vipec PLUGIN ST185 ecu replacement board!!

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vipec PLUGIN ST185 ecu replacement board!!

Postby GrpAGT4 » Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:27 am

The plugin replacment PCB seems to be finally available from Vipec. Now it seems we can have a full plugin ecu that will fit into the standard factory ecu box. Ive been hounding these guys for awhile about this unit. Up until now it seems they only offered the v44 for st185's. Dont know if anyone has posted this already but im excited :D

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Postby Hic » Tue Dec 15, 2009 11:24 am

Yes, there is a version for 185 and 205 also :D

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Postby Corey » Tue Dec 15, 2009 4:37 pm

Any Pricing info available?
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Postby gt4tified » Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:29 pm

x2 on the pricing.
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Postby GrpAGT4 » Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:33 pm

Im waiting on a reply on price. They have had the 205 for awhile but the st185 one is pretty recent i think.
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Postby Corey » Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:36 pm

I looked over their site, but couldn't find much info for our specific application install.

What usually comes with these ecu's? The hydra kit comes with everything needed to ditch the AFM.
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Postby shadowlife25 » Tue Dec 15, 2009 11:52 pm

pricing would be good. :)
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Postby MWP » Wed Dec 16, 2009 1:12 am

Corey Darling wrote:What usually comes with these ecu's? The hydra kit comes with everything needed to ditch the AFM.


What do you mean by "comes with"?

The Vipec is MAP based (as is almost all standalone aftermarket ECUs), so no AFM is needed.
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Postby MWP » Wed Dec 16, 2009 1:17 am

GrpAGT4 wrote:Im waiting on a reply on price. They have had the 205 for awhile but the st185 one is pretty recent i think.


Dont use West to install / tune it.
They are "ok", but definitely not the best guys around to tune it.
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Postby Corey » Wed Dec 16, 2009 1:21 am

What do you mean by "comes with"?

The Vipec is MAP based (as is almost all standalone aftermarket ECUs), so no AFM is needed.


Right - but is it similar to the Hydra in that an IAT sensor needs to be installed into the intake? The Hydra comes with a GM IAT sensor and the parts needed to mount it into the Cold-start injector location.

I'm not very familiar with ECU's
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Postby 5thgenbliss » Wed Dec 16, 2009 1:46 am

I should be getting my car back this month so my next project is an ecu/standalone. I've been considering the Hydra, the Vipec V44, and now the Haltech 1000 or 2000; all because they are plug n play. now with this Vipec plug-in board for the oem ECU supposedly available, what is the advantages/disadvantages over the V44?
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Postby GrpAGT4 » Wed Dec 16, 2009 7:11 am

5th, the advantage for me is that it goes into the factory ECU box. I dont know about where you live but down here in aussie land aftermarket or stand alone ECU's are illeagal. As this unit fits perfectly into the toyota factory box it looks 100% standard. I dont wanna spend money only to have to take it out again and go back to standard. My car is my daily driver so that would SUCK! :)

The unit has a built in 2.5bar map sensor. Also as far as IAT sensors. Your stocker AFM has one built in that as far as i know can be removed and fitted into your intake somewhere. Im pretty sure ive seen a how to on another website to to it.
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Postby Hic » Wed Dec 16, 2009 7:29 am

this is true PNP.

It uses all factory sensors, but I recommend the Vipec IAT sensor installment (which comes with the ecu in the kit).

Also, it ditches the AFM, of course!!!

For a few bucks you can buy a small harness which plugs into the board, so you have extra digital and analog inputs.

For the price you MUSt contact your dealer. I can say I sell it for 1450€. But this is here, not in USA or AU.
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Postby Hic » Wed Dec 16, 2009 7:31 am

5thgenbliss wrote:I should be getting my car back this month so my next project is an ecu/standalone. I've been considering the Hydra, the Vipec V44, and now the Haltech 1000 or 2000; all because they are plug n play. now with this Vipec plug-in board for the oem ECU supposedly available, what is the advantages/disadvantages over the V44?


It is the same ECU, but this is made PNP. Disadvantage is that you cannot easily make it work on Impreza :D:D:D

Everything else is the same.
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Postby Hic » Wed Dec 16, 2009 7:37 am

Corey Darling wrote:I looked over their site, but couldn't find much info for our specific application install.

What usually comes with these ecu's? The hydra kit comes with everything needed to ditch the AFM.
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Vipec comes with IAT sensor which is faster in response than GM or oem sensor in AFM.

It would be stupid to say that Vipec is better than Hydra because I really never had any experience with the one, but it is much better than Haltech for sure.

I know this from my personal experience, because I tuned the Nissan 350Z twin turbo with DBW throttle. It was Haltech Platinum, and I can only say it lacks many fine tune options, which in this case, divides boys from men :D

I don't want this to become vipec vs. halech vs..... thread or post, I just post my personal experience. But anyone of you can just easily compare both softwares side-by-side and see it for yourself. Don't mix everyday smoothness and driving with max HP numbers. Even MS can do high HP numbers, or just plain carburetor.
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