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Unread 08-02-2014, 09:38 AM   #1
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I've been looking at upgrading to a 400 Amp HD solenoid to go with my Plum Quick Bandit. Is there anything gained by just these two upgrades without upgrading the controller as well?
This is what I'm looking at for my 07 Precedent
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Unread 08-02-2014, 10:09 AM   #2
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Nothing will be gained but nothing will be lost in that WHEN you decide to upgrade your controller your solenoid will already be up to snuff.... A Bandit motor was designed to work well within the stock parameters but can/will perform even better once your able to give it more power WHEN it demands it. Think of bigger cables as bigger pipes, think of a solenoid as an on/off valve, and the controller as a throttling valve. Alone each can do very little to improve performance but when all are combined together then you got something....

Until all are upgraded each acts as a bottleneck in the power delivery...
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Default Re: 400 Amp solenoid?

I think Scotty's is a 400/1000 amp solenoid that I used. Remember these solenoids require larger wire lug holes.

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Default Re: 400 Amp solenoid?

buy it from scottyb here at : http://www.cartsunlimited.net/
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Nothing will be gained but nothing will be lost in that WHEN you decide to upgrade your controller your solenoid will already be up to snuff.... A Bandit motor was designed to work well within the stock parameters but can/will perform even better once your able to give it more power WHEN it demands it. Think of bigger cables as bigger pipes, think of a solenoid as an on/off valve, and the controller as a throttling valve. Alone each can do very little to improve performance but when all are combined together then you got something....

Until all are upgraded each acts as a bottleneck in the power delivery...
A pretty good analogy. Same principle as a gas engine. Adding a higher flowing intake does nothing if the exhaust remains the same. Giant air pump is all an engine is...more in without more out means no real change. Bigger solenoid like a bigger throttle body, bigger wires like a bigger exhaust, and the controller would be like forced induction
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A pretty good analogy. Same principle as a gas engine. Adding a higher flowing intake does nothing if the exhaust remains the same. Giant air pump is all an engine is...more in without more out means no real change. Bigger solenoid like a bigger throttle body, bigger wires like a bigger exhaust, and the controller would be like forced induction
Funny that you mention that... I was not even 17 when my older brother explained the basic's of how electrical stuff worked to me in plumbing terms...

RIP my brother I've not forgotten you for a day....
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Funny that you mention that... I was not even 17 when my older brother explained the basic's of how electrical stuff worked to me in plumbing terms...

RIP my brother I've not forgotten you for a day....
It's a very effective analogy. Works well with the Keep It Simple Stupid method. And although I have no knowledge on the topic, I will second the RIP to your brother....
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