|Quote, originally posted by AreenR32 »|
|I have a hanful of mods and Ive been contemplating the addition of the Haldex ECU uprgrade.. for those who have info on that i wanted to know the pros and cons of adding this unit and will it be a significant mod and will it improve my acceleration and handling... thanks|
Well from your list of mods it looks like your a driver but a list of mods does not tell the whole story because some like to spend money on their cars just to have the next cool thing or to say "i got a CAI or a turbo stage 5". My point is, regardless of your mod list...1) if you drive your car at 8/10 or above, buy the PP now. It is worth every penny. 2) if you do not drive your car at its upper spectrum than i would recommend save you cash for the next cool tail light or hot wheel that comes on to market.
There is nothing wrong with doing those mods, but as we all know there are cosmetic mods.. and there are functional mods and there are mods that can do both. The Haldex PP is not a cosmetic mod whatsoever obviously. Its pure function. I drive my R like i have driven my miata for 12yrs. Hard and at its limit. So for me it is worth it, I enjoy it and it really makes the cars dynamics more to what I am needing. In simple terms.. the car just does what you want it to do better and faster.
If I had my option....which I don't with a haldex... I would have a "super DCCD" that could throw it back to 100% rear if I so wished. No it is not possible and I am ok with this. What the PP does is give neutrality, controllabilty, over steer (especially in the wet) far beyond what stock haldex can do or was designed to do. My miata I oversteer all day when I drive it and grew up in a climate of snow driving rear wheel drive cars. So naturally I like more torque back there. For some who have come from an entire driving career of front drivers... it may be more than they want, and that is perfectly fine too.
Improvement in acceleration and handling? yes
Cons? I do not know personally of anything negative about this mod.
I also have the H&R coilovers and RSB. That combined with the Haldex PP make what I believe is one of the best handling cars on the planet regardless of price. I do not feel this is an over inflated opinion either. Yes I have 241hp and there are dozens of cars that can do a 0-60 or 1/4 faster... but to me its all about feeling those tires at the edge of mechanical grip, knowing how the car will react when you take a set in an apex while going flat out at redline, clawing through a corner under slight drift with all 4 tires searching for optimum grip in milliseconds......working with the motor VW gave us as the heart, which is a damn DAMN good NA motor, and knowing the powerhouse Haldex and what it will do for you.. if you become its intimate friend and let it talk to you...let it perform like haldex knows it can do.
The Haldex PP enhances this conversation so well it will either make you laugh out loud or bring a tear to your eye..... it has done both to me.