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Old 04-09-2012, 06:19 PM   #1
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Ecu power boxes??

Okay so I'm replacing my ECu I'm getting a new one for 139$ pepboys wanted a grand to change it out haha no that was a joke I have a 4 banger and my buddy with a eclipse uses a universal chip called a powerbox to increase mpg horsepower and tourqe any1 know anything about this power chip??

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Old 04-10-2012, 11:57 AM   #2

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Power chips are generally garbage. If you look at what they actually do (change the air/fuel mixture, retard timing, etc.), you'll know that unless they are a complete ECU replacement the ECU will eventually re-adjust.

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Old 04-10-2012, 01:25 PM   #3
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A universal "chip" is a sure sign of fail. Gains on custom programmed chips on cars without turbos are very minimal, if anything.
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