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Unread 08-22-2007, 06:20 PM   #1
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Default Performance chips...

Do they work??
How can i install them? or are they just for turbos?
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/PERFORMANCE-CH...QQcmdZViewItem
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/REAL-Performan...QQcmdZViewItem

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Unread 08-22-2007, 06:31 PM   #2
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Performance chips are not just for turbos... they actually change the air-fuel mixture, timing, and other good stuff to increase the performance of your engine. They will decrease your emissions and MPG, however, though not by much. If you were in California, I would not even dare to look at that stuff.
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Ok thanks but what do you mean you wouldnt dare?
Is it safe to buy a chip?

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Those are not really good to have, they just add extra fuel to the mixture and increase engine temp which is bad, a real performance chip or remap will set you back £300 atleast and may not be worth the 10bhp without doing major work like changing the cams, re-bore the cylinders and polishing the head also getting forged pistons, new gearbox then finally a full rebuild which will set you back a few thousand providing you already have the free flowing exhaust about £400

You may aswell save up for a new duratec engine that the 02 focus used in the rally (Colin Mcrae's car) and that would be £6000 thats without a turbo so say another £3K for a garret T3


Bottom line is dont waste you money on a chip that can damage you engine for a non noticeable gain

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Ok thanks but what do you mean you wouldnt dare?
Is it safe to buy a chip?
California is real strict about their emissions laws... You have to get stuff approved by the state to put it on your car, pretty much.

And frostbite put up some real good points about why to not get them. I would not get one, unless I had to.
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no they don't they tune up your timings by making your mas airflow censor thinking its getting colder faster air. but go with a different computer instead my buddy tuned mine for me and gave me 20+ hp and i noticed it alot.


And i should let you all in on it but i know a guy programing computers for $150

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ok i wont go for one if its going to nacker my car

Oh yea frostbite, i thought the biggest engine you could fit in a 97 escort was the 1.8gti

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I know of a guy that has a 2.5 v6 form a Vectra in a Nova

You can fit any sized engine in a car providing you have the correct mounts and alot of time and patience

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I've seen a 350 small block dropped in a Honda CRX before.
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