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engine management systems question

Discussion in 'Electronics' started by johnboi85, Jun 26, 2009.

  1. johnboi85

    johnboi85 Well-Known Member

    im trying to plan out my future goals with the car and what i came up with was a 3sge-t. i want to turbo the current 3sge. i know it'll probably cost more money than just buying a 3sgte but i want to keep the original engine. what i'm stumped about is engine management. apexi safc would probably be the easy way but there is no timing control, only fuel. what would be the best engine management system for my application? is there any that are plug and play? thanks.
  2. Celic_GT2

    Celic_GT2 Well-Known Member Moderator Donated!

    your in for an ass load of work, willie seems to have good luck with the hydra ems. ive looked into halltech as well. you can always chip the stock ecu and laptop tune it.
  3. johnboi85

    johnboi85 Well-Known Member

    who chips the ecu's? i plan on doing the tuning myself as long as theirs a way to tweak ignition and fuel and be capable of datalogging. i do my own opensource tuning for my subaru so i'm not shy around tuning.
  4. Alwayzsidewayz

    Alwayzsidewayz ST162 Guru Donated!

    Meqasquirt would be a good budget option, not heard of anyone cracking the gen 1 ecus in the UK,??
    Emange is fairly good too

    I use the Halltech E6X, which is excellent, but not really that cheap
  5. Celic_GT2

    Celic_GT2 Well-Known Member Moderator Donated!

    i had my old ge ecu chipped for turbo setup, a guy in the cayman islands did it. had the usb port and all. but i never had all the tuning software... :(
  6. Alwayzsidewayz

    Alwayzsidewayz ST162 Guru Donated!

    a guy over here in the UK said he had cracked the MR2 Tubby ECU, but then just disppeared..

    IMO it is one off the biggest pains with our cars, I was all set to send a few std ecus this guys way, but no one really wants to know.

    At least with an off the shelf ECU you have full support etc.. but you do pay for it.
    I could have bought a mint ST162, with the cost of my ECU :( :(
    Reason I went Haltech, is down to my mapper, he has one on his S14A drift car and knows them inside out. which is a big help. Some people have imported big power cars from Japan, then found it hard to get a decent Mapper local to them, HKS for instance have a fairly limited coverage in the UK.

    If I had the knowledge and skills, the self build megasquirt option would be good
  7. Mafix

    Mafix Owner Staff Member Administrator Donated!

    as far as i know the hydra is the only plug and play.
    any ems is an option for universal fitment.

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