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boost valve size

Post by xr4tiguy » Wed Oct 26, 2005 12:40 am

I'm picking up a boost control valve and am not sure of the size of the hoses that run to it, you have to specify so you get the right size connections on the valve. they're either 1/4 inch or 3/16 (although you would think you could make them both work) does anyone know which is on the xr's? I'm not gonna be at home for awhile, and so I can't measure. thanks guys.

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Post by Merkenstein » Wed Oct 26, 2005 1:23 am

I dont know what size the XR's have stock, but I think on Ric Gillis' site it says to use a 1/4''. Where did you get your BV, and what kind is it?
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Re: boost valve size

Post by anglin » Wed Oct 26, 2005 8:45 am

xr4tiguy wrote:I'm picking up a boost control valve and am not sure of the size of the hoses that run to it, you have to specify so you get the right size connections on the valve. they're either 1/4 inch or 3/16
The last Gillis valve I purchased had the 3/16" sized hose nipples on it. I'm pretty sure the other three Gillis valves I have are equipped with the 3/16" fittings too.

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Post by xr4tiguy » Wed Oct 26, 2005 11:06 am

I'm getting one off of ebay, it's a voodoo II or something. anyway, with shipping it's only 16 bucks and he has excellent feedback (perfect I believe), it actually looks pretty good, and the price will be going up quite a bit in november. Hell, I can deal with a boost control valve for $16.

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Post by anglin » Wed Oct 26, 2005 2:20 pm

xr4tiguy wrote:Hell, I can deal with a boost control valve for $16.
Hopefully you won't have to deal with boost spiking or wavering with the VooDoo. If so, we might have to call it VooDooDoo. I hope it's a good quality piece!

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Post by John Brennan » Wed Oct 26, 2005 3:19 pm

Voodoo make a great ale, but with economics and car parts, I'm not so sure... as Chris says, hope it works. I've had my tried-and-true Gillis in for years, and it's never wavered.
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Post by xr4tiguy » Wed Oct 26, 2005 4:52 pm

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Voodoo-I ... dZViewItem

it's a little long but I wasn't sure how else to make the link work. It looks ok, uses stainless and brass pieces, for an extra 3 bucks you can get an anodized look.

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Post by mangostick » Wed Oct 26, 2005 11:21 pm

dunno about that thing man...looks like something put together from the leftovers in a plumbing Isle clearance bin. Its more expensive to go with Ric's valve..but its a very very nice MACHINED piece ... no cob job bolt together stuff. I'll go as far as to say that its been the best merk mod I've ever bought.
where'd I put that damned hammer?? :-D

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Post by xr4tiguy » Wed Oct 26, 2005 11:51 pm

i hear where you're coming from guys. but i like to think of myself as a guy who buys a POS and then bitches about what a POS it is and then buys the real deal and bitches about the fact that he spent more money then he would have if he just bought a quality product first.
I'll give it a shot. I already bought the damn thing. it was only 19 bucks for the anodized one. if it's a piece of crap i'll just resell it on ebay and probably get most of my money back. hopefully it'll work. in theory it's a pretty simple set up. I mean it's a spring and a ball, how complicated can it be? short of corrosion or a super crappy spring not a whole lot can go wrong. or at least I woudn't think so. :? I'll tell you guys how it works when i get her installed.

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Post by Colin » Thu Oct 27, 2005 12:10 am

mangostick wrote:dunno about that thing man...looks like something put together from the leftovers in a plumbing Isle clearance bin. Its more expensive to go with Ric's valve..but its a very very nice MACHINED piece ... no cob job bolt together stuff. I'll go as far as to say that its been the best merk mod I've ever bought.
Actually... the Gillis valve is just a control valve from McMaster Carr with two nipples brazed onto it.. no machining involved. Still worth the $40, in my opinion. ;)

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Post by Colin » Thu Oct 27, 2005 12:11 am

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