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Re: IA prices - EPROM 'comparison'

 > As a matter of fact, when he visited me
 > here a few months ago, he actually opened up the trunk of his car and
 > showed me a whole box of chips which he had copied, claiming he'd taken
 > the best of all of them to come up with his mods.

A different perspective of Ned. Interesting ...

 > So while I'm not as big
 > a Ned Ritchie fan as most of you seem to be, I'm not out to get him
 > either... I just want to get to the bottom of "The Percieved Godhood" of
 > Ned Ritchie and prove/disprove once and for all if he's really modifying 
 > EPROMS.  I have no plans of re-selling his code.

Understood. I would also be interested in that- does he have the "design"
knowledge in "mapping", or is he (simply) good at verifying/comparing
(via analytical/seat-of-pants testing) a *given* setting/map? Either way,
results are results- there is some value in his final, composed product.

 > > I also understand
 > > (yo dan) that it is not necessary to actually change the MAP, but change
 > > location based on what the computer thinks you have, and in my (claim
 > > ignorance here) opinion, what he is doing is changing what the inputs are 
 > to
 > > the map....  This would still maintain the stock eprom and the rev, boost,
 > > fuel, and temp cutoff protection.....
 > Huh?  Isn't that the same thing as dividing down the boost signal?

Maybe not a simple divide- could be a curve (function). I'd heard of
 transducers (the meters and motors) that were either modified and/or a 
box sat between it and the computer. If the EPROM also has the 
signal-conditioning constants for its inputs and or outputs, then that's 
possible. Otherwise, there would be other hardware included in the IA mod 
kit, like an electronic analogy to the stiffer/nonlinear wastegate spring.

-- Eddi