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    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.


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    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.

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    Time to dust off the credit card then.

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    Go to Jerry's store he has a promotion on them right now

    http://www.4-tecperformance.com/

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    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.

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    Don`t feel bad, I am in the same situation.

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    yea i'm thinking about 1 now was going 2 waight till winter but with this promo going on, well u know

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    yea i'm thinking about 1 now was going 2 waight till winter but with this promo going on, well u know
    You took the words right out of my mouth!

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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

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    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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