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best ecu for tuning?

Discussion in 'ECU's, Electronics, and Tuning' started by stmotorsports, Apr 23, 2007.

  1. stmotorsports

    stmotorsports Senior Member

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    is there any "better/best" ecu choices for tuning and/or tuning a boosted application or are all ecu's basically the same and only the calibration makes the difference?
     
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    p28.. chipped and tuned w/ chrome pro
     
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    well the p28 is easy to chip. lol we did it again
     
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    depends on the motor gsr, or h22 the best is the p72
     
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    stmotorsports Senior Member

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    it's a JRSC B16A2 in my 2000 Si. I'm running the basic street kit now (~6psi) with the JR fmu and wiring hack but want to do it up right and up the boost. Just looking for what ecus I should be keeping an eye out for
     
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    i'd convert to obd1 and chip a p28 then..
     
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    x2
     
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    Turbo&Auto Nick Go FAST!!

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    The best ECU to tune with is a socketted one ;)
     
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    OBD1 seems to be the best ecu's for programming.
     
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    I probably should have been more specific- definitely going OBD1, I meant which ecu specifically would I be best going with. P28's seem hard to find and $$$ since they are in such demand (even tho I have a virgin one in my eg that I can't really use), would I be able to get the same results with a different one?
     
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    p28s are a dime a dozen.. there is one here for $100 shipped which is about average price

    and why wouldnt you be able to use yours.. just have it socketed and have a chip burned for your app.
     
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    rywire sells a p28 socketed w/chip for aroud 200 and the obd2 to obd1 conversion harness
     
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    I don't quite understand the whole chipping deal. I have an obd1 p30 for a b16 SiRII would I have been better off to get a chipped p28. Just wondering because I sold my old one with the d16z6 I had. Sorry if this is a thread jack.
     
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    yea.. you could have had the p28 chipped instead of buying the JDM p30, but dont get me wrong the JDM p30 is a decent ecu itself
     
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    P30 came with the swap. I was just wondering if the P28 would have been better chipped than the stock JDM P30
     
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    you can chip the p30 also..
     
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    p28 is the best ecu to chip i think
     
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    its just as good to chip a p30
     
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    so what makes the p28/p30 better to chip than other ecus?
     
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