Newly Acquired 94 Land Cruiser Turbo (1 Viewer)

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I just checked this and it is April 1994. I was hoping it was a late 94 but no luck.

@scottryana I have been devouring all your awesome advice on here the last two weeks it's been very helpful and what inspired me to look at a turbo vs v8 swap to begin with.

Do you have any experience or input on a standalone ECU used parallel with the stock which would retain control of the transmission?

I had budgeted $6-8k for the turbo build and buying an ECU would be unfortunate but the Haltech seems very nice for $1800 and I'm hoping that will do what I need it to.

Then it's just up to picking a turbo. My local fab guys recommended Borg turbos over a Garrett, but didn't have a recommendation for a part #
The stand alone wired in parallel is going to be really what you want to do. To completely remove the stock computer and wire in a stand alone would be a huge undertaking. Not to mention getting all the systems to work properly when done.
 
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The stand alone wired in parallel is going to be really what you want to do. To completely remove the stock computer and wire in a stand alone would be a huge undertaking. Not to mention getting all the systems to work properly when done.
This is I think the path of least resistance as well.

It also gives me the ability to do a coil on plug later if I want to convert it eventually.

I was looking at the mega squirt but they are nearly the same price as the Haltech and seem to require a daunting amount more effort than the Haltech does
 
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I'd imagine a stand alone ECU is the way to go, this isn't that complicated. It's not like an 80 series land cruiser or the 1fz is anything special. Guys in the Supra/Mr2 crowd having been doing this for a long time. I'd probably dig around over on those forums than here, heck probably not a bad idea to ring up AEM/Haltech/NemesisEMS/etc. and talk to one of their engineers.
 

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