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HONDATA STAGE 2/3/4 or convert to OBD1?

Discussion in 'ECU's, Electronics, and Tuning' started by hybrid89, Jul 10, 2003.

  1. hybrid89

    hybrid89 thistownsucks...

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    Since I am going to be completly rebuilding my Crx, pretty much from the ground up, I have been looking at different engine management. Currently I am running A B16A1 with a PR3 ECU (Mugen chipped) and a Apexi VAFC. I am very intersted in a Hondata system, but I know that if I stay with OBD 0 that I am stuck with and older Stage 2/3/4 system. If I am going to spend the money on a whole new setup, I was wondering if it would be worth converting to OBD 1 so I could run the newer s200 setup. Oh yeah, I am going to be putting in an LS/Vtec with a B18a bottom end(eagle rods/CTR pistons) and a GSR head (fully ported/polished/full Skunk2 valve train/intake manifold)MSD 6AL. I know that my compression ratio is in the mid/high 12's:1 range. I am very worried about knocking and pinging so i want all the tunning I can get. Or will I be wasting my time and money on a Hondata and/or converting OBD's? Or will the VAFC be sufficent? any help is greatly appriciated. I am hoiping the pissedoffsol could shed some light. I know you know 'bout Hondata.

    Matt :unsure:
     
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    hybrid89 thistownsucks...

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  3. blundar

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    Hondata make a quality product. If you want good support and proven tools and are willing to pay for it, I can't recommend it enough.

    If cash is more of a concern to you, I'd head your ass over to http://pgmfi.org and look at what some of your fellow enthusiasts have been doing.

    BTW, converting to OBD1 will be a great thing to do if you can stomach the wiring and distributor shit. OBD1 electronics run vtec motors much better than OBD0 in my experience.
     
  4. phunky.buddha

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    Using the older Stages with Hondata is just fine. If you really want to convert to OBD1 to use the newer features of the S200, go ahead. I ran a VAFC with a B20/VTEC in the high 12s for compression, and it was fine. Another solution you might want to look into is GhettoDyne. It's a Hondata style system geared for non-OBD Hondas, and it's free.
     
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