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Old 11-21-2006, 09:41 AM   #1
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you gonna try for it
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Old 11-21-2006, 10:35 AM   #3
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I've got an EMU sitting in my parts bin. Don't need this right now, and don't want to wire everything.

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yeah just downlaoded the instructions and it seems to be a major headache DIY wiring harness i'll pass.
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Old 11-21-2006, 11:19 AM   #5
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Yeah, and while it's more unique to have the tec2, it doesn't look like it's any more capable than the new model pnp $400-500 piggies.
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I doubt any $400-500 piggyback has anywhere near the capability of the TecII.
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yeah go look up crash4130 someodd on m.net to see what a tec II can do. 11.2 1/4 mile
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Yeah, or Mark, or a ton of other high-powered Miatae.
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Old 11-21-2006, 12:42 PM   #9
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I wonder how complete a kit this is? $500 seems like a bargain, but not if you have to try and purchase all the sensors, crank trigger wheel ... etc.
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Old 11-21-2006, 01:14 PM   #10
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It comes with the wheel. Call 'em up and see. As for sensors, I'm sure the GM stuff from Rockauto or GMpartsdirect will work fine. Probably less than 100 worth.

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I wonder how complete a kit this is? $500 seems like a bargain, but not if you have to try and purchase all the sensors, crank trigger wheel ... etc.
Jay, if that's a route your considering:
http://www.rocketrally.com/managed/m...subid-32.phtml
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Thanks for the link Ben. Bonus is they are Canadian!

I'm still thinking Megasquirt, but need someone to buy my EMB setup first.

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Anyone who passes on this with the trigger wheel (provided it is the miata specific one) is a fool! It's an awesome deal, sure it's not a TEC-IIIR but it's good enough to make serious power. Ask anyone who uses one and you'll be hard pressed to get them to let go of it. By the way, it uses CHEAP GM sensors... so don't worry much about the sensors.

The best thing about the TEC-II/III is the ignition system. There is no other reason that I can run 115+ MPH in the 1/4 mile ON PUMP GAS. It's the ignition, it's freaking unbelievable. Unlike any other system the TEC pushes over 9 amps through the coils. I used to run MSD-DIS's on the Haltech's just to get close to the performance that the TEC has. I could have gotten a Haltech for FREE, yet I purchased a TEC-III, maybe that will tell you something.

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TEC is bad ***. I put it in a turbo vr6 once. It makes insane #'s. If it comes with the trigger wheel, its worth it.
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Old 11-21-2006, 04:29 PM   #15
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Markp,
So are the maps from the TECIIIR backward compatible? Might be nice for someone to have a base map of say a CHINESE T3/T04E to tinker around with.

Probably need custom plug wires for this.

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yeah just downlaoded the instructions and it seems to be a major headache DIY wiring harness i'll pass.
Did you download generic instructions from technomotive or Miata specific ones?

Where?

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the electromotive site they are general basicallt it siad run wires for every sensor and set up all the parameters yourself.
http://www.electromotive-inc.com/manuals.html
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Its a great system, but I don't have the time and energy to hastle with it, same reason I decided not to use a measquirt this time around, the emanage will be suficient for my needs.

I hope someone who is very serious about going fast will pick it up and put it to good use.
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If it comes around again I'll probably snag it. Had a quick look at the install, and it doesn't look any more difficult than a MS, except for the trigger wheel.

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...and the trigger wheel is not difficult to install at all...
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