In Reply to: I only wish I had the knowledge to work with these posted by Greg Zielinski on February 10, 2000 at 16:48:06:
You speak with wisdom.
But I used to be "nervous" about doing such things. Until one day I said what the hell and in went a supercharger. It ran horrible. Until I did my homework and read up on the car's electronics.
Then fixed the problem.
Then I got tired of the SC, sold it, and built a Turbo system.
Then I got tired of the power and added an upgraded intercooler. It ran bad. I did some reading, learned buy fuel delivery. Then it ran good and fast.
Then I ran a ton of open track days at redline.
Wore out my motor.
Bought a bigger motor and bolted it in.
Ran into swap issues. Learned about the new motor. Fixed swap issues.
Long story short, I'm talking about software not a full ECU reprogram. I want to play with timing at each RPM, fuel delivery, air/fuel ratios.
I've seen them on japanese import tuning screens at races and such.
Imy opinion, it's not rocket science.
I know not everyone is like me. And that's cool.
But understand me when I ask to run in the optimal power band one day, then switch to smog inspect friendly the next, to super economy for a road trip.
Sound nuts? Maybe. But does this Cd exists? Sure does. But the vendors don't seem to want to sell it.