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Old 16 Apr 2012, 02:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ALS Advice

Im going to put ALS into my 94 wrx, but need to know what the best set up option is, I have'nt committed to a ecu or any other parts but would like to know what anyone else is running as I've had several discriptions from tuners from just an ecu, to a secondary air idler valve to putting spark plugs in the exhaust!!

Any help will be massively appriciated!
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Old 16 Apr 2012, 06:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: ALS Advice

I rn a Simtek ecu which gives mild ALS for the road.

To run full ALS you will need a stepper motor to open the throttle on idle, this will also cause damage to the turbo etc.

Spark plugs in the exhaust is a chavvy flamer kit.
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Old 16 Apr 2012, 07:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: ALS Advice

So mild ALS can be run from just the ecu? Do you know the best stepper motor to use and basic installation?

When I heard spark plug in the exhaust the thought "corsa" and "underbody neons" came straight to mind
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Old 16 Apr 2012, 08:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: ALS Advice

Go the mild ALS. Using full ALS as above is not for normal use and will wreck turbo, exhaust. Why do u need it would be my question?
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Re: ALS Advice

It's going into a rally project, but I don't have enough for a second car so il be using it as my daily for the foreseeable future, I heard something about using a cal switch to have a couple of settings for als.

In all honesty what sort of increase in performance is there in the system?
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Re: ALS Advice

ALS doesn't increase power or torque it simply keeps the turbo spooling so there's no lag
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Old 17 Apr 2012, 05:03 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Re: ALS Advice

For sure, much better pick up on the loose stuff
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Re: ALS Advice

As I mentioned before, I run a Simtek ecu with ALS.

The ALS is switchable and I also run 2 different maps.

There are some very capable ecu's out there, but you need to set a budget.
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