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Old 02-21-2003, 11:44 AM   #1
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Default chips chips chips...

not potato, not Cali. HIghway Patrol.
but seriously, what chips should i be looking at? i've heard only good things about the ECUtek. i'm looking to get one within a month's time. someone point me in the right direction.
-S
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Old 02-21-2003, 12:18 PM   #2
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As far as strict ECU upgrades go, I think ECUtek is the ONLY way to go right now, as they're the only ones offering an upgrade like that.

There are other, more advanced, REPLACEMENT ecu's (like Tec3, Link, etc...) but for factory drivability, factory smoothness, etc... the ECUTek is the way to go.

But if you're a tweaker and want to tinker with things, or think that you'll be upgrading your parts often, then either wait until you're done upgrading, or go with something like UTEC or XEDE

Oh, and how about paint chips? I got a lot of those if you need em
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Old 02-21-2003, 12:30 PM   #3
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Well, if you mean add on piggy backs, ECUTek is not on right? That's just the program to re-flash your ECU. If you can afford it, and to have your car not running for a day or 2, do it. I have a Unichip right now, and would sell to fund a re-flash any day. Just smooth, and seamless.
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Old 02-21-2003, 01:44 PM   #4
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I hear that COBB is coming out with 2 versions of reprogrammed ECU.
1-send in yours and they reflash and return
2-buy a programmer and load a selection of maps into your own ECU at home. Updates from the COBB site.

Price is about $495 for the programmer I think.

Advantage is that you retain the "engine safety features" but can inprove other parts to work with your mods. It can also be tuned on a dyno to get it even better.

COBB Acess ECU
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Old 02-21-2003, 01:54 PM   #5
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Old 02-21-2003, 03:34 PM   #6
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the one on the right is kinda hot
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Old 02-21-2003, 06:06 PM   #7
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Metric now has ECUtek. Why don't you give Dave Brown a call tomorrow and ask him about it. Eventually that's what I'll be doing.

631-499-6777.

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Old 02-21-2003, 06:24 PM   #8
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the wagon will be using a unichip until omre funds become available. as much as people are throwing those things out and stepping on them, for $250 used you can't beat it
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