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Sounds good, essentially, 1795 us dollars for anothe ecu, especially whilst still under warranty, the swapping seems to be a pain in the rse,,,,with the blue tooth version of your kit, compared to non blue tooth, do we still have the option to "manualise" max settings when our phones are off?
Hey Ivanivnk,
The replacement ecu is actually easier to install than the MAXPower ECM but are fairly simple to install. The replacement ecu and MAXPower will give you similar gains. The ECU comes with mapping already that allows you to just quickly swap the OEM ECU with our replacement ECU and ready to drive. With the blue tooth version ECM you have the option of changing the settings of the ECM through the phone app. If the phone is turned off there is no option to manually change the ECM settings. The non blue tooth ECM does not give you the ability to change the ECM settings, it is set to sport plus all the time.

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Also, i forgot to ask, is there the capability to download future updates? Cheers
If future updates do become available you do have that capability through the phone application and some may need to be sent back to us to update depending on what the update may be. The only time this would not be possible is if Alfa Romeo did some drastic changes. However at the moment there has not been any updates.

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Do this in ANY way change the throttle response to the pedal input as compared to stock? No offense intended in any way with the question. I am just wondering if it 'feels' faster as a result.
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As I can tell, no throttle input changes. I know how those feel, as I did that with Apexi's controller for my old 3rd gen miata. This is only a piggyback, not a full ecu. It's simply changing parameters on the MAP and boost sensors, and I'm assuming, tricking the computer to provide more fuel and boost.
The MAXPower does not have any throttle remapping. The power gains the customer felt were simply due the increase of horsepower and torque that he felt. No throttle remapping modules or software were used. This MAXPower ECM does not have any throttle in it. All gains felt were actual gains.

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Changing out the ECU is very easy and fast. Swap can be done in a business suit in less than 5 minutes. Just 4 screws to remove and the two connectors which snap off easily. It sits at the top center of the bulkhead between the engine and trunk.
Correct! Thank You for the input!


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I also purchased the Madness piggy back (non-BT version), if you have any questions let me know. In short, it's one of the best bang for buck mods I've done. It rounds out the upper ranges of the power band so that it doesn't lose steam at the top-end. Very satisfied so far.
chaforjohn,
Thank You for the kind words. We are so glad that you happy with the MAXPower ECM!

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I was hoping for more footage of the 4C putting the power down.
We would have loved to show more but this was simply a short product review video and not a scripted professional commercial. We had a customer at our new Texas location that had us install he MAXPower ECM and we simply asked him if he had an extra ten minutes to spare and was willing to do a quick product review. He said "yes", we grabbed our cell phone and jumped in the car.


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