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Old 05-30-2006, 08:28 AM
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how hard is it to tune a honda ecu yourself and could you do it if you know little about tuning i dont like the safc im trying to get away from it...i dont think many tuners live in the corn state (iowa)
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Old 05-30-2006, 10:35 AM
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It's not impossible... but it does take awhile to learn some of the concepts and techniques. You need your ECU chipped, extra chips, chip burner, wideband, datalogging cable, laptop and tuning software.

Another issue is the cost for all of that hardware/software necessary to tune. Chipping is always talked about as being "easy" and "cheap" but those are just words thrown around way too freely... Some days I wish I had never bought all of this ---- and just had someone tune it for me. I'm all about DIY, but sometimes it's more headache that I think it's worth.
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Old 05-30-2006, 11:08 AM
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i have more then half the stuff to tune myself and am ordering the rest pretty soon here.. but im more then likely going to have someone else tune it for me after break in

depending how far in iowa you live i hear theres a decent place or two in omaha, one in lincoln, and i've heard theres one in sioux city in iowa but i dont know
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Old 05-30-2006, 11:22 AM
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Chipped P28 - $150
Harness - $50
Datacable - $20
Wideband - $200
AND

(Burn1 - $85
OR
Ostrich - $175
Crome Pro - $150 )
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Old 05-30-2006, 12:02 PM
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well i knew all about getting the p28 chipped and obd2-1 conversion harness..ill be getting that from xenocron but i mean after that i thought you just needed a laptop with some softwear and a datalog cable and your good to go? i just didn't know if messing with the charts was hard or not hmm ill most likely have someone do it
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Old 05-30-2006, 12:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Shreik
Chipped P28 - $150
Harness - $50
Datacable - $20
Wideband - $200
AND

(Burn1 - $85
OR
Ostrich - $175
Crome Pro - $150 )
looks like I'm going to find somebody to tune for me, I just hope I'll know if they know what they're doing.
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Old 05-30-2006, 01:11 PM
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Originally Posted by nikolass
well i knew all about getting the p28 chipped and obd2-1 conversion harness..ill be getting that from xenocron but i mean after that i thought you just needed a laptop with some softwear and a datalog cable and your good to go? i just didn't know if messing with the charts was hard or not hmm ill most likely have someone do it
how do u plan on getting correct AFR's from your ECU? (Wideband $200)
And how do u plan on getting your new tables onto your ECU? (Burn1 $85 or Ostrich $175)
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Old 05-30-2006, 01:12 PM
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You could get a Willem for $40 or so... but it sucks burning chips over and over. :1
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Old 05-30-2006, 01:14 PM
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You could get a Willem for $40 or so... but it sucks burning chips over and over. :1
I've read nothing but bad things about Willems burners.

And yes, that would suck, that's y i bought an ostrich. Now I just gotta remember to get the Serial-ID off my laptop one day so I can buy Crome Pro.
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Old 05-30-2006, 07:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Shreik
I've read nothing but bad things about Willems burners.

And yes, that would suck, that's y i bought an ostrich. Now I just gotta remember to get the Serial-ID off my laptop one day so I can buy Crome Pro.
Well read this about "Willems burners".

I`ve own a willems dual power eprom programmer for 2 years now. I have had NO trouble whatsoever burning Amtel chips. Yeah there is no case for this thing and you have to have half a brain when you set the jumpers - use the same eeproms...set it and forget it . But if you know how to read and know what you are doing they work fine. People who rip on willem burners have no idea what they are doing.
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