Date: Fri, 14 May 1999 08:42:42 -0500
From: Wayne < firstname.lastname@example.org >
Subject: Re: ECU Chip?
O.K., I work for Hypertech, the largest and most respected aftermarket “chip” manufacturer. If i were you, i would’nt waste $400-500 on a chip for this vehicle, chances are it wont do anything. If it did, we would be selling one, because the owner of Hypertech and myself both drive VR-4’s.
The truth of the matter is, it probably wont make a difference……
Iv’e been hesitant to talk about this because it’s not available yet, but someday we will have something for these cars. It is currently available for hondas. It’s called a “Shogun Power Tuner”. It’s an in-line device that allows user adjustability of the spark and fuel curves. To learn more about it, check out our web site www.hypertech-inc.com
Date: Fri, 14 May 1999 11:10:01 -0600
From: “Jeffrey Young” < email@example.com >
Subject: Re: ecu chips and rom boards!
The TECHTOM upgrade that IMP has is (most likely) the same one produced by G-Force (for much less $) and also sold by Nexus Motorsports (even less $). The G-Force site www.g-force-engr.com has some pretty good information concerning what they do to the fuel and ignition maps. They also raise your stock boost to 14Lbs (which most of us are doing at least this amount via a boost controller) Rev limits can be removed. They take into account what modifications you have on your car (turbos, exhaust, intake, injectors…) when creating new fuel and ignition maps.
Careful about other chip manufactures. One company just put a sticker on the ROM package (no sign of removal) and included the equivalent of a manual bleeder valve for the boost control solenoid. The only real performance improvement was gained by the manual bleeder….Not a real good deal for $500 + dollars.