Thread: Disadvantages Of RIVA ECU
05-02-2007, 12:40 PM #1
Disadvantages Of RIVA ECU
Are there any real disadvantages with having an aftermarket ECU. I know that the advantages will offset any there maybe, I just want to make an informed decision.
Do you loose any functions, hours, trip etc is what I'm getting at.
05-02-2007, 01:28 PM #2
With the Riva ECU if you have a warranty it is void as soon as you activate it.
It must be activated with the BUDS system at your dealer.
It acts just as a stock ECU with all stock functions (hours, trip, etc) and the learning key now becoms a practice ski with limited power.... about 60 mph.
05-02-2007, 01:41 PM #3
05-02-2007, 02:20 PM #4
05-02-2007, 02:52 PM #5
Yeah, this is why i'm asking the questions. I had convienced myself that I didn't want an ECU then this deal comes along.
05-02-2007, 04:04 PM #6
05-02-2007, 05:23 PM #7
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- winchester va
yea i'm thinking about 1 now was going 2 waight till winter but with this promo going on, well u know
05-02-2007, 07:28 PM #8
05-02-2007, 08:28 PM #9
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How about after dishing out all the money on the ECU, having to spend even more money to upgrade your injectors and valve train. Not really a disadvantage but it makes an already nice dent in your wallet a little more noticible. It's not just a plug in and go part. What was an already expensive part at $1K just became a $2K project.
Riva ECU = $1K
50# injectors = $200 or $320 (depending on if you get the Riva 50# or not)
Valve train upgrade = $600
05-02-2007, 08:34 PM #10
Rex, the injectors come free with the ECU right now... this is what they are talking about.
Plus, the ECU is $900 with the greenhulk coupon code, not $1000
Also, the valvetrain upgrade is $539 with the greenhulk discount.
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