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Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 12:09 am 
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gday i was just looking into getting a chip and came across the aftermarket ecu forum and im quite interested in the EMS 8860..
but i dont know much about this sorta stuff.. ive got an EB 4.0L with just an exhaust an soon to be extractors and stage 2 camshaft in the next 2 weeks.. i wont be gettin the chip for a while still got the manual conversion an lsd to go but im just tryin to gather some info..
anyways Im just curious as to how easy this sorta gear is to manage and use by yourself?

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Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 12:15 am 
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It's probaly way over the top if you're just doing simple mods.

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 12:17 am 
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Over the top it would be.. but only for now. They are a great system with lots of expandibility. So with more mods, it would pay itself off.

The EMS 8860 is a great ECU (its not a chip btw), with lots of features, and lots of accuracy. The review speaks for itself. The gear to install is apprently straight foward, and the tuning, is not very hard, especially with the graphics in front of you. Just play trial and error, and soon you will learn what does what. Definately a worthwhile investment if you keep going with mods..


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Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 5:33 pm 
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Think about what you really want to end up with... a programable ecu will support every future upgrade... headwork, cams ect. BUT, your looking at a good 2 or so grand to start with and then there is the fact that most user adjustable ecus are not legal...

The eec can be chipped to suport upto 200wkws, but its a new chip every time you need it retuned to suit the new application
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Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 8:34 pm 
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Hmmm, I've been toying with the idea of getting a standalone aftermarket ECU to play with as well.
Should get off my a*** and check the EEC code of the Sprint, see if twEECer supports it...
Does anyone know/has heard of anyone being done for having a progammable ECU? What sort of penalty would it be I wonder? It's own, or just under illegal mod?
Also, CHEF was your Wolf included in the engineering or, cough, dont you have a Wolf? ;)

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2005 1:53 pm 
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hey so wat about the 'stinger'.. would that be of better use for me then?

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2005 8:56 pm 
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Dude its tha same thing, the standard ecu will be fine for most mods poeple do... wait till you have mods that require alot more fuel, such as BIG cam/headwork, forced induction ect
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