Recommend sport minimum, race preferredHey guys,
to start I'm totally new to the self tuning and especially stand alone ECU setups. I'm not new to custom setups like intercoolers, piping, intakes rebuilding turbos etc. So I am not afraid to learn and take on new advanced projects.
My issue is I can't leave my car alone I am constantly upgrading and changing everything from factory to my own setup I am done with off the shelf tuning as finding tuners is hard and I want to be the one to do everything myself. I want to go Maxxecu so I can learn the tuning world, I have a friend who has years of experience tuning turbo cars with megasquirt holley etc. We both would be new to the Maxxecu world. I am not afraid of wiring or digging into cutting and refitting connectors etc. My friend also has huge experience doing wiring and harnesses which is a big + for me.
My main question leans towards will the Maxxecu Street be enough for my Volvo 850 T5? I have a pretty decent list of what I have done in terms of upgrades. Is there anyone who has Maxxecu as a piggyback (I believe that's the term) with their stock ECU to run some of the basic functions or is it better to just completely run the Volvo system with just Maxxecu? I would prefer a complete new setup and just run the standalone and just get rid of the M4.4 ECU all together but not sure what's easiest and best. All the info will be excellent I am prepared to ask a million questions. Thanks for taking the time to read.