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Old 04-11-2010, 04:21 PM   #1
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I started this post as an info on my ECU install/experience, but thought I would include some basic information on my setup as well for the other JDM owners in Vancouver wherever you may be. I included my Vi-Pec Review in this post incase you are interested :- )

Car: 1993 JDM WRX (Nov. 1992 production) apparently closed deck due to block cross-hatching and serial number crosschecks. (pics at bottom of page)

Modifications:

DIY Custom intake
Rocket Rally downpipe "catless"
Apexi N-1 Catback "catless"
Aquamist HFS-5
Greddy PROFEC B Spec II Boost control (soon to be replaced by Vi-Pec boost control)
Vi-Pec V44 Standalone ECU (worth it)

DIY strutt bar
Whiteline rear sway
Speedline Rims
BFG G-FORCE TA tires
Beet up sparco seet for autocross

and...

PRODUCT: VI-PEC V44 STANDALONE - Wire In
www.vi-pec.com

CAR: 1993 JDM WRX


First things first. I got the wire in model of the V44 Vi-Pec rather than the plug and play because I wanted to be able to easily switch vehicles with the ECU should I want to in the future. There is a Plug and Play available for the JDM WRX. I will document here a few of my experiences with the Vi-Pec now that it has been installed and running for two months in my car and let you know how I've liked it.

1. Install
The install went very well thanks to the help of Cam and his team at Lightspeed Innovations in Red Deer. It would take a good solid day to install this wire in ECU if you are taking the time to do a good job with heat shrink etc... I chose to do just this and it took me roughly 12 hours of work time. It could be done in less. Of course it would have been much easier with a plug and play obviously. Thanks a lot Lightspeed!

2. Startup
After calibrating the MAP, initial startup was great. It actually started! Unsure of the tune on my car I left the car for the night and moved on to the dyno.

3. Dyno Tuning
This is where some of the reasons I bought the Vi-Pec began to come into play. Unlike the Power FC, I didn't need Datalogit for a laptop or to work from a tiny screen. I tuned it using MAP not MAF, one of the big advantages of the Vi-Pec over PFC or ESL. I just plugged it in to a laptop that was lent to me for a while (thanks a lot Anthony). I was able to easily access and understand all parameters of the software I needed to get a solid (hopefully) base tune done up to 15psi. I used the Turbo XS knockbox to listen for knock and began working on my first tune ever :- ) I used the 4D fuel and ignition mapping for tuning for my W/M. Many hours later of flogging my poor car and various adventures (noob) put me on the road finally with my new standalone. My car put down 234whp on a Dynapack AWD dyno in Red Deer AB with a nice smooth powerband I think. In comparison, a stock 2010 Sti puts down 230-235awhp on the same dyno. I'm running stock Turbo, stock top mount, at 15psi, 80% idc. Not bad :- )


4. Performance
The best I can give for outright performance is that the Butt Dyno says its fast :- ) It comes on boost way harder, thanks to timing advance during spool up and a little leaning of the fuel with the water meth, I spent extra time in this area on my tune. It pulls way harder than before right up to red-line. The motor runs much smoother now as well. Even my brother mentioned how much smoother it runs when pushing it hard with zero hesitation, and he's not a car guy.

5. Future ECU/Engine related mods:
-Set up the Launch control.
-Possibly setting up anti-lag but I allready blew one exhaust gasket messing around with it.
-Closed loop narrowband oxygen control for better city mpg and closed loop wideband control for WOT.
-Newer WRX intercooler. I'll only need to modify the y-pipe and not the BOV location! I love MAP :-)

6. Satisfaction with the product.
- 9.5/10 I give it this only because I wish it had the individual cylinder knock control like the V88 Vi-Pec. I am very satisfied with its ease of use, operation, and cost.







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Old 04-11-2010, 05:39 PM   #2
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Sickness - that thing looks hot
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Old 04-11-2010, 05:46 PM   #3
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nice work adam
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Old 04-11-2010, 05:53 PM   #4
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Nice job!
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Old 04-11-2010, 08:10 PM   #5
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Thanks guys! It was pretty exciting tuning it. I was sure I was going to blow it up at any second.
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Old 04-11-2010, 08:42 PM   #6
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popped the gasket at one of those times at wings? LOL
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Old 04-11-2010, 08:58 PM   #7
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popped the gasket at one of those times at wings? LOL
Yeppers! Lol
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Old 04-11-2010, 10:15 PM   #8
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Sounds like it's coming along, you should by my gigantic TMIC I have for sale.
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Old 04-12-2010, 12:29 AM   #9
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Looks like a few people are running th Vi Pec in VIC now... down the road I might consider going with a standalone....

Is there a plug and play for 07 Sti's?.... what about AEM EMS systems? is there any others out there I should look at?

Looks great...good job!
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Old 04-12-2010, 01:25 AM   #10
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Glad to see other people still playing with the GC chassis, starting to feel antiquated
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Old 04-12-2010, 02:38 AM   #11
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Looks like a few people are running th Vi Pec in VIC now... down the road I might consider going with a standalone....

Is there a plug and play for 07 Sti's?.... what about AEM EMS systems? is there any others out there I should look at?

Looks great...good job!
They have a plug and play for most applications. Ask alcoolaid, I think he has a V88 in his Sti, but it might be a wire in. I don't know much about AEM, there's MOTEC, HALTECH, and others but my research led me to the Vi-Pec as my final choice and I have no reason to regret it.
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