North American Turbocoupe Organization



will this ecu swap?
k98311 Offline
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hi i was looking at a " 87 88 Thunderbird Turbo Coupe Air Ride Ecu Computer E7SF 18B008 AC" for sale will it work in my 86 5 speed?
1986 gold TC 5 speed 100000 miles turbo muffler cat delete
Sounds like a turbo diesel people say
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Pete D Offline
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The PRC (programmed ride control) is complex system with several different sensors in several locations, in addition to the special Tokicko struts and shocks, unique to the 87-88 Tbirds and absolutely obsolete. The PRC computer has little to nothing to do with the ECU and certainly will not substitute for it, they are two different computers.

Why do you need a different computer?
Pete Dunham


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k98311 Offline
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#3
ohh i see. My bad and i wantedto swap my 86 ecu for and 87 or 88 because it has an fmic and itll run better with it, right?
and also they are easy to piggyback
1986 gold TC 5 speed 100000 miles turbo muffler cat delete
Sounds like a turbo diesel people say
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Not B Anymore Offline
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#4
It won't really run any better just by upgrading the PCM. Yes you can get a J3 chip or go with Quarterhorse which is a plus.

In order to use the later PCM's, you also need a large VAM and do some repinning and adding pins to the harness.
Brian Leavitt
'86 TC 5-Speed -- MS2x w/COP | 83 lb. injectors | T3/T4 50 Trim Stage 3 .63AR | Full 3" Exhaust - No Cat | Motorsport FMIC | Ranger Roller | Ported E6 | Walbro 255HP | Kirban | 20psi | 120-amp 3G | 8.8" 3.55 rear | '03 Cobra Wheels
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