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Old 28 Sep 2007, 03:01 pm
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Default Chips

Hey i'm new and i haven't read through all the forums, but i was wondering if anyone knows anything about chips. i've found a couple and was wondering if they actually are worth buying. i have an '06 convertible base model.

rip off?? or real deal??


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Old 28 Sep 2007, 03:35 pm
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20 hp for $25. 35 hp for $8. Sounds way to good to be true.
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Old 28 Sep 2007, 07:31 pm
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Those aren't "chips", no matter what it says. They are resistors that connect to the IAC and fool the computer to think there's cold air coming into the throttle body. The computer adds more fuel and advances the timing a bit. You get the same affect when you drive your car in the morning with the cooler air than in the heat of the day. The "chip"/"resistor"/"module" (whatever they want to call it)is connected all the time so even at idle, the computer is feeding more fuel into the engine so down goes your gas mileage.

...and as MG already said; too good to be true! The numbers are exaggerated.
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Old 29 Sep 2007, 08:14 am
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i dont think they would work like they describe
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Old 30 Sep 2007, 05:22 am
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thats exactly what i thought.thanks for the heads up.if i were to go that route...what would i buy? or is it just a complete waste of money?
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Old 30 Sep 2007, 05:50 am
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thats exactly what i thought.thanks for the heads up.if i were to go that route...what would i buy? or is it just a complete waste of money?
The cheapest one! They all do the same thing.
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Old 30 Sep 2007, 02:51 pm
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what i meant to say was: is there a real performance chip out on the market? if so whats the best one.or are "chips" just a waste of money?
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Old 30 Sep 2007, 03:19 pm
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just a waste of money? You said it all Bro!!!
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Old 30 Sep 2007, 04:47 pm
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I'm looking into something now on another forum. Appearently someone has found a way of getting into Chrysler's programming and can re-program your own computer for a steep price. Will keep looking at it until I have all the facts.
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Old 30 Sep 2007, 05:27 pm
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Jet Performance PT Cruiser Computer Chip Module - AutoTruckToys.com

Same story with this module?

I've known lots of people to put chips in their cars and it makes a difference. My friend has a TDI jetta and i know a guy with an N/A A4 and they both put chips in their cars and it made a difference. Why would it be any different for my PT?
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