Pros and cons of the Piggyback ECU
Piggyback ECU is very popular to obtain in the world of computer Audi car tuning: the reasons for that are many and that’s exactly why we are here to enlist there.
How does the piggyback system ECU work? The piggyback works exactly what its name tells you: it will not neglect the company’s ECU but rather it will work it and work with it. How to realize you have a piggyback tuning? You just need to check whether the brand’s own ECU is still responsible for some of the functionalities. In case it’s so, that means that you’ve got a piggyback system.
What we need to consider when it comes to the Piggyback functionality?
- Intercepting sensors
This means that the signals other electronic divides are all about will be held up or intercepted before they would even reach the brand’s own ECU. This method works based on speed. It has to be faster than the default system which means a great challenge when it gets to this.
- The post manipulative method
This means that the ECU modifies the signal after the signal is past the stock ECU. The advantage of this is, that it’s very flexible to adjust and what it does is, that it basically fools the standard factory ECU making it think it has processed a job successfully, while in the background it will carry on making its own adjustments too.
Easy to set up compared to most of today’s successful methods. It’s easy to buy and it’d the best economical tuning known today it is no wonder so many turn to this method, which will also have the acumen of tuning their car. The adjustment period may take a while however and it’s an exhausting and laborious process especially in terms of making the default ECO to cooperate.
Cost economical: this is by far the cheapest solution that’s why so many take their cars to smaller yet respectable place. A Piggyback program generally 1/3 third or ¼ of the original price.
Will remain OBD –II compliant as the factory system will remain practically untouched, so no basic or default features would get lost.
This way that no corrections were done to the default system and with the Piggyback being compliant with the sensors, gauges and more this means a good compatibility most of the time.
When compatibility and factory setting strike back: there are some built in ECU systems which are bullet-proof when it comes to cooperating.
It’s limited as it’s not a whole system as is: you cannot expect all too much from it. All it does is a so-called fine tuning which you will feel, but which are not drastic changes.
It may require the changing or cutting of important wires out from the factory engine’s harness which is not good, considering that one day you may want to spend home design and furnishing.
Many people would deliberately go for this change first to test the effects of tuning and would then decide if they go for the full-on tuning or rather stay with Piggybank instead.