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    No name horsepower chips

    Has anybody tried these $20.00 to $40.00 noname computer upgrade chips. I see them on ebay and what they promise sounds good. But what can you buy these days for $20.00, half a tank of gas.

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    I have heard people say that they will damage your engine.

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    you mean the IAT trickers? nothing more than a resisitor to make the computer think the air is -40* and add more timing and fuel? just put that money in your tank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrr23
    you mean the IAT trickers? nothing more than a resisitor to make the computer think the air is -40* and add more timing and fuel? just put that money in your tank.

    CORRECT!!! I actually went and bought one in 2003 just to see what it was so I could tell people yes or no. All they are is a 5 cent resistor you can buy at radio shack. I put it in and of course really couldn't tell much. I took it to the track and ran with it and ran without it and saw no difference. It is deffinetly a waste of money for our cars. Maybe on some V6 or 4 bangers it can make a difference I don't know. Maybe there are that many IAT sensors out there that are not working right at all and when you put this in it gets some gains or something

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    why run the risk of ruining your 30 thousand dollar car over a stupid ass chip that would give you 5 hp
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    Thanks for the feedback. I thought they were trash.

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    Tried it

    I tried one on my 96 Camaro V6. $8 on ebay.
    Couldn't tell that it made a difference.
    Did make my check engine light come on. Removed it to make light go off.

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    Shit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Listen kid...all these things are ....are $2.00 dollar Radio Shack resitors that trick your IAT into thinking it is 54*....so the car leans up...timing is adjusted and voila...you got more RWHP....so where is the down side?....when it is fucking 90* and you go lean as a bitch and melt your pistons for 4RWHP.....you want 4RWHP....easy.....change your oil...you get more than that out of fresh oil....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge
    Shit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Listen kid...all these things are ....are $2.00 dollar Radio Shack resitors that trick your IAT into thinking it is 54*....so the car leans up...timing is adjusted and voila...you got more RWHP....so where is the down side?....when it is fucking 90* and you go lean as a bitch and melt your pistons for 4RWHP.....you want 4RWHP....easy.....change your oil...you get more than that out of fresh oil....
    Damn! I feel like when I was a little kid and was just corrected by my Grandfather. Thanks for the help. I thought those things were shit, but I wanted to hear a few opinions.

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