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Old 04-08-2011, 03:17 PM
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Default found a cheap performance chip, need input if its worth the money.

i found a performance chip on ebay for cheap like 30 bucks, i need input to see if its even worth the money or not?
here is the link for it can you check it out and let me know what you guys think?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1996-...item43a62c7cd4
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Old 04-08-2011, 03:19 PM
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No.
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Old 04-08-2011, 03:21 PM
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Default Re: found a cheap performance chip, need input if its worth the money.

no about what?
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Old 04-08-2011, 03:23 PM
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No dont get it. Get a programmer. No $30 "chip" is going to do anything to your truck. Save your money man.
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Old 04-08-2011, 03:30 PM
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Default Re: found a cheap performance chip, need input if its worth the money.

5 mpg! 35hp! $30! Holy cow.

Ive only heard bad things about those. Such as they dont work at all. Save your money.
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Old 04-08-2011, 03:40 PM
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Default Re: found a cheap performance chip, need input if its worth the money.

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I did. look above.
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Old 04-08-2011, 03:52 PM
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after he asked. he can't read your mind through the intarwebs. posting a detailed response the first time helps everyone.
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Old 04-08-2011, 05:26 PM
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Default Re: found a cheap performance chip, need input if its worth the money.

The reason a chip is useless is because cars equipped with a PCM will not accept a "chip" program. In order to do what a chip advertises, you need to get the truck's computer tuned either by a handheld programmer, dyno tune, or mail order tune.
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Old 04-08-2011, 05:53 PM
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Default Re: found a cheap performance chip, need input if its worth the money.

I'd buy it just because its Made In America!
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Default Re: found a cheap performance chip, need input if its worth the money.

That is not a performance chip. That is a resistor in a box that you hack onto an existing sensor. It then provides false readings to the computer which will screw up your truck. It will not help or enhance anything. Do not not buy it.

For future reference, anything with the words cheap and performance sharing the same sentence is a lie.
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Old 04-08-2011, 06:23 PM
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Default Re: found a cheap performance chip, need input if its worth the money.

Cheap, Fast, Reliable

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Old 04-08-2011, 11:36 PM
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Default Re: found a cheap performance chip, need input if its worth the money.

well i found another one guy please let me know if its worth it. thanks for all of your guys advice im new to all this performance stuff
thanks again guys.
here is a link

http://www.gfchips.com/fordranger.aspx
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Old 04-08-2011, 11:57 PM
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Default Re: found a cheap performance chip, need input if its worth the money.

That PIC of a chip is NOT what you will be getting!
Read detail on install from the ad.
Those are ALL a waste of money!
Save your money and save up for a REAL programer instead
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Old 04-09-2011, 12:00 AM
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Default Re: found a cheap performance chip, need input if its worth the money.

yeah thats what i am thinking. but damn its gonna be about 8 bills for a programer and exhaust lol time to start saving. i guess its my new project haha thanks for everyones advice.
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