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Old 07-31-2009, 09:37 AM   #41
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They work to add horsepower but I don't know about fuel mileage. Some of them have to be soldered in though, not all of them are replaceable chips so you have to check your car's computer to see if you can just pull out the chip and replace it or you have to solder. If it's a solder chip, I would not do it myself.
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Old 07-31-2009, 09:51 AM   #42
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I can't say about these chips.

but I'll consider something that I do know about.

consider the famous star chips (http://www.morego.co.uk/index.php)

yes, they work, and some.
they also cost a lot, take that twenty dollar amount and multiple it be a large number.

I don't know this van at all, but according to wikipedia it's power output at the engine is 150HP...
which makes me wonder why the auction has a big banner saying that your car can be 'tuned' with their plastic box to 100HP?


The chips work by remapping the engine timing via the ECU, this is not a fix on its own, (read the BBR site and you'll see that the real deal star chips do a lot more besides messing with some engine timing fuelling issues). but altering the engine mapping can alter the fuel consumption.

the long an the short of it is this.

the engine mixture, and engine timing is controlled by the ECU, the ECU is just a computer, and it can be re-programmed.
but there are some things to consider...
1, when ford made the car, they did know what they were doing!
2, you may void the warranty - despite the fact that the auction says that you wn't
3, is this actually tested on your vehicle? I doubt it, because of what I'd said about the power ratios above, if this had been developed for, and tested on your vehicle, then you'd have thought that they'd have been able to post some accurate figures rather than massive claims.

with that banner as well, +30mpg?
is that extra to what you already get? in which case I doubt it, or is this what you should expect with this modification?
if it's what you should expect then why not just get a more economical car? rather than waste money on trying to make a heavy large engined van more efficient?
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I should tell you that hasn't been updated for about a year. it now has over 5k. The car was originally for sale for $70,00 but no one is buying cars. It's quite sad to see because it's a great car and going for so cheap. The duesenberg he has went from over a million to i think under 800k. Those cars are hard to find in mint condition with all original parts like he has.
So you're 21 and have a $70,000 viper?
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My dad flies like a maniac in his 2002 Trailblazer.

He drives even freaking worse in his 1992 Pickup (forget what it is) and it is a stick. You have to wear a seatbelt or you be flung out the window.
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So you're 21 and have a $70,000 viper?
Parents own it and a few other cars. Not mine but i drive it the most out of them.
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Parents own it and a few other cars. Not mine but i drive it the most out of them.
Oh, well you were talking like it was yours.
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It pretty much is, since i am the only one to drive. I am hoping they will give it to me but i doubt it.
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i gotta chip in my V6 Mustang and i get about 25mpg in town and 33ish interstate at about 75Mph
I suppose I should have mention that I was talking about Ford's Turbo Diesel engines. Plus it can over-spool your turbo and trash it.
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Yeah they usually don't work.

I highly doubt you are doing 150.
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Yeah they usually don't work.

I highly doubt you are doing 150.
Trust me, it is very possible, the highways there are basically ALWAYS empty, with occasional cars.
I could see him pulling it off.
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