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What is the K-Pro ECU?
The K-Pro ECU is a specially modified 2002 to 2004 Honda ECU with a USB interface to a notebook PC running Windows. It is currently available for the standard shift Acura RSX base model and Type-S, the US Civic Si and the Euro Civic Type R. K-Pro ECU Manager software allows the setting of cam angle, ignition advance, fuel, and a variety of other aspects. The purpose of the K-Pro ECU is to fine-tune the Honda ECU for the best possible engine performance under various operating conditions and with various engine configurations. It also allows you to disable the immobilizer which is particularly important to those people performing engine swaps.
What ECU do I need to send in? Can Hybrid Racing provide me with an ECU?
If you choose Hybrid Racing to supply a premium core ECU for you we will order a PRC ECU new from Honda. The benefit of this ECU is you can keep reverse lockout. This is not critical and not required.
If you choose HR will supply a core ECU for K-Swaps only (PND Aut) we will provide you with a PND ECU meant for engine swaps only. This option requires you to run one extra wire.
If you choose Hybrid Racing to supply a base core ECU for you, we will pick from PPA, PND, and PNF. You will not be able to keep reverse lockout.
If you do NOT purchase an ECU from Hybrid Racing you must send in a compatible ECU from the list below:
Box up your ECU along with the printed and signed form
Ship to: Hondata Inc 2840 Columbia St Torrance, CA 90503 (The shipping costs that you pay at checkout is the RETURN shipping. You are responsible for the costs to ship your CORE ECU to Hondata.)
No ECU is included with this purchase unless you select the option for Hybrid Racing to provide an ECU. If you do not purchase an ECU from Hybrid Racing you are responsible for sending in an ECU.
WE WILL ONLY SHIP TO ADDRESSES IN THE USA
PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU HAVE THE 2005-2006 RSX AND WISH TO USE THE KPRO YOU MUST SEND IN A 2002-2004 RSX TYPE-S ECU. NO OTHER ECU IS COMPATIBLE WITH THE THE 2005-2006 RSX KPRO. THE 05-06 KPRO REQUIRES AN ADAPTER HARNESS WHICH IS AN EXTRA $140. PLEASE CONTACT US ABOUT THIS BEFORE YOU ORDER.
Who should use it?
Anyone who wants to a) take full advantage of modifications, from simple bolt-ons to extensive engine work, by tuning the engine specifically for those modifications, b) monitor the engine via data logging, and c) learn how numerous variables inside the engine relate to one another and how they are influenced by making changes to fuel delivery, ignition timing, cam angle settings, and other variables.
The K-Pro is far more than just another performance modification. It is a tool to monitor and change the operation of the ECU which, in turn, monitors and orchestrates the operation of standard “conventional” modifications such as less restrictive air intakes, headers, intake manifolds, cams, exhaust systems, and even super and turbochargers. Unlike those “passive” modifications, the K-Pro is an “active” modification. Its operation must be learned and understood. If used properly, the K-Pro is key to unlocking the true potential of a Honda engine. If not, it may become an incomprehensible source of frustration. It may even harm the engine if inappropriate changes are made and uploaded to the ECU.
A prospective K-Pro user should, therefore, expect a learning curve. Those unfamiliar or unwilling to learn K-Pro operation and the principles behind it can still use the K-Pro to good advantage, but they should expect to pay a tuner to tune the car properly. Tuning may be necessary not only to get the best possible performance but also because the base K-Pro calibration may cause the engine to knock. That’s because unlike the Hondata reflashes which are safe one-size-fits-all maps, the K-Pro calibrations are much more aggressive because, after all, K-Pro users can always modify the calibrations to make them fit their engines. Those willing to spend the time learning the K-Pro will find it an incredibly powerful tool for unlocking the true potential of their engines. Those who do not feel up to it and do not want to foot the expense of having a professional tune their K-Pro can always resort to Hondata’s static ECU reflashes.
Fits inside the ECU
Designed and assembled in the USA
USB connection for speed and compatibility
KManager Windows-based software for parameter & table editing, calibration uploading, and data logging.
Many built-in calibrations for common engine combinations
Built-in data logging to a laptop
Onboard data logging memory (8 MB memory, 10-215 minutes data logging)
Adjustment for different sized injectors, with overall fuel trim.
Configurable for any MAP sensor (to 5 Bar and above)
TPS based table lookup for ITBs
Engine protection from lean air-fuel ratios, over boost, and low oil/fuel pressure.
Expanded fuel and ignition tables, both in rpm and load, to 60 lbs boost and 11,000 rpm (these are not the upper limits)
Launch control with anti-lag
Three multi-purpose outputs for nitrous control or similar.
Supports lambda tracing from the stock wideband o2 or aftermarket wideband.
High and low speed 16 x 20 ignition and fuel tables at multiple cam angles for correct VTEC and VTC tuning.
Injector size fuel trim
Fuel trim for starting, throttle tip-in, and individual cylinder trim
Rev limiter with fuel cut
Launch control with anti-lag
Adjustable VTEC window with load and throttle control
Adjustable idle speed
MAP sensor type and calibration
Adjustable boost cut with hot and cold settings
Air temperature compensation
Fuel and ignition correction based on gear
Three general-purpose outputs for nitrous control, quad boost control, or similar
On board data logging trigger conditions
The FlashPro uses software called KManager for tuning & data logging. Online help is available HERE
The modified ECU with a big Hondata sticker on it K-Pro Manager software and USB drivers on a CD Installation instructions A six-foot USB cable 2 silver Hondata stickers The modifications included the installation of a 1.75 x 4.5-inch Hondata-branded daughterboard. This required soldering a couple of connectors onto the motherboard. I analyzed the daughter board because I was curious as to what it does. The two main chips on it are: In addition, Hondata made a small cutout in the rear wall of the ECU housing to accommodate a standard USB connector.
As is usually the case with USB peripherals, the USB driver must be installed before the ECU is plugged in for the first time. After that, the ECU can be connected to the computer even if it is not in the car. The PC will then recognize it and install the proper driver. When it first came back, I simply connected the K-Pro ECU to my notebook and installed the USB driver. Then I put it back into its mounting bracket in the passenger footwell of the car and reconnected the various cables.