No, he's new to the forums...I'm only used to the term "chipping" and the like from being around some people I know who are into that sort of thing and reading these forums a bit. A chip, in your car, can do (and usually does) certain things to help you go faster, push higher RPMs, removes the speed governor, etc. You should be able to read about them a fair bit by searching on these forums for "chip" and/or by going to the websites selling them (I think bavauto.com sells them, don't they?). Basically, the chip replaces your factory one mounted in the car.
None taken. Though Spook is correct about my being a little green. Being new to bimmers (actually new to cars in general since I've always had company cars and never really gave a @$it) I've been intrigued with chipping and have been reading some of the other threads. I assumed it was for guys that raced or otherwise had places that they were able to 'open her up'. Not a lot of that here on the east coast. If I may ask.........what are the advantages to chipping for us regular commuter/road-trippper types.
Originally posted by BLACKBMW@Sep 11 2004, 11:42 PM Wow...best I have had out of her was 130 mph now she just pushes 145 mph and the she performs so much better! When I got off the motorway and onto B roads I had the biggest grin on my face!!!
I totally recommend anyone with an E36 that they want chipped in the UK to go to ebay and type in "BMW E36 chip" - check out the Viper 2 chip for 45 Pounds
This chap even installed it for me - all I had to do was drive to Birmingham!
The drive home was a pleasure...next stop my Magnex stainless exhaust!
So I take it your girl is a WHOLE lot better in bed now?
I wish I had a girl I could chip, That'd be so awsome.
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