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Old 04-30-2012, 10:10 PM   #1
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Anybody "chipped" their car?

This seems too good to be true.

Anybody know?

http://www.gfchips.com/

Supposed to give a ton more hp and better gas mileage.
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:44 PM   #2
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Here is their location according to the contact section of their website. What do you think?
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:28 PM   #3
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They sound like professional Corndogs!

60HP with a chip

A chip may help, more if you have a turbo, but it's not miracle!
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:48 PM   #4
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They sound like professional Corndogs!

60HP with a chip

A chip may help, more if you have a turbo, but it's not miracle!
A chipped turbo! Where do I call?
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:55 PM   #5
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A chipped turbo! Where do I call?
the ecu controls the boost, so you may get a little advantage with it.... But there are limits ...

http://www.dansdata.com/hotchips.htm
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Old 05-01-2012, 12:25 AM   #6
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Wow.....IAT chip eh?

Yeah, all that thing does is "trick" the ECU into thinking that there is more air than there actually is so that it will enrichen the mixture.

How well that works with adaptive ECUs is going to be debatable. If you want to "chip" anything anymore you need a tuner, there aren't many OBDII compliant ECUs that actually have a "chip" anymore. I used to make those chips for 3rd gen Camaros and Firebirds, made a fair bit of money at it as well.

Personally I'd wager that thing is a waste of money, eventually the ECU is going to tune out any gain you get by tricking your MAF system into thinking that there is more air by the closed loop adaptives.
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Old 05-01-2012, 04:25 AM   #7
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I got 50 hp on a Subaru with a new exhaust and ecu "tune" - I most certainly did not get better gas mileage
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Old 05-01-2012, 02:14 PM   #8
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Here is their location according to the contact section of their website. What do you think?
that says it all!!!!!!!!


Not that I was going to do it, mind you, I just was curious. Those are some fantastic claims they make.


I will just put a coffee can muffler and lower my car and be done with it. That should get me a bunch more horses.
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Old 05-01-2012, 03:09 PM   #9
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Lots of claims, lots of BS.

However, little turbo cars are fun!

This for the TDI Golf:
http://www.rocketchip.com/

This for the 1.8t Golf:
http://www.giacusa.com/software.php?make=vw

For some other stuff:
http://www.giacusa.com/

As they say, your mileage will remain about the same as long as you drive about like you did before the chip.
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Old 05-01-2012, 03:13 PM   #10
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I got 50 hp on a Subaru with a new exhaust and ecu "tune" - I most certainly did not get better gas mileage
Cause you had the right foot planted in it all the time!
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Old 05-01-2012, 03:16 PM   #11
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I will say that when I was trouble shooting my 1985 535i Dinan, I removed the Dinan chip and stuck in a stock 535is chip and the car was a slug! It felt like a stock 535is, and I put the Dinan chip back in, it felt like at least 40 more hp and more tq. I have never chipped a stock car but un chipping did show me the Dinan chip works!
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Old 05-01-2012, 03:17 PM   #12
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If you are seriously considering a chip or tune, look for a company that specializes in your specific car. These generic "one chip" companies are all BS.

I went with a Mark D'sylva chip for my '87 325, it made a huge difference in drive-ability (i.e. throttle feel, smoother power band) but no noticeable increase in power. Mark specializes in this era of BMW and is highly recommended within the community.

http://www.dsylva-tech.ca/

Don't waste your money on ebay wonder chips or generic/shady companies making ludicrous claims to sell their "tunes".
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Old 05-01-2012, 04:02 PM   #13
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If you are seriously considering a chip or tune, look for a company that specializes in your specific car. These generic "one chip" companies are all BS.

I went with a Mark D'sylva chip for my '87 325, it made a huge difference in drive-ability (i.e. throttle feel, smoother power band) but no noticeable increase in power. Mark specializes in this era of BMW and is highly recommended within the community.

http://www.dsylva-tech.ca/

Don't waste your money on ebay wonder chips or generic/shady companies making ludicrous claims to sell their "tunes".
If I didn't have a Dinan E28, I would buy a D Silva chip...they are great for BMWs and designed specifically for the model and add ons.
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:50 AM   #14
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Both of our VW TDI's are tuned, chipped by KermaTDI.

Also exhaust and injector nozzle upgrades.

The wifes Golf is milder and faster and gets better MPG if you don't use the power.

Mine has a new $900 clutch and flywheel waiting to go in as the latest tune overpowers the stock clutch.
The clutch was fine until way more torque and HP was added.
My MPG must be better, cuz it isn't really worse and I am still driving the car
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:57 AM   #15
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The chips are 99% BS. The 1% left basically applies to turbo diesel's where they can just increase boost(thus air) and increase injection rate(thus fuel) to generate(shockingly enough) more power.

The rest of the time.. your engine is still restricted by the same basic issues. X amount of air, Y amount of fuel, Z amount of power. Where these chips CAN make a difference is in torque curves and very mild power increases. A lot of places will produce a vehicle/bike that is tuned to pass emissions(Whether its euro-3 or just USA emissions). They then don't bother to retune these bikes for places that lack emission restrictions.

In that particular case, a chip can correct the tune to make it more friendly to power. Even that though is a mild mild power increase.

The one time a 'chip' is actually needed is when you do extensive work to the flow of your engine. Better intake, full header exhaust, new cams, then you get a new ECU tune and see a big increase in power.

The rest of the time its a rip off.
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