Originally Posted by ridethecliche
Why the preference for a piggyback vs a standalone? Or are all of those stand alones as well. Honestly, all everyone talks about in US miata forums is the megasquirt, which can be had for about 800 or so new.
$800 isn't "the cheapest out there". Let me dig around for a solution for you. I prefer standalone. But for simple mods, a piggyback will do the job. In engines where the variable valve timing is controlled by the cam pulleys themselves. When you install cams with adjustable pulleys the factory system is obsolete. And ignition/fuel, etc is controlled by the ecu. Fine tuned with the pulleys adjustments. You only want to mess with the head if you have a set of parts. So start collecting valvetrain parts slowly one by one, and get your engine running on a new ecu setup to make the most of what it can do now. Tunable into future mods.