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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-03-04, 12:01 AM Thread Starter
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Standard Looking Aftermarket Computers.

Does anyone know if there is available a standard looking replacement ecu for ford au 6.The unichip and chiptorque systems both appear to be a worth while mod.However I really beleive that they would sell more if they were enclosed in a stock looking case..as people are put off by insurance issues. If they offered this then id really be looking at it because the stock ecu is big weak link in our cars.What do you guys think?

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Re: Standard Looking Aftermarket Computers.

I know Autronic do replacement ECU's for some cars. These ultilise the standard sensors etc and are put in original casing... Not sure if they do any Ford ECU's though... a while ago they only had ones for the likes of the EVO Lancers.

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Re: Standard Looking Aftermarket Computers.

The Chiptorque chip is the more subtle of the 2. It fits into the Std ECU box and really isnt that noticable.


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Re: Standard Looking Aftermarket Computers.

I noticed chiptorque sell their chips for 595 dollars.I have good car installation knowledge ,do we just plug it in?
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I noticed chiptorque sell their chips for 595 dollars.I have good car installation knowledge ,do we just plug it in?
No, theres a little more to it than that. Once its installed though its easy enough to take it out and put it back in. Just needs to be installed correctly first time.


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Re: Standard Looking Aftermarket Computers.

I'de say if you get a chip it can be installed where you cant notice it

Both the XEDE and Unichip can be put inside the car where it can be unseen, yet easily be accessed by a tuner for future tune-ups if nesessary, i'm sure a lot of the other chips are the same

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Re: Standard Looking Aftermarket Computers.

preprogrammed chiptorques are dead easy. Just send the specs of your car to them and they send you a chip back. The program wont be perfect but it is pretty dam good. Installation and removal is easy as well. You just need to unclip the plastic panel by the passengers seat, remove the computer with a screwdriver, unscrew the loom with a 10mm socket, unclip the black plastic cover on the bottom of the computer, clean the contacts and push the chiptorque in. It takes about 5 minutes to put it in or take it out. The only thing you could screw up is the cleaning of the contacts.

You cant see most computers when they are installed and most can be taken out without to much trouble.
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Re: Standard Looking Aftermarket Computers.

I planning to build a Megasquirt in a standard EEC-IV case. Got the kit, just need the time to start soldering....

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