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Old 12-08-2006, 11:23 AM   #1
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Idea Do they really work speed chip(resistor)

You've probably all seen them. The cheap resistors that claim to add horsepower. Any truth to this? Anyone ever try it please post results!

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Old 12-08-2006, 11:27 AM   #2
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here is what is claimed not my words what they claim,

This simple, yet effective modification will allow you to boost the power output of your vehicle's engine, without sacrificing reliability or comfort. It consists of a small electronic device (Timing Advance Resistor with directions) that will be inserted between one of your car's sensor and the ECU. This is also know as a 'piggy back' device as it is external to the main processing unit (the ECU). You will feel the gain instantly, no fooling around or expensive tuning necessary.

This mod is a fraction of the cost of those expensive ECU upgrades ($400-$800)

This does the same exact thing adds up to 20 HP!!!!!!!!!



Here is how it works:

You have probably heard of performance EPROM and JET chips. There chips consist of a stock computer program that has been altered to inject more fuel into the engine under acceleration. Timing curves are commonly also adjusted consequently. These chips can be found to be quite effective, but also pricey as you not only need the chip, but also a socketing kit. You then need to do some soldering on your computer board which can damage it and cause it to malfunction. On the other hand, this 'piggy back' electronic device will alter the fuel and timing curves in a very similar way as the EPROM chip would, but without even opening the ECU. How can it do that? By fooling your computer and letting it think that you are sucking air at a different temperature. Your computer will respond with increased power!
(20hp)

HIGHEST HORSEPOWER GAIN PER DOLLAR! UNLEASH THE TRUE POTENTIAL OF YOUR ENGINE!

This mod had been used by many drag racers on the track!



100% SAFE, 100% LEGAL!!!!!!!

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Old 12-08-2006, 11:32 AM   #3
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You've probably all seen them. The cheap resistors that claim to add horsepower. Any truth to this? Anyone ever try it please post results!
no, they don't work at all. they don't do anything that pushing the throttle to the floor won't do. except drain your wallet.


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Old 12-08-2006, 11:33 AM   #4
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Do a search on this topic. The proverbeal horse has been beaten to a decompossed pulp.

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Old 12-08-2006, 11:36 AM   #5
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sorry guys just say a large thread on it shoulda searched better thanks for input

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Old 12-08-2006, 12:04 PM   #6
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while your here one more question you know that extra box in the air box assembly? what the hell is the point? why is there 2 boxs

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Old 12-08-2006, 12:33 PM   #7
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It's a resonance chamber to quiet the intake. Doesn't make the car more or less powerful, just makes the noise a more comfortable (more bass?) frequency.

If you take it off, please cover the hole it leaves with tape. Otherwise it'll let hot air in from the radiator, that's not measured by the IAT sensor.

Also file down a tab on the side of the box that has potential to rub the upper radiator hose.

Do all this and enjoy the newfound space and visibility under the hood.

While you're at it, under the air filter where the fresh air pipe comes in, that pipe is too long. Again it's for sound deadening. Cut it shorter, maybe an inch into the box. There's a rivet that'll have to get cut through to get the extra piece out of there.

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Old 12-08-2006, 12:37 PM   #8
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Old 03-25-2007, 08:08 PM   #9
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I'm going to be installing a surge performance chip in the next few weeks, I'll let everyone know if it does anything or just wastes gas.

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Old 03-25-2007, 08:18 PM   #10
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I'm going to be installing a surge performance chip in the next few weeks, I'll let everyone know if it does anything or just wastes gas.
Trust us, it wasts gas. There are some for other cars, that re-program the PCM, but there is no such thing for a Saturn, that I know of.

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Old 03-25-2007, 08:59 PM   #11
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http://www.autodirectsave.com/prod/C...nce_Chip/17558

Never heard of it, not expecting much, but I figured I would take a gamble with it for $100.00.

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Old 03-25-2007, 09:25 PM   #12
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Congratulations! You just spent $100 on a $0.50 resistor (Yes, it's a chip that is pictured but thats all it is internally) that just does what your right foot should be doing in the first place.

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Old 03-25-2007, 09:33 PM   #13
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When you find out it doen't do anything much for you. send it to me and I'll disassemble it and let you, and the world, know what I find inside it. (Ansd I wil snd the pieced back to you, not installe it on my SL2.)

Note: when you testitm di a blind test. No I don't mean putting on a blidn fold, but have some one else installit (maybe) and have you drive with/without it, and see if you can tell a difference when it is installed or not.

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Never heard of it, not expecting much, but I figured I would take a gamble with it for $100.00.
It's your money. But you're gettin hosed. The blind test is a good idea. The butt-dyno is a difficult thing to calibrate.

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Old 03-26-2007, 06:00 AM   #15
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It's nothing but a resistor that makes the PCM think it's a different temperature outside probably cooler. Click here for a chart showing the temps and the corresponding resistance. For $10 you can go down to Radio Shack and get resistors for a variety of temps.

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Old 03-26-2007, 07:59 PM   #16
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yea, well.... that's pretty much all I have to say. I hope it does SOMETHING

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it won't. it's just another IAT gimmick. if you really want the same thing, go to radio shack and spend $0.50 on a resistor.

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yea, well.... that's pretty much all I have to say. I hope it does SOMETHING
It'll turn on your SES light in a week or so.

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The PCM is probably going to figure out the fuel adjustment the added chip is causing, and compensate to maintain emissions thanks to closed loop with the O2 sensor. But if it sets the SES light, you may also fail insepction, if in an area that does inspections.

Hate to admit it, but a number of years ago when I was 20-something I bought a gimmick from JC Whitney that sat under the carb of a '68 Chevy Bel Aire that I had. It had what looked like insect screen in it and was supposed to improve air/fuel mixing resulting in improved MPG and perforamnce. It did nothing nothing measurable to the MPG, or apparent performance, other than waste money. It ended up in the trash a few months later. One more lesson learned about marketing.

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I dont care whats in it, no 8 pin DIP IC is worth $100. I work in electronics.

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