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Old 07-05-2005, 12:09 PM   #1
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Default any chips for 1.8l ecu?

Are there any sources for an add on chip for the 1.8l ecu? I noticed an extra spot for a plug in IC or module in my ecu when I had it apart. Is there one available I could get to improve the ecu's performance/speed or processing capability to help my poor little 1.8 out?
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Old 07-05-2005, 10:05 PM   #2
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Nope.

Engine swap, turbo kit, or drive down a steep decline.
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Old 07-06-2005, 08:46 AM   #3
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its an underpowered little motor but you can still have fun in it work on your handling first
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Old 07-06-2005, 09:56 AM   #4
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one easy thing you can do is swap the 1.8 for a 2.2L

they are basicly the same motor same connector on wiring harness, the only difference between the 2 motor is in the piston size, when subaru decide to built the 1.8 they took the 2.2 motor and resize the cylinder with smaller piston, they told subaru mechanic's that this motor will be one of the toughest motor ever built by them because execpt for the piston size every thing else is from the 2.2 mechanic.

i done this swap in my rally car, and i even kept the 1.8 ecu and tranny.
it was very easy to do and work very good.

usually the 2.2 motor is pretty easy to find and cheap to ( mine cost me 600$ canadian when i both it )
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Old 07-06-2005, 06:51 PM   #5
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Perfect Power would probably work for you but you won't get much more out of a 1.8... swap that sucka out hehe
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Old 07-06-2005, 10:44 PM   #6
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one easy thing you can do is swap the 1.8 for a 2.2L

they are basicly the same motor same connector on wiring harness, the only difference between the 2 motor is in the piston size, when subaru decide to built the 1.8 they took the 2.2 motor and resize the cylinder with smaller piston, they told subaru mechanic's that this motor will be one of the toughest motor ever built by them because execpt for the piston size every thing else is from the 2.2 mechanic.

i done this swap in my rally car, and i even kept the 1.8 ecu and tranny.
it was very easy to do and work very good.

usually the 2.2 motor is pretty easy to find and cheap to ( mine cost me 600$ canadian when i both it )
Or you can do a 2.2 shortblock with the 1.8 heads. Wont require any rewiring or anything really, other than changing out the shortblock... It works because you end up with like a 11:1 compression ratio which gives it even more hp than a regular 2.2.
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Old 07-06-2005, 11:59 PM   #7
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Yeah, and since I would already have the 1.8 heads... Thanks for all the replies. I'm learning some cool things about these cars. I already thought they were awesome. You guys are making them sound better by the minute. I thought it would be difficult to mod mine. Not like the civics that you can buy mods at Autozone for, ha ha. I might actually lower the car a little to make it have a more agressive stance AFTER I get a little more power under the hood! Thanks.
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Old 07-07-2005, 08:12 PM   #8
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the 11:1 comp will give you about a 150hp peak up from the 2.2's stock 137hp from an internal effeciantcy increase of something like 10% (Icant remember the exact #"S it's been awhile since Ifigured it up), you'll have to run premo gas to keep the thing from igniting as well. another point to condider is the possible machining costs , ie resurfacing costs, to mate a worn head to a different worn block
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Old 07-08-2005, 07:02 PM   #9
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1.8L's are pretty underpowered.....i'd do what everyone else is doing and swap it out.
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Old 07-09-2005, 04:29 PM   #10
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You could always attach a rocket to the car. Sure, it'd only work once, but it'd go really fast while it was going.

(In case you haven't noticed, Al's feeling eccentric today.)
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