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Old 04-13-2005, 05:07 PM   #11
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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.
If you pay for the PCM + core charge, you will get the core charge back when you send it your old PCM after you install the new one. So its initially 200 but you get 100 back. If your not rockered or cammed I would recommend stock shift points in teh ala carte menu. It'* 10 dollars more for the change but I think you will be happier as you wont be out of your powerband for 3-400 rpms.
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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??
ROFLOL, I just noticed that.

Hey Rogue, can the chip be paid for via credit card on your site?
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I didnt want to make a new topic

Im no mechanic so I hope this is not too dumb a question

I was looking at that PCM

What is a PCM? A chip?

Where is it located?

I have a 98 bonneville SE

SO If I send 100 I have to send my PCM right? to get it upgraded right?

If I send 200 I get one of theirs? ANd If I send in mine I can get the 100 back?

I use my car everyday so I cant have any down time

Is it hard to put a PCM in? Thanks for any replies
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What is a PCM? A chip?
Its the brain behind your engine. The computer that controls it.

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Where is it located?
In your airbox.

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SO If I send 100 I have to send my PCM right? to get it upgraded right?
If I send 200 I get one of theirs? ANd If I send in mine I can get the 100 back?
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Is it hard to put a PCM in?
Nope its two bolts, easy out, easy in.
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Rogue,

I know that you won't know how much HP or torque I'd get specifically, but can you give me a guestimate based upon the mods in my sig?

Also, I'm still deciding on if I should keep the stock 195 or go with the 180 stat/settings. I bought the 180, but have hesitated on installing it since it does get cold in the winter, and I am not one for changing it out every season. I'm right up on the lake.
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Im not going to do much to my car

Just an exhaust,Intake and maybe headers

Those arent really considered big time upgrades are they?

Should I get that PCM after I get those or will getting the PCM first not matter much?

Thanks for all the help this forums been great
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Rogue,

I know that you won't know how much HP or torque I'd get specifically, but can you give me a guestimate based upon the mods in my sig?

Also, I'm still deciding on if I should keep the stock 195 or go with the 180 stat/settings. I bought the 180, but have hesitated on installing it since it does get cold in the winter, and I am not one for changing it out every season. I'm right up on the lake.

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Can anyone give my a rough guestimate on what kind of HP and torque gains I could get with this chip from intense(based upon the mods in my sig)?

Thanks!
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Rogue,

I know that you won't know how much HP or torque I'd get specifically, but can you give me a guestimate based upon the mods in my sig?

Also, I'm still deciding on if I should keep the stock 195 or go with the 180 stat/settings. I bought the 180, but have hesitated on installing it since it does get cold in the winter, and I am not one for changing it out every season. I'm right up on the lake.

Bump.....

Can anyone give my a rough guestimate on what kind of HP and torque gains I could get with this chip from intense(based upon the mods in my sig)?

Thanks!
Based on your mods I would say the actual horsepower gain would be less than 10hp however the other benifits you would get , higher shifts, firmer shifts, rev limiters removed, added timing and fueling, torque management removal would definately make it worth the 100 dollars. Also I would put the 180 T-stat in. I run a 160 year around (with winters down to -10 below) and havent had any issues.
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Rogue,

I know that you won't know how much HP or torque I'd get specifically, but can you give me a guestimate based upon the mods in my sig?

Also, I'm still deciding on if I should keep the stock 195 or go with the 180 stat/settings. I bought the 180, but have hesitated on installing it since it does get cold in the winter, and I am not one for changing it out every season. I'm right up on the lake.

Bump.....

Can anyone give my a rough guestimate on what kind of HP and torque gains I could get with this chip from intense(based upon the mods in my sig)?

Thanks!
Based on your mods I would say the actual horsepower gain would be less than 10hp however the other benifits you would get , higher shifts, firmer shifts, rev limiters removed, added timing and fueling, torque management removal would definately make it worth the 100 dollars. Also I would put the 180 T-stat in. I run a 160 year around (with winters down to -10 below) and havent had any issues.
Thanks for the response. I will need to get around to installing the 180 stat. Afterwards, I will most definately get the PCM from Intense. It may not be for a few months, as I'm backed up with other pressing matters, but I really like what I see.

One last question - Will the firmer shifts hurt my tranny?
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