Well. my FX45 ECU /ECM is in the hands of Technosquare right now and will be sent off to Japan tomorrow. These guys appear to come from engineering and technical backgrounds/experience (one guy was a Toyota/TRD design engineer, etc.). My first impression is that they know their stuff and Brian is a really nice, patient enthusiast car/bike guy.
Brian stated that the late-model 350Z has a 6600 RPM redline and they bump that to 7100RPM. Above that, there are concerns on engine reliability. Even though out FX45 is a V-8 and has heavy duty springs and Titanium valves, Brian believes that 7300 RPM is rather high. He will consult one of their senior tech guys that builds engines. They will review bore and stroke along with VQ45 engine specs in order to ensure the best bump in redline. Any bumps won't be arbitrary which is what I like to hear.
In regards to exhausts, they have (2) guys with direct experience building custom exhausts using Mandrell bent tubing (pre-fabricated and sourced) . He will inquire with them on my FX45 and will most likely look at what they can do with a true dual and such. It may be expensive or moderate, but once my FX45 is in their shop they can discern much more.
With respect to the Transmission ECU (separate, large silver module), when my FX is in their shop, they will pull it out and look at modfying the shift logic (quicker shifts) if possible. There are limiting factors in regards to the solenoids, etc. which I'm not familiar with. Brian is familiar with Level 10 and says that Level 10 has great experience in tearing a transmission apart and upgrading everything. They do great work and have a good reputation.
All in all, lots of potential in various areas of the FX45. We even discussed a bit about a modified CAI. It sounds like Technosquare has the resources to see some fruitful ventures become reality. We'll see. First step, ECU upgrade for our FX45s. 2 weeks to Japan and back, they optimize the ECU, then I'll see how my FX45 responds on an AWD-specific dyno and seat-of-the-pants.
I'm excited as to the potential and possibilities.
2003 FX45 Tech, Silver/Blk, Technosquare ECU ,Eibach Pro Springs, SABLIN Racing 4pt STB, H&R 25mm spacers, K&N, Xetronic 8000K HID DS2s & foglights, Full LED Int/ext, 20% Tint, BFG KDWs, Lojack, NAV/TV, Sirius SAT, LMS Intake w/mods, Stop-Tech SS Brakelines, Akabono Ceramic Pads, SABLIN Racing True Dual Exhaust, Super-charger & Brembo brakes/rotors coming....