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    Re: Joining the maggied V's in Minnesota

    Isn't the maggie tune one of the last steps you do after it's all buttoned up?

    I assume you're looking at the install manual, and you're right that you can work around not having the kit yet. Are you checking off steps as you complete them? Silly question ... of course you are! Fun ... ain't it?
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    Re: Joining the maggied V's in Minnesota

    No, actually plugging the tuner in and flashing the PCM is the first step in the manual. I don't see any reason why I can't do it last though. Heck with it, I'm going to go ahead and pull of the intake, take the radiator out, etc. After that, I will have to wait for my maggie to arrive because there won't be much else I can do. It's the weekend and I need to do some work.

    I am looking closely at the manual and checking off steps, as well as bagging and labeling parts and taking lots of pictures...just to make sure.

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    Re: Joining the maggied V's in Minnesota

    Getting the pulley bolt out will save you some time if you got nothing to do.

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    Re: Joining the maggied V's in Minnesota

    Quote Originally Posted by blackmnv View Post
    I saw one in Elk River last summer. Raven as well. He was at the Shell station off 10. So that makes 3 of us in the area with Raven V's. What are the chances? Thanks and I will let you know how the install goes.
    I might be the Raven in Elk River you guys are seeing. I picked mine up last spring. I try not to drive it too much during the winter, but when it's relatively nice out, it's just too easy to skip over the truck and drive the V! I live in Champlin and work in Elk River. I've seen a few others in the area too, so it could be you guys or... even MORE of us.

    I too would like to someday join the ranks of Maggied MN V's! We'll see though...

    Hope the install goes great, and if there ever is a MN get together, I'm down.

    Jason

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    Re: Joining the maggied V's in Minnesota

    Quote Originally Posted by heavymetals View Post
    Getting the pulley bolt out will save you some time if you got nothing to do.
    Got the pulley bolt out pretty easily last night. Had a buddy on the brakes and I used a 25" breaker bar and small cheater pipe. It was actually alot easier than I thought after all the horror stories I had read on it. Probably only 10 minutes to break it loose, and i didn't even need Aleve.

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    Re: Joining the maggied V's in Minnesota

    Quote Originally Posted by blackmnv View Post
    Got the pulley bolt out pretty easily last night. Had a buddy on the brakes and I used a 25" breaker bar and small cheater pipe. It was actually alot easier than I thought after all the horror stories I had read on it. Probably only 10 minutes to break it loose, and i didn't even need Aleve.
    Did everything come in? How did it all go?

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    Re: Joining the maggied V's in Minnesota

    Still waiting... It sounds like they got the missing part in and it is scheduled to ship on Monday. I have everything done that I can without the kit, including the intake taken off. I am actually surprised how easily everything has come off from the front fascia all the way through the intake coming out. I have everything labeled well and bagged..just waiting for miss maggie. Thanks for asking and I will let everyone know when I get her done.

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    Re: Joining the maggied V's in Minnesota

    another MN V. Im a little north of you, but no maggie, actually looking at selling my V for a STS-V. Maybe this spring we will have to meet up at Porky's.

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    Re: Joining the maggied V's in Minnesota

    Porky's, not a bad idea...known for it's Harley's and Muscle Cars. How far north are you?

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    Re: Joining the maggied V's in Minnesota

    Pretty sure Porky's is closing, heard it was bought out by the old folks home and shutting down due to the light-rail.

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    Re: Joining the maggied V's in Minnesota

    My magnavolt is mounted under the hood. Might want to check the instructions before pulling the backseat as I think the newer version has it mounted under the hood....

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    Re: Joining the maggied V's in Minnesota

    I am temporarily part of the group Just bought Asanson's silver 05 (formerly Trambow's). It is at Hightech in Elk River getting converted back from E85 to gas. Just made 480hp and 502tq on their dyno and waiting to get a wheelhop kit. Chris's stuff is 2 - 3 weeks away so i am looking at Hendrix maybe but he is hard to get hold of. Will be leaving Minny shortly. Looking forward to some dry pavement!

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    Re: Joining the maggied V's in Minnesota

    Quote Originally Posted by nuck View Post
    I am temporarily part of the group Just bought Asanson's silver 05 (formerly Trambow's). It is at Hightech in Elk River getting converted back from E85 to gas. Just made 480hp and 502tq on their dyno and waiting to get a wheelhop kit. Chris's stuff is 2 - 3 weeks away so i am looking at Hendrix maybe but he is hard to get hold of. Will be leaving Minny shortly. Looking forward to some dry pavement!
    Thats Funny... I talked to the owner at Hightech the other day. Ive been thinking about converting to E85, and I live in St Michael. I bought mine out of AZ in July of 10. The owner of HighTech said that you removed the larger injectors already.... Do you have any plans for the injectors, etc that you removed from the car? Or did Asanson do that?

    Was the 480 RWHP back on Pump 91+ Octane?

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    Re: Joining the maggied V's in Minnesota

    Quote Originally Posted by vinnievis View Post
    Thats Funny... I talked to the owner at Hightech the other day. Ive been thinking about converting to E85, and I live in St Michael. I bought mine out of AZ in July of 10. The owner of HighTech said that you removed the larger injectors already.... Do you have any plans for the injectors, etc that you removed from the car? Or did Asanson do that?

    Was the 480 RWHP back on Pump 91+ Octane?
    I hope not, the car went there for a tune. The 60# are overkill for gasoline at this power output but still tunable. I will have to check with him.
    These runs were on the local hi-test. I thought they sold 93 ethanol blend in Minny. That is the best we can get here which is why I couldn't stay E85. The car made at least 30 more hp on the corn juice and same pulleys which are maxed. The pulleys might be maxed. Not sure but it might be running an OD crank pullley and a 2.8. Bart said 2.8 on top and I think Andrew said it was running an OD pulley too. Will have to check. Either way I was expecting to run maybe a 3.1 with an OD or just the 2.8.

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    Re: Joining the maggied V's in Minnesota

    I checked and I am still running the 60#s. That is maybe how he got it to work with that much blower RPM. I am actually running a 2.7 top pulley with 21 degrees timing. The 60#s let him tune with lots of fuel so no knock, although too rich for maximum power. I defintely would consider the E85 if I could get it here.

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