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Old 14-11-2017, 10:24 PM   #61
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Old 15-11-2017, 01:13 PM   #62
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Hi,

Im really excited to see your B16 in there cause I have a first gen B16 with no mods Im looking to put in.

Im wondering if you know the pros and cons of using the minitec chipped ECUs? Would that not negate going to the Dyno and tuning? Im going to buy the B series wiring harness but dont know if I should get the ECU as well for the B16.

Thanks and your project is very inspiring. Cant believe your rolling at 200kph
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Old 15-11-2017, 02:43 PM   #63
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Hi,

Im really excited to see your B16 in there cause I have a first gen B16 with no mods Im looking to put in.

Im wondering if you know the pros and cons of using the minitec chipped ECUs? Would that not negate going to the Dyno and tuning? Im going to buy the B series wiring harness but dont know if I should get the ECU as well for the B16.

Thanks and your project is very inspiring. Cant believe your rolling at 200kph
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Hi there!

A chipped ECU is just a preparation of the ECU to allow a user to modify (read and write) the fuel tables, timing, various settings, sensors etc.
When you start to "butcher" your wiring (and/or use another loom for this conversion) you will most likely need a chipped ECU to set up the ecu to not throw a CEL.
To chip a Honda ECU is very easy with something like this LINK

Then you choose your tuning software and the appropriate hardware to "burn" a chip.
Cheapest I believe is CROME. Requires some DIY to get started.
Then there are more elegant solution like Neptune and Hondata. These require their own board in your ECU but connect with USB have a more refined UI etc..

As for Minitec's ECU, I find them extremely overpriced..you can get a "chipped ready" ECU like this

Or for a little more money upgrade to Neptune LINK

In any case, I suggest a chipped ECU right from the start because with the custom intakes, headers etc that our projects require, a tune is always welcome to keep your fuel/timing optimal. A chipped ECU does not mean you will not need a tune, it means that you will be able to tune when you need to.

I started with CROME. I now have Neptune for various reasons.

Happy to help for anything more!

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Old 15-11-2017, 08:34 PM   #64
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thanks so much for these options and the study.

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Old 15-11-2017, 10:08 PM   #65
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I was going to keep my stock ECU in my mini build until i got it running. Then saw for the chipped one later on...my line of thinking was that the motor ran with the stock ECU and i want to keep the changes minimal until it is running and working properly before i start changing things.
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Old 03-01-2018, 03:38 PM   #67
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Alright, I'm picking those 12's today after work (12x5 ET28 ). They need painting and tires. Not sure if I should go with A539 or A048..I would like the semi but also want the taller profile of the A539..

After sorting the wheels and tracking, I'll change the arches since it looks silly now and most likely it will need drilling new holes and patching the old ones..



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