does anyone know how good mod chips are and if they are worth getting for my 93 V6 standard. Do they make a big difference.
Truer words were never spoken: Don't believe the hypetlk said:
These are numbers I can almost believe.However, I've heard from a number of people that even a GREAT performance chip will only add about 3-7HP for a V6 motor of any sort.
What they'll do is de-solder your existing PROM and install a socket. They'll read the number off the top of your PROM, program a new one with a pre-existing file dedicated for that PROM number, and stick it in the socket.This Jet Chip place actually upgrades YOUR chip though-- you mail it to them and they Express it back (the $399 includes Express Mail). Several other chips I've seen on the net are around $150-$200 and make no HP claims at all. This is about where I'm at on this subject-- pretty confused, but considering the JetChip....
That's good. If more people were like that and if more people demanded accountability in advertising, maybe these outfits would get a clue.tlk said:Thanks for the info. I was hoping you or one of the "techy car guys" would answer. I'm skeptical of a LOT these days, and do a great deal of research before giving my hard-earned dollars to just any joe schmo out there.
To get that kind of power, you could build a good quality, 7-9PSI intercooled turbo system and get something like 220-230 wheel HP (probably in the 260HP at the crank range) and 240 ft-lbs, again at the wheels. And on an internally stock KL03 it'd be pretty reliable if the system was properly built, the fueling was done right and you stayed in that 7-9PSI window. And, I think it could be done alot cheaper than $4000. TKT sells turbo kits, I thought, in the $2500 range...Now it's back to the s/c idea again... Hey Mike, is the $3,999 that Thomas Knight charges really worth it? Or am I better off just internally modifying the engine somehow? I just want to get 200-240HP, and 200+ ft/lbs of torque.
Thanks.BTW, all of your posts are well-documented, and make good use of common sense. This is something I can understand.
Very good points to consider. Certainly, underhood heat will be an issue with a turbocharger. Placement of the turbo such that the downpipe and turbine housing are a safe distance from any heat-sensitive components (e.g. distributor) should be a paramount concern.deejayarse said:Well, I'm considering turbo or S/C too but I'm going stronger for SC. Maybe it takes some HP running around but just think about this. Less heat, less piping, less lag (altough I know these modern turbos don't have much, but SC ir right boosting when you step on the pedal ). My personal opinion would be that SC is easier install... And that way it comes cheaper too (maybe?).