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Old 11 December 2008, 12:52   #1
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Cheap as chips

As there cheap performance enhancing chips on ebay any good? Will it really "INCREASE POWER BY UP TO +35BHP & +70NM TORQUE!!"

Worth 25 or not?
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As there cheap performance enhancing chips on ebay any good? Will it really "INCREASE POWER BY UP TO +35BHP & +70NM TORQUE!!"

Worth 25 or not?
Wot engine are you talking about?

Some work well. Here
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Old 11 December 2008, 13:30   #3
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Well the chips ARE cheap - quite how they can charge 200 or more is beyond me. No doubt they will say they have spent hours on the dyno etc but I am rather sceptical......

it could be they are pirate chips - or just someone who doesn't feel the high prices are justified.
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As there cheap performance enhancing chips on ebay any good? Will it really "INCREASE POWER BY UP TO +35BHP & +70NM TORQUE!!"

Worth 25 or not?
Put a link to the ebay chip and what is it for
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Old 11 December 2008, 14:30   #5
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Same things as what they flog for cars, its a resistor that fools your ecu into thinking the air is colder and hence denser so it puts more fuel in allegdly boosting power.... its bollocks really.

You can get proper chips or the ECU remapped, these are loads better than the crap you get off ebay!
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Well the chips ARE cheap - quite how they can charge 200 or more is beyond me. No doubt they will say they have spent hours on the dyno etc but I am rather sceptical......

it could be they are pirate chips - or just someone who doesn't feel the high prices are justified.
sounds like a business opportunity for you then cod - you get some cheap chips, program them to make engines run better and sell for just 100... undercutting the competition by 50% but still making you a fortune...
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As there cheap performance enhancing chips on ebay any good? Will it really "INCREASE POWER BY UP TO +35BHP & +70NM TORQUE!!"

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rubbish mate, this gets discussed lots on many motoring forums, yes years ago there used to be a company that had the market called superchips, that sold you an expensive piggy back to your ecu -

power increase starts off, with a bloody good service, plugs/oil then breathing,on some cars air filters, but I think this is a myth, a decent ,mesh panel filter regulary replaced is as good, as the most new cars have air mass flow meters and large non standard air filters just make noisy induction roar and can wreck these sensitive sensors and there not CHEAP, the bhp gain is questionable - removing catayltic convertors in centre sections and downpipes will transform a lot of cars as it makes it freeflowing and non restrictive, MOT time means chucking them back on, or just 1, or a secret tenner in the MOT's mans pocket to "forget" the emmisions test - free flowing back boxes, then larger injectors, larger bottom ends, uprated fuel pumps, biggers turbos, rerouting intercoolers, and then esentially remapping the ECU to take full advantage of the mods you've just made, so the cars driveability/reliabilty isnt comprimised too much -

Im sure what car you're doing it all on, but dont forget good brakes/uprated discs/pads and suspension setup are equally if not more essential
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Get it done properly - ecu fiddling best left to the experts

http://www.qstuning.com/display.php?...l=12&engine=54
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They are loads of people who remap ECU's, my old Volvo was done by a company called MTE, very good too and never had any problems with it.

As you know you get what you pay for, even if someone does remap your outboard it can be done wrong and wreck your engine!

I've got the huge cone airfilter on my Jag and if placed right it does make a difference, mines right behind the headlights so gets lots of cold air.

If you want your boat to go faster buy a bigger outboard.
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Like has been said on car engines a good K&N filter works a treat, chipping always leads to an early death.
Not sure on outboards, are there no easy mods you can do to get a bit more BHP rather than chipping?
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