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Old 03-17-2007, 06:28 PM   #1
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looking to buy a plug and play ecu
options
megasquirt
link
hydra
microtech
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Maruha Freedom Engine Management System
which one is best???
just dont want to blow up again..hahahahah
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Theres also an optional E manage Blue. If money isn't an issue go with AEM.
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I always loved the tec 3...
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how adjustable are the emanage blues? I want something to back up my rx7 MAF.
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Don't take my word for it, but if you mean rx7 AFM, then the emanage blue would be ur only choice. If you go for full standalone, you have the option to remove the AFM
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AEM +1
or megasquirt if you like to solder
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aem is better than a link???
same adjustability as a link??
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aem is better than a link???
same adjustability as a link??
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LOL!

Honestly, wow.

AEM is far more superior then link. Has far more adjustability then link.
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really...
thats good news cause its also cheaper than a link....
i just had to drop over 1500 for a new bottom end so didnt really want to spend 1700 for an ecu

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ps will it be able to control 25psi if i need it too with the right tune??
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The Link is not the most capable ECU on the market, but inarguably comes with the best support.
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the aem specs are on their website:

http://aempower.com/ViewCategory.aspx?CategoryID=62

also check their forums.
http://forum.aempower.com/forum/index.php
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really...
thats good news cause its also cheaper than a link....
i just had to drop over 1500 for a new bottom end so didnt really want to spend 1700 for an ecu

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ps will it be able to control 25psi if i need it too with the right tune??
Is that an EVOIII16G or just a regular 16G? AEM will control however much boost you want to run.
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he said big 16g so i geus he wants to run in the upper psi range for HP. evo3 nad small are better for less than 15 psi. but on our motors and with our usualy gaols it doesnt matter alot.
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he said big 16g so i geus he wants to run in the upper psi range for HP. evo3 nad small are better for less than 15 psi. but on our motors and with our usualy gaols it doesnt matter alot.
EVO3 is the biggest of all the factory 16g's.

The EVO3 GT is bigger but that never came from the factory.
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i had a evo3 16g on at first then switched to a small 16g now im back with the big 16g again...
the big 16g feels like it has a lot more power....
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I never said it wasnt the bigest man i just said it was for running higher boost levels than the small 16g and that th eevo3 out flowed it everywhere. Dont get all emo on me now man.
Any way what kinda spool are you getting on the respective 16g's my small is making 2 psi by 1800 now with the overbore, 1900 before. how is yours? And what boost level some info would be nice there are to few 16g miatas out there
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The only ECU I would be concerned about is the Maruha Freedom ECU,although it's very capable,it is also written in Japanese and has a very small user base.

So unless you can read Japanese,you should consider something else.
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the big 16g hits 10psi by about 4k rpms the small hit by about 3300... i think that spool up is being affected by the stock afm though...
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damn how the hell was the small hiting 10 by 3300 i hit 8 or so by then or maybe a little more the needle moves so fast. i am realy interested in this what are you running besides megan stuff and 16g.
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it might have been a little higher than that.... but not too much..
i have a big front mount custom intercooler and custom pipes
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