How does Hondata compare to ______ (someone who provides replacement chips)?
Be careful when dealing with a company or individual who is offering a ‘chip’ for your ECU. One well known company does not touch the ECU program or data – they simply put their stickers on the ECU. Other chips which we have looked at were stock programs from a different model ECU, or were simply the stock chip from the same ECU! The problem with buying a “custom chip” from someone is that the chip was designed for a particular engine configuration. Unless your setup is exactly the same, the “custom chip” will be a compromise at best. In addition, if you wish to make changes to ignition curve or rev limiter, you are stuck with the settings from that “custom chip”. With a Hondata ECU you can tune the ECU to the optimal settings for your engine. The ECU can always be later retuned if necessary by either a Hondata dealer or by yourself if you purchase a Stage 4 kit.