I've got that same setup i need to put on my n/a. Just try both ECU's n see which one you like best.
ahhhh ok, i see. Well, if you keep an eye out at the "Pull It Yourself" type junkyards you can pick one up for 30 or 40 bucks. You can even sign up to get notified when an Xterra or Frontier shows up. I got my ECU out of a Xterra for 30 bucks i think.I'm trying to avoid buying another ECU if I can get away with it.
Pretty sure I've seen those three videos at least ten times. Great info and the dude is a hero. I do wonder if you actually need the longer accelerator cable. That's another risk I'm taking.
Also big thanks for the links to the ECUs. Do you/anyone know if 4x4 is controlled by the ECU?
I have a complete SC engine with Computer i pulled from a Junkyard that Butterman tipped me off to. NOt sure if the engine is any good and i know the SuperCharger will have to be rebuilt. Compression wise (and i'm going off memory" the 33E and 33ER aren't that far apart in compression it's like 8.6:1 vs 9.1:1. Plus they dont' make the rebuild parts for the ER anymore so if you need new pistons etc... then you have to rebuild with VG33E parts. The ER has the forged pistons, crank shaft, and cast iron black which are the main differences as far as the engine goes. My engine only has 135k on it so its still relatively young. A couple of my racer buddies say the compression difference between the E and the ER is so small that it shouldn't make too much of a difference so long as i don't get crazy with the boost. I'll keep your venting into the atmosphere tip in mind tho. I have a 2022 Frontier PRO-4X now so my old 1st gen is now a project vehicle to just screw around with and have fun with.Idk why I didn't see this! Apologies for the late reply!!
Truck is running absolutely great. It's still nowhere near fast and I do worry it's going to blow up whenever I put my foot into it and hear the blower crack.
If you're good with a wrench and can find a whole engine / literally every item you need for the swap for under $1,500 I would do it again. Especially if you're doing it at the same time as a timing belt and other major service that will be taking you down to the crank pulley anyway. I got mine done in about a weekend + another week of troubleshooting while daily driving.
HOWEVER!!! I'm not sure I'd recommend swapping in the vg33er engine. The truck is already so damn slow that I think the additional compression of the vg33e+r is worth having. The secret is letting the lower bypass vacuum port vent to atmosphere and capping where it went on the SC.
It's really a labor of love and personal connection to the truck question. If you see yourself keeping the truck as a forever toy, may as well take it all the way.