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    Default So many options to choose from. MS3? Haltech? AEM? Something else?

    With all the changes from when some of the more beneficial threads about standalones were posted and now, alot has changed in the market and technology. Once I had my heart set on a system someone comes and gives me some possibly biased information that sways my mind away from my original idea. With that said i want to know what would be the best option for me and what i want to do with my car. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE give a reasonable argument or justification as to why one system has an advantage over the other i.e. tuning capabilities, scaling options, safety, reliability, noob friendly interface, on-the-fly kill mode ect.

    Right now i have a 1jz with a Drewgo Mani, 38mm Precision routed WG, PT 6266 .68 read A/R, other BPU's on the car tuning with an SAFC-II/BCC combo on 440cc injectors on the car now. I have a BDPC top feed with ID1000cc injectors here now and want to run E85 via flex fuel or race fuel if that is possible for a or the same sensor to pick up. The cars main purpose will be a street-able weekend circuit car with possible anti-lag/2step capabilities. In the future will be doing a 1.5jz with built internals, high CR pistons, cams, head work, ect.

    What do you all think?
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    Default Re: So many options to choose from. MS3? Haltech? AEM? Something else?

    A flex fuel sensor only measures the ethanol content in the fuel. So it cannot tell if you are using 87 or 110 gas.

    It can tell you if your using gas or ethanol or anything between tho.

    Imo i would skip looking into an aem v2. I havnt dealt with the infinity which is supposed to be nice but is quite a bit expensive.

    Also my opinion but your best bet is to invest once and just start off with building a new harness with all new connectors and wire. It will help eliminate any possible future issues or concerns.

    Of the cheaper ones megasquirt is my favorite. There software is super easy to learn and is constantly being updated around the users inputs and suggestions. It has a massive user base and tons um.lof helpful support on the msextra forum.

    the emu masters ecu looks to be of a pretty similar design but i have not used tho i have checked out its software which looks pretty easy to use.

    next on my list would be pro efi and after that motec. The motec m84 prices are slowly dropping making it slightly more affordable to be a motec user.

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    Default Re: So many options to choose from. MS3? Haltech? AEM? Something else?

    Quote Originally Posted by hvyman View Post
    A flex fuel sensor only measures the ethanol content in the fuel. So it cannot tell if you are using 87 or 110 gas.

    It can tell you if your using gas or ethanol or anything between tho.

    Imo i would skip looking into an aem v2. I havnt dealt with the infinity which is supposed to be nice but is quite a bit expensive.

    Also my opinion but your best bet is to invest once and just start off with building a new harness with all new connectors and wire. It will help eliminate any possible future issues or concerns.

    Of the cheaper ones megasquirt is my favorite. There software is super easy to learn and is constantly being updated around the users inputs and suggestions. It has a massive user base and tons um.lof helpful support on the msextra forum.

    the emu masters ecu looks to be of a pretty similar design but i have not used tho i have checked out its software which looks pretty easy to use.

    next on my list would be pro efi and after that motec. The motec m84 prices are slowly dropping making it slightly more affordable to be a motec user.
    Thank you for your input. How do you feel about the haltech? and ive been hearing nothing but problems from people when it comes to megasquirt. everything from reliability issues to tuning problems but with no real basis so im assuming its just uneducated assumptions. i really want the megasquirt too and hearing about the support side is a real plus
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    Default Re: So many options to choose from. MS3? Haltech? AEM? Something else?

    most problems with megasquirt are user inflicted. especially true with the ms2 as it takes quite a bit of hard ware config. ms3 pro is super easy to deal with same as ms3 with 3x.

    I do not have experience with haltech sorry.

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    Default Re: So many options to choose from. MS3? Haltech? AEM? Something else?

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    Default Re: So many options to choose from. MS3? Haltech? AEM? Something else?

    I dont get how people can choose MS over AEM V2 unless money is just very tight. Check with PHR, I just bought an AEM Infinty for $1150 new! No brainer.

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    Default Re: So many options to choose from. MS3? Haltech? AEM? Something else?

    Aem v2 is a lost cause. Barely got flex fuel late last year when it was supposed to have had it when it came out. Support for it is basically done and aem has moved away from it to the infinity.

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    Default Re: So many options to choose from. MS3? Haltech? AEM? Something else?

    I went with the ms3Pro after doing a little research and basically doing what you're doing...........asking for opinions and suggestions. The Ms3pro will do everything I need a stand alone to do. It also got me to redo my wiring harness which is sorely needed. Now I feel my car will run a lot smoother once I get it tuned. I have everything installed now, but it will be this weekend before I can download my start up tune and start adjusting things. Hopefully this weekend everything goes smoothly and I'm praising the megasquirt instead of setting my car on fire. I've received some helpful info from hvyman through this process and I'm sure if he's every in the dirty south, I'll buy him a steak dinner or veggie burger of his choice.

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    Default Re: So many options to choose from. MS3? Haltech? AEM? Something else?

    Thats what i was heading towards suprahero and hvyman. i hear alot of people hyping up other systems but no real backing to support thier claim.
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    Default Re: So many options to choose from. MS3? Haltech? AEM? Something else?

    I have a emu, and have two aem v1's in the past. if i were to do it again, i would by a MS3 pro and wire it up. There is just so much information on MS and the way i am rewiring my whole harness its a no brainier now I should have done MS. I do like the EMU, and loved my aem v1's, but the v1's won't do everything i want them to so I had to upgrade.

    If you are looking for a good pnp ecu id go with an emu, or aem v1 since they can be had super cheap still, it just blows they discontinued support for them

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