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Computer chip mod for better gas mileage

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by 2004TacomaSR5, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. Nov 28, 2011 at 10:40 AM
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    2004TacomaSR5

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    I remember reading some posts awhile back and someone mentioned a computer chip mod that will boost the 4 cylinder gas mileage over 30mpg, can someone direct me to where these are sold? Do they really work for certain?
     
  2. Nov 28, 2011 at 10:42 AM
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    memario1214

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    Doesn't exist... There is no "chip" that will get you massive gains in anything on a gasoline engine. The APR X-1 for the V6 is north of $1k and squeezes out about 25 horse. Spend your hard earned money elsewhere, on a full gas tank even.
     
  3. Nov 28, 2011 at 10:42 AM
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    No computer chip is going to boost your MPG's. Driving with a light foot, having responsible tires and keeping up with maintenance is the best you can do.
     
  4. Nov 28, 2011 at 11:53 AM
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    What he said, except irresponsible tires look cool and stick good to the road and trail.
     
  5. Nov 28, 2011 at 12:11 PM
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    damn straight! :thumbsup:

    except the really irresponsible tires don't stick to pavement very well...
     
  6. Nov 29, 2011 at 3:12 PM
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  7. Nov 29, 2011 at 3:13 PM
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  8. Nov 29, 2011 at 3:15 PM
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    you face palm without even asking or inquiring about my question?

    thanks for the help! :thumbsup:
     
  9. Nov 29, 2011 at 3:19 PM
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    I was facepalming about the whole thread but I see you need one for yourself for not searching...:facepalm:

    Unichip, MAP ECU and AEM make units. The Unichip unit is plug n play for all years(with the correct harness), MAP ECU and AEM are not plug n play although someone mentioned that AEM was working on a harness.
     
  10. Nov 29, 2011 at 3:20 PM
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    I also have a 4 banger so you need to pay better attention as well! Not everything on this forum is in regard to a 2nd gen V6.

    I am not inquiring about anything URD sells. I realize the AEM would most likely work, trying to get feedback from people with experience with the actual items.
     
  11. Nov 29, 2011 at 3:23 PM
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  13. Dec 3, 2011 at 1:29 PM
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    Raise your engine computer up, and drive a Prius under it, probably be good for at least 45mpg...:p
     
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