What is the best standalone for single turbo 1UZ?

The 1UZFE EGR Delete Kit is available for sale here.

KingSC

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Best bang for the buck? I understand Motec M880 / M800 is one of the best, but the price is pretty steep. So what's a cheaper standalone that can manage the 1UZ well and offer traction?

Thanks!
 

gloverman

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We see Jap spec Cars and some of them come out with a Dash that has Written warnings and a system check on it. I wasnt sure if the American spec car had the same thing.
There was another member that was selling a possible option here
http://www.lextreme.com/forums/showthread.php?t=16071&highlight=aem

Doesnt the SC have a separate ECM for the traction control with 5 comm lines between the factory ECU and traction control?

Another option I would be looking at is the LINK plug in for supra with the 40 40 40 pins. They are basically a link Xtreme as a plug in. I would be swapping around the pins to suit the SC. Link being local ( and im a dealer) is good for me but it may not suit you unless you have a local helpful dealer.

And why do you want traction control?
 

KingSC

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I'll keep the AEM on my watch list, but I was kind of hoping to buy a complete set with the harness, etc.

I'd like traction to decrease wheel spin. I'm not sure if the stock ECM can deal with 500hp.
 

BlackUZZ31

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look for a used motec would be my suggestion, the data logging is invaluable, the traction control works VERY well and the ecu itself is very well supported, an M400 will run a 1UZ in batched injection (same as stock ecu) and still allow you to go coil on plug and get rid of the distributors.

for a "NEW" ecu i think your only option would be the wolf and thats at least a plug-in option.
 

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cribbj

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the problem with Motec is after you pay $3k for the ECU, then you need to pay for data logging, wideband, advanced functions a $3k ECU ends up costing over $5k.

the EMS 8860 is another fantastic standalone ECU, we have been running our TT 1UZ on it for over 5 years. it doesn't have traction control, that's why God gave us 2 feet :p http://www.emsefi.com/emsefi/index.php/engine-management-systems/motorsport-8860?showall=&start=1

Same ECU is marketed on this side of the pond as the 034 EFI ECU, and Redline Weber also sell them as their 422 and 882 ECU's.

Never did get the full story how this ECU came to be; only that three really smart guys got together and developed it, and decided to sell it in different parts of the world. Obviously two of them must be in the US and the third guy in Oz?
 

cribbj

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King, one thing you may be missing is that the ECU you pick doesn't matter nearly as much as the tuner you pick.

A great tuner can make some pretty mediocre ECU's look good, but a poor tuner won't be able to do anything with even a great ECU.

Pick your tuner first, then go with the ECU that he recommends and specialises in. If for some reason he likes an ECU that you don't, find out why, and if you're still not comfortable, find another tuner.

Many guys who call themselves "tuners" can talk the talk but they really can't walk the walk. You're heading into dangerous territory with standalones & tuners, so be forewarned......
 

JustenGT8

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Great advice John, find a tuner with a know good reputation andn proven results...not "a mate of a mate heard....".

then talk to him about what ECUs he is comfortable tuning and what he thinks of their use on your application...then you choose from the range provided.

Autronic, Vipec and Haltech offer great ECUs (Motec is track only IMHO) and most good tuners will be very familiar with at least one of these three.
 

FoPar

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cribbj, the EMS is all designed and done here in Australia. i know they have been contacted by other companies to have them re-brand their ECU's, if they say no, it's then not hard for a company to buy one and then just copy it.

finding a good tuner is very important and getting an ECU they know how to use very well is a benefit, you will find most good tuners aren't stupid and alot of the tuning software is very easy to use these days.
 
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