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I want to know what this actually is capable of. Y does everybody talk about ecu but i dont understand y they send then to get chipped or somethig like that. Does it increase the horsepower on the car or what. Also what are some websites to have this done and how much does it cost to get it done.
 

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Chipping your ECU allows you to run a custom program to tell the car how much fuel to add and when. You need to do with if you need to tune the car because of turbo/supercharging/cams etc.

Strictly chipping the ECU without a need to will give you no power gains whatsoever.
 

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baker_jeff said:
Chipping your ECU allows you to run a custom program to tell the car how much fuel to add and when. You need to do with if you need to tune the car because of turbo/supercharging/cams etc.

Strictly chipping the ECU without a need to will give you no power gains whatsoever.
I wouldn't say chipping will give you NO gain what soever on a stock engine. The factory generally tunes them for fuel economy, so I would think with a good amount of dyno time, you could pull another 5-10hp off a stock engine... is it worth the cost of dyno time? probably not, but I'm sure a good tuner could.
 

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rex2nr said:
baker_jeff said:
Chipping your ECU allows you to run a custom program to tell the car how much fuel to add and when. You need to do with if you need to tune the car because of turbo/supercharging/cams etc.

Strictly chipping the ECU without a need to will give you no power gains whatsoever.
I wouldn't say chipping will give you NO gain what soever on a stock engine. The factory generally tunes them for fuel economy, so I would think with a good amount of dyno time, you could pull another 5-10hp off a stock engine... is it worth the cost of dyno time? probably not, but I'm sure a good tuner could.
Or you could save your money and dyno it after a few upgrades. Be more worth it. I chipped my OBD1 ecu because it was cheaper then buying the proper obd1 ecu from japan.
 

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jesustirado6 said:
I want to know what this actually is capable of. Y does everybody talk about ecu but i dont understand y they send then to get chipped or somethig like that. Does it increase the horsepower on the car or what. Also what are some websites to have this done and how much does it cost to get it done.
If you are running a stock motor, i don't think chipping the ECU would be worth it, but as stated before, if you have work done to the motor, turbo, supercharger etc., then chipping the ECU would be another thing to do.

As for price, i know a few ppl that chip ECU's, i have seen ppl charge anywhere from $50 -$100 to have it done.
 

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baker423 said:
jesustirado6 said:
I want to know what this actually is capable of. Y does everybody talk about ecu but i dont understand y they send then to get chipped or somethig like that. Does it increase the horsepower on the car or what. Also what are some websites to have this done and how much does it cost to get it done.
If you are running a stock motor, i don't think chipping the ECU would be worth it, but as stated before, if you have work done to the motor, turbo, supercharger etc., then chipping the ECU would be another thing to do.

As for price, i know a few ppl that chip ECU's, i have seen ppl charge anywhere from $50 -$100 to have it done.
The price sounds right. I paid 200$ for a P28, for a company to chip it and to have them write me 2 chips. 1 P30 and 1 P73.
 

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baker423 said:
jesustirado6 said:
I want to know what this actually is capable of. Y does everybody talk about ecu but i dont understand y they send then to get chipped or somethig like that. Does it increase the horsepower on the car or what. Also what are some websites to have this done and how much does it cost to get it done.
If you are running a stock motor, i don't think chipping the ECU would be worth it, but as stated before, if you have work done to the motor, turbo, supercharger etc., then chipping the ECU would be another thing to do.

As for price, i know a few ppl that chip ECU's, i have seen ppl charge anywhere from $50 -$100 to have it done.
The price sounds right. I paid 200$ for a P28, for a company to chip it and to have them write me 2 chips. 1 P30 and 1 P73.
Yea, there will def be a difference in price if you have an individual do it, compared to a company.
 
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