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Discussion in 'ECU's, Electronics, and Tuning' started by awptickes, Apr 24, 2019.

Which ECU solution in 2019?

  1. NepTune RTP

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  2. Crome (chips/emulator)

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  3. Hondata s300

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  1. awptickes

    awptickes unimpressed by you VIP

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    I used to do Hondata s300 tuning like 12 years ago, so I'm familiar with that, but now apparently Crome isn't really supported? Supposedly, the developer for crome stopped development, disappeared and sold the PRO server to Xenocron, and they're now the only seller for Crome Pro licenses.

    Neptune RTP looks like a better option than using a chip-emulator and burner, because it's all in one, and it'll do bluetooth. $400.

    Ostrich+Burner is the time-honored solution, but crome's lack of development, and potentially going unsupported has me concerned, especially since I'd have to buy Pro to get datalogging and a datalogger attachment. ~$350

    Hondata s300v3 is $500, I should be able to pop out a tune for that almost immediately because of my familiarity with it, but is it worth the extra $100 to have the hondata level of support?


    Local shops will dyno tune anything, so that's not an issue, especially since I can just trailer the car to wherever.
     
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    what's wrong with the stock ECU for the childhauler?
     
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    Heh, it's not gonna be a full-time child hauler. There's a garrett t25 just sitting on the shelf.
     
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    The old version of crome worked just fine. I prob have it on my old laptop if you can't find it. I never data logged... I can see it being useful but it's just not required for tuning.
     
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    Old versions of crome "expire" but it's all good. I'm gonna figure out how to get a good tune without the data logging stuff. I'm actually looking at going to xenocron and having them tune everything, so all I have to do is get a safe basemap for loading on a trailer, heh.
     
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    At the risk of thread jacking, I would love to know the pros and cons of neptune vs hondata. I have not used either but based on what I have researched over the last year neptune seems to be a perfectly capable product that is slightly better priced.

    if this is too far off topic let me know and I will start a new thread on it at some point.
     
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    In my discussion with a guy from Xenocron, we covered this. NepTune is less mature, less developed, and is not going to be a "hands off forever" solution like Hondata s300. He didn't recommend NepTune RTP for a daily driver, he said it's just not that polished yet, but it does pretty much everything Hondata s300v3 does, and some things it doesn't.

    However, if you're willing to accept that you might get some kind of error message, NepTune RTP might be for you.

    Looking logically at it, Hondata was doing the realtime tuning, datalogging, and autotuning 10+ years ago, so it's got 10+ years more development in it and a fully-supported software package. NepTune RTP is almost all of those things, except for the 10 years of use in the wild, sixteen hardware revisions, and three major feature releases.



    I bought all of B's old tuning gear, so I'm gonna go that route for now.
     
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    I missed the mail truck today.... I forgot to print the label last night. It's getting picked up monday, to your place 5/1
     
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