I need an ECU for my MX-6 soon and my friend told me that he heard that there may be one specifically for Mazda's(kinda like Honda has the the Hondata.) But I haven't heard anything else about it and we haven't been able to find anything online. If anybody knows if there's such a thing let me know.
What exactly are you after, A new standalone ECU to control what your stock ECU cannot, a piggyback chip to be able to tune for your modifications you have done, or a replacement Stock ECU becuase yours is broken?
If you are after a standalone, look at Megasquirt or more popular, Haltech, Microtech units etc.
Piggy back, not sure about brands you fellas have in the States but ive never heard of one particulary for Mazdas. Look at Greddy Emanage etc
Also, why do you need an ECU, someone may be able to help you more if you include what you have changed that requires a new ECU.
I need a piggyback for the modifications that I'm doing to my car. Right now nothing's really modified. What I've done though is ordered the V6 2.5L KLZE engine for my car and I'm doing all custom internals for it before I drop it in to the car.(right now I have the 4-cylinder engine in it.) I'm pretty much upgrading the whole car.
Have you talked to a mechanic about doing the swap? It is a fairly differnent engine , pretty much everything is different. Most would say you are better off geting a v6 mx-6 that has a blown motor and repalacing that with the ZE. The I4 to v6 swap has been done before though so if your Mx-6 is in very good nick then it is possible.
For something that is such a big job such as all internal work, you would probably be much better off with a Full standalone ECU. Leave you open in future for boost etc, and you can get a Megasquirt installed and tuned for same price as the average Piggyback. Not sure about in the States but in Aussie you are looking at least $600 US for chip then + instalation + tuning. MS can be had for a bit cheaper, and is a much better platform to start on . (its what im using even though there arent many shops that have experiance with them here, still too good value to pass up.)
Sorry man no such thing. U may be able to find someone that tunes stuff around ur home but not a company that will do it for you. Also, hondata is not a piggyback its a reflash. And they also have hondata k-pro which allows you to tune it urself with software. Also, I recommend looking into some sort of tunning like greddy emanage, aem plug and play, or phantom ems. Look for mazda specialists.
I realised that ordering parts to make your DE into a ZE is more expensive than just buying a ZE. If you are going forged internals anyway though you will be changing everything that the ZE offers. Except IM which was discussed though im not sure about the head (if you can go better than ZE head that is without going too far).
The brands Boyzero just mentioned are all good piggybacks, but for the plans you have for the car you will NEED a full standalone to get most out of it. Megasquirt is good because it comes with a basemap to get you going and a shop can just fine tune from there. Alot cheaper than getting say a Haltech unit and starting from scratch.
And again, leaves you open in the future for boost/spray etc.
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