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I intend to tune my car myself (been tuning my own cars and other peoples cars for over 15 years now)
will LAP3 allow me to tune my own car or is this only designed so that you have to pay big $$$ to get the license to tune yourself?
There is number of standalones, Haltech, Motec, Link, AEM, get one and tune yourself?
I've considered all those, but they each have major drawbacks unfortunately. I appreciate the responses, however.
loki, I first wanted to pursue a BW 7064 (or 7163) with a twin-scroll topmount, but they discontinued the manifold right before I went to order. How are you coming with yours? *click* on build thread link...
Frankly speaking i changed my mind and now waiting 7163 with single scroll v-band ewg 0.85 housing. I guess it will arrive on march, unfortunately BW doesn't offer this turbine housing as a kit, so i had to buy supercore (chra and compressor housing assembly) and turbine housing separate. Housings are in stock, but for supercore lead time was 26 business days when i placed in middle of Jan. Reviewing multiple 2.0 dynos i found that it suits 2.0 much better than 7670, very little sacrifice on top end with huge spool advantage (like up to 1000rpm) and given that 7163 has mixed flow turbine, GammaTi turbine wheel and is known for insane response under load - i think it's a right decision. 7670, even TS, better suits 2.2 stroker at least imo. As for manifold choice, i've been considering Lovefab, but recently my mate introduced me to a nice welder guy, here is a pic of his work:
More pics here -> https://www.drive2.ru/l/461630507751310932/
He kinda provides lifetime warranty, however i do not really understand how is that possible for tubular manifold.
Most likely it'll be tuned on Link g4+ xtreme, the only thing i cannot justify - $800 for patch harness at Boomslang. WTF, it's not even a complete harness! 1300 for electronics which required a thousands of R&D and another 2/3rd of that for a bunch of wires and connectors, srsly? However i haven't been able to find a place to make a good harness locally, and that pisses me off a bit, as i have no idea how to mate it with oem ecu and tcu and seem to be stuck with boomslang.
The other option is standalone TCU, like Atecu or RATCU, but i've been told it's not really for daily driver.
Which drawbacks of each did you consider?
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