-For Factory Equipped EFI Applications with AOD-E, 4R70W, or E4OD Transmission (F-Series, SN95 Mustangs, etc.)
-PiMPxshift is Made in the USA.
-PiMPxshift can be connected to your laptop via a standard USB port.
-PiMPxshift comes in a factory ECU case and therefore fits into the stock ECU hanger in the stock location and connects to the stock (or new stock replacement) harness.
-PiMPxshift completely replaces the stock ECU.
-PiMPxshift allows deleting many unused factory items such as the MAP, MAF, EGR, and Smog Pump.
-PiMPxshift ECU w/Transmission Control
-Repinning Kit (Pin Removal Tool, De-Plug Tool, Drill bit)
-1GB USB Flash Drive (containing all required software, startup instructions, base tune, etc.)
-Licensed TunerStudioMS Tuning Software When Software Option is Selected at Checkout ($69.95 value, More Info)
-MegaLogViewer Datalogging Software (More Info)
-USB Tuning Cable - 5' Length (Serial Connection Optional)
-Silicone & Push Lock Vacuum Hose For Internal MAP Sensor - 6' Length
-PiMPxshift Engine Management Sticker
-Quick Start Guide (Digital/Printable)
-Mechanical Installation Supplement (Digital/Printable)
-Advanced Feature Guide (Digital/Printable)
-Online Technical Support via Forum (Support is provided by paid professionals, not other PiMPxshift users)
-Online Tuning Guides & Videos via Forum
-Online How-To's & Video Tutorials via Forum
-Windows 95 or Newer Laptop w/Standard USB Port or 9 Pin Serial Port
--Wideband o2 Sensor Controller with Analog Output (Available as Add-On, see AEM & Spartan Options HERE)
-Factory Ford Wiring Harness for your Ford vehicle
-VSS Sensor for vehicles not factory equipped (only required if you want to use speed-based features)
The Stinger Performance Plug-in Megasquirt 3 Powered Sequential ECU with Shift/Trans control (PiMPxshift) engine & transmission control unit is the most user-friendly and capable plug and play option available for Ford EEC-IV equipped vehicles. It uses the latest MS3 firmware. Plug and play means you remove the stock ECU, plug in the PiMPxshift, move a few pins in the harness (certain applications only) run a vacuum/boost line from the PIMPxshift to the engine, follow the basic setup steps outlined in detail in the supplied startup guide, wire in a wideband o2 meter (3 wires), and it's ready to start up and begin tuning. Note that the PiMPxshift doesn't require the typical "mass-air swap" wiring changes like you do to run a factory Mass-Air ECU in a Speed Density application.
Not only does it allow you to remove the factory air meter but it also features Tune Analyze Live which is an auto tuning capability built into the tuning software. This powerful feature will tune the fuel table on it's own while you do nothing but drive around under varying conditions. This allows the end user to tune the idle and cruising portion of the fuel map to "better than stock" often in less than 30 minutes. Additionally, the PiMPxshift comes with a base tune featuring dyno proven and safe timing maps that should get the engine started and ready to tune to your particular setup.
Based on Megasquirt 3 technology, the PiMPxshift is designed to run the ignition system stock to your vehicle by default. Many different Ford ignition systems are supported including TFI, DIS, EDIS, CDI (MSD style ignition boxes), and when using the Internal Expansion Port it wil support the use of Individual Coil Packs with a Crank & Cam Trigger or our Cam Angle Sensor (CAS) kit and our coil on plug harness kit for using LS or IGN-1A coils. For non-stock ignition systems or fueling strategies, additional wiring modifications or additions may be required.
The PiMPxshift was designed to work in any EEC-IV (OBD-1) Ford vehicle (~83-95) with AOD-E, 4R70W, or E4OD transmissions, though it hasn't been tested in all possible applications. If your application isn't listed below, feel free to enquire about using this ECU for your 89-95 Ford EFI application as it will most likely work, we just haven't had our hands on one to be able to call it "verified". The tested and verified working applications are listed below.
Tested Plug & Play (Minor Harness Pin Changes Required) Sequential or Batch EFI Into:
-1993-1995 Ford SVT Lightning
-1989-1995 Ford F-Series & E-Series Van (F150, E150)
-1989-1997 Ford F-Series & E-Series Van (F250, F350, E250, E350)
-1994-1995 SN95 Ford Mustang GT & Cobra
Also Capable of Running
This means it will work, we just haven't tested it in this application so we'll need to review ECU pinout for E4OD applications or we need a test vehicle (AOD-E/4R70W):
-1993-1994 Ford Crown Victoria
-1993-1994 Lincoln Mark VIII
-1993-1994 Ford Thunderbird
-1993-1994 Mercury Cougar
-1992-1994 Lincoln Town Car
-1992-1994 Mercury Grand Marquis
-Virtually any other vehicle utilizing EEC-IV EFI (OBD-1, ~1988-1995) with E4OD or 4R70W transmission or swap vehicles using this drivetrain.
PiMPxshift Hardware Features:
-Freescale MC9S12X 16 bit, 50 MHz asymmetrical dual core processor
-8 saturated injector drivers
-12 volt tach output
-8 analog inputs (5 dedicated sensor inputs, 3 spare/general purpose).
-On board 4 bar (44psi) MAP and Baro Sensor
-4 spare digital on/off inputs
-1 low current “conventional” (TFI, DIS, EDIS) ignition output
-5 (3 amp) general purpose outputs capable of PWM modulation
-Single or Dual Wideband o2 Sensor Input (0-5v) or via CAN (which frees up two additional inputs)
-Unused injector and ignition outputs can be configured as spare outputs.
-8 logic level ignition outputs (Supports Single or Dual Coil Distributor, Wasted Spark, Coil On Plug)
-1 stepper H-bridge driver (GM stepper IAC, can be used as 2 generic outputs if Ford idle valve is retained).
-Camshaft and crankshaft inputs – supports VR, Hall effect, and optical input
-Spare Speed input tied to factory VSS pins. Supports VR/Mag and Hall style sensors
-RS232, USB 2.0, and CAN communication for I/O expansion, wideband controllers, CAN gauges, or 3rd-party dashes
-Onboard SD card slot for high speed on-board datalogging (view without removing SD card via USB to laptop or Android device or wireless with Bluetooth or Wifi adapter)
-Expansion connector to access features not plug and play on your original application
***If a PiMPxshift is purchased, minor harness modifications are required for trans control function. Sequential EFI uses the popular “A9L” pinout for 86-93 5.0 Mustangs, otherwise a handful of wires will have to be moved which we'll explain how to do (SN95 Mustang and Lightning for example).
MS3 Software Features:
-Supports speed density, alpha-N (TPS based), or MAF based fuel and spark tables
-2D and 3D Table Viewing
-.01 ms injector pulse width resolution
-VE Analyze Live "Auto Tune" Fuel/VE Live Tuning (More Info)
-Ability to seamlessly blend load modes (speed density/alpha-N/MAF)
-Supports most OEM Crank/Cam/Position Sensors
-Individual cylinder trim tables for fuel and ignition
-Completely configurable idle speed control
-Boost control with two separate wastegate outputs for closed loop, open loop, boost by gear, boost by speed, hi/low via toggle switch, (uses 1 PWM output per solenoid, plug and play with 87/88 TurboCoupe wiring pinout)
-Variable valve timing (VVT) control (uses 1 PWM output per camshaft
-2-Stage nitrous control (progressive or on/off -uses 1 PWM output per stage)
-3-Step rev limiter (burnout limiter, launch rpm limit, redline, line lock staging output)
-2 or 3 step rev limiter (launch control) with no-lift shifting (anti-lag)
-Trans Brake Control (Bump Box)
-Flat-Shift (maintains boost between shifts)
-Traction Control by VSS or RPM (Strategies: Perfect Pass via VSS, Perfect Run RPM)
-Rally anti-lag with rotational idle
-Staged injection (dependent on available injector channels)
-Table switching (dual fuel, spark, boost - uses 87/88 Turbo Coupe premium fuel switch pinout)
-16 x 16 fuel and spark tables with completely configurable “break points”
-Wideband o2 AFR target tables
-Flex fuel sensor input for easy switching between gasoline and E85 – can automatically change fuel, ignition, and boost maps based on ethanol content of gasoline
-Knock control with adjustable crank angle windowing can adjust sensitivity based on RPM or which cylinder is firing (Internal Knock Module not included with standard PiMPxshift . This feature is not plug and play but we can install knock module for additional fee when requested)
-Allows repurposing injector or ignition outputs as general purpose outputs.
-Real time barometric correction (on board sensor provided, uses 1 generic input)
-A/C and dual stage cooling fan control with idle compensation (uses 87/88 TurboCoupe pinout)
-Safety shutdown based on AFR or EGT input
-Sequential shift cut and air shifter control
-Diagnostics to detect and ignore failing sensors – can automatically switch from speed density to alpha-N in the event of a MAP sensor failure
-Closed Loop Fuel Control
-Multiple Idle Strategies (Open Loop, Closed Loop, PWM, Stepper, On/Off Valve Supported)
-Fuel Pump Control (On/Off Single Or Multiple Pumps, PWM Variable Speed/Pressure Pump Control)
-Modify tune and view all gauges on your Android smartphone or tablet with an external Bluetooth adapter
-Use Android device for GPS or accelerometer datalogging (Bluetooth adapter required)
-User upgradeable firmware (easily load new features/functionality as they become available)
-Click Here For A Full List of MS3 Features Built Into the PiMPx/PiMPxs/PiMPxsshift
Transmission Control Features:
The transmission control portion of the tuning system gives laptop tunable electronic control over shift points, converter lockup and line pressure for Ford AOD-E, 4R70W, and E4OD transmissions. The full feature set is difficult to explain in list form but the bottom line is it controls all aspects of transmission operation so everything that the transmission does can be tuned/adjusted to your preferred operation. The basic features are:
-Torque Converter Lockup (Can Be Gear Specific)
-Line Pressure (Can Be Gear Specific)
-WOT RPM Based Up-shift Schedule Independent of Standard Shift Tables
All of the software and documentation needed to get you up and running comes on a 1GB USB Flash Drive. That way you don't need wireless internet to access these items. A 20+ page startup guide covers every detail to get you up and running including PiMPxshift installation, software setup, and hardware configuration. The PiMPxshift section of our Tech Forum is available to cover any questions you may have that aren't covered in the startup guide.
Note that all PiMPxshift ECU's are built exactly the same from a hardware standpoint. The end user can configure the PiMPxshift to work with the vehicles/engines listed above without needing to send the unit back for upgrading or modification. This means you can use it in the original application. Then if you purchase another 89-95 Ford down the road, you can re-configure it to work in the new car without having to send it back to us for modification. This is a feature that is exclusive to the PiMPxshift and not available elsewhere.
Also note that the PiMPxshift comes with all features built-in. No need to pay for each feature or send it back to upgrade to additional features (unless they are uncommon advanced features that are not listed above). Some features do require some external hardware (nitrous solenoids, boost solenoid, flex fuel sensor, water injection pump, switches or relays, solid state relays, etc.). Also note that you can get $60 worth of software for only $39.99 with this ECU which you will not find anywhere else.
-Not for on-road use in vehicles required to be emissions compliant.
Checkout Process - What the Options menu below with different prices means:
-Software License is required for anyone who doesn't already have a TunerStudio License from another project. The License unlocks advanced features like VE Live Auto Tune and such.
-No License is only for people who already have a licensed/registered version of the TunerStudio software from a previous project and therefore don't need another one.
-Side Port USB is the default method for connecting to the laptop. This requires removing the factory ECU hanger and drilling a hole or cutting a notch in it for some applications (like F-Series trucks) so the cable can plug into the ECU since the USB port is on the side of the ECU.
-Expansion Port USB is an alternative method if you don't want to modify the hanger but want to still use USB with a single 5ft cable. This connects to the expansion port in the ECU and exits out the back (as shown in the 3rd image), opposite of where the engine harness connects.
-Expansion Port Serial is an alternative method if you don't want to modify the hanger, or if your laptop has a 9 pin serial port that you want to use instead of USB. This connects to the expansion port in the ECU and exits out the back (as shown in the 3rd image), opposite of where the engine harness connects. This option also allows you to connect wirelessly if you connect a bluetooth or wi-fi adapter to the serial port (email for details).
-Expansion Port Serial With USB Adapter is an alternative method if you don't want to modify the hanger but want to retain USB connectivity because your laptop doesn't have a 9 pin serial port. This connects to the expansion port in the ECU and exits out the back (as shown in the 3rd image), opposite of where the engine harness connects. This and "Expansion Port USB above are functionally the same, this one just does it with two cables (2.5mm to serial adapter, then serial to USB adapter). Only advantage to two cables is if you may want to use a wireless adapter later with a wifi or bluetooth adapter and need that 2.5 to serial adapter to do so, but still want to be able to connect via USB to your laptop initially, or as a backup method. This option allows you to do both.
-All we actually need here is the intake & exhaust duration @.050". For non-custom cams you can just enter the cam number and we can look up this info if you don't have it. For custom cams you'll need to provide the duration @.050". If you have no way or knowing, just say "Mid Cam".
PiMPxshift Standalone Powertrain Management with Transmission Control (Sequential or Batch EFI)
- Brand: Stinger Performance Engineering
- Product Code: PiMPxshift
- Availability: 10
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