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Old 01-31-2009, 01:41 PM
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What tuning chips are avaliable for the P14 ecm, If the are any?

I found one on ebay with his users rating of 98.9 over a 1 year period.

"mugan power" rev.lmt. 8500rpm @ www.win-fab.com.

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if you wanna spin bearings and rebuild the bottom end....then thats a good idea to buy it and pay someone to install it into your ECU with HOPES that it'll work, and not put the ECU into limp home mode. I spun a bearing in my old h23a1 revving it to 6800 rpm...

There aren't any chips that you can put in the ECU without de-soddering the contact points inside on the big printed circuit boards.
BTW "MUGEN" is spelled wrong

Why not get a chipped ECU, and just get your car tuned?
Its a crap shoot weather that chips gonna work when you get it, and if it does, you can only hope when you go WOT it doesn't blow the engine because of the tune on it.
If it takes you longer than 16 seconds to get to 90mph...it really wouldn't be worth it.
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Good point. Thanks.

"Why not get a chipped ECU, and just get your car tuned?"
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Could you or someone point me into the right direction as the first step to do this?

I guess I need to get my car to perform like a stock prelude should run anyways before I start moding the computer.

God, this sucks!
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Please, for the sake of yourself and Prelude enthusiasts everywhere, stay away from "chips" of any sort. There's a reason they're so cheap...and once again...you get what you pay for.
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Please, for the sake of yourself and Prelude enthusiasts everywhere, stay away from "chips" of any sort. There's a reason they're so cheap...and once again...you get what you pay for.
well the main reason they're so cheap, is because the actual 28-pin EEPROM chips cost just a couple dollars each.... And if you buy alot, they're even cheaper.

The real problem is, you have no idea what kind of "tune" is actually burned onto the chip. On top of that, if you don't have a socketed ECU, the stock ecu would have to de-soldered to remove the existing chip, then resoldered to install a new chip in its place.

Every motor is different than the next, so a tune that made say 190whp on one car, may only make 175whp on another car. Every engine likes what it likes, and it may not necessarily be the same tune.
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The real problem is, you have no idea what kind of "tune" is actually burned onto the chip.
Thus....they're really cheap. That's the point I was trying to make.

The fact that the rev limit is set at 8500 on that super-duper "Mugan" chip makes me chuckle.
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