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Old 09-30-2007, 11:09 AM   #1
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whats options should i select? i rust looked at it online and there are alot of things you can do.

do i just want standard? are there things i should select over others? whats hte deal?

its my DD. got a 3.5 plley right now. but i do wnat to mod further. perhaps to headers, rockers and 3.3-3.2
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not sure if ill go that far, but well see.

decided to keep the car
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Old 09-30-2007, 11:33 AM   #3
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In the future, please edit your first post instead of posting twice in a row to keep things cleaner.

Get their standard PCM and if you're serious about rockers get the 6k shift point.

Stock idle, 180* T-stat settings, stock timing, no need to disable DTC'* unless your planning on a high flow cat (probably won't have rear O2 capability). In that case, get the rear O2 disabled.
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Yup, I agree with dillcc.

That is pretty much exactly what I got on my PCM ( for the '03 ) and am very happy with the results. I did eliminate the rear O2 DTC'* because I also installed a hi flow cat and didn't want any trouble with it
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will this effect the car when i need to get emissions done in MA?
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It shouldn't as long as you keep the Cat on. The rear O2 sensor is only there to diagnose the effectiveness of your Cat.
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If you have a VISUAL inspection and your wire to your rear O2 is missing it might throw up a flag, but I guess you could somehow attach it to the cat to make it LOOK like it'* still there...I dunno

That brings up another question though. If you have disabled DTC'* will the emission OBD2 scanning computer pick up that they're disabled or will it think everything is normal??
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thats what i was worried about..obd more than visual
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I'm in the same boat as you then. I got my car passed right before I had a bunch of DTC'* disabled for my SSEi'* buildup. I'm curious to hear if anyone else has passed a computer scanned test with disabled DTC'*.
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I'm fairly sure the emissions test looks for any codes and if none are found all is well.

I have a rear O2 and 3" high flow cat. My pcm is happy and hasn't had one complaint about the
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My rear O2 serves a purpose, to monitor the exhaust and tell me if my front O2 or catalytic are bad. I'd like to know if my cat goes bad and starts plugging up before it becomes an issue.

The only DTC'* disabled on my setup is the mutliple misfire code, since the cam will set an MIL from it. With the tuner I have..I can disable any codes or turn off the EGR etc. For the purposes that these parts serve, they work well.

Why disable DTC'* that might help some diagnosis in the future?
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