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2019 Performance ECU and Turbo

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14 Apr 2019 00:36 #206027 by zukebob
This company is in the UK so someone on the forum might be familiar with them. I don't really put a lot of trust in these things (or the performance claims the companies make) but interesting to watch.

2019 Jimny ECU and Turbo

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14 Apr 2019 05:56 #206031 by Lambert
Huge performance gains over stock? Yeah until you get a rod through the block. I would be very cautious.

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14 Apr 2019 07:29 #206033 by Andy2640
As a untrained monkey man mechanic, I am fully confident in my comments.....


I agree with Lambert. It doesn't matter what a gain is, with a gain of any sort comes drawbacks. Or in other words....there's is always a price to pay.

Also voids any warranty, and is a very bad idea IMO. ;-)

However I know jack poop about this sort of thing.

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14 Apr 2019 08:20 #206037 by Soeley
I imagine it would be quite scary driving a Jimny with that much power. You'd be on the bends too quick and with too much momentum behind you, I bet a lot of them would end up falling over!

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14 Apr 2019 13:42 #206064 by stiffsteve204me

Soeley wrote: I imagine it would be quite scary driving a Jimny with that much power. You'd be on the bends too quick and with too much momentum behind you, I bet a lot of them would end up falling over!



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I have to agree, Soeley. IMO, if the Jimny was suitable for this power, it would be offered as an option. It is, what it is.


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14 Apr 2019 14:49 #206067 by Scimike
Got to say I don't understand the thinking behind that. If you want a fast car go and buy one that's designed that way. Don't purchase a ladder frame and solid axle Jimny and hope it will get around the first bend.

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14 Apr 2019 15:05 #206070 by Lambert
Err, oh. I must be doing something wrong?

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14 Apr 2019 16:23 #206078 by Riccy
There is a turbo 'kit' avaliable for the gen3 jimny on aliexpress. I know Kiethy blew up the engine, but that was unlucky and a M13. I think his turbo setup lives on in James Priestly's trayback :-)

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17 Apr 2019 10:58 #206280 by Bill Portland
from everything i've heard about the gen 4 it seems that a bit of extra power, (coupled to a 6th gear), is just what it's crying out for - to get the revs down at national speed limits. maybe future models will have both.

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19 Apr 2019 11:42 #206357 by Guy 2
Agree, these things tend to be a recipe for 'lunching' you engine - over time at least. I would be much more convinced by a 'low pressure' turbo installation - or better still maybe a supercharger, particularly for the Jimny with it's off road duties.

Still, interesting to see how the aftermarket develops.

I note that Paranoid Industries - elsewhere on this Forum, were thinking about a low pressure turbo kit.

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19 Apr 2019 17:11 #206365 by Foxtrot
I wonder what's it like in low 4x4 rock crawling when the turbo keeps kicking in...:laugh:

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21 Apr 2019 15:30 #206454 by Keithy

Foxtrot wrote: I wonder what's it like in low 4x4 rock crawling when the turbo keeps kicking in...:laugh:

Seemed just fine to me....ace fun in fact.

Looking forward to having my twincharger finished.....even more fun.

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