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daveyboy 02-29-2012 10:31 PM

"Piggy Back ECU"
 
Has any body had any exsperiance with this or this

sleepyboy 02-29-2012 10:35 PM

Just buy a SCT flasher w/ a tune from one of out tuners or if you really want to do it yourself then get the pro racer package from SCT. I just couldn't see myself spending that much money just to "piggy back" when there are much better available options out there.

daveyboy 02-29-2012 11:06 PM

sorry I should have sopecified that this isnt for a focus...I am looking at it for my other car which there is no tune for

sleepyboy 02-29-2012 11:43 PM

Oh, well thats different. There are no tuners for the Mazda3?

daveyboy 03-01-2012 12:25 AM

not yet, and from what I understand there are no plans for them

iminhell 03-01-2012 01:40 AM

No matter what, I would never ever go piggy-back.
The purpose of a PB is to keep the factory ECU doing all the gauges, lights OBD2 stuff and non-major engine controls.
Well IMO, if you're to the point where you need a tune that bad, then man up and go standalone. It's not much more money and it'll open plenty doors the PB can't.


I found this rather quickly --> http://tunertools.com/proddetail.asp?prod=HYP-62003
No clue on how well it works.

Also I'm kinda curious if the Focus duratec stuff could tune an early 3?

sleepyboy 03-01-2012 02:02 AM

You figure there would be more options out there than that for the Mazda3. How do they turbo them (seen enough youtube vids lol)? Surely there is some option out there.

daveyboy 03-01-2012 09:26 AM

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Originally Posted by iminhell (Post 4035307)
I found this rather quickly --> http://tunertools.com/proddetail.asp?prod=HYP-62003
No clue on how well it works.

Also I'm kinda curious if the Focus duratec stuff could tune an early 3?

I have looked into the hypertech tuner, a couple of issues. First they donet make it for wy car(mine is a 2.0L) and secound nothe of the features that I would need to change are adjustable and that being the case I could not use it since they always add timing and timing and Nitrous are not friends.
I bookmarked that page so I could read about all the othe stuff they had there...Thanks for that
Not sure about focus tune being compatable or not.
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Originally Posted by sleepyboy (Post 4035312)
You figure there would be more options out there than that for the Mazda3. How do they turbo them (seen enough youtube vids lol)? Surely there is some option out there.

Most of the turbo'ed cars that I have seen were all 2.3L cars, and from what I understand the kits come with a piggy back or some sort of stand alone...I will have to revisit this again I guess cause I dont remember for sure.


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