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Old 03-09-2004, 05:31 PM   #1
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***Which ECU ? ***

Now that i seem to have my exhuast squared away its time for bigger and better things...i need more power !!! haha ... Im going to get the ecu upgrade but i still have not decided between SQR or SPEEDPARTS. Anybody have any advice
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Old 03-09-2004, 05:39 PM   #2
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i think it would be SQR cause you have a downpipe. I think that nick taileferro and engstrom both use speedparts for stages 1 and 2 then for 3 and for i think they use SQR. once you get the downpipe, it becomes stage 3. I may be wrong so someone please correct me if i am.
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I would get a maptune... they are the best from what i hear.
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i cant afford maptun
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Errr ... IIRC both speedparts and SQR get their ECU from BSR?
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maptuns are like 1,000 the others are like 8 or 900.... just a small difference.
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Old 03-09-2004, 06:34 PM   #7
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prices

i have a t5 so prices are different
Maptun: $699
SQR: stage 3 $595
Speedparts: $571 without air flter
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100$.... i would wait and get a maptun
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Old 03-09-2004, 09:12 PM   #9
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Definately get maptun. More power...and personally I just think better overall.
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Old 03-10-2004, 06:10 AM   #10
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i agree maptun makes great products but if i order maptun its $699 then i guess i have to pay the shiping from sweeden which is like $100 so it would cost $800
SQR $595 $15 shpping and i heard sqr has great software also
Speedparts $571 shipping proably $15 dont no much about theres

Does anyone have any of the three if soo let me know what you think
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Old 03-10-2004, 06:45 AM   #11
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www.group9performance.com sells MapTun products here .. so I assume their shipping is cheaper, which translates into less cost passed on to us ... however I also think they make some small profit off each ECU so you'll pay for that in some way or another. Though it might be that MapTun split the profits with them. At any rate, you won't pay $100 more for shipping from them.
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Old 03-10-2004, 06:55 AM   #12
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Ced, was there a plan to do a group buy on ECUs?
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Old 03-10-2004, 08:56 AM   #13
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Yea there was because it will definately keep shipping down, and we may be able to pull the price down on them as well.

I believe we could get T5($50 savings) or T7($350 savings) ECUs for about $650, and if we order 3 or more the shipping will of course be less. Those are the numbers I remember. If we get an interest list going, I'll confirm those prices with him. Of course these are Group Buy prices only.
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Got my t5 ECU Maptune stage 3 upgrade from Gr 9...a little over $650 because of the Swedish Kron rate at the time.
My next upgrade will only cost $100.00 on the ECU, so I bought a second ECU for my stage 4/5. haven't decided on yet...., but potentially sell my current stage 3 for the right price.
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Old 03-10-2004, 05:55 PM   #15
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Old 03-10-2004, 06:24 PM   #16
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wait we wana do a group buy ? from gr9? we should see if we can get any discounts from other people such as bsr,sqr,speedparts and compare some prices. Because that would def be awsome if we could get some decent discounts
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We may have a source for Speedparts ECUs, but im unsure who deals SQR.
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I narrowed my ECU search down to SQR or Maptune. I wouldn't be up for anything else.
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Old 03-11-2004, 06:02 AM   #19
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same here tweek we should call engstrom or frank stromquist about deals on sqr
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From what I have read, Maptun guys used to be Saab Trionic Engineers, and so they know Trionic inside and out, and they don't mess with the functions that make Trionic run safely. They also make the power come on smoothly so that you don't destroy your transmission. BSR/Speedparts have been known for a quicker harsher onset of power (feels really fast, but your tranny will beg for mercy) and also they have had some problems with the cars running too lean. They mess around with parts of trionic that are there for safety's sake, not the best idea, IMHO. They also are plagued by horror stories of terrible and unacceptbale customer service. Finally, SQR seems to be right on, like Maptun. The big advantge here is that they seem to offer more customizeable packages to better take advantage of the random parts/upgrades you might have. Frank is known as the "high priest of boost". I think anyone looking for an ECU would be best served by checking out Maptun or SQR, because in the long run your engine and tranny will last longer! And I have never heard one complaint about these two tuners.
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