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    Best 5.0 ECU to use for a turbo coyote boat project

    What is the best ecu to use for a turbo 2013 coyote motor for a boat? I want to tune the ecu with hp tuners. I don't want to have to pay 1500 dollars for a control pack when I know a factory ecu will do the job.

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    I would use a manual trans mustang pcm with the ford racing Crate_6 control pack strategy.

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    any ecu will do fine it doesn't have to be anything specific or special

    if your running it on premium fuel i'd recommend 22 degrees of timing and .78 lambda. Running 26 degrees at .83 lambda usually causes issues when staying WOT for hours.

    If you don't have a coolant recirc system setup then you need to invest in that as well.
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    I heard that the 11-14 needed a speed sensor to operate correctly. Can this be shut off? Thought about using a 15 up pcm. Also is it easier to disable the PATS on one versus the other 11-14 versus 15-17? Is a truck ecu better than an mustang ecu etc?

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    The crate_6 strategy takes care of PATS.
    Yes, you can disable the speed input. And for a.boat, you will need to disable a bunch more items.

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    no it doesnt need the speed sensor

    15 up pcm would require a cam phaser and timing setup swap for no gain, or a cam signal converter which adds more complexity for no gain

    truck ecu is same not any better or worse
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    Where can I get the Crate_6 strategy? Also am I going to need 4 licenses to flash a new strategy onto a pcm?

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    FYI, I am using a 2013-14 pcm with the M2A3_Crate_6 strategy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onefastt View Post
    Is a truck ecu better than an mustang ecu etc?
    For a boosted engine where you're not concerned with other devices on the CAN, such as IPC, BdyCM, RCM, etc. the truck or the 18-20 Roush SC strategy is better because they are MAP based. The best choice for any boosted application is the new GT500.

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    I fail to see how non relevant missing devices makes one ecu better. Why do you think map based is better? I'm curious what make the new gt500 ecu better?

    AFAIK all ecu's are calculators and do only what you tell them to do nothing more and nothing less.
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    I found the crate 6 tune. will I need 4 credits to overwrite a factory PCM?

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    Quote Originally Posted by decipha View Post
    I fail to see how non relevant missing devices makes one ecu better. Why do you think map based is better? I'm curious what make the new gt500 ecu better?

    AFAIK all ecu's are calculators and do only what you tell them to do nothing more and nothing less.
    MAP sensor. Speed Density. There is a reason we don't develop SC and EB engines with MAF.
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