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Old 16 Dec 2010, 08:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ecu help

hi all i want to know wot ecu is fitted to my car, my car is a 1994 wrx import. Is there any thing i can do t my ecu or is it a case of simtec or other makes

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Old 16 Dec 2010, 09:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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no idea what ECU is fitted,best be is for you to pop the passegerside foot plate out and have a look,as it's an early car the ECU isn't mapable,so and aftermaket ECU will be need if you want power gains and your motor running right with any added mods..
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Old 16 Dec 2010, 09:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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all i know is it's a standard ecu. If i have to go after market ecu which would you recomend?
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Old 16 Dec 2010, 09:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
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aftermarket ECU world can be a mine field,solaris,symtec,gems,apexi to name but a few,spose it's down to personal preferance of what "toys" you want dialed in,price of unit and chosen "toys" and tunability for future mods etc...
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Re: ecu help

i'm looking at running 400bhp so wot ever ecu that would be capable of doing so. And wot other mods will i need to to get to 400bhp so far iv got blitz air filter or a k&n pannel filter 2.5inch exhust, boost restrictor removed, walbro fuel pump
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i'm looking at running 400bhp so wot ever ecu that would be capable of doing so. And wot other mods will i need to to get to 400bhp so far iv got blitz air filter or a k&n pannel filter 2.5inch exhust, boost restrictor removed, walbro fuel pump
i know the symtec copes well with big power,unsure on any of the others,as for mods needed to hit the 400 mark,engine rebuild(uprated componants),injectors,FMIC,headers,oil cooler,oil catchcan,fuel rails,BIG turbo,bigger exhaust 3" full decat,lightened fly and uprated clutch to cope with the desired power and a gearbox rebuild or a 6speed conversion,and then there's the braking upgrade that WILL be needed,and the suspension,springs,shocks,or coilovers,bushes,droplinks,ARB's,braces,bumpsteer, trailing arms,camber adjustment etc,also will need a minimum of 18" rims with some of the big brake conversions,stickie tyres the list goes on,so if you've got rougly 20k to buy the bits then add labour,map and RR time,and then add some more 's into the mix and you wil have built a pretty good motor, i know of some owners that have put over 40k into a motor just to get to the 400bhp mark and even alot more to obtain the 700bhp mark!!!
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Old 16 Dec 2010, 10:17 PM   #7 (permalink)
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were your saying 18inch wheels i dnt want t go that big i want to run 16's but run 235/50/16 semmi slicks
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you won't get big brakes under 16's the 4pots that are O/E fitments won't be anygood with that sort of power!!..
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Old 16 Dec 2010, 10:33 PM   #9 (permalink)
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ok will have to sort that when i get to it cos i want it to handle well as i have 17's on at the min and it don't handle well. Wot turbo will i need?
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Old 17 Dec 2010, 07:34 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Old 17 Dec 2010, 09:55 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Re: ecu help

wot power could i run with a td05 just for now till i got enough funds to get a big turbo?
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Old 17 Dec 2010, 12:52 PM   #12 (permalink)
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tbh for what your proposing your gonna be spending alot of money, my guess around 10K plus.

you'll need to replace the engine, ecu, turbo, gearbox, clutch etc etc, not cheap at all.
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Old 17 Dec 2010, 06:20 PM   #13 (permalink)
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400 bhp is a massive target if you haven't got a massive wallet!! Get to 300 bhp first, then see how your bank balance is looking, if you've still got thousands left to burn, crack on!!
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