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Old 05-19-2017, 01:29 AM   #69
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I had the Neuspeed Power Module however I experienced EPC warning lights on multiple occasions after repeatedly depressing and releasing the accelerator pedal in quick succession. I realized this could be caused from the piggy back and removed the power module. After I removed the piggy back system that fault did not occur again with the same type of pedal modulation. I don't like how the piggy back is constantly "tricking" the car's computer.

That's the main reason I don't want to do a piggy back system anymore.


Plus I had a great experience with APR in the past however the whole voiding-warranty factor is daunting. Le Sigh
I'd like to ECU tune too but I have to keep myself in check because I'd like to have powertrain warranty if I ever needed it.

As for the Neuspeed piggy back causing EPC... that's strange. Loose connections? Have you contacted them about it? Anyhow, you should give JB1/4 a try. You can buy/sell them at minimal loss and there's always one for sale in this forum.

I know this doesn't mean much but I installed mine 1-2k miles ago and no issues so far, same with many JB1/4 users.
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Old 05-19-2017, 06:22 PM   #70
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So I decided to take the plunge and I got the ecu flash from APR. I must say, the car has been completely changed. Accelerating feels so strong and smooth. I can actually spin tire and make them chirp if I accelerate too much. The 0-125mph ability has been improved greatly and I have a lot more confidence in highway passing and merging now.
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Old 05-20-2017, 11:04 AM   #71
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I'd like to ECU tune too but I have to keep myself in check because I'd like to have powertrain warranty if I ever needed it.

As for the Neuspeed piggy back causing EPC... that's strange. Loose connections? Have you contacted them about it? Anyhow, you should give JB1/4 a try. You can buy/sell them at minimal loss and there's always one for sale in this forum.

I know this doesn't mean much but I installed mine 1-2k miles ago and no issues so far, same with many JB1/4 users.

No, I asked AU Tuning about the EPC issue and they said the NPM could cause the warning light. They sell power modules, vehicle specific ecu tunes, and even full on custom ecu dyno tuning. The mechanic said that at the end of the day, the vehicle specific tunes are far safer than the piggy back systems for daily driving because the vehicle specific tunes have been designed by professionals unlike crowd sourced tunes.
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