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Old 07 Apr 2010, 07:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question need recommendation for a good ecu.

I need to get a decent ECU and I have been looking at the e-manage ultimate since its cheaper than the rest. some says that i can get a separate unit to do works related to ignition, so getting the e-manage is worth.

are there any more good ECUs under mid range budget?
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Old 07 Apr 2010, 10:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: need recommendation for a good ecu.

whay do you need a different ECU?
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Old 08 Apr 2010, 05:49 AM   #3 (permalink)
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whay do you need a different ECU?

i have met 3 popular tuners in the city and as they said, i would need an aftermarket ecu to run a different map with altered A/F ratio and boost.
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Old 08 Apr 2010, 07:42 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: need recommendation for a good ecu.

only real reason to change the ECU is to have switchable mapping,launch control,anti lagg,etc...iirc your's is a MY99 model,that'll be running the ECUTEK software = mapable
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only real reason to change the ECU is to have switchable mapping,launch control,anti lagg,etc...iirc your's is a MY99 model,that'll be running the ECUTEK software = mapable

thx. i just called few people and got to know that know one is capable of tuning the standard ecu

at the moment what i want to do is to increase the boost pressure/ upgrade the fuel system and the tuner says that could make the fuel air mixture lean if i dont get the ecu to run a custom map. any suggestion for a good ecu?
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Old 08 Apr 2010, 08:56 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Re: need recommendation for a good ecu.

if your going down that route of an aftermarket ECU your looking about a grand,plus map time etc...i'm pretty sure Dynamix could map you up if you ask him..


Symtek ECU's are all the rage at the moment
Apexi are well known and liked,basically it all depends on how deep your pockets are..
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Re: need recommendation for a good ecu.

What car and mods is this for?
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Old 08 Apr 2010, 11:15 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Re: need recommendation for a good ecu.

As above, what year and mods? If it is a '99-00 classic then there is no need to spend 1000+ on a new ECU when you can remap your current ECU. Plenty of decent mappers out there that do Ecutek maps, including Dynamix who is a member on here. Might be worth PM'ing him to see what he advises.
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As above, what year and mods? If it is a '99-00 classic then there is no need to spend 1000+ on a new ECU when you can remap your current ECU. Plenty of decent mappers out there that do Ecutek maps, including Dynamix who is a member on here. Might be worth PM'ing him to see what he advises.

hi. its sti version 5. late 98. the problem is, im living in sri lanka. and i couldnt find anyone capable of doing mods on the standard ecu. all of them suggest me to get an aftermarket ecu.

my car is still standard. i hope to increase the boost to 1.3 bars as the first step.
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Re: need recommendation for a good ecu.

Ok, I see your problem.

I have a V5 STi ('99) and I will (hopefully) be going for a Simtek ECU this summer as it allows MAFless running which is a very good thing on the V5 cars as the MAF is notoriously weak. Also allows for duel maps which will also come in handy.
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Re: need recommendation for a good ecu.

fit a lot of simtek's at work they aint that bad.
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Ok, I see your problem.

I have a V5 STi ('99) and I will (hopefully) be going for a Simtek ECU this summer as it allows MAFless running which is a very good thing on the V5 cars as the MAF is notoriously weak. Also allows for duel maps which will also come in handy.

i will pm Dynamix and see what he says about this. The person who is going to tune my car gave me 2 suggestions about the ECUs. AEM EMS and the E-Manage Ultimate which is cheaper solution. But dealing with the ignition is the problem. yes dual maps would be really good thing. thats a big plus.
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Re: need recommendation for a good ecu.

Cant go wrong with Simtek, but depends if the local mappers have the software etc.
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