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    • How much does a MoTeC M1 standalone engine control unit (ECU) setup cost?

      If you have been around tuning long enough you have likely heard the name Motec. They are a popular choice for serious engine management namely in high end racing applications but also high end tuner builds.


      So how much does getting a Motec standalone cost? Well, as you can see the hardware itself is not cheap but that is not where costs start to add up. You need to get a harness made for your application and then get someone to tune it. That could add up to hundreds of hours.

      The reason you see Syvecs ECU's more often in street applications is they are plug and play in the respect that a base map or several maps for your car are already included for a tuner to work from. If you just take a Motec box and tell a tuner to get it to work for your setup this is now a ground-up custom application with the associated cost.

      A Motec M142 for example could work in a V8 twin turbo direct injected application. By the time all was said and done though you could easily spend $10k+ on said application to dial it in. That is a best case scenario.

      The Motec line is extremely capable:


      It is no wonder though that most people stick to tuning the factory ECU and leave the Motec setups for those with deep, deep pockets.








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      1. benzy89's Avatar
        benzy89 -
        Since you referenced Syvecs, do you happen to know the cost of a Syvecs 911 setup for comparison purposes?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by benzy89 Click here to enlarge
        Since you referenced Syvecs, do you happen to know the cost of a Syvecs 911 setup for comparison purposes?
        It depends on the model. I don't know offhand.

        Their plug and play units are what you would want to look for.
      1. UkuRiSh's Avatar
        UkuRiSh -
        This can control dsg ?