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Performance Chips????

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by bigtaco07, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. Mar 4, 2011 at 7:02 AM
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    gooch14

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    I had always heard that chips didn't do much except for in diesels, atleast that was the word on the streets.
     
  2. Mar 4, 2011 at 7:12 AM
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  3. Mar 4, 2011 at 7:14 AM
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  4. Mar 4, 2011 at 7:15 AM
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  5. Mar 4, 2011 at 4:36 PM
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    they say the bf goodwrench are really good and cheaper than the grabbers. that may be my next set. tread looks good too.
     
  6. Mar 4, 2011 at 4:41 PM
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    MAF is good but it only works at WOT. If you're trying to get better gas mileage around town, you should look into regearing. It's the best way to achieve your goal.
     
  7. Mar 4, 2011 at 5:23 PM
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    Any thoughts on the nitto dune grapplers??
     
  8. Mar 4, 2011 at 10:03 PM
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    I like the terra grapplers better
     
  9. Mar 19, 2013 at 5:24 PM
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    Are these things legal in CA? Like the unichip
     
  10. Mar 19, 2013 at 8:57 PM
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    Uncertain, your best bet is to call Unichip or URD directly to ask them.
     
  11. Mar 20, 2013 at 7:05 AM
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    None are, including unichip.
     
  12. Mar 23, 2013 at 5:24 PM
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    why does everyone think they're going to drop a piece of plastic in their truck and suddenly get better MPG and horsepower. HOW DO YOU THINK THAT'S GONNA HAPPEN? don't you think they would have designed it better from the factory? why would they design a vehicle that could easily be upgraded by a cheap piece of plastic? it's a ridiculous idea either drop on the supercharger or just enjoy what your truck already is, a formidable, reliable vehicle
     
  13. Mar 23, 2013 at 6:37 PM
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    Biscuits- it makes sense when you take into account that the chip is basically designed to maximize performance in your aftermarket mods. Not a stock engine. They do work, because they allow the mods to work with the engine, not against it. From what I understand... I know they work cause I live in santa ana with all these giant ass lifted trucks and they all have these chips haha
     
  14. Mar 23, 2013 at 6:51 PM
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    What a lot of people refer to as a "chip" is actually a re-programmer. Talking to the Mustang guys, they'd say they "chipped" their car, when they used a Diablo, which is actually a programmer. Most actual chips are useless, while programmers do make a difference.
     
  15. Mar 24, 2013 at 3:07 AM
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    oh I don't doubt the use of aftermarket calibrators that will tune the engine to account for extra goodies like intakes and exhausts, but a lot of guys assume they can buy some magical chip and their stock engine will suddenly become more powerful and get more mpgs
     
  16. Mar 24, 2013 at 8:19 AM
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    The reason diesels get good results is because it alters boost levels along with fueling and timing maps. There is some power to be pulled from the factory maps based on the fact that they are safe maps. Programmers will be able to tune maps for optimal results, which isn't always a universal thing. Running a "chip" is like throwing on someone elses tune and running it blindly.

    Urd has made a map with the MAF cal and pulled 15-20hp from a stock Tacoma.
     
  17. Mar 28, 2013 at 7:20 AM
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    Only because this old thread was revived, will I address that this is an incorrect statement.

    Open loop does not equal only WOT. As well, the MAF Cal works a little in Closed loop as well as Open loop.
     
  18. Mar 28, 2013 at 7:31 AM
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    I concur............incorrect info has been given in the past concerning the maf calibrator, but Gadget has shed some light on the subject and Tor is on point as usual.
     
  19. Mar 28, 2013 at 7:34 AM
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    Amen brother.

    Do you know where to find that post of Gadget's? I think that once it circulates enough, people will get the right idea.
     
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