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can someone give me the low-down on chips?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by xwillx93, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. Jan 17, 2011 at 8:07 AM
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    xwillx93

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    I have the 2.7l 4 cyl reg cab and lookin for some better performance. i just installed the MBRP dual side swept exhaust and added around 10-15 hp. Im not too good with the performance chips so does anyone have any or any reccomendations? would that or a Air intake give me better ponys?? thanks everyone
     
  2. Jan 17, 2011 at 8:09 AM
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    Try the search function and see what you come up with. ECU chips have been discussed many times on this forum, and you should be able to get a lot of info. with a good search.

    Oh, and stay away from the EBAY "+200HP and 20MPG" chips. They're actually coasters in fancy packaging. :)
     
  5. Jan 17, 2011 at 10:49 AM
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    island808

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    I did a lot of lookin around, there's almost nothing to do to a toyota.
    I always look to tune up my cars.. sometimes they do a pretty bad job with their programs, run it too safe due to manufacturing inconsistancies.. get it tuned up and usually pick up some efficiency. Apparently no one is doing this on tacomas.. Every time I've been to the dyno with a toyota it's always had aftermarket ecu. Can't just plug a "predator" type handheld into a toyota and reprogram it like you can some vehicles.
    OR so it seems.
     
  6. Jan 17, 2011 at 10:50 AM
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    chris4x4

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  7. Jan 17, 2011 at 10:52 AM
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    alot of people say the chips dont work but i met a guy that said he had a chip in his and he said it helped with power alot so its up to the person and true facts i guess
     
  8. Jan 17, 2011 at 10:56 AM
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  9. Jan 17, 2011 at 10:57 AM
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    i dont belv in chips on a 6cyl...
     
  10. Jan 17, 2011 at 11:19 AM
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    those inline chips they sell are unreliable and not a good idea in general. Ghetto stuff... add a vornado and turbonator to the list.

    The chips just try to trick the computer into having too little air and fuel or advance or something...
     
  11. Jan 17, 2011 at 11:29 AM
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    for suuure thank you so much guys. Any recommendations on an intake? and are there even turbos for the 09 4 cyl yet..
     
  14. Jan 17, 2011 at 11:53 AM
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    Dont do unichip after a while it will f&*k your truck up. It will start to throw lights and will, down the road, disable your truck while your driving. Customer service is bullshit and all the chips are made in South Africa. Only the maps are programed here.
     
  15. Jan 17, 2011 at 11:55 AM
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    Pretty much worthless on an NA vehicle with just bolt ons. Spend your money on something else.

    You drive a truck, not a race car so who gives a shit about how much HP you have?
     
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    got anymore info on this? like 99% of everything I found while researching before I bought it was all wild rave good reviews. Its already bought now I'm just amazed I would've missed something like that if it was such a common issue.
     
  17. Jan 17, 2011 at 12:37 PM
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    JK...I don't trust perfomace chips hear a lot of bad things about them. I think all they do is raise your top speed.
     
  18. Jan 17, 2011 at 12:44 PM
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    I would like to see a real dyno run myself. An 8% to 10% horsepower increase is quite a lot from headers and an intake.
     
  19. Jan 17, 2011 at 12:52 PM
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    They have to be...

    He is running a cat back. He may have gotten 4 hp from the exhaust.
     
  20. Jan 17, 2011 at 12:52 PM
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    help me out guys! i have the exhaust and ill admit..it sounds a LITTLE ricey for a truck... i have poeple tellin me the intake will help ease the noise and also gimme horses. then others are sayin itll just get louder and wont help. HELPPP ME!!!:mad:
     
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