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Old 10-22-2007, 05:59 AM   #1
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Nordic or SQR?

Ok, so I amn finally ready to start upgrading my ecu. (stage 1). I have been looking into both Nordic, and Sqr. Any suggestions on which are better, or which will give more power? Also, fuel efficiency, quality, etc. Thanks.
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In my opinion, and many other peoples opinions.. Get the required hardware, intake, exhaust, maybe intercooler. And get atleast a stage 3 upgrade. Stage 1 isnt worth the money and you will be wanting to upgrade it again anyhow. Similar power levels between tuners. Main differences are where the power band is located. People who say X tuner is best usually do so because they have that tune an havnt tried another.
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In my opinion, and many other peoples opinions.. Get the required hardware, intake, exhaust, maybe intercooler. And get atleast a stage 3 upgrade. Stage 1 isnt worth the money and you will be wanting to upgrade it again anyhow. Similar power levels between tuners. Main differences are where the power band is located. People who say X tuner is best usually do so because they have that tune an havnt tried another.
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You'll be happy with either tuner... but I would definitely grab the required hardware and save up for stg 3.
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In my opinion, and many other peoples opinions.. Get the required hardware, intake, exhaust, maybe intercooler. And get atleast a stage 3 upgrade. Stage 1 isnt worth the money and you will be wanting to upgrade it again anyhow. Similar power levels between tuners. Main differences are where the power band is located. People who say X tuner is best usually do so because they have that tune an havnt tried another.
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In my opinion, and many other peoples opinions.. Get the required hardware, intake, exhaust, maybe intercooler. And get atleast a stage 3 upgrade. Stage 1 isnt worth the money and you will be wanting to upgrade it again anyhow. Similar power levels between tuners. Main differences are where the power band is located. People who say X tuner is best usually do so because they have that tune an havnt tried another.
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I'd also like to suggest that you might consider going with whatever tuner is closer to where you live and having your car tuned in person. Doing so often will help them work out any pre-existing issues the car might have and make sure that everything is working 100% from the get go.
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^ yea this is true. Vac leaks, weak di cassettes, o2 sensors, all become more important with higher levels of boost. Also its good to summer tires, new brakes, suspension to handle the power in corners.
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I'd also like to suggest that you might consider going with whatever tuner is closer to where you live and having your car tuned in person. Doing so often will help them work out any pre-existing issues the car might have and make sure that everything is working 100% from the get go.
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^ yea this is true. Vac leaks, weak di cassettes, o2 sensors, all become more important with higher levels of boost. Also its good to summer tires, new brakes, suspension to handle the power in corners.

...and bad ecu's. (speaking from personal experience on that one)
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Ok, but im still a little confused on this. So for instance, if I wanted to do the SQR, which has a shop really close to me, and their upgrade costs $895, would I have to pay $2,685 right off the bat to start with stage 3?
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Also, what is the required hardware, and where can I find it? Will that be at the same shop where the ecu upgrades are done?
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Ok, but im still a little confused on this. So for instance, if I wanted to do the SQR, which has a shop really close to me, and their upgrade costs $895, would I have to pay $2,685 right off the bat to start with stage 3?
if you wanted to buy all the parts from them and have them install all the parts probably.
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Also, what is the required hardware, and where can I find it? Will that be at the same shop where the ecu upgrades are done?
Tuners usually sell packages that include the required hardware with the ECU upgrade. Im sure SQR has all the required parts that you can buy.
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Also, what is the required hardware, and where can I find it? Will that be at the same shop where the ecu upgrades are done?
Check out automotion's website, they list the required hardware for each stage on there.

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