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LEXUS Goes HMT best way for OBD2 Toyota?

Old 10-20-2008, 05:35 AM
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whats the fastest way to tune an Obd2 ecu from Yota?
its for an
2liter 1g-fe engine
Inline 6
Coilpacks
VVTI

Piggy backs? (I hate them)
MS II (megasquirt FTW)
Reflashing? (is this even possibel with Toyota??)

begging for info
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Old 10-20-2008, 10:47 AM
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Most of the St00pra guys run a MAP-ECU II. An AEM FIC is a very flexible piggyback you might want to look into, as well.

I'm a big fan of running a standalone and setting your vehicle back to stock once a year for emissions. You can leave most of the turbo stuff on, but have to go back to stock injectors/ECU/MAF and not boost on it long enough to set readiness codes.
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Old 10-20-2008, 02:16 PM
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Map-Ecu is too expensive

do you know if MS work with VVTI?
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Old 10-20-2008, 02:24 PM
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MS is fail and will continue to fail until further notice. It's seriously not worth the money for how much ---- you're going to have to get into to learn everything that you're going to need to run it.

If you want to get into that sort of thing and build your own ecu, it's a fun project in it's self, but if you just want to drive a boosted car do yourself a favor and just buy a stand alone.
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Old 10-20-2008, 02:41 PM
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why is MS a FAIL?

ive never heared anything about + its a standalone

what did the usual HMT user buy to boost his lexus??

iam not tray to be a nig nog but my budget is very tight at moment, so i look for a good cheap way

just the HMT-way
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Old 10-20-2008, 03:12 PM
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Used Honda AEM go for $500 or less if you keep your eyes open, then you wire it in. Be a good egg and don't get an early 1000 or 1001 box, etc, as they don't have enough coil drivers.

There are a lot of hidden costs with MS, and it is lacking in several respects.
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Old 10-20-2008, 09:20 PM
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ms is for people who are 'omg revolution!'

see also, vw drivers
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Old 10-21-2008, 06:58 AM
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whats against a good revolution??

Ive never heard anything bad about MS and theyre support is awesome. They reply every email and answer every question not like the ****** from AEM

Ive heard horror storys about the Emanage blue
and the upgradet versions i simply cannot afford, since the taxes,fuelprices and cost rise overall cause we give your country about 600Billion for free :1

Did anyone heard about the VEMS system?
http://www.vems.co.uk/

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Old 10-21-2008, 07:43 AM
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AEM was always supposed to be supported by the userbase. Frankly, every problem I have ever had with one I found the answer searching in their forums.

MS has issues with distributor cars, I am still having problems with a friend's Mustang despite every question being "answered"
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Old 10-22-2008, 12:34 AM
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I thought my MS assembly was pretty easy. I read the directions on the board assembly for a day or two then said ---- it and soldered everything in place because it's clearly labeled. The wiring harness was easy as ---- too, all you have to do is buy the DIYAutotune.com harness and match up colors, solder, shrinkwrap. Then I ran a all my power from fusible power blocks. I had to fabricate my own crank position sensor bracket for my 60-2 wheel, that took like tries to get right. The software can be pretty intimidating at first but it's all relevant to other EMS. I've gotten great support at msefi.com and msextra.com.

I didn't know much about MS at all, I just read that all the BMW guys use it. Sure I had my share of problems but no standalone EMS is just going to wire itself in and set itself up. I love doing electrical stuff. I do it all day at work, on Hondas go figure. So if your electrical saavy, patient, and good at trouble shooting.. I think it's totally worth it.

The MS software is bad *** I think, along with all the other ---- people have put out like tuner studio, megalogviewer, esay therm, and other ---- make the whole process a lot easier.

But if price is an issue, I dunno what to tell you. After everything, solder, wire lugs, shrinkwrap, sensors, all that bullshit, it's costed me about 600$. And it takes time.. It took me about a month and a half, working on it Saturday and Wednesday afternoons.


And VEMS is by Bowling and Grippo, or it uses the same processors.. It's supposedly 2x the quality and has a lot more features and costs like 700$.
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