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Old 09-08-2005, 12:03 PM   #1
Mariano
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Default 1999 RS-T with Link Plus???

Is there anyone with a 1999 RS-t using a Link Plus?

I'm currently thinking on getting one... any comments (PROS vs. CONS)?

Does it work well with the stock MAF sensor?

thanks in advance,

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Old 09-08-2005, 01:21 PM   #2
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I used to use a Link Plus on my 99 RS-T. I ran mid 12's on it. That said, I'm not a huge fan of the link system. While is is a full standalone it is limited compared to other standalones. The link will not use your stock MAF as it is a speed-density system and uses a map sensor to calculate the mass of air entering the engine. And here is where the link is seriously flawed IMO. The second part of the mass air calc is intake air temp. The link does a very poor job of measuring and implementing IAT into the calculation. Therefore, you have to re-tune whenever the weather changes. It's a PITA. While it's better than a piggyback the link is far from ideal. THe other thing i hate is you can only change rows of cells, not groups of cells. Either that or do one cell at a time. It will work, it will run your car, but there are better options out there.
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Old 09-08-2005, 03:15 PM   #3
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thank you for that explanation, i was originally considering a link, but now looking at a used tec2 or tec3 if possible
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Old 09-08-2005, 03:59 PM   #4
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For what it's worth I sold my link plus for $700 with the wire-in harness and purchased a $2500 Autronic SM4. THis unit blows the link away, but obviously there is a price disparity to consider. I orginally paid around $1300 for my link setup.
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Old 09-08-2005, 05:25 PM   #5
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Since Mariano is from "La Isla", I think the temp changes throughout the year won't affect him any. I'm in Miami, and my tune stays the same throughout the whole year. With that said, if you can find a good tuner, the LINK is not that difficult to work with.
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Old 09-09-2005, 02:32 PM   #6
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I think once I get a wideband, I will see how screw up it is with my Link-1 - my options are pretty limited. I need OBD-II and I'm not swapped. My Link-1 is probably worthless to be sold and until a MY00 RS reflash comes out that supports an aftermarket MAP sensor, the eManage and PerfectPower looks better every day.... I hate smog check (or in my lingo, getting Air-Scared since it's called AirCare up here)
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