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ST205 ECU Help?

Postby Veen0 » Tue Sep 20, 2016 4:15 am

I was thinking of swapping my ECU from my ST185 for an ECU of ST205, but before I do that I just have a couple of questions;

1. Would it be just a plug and play?
2. Does it have a any significant changes power wise?
3. Should I just find an aftermarket ECU to work with?

I'd like to get some of you're guys' feed back on this because I don't know too much about this.
Thanks :D :D
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Re: ST205 ECU Help?

Postby GT4_DRED » Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:13 pm

Veen0 wrote:I was thinking of swapping my ECU from my ST185 for an ECU of ST205, but before I do that I just have a couple of questions;

1. Would it be just a plug and play?
2. Does it have a any significant changes power wise?
3. Should I just find an aftermarket ECU to work with?

I'd like to get some of you're guys' feed back on this because I don't know too much about this.
Thanks :D :D


It's not as easy as that, unfortunately, or we would all be on gen3 ecu :D
You'll need:
    Re-pin or use a 2nd gen to 3rd gen jump harness
    3rd gen ECU
    3rd gen MAP sensor
    3rd gen 540cc injectors
    3rd gen MAT sensor
    3rd gen ignitor
    3rd gen cams (recommended), or ACG for your existing cams
    CT20b or something that will flow a bit more than the ct26 to take advantage of the upgrade to gen3 efi

I'm currently doing the same to my mr2 and those are what I used. It does enable you to bridge the cap between 2nd gen efi and standalone, while managing smaller turbo upgrades (ct27, 20g, etc..) pretty well. Most say drive-ability and overall response is improved as well. HTH
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Re: ST205 ECU Help?

Postby audiodjmp77 » Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:09 am

Beat me to it. Personally I would go with a standalone ecu. I will be fitting an ecumaster EMU unit in mine, then I can think about changing bits and pieces ( I have some sard 800's waiting to go in) this unit, once you have the 3s gte to EMU adapter unit should plug and play

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