Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Twin Cities, Minneapolis
Haltech vs Pro-M vs Holley
Haltech vs Pro-M vs Holley
I have been waiting for the Haltech Elite to come out. Still not sure when the release date will be, but it is either soon or perhaps itís out already.
While waiting for the unit to come out, I have been reading EMS systems and hope Iím thinking correctly.
I want a simple system, with minimal hassle so MS is out for me. Sounds like some have great success, but I forecast it is more of an animal than I wish to wrestle with.
So I guess Iím trying to target the big 3 listed previous. Haltech, Pro-M, Holley.
1993 stock block 347
On3 with Precision Billet 7675cea turbo
BBRC fuel system
96# low z injectors
SCT slot style MAF
IAT/ACT wired into the slot MAF (I think it works, but have to double check, still getting a code thrown)
SCT chip on the Cobra ECU (3mz??)
Iím building the associated parts around the car to high HP first, then Iíll drop in a 363 Dart. The 8.2Ē stock block is only a place holder to get things straightened out first, in the case I accidently hurt the motor.
Street car, never getting a cage
A/c with full accessories stock K-member
HP goal of 800+ with a target value of 12-1,500
I would measure the build successful at 801 RWHP
Has to be E-85
I was reading that Haltech has an E-85 ethanol level sensor. Which intrigued me as all I want to do is pull up to the E-85 pump and pump gas with the computer doing all the necessary adjustments based on E-70 up to E-90 on kill mode.
All I want to do is turn the key and drive to the grocery store. Maybe one time a year hit the drag strip, but 99.5% of the time it will be all part throttle just driving to work and back.
Started reading the threads on the Pro-M stuff, and thought that may be a choice I should take another look at? I also read that the new Holley stuff is looking real promising. My hang up on Holley is Iím not really looking to rewire my car either. I can Ohm out the pins at the computer to the Salt-N-Pepperís, then to the end terminals, that part is OK. Just to verify the 20 year old wires are up to the challenge.
I guess Iím leaning towards the Haltech still when the Elite box comes out. Unless someone here can help sway me in another direction. Although there are only so many months in Minnesota we get to drive our toy cars around and I am getting a little sick of waiting for the latest & greatest Haltech box to be released.
Sorry for the long rant, if anyone can reassure me in my thinking, that would be great. Or if you can find a flaw in my thinking, I would appreciate a heads up before I plop down a large amount of cash on a ECU that is not going to work for my goals.
I have no local shops to my knowledge that have a good understanding of any of the choices. Most likely I will be on my own for tuning after the vendor supplied base tune.
1993 Teal Cobra #2531 1 of 452, 347, Precision 7675, The entire kitchen sink....maybe 2 kitchen sinks at this point!