In Reply to: Intake, Software and Does it really matter? posted by Newbie-M3 on April 26, 2000 at 12:52:54:
: Read over a thread WAY below where JIM C stated that running an upgraded intake with just "normal" software may cause the DME to dump fuel into the cat to cool the mix.
: This occurs under fairly extreme situations.
: Thus the need to upgrade to software with intakes in mind.
: [slight paraphrase so don't kill me]
: Questions are:
: 1. If one was to just bolt in an intake with no software upgrade, would the same happen?
: 2. Do different intake types really make that much of a difference in HP/Torque/Airflow enough to warrant an ECU reprogram for each specific intake. I.e. only dinan software for dinan intakes, only JC software for JC intakes?
: I would understand that the respective companies would only use their intake for tuning, that makes sense.
: But, does the airflow between the ECIS, Dinan, JIM JC, Homemade K&N really differ that much?
: So what I am saying is that dinan, jc, etc. rewrite software to optimize and for safety, an intake bolt-on. But does the variance in intake flow really differ enough to make us also buy the intake and software from a specific vendor.
: Why can't we mix and match as long as the software includes an intake "script?"