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Re: Auto Performance moduals (or Chips)
If you want to get a chip. you are best to deal with a reputable parts supply company and get a chip which is going to do what you want. There are guys that will burn you a chip, ask around some of the different local car and tuner clubs they can put you on to the local guys that burn chips. Just don't get too crazy as performance chips for a lot of hp, can put a lot of strain on a stock engine. Keep in mind that hp cost's money. Trying to cheat to get large hp can cost you a lot more than doing it right the first time, blocks are not cheap.
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They aren't just gimmicks. Some do work. All they do is change certain key parameters of the engune. Remember the manufacturer of th car has to share some of the performance for better fuel mileage. Aftermarket performans chip makers don't care how log your tires last or the engine or trans longivity. If you get one get one from a performance supplier with a good name. Nody I know of will stand behind any damages that may result. Good luck
What was the codes exactly that Auto Zone gave you.??? it might just be a simple wire harness that may have gone loose since you did some work on the speed sensor.
Here are the trouble codes for your car.
Good Luck and get the car scanned again for a more define information.
Yes they do work but if you spend the money make sure you buy a brand name one not sure $20. one off the internet do some research. One the the easiest ways would to be just to buy a K&N air filter and have a exhaust shop put on perforamance exhaust or buy it you're seft most kits are easy and bold right on
any modification has some degree of danger to it, but as long as it is installed correctly. there shouldn't be any danger. just keep in mind the limits of your vehicle. case in point by brother bought my dad a bully dog mod for a 06 ford f150 fx4. great system and will provide major gas and towing improvements but my dad mr computer illiterate just went and hooked it up without updating the mod controller....fried the computer in the truck. covered under warrenty with a few little white lies but still a 2400 dollar lesson that didnt needed to happen. final note just make sure you follor the instruction and if need be call the mod manufacturer if you have to.
A legitimate replacement chip can maybe void the warranty, but also be made to change engine characteristics to supply more power or better economy but will not likely do both.
Otherwise, why wouldn't the manufacturer use different performance curve?
Beware of something offered by hundreds of 'affiliates' that does nothing but tamper with the air-fuel ratio and sells for $20-$80 US and 'installs in minutes.'
The vast majority of the 16,000+ offers on eBay are total frauds and many of the rest may alter the pollution output of the engine to the point that in some states could cost you even more than the chip.
Continue doing research before you spend even 'only a few bucks' on any of them.
I totally understand the urge, I still get it too, but lose it again after doing due diligence before ordering.