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Old 08-05-2011, 08:23 PM   #1
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I got a supercharged NB that I want to upgrade from my current piggy back set up. I am pretty new to tuning/stand alone. I am currently debating between ems and haltech. I was wondering if anyone have any tips/recommendation with regards to the ECU before I buy it. I am running factory sensors and I will be tuned by local tuners. Apart from the ecu, is there any other things that I need to buy, such as sensors, etc. And which version of haltech should I get?

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#1 rule when purchasing an aftermarket ECU is to ensure that you have access to a tuner that specialises in that particular ECU. It's no good buying the best ECU if you don't have anyone that knows how to tune it properly.

Regarding the Haltech ECU:
I believe the Platinum Sprint 500 is the new "Haltech ECU of choice" for MX5s. It comes with an inbuilt MAP sensor and Air + Coolant sensors you'll need.
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Haltech is good stuff, it is the only stadnalone I have experience with it and I find it extremely easy and simple to use.

Not trying to sell you, but if your interested i have an entire complete package haltech e6k for sale.
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Who has a Haltech wiring diagram that is for an NB and supports the NB alternator control and the NB crank trigger?
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Who has a Haltech wiring diagram that is for an NB and supports the NB alternator control and the NB crank trigger?
Can't be done, you need to retain your OEM ECU for that - there aren't many affordable standalone solutions for the NB :(
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Can't be done, you need to retain your OEM ECU for that - there aren't many affordable standalone solutions for the NB :(
Not true. The Sport 1000 and 2000 control the alternator beautifully. Anyone that needs Haltech information, feel free to contact me. We've done several NA and NB installs with various Haltech ECUs.
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#1 rule when purchasing an aftermarket ECU is to ensure that you have access to a tuner that specialises in that particular ECU. It's no good buying the best ECU if you don't have anyone that knows how to tune it properly.

Regarding the Haltech ECU:
I believe the Platinum Sprint 500 is the new "Haltech ECU of choice" for MX5s. It comes with an inbuilt MAP sensor and Air + Coolant sensors you'll need.
I am running a Sprint 500 on my 294whp Rotrex 1.6L. Working great so far, zero issues unlike my MS. And cheap. Software is really easy to use, great datalogging features and CAN capable for external dashes.

Bought it from Chris ^^^ good guy, good support. If you need one I recommend him.
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I got a supercharged NB that I want to upgrade from my current piggy back set up. I am pretty new to tuning/stand alone. I am currently debating between ems and haltech. I was wondering if anyone have any tips/recommendation with regards to the ECU before I buy it. I am running factory sensors and I will be tuned by local tuners. Apart from the ecu, is there any other things that I need to buy, such as sensors, etc. And which version of haltech should I get?

Thanks a lot.
The Sprint works well, but we typically recommend the Platinum Sport 1000 for FI Miata installs...just a bit more capable. Please PM me if you have any questions, we've done more than a few NA/NB Haltech installs and our tuner helped Pioneer the R35 GT-R system on his personal car so we are quite knowledgeable with them. From what I've seen the Psport1000 is by far the best ECU available for these cars...and still a good bit cheaper than the Hydra.

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Why do you recommend it over a sprint? I've been very happy with mine aside from the lack of idle control but I don't need it anyways.
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There is also the plug and play MS2 that I build, which costs less than half the price of the Haltech, and works perfectly on the NB. Full alternator control, sequential injection, VICS control, battery light, sequential ignition, electronic boost control, full A/C control, you name it.
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The Sprint works well, but we typically recommend the Platinum Sport 1000 for FI Miata installs...just a bit more capable. Please PM me if you have any questions, we've done more than a few NA/NB Haltech installs and our tuner helped Pioneer the R35 GT-R system on his personal car so we are quite knowledgeable with them. From what I've seen the Psport1000 is by far the best ECU available for these cars...and still a good bit cheaper than the Hydra.

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I would recommend a sprint 500 for most cases unless someone wants to do something it can't.

My sprint 500 controls the following.
Idle Air Controller
boost controller
seq fuel/ignition
meth water pump and solenoid
logging multiple temp sensors

Reverant I am not sure of prices but functionality of a p1000 /p2000 from haltech works perfectly as well on a NB.
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The ECU for the NB1 comes at $780 fully loaded (minus the EBC valve which is $50), and can be found for less than that in the group buys that I do once or twice per year.
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Is anybody who can help me???

I am using the haltech platinium sport 1000 on my mazda mx5 jdm 99-00 which i made it turbo. My tuner could not control the alternator so we used another alternator with the result to lose the smooth idling of the engine when the lights are on, aircondition on, use the window,,,,,, actually idle is too low,,
Would you please tell us how to tune it in order to use the original alternator?

Thanking you in advance,
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Not true. The Sport 1000 and 2000 control the alternator beautifully. Anyone that needs Haltech information, feel free to contact me. We've done several NA and NB installs with various Haltech ECUs.
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Have older Interceptor with .img files saved on my laptop but no software and no IT skills. Need to swap from the high power map to the low power one to better suit my standard brakes and tyres and lower level of driver ability on the track.
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System won't let me PM you so help appreciated with this:
Have older Interceptor with .img files saved on my laptop but no software and no IT skills. Need to swap from the high power map to the low power one to better suit my standard brakes and tyres and lower level of driver ability on the track.
Can you help?
Feel free to email me. [email protected]
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