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Old 09-21-2008, 10:13 AM   #1
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Question VF E stage 1 running without software

I have this Stage 1 kit sitting in my garage. I do not have the dough ($750) to remap the ECU.

My question is, can I just install thing puppy and wait to remap the ECU? I know I will not be running at optimum but atleast I will have it one when I do remap the ECU.

Can this be done?
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Old 09-21-2008, 11:12 AM   #2
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AFAIK, Yes, the car will run. just not very good.
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Um, i'm sure the car will run, but I would NOT even consider doing this! And if you do, don't even think about anything past 50% throttle. Then again, teh car might fall into limp mode right away.
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Save $$. Install kit. Very bad things can happen without the proper tune...
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Their is no point of running a kit without a ecu remap..... You can really F up your car.
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Old 09-22-2008, 12:12 AM   #6
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Thanks for all the input. I figured this would be the case. Just getting antsy to install it. But do it once and do it right is always the best way to drive (fly).

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