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Chips (not the potato kind)

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by Met1149, May 8, 2012.

  1. May 8, 2012 at 12:42 PM
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    Met1149

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    Does anyone have any experience with plugging in chips designed to increase hp and gas mileage? I'm currently looking at something from autochipsdirect.com. Do these things actually work? Is there a trade-off or downside to doing this? What about reworking the air intake? Is this advisable with the chip. We have a yearly vehicle inspection - will this be a problem? We're talking 2007 Tacoma, 4cylinder.
    Thanks for the help!
     
  2. May 8, 2012 at 12:46 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    They dont work. The URD MAF Calibrator can give WOT improvements, as does teh APR-X1, but those are the only 2 I know of.
     
  3. May 8, 2012 at 12:47 PM
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    09tacorunner

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    chips dont do anything for the tacoma. as for gas milage best advice i could give you would to be keep the RPM under 2k
     
  4. May 8, 2012 at 1:57 PM
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    Torspd

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    Things like SuperChip, Bullydog, Banks, Edge, SCT, HP Tuners, or Cobb, are all for ECUs that can be re-written. Ours cannot be, for the most part. That is why ours have to use piggy-backs or better. URD also now has the UCON EMS. ProEFI, and AEM are others.
     
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