Do they make a universal standalone? I thought that they mostly made pretuned/premade packages for certain cars like evos, supras, ect. Someone also told me that to run the AEM standalone it is $1600 just to get your foot in the door. That doesn't seem too bad now that I think about it, you would pay upwards of $3,000 for a TEC system.
1. AEM doesn't make anything application specific for the B13 or B14.
2. If you're going standalone you might as well get something for the ignition. IMHO it isn't worth it on our cars if you keep your distributor. Coil on plugs or a coil packs are the cats pajamas.
it's not that bad. All you need to do is take the disc from the distributor and block off groups of slots, or cut a new one with fewer slots. Or just run a crank trigger wheel and sensor. I think it would be cleaner to use the stock pickup though; it is enclosed, accurate, and already attached to the motor