-For Factory Equipped Batch Fire EFI Applications (83-95 2.3 Mustangs/Rangers, 85-95 Speed Density F-Series/Bronco, Turbo Coupe, Super Coupe, etc.)
-PiMPx is Made in the USA.
-PiMPx can be connected to your laptop via a standard USB port.
-PiMPx 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.
-PiMPx completely replaces the stock ECU.
-PiMPx allows deleting many unused factory items such as the MAF/VAM, EGR, and Smog Pump.
-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
-Silicone Vacuum Hose For Internal MAP Sensor - 6' Length
-PiMPx Engine Management Sticker
-Quick Start Guide (Digital/Printable)
-Advanced Feature Guide (Digital/Printable)
-Online Technical Support via Forum (Support is provided by paid professionals, not other PiMPx users)
-Online Tuning Guides via Forum
-Online Tutorials via Forum
-Windows 95 or Newer Laptop w/Standard USB 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 (or purchase new custom PiMPx Harness from Related Products below)
-ACT Sensor for vehicles not factory equipped (ACT Sensor & Wiring Pigtail available in Checkout Options)
-VSS Sensor for vehicles not factory equipped (only required if you want to use speed-based features, otherwise optional)
The Stinger Performance Plug-in Megasquirt 3 Powered (PiMPx) engine 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 PiMPx, run a vacuum/boost line from the PIMPx to the engine, follow a few basic setup steps, plug in a wideband o2 meter, and it's ready to start up and begin tuning. It also allows you to remove the factory air meter (VAM on 2.3T cars, MAF on V8 cars) and run a filter directly off of your turbo or cold air intake tube.
Not only does it allow you to remove the factory air meter (which is a huge restriction and packaging issue on 2.3T powered vehicles) 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 PiMPx 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 PiMPx 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, Individual Coil Packs with a Crank & Cam Trigger our our CAS kit and our coil on plug harness kit. For non-stock ignition systems or fueling strategies, additional wiring modifications or additions may be required.
The PiMPx was designed to work in any batch fire EEC-IV (OBD-1) Ford vehicle (~83-95), though it hasn't been tested in all possible applications. If your application isn't listed below, feel free to inquire about using this ECU for your 83-95 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.
Note that the PiMPx doesn't require the typical 2.3 "turbo swap" wiring changes to the harness like you have to do in order to run a factory turbo ECU in a non-turbo vehicle, or "mass-air swap" wiring changes like you do to run a V8 Mass-Air ECU in a Speed Density application. This is especially important in the DIS/Dual Plug 2.3 vehicles (91-93 Mustangs & 89-95 Rangers) where the turbo swap wiring is quite daunting.
Tested Direct Plug & Play (Batch Fire Mode Only) Into:
-87-93 2.3 Mustang
-91-93 2.3 Mustang (Dual Plug DIS Ignition)
-87-93 2.3 Mustang
-83-86 2.3 Turbo Mustang (SVO, Turbo GT)
-83-88 2.3 Turbo Thunderbird Turbo Coupe
-85-89 2.3 Turbo Merkur XR4Ti
-87-95 2.3 Ranger (TFI & Dual Plug DIS Ignition)
-89-95 Thunderbird (Including SC / Super Coupe), minor wiring mods
-85-95 F-150, Bronco, 1st Gen Lightning (Trans controller like our PiMPxshift required for E4OD applications)
-Cobra Kit Cars & Other vehicles using engine & harness from batch fire applications listed above
Also Capable of Running:
-89-95 Probe (Excluding V6 GT)
-Ranger V6 (Trans controller like our PiMPxshift required for computer controlled auto trans applications)
-83-92 Lincoln Mark VII (Trans controller required for auto trans applications, or non-computer controlled auto trans)
-Virtually any other EEC-IV EFI (OBD-1, ~1983-1995) Ford vehicles without computer controlled transmission
PiMPx Hardware Features:
-Freescale MC9S12X 16 bit, 50 MHz asymmetrical dual core processor
-Capable of firing low or high impedance injectors (batch fire 4 cyl only)
-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
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 TurboCoupe premium fuel switch pinout)
-16 x 16 fuel and spark tables with completely configurable “break points”
-Wideband 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
-Converter Lockup & Overdrive activation for A4LD and AOD available through expansion connector.
-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 PiMPx. 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
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 PiMPx installation, software setup, and hardware configuration. The PiMPx section of our Tech Support Forum is available to cover any questions you may have that aren't covered in the startup guide.
Note that all PiMPx ECU's are built exactly the same from a hardware standpoint. The end user can configure the PiMPx 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 a 2.3 powered car. Then if you purchase another 83-95 Ford down the road, you can re-configure it to work in the new car without issue (unless it's a sequential application, then the ECU can be sent in and upgraded to be a sequential PiMPxs version). This is a feature that is exclusive to the PiMPx and not available elsewhere.
Also note that the PiMPx 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 advanced features that are not listed above). Some features do require some external hardware (nitrous solenoids, water injection pump, boost control solenoid, flex fuel sensor, switches or 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.
PiMPx Standalone Engine Management (Batch Fire EFI)
- Brand: Stinger Performance Engineering
- Product Code: PiMPx
- Availability: 10
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