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Old 01-11-2005, 11:18 PM   #1
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Is the standard Intense PCM best suited for my car. I have the Flowmaster Exhaust, Custom Air Intake, and that'* it....would it be worth it?


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I thought it was worth it! Its a great feeling having the car run up to 6k rpms and shifting around the 60ish mph. It does a lot more stuff to. But if you plan on modding some more, then you might want to hold off.
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couldn't i send it off to get it reflashed? I will be keeping my orignal...incase anything goes wrong....My dad got a chip for his Z34 ...i have to catch up..lmao

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WHen I got mine, I just sent my old one back in for the core refund. Absolutely no problems at all with the unit!


Takin from the Intense-Racing.com website:

INTENSE™ Standard PCM - $169.99
Ideal for stock to slightly modded cars with induction mods, exhaust mods, smaller supercharger pulley and/or rocker arms - features speed limiter removal, slightly higher shift points (~6,000 RPM)** and rev limiter (6,200 RPM) , proprietary transaxle shift behavior adjustments**, air/fuel adjustments, automatic ignition timing adjustments (+3°), knock retard decay rate adjustment, cooling fan control adjustments (180°), cooling fans on at key-off for 180 seconds, will require the use of premium fuel.


INTENSE™ Custom PCM - $269.99
You name it, and we'll do it for you.

INTENSE™ PCM Tune-Up Service - $99.99
You tell us what you want changed and we'll take care of it. This fee also applies to upgrade any INTENSE™ PCM from Stage 1 to Stage 2, etc.*****
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i'll keep my orginal...i can't have the car sit without a pcm....

...also...the Lean procedure...it'* not nessesary on the 97 right?

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No, mine is a 97 as well, and no procedure was done to it. The only thing I kept from the original was the little chips that screws into the side of the PCM. (Forgot the officialy name of it) Took about 10 minutes total to install and remove.
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sweet...thanks...tax return is officially spent...and i dont' even have it..lmao

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Yeah, man, I totally agree with Twister. It has been a cool investment. And he'* right, there is no learn procedure involved. You just need to switch the KS module (the "chip" Twister mentioned) from the PCM that'* currently in the car to the new Intense unit BEFORE you install the Intense unit in the car. The KS (knock sensor) module contains the data about the position of the crankshaft, so the Intense PCM will need the module transplanted into it so it knows where your crank is. The Intense computer will come with a module in it already, but you need to switch your current module in anyway. I think you'll like the difference you hear and feel.
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Be sure you have a 180 T-stat installed otherwise your fans will be on constantly as the standard PCM is set for 180 fan points.
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sorry to bring this post back from the dead but i ordered it last night...and the intense stat too.....how long you think it will take with the regular shipping?


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