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  • mrbillytalent's Avatar
    Today, 08:13 PM
    My goal is to use this as a learning experience to learn about engine tuning as well as being a fun, one of a kind project. I'm graduating with my degree in mechanical engineering this semester so I want a project to keep my brain busy while I'm out of school. This being said, I too see potential in the n54 and would love to get this swapped into another chassis and move forward with bigger turbos and maybe one day get into building the motor. Is the OEM ecu usable in another chassis? From my understanding it just hasn't been figured out quite yet, hence the need for a stand alone tune.
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Today, 08:12 PM
    Welcome MikeCC, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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  • mjmarovi's Avatar
    Today, 07:57 PM
    Hmmm very interesting, I'm personally not very well versed in standalone systems, and have only ever heard of one person using one and it still wasn't "standalone". I'll be honest, IMO there would be better options for engines to swap into a project car. Not saying the N54 isn't great or doesn't have potential, but until it's figured out and there are proven options out there with proven power capabilities I just don't see it as the best option. S54 would be seem like a better option to me. However, if you were to use the N54 right now I'd be looking at MOTEC. Oh, yeah you could also just use the OEM ECU lol. It is an extremely powerful unit and tuning seems to be going quite well with it thus far, and it's only getting better.
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  • mrbillytalent's Avatar
    Today, 07:25 PM
    Has anyone ever used this engine management before? I am looking into putting an n54 into something fun and have read too many horror stories with the immobilizer and swapping over other modules, so I'm looking into the possibility of standalone tuning an n54. I'm pretty sure there is a Megasquirt unit that can handle direct injection, however if need be it might just be easier to switch over to port injection (which could save me troubles when moving on to single turbos). Has anyone done this before? Am I insane? I appreciate your guys' help, I hope to one day be a big part of this community as well!
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  • singletrack's Avatar
    Today, 06:56 PM
    Good thinking - I'll take both also : P In reality, what I see is that most of the guys that I know that fly private borrow their friend's plane. Even at that, they pay for the landing fees, fuel, and pilots. That alone can run you 5k for a simple trip from Pittsburgh to a semi-close airport like Chicago or New York. Amex pushes these private jet services but I've never used one. In reality, I have never flown private although I have been invited to...didn't work out. My wife has a number of times because she works with said ballers. It is pretty dope. She drives her car up to the jet, gets out, walks on plane and sits down. They valet her car. When they land, car is pulled up next to plane. Compare/contrast that to the modern experience, even with precheck, and there is no comparison. On yachts - you are in another league there. That is crazy money and the thought of being out at sea in a storm somewhat scares me.
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  • mjmarovi's Avatar
    Today, 06:53 PM
    My favorite downpipes on the market! GLWS man! And the move to DC!
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  • Untouchable's Avatar
    Today, 06:48 PM
    Car has 850miles. 3k????? no race mode at 850 miles. im not a troll, I'm just honest. You begged him to race
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