So I wanted to have some form of tunable management for this project. Since budget was a factor I was shopping around for an ECU that would be able to run the turbo engine but at the same time allow me to tune the engine, when I came across the mircosquirt ecu.
I was hoping to get the megasquirt ecu but budget wise that was a bit pricey for me. I found the microsquirt ecu was a compact version of the megasquirt 2 ecu just with less features and it was perfect for entry level tuners. So I was able to get a used one for a decent price and that's what I will be working with.
The plan is to use the stock harness from the tercel and wire the microsquirt through it and run the 4EFTE Engine. I got a hold of an old ecu that I will be sacrificing to make a plug and play harness for the microsquirt.
So part one of this install series saw me installing the rear struts and springs and yesterday i was able to finish up the series by installing the front struts and springs.
The car was in desperate need of these struts as the OEM ones on the car were beyond done. The install was not that difficult, three bolts at the top of the strut, two bolts below that hold the strut to the hub and boom its out.
I had to use a spring clamp to compress the spring in order to get the top chair section off the old strut assembly.
I did a test drive once I was done installing them and the car felt way better and ride was firm but not uncomfortable. I will see how they continue to ride as the weeks progress.
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I am a Starlet enthusiast who has been previlaged to own 4 starlets to date and have picked up a few things about these little vehicles. There is always more to learn and im always willing to share info and thats what my aim is with this site.