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Discussion Forums => Modifications => Topic started by: kraut-sled on October 01, 2003, 03:21:04 PM

Title: Split Second BCS...Anyone know about them??
Post by: kraut-sled on October 01, 2003, 03:21:04 PM
I am looking at installing a Split Second BCS in my ride, and was wondering if any of you have any knowledge / insight to share?

I have been doing my research, and I talked with the ABD racing guys last week, and it sounds like a good product.  I am leaning this way, as opposed to a chip, because it can be removed easily and with no red flag to the dealer if I need to have me car worked on.  Still under warranty, you know.

So what do you my wise B5 enthusiasts think :?:
Title: Split Second BCS...Anyone know about them??
Post by: kt037 on October 01, 2003, 03:55:52 PM
i am not fond of boost cntrolers, because they do nothing to increase the fuel under heavier boost load, and they do not adust the timing

these are a bad thing on all cars....IMHO.
Title: Split Second BCS...Anyone know about them??
Post by: Chas on October 02, 2003, 10:26:17 PM
Well, I can understand your desire to keep your car as "factory" (wink-wink, nudge-nudge) as possible when taking it into the dealer for service. But I too am distrustful of a boost controler that does nothing to increase fuel while the volume of air is increased. Not good in the long run.

My solution to this quandry wasn't the cheapest, but it is effective. I bought an APR chip in a second ECU. So I have my stock ECU with it's stock fuel, boost and timing maps for service times. And I have my 1 bar ECU for the rest of the time. Not cheap (I spent $700 for that whole deal), but it works real well. I also have a VAG-COM to clear the battery disconected code that gets thrown everytime I change the ECU out, which isn't all that often.

Also, some cars had issues with that BCS controler. On some cars it just wouldn't work and caused all sort of problems for people. I say it's a gamble at best.
Title: Split Second BCS...Anyone know about them??
Post by: kraut-sled on October 03, 2003, 07:07:41 AM
Thank you for the advice guy's.

I have been bidding on an ECU on e-bay and if all goes well I will be going the rout chaz did.  It is not the most economical way, but in the long run is sound to be then most "cost effective".

Man this is an expensive addiction!
Title: Split Second BCS...Anyone know about them??
Post by: kraut-sled on October 03, 2003, 01:42:34 PM
SCORE :!:

I love eBay - $48.00 for the ECU with shipping.  Now for the chip install and I am off to the races!

 :twisted:  :twisted:
Title: Split Second BCS...Anyone know about them??
Post by: madigan on October 03, 2003, 03:49:53 PM
Quote from: "kraut-sled"
SCORE :!:

I love eBay - $48.00 for the ECU with shipping.  Now for the chip install and I am off to the races!

 :twisted:  :twisted:


Damn, that's good!  8O
Title: Split Second BCS...Anyone know about them??
Post by: Chas on October 03, 2003, 10:10:28 PM
Quote from: "kraut-sled"
SCORE :!:

I love eBay - $48.00 for the ECU with shipping.  Now for the chip install and I am off to the races!

 :twisted:  :twisted:


 8O  8O  8O  8O
$48 for the whole ECU??? That's great! I hope it isn't just the box. Just kidding.  :lol: I paid $300 for mine. Now I'm really pissed. OK, no I'm not.
Title: Split Second BCS...Anyone know about them??
Post by: ColoradoB5 on October 06, 2003, 01:38:11 PM
Dang, that is a good deal.  I might have to pull a ninja mission and steal that from the UPS guy on the way to your house!  Be sure and get your tracking number!
Title: Split Second BCS...Anyone know about them??
Post by: kraut-sled on October 06, 2003, 01:51:38 PM
:twisted:  :twisted:  :twisted:

Come and get me!!