Whats the better ECU choice for a 500+rwhp Z32?

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  1. JamesZX

    JamesZX POZEST

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    At the moment with my current VG30DETT build the ECU that I was going to use was a MicroTech LT series (which I know alot of rotaries use). I'm not sure what the better of the ECUs are. I'm not that great with electrical stuff and was hoping to get pointed into the right direction. I'm not sure how MicroTech stands against other ECUs such as i.e Haltech etc.

    So, what are you higher horsepower guys using? if using aftermarket ECUs.
     
  2. a2zed

    a2zed Guest

    The question isn't which is a better ecu, but more so, who in your area can tune a particular aftermarket ecu and has a strong reputation? The best ecu can be made look very bad by someone who doesn't know what they are doing with it.

    I like the Haltech's, great value for money and alot of support.
     
  3. WazTTed

    WazTTed Grease Monkey

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    haltech , microtech, then nistune.. then piggy backs
     
  4. daves

    daves New Member

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    I would say the one that your tuner is most comfortable with.

    None of the 3 different tuners in my immediate area seem to be able to get acceptible results with a microtech.

    Personaly I will be going with either Haltech or Autronic for my build at similar power levels.
     
  5. Timbo_21

    Timbo_21 Timbo

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    Id recommend Nistune. You can change everything and as far as i know it supports up to 1000cc injectors.There's no rewiring, just gotta chip the ecu and off you go. Only down side is there is no traction control or boost control yet. It is being worked on though.

    For the price, you cant go wrong.
     
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    CHILI Indestructable Target

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    That says more about the three tuners(?)in your area, than it does about the MicroTech.

    My LTX-12S has been running faultlessly for the past 6 years(without O2's or an AFM).:zlove:
     
  7. WazTTed

    WazTTed Grease Monkey

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    microtech for the win. also include staged launch control ;) revlimiters. rev cuts,

    im running a micro on my zed... its brilliant :D plus you have a huge choice of tuners
     
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  8. Kanzen

    Kanzen MUDA DA!

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    Wait, no boost control for Nistune?....If Im not mistaken, isnt that a core component to obtaining high HP turbo engines? lol, brother & I were looking into Nistune due to its price and great list of features without much modification, but after reading that, might have a look into Haltech, know a few people running Haltechs on inline 6s and get great results....

    Youre in WA, Im pretty sure Tom @ PZP can tune Nistune, best bet may be having a talk to him for advice.
     
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  9. WazTTed

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    haltech is the ducks nuts. your looking at 2500 new tho !!! if you have the coin its worth it...

    a ebc is only 300 bucks these days:D
     
  10. Chrispy

    Chrispy Pretentious Upstart

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    Lol, use a boost controller to control boost :p You're only chassing 500hp, Nistune will do that easily and cheaply.
     
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    Kanzen MUDA DA!

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    ...I knew that lol, sorry man having a hectic day at work, wasnt thinking.
    Though I guess with a reasonbly decent priced controller with Nistune sounds like the right way to go about it, but again, depends on how deep your pockets are, JamesZX
     
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  12. WazTTed

    WazTTed Grease Monkey

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    better question james.. when is your engine going to be built
     
  13. JamesZX

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    soon enough scrote master;)
     
  14. WazTTed

    WazTTed Grease Monkey

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    lol WHEN ??? soon was 3 years ago
     
  15. lurker_nz

    lurker_nz New Member

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    There is only one perfect tune for your car ..and that is one developed by a skilled tuner with YOUR car on a dyno. Everything else is just guesswork and copies of copies of copies of the countless bin files found with a simple goggle search
     
  16. yellow300zx

    yellow300zx Pimpin Ain't Easy

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    Go Nistune
     
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    traction control is for sissies :p
     
  18. JamesZX

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    2 years....:D
     
  19. WazTTed

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    lol get it done ya slacker ... it takes a day to assemble a engine :D:D:D

    takes a day to install and hook everything up.... why its taking you so long is beyond me.. seriously
     
  20. Timbo_21

    Timbo_21 Timbo

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    Motovation is a killer...It took me 4 weekends to pull my motor old, build the other one and put it back in. Halfway through i was losing interest but i kinda needed to get it back together..haha. Always helps to think about the end result.
    Its good to know that you done something yourself which firstly works and secondly, you know what went into it.
     

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