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Chip my truck?

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by MrGuitarguy, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. Oct 12, 2010 at 9:27 PM
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    MrGuitarguy

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    So Ive been thinking about this for a while. I want to get one of those performance chips for my truck BUT, not for its intended purpose. From what I understand those chips do not do much for our v6's, but I have a friend who has a V8 and has a chip. From what I'm told it has an "economical" setting, and he gets 17mpg on his v8. What if I chipped my truck for the sole purpose of using it on economic mode and saving gas? What are the chances of that working?

    Thoughts?:confused::D
     
  2. Oct 12, 2010 at 9:29 PM
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    whippersnapper02

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    Search URD MAF calibrator and APR X1. There are no "chips" for these trucks. Performance chips only work for vehicle computers up until about 1997 when the reflashable eprom chip was eliminated.
     
  3. Oct 12, 2010 at 9:31 PM
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    I would say don't do it. Like everyone has said before most of those are lies. Plus toyota designed these engines to run at optimum performance don't you think that if toyota could simply write a program for magical gas milage they would.
     
  4. Oct 12, 2010 at 9:35 PM
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    Not if an oil company/gas company paid them not too.

    Who makes the APR X1?

    EDIT: NVM.
    APR Toyota 4.0L X-One Engine Controller

    $1,495.00:eek: ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?!!?
     
  5. Oct 12, 2010 at 9:41 PM
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    That makes no sense. I would think that extra revenue from selling a more efficient truck and the hype from it would be much more than anything a oil company would pay. Plus it isn't like they are getting 45mpg it is only 20 max. That is one out there conspiracy.
     
  6. Oct 12, 2010 at 9:42 PM
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    the possibilities are limitless with it. Its not just a "chip"
     
  7. Oct 12, 2010 at 9:47 PM
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    Toyota is strict with who the give access to their ECUs so you won't find a simple hand held programmer that will tune the ECU like you can get for American vehicles. That APR unit isn't even available for my 2010 because Toyota hasn't given the needed codes to APR for them to develop a X1 that will work with the 2010 and up trucks.
     
  8. Oct 12, 2010 at 9:51 PM
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    Can you tell me what you know. I did a quick search and just found people talking about how great it is. What is so great about it?

    Also I read about the MAF calibrator but didnt understand what that did either.

    I am completely clueless about this technology:confused:

    All help appreciated.
     
  9. Oct 22, 2010 at 6:11 PM
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    ^^ X2.

    I am interested in a performance chip/calibrator/tuner or whatever you want to call it. Problem is I live in California. Is there anything california legal that is worth the money?
     
  10. Oct 22, 2010 at 6:17 PM
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    Performance chips are good for diesel's only IMO. I've seen one of the Superchips progammers royally screw up more than a few F150 ecu's. Get the Thorley headers if you want the performance gain you THINK you are going to get with the "chip". Then look into the MAF calibrator and an intake/exhaust setup.
     
  11. Oct 22, 2010 at 6:33 PM
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    I'm contemplating that too. Right now I have a drop in K&N filter and a Magnaflow muffler. What do you think would be the next best performance gaining mod? TRD intake or headers? I know both used together is best but the wallet only allows for one thing at a time. I'm a little scared of intakes though because some rob you of bottom end power. But maybe a legitimate and 50 state legal one is different...:notsure:
     
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