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    Hey, im trying to figure out the best setup for the sole purpose of ECU modding and monitoring...
    should i go with a cheap laptop, or build a cheap celeron-based slim microATX system, and if so what is necessity?
    thanks

  • #2
    Pick your interface box and related software and that will then tell you what PC you will need to drive it. But, you can probably use just about any PC as the PC hardware constraints are usually pretty low.

    What do you mean about modding? You mean to reprogram the ECU with custom code? That is not a simple task. Monitoring with the right hardware / software is not difficult.

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    • #3
      i dont totally understand... but part of its use will be to reprogram the code, its for a guy that knows cars and engines, just not about building car computers :P so i do the sys construction, then he does his programing and monitoring, and i actually think he is going to get another person with ECU programming exp to do it

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      • #4
        laptop.. you installing an ems?
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        • #5
          heh...
          ...ems... whats that?

          :P

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          • #6
            engine management system.. Thats the only thing i can think of that will require an onboard computer to do the tuning. You cant really 'mod' the ecu, unless you completely reflash it or replace the chip. EMS allows you to tap into the data that your 'normal' ecu would send and make your modifications...
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            90GB Wester Digital
            Bluetooth/Deluo GPS
            Lilliput 7" Touchscreen
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            Mazda 6 Carputter > Click Me!

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            • #7
              ok, and what is the simplest and cheapest way to do that, reliably?

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              • #8
                Just use a laptop. Don't really know why you would need a permanent in car solution.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by gleinz
                  Just use a laptop. Don't really know why you would need a permanent in car solution.
                  Yeah, And you don't even need a new one... My new notebook (2 months old) doesn't even have a serial port anymore. Or you have to buy a USB OBD breakout box.
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                  • #10
                    ok, thanks... time to find cheap laptop + cereal port

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                    • #11
                      the HALtek E6k is a great system, u can change anything on the fly..
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                      • #12
                        Not EVERYtning, I used to have a haltech on a VL with a rb25 and you could change all the fuel settings, but any electrically configured stuff, like what injectors were connected up to which outputs, valves, sensors, etc, had to be changed, then the haltech, "rebooted" to make the changes take effect.
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