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KO Racing 1996-1997 Miata Adapter with Link Plug-in ECU
KORacing Products » *LINK ECU*

A fully integrated Plug In EMS option for 96-97 Miata MX-5. Link does not themselves currently make a plug-in ecu for the 96-97 Miata, so that typically leaves the option of adapting one of their wire in ecus, or repinning the 96-97 to an earlier ecu pinout. What KO Racing has done is design a board that allows the control logic top board from a Link Plug-in ecu to be put directly inside of a 96-97 Miata MX5 ecu case similar to Link’s other plug-in ecu options, but with a few extra features.

Beyond being a basic pin-out and connector interface to allow the option to "plug and play" with the Link ecu, we have gone a step further by integrating the necessary design features to include an on-board 4 or 7 bar map sensor and, optionally, an ECU controlled on-board wideband. Using these options can cut down on installation time dramatically, and the on-board ecu control of the wideband means you can promote longer sensor life than the typical installation of a wideband controller wired to key-on 12v supply by using a logic output on the ecu to control when the wideband turns on. Once this Plug-in ecu assembly is installed in the factory case, installation can become as simple as mounting the ecu in the factory location, running a wideband sensor and cable to the ecu, running a vacuum line to the ecu from the intake manifold, and plug in the supplied USB cable and start tuning.


  • Fully compatible with Link G4+ and G4x plug in ecu controllers
  • Has 2 CAN bus connectors, and 2 expansion connectors on board
  • 4 or 7 bar on board map sensor for up to 43.5psi or 87psi boost or you can use the OEM map sensor - just disable whichever input your don't want to use (approximately 2.5 bar or good to 21psi boost)
  • Spartan LSU4.9 On board Wideband (optional)
  • Directly bolts into the 1996 or 1997 Miata MX5 engine control unit case. The board is made such that it can also be fit into a 1999-2005 Miata MX5 ecu cases, though those later cases will require trimming at the connector opening, and the mounting brackets for the vehicle are different.

    NOTE: Price includes a Link Plug In ecu control board installed onto the KO Racing Adapter with a KO Racing base calibration. The base calibration is intended only to get the vehicle started and running. Tuning by an experienced tuner will be required or possible serious engine damage could occur.

    NOTE: This product is intended for tuning manual transmission vehicles and includes no provisions for automatic transmission control. It is intended primarily for the 1988-1989 Celica Alltrac/GT Four and MR2 4AGZE Supercharged vehicles.

    LINK G4X Plugin has the following Features:
    (Click Here for full specifications.)

    • Configurable for 2-Stroke, 4 Stroke and Rotary Engines
    • Configurable Firing Order
    • 6 x High Current Injector Drives (suits high impedance injectors)
    • 8 x Ignition Channels
    • 8 x Auxiliary Outputs (All PWM capable). Aux5-8 can control Stepper Motors and drive High or Low
    • 11 Digital Inputs (All capable of reading frequencies up to 10kHz)
    • 4 Temperature Inputs (Configurable pull-ups on ANT1&2)
    • 12 x 0-5V Analog Inputs
    • 2 x Trigger Inputs (Reluctor, Optical or Hall Sensors)
    • On Board Baro
    • Traditional, Modelled and Modelled Multi-Fuel Equations
    • Quick tune (automated fuel tuning)
    • Up to 440 Zone Fuel Table with configurable load and RPM centers. Configurable X and Y Axis Parameters
    • AFR Table Correction
    • Individual Cylinder Fuel Trims
    • Idle ignition control
    • User Configurable RPM Limits based on external input
    • MAP Limit with dual tables
    • Selectable fuel or ignition limiting
    • Each Output independently configurable
    • Unused ignition and Fuel outputs available as auxiliary outputs
    • Ethanol Sensor Control
    • Wheel Speed Detection on all digital inputs with additional general-purpose speed inputs
    • General Purpose switches, speeds, rpms and frequencies
    • large variety of input types
    • Built in 3 axis accelerometer
    • Large number of built in calibrations as well as user configurable calibrations
    • Supports nearly all OEM trigger patterns and custom trigger arrangements
    • Anti Lag
    • Launch control
    • Solenoid, Stepper or EThrottle Control Idle control
    • Open or Closed loop actuator control and Closed loop Ignition control available
    • Has an internal EThrottle Controller and supports external controllers
    • Open or Closed Loop Boost Control
    • Boost control by Gear, coolant temperature, intake air temperature, etc.
    • Built in Knock input and control for ignition and fuel on a per cylinder basis.
    • Variable Valve Timing Control closed loop control for many OEM applications, or PID control for advanced tuners
    • AC Control - Basic and Advanced modes available
    • 512 Megabytes of Datalogging
    • Up to 250 ECU Logging channels
    • Up to 1kHz per channel with a maximum total sample rate of 100kSamples/s when using ECU Logging
    • Unlimited channels when using PCLink logging
    • Tuning Port USB on board
    • Two CAN buses
    • 150 MHz Specialised Engine Management Microprocessor
    • Ignition control to 0.1 degree, fuel to 0.01 ms
    • 32 Bit Floating Point Calculation
    • 12 Bit ADC Resolution
    • 20000+ RPM
    • 4Gb Non Volatile Flash
    • Internal Temperature Range -10 - 85oC
    • Ambient Temperature Range -30 - 90oC
    • Operating Voltage 8 - 22V Operating Current 200mA
    • Electrical protection on all inputs and outputs
    • Onboard Barometric Pressure Sensor
      Typical Packaging Contents
    • G4X PlugInX ECU
    • Wiring and USB Tuning Cable
    • 2 large Link Stickers
    • 2 small Link Stickers
    • Manufacturing Standard – ISO 13485
    NOTE: ECU case not included with ECU purchase as shown in image above. You must reuse your OEM 96-97 ECU case.

    NOTE: Picture shown above with custom CAN bux expansion harness, not included in purchase price of ecu.

    NOTE: This is not a LINK ECU tested, verified, and warranted product. Purchase of this product constitutes your consent with, and understanding of this statement. This is a custom adapter product that uses a part from a Link ECU. Please let KO Racing know if you have any questions or concerns, or require any support for our adapter board.

    $1195.00 each
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