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As you probably know I'm in the middle of a custom/hiboost build. every things done but the ECU. After reading through a ton of threads here I discovered the Haltech isn't up to snuff. Doing a little more reading I and talking to someone else on here I came across the very well priced XFC. Is it all the its cracked up to be or is it hype? Any FIRST HAND experience and advise would be much appreciated.
 

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just get the standback
 

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[quote author=mamock116 link=topic=139860.msg3014287#msg3014287 date=1237918492]
just get the standback
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The what now?
 

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XFC all the way, very simple to program.
Maintains driveability, can datalog with it. Can handle auto trans if needed.
Can be tucked away for very simple/ clean install
no cel for missing cats, tons of options.
 

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[quote author=ekanddsm link=topic=139860.msg3014394#msg3014394 date=1237920601]
XFC all the way, very simple to program.
Maintains driveability, can datalog with it. Can handle auto trans if needed.
Can be tucked away for very simple/ clean install
no cel for missing cats, tons of options.
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speaking from experience?
 

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standback. be the first normal 3 to turbo with one.
 

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[quote author=Verto link=topic=139860.msg3014442#msg3014442 date=1237922167]
standback. be the first normal 3 to turbo with one.
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no offense, but that might not be a good idea for a guy whose never even heard of it. being the first, he will have to make ALL his own maps (you may say ok, fuel isnt that hard, make it rich then lean it out.. but what about spark AND timing, you need to know a decent bit to make base maps for all 3 at the same time).

i had the haltech on my car for a very short time, and i can see where it would be awesome for a weekend car/ someone who doesnt mind working on it constantly. weather changes = modify tune. you tune it at 85 and all of a sudden the temp drops.. your car may not start the first time :lol:. not saying its bad, but dont expect to throw one tune on it and be set for life :p

the xfc is better in that aspect where it "auto corrects" to temp changes. its been like 20 outside (tuned it when it was around 80, then 60) and it still started at 20. the idle was a little off for a few minutes while it warmed up, but it eventually caught on to the weather change and adjusted accordingly.

that being said.. i just sent you a pm about something slightly off topic. hope that helps a bit though.
 

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i have been using haltech for a year now. it is kinda hard to have to some certain spot of the map be at certain air/ration that i want to. More importantly, there is not support from Hi-boost anymore. I would personally go for xfc since u can get all u need from Dee, and it utilize the stock ecu. and it is more user friendly since u only have to type in the desire air/ratio.
 

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No experience, but from what I hear XFC is quality.
 

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XFC FTW, anyone want to buy a haltech? :lol:
 

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Go xfc unless you plan on going BIG... If I had the chance I would have done the xfc, but I'm in another league all together so. Just keep in mind that if you ever do decide to go big boost you'll probably need a stand alone. But it (xfc) hasn't been tested to daily high psi so... Just something to think about. I'd go xfc.
 

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Im currently running haltech f10x and swapping to xfc as well.
 

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not to thread jack my own thread but the MAF has to be on the charge pipe for the XFC to work doesn't it?
 

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You would have to email Dee and ask him, he's pretty easy to get in touch with, though he told me today he just had a baby 2 days ago, so it may be a little harder this week.

I Did a quick search in the old XFC thread because I remember Sokool wanted to run it that way, but he also wanted to run a BPV instead of BOV and this is what Dee answered.

http://www.mazda3forums.com/index.php?topic=96916.msg2463473#msg2463473
 

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[quote author=3driverPA link=topic=139860.msg3015677#msg3015677 date=1237956161]
not to thread jack my own thread but the MAF has to be on the charge pipe for the XFC to work doesn't it?
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yeah, for the xfc it must be before the throttle body on the charge pipe. mine is right next to my bov (since generally speaking, the closer the bov is to the tb, the better)
 

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[quote author=*txmica3* link=topic=139860.msg3015737#msg3015737 date=1237958577]
[quote author=3driverPA link=topic=139860.msg3015677#msg3015677 date=1237956161]
not to thread jack my own thread but the MAF has to be on the charge pipe for the XFC to work doesn't it?
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yeah, for the xfc it must be before the throttle body on the charge pipe. mine is right next to my bov (since generally speaking, the closer the bov is to the tb, the better)
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woo hoo more welding... i need to weld and 10an oil return fitting in my oil pan anyway but this is goin to be a PIA...
 

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[quote author=3driverPA link=topic=139860.msg3015752#msg3015752 date=1237959370]
[quote author=*txmica3* link=topic=139860.msg3015737#msg3015737 date=1237958577]
[quote author=3driverPA link=topic=139860.msg3015677#msg3015677 date=1237956161]
not to thread jack my own thread but the MAF has to be on the charge pipe for the XFC to work doesn't it?
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yeah, for the xfc it must be before the throttle body on the charge pipe. mine is right next to my bov (since generally speaking, the closer the bov is to the tb, the better)
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woo hoo more welding... i need to weld and 10an oil return fitting in my oil pan anyway but this is goin to be a PIA...
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lol yeah i had to move mine too, since the haltech required it be on the intake pipe for the turbo. :x
 
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