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Old 04-11-2005, 12:40 AM   #1
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Hey guys
im browsin Ebay..
I see a lot of Chips for our boners.. and for my years as well 89.. do they really work?
I would like to test but I dont want to screw anything up
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http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...=29283&start=0

They are pretty much useless. It'* one of those gimmick mods.
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Its a gimmick just like the tornado. Put it on your car and dyno it and your likely to lose power. But, for the price they sell tons of them because people figure its worth the small amount if it helps and if it doens't help its not much lost, so the sellers make out ok on them.

Kinda off topic, but funny, I know someone who dynoed their car with and without a tornado and they lost 1hp with the tornado on it...

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just what I suspected..
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Yeah, it'* a bummer. It would be nice to tune it up a bit higher to get a few more hp.

Are all chips pretty much useless, or are there ANY real ones that advance timing, etc... that would perk us up a bit?
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With my current few mods(in sig), is even a standard PCM going to be worth the cost?
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Your SSEi is extremely hamperd by torque management. Not only will you get the benifts of added timing, removed limiters, added fueling, lower fan turn on points, removed torque management, etc... but the car will feel better on the street due to added line pressure in shifting. It is probably the best 100 bucks you can spend on your car.
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Your SSEi is extremely hamperd by torque management. Not only will you get the benifts of added timing, removed limiters, added fueling, lower fan turn on points, removed torque management, etc... but the car will feel better on the street due to added line pressure in shifting. It is probably the best 100 bucks you can spend on your car.
That 100 bucks is if I send in my own to get flashed, correct? Otherwise it'* 200 bucks. Only problem, is I use my car daily for work. I'm not sure I can do without it for more than two weekdays(use the wife'* car). How long does it take?

It does sound real good, and I'm really considering it. Will Intense need me to do the ala carte checklist? The only concern was that the adjusting of shift points to +6000 was for people who had modded their cams, rockers, or such.
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Hey guys
im browsin Ebay..
I see a lot of Chips for our boners.. and for my years as well 89.. do they really work?
I would like to test but I dont want to screw anything up
Chips for our what now??
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