it
  15. BoristheCat

    Sleeper MX83 build

    I mentioned somewhere earlier in my thread that I wanted to get the car looking as good as possible and get as much stuff out of the way to make my big single build easier when I eventually get to it. Instead of a clean engine bay, I should have just sloppily repinned/crimped some power wires, thrown in an uncomfortably stiff single clutch, bought shitty wheels, done no brake upgrades and called it a day. You know how hard it's going to be for me to go big single now that I've done all this work? It's not. The bay will be done, I will only have to pull out excess wires from the connectors that I won't use. Yes, it's a dumb amount of work, but I'm a "while you're there", "one and done" kind of guy. I'm not a "work out the kinks as you go" kind of guy. Shoot me for it.
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