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Should I begin tuning?

Old 03-06-2007, 12:24 PM
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Default Should I begin tuning?

To the tuning gurus:

I have a wideband (plx 300), a chipped ecu, a STS and atmel chip (the atmel may be dead) and a pocket programmer to burn the chips. I also just got a nokia DKU-5 data logging cable in the mail. I plan to use turboEdit to modify the bins, ecu control 5 for datalogging, and this is on a 1989 g1teg with the d16a1.

My original plan was to wait until I could afford an emulator of some sort to begin tuning since Iím a total n00b...but when I was thinking about all the parts I slowly gathered, I realized I may have enough to start right now.

What do you guys think? Since I have a lot to learn, I figured to wait until I got the emulator to make the learning process easier, and to keep my engine in once piece. However, since I have the data logging cable, I was wondering if waiting for the emulator really gonna make a difference in how much easier I can tune the car? I understand I wonít need to burn any chips until I get the final map completed, but Iím getting antsy.

Let me know what you guys think, thanx.
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Old 03-06-2007, 01:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Dmc1
I say get started as soon as possible because at first it took me about a week to get used to how my laptop connected how ports like to work and how my software liked to connect. Like in crome if you open the program then connect to burn1 make some changes and for some reason unplugg the usb plug you have to close crome and reopen it or it won't be able to reconnect to the burner.

Just dumb things like that that you have to get used to.
good advice. I think I will get started asap.
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