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ECU upgrades?

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by ETaco23, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. Mar 2, 2008 at 2:34 PM
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    ETaco23

    ETaco23 [OP] Marshall offroad Fabrication

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    Hi, I was wondering If anyone has done a ECU upgrade on there tacoma. Is there a good power increase? and do Dealers do them? Will it give me better or worse gas mileage? Thanks for any responses.
     
  2. Mar 2, 2008 at 5:53 PM
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    Spyder327

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    There's not really "upgraded" ECU's available, but there are several piggybacks available that can plug into the ECU and give you control over fuel and timing.
     
  3. Mar 2, 2008 at 8:04 PM
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    ETaco23

    ETaco23 [OP] Marshall offroad Fabrication

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    I see... Do you know of any good products?
     
  4. Mar 2, 2008 at 10:33 PM
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    Spyder327

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    What are you looking to control/alter with the piggyback?
     
  5. Mar 2, 2008 at 10:38 PM
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    lsocoee

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  6. Mar 3, 2008 at 7:55 PM
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    ETaco23

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    I was thinking about the feul/air timing, better response, hp, ect. Because I got the bigger tires and lift. But I've looked at some, and they say that they cant be used with supercharged engines, and I defeanantly want a supercharger. :D
     
  7. Mar 3, 2008 at 8:01 PM
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    utixrunner

    utixrunner I <3 Boost

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    talk with URD, they should have everything you are looking for
     
  8. Mar 12, 2008 at 10:24 AM
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    Dutch

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    I talked with the tech at Unichip. The one they sell for the 05+ Tacomas will not support a boosted engine. The chip must be purchased from a Unichip Installation dealer and reconfigured. I called 2 in the state where I live and cost is $1,600.00. Ouch........however, one dealer said he had already installed one on a TRD S/C FJ and had 10% gain beyond the already boosted engine. I think I would have to see it in person to believe it. Anyone else had any experience? I have not tried URD yet, but too many other projects in the way and I have already gone a little extreme on the engine. Not sure I want to try anything else.
     
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