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ECU gone bad. What do you guys use? #1058655
08/21/11 02:37 PM
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I know it's been talked about as many times as pinion angle, but..............
My Dad runs the FBO stuff and it works great but I'm still using Mopar stuff, currently Chrome box and Chrome coil. I am going to replace the coil and the Chrome ECU because i had to borrow them from my dads spare parts box at the races last week. My car would hit 6200 and that was it, felt like a rev limiter. I've heard guys having good luck with NAPA stuff but thought I'd ask before buying.
Thanks.
Don.

Re: ECU gone bad. What do you guys use? [Re: MoparDonny] #1058656
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I think I'm going to try the new FBO stuff on my Charger...


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Re: ECU gone bad. What do you guys use? [Re: CrAzYMoPaRGuY] #1058657
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Is the FBO stuff recommended for daily driver use though? I don't make long trips but I drive it a fair bit.

Re: ECU gone bad. What do you guys use? [Re: MoparDonny] #1058658
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Quote:

Is the FBO stuff recommended for daily driver use though? I don't make long trips but I drive it a fair bit.




I have the original FBO setup on my Jensen- the A688. I daily drive my Jensen and go out for hours at a time, runs like a clock. It's been running well over a year.

The new setup is supposed to be more powerful, but I haven't tried it yet.... others will have to chime in.


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Re: ECU gone bad. What do you guys use? [Re: MoparDonny] #1058659
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How long have you had that chrome box on it... things
do wear out... my fist ignition was the gold box but
thats not for the street

Re: ECU gone bad. What do you guys use? [Re: MR_P_BODY] #1058660
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Quote:

How long have you had that chrome box on it... things
do wear out... my fist ignition was the gold box but
thats not for the street





I'm gonna guess 4 or 5 years max. This might be 5th summer with it. I only put 500 miles a year on the car at most. I had heard someone say before that the boxes NAPA carries seem like good quality

Re: ECU gone bad. What do you guys use? [Re: MoparDonny] #1058661
08/21/11 06:24 PM
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Quote:

Quote:

How long have you had that chrome box on it... things
do wear out... my fist ignition was the gold box but
thats not for the street





I'm gonna guess 4 or 5 years max. This might be 5th summer with it. I only put 500 miles a year on the car at most. I had heard someone say before that the boxes NAPA carries seem like good quality




To me... if its a street car I want something I can
get anywhere to get me home... a race car I use MSD
because most guys use it and I MIGHT be able to
get a part at the track if I have a problem.... I
always look for easy access to stuff like that...
I dont know if NAPA is better or not

Re: ECU gone bad. What do you guys use? [Re: MR_P_BODY] #1058662
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Back in my street days I ran a chrome box that started giving me fits, especially when hot. I lengthened the wiring and moved it up to the front of the radiator support. Worked like a champ until I finally went complete MSD as the car had become full time race.

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Factory 4 prong control box or convert to pertronix. I for one only use the Mopar elec for backup ignition All is there except dist which I carry in a tool box

Re: ECU gone bad. What do you guys use? [Re: MoparDonny] #1058664
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Before chucking the chrome box..
Be sure to check your ground connections for the box closely, these need to be tite & kleen..

Just my $0.02...

Re: ECU gone bad. What do you guys use? [Re: Sinitro] #1058665
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Quote:

Before chucking the chrome box..
Be sure to check your ground connections for the box closely, these need to be tite & kleen..

Just my $0.02...


Some real good advice here ^.. I had a chrome one do that and wasnt grounded well.. also burnt a couple of chrome boxes up using an accell super coil. You might want to consider a stock oe black box, mine never misses a beat, but I dont go past 6700.

Re: ECU gone bad. What do you guys use? [Re: Hot 340] #1058666
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Don, I'll double check but I've got a FBO ecu i haven't used...still in the box.

it's your if you want it.

Re: ECU gone bad. What do you guys use? [Re: toddd] #1058667
08/23/11 10:52 PM
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Todd, you going to McNeill on Friday?? I'll be there late but I'm going right after work. Probably get there around 10PM

Don.

Re: ECU gone bad. What do you guys use? [Re: Hot 340] #1058668
08/23/11 10:56 PM
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Quote:

I had a chrome one do that and wasnt grounded well.. also burnt a couple of chrome boxes up using an accell super coil. You might want to consider a stock oe black box, mine never misses a beat, but I dont go past 6700.




I never need more than 6500 at absolute most anyway, but it's embarrassing when it pops like a chevy.

Re: ECU gone bad. What do you guys use? [Re: MoparDonny] #1058669
08/23/11 10:59 PM
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I'm going to...just waiting for a F****'n t/o bearing, so i can put the car together again....6 times this year so far.

I'll bring it.


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