Alfaworks Race Ecu - Alfa Romeo 4C Forums
 281Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 219 (permalink) Old 06-12-2018, 01:37 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
milo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Suwanee
Posts: 743
Who’s currently using this Ecu? How much better is it compared to a cloned ecu? I’m thinking of getting this in conjunction with the twin scroll turbo upgrade
Attached Images
File Type: jpg DFEC8A15-3F64-40C4-9CA7-85582A663E0E_1528783266055.jpg (88.3 KB, 131 views)

Life Too Short To Drive Boring Cars
ALFA ROMEO 4C LAUNCH EDITION #302
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

[email protected] noypiatx
My YouTube channel:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by milo; 06-12-2018 at 02:01 AM.
milo is offline  
post #2 of 219 (permalink) Old 06-12-2018, 04:12 AM
Senior Member
 
jamiealfa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: UK
Posts: 1,372
Well unsurprisingly I am using one and all you have to do is plug it in to find out the difference and they dont code to the car so you could also find a friend and borrow theirs :-)

The real difference however is when you do any serious modifications like a hybrid or twin scroll turbo where the standard ECU is useless as no matter what you do it is getting boost limit signals from the gearbox ECU and it wont go above 1.55 bar of boost. The race ECU is not programmed to accept these signals so it continues to boost.
4Canada, 4C-ophe, ahcorse and 1 others like this.

Jamie Porter
jamiealfa is offline  
post #3 of 219 (permalink) Old 06-13-2018, 08:06 AM
Senior Member
 
Nimo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Toronto
Posts: 582
I purchased Jamie's Race ECU but haven't installed it yet. I will report back results once installed. This should be done right after I have my hybrid turbo back from a rebuilder.
ahcorse likes this.

17 BMW X5M
17 Lexus GSF
15 Alfa 4C Spyder
Nimo is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 219 (permalink) Old 06-13-2018, 10:03 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
milo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Suwanee
Posts: 743
Quote:
Originally Posted by jamiealfa View Post
Well unsurprisingly I am using one and all you have to do is plug it in to find out the difference and they dont code to the car so you could also find a friend and borrow theirs 🙂

The real difference however is when you do any serious modifications like a hybrid or twin scroll turbo where the standard ECU is useless as no matter what you do it is getting boost limit signals from the gearbox ECU and it wont go above 1.55 bar of boost. The race ECU is not programmed to accept these signals so it continues to boost.

I’m currently running a Novitec catless DP will this throw a CEL also will the base tune have pops n crackle on deceleration ?

Life Too Short To Drive Boring Cars
ALFA ROMEO 4C LAUNCH EDITION #302
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

[email protected] noypiatx
My YouTube channel:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
milo is offline  
post #5 of 219 (permalink) Old 06-13-2018, 10:33 AM
Senior Member
 
4C-ophe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Belgium
Posts: 461
I have one, but don't seem to find where the wideband lambda sensor has to be place. Dummy :-(
Can anybody send me a picture of the engine compartiment where it is?
In return, I'll post my experiences ;-))))
4C-ophe is offline  
post #6 of 219 (permalink) Old 06-13-2018, 11:44 AM
Senior Member
 
jamiealfa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: UK
Posts: 1,372
I would send a picture but my car is as usual away with specialists having some more trick stuff done

Jamie Porter
jamiealfa is offline  
post #7 of 219 (permalink) Old 06-13-2018, 03:07 PM
Senior Member
 
4C-ophe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Belgium
Posts: 461
Thanks Jamie. In the meanwhile I came to understand that when you talked about 'the front of the engine', that that is the same side as the front of the car, and not the front side when you are standing behind it ;-).

Tomorrow, it's out on the road with 300bhp under my bum. Whoohoo!!!
4Canada, Alipapa and CJeazy like this.
4C-ophe is offline  
post #8 of 219 (permalink) Old 06-14-2018, 02:03 PM
Senior Member
 
Gale's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 431
Garage
If I understand correctly this is a full ECU not just a piggyback and yet you can keep all the functions of a stock car (cruise control, etc.)? So in case I buy stage 2 tune (generic tune) for my stock engine now, I can later change the exhaust system, pistons etc. and fine tune it on a dyno, or I'd need to bring the car to you for every mod I do?

"And so you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further. With your mind power, your determination, your instinct, and the experience as well, you can fly very high" A.S.
Gale is offline  
post #9 of 219 (permalink) Old 06-15-2018, 01:11 PM
Senior Member
 
4C-ophe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Belgium
Posts: 461
OK, after some dummy errors I was up and rrrunnnnningggg.... Bloody hell, this thing is fast!!
This is my first modification, so I can not compare it to other ECUs, piggybacks or whatever, but what a difference to the stock ECU!!!

First big difference is when you take off. It feels crisper. Then it gets swift, but feels rather similar to stock.
But then, when you really open the throttle... The acceleration... The ease by which it hit over 6000rpm...
The speed by which you have to change gears is just from another level.
Happy I don't have the hybrid turbo yet so my brain gets time to adapt ;-).

And the difference in sound (due to other maps) makes it sound more race like.
I drive the standard exhaust, that I wanted to change to a valved system. But now the engine noise is so exhilirating I dought I will.
And when you hit over 6000rpm. Super!

In the rpms where you miss the power of an aspired engine, where the stock loses its punch, you now get longer torque and power.
She really feels like a little race car now. Like the car she should have been all the way.
Your known and familiar love, but now in kinky outfit :-))

I'll get back to you once I've driven a bit more. And my brain starts registering again ;-))
mdpsk, 4Canada, heelntoe and 9 others like this.
4C-ophe is offline  
post #10 of 219 (permalink) Old 06-15-2018, 01:12 PM
Senior Member
 
4C-ophe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Belgium
Posts: 461
And above all, a big thanks to Jamie for developing this project. And for helping me out.
Hear, hear!!
4Canada, lkone, Nimo and 3 others like this.
4C-ophe is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wearing a race suit on track day? Yes or No? toto4c 4C Motorsports 18 Yesterday 10:53 AM
Alfaworks Race Spacers for Sale Gabriel Tyler Classifieds 2 05-27-2018 08:57 PM
WTB: UK - Springs, exhaust, race blocks, race ecu etc wrcallar Classifieds 5 05-24-2018 08:38 PM
Race mode tracking in the rain at ORP Call me Al 4C Motorsports 6 06-10-2017 02:45 PM
autoweek.com 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe: Race Organizer Review Haha Alfa Romeo 4C Reviews 5 08-03-2015 05:43 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome