Link ECU

[5/10/2004] Reviewed by: Sean Griffin -

Applicable to: '90 - '97 1.8 liter

Full standalone ECU replacment for 96-97 OBD2 Miatas. Comes with ECU and Keypad. I also ordered the Knock Sensor and the Serial Link to run a laptop for datalogging.

Very good product! Easy to install, took me roughly 2 hours, as i was scrambling for tools. Hardest part was figuring out where to put the Air temperature sensor. Directions are VERY detailed and extremely precise. I had several problems witht eh stock NA map and other steup things, simply because i am running NA, and most users of the Link are turbo. I had to remove the PCR valve and do some otehr fiddling to get it running 100%. Well worth hte trouble! I can feel the extra power and would reccomend this to anyone looking to prepare for a turbo setup later on. Price is a bit steep to remain NA.

Difficult to remove without leaving damage

Piggyback ECU 

[11/20/2000] Reviewed by: Tim Burns - 

Link "Piggyback" ECU and Keypad from Dealer Alternative.

My 1999 Miata has the PBC/Aerocharger with Intercooler running 10PSI and suffered from engine knock. I spoke to Ken at the Dealer Alternative and he sold me the Link "Piggyback" ECU, Keypad, and O2 Clamp.

Installation: The instructions are the best I have ever seen from any company - In color and very detailed. I am even more impressed with the included wire harness that attaches the Link ECU to all the under hood factory plugs. No one can tell this harness from the factory. Took about 4 hours to install everything.

Performance: Wow! 10-12PSi and I can't hear a trace of knock using the default settings! I’m still tweaking even more power out of my system and having a ball doing it. The keypad is way cool and the gadget factor is off the scale.

Yet again I am satisfied beyond expectation with The Dealer Alternative and there products.

Over 30 minutes to remove completely

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