Re: Hyundai OBD1 ECU remapping question.
No worries, just wasn't sure if you knew or not.
With regards to the Honda programming - you are referring to Hondata, and its not quite as simple as that. First, you have to send your ECU off to them (along with quite a large sum of cash!!!!) so that they can fiddle with it and upload new software and chip it. Then they send it back to you so you can plug it back into the car. Then you can remap the standard parameters using either a Palm Pilot as you say, or with a laptop.
The problem with this, is not only is it very expensive, it is also dangerous if you don't know what you're doing, and should really be left to the professionals. Setting up an SAFC is risky enough (and thats pretty much just a linear fuel map), but setting up a full custom ECU with proper 3D fuel maps is ridiculously difficult unless you're trained to do so.
With regards to 'why are Hundai tuners so far behind' - its probably more to do with limitations of the ECU's themselves. Don't get me wrong, it probably can be done, but perhaps its not as easy as with the Honda OBD0 and OBD1. The Honda ECU's are widely recognised as some of the best OE ECU's around, and I think this is why tuners tend to concentrate on them.
I for one would love to see more tuning gear available for Hyundai's - I really don't think there's enough about, and I would have loved to have done more with my S Coupe Turbo when I had it. But, until they do start doing more for Hyundai's (although its unlikely they will start concentrating on the older models at this stage), I'd do what everyone else does - try using universal things. Go for either an Apexi SAFC (although you'll have to figure out which ECU wires to splice into, as the instruction manual doesn't cover the S Coupe) or go for a Greddy E-Manage which again is universal (so I believe) and can be remapped by using either a laptop or similar, or by combining it with the Greddy Profec E-01. Once you've put either of those systems in, you can put some bigger injectors in, adjust the fuel mixture accordingly and then turn that boost up!!!!!!!
No Hyundai any more
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