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Old 08-05-2018, 01:05 PM
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I am in the market for a standalone. I have narrowed my search to these two; however, I was wondering if anyone has had any experience with both units. If so which would you recommend?
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what car and what setup will you run?
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Lol.

ms.

every last time.

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Originally Posted by lsdlsd88 View Post
what car and what setup will you run?
Why would that matter? The answer is Megasquirt.
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Could I ask why specifically?
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Anyone doing a miata build in modern times should just go MS.

The only people who have an excuse for running a non MS ecu are the people who built their cars like 20 years ago when MS wasn't a thing yet.
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Why though why is it better?!?!?!
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Two main reasons:
1) MS is good and has been good for a long time
2) MS is widely adopted and there's tons of info about making it work. If you have questions, you can just google up answers or start a thread here and get an answer in 10 minutes.

Almost no one has any experience with ME221 because it's mediocre even by the standards of 20 years ago, it's expensive and it's sold by only one vendor.

Also, pretty much every ECU that isn't the MS is going to have a very thin knowledge base. I only use a non-MS ecu because I went turbo in the early 2000s and my original setup still works and I know it well. So I can't be bothered spending a few months and over a thousand bucks switching to a new ECU and new sensors. But if you're starting off from scratch it's retarded not to go MS.
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ME221 is a trash product sold by trash people. It's not even a contest.
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Originally Posted by sixshooter View Post
Why would that matter? The answer is Megasquirt.
just because if it's a 1.6 the choice of pnp ecu is wider and there might be something that fits his needs/budget
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There is a Megasquirt that PNPs on 1.6 cars, you are correct.
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I meant something ELSE other than the 2 he was asking about.
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Y tho?
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Originally Posted by lsdlsd88 View Post
I meant something ELSE other than the 2 he was asking about.
AND it's not trash?
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Some people like the challenge of making trash work ALMOST like the half decent stuff.
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those people are called masochists
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To those people i ask: Who hurt you?
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Originally Posted by 18psi View Post
those people are called masochists
and deserve respect like everyone else.
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It’s always exciting when I see a thread title here and think “awesome! this is going to be a complete **** show.”
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OP read this: https://www.miataturbo.net/hydra-58/...p-hydra-91029/

Good thread. Good times.
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