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Old Aug 17, 2009, 07:29 AM
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There isn't much reason to install a pill UNLESS you have a custom tune that requires it. Unless you know what you're doing, I'd leave the pill alone unless your tuner suggests it.

You can get some cookie-cutter tunes from companies such as AMS and TTP for $4-500, but custom tunes tend to be higher because they require extra time and work on the dyno.

Most intakes will require a new tune. The Injen intake might be an exception.

I also live in WI (Green Bay area) but I've yet to brave the winter with my RA.
Alright so I will not install the Pill but I am looking for an Intake to install for the summer time. I really would not like to tune my car because I am not looking to get more speed I just appreciate the sound of the turbo and so on. But what worries me is when I am on my country roads I am "Enjoying Them" and it seems I might be over-boosting on 4th to 5th gear. The car seems to slam down into 5th, would the Pill help/fix this issue?

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Old Aug 17, 2009, 07:57 AM
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Hum.... yes, Pill is not required unless after a tune;

I forgot to mention, this thread is for those with AMS tune that require a Pill; so don't go ordering and installing Pills that don't need ordering
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Old Aug 17, 2009, 09:31 AM
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haha well thanks
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Old Aug 17, 2009, 09:23 PM
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thanks for the info guys
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Old Aug 27, 2009, 02:25 PM
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when i get a boost pill...does that mean i have to get it tuned from ams? cause im getting a tuned for something else for a differeent part...im soo confused...do i have to tune for each different part i get?
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Old Aug 27, 2009, 02:43 PM
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when using the boost pill your tuner must adjust the waste gate duty cycle maps in your ecu. It is set to 100% through most of the map from factory and this will cause you to over boost if the pill is installed and not compensated for.
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Old Sep 2, 2009, 09:05 AM
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For the AMS ECU flash they give you the boost pil with that purchase, but then you need to tune the car too, is that correct?

Umm, nevermind that question:

"Your car MUST have a tune to use this pill. The boost drops in the higher rpms even with the pill. It is a function of the airflow the turbo can produce and what the engine can injest. " http://www.amsperformance.com/cart/A...oost-Pill.html

I was just looking at the AMS ECU Flash page:
http://www.amsperformance.com/cart/A...ase-Flash.html

I guess the total cost here would be the $495.00 (AMS ECU + Boost Pill) Plus the Tune (dynotime? too?)

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Old Sep 2, 2009, 09:22 AM
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I would think if they send the pill as part of the purchase, the flash should be made for use with it.
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Old Sep 11, 2009, 05:24 PM
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How do you pull this thing apart? I got the clamps but the rubber from the upper intercooler where its attached to is on there pretty good.
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Old Sep 12, 2009, 07:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Tiresomejunk View Post
How do you pull this thing apart? I got the clamps but the rubber from the upper intercooler where its attached to is on there pretty good.
if you've got the metal "squeeze" clamps off of the ends of the hose, just pull. its a knuckle buster for sure
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Old Sep 14, 2009, 07:12 AM
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Originally Posted by 03chi-town0Z View Post
if you've got the metal "squeeze" clamps off of the ends of the hose, just pull. its a knuckle buster for sure
+1 pain in the butt to take it out the first time...
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Old Sep 5, 2010, 10:16 AM
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Is it just me or are the pictures not loading anymore? I was about to go install my pill but now I don't know what line to pull.
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Old Sep 7, 2010, 03:25 PM
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I just looked at the engine bay to do this mod. Wow that is a tiny space. Any tricks to doing this?

Do you remove the entire line with pill inside. Remove pill. Install new pill. Then reattach line with new pill? I just don't want to drop that little pill lol.
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Old Sep 7, 2010, 05:01 PM
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that's probably the easiest way. get it all the way out of the engine bay, then use a pick or something to push the old one out and the new one in. make sure the new one goes in the same spot between the clamps, and re-install and re-clamp everything in place
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Old Sep 7, 2010, 06:15 PM
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Great thanks I'm going to work on this right now!
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