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Noobs guide to megasquirt?

Posted by PeasantDSM, Jan 27, 2020

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  1. PeasantDSM

    PeasantDSM Probationary Member

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    So I am 150% new to the DSM world, hell even the import world at that, but I want to start getting into my 1997 Eclipse GS and making a little more power out of the 420a. I've read everywhere that megasquirt is the best thing to start out with engine management wise but when I look at websites I'm completely lost in columns and columns of parts and it's so overwhelming, can someone help give me a starting point? I'm looking to buy a preassembled kit
     

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  2. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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  3. silvreclips

    silvreclips Proven Member

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    You do not need megasquirt. The stock ECU is more then capable of running your car. Unless you put a turbo on the car or heavily modify the motor, you will gain very little from just changing the ECU.
     

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    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

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    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire 150R
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    2008 Tomberlin Crossfire (325 swapped)
    rwd · manual · Misc Vehicles
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  5. PeasantDSM

    PeasantDSM Probationary Member

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    I definitely want to go turbo in the near future, I figure j may as well put together what I'll need beforehand so I'm not stuck with that car down for any longer than it needs to be.
     

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