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Ok I was lookin at the ebay parts site in the sticky thread in owners lounge about links and they have like $30 chips that they claim add horsepower and mpg. Is this legit? Is it hard to install? Any answers would be great. Thanks guys (and assorted girls).
 

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Absolutely not.. don't waste your money


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Power Chip

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Xtreme Power, IAT Mod, Racing Chip, Racing-X, X-power, +20 hp!, Super Box, Varipower.

What it is:
10 cent resistor. Newer models now use a "variable" rheostat (looks like a nob) to trick individuals into thinking its a different product.

What its supposed to do:
Increase power by fooling the stock ecu/pcm into thinking the incoming air is colder then it actually is.

What it actually does:
Changes the reading of the IAT sensor (intake air temp) to show cooler air then is actually entering the engine. The engine adapts by adding additional fuel to compensate for the supposedly incoming denser and cooler air. This would normally add power, IF the car ran a relatively lean fuel mixture. Unfortuantly this is not the case with new cars. Due to EPA2 regulations, manufacturers now setup the A/F ratios to be extremely rich, especially in the upper rpms. Adding more fuel to these mixtures DECREASES POWER and DECREASES MILEAGE. The exact opposite effect of these ebay ads.
CAN GET THIS FROM RADIOSHACK FOR LESS THAN $1!
 

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Item:
Power Chip

Alias:
Xtreme Power, IAT Mod, Racing Chip, Racing-X, X-power, +20 hp!, Super Box, Varipower.

What it is:
10 cent resistor. Newer models now use a "variable" rheostat (looks like a nob) to trick individuals into thinking its a different product.

What its supposed to do:
Increase power by fooling the stock ecu/pcm into thinking the incoming air is colder then it actually is.

What it actually does:
Changes the reading of the IAT sensor (intake air temp) to show cooler air then is actually entering the engine. The engine adapts by adding additional fuel to compensate for the supposedly incoming denser and cooler air. This would normally add power, IF the car ran a relatively lean fuel mixture. Unfortuantly this is not the case with new cars. Due to EPA2 regulations, manufacturers now setup the A/F ratios to be extremely rich, especially in the upper rpms. Adding more fuel to these mixtures DECREASES POWER and DECREASES MILEAGE. The exact opposite effect of these ebay ads.
CAN GET THIS FROM RADIOSHACK FOR LESS THAN $1!
where the fxck do you find this stuff out from admin? most def Admin the almighty:toung:
 

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Admin, I swear to god you gotta be robotic or some shyt but thanks dude
 

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Item:
Power Chip

Alias:
Xtreme Power, IAT Mod, Racing Chip, Racing-X, X-power, +20 hp!, Super Box, Varipower.

What it is:
10 cent resistor. Newer models now use a "variable" rheostat (looks like a nob) to trick individuals into thinking its a different product.

What its supposed to do:
Increase power by fooling the stock ecu/pcm into thinking the incoming air is colder then it actually is.

What it actually does:
Changes the reading of the IAT sensor (intake air temp) to show cooler air then is actually entering the engine. The engine adapts by adding additional fuel to compensate for the supposedly incoming denser and cooler air. This would normally add power, IF the car ran a relatively lean fuel mixture. Unfortuantly this is not the case with new cars. Due to EPA2 regulations, manufacturers now setup the A/F ratios to be extremely rich, especially in the upper rpms. Adding more fuel to these mixtures DECREASES POWER and DECREASES MILEAGE. The exact opposite effect of these ebay ads.
CAN GET THIS FROM RADIOSHACK FOR LESS THAN $1!
does the jet chip do this too?
 

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No, the jet chip is legit, but doesn't have the abilities of an actual tune. Hence being an actual "canned" tune. Much more is to be gained from Trifecta than Jet's "chip".
 

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No, the jet chip is legit, but doesn't have the abilities of an actual tune. Hence being an actual "canned" tune. Much more is to be gained from Trifecta than Jet's "chip".
k good =D trifecta= when warranty is up :)
 

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I'm not absolutely sure, but I think Trifecta's tune is able to mask itself so that a TECH2 wouldn't know it's there. I was reading something on that over on CSS.net...was in a SS/TC thread though so it may only be on those ones.
 
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