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standard altezzas

Posted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 2:13 pm
by nivek
put a standard ecu in to my altezza instead of my toms t.e.c. ii ecu.
god there an awfull slow car with standard ecu. must of lost 20 bhp with standard ecu. a good vti civic wood make sugar of standard alltezzas.
stupid toyota..

i also blew the cat apart in the exhaust 2 days ago. and it was only in the car 5 months. altezzas take no abuse.

Re: standard altezzas

Posted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 2:31 pm
by moomoo
cant agree. Exit a roundabout (40ish km) behind a civic and at 80km you'll gain on them big time, over 100km the civic hasnt a chance. Thats my experience with them anyway :roll:

Re: standard altezzas

Posted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 2:40 pm
by jarocki
why you change your ecu then?

Re: standard altezzas

Posted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 2:55 pm
by Damok
Did you have the altezza on a dyno with the Tom's ecu :?: Would be interesting what kind of power difference there really was between Standard and Toms :? :?

Re: standard altezzas

Posted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 3:52 pm
by moomoo
Damok wrote:Did you have the altezza on a dyno with the Tom's ecu :?: Would be interesting what kind of power difference there really was between Standard and Toms :? :?

Rob has one I think :wink:

Re: standard altezzas

Posted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 4:53 pm
by donut46
yeah fair as i know rob has a toms ecu be good to see the difference

Re: standard altezzas

Posted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 6:52 pm
by lanigan
I dont agree either, they do take abuse (within reason) - but if they were diesel they'd de indestructable!

My cars been in the country for nearly 6 years now and still have the same cat - in the shed gathering dust waiting for the next nct :lol:

Was it a genuine cat or a weld in one?

They are dead on the road without a decat though, its mental how much difference that makes

From a standstill the civic will be ahead but once you get over 5000rpm and from a rolling start you'll give a standard type r a good run for its money bearing in mind the power to weight ratio: Altezza 156bhp/tonne - EK9 Type R 166bhp/tonne (using factory figures for bhp & weight)

Re: standard altezzas

Posted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 9:35 pm
by luvdog
lanigan wrote:
They are dead on the road without a decat though, its mental how much difference that makes

are u saying that without the cat are losing power? :?

Re: standard altezzas

Posted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 9:54 pm
by TEZZAfrank
luvdog wrote:
lanigan wrote:
They are dead on the road without a decat though, its mental how much difference that makes

are u saying that without the cat are losing power? :?


He means theres alot more power with a decat.

Re: standard altezzas

Posted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 7:33 am
by jarocki
jusy put in a kakimoto decat in the car there few weeks back!very happy with it would love to get it on the dyno and see what difference it made. got the dyno done before hand

Re: standard altezzas

Posted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 9:37 am
by corn67
dont agree my self wit this obviously will be a loss wit a standard ecu but if u have other mods u should have no problems i have stainless 4 branch down pipes de cat and back box and took a vti on motor way from a standing start he had me in first but cought him in second and left him in third :D :D cars are heavy but still have power not bad for a n/a car in all fairness :D

Re: standard altezzas

Posted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 2:25 pm
by Rob
moomoo wrote:Rob has one I think :wink:


Yep, and I'll be at the dyno day on Sat.

Re: standard altezzas

Posted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 3:29 pm
by dmcgarry
haw many yo-yo's for a decent decat????

Re: standard altezzas

Posted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 3:37 pm
by Rob
dmcgarry wrote:haw many yo-yo's for a decent decat????


Considering it's just a pipe with two flanges on either end, I woudn't be buying a branded one (says he with the Sard :roll: ). Just find an exhaust place that will do a custom pipe replacement and you should get it a lot cheaper.
I've heard of places offering to make one from the old flanges, i.e. cut up the existing cat, for cheap. The problem with that is it won't be possible to bolt back on the cat come NCT time and you'll be likely to fail the emissions test.

I've heard of people getting stuff made by these guys, not sure how much it would be though:
http://www.souhan.ie/

Re: standard altezzas

Posted: Fri Jun 18, 2010 6:31 am
by jarocki
what would the difference in torque and horse power be with my kakimoto decat?