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I know someone who had an Integra a few years back and he had an NSX performance chip put in it. He said the thing blew! Do you all think this would be a possiblity for the TSX in a few years? If so would you get it or opt for something like a supercharger or turbo?
 

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Sorry this has nothing to do with Hondata.

And placing the wrong type of ECU, piggybag device not designed for the car is asking for the engine to prematurely fail. I cannot see how an NSX engine's ECU can work with an Integra engine's ECU in replacement under any aspect. They're completely different engine designs, displacements and standards.
 

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Noel,

The way I read it was she was asking if there was any way to modify the ECU. I answered as such and I am sure you understood that.
 

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Yes, I understand your response. But either we have misintepreted her query or she's really asking about plugging in another models' ECU into her current model.
 

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i also don't see it happening and don't see it being worth it.
 

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I know modifying the ECU can tremendously increase your engine's ability.....but, aren't cars built with their stock ECU to give the best performance and a quailty ride? So why change it? If we did........then we will make the car unbalance.......

Unless the people @ Acura is hiding something form us!!
 

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Tremendous, not exactly. Racing or competition ECUs generally raise the power output slightly while removing alot of safety features build into factory ECUs. These safety features has the principal responsibility of preventing engine failure. And when it detects undue conditions, it runs on a more conservative mode which also means reducing power output.

ECU is not about balance, ECU tuning is importantly the most crucial component in the car. And is not something that should be ventured into unless you're absolutely sure what you want it to do and is prepared to live with the consequences should it fail. Modifying the ECU is also an immediate void of the warranty should the majority of components fail.
 
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