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Does anybody actually KNOW about an ECU UPGRADE? #413257 Mar 7, 5:10pm Mar 7, 5:10pm
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Does anybody actually KNOW about an ECU UPGRADE?
DOES ANYBODY ACTUALLY KNOW ABOUT AN ECU UPGRADE? EVERYONE ACTS LIKE THEY KNOW WHAT THEY'RE TALKIN ABOUT, BUT I DON'T KNOW WHO TO BELIEVE. I HEAR SOME PEOPLE SAY THEY WORK. THEN YOU GOT OTHERS THAT SAY THEY DON'T WORK. BOTH SIDES CLAIM THAT THEY KNOW FROM PERSONAL EXPERIENCE. IS THERE LIKE AN EXPERT ON THIS TOPIC? IF YOU REALLY THINK YOU KNOW... ANSWER THE QUESTION. CUZ I DON'T HAVE A CLUE...LIKE MOST OF THE PEOPLE WHO ARE WRITING ABOUT THIS TOPIC. thumbsup

Re: Does anybody actually KNOW about an ECU UPGRADE? [Re: trikdcelica] #413258 Mar 7, 5:19pm Mar 7, 5:19pm
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as of now..no chips work for the DBW Celicas ('03 - '05) I believe. The best chip out there is the Apexi PF-C. It's a fully customizable ECU replacement. A Piggyback chip will not work on the celicas ECU, as after awhile the stock ecu knows somethings up, and makes any changes go away. Even though JET makes chips that work for other cars, it does NOT work for the celica.

Re: Does anybody actually KNOW about an ECU UPGRADE? [Re: Jaques] #413259 Mar 7, 5:21pm Mar 7, 5:21pm
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Originally Posted by Jaques
as of now..no chips work for the DBW Celicas ('03 - '05) I believe. The best chip out there is the Apexi PF-C. It's a fully customizable ECU replacement. A Piggyback chip will not work on the celicas ECU, as after awhile the stock ecu knows somethings up, and makes any changes go away. Even though JET makes chips that work for other cars, it does NOT work for the celica.


I believe GReddy has us covered in 03-05's. smile


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Re: Does anybody actually KNOW about an ECU UPGRADE? [Re: zugzug12] #413260 Mar 7, 5:26pm Mar 7, 5:26pm
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SO THEY WORK FOR '00-'02 THEN? OR NOT??? IF SO WHAT IS THE BEST UPGRADE? HAS ANYONE HAD IT ON A DYNO, OR HAVE PROOF THEY WORK?

Re: Does anybody actually KNOW about an ECU UPGRADE? [Re: trikdcelica] #413261 Mar 7, 5:29pm Mar 7, 5:29pm
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turn caps locks off please..it looks dumb and hurts our eyes...
if you want a chip that is PROVEN to work, get the Apexi PF-C. It's expensive, but worth it if you want a chip.

Re: Does anybody actually KNOW about an ECU UPGRADE? [Re: trikdcelica] #413262 Mar 7, 5:30pm Mar 7, 5:30pm
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Re: Does anybody actually KNOW about an ECU UPGRADE? [Re: trikdcelica] #413263 Mar 7, 5:33pm Mar 7, 5:33pm
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Originally Posted by trikdcelica
SO THEY WORK FOR '00-'02 THEN? OR NOT??? IF SO WHAT IS THE BEST UPGRADE? HAS ANYONE HAD IT ON A DYNO, OR HAVE PROOF THEY WORK?


Hang in there, GReddy is gonna EM me some facts and hopefully product #s. I'm lookin too!!!!!!!! I'm pretty sure they already have for yurs! thumbsup


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Re: Does anybody actually KNOW about an ECU UPGRADE? [Re: zugzug12] #413264 Mar 7, 5:36pm Mar 7, 5:36pm
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Originally Posted by zugzug12
Originally Posted by trikdcelica
SO THEY WORK FOR '00-'02 THEN? OR NOT??? IF SO WHAT IS THE BEST UPGRADE? HAS ANYONE HAD IT ON A DYNO, OR HAVE PROOF THEY WORK?


Hang in there, GReddy is gonna EM me some facts and hopefully product #s. I'm lookin too!!!!!!!! I'm pretty sure they already have for yurs! thumbsup

This is a convo I had with someone from monkeywrenchracing

me: Do you know if the Apexi-PFC will ever be
compatible with the DriveByWire celicas?

him: Unlikely but there may be other solutions in the near future.

Re: Does anybody actually KNOW about an ECU UPGRADE? [Re: Jaques] #413265 Mar 7, 7:01pm Mar 7, 7:01pm
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as of NOW:

what works:

All years standard or auto:
Piggyback:
GReddy e-manage
Split Second PSC1, FTC1

For '00-'02 standard tranny:
Standalone:
Apexi PowerFC

there may be a special auto version of PowerFC from BrashBoy in Japan.

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what may be available in the future:
HydraEMS
AEM EMS (pnp)


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Re: Does anybody actually KNOW about an ECU UPGRADE? [Re: QTRMLR_1] #413266 Mar 7, 7:05pm Mar 7, 7:05pm
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Thanx very much QTRMLR_1, great news. thumbsup


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Re: Does anybody actually KNOW about an ECU UPGRADE? [Re: zugzug12] #413267 Mar 7, 8:30pm Mar 7, 8:30pm
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I briefly asked MWR about the possibility of using a PFC in an auto celica. Their reply:

Sure. We need a car to use for testing. Would you like to volunteer?

Celicas are hard to come by in the Detroit area- especially autos. We've
never had one available for development.


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Originally Posted by jeiger
I briefly asked MWR about the possibility of using a PFC in an auto celica. Their reply:

Sure. We need a car to use for testing. Would you like to volunteer?

Celicas are hard to come by in the Detroit area- especially autos. We've
never had one available for development.


Can't believe nobody's taken U up on that! confused


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Re: Does anybody actually KNOW about an ECU UPGRADE? [Re: zugzug12] #413269 Mar 7, 10:15pm Mar 7, 10:15pm
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Not me, MWR.

I just asked them if brashboy can make a PFC work on an auto, why couldn't they.

They replied that they could with a test car.

I'd love to take them up on it, but I'm too far away.


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Re: Does anybody actually KNOW about an ECU UPGRADE? [Re: jeiger] #413270 Mar 11, 7:57pm Mar 11, 7:57pm
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there is also the HKS fcon but it's very rare. and tuning shops will charge you up the wazoo to tune it. Unlike the power fc you can't simply hook it to a lap top and tune it yourself.

YES, the power fc works great (2000 - 2002 models only)
nobody knows how it will do on an auto cause to my knowledge it hasnt been done on any of the forums.

the Power FC is not a "chip" it's a full standalone unit which means it completely replaces the stock ecu.

you can order the datalogit throught MWR and tune it yourself or you can pay an autorized shop to tune it for you. the gains will highly depend on who is tuning it.

if you search there have been some great threads made talking about the benefits of the power fc. I'm not about to re-type everything I've said 100 x before smile


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Re: Does anybody actually KNOW about an ECU UPGRADE? [Re: Lucky_317] #413271 Mar 11, 8:12pm Mar 11, 8:12pm
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Originally Posted by Lucky_317
there is also the HKS fcon but it's very rare. and tuning shops will charge you up the wazoo to tune it. Unlike the power fc you can't simply hook it to a lap top and tune it yourself.

YES, the power fc works great (2000 - 2002 models only)
nobody knows how it will do on an auto cause to my knowledge it hasnt been done on any of the forums.

the Power FC is not a "chip" it's a full standalone unit which means it completely replaces the stock ecu.

you can order the datalogit throught MWR and tune it yourself or you can pay an autorized shop to tune it for you. the gains will highly depend on who is tuning it.

if you search there have been some great threads made talking about the benefits of the power fc. I'm not about to re-type everything I've said 100 x before smile


I will add that the powerfc supposedly works on every year of the gt since they dont have dbw (or correct me). Also someone on here said that Monkey Wrench Racing was willing to get the powerfc to work on a auto for anyone who would give them their car for a little while.


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Re: Does anybody actually KNOW about an ECU UPGRADE? [Re: SLVCELI] #413272 Mar 12, 2:17am Mar 12, 2:17am
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^^ yes, with the GT it works on all years.


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Re: Does anybody actually KNOW about an ECU UPGRADE? [Re: trikdcelica] #449654 Oct 16, 6:04am Oct 16, 6:04am
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ok, so I'm seeing a lot of 'No '04 and up' here... I have the '04 TTR Model, so what are my options here?

Funny how I started out by looking for an ECU Diagnostic cable and program (If it exists, please do let me know) to looking for a replacement ECU with positive pressure support.

Any pointers will be greatly appreciated

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