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Hav2F150s
Journeyman

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From: Milton WV
Registered: Jan 2001

posted 02-06-2001 05:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hav2F150s   Click Here to Email Hav2F150s     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey guys,
Sorry about the infrequent posts but Im working 2 jobs and Im a full time college student. Theres a good chance this new job will be full time and good pay. If so I am definately gonna do some mods to my 92 F150.
First thing beside Flowmasters, I am gonna do a power chip. Was wondering what chip is about the best? As far as power gains(torque and HP). Any suggestions will be appreciated
Thanks
Hav2

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SteveLaRiviere
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From: Saco, Maine
Registered: May 99

posted 02-07-2001 08:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've heard conflicting reports on computer chips. Some have told me they are the best thing since sliced bread, others have told me they felt little, if any, improvement and feel like they wasted the money.

In theory they sound like they work, and chips manufacurers provide dyno and accelleration data.

I haven't put one on mine, yet. It seems to go pretty good already.

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tomslo
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From: Jefferson City, MO
Registered: Aug 2000

posted 02-07-2001 04:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tomslo   Click Here to Email tomslo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From what I have heard, Hypertech is only a wide open throttle chip. If it ain't floored, you aren't going to get anything, except less mpg.

Superchips seem to be the chip of choice for Ford trucks. Check out F150online.com for more on superchips. A lot of people over there have chips and one of the members is a superchips distributor.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 02-09-2001 10:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I thought this was interesting: I was talking to a friend of mine that owns an '85 IROC with a 305.

He installed a Hypertech chip, and his ETs went from 15.2 to 15.4! Hypertech gave him his money back.

He also has a friend that installed a JET chip in a '86 305 IROC, and said he had no change at all.

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'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip
'97 Probe GTS 2.5L Disposable Commuter
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