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Performance chip?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by cmouse, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. Jan 23, 2010 at 8:32 PM
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    cmouse

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    I keep coming across performance chips on ebay and auto sites. What are they and how could they help our trucks...if there is such a thing for our trucks. At the risk of sounding like a fool...what's the deal? I have read a lot of posts and never seen you guys talking about them. What are your thoughts?
     
  2. Jan 23, 2010 at 8:34 PM
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    I have heard they don't work or have very minimal effect.
     
  3. Jan 23, 2010 at 8:35 PM
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    Don't waste your money..
     
  4. Jan 23, 2010 at 8:36 PM
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    IDK myself, but if you search, there are threads about them and the cheapos are junk.
     
  5. Jan 23, 2010 at 8:40 PM
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    Good action...Thanks I figured if it was a good investment I would have seen more threads on them. Figured I throw it out to get perspective.
     
  6. Jan 23, 2010 at 8:41 PM
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    The cheap ones are a resistor that forces your engine to run open loop all the time- Gives you a bit different feel but doesn't really do anything.

    Get a URD Maf Calibrator, or an APR X-1, and/or a supercharger.
     
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