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Old 17 March 2013, 20:44   #1
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Hi all, looking for advice from one of the experts.

I've found this PPP ECU on Ebay for 249

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/190532265330

How straight forward / complicated would it be to get this fitted and working in my 2006 Hawk WRX?

I'm guessing not as simple as swapping them over?
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Old 17 March 2013, 20:53   #2
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If you're thinking if spending 250 on an ecu what I would suggest is to put that towards an open source remap on your own ecu for an extra 50 on top and this will be suited to your car with no compatibility issues as you would need to get your keys coded to the new ecu.

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Old 17 March 2013, 21:37   #3
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If you're thinking if spending 250 on an ecu what I would suggest is to put that towards an open source remap on your own ecu for an extra 50 on top and this will be suited to your car with no compatibility issues as you would need to get your keys coded to the new ecu.
That's a fair point, I never realised you could get a custom map for 300, I was looking into ECUTek by Andy Forrest @ 500+

I'm only after a stage one map, thought the PPP Ecu (which is a ECUTek map) may be a cheap and simple way to do it.
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ppp is more than just ecu, you'll need to find all the parts and will pay more than if you just had it mapped.

Personaly i wouldn't touch open source mapping for my car, prefer the support you get with ecutek, but thats up to you.
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That's a fair point, I never realised you could get a custom map for 300, I was looking into ECUTek by Andy Forrest @ 500+

I'm only after a stage one map, thought the PPP Ecu (which is a ECUTek map) may be a cheap and simple way to do it.
As above Gaz suggest Open source is cheaper option and will give you more bhp/torque and at the end will be cheaper option too

Not sure,but AndyF mapping too via Open Source or speak to RA Motorsport

http://www.ra-motorsport.co.uk/Home/...pping_services

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ppp is more than just ecu, you'll need to find all the parts and will pay more than if you just had it mapped.

Personaly i wouldn't touch open source mapping for my car, prefer the support you get with ecutek, but thats up to you.
Our wagon has been mapped via Open Source before,difference is only in tools which you are using and mostly is up to personal preference and price.

Support from EcuTek,really not sure,but rather I would buy aftermarket ECU like using the EcuTek


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Our wagon has been mapped via Open Source before,difference is only in tools which you are using and mostly is up to personal preference and price.

Support from EcuTek,really not sure,but rather I would buy aftermarket ECU like using the EcuTek


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tis a persoanl choice thing, bit like who you get to map it. price difference between after market and ecutek is way more than the difference between open source and ecutek.

you pays your money you makes your choice.
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Personaly i wouldn't touch open source mapping for my car, prefer the support you get with ecutek, but thats up to you.


you make it sound like open source comes from ebay or something

in my experience it is ALL down to who maps the car ........ not the software used to map it nor the base maps
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you make it sound like open source comes from ebay or something

in my experience it is ALL down to who maps the car ........ not the software used to map it nor the base maps
agree totaly

read into that as you will
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ppp is more than just ecu, you'll need to find all the parts and will pay more than if you just had it mapped.

Personaly i wouldn't touch open source mapping for my car, prefer the support you get with ecutek, but thats up to you.
I'm aware of that FYI it's a back box and a silicone y-pipe and that's all on the Hawk WRX PPP and I'd put money on it making little to no difference to the post map power whether you have these fitted or not, probably just a way for Prodrive to justify the 1500 cost lol

Now can anyone actually tell me what's involved in an ECU swap?

What's wrong with OS? It's not like an ECUTek map is some sort of Voodoo that nobody else can do except them, it's all altering the same parameters at the end of the day?

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I'm aware of that FYI it's a back box and a silicone y-pipe and that's all on the Hawk WRX PPP and I'd put money on it making little to no difference to the post map power whether you have these fitted or not, probably just a way for Prodrive to justify the 1500 cost lol

Now can anyone actually tell me what's involved in an ECU swap?

What's wrong with OS? It's not like an ECUTek map is some sort of Voodoo that nobody else can do except them, it's all altering the same parameters at the end of the day?
OS can be used by anyone who downloads the software, ecutek supply the software (also some of the OS is older versions of ecutek thats been hacked), also ecutek wont supply to everyone. Also ecutek provide support for the mappers.

wich route you go is up to you.
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Ecutek will supply anyone who has the cash...

Ultimately, the premium put me off getting the kit for Subarus and Mitsubishis, but they would've sold it to me gladly.
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