Originally Posted by Michael Plummer
Curious as to why you feel this system made sense. It was stated above that the learning curve is immense and I thought you were looking for something that was going to be easier to learn and use, based on your comment "I'm 100% clueless when it comes to tuning". I look forward to reading about your progress and wish you good luck.
Because i have talked to numerous people that stated the megasquirt was a much easier system to learn than a quarterhorse. I want to slowly learn and in time be able to tune my own vehicle (Most likely have someone who knows what they are doing tune it the first time). Also i never stated i wanted something easy to use, and never said i wasnt willing to learn. I just said at this point in time i have no idea how to tune a car with any of these systems. But my #1 goal is to learn over time.
I felt as though a megasquirt stand alone is much more capable than the stock ford ecu at higher hp levels and obviously has much more to offer as far as the capabilities it has.
So i could have had it dyno tuned for about $700 now with the stock ford ecu, then later down the road when i build my boost engine i would have had to go with a standalone then which would have been another $700 at that time, then have it dyno tuned again with the new system for another $700. Doing it that way it would have cost me $2100 in the long run over time.
This way i will now have a standalone system to begin with for $700 (Actually only spent $400 on it after selling my ecu + maf) and can have it dyno tuned for another $700 and be done with it for right now, and slowly over time mess with it and begin to tune things myself. Total being only $1400 in the long run this way. If any of this makes sense..
I hadn't seen that one before. Looks like he's taken a Megasquirt 3.0 ECU with his own daughterboard. Cool idea. I've considered doing something similar to build a plug & play ems for my daily driver. Too many other projects to tackle that one at the time but nice to see other people doing cool stuff like that!
Just curious: What does the PiMP offer that the DIYAutoTune PNP EMS not offer?
Keep us posted on how it works out. The Megasquirt community has really grown.
Well you can get the MS2pnp for $650 or something like that, but as far as i know it doesnt have any "extra" capabilities, where as the PiMP for $50 more comes with the fully licensed version of VE and then these capabilities:
-Ignition Spark Control
-Electronic Boost Control
-Rev Limiter Control
-Launch Control (2-Step)
-Flat-Shift (Maintains boost between shifts)
-Two Stage Cooling Fan Control
-Supports Low Impedance 4 Cyl Injector Control
-Supports High Impedance Injector Control
-4 Bar (44psi) Internal Map Sensor
-DB-25 Internal Expansion Connector
-and many other features and capabilities...
I just felt like it was a better system for me right now. (Not trying to say diy stuff is bad or take away from it in anyway!!)