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Old 05 Mar 2008, 05:46 am
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Default is a performance chip worth buying??

is it really worth buying it..will it make my car faster or wat??and if so what kind of chip do you recommend?by the way i own a 99 acura integra GSR
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Old 05 Mar 2008, 06:01 am
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Problem is if you change the chip car may not pass smog or emissions testing and why do you need the extra power anyways , more then likely you'll get speeding tickets.
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Old 05 Mar 2008, 06:16 am
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It will make your car a bit faster.If you'd decide to go for it, go for Ecutec
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Old 05 Mar 2008, 06:31 am
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dependson what kind of chip your looking at. if your looking at the ones on ebay for 15 bucks there pointless all it does is trick you cars intake air temp sensor to make it think your car is running colder than what it is. now if you looking at something like hondata s300 then yes it can make a huge differance if you get a good tune.
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a hondata is the best way to go....but you have to get it tuned
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Old 05 Mar 2008, 07:01 am
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It depends...By themselves, you may not see any significant improvement, certainly less than 10% gains. Where an aftermarket chipset or ECM upgrade makes sense is when you've already performed other 'mechanical', tuner improvements to your drivetrain...things like high lift cams, headers, CAI, high-flow cats, catbacks, FI (supercharging/turbocharging), NOS, etc. An aftermarket module will enable you to custom tune your engine to experience maximum gains from the various upgrades, including recalibrating VTEC engagement/disengagement points. You might visit a site like AEM, which offers a very good off-board module...these things, the good ones, can go for over a grand. They also may require a professional to make the calibrations for you. Typically, they'll have access to a dyno machine that will provide you both 'before'&'after' wheel horsepower, and engine torque graphs. Have fun!
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Old 05 Mar 2008, 07:16 am
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Ughhhhh. people. Its called EPROM and EEPROM. Eraseable programable read only memory. Why replace a chip when you can tune your computor. Like the man said HONDATA. but guess what...you send out your computor to Honda and get it reflashed(What? Tuned?). you get your exact same computor back Its just been remapped. the days of performance chips are dead.
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Default Re: is a performance chip worth buying??

Sorry for bumping this thread up but don't waste your money on these. I was thinking about getting a performance chip too, but it looks like these things don't do crap. I was reading this performance chip article about it, and it looks like these things don't work at all
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Sorry for bumping this thread up but don't waste your money on these. I was thinking about getting a performance chip too, but it looks like these things don't do crap. I was reading this performance chip article about it, and it looks like these things don't work at all
Hey thanks alot for that article, it was actually really interesting. I was thinking about buying one of those chips actually
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