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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-26-2019, 09:22 AM Thread Starter
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Sprintex SC or HKS SC WHICH ONE TO BUY??

Hi Guys good day! I am from the Philippines and new here in the forum. My unit is ZF1 Honda CRZ 2013 6 speed manual. I am looking to make my Z faster and more fun to drive. Btw I am not looking into crazy numbers, 200bhp below is pretty fine with me.

Right I am thinking about getting a Sprintex SC Kit and bolt it on with the piggyback system or buy the HKS SC kit that includes HKS Flash Editor of fellow member here named andyy in the forum. link below: https://www.crzforum.com/forum/class...fuser-etc.html

I have few questions below:

1. How much is the gain from the Sprintex Kit and Piggyback system alone? My stock bhp is around 136hp combined according the dealer specs.
2. At first I am leaning towards Sprintex kit, but upon further research there are some complaints of the kit not being reliable and having some issue with the piggyback or some overheating issues. Is it true?
3. Andyy's HKS Kit looks like a good deal for me, may I know if the HKS Flash Editor will be compatible with my ECU?
4. Right now I am really confused which one to get because both are priced the same one is Brand new and the other one is used. I already asked some installers here in my place and installation costs about the same. The only difference with the Sprintex and HKS is that the Sprintex I don't need to buy a ktuner/hondata and Tune, but if the piggyback system fails it will be a double cost for me by getting a ktuner/hondata and Tune it. On the other hand with the HKS it will just be a one path for me (if the included HKS Flash Editor will work with my ECU, my only cost besides the kit is Installation and tune) Or if not I can get a ktuner/hondata and tune it, which will cost a little more than sprintex but will be more reliable I think?

*Sorry if I have a lot of questions, I am really unsure which one to get as they have about the same cost of damage to me. My concern is really not to double pay, for example I get the sprintex and save some money by not getting a ktuner/hondata and tuning fee because its plug and play. But when the piggyback breaks or the kit overheats I will be in the losing end because I will have to buy ktuner/hondata and have it tuned this time. If that's the case HKS Kit is "more efficient" if I may say because I will just have it installed and have it tuned if the HKS Flash editor works well and done.

All your inputs will be appreciated!! Have a good day again guys! Thank you very much!
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-26-2019, 06:35 PM
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I have the Sprintex on my 2013, but I did change over to KTuner after about two years of running with the Sprintex's piggyback system. Didn't have any issues with the piggyback, other than an occasional DTC for P0400 (which was the only reason to go to KTuner...didn't want to deal with DTC popping up every couple of months.) Problem with the KTuner is finding a KTuner dealer to dyno tune to your car, as they don't support the needed changes to the software to get the tune right unless you work directly with a dealer.

Check your local tuners for the HKS tune with the HKS flash editor, and how knowledgeable they are about that particular set up. I'd say the HKS looks like the better deal, but confirm with your local tuner and/or HKS about anything else you'll need to get (if anything) that Andy's kit doesn't have--but it looks like he's got everything for you.

I suspect the HKS will give you slightly more hp than the Sprintex, but I wouldn't think enough to make a difference (Sprintex is about 35+ hp to the wheels.) My personal choice/favorite supercharger is the Honda (HPD) kit, which I have in my 6-Speed. It might bust your budget, but for 1/2 the price, either the Sprintex or HKS is a good alternative, but make sure you have a qualified local tuner if you decide not to go with the piggyback/Sprintex.

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I also think HKS flash editor only works on 10-12 crz.
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I also think HKS flash editor only works on 10-12 crz.
Probably so, since I only know of people installing the HKS in the 2011-2012 model years--more reason to give HKS a call before purchasing.

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