I believe patrol wagons have an immobilizer and utes don't, you could have your original ecu socketed but if the soldering fails your up shit creek, which is why I recommend keeping your original and using a second hand one (ecu and matching ignition barrel for the Patrol). A chip tuned on a dyno will give similar final figures but learning to do this myself, I can tune it myself when ever I change something and get the Nav to drive they way I like. Each have there pros and cons.Hi guys,
Firstly thanks heaps for the interesting read. I stumbled across all your hard work when looking at performance chips as I thought if you could plug one in, surely you could get the same if not better / safer performance from flashing the factory computer which you have proven.
How goes the progress with the custom maps?
And also I saw mention that for us patrol owners we would have to get a matching set of ecu and ignition barrel to replace the chips in. Is this correct?
I guess the question I want answered is do you reckon modding the factory ecu like you've done is a better path to head down than getting an aftermarket chip to plug in for 850 odd bucks.
PS. I've got an 02 direct injection zd30 if that means anything to you guys.