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Old 02-26-2005, 07:08 PM   #1
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I would love to know if these performance enhancing chips for cars on ebay are worth a darn. says for about 25-50 dollars i can get a chip to add up to 20 hp to my nissan maxima, its a 2000 modle, 50k miles and i love it and want to hook it up !
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Old 02-26-2005, 07:59 PM   #2
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I would personally say that all that chip does (the 20 bux ones on ebay) is take of the speed limiter. For instance, a good ECU like the one from Jim Wolf Technology does the following:

*Removes the speed limiter
*Raises the rev limiter a bit (I think on my 240sx it went from 6500 to 7200 rpm's)
*Enriches the air:fuel ratio...ie dumps more fuel in so you can compensate for the lean settings from Nissan
*Increases HP by about 10whp or so maybe more

It's a great mod to use to bring together all you basic or advanced mods like intake, headers, exhaust or if you have a turbo/supercharger...it will be reflashed for that and set for whatever setup you have
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Old 02-26-2005, 11:26 PM   #3
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hi guys
I would love to know if these performance enhancing chips for cars on ebay are worth a darn. says for about 25-50 dollars i can get a chip to add up to 20 hp to my nissan maxima, its a 2000 modle, 50k miles and i love it and want to hook it up !

You talking about the "chips" that cause an offset in the air intake temperature reading, that can be done just as effectively with a one cent resistor? I don't endorse the idea.
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