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Old 07 Oct 2009, 06:01 pm
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Default Does this performance chip do anything?

I was looking at this chip on ebay and all the customer feedbacks seem to be pretty good. I was reading up on performance chips though and some people were saying they can ruin your engine. This one can be installed and taken out in less than 10 mins so I dont see how much damage it could do. I have a 2009 honda accord coupe V6. Even a 10 horsepower gain would make it worth it. Do they really work? Thanks

Also I was reading that it actually causes acceleration to be slower in the start?
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Old 07 Oct 2009, 06:46 pm
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Just because something can be switched in or in in 10 minutes, doesnt mean it cant do damage. Give me 15 seconds to dump sugar in your fuel tank and you've got a ruined engine.

Its not worth the bother, and heres why.......You have an accord, thats not a race car. Its 10hp at best, so you wont notice it much anyway. And you really dont know much about cars, thats why you're asking this question - so if the chip fouls something up, you'll have no clue what happened and be in a big mess.

Just leave your ride be
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Old 07 Oct 2009, 07:01 pm
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i have a Hypertech Programmer on my 5.3L GMC pickup and i love it simply "fine tunes"everything your stock computer controls,read up about it,mine's been on for over150,000.miles with no harm,they're fairly costly,so weigh the gain vs. the cost.
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Old 07 Oct 2009, 07:16 pm
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I would get the chip, I believe that they work. Though slower accel. isn't that bad, it must mean that it is a chip to boost your top end. The chip makes your car geared for the top end. If you want acceleration go low end torque.
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Old 07 Oct 2009, 07:31 pm
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just a little random tid bit of info for the first guy that posted

im pretty sure they prooved on mythbusters that suger will NOT ruin your motor...
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Old 07 Oct 2009, 07:46 pm
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Unless you plan to highly modify that car don't get it. It's not worth it on a stock car and it will only kill your MPG, all it does is change the air/fuel ratio. Buy something else like an intake.
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