Removing stock ECU for standalone? -

Go Back > Series I Tech & Performance > Series I Tech Garage

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread
Old 06-30-2005, 01:05 AM   #1
Trader Score: (0)
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 97
Question Removing stock ECU for standalone?

I'm contemplating a project which for now I will not detail such that we can all concentrate on the question at hand

Does anyone have any experience or information regarding the effects of removing the stock ECU? The "new" motor would be running off a Haltech (or equivalent) and would not need the stock ECU for any engine related functions. My questions are really related to the ABS, and Electric PS - the car is to become mostly a track vehicle with some occasional street use, so other ammenties such as AC aren't really much of a concern. Looking at a quick wiring diagram it doesn't seem that the ABS or EPS are attached to the main PCM, rather run off their own mini-ecu's which primarily require a connection to the VSS (vehicle speed sensor) in order to function. Does this mean that removing the stock ECU would not affect these functions?

I had originally planned on leaving the stock ECU in place, but it's mounting and cable routing may interfere with the positioning of the new engine. I'd prefer to remove it alltogether if possible.

If anyone has any information regarding this it would be greatly appreciated - I am awaiting my RX8 Wiring Manual so am posting this question prematurely!

Thanks in advance...

Last edited by demon; 06-30-2005 at 01:09 AM.
demon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2005, 03:49 AM   #2
Lock & Load's Avatar
Trader Score: (0)
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Gold Coast Australia
Posts: 3,535
Some RX8'S usedon the track are using standalone units of memory Acosta racing in Italy are racing their cars with a standalone unit .

Lock & Load is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2005, 03:49 AM
Mazda RX8

Paid Advertisement


1052, aem, car, consequences, ecm, ecu, effects, ems, remove, removing, replace, rx8, stand, standalone, stock

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:52 AM.


All content Copyright 2007 by Internet Brands, Inc.