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Old 06-20-2016, 07:58 PM   #1
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Cool ESC NOVI1500

do i need to change the factory balancer with the install or if it good to go with the factory one
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Old 06-21-2016, 09:00 AM   #2
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Factory, the pulley they send pins to the factory balancer.
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Old 06-21-2016, 12:03 PM   #3
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do i need to change the factory balancer with the install or if it good to go with the factory one
Have seen a lot of threads about the factory balancer breaking. I intend to replace mine with an ATI balancer when I get my Novi. Much better quality then factory.
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Old 06-21-2016, 03:35 PM   #4
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Have seen a lot of threads about the factory balancer breaking. I intend to replace mine with an ATI balancer when I get my Novi. Much better quality then factory.
I was dead set on an ECS kit, but a couple of guys had with 14+ cars had horrible fitment issues with it. Might want to look into it before you buy it.
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Old 06-21-2016, 07:06 PM   #5
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Thanks Chevy9534 my car is summit white ,
Thats a very nice looking ride you have
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Old 06-21-2016, 07:07 PM   #6
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mine is a 2013 and its already on the way
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Old 06-21-2016, 08:29 PM   #7
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I was dead set on an ECS kit, but a couple of guys had with 14+ cars had horrible fitment issues with it. Might want to look into it before you buy it.
My installer is good and has done many of them for all years.

Thanks for the warning though.
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Old 06-22-2016, 08:06 AM   #8
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You'll need a better fuel pump. Stock won't support it. They dont tell you that. The intercooler piping didn't fit correctly.. had to be cut at the welds, rotated, and rewelded. Their customer service blows. The woman they have running the phones is the worst. Their band aid to the fueling issue is to run a ton of meth. You'll start running out of fuel pressure at 5400ish rpms
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Old 06-22-2016, 08:34 AM   #9
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You'll need a better fuel pump. Stock won't support it. They dont tell you that. The intercooler piping didn't fit correctly.. had to be cut at the welds, rotated, and rewelded. Their customer service blows. The woman they have running the phones is the worst. Their band aid to the fueling issue is to run a ton of meth. You'll start running out of fuel pressure at 5400ish rpms
They include a boost-a-pump...fuel pressure is just fine, although my motor is otherwise stock.
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Old 06-22-2016, 08:41 AM   #10
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I know they use a bap. It's not enough
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Old 06-22-2016, 08:49 AM   #11
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BAP is more than enough for the kit going on.

If you add headers/cam/etc etc then of course, fuel requirements go up.
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Old 06-22-2016, 11:11 AM   #12
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I don't have a cam. Just bolt ons and ecs kit
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Old 06-22-2016, 11:36 AM   #13
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When ECS sold me the kit they STRONGLY recommended I change balancer, which I did. They included an ATI balancer. As far as BAP, spend the extra money and add ZL1 pump with it. What's another couple hundred bucks to enjoy your investment safely? If you have an installer that has done them on newer Gen5s then I would go for it. After we got past the installation hurdles, I've been extremely happy with the performance of the kit. I did post an issue with boost falling off on top per gauge. We found that the ADM gauges were not properly installed and correcting that now.
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Old 06-22-2016, 02:44 PM   #14
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As with most installs it has its flaws. Overall is a good working kit. When ADM did my install on my new motor they changed some of the boost piping for better fitment. Other than that no issues. I did the ADM fpcm and Zl1 pump to start. Switched over to the twin pump system he has later on. Plenty of fuel.
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