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#1 (permalink) Old 02-05-2007, 09:16 PM
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Question Need help picking a chip...Newbie

So i hear one of the best upgrades you can do to your bmw or any euro car would be a chip...however there are so many and im looking for something inexpensive but good quality for that little extra gain

I just bought a 92 325is for my application

Any help would be appreciated thanks.
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Well if your going to do other mods, ive always heard that the last thing you should do is the chip. However, when it comes down to which chip is 'better', you will just have to wait and see if you get any opinions from people who have them
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Wlecome to the forum! I also just bought a 92 325is and thinking about getting a chip as well. There are many types with different programming ratios. The problem with my car is that I'm getting really bad gas milage (15MPG!!) and not as much power. Could be the O2 sensors but the chip would definitely help.
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So i hear one of the best upgrades you can do to your bmw or any euro car would be a chip...however there are so many and im looking for something inexpensive but good quality for that little extra gain

I just bought a 92 325is for my application

Any help would be appreciated thanks.

Welcome. if you plan on do other mods then I would wait on the chip. However I also have a 92' 325i and I bought a Turner Motorsport chip and it works great. Gained about 2-3 mpg, and 15hp/10trq, + more responsive throttle. other chips you can buy are dinan, bavauto, or ebay.

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Wlecome to the forum! I also just bought a 92 325is and thinking about getting a chip as well. There are many types with different programming ratios. The problem with my car is that I'm getting really bad gas milage (15MPG!!) and not as much power. Could be the O2 sensors but the chip would definitely help.

You might want to check your plugs, air filter, fuel filter, and O2 sensors for that problem. but if you fix that and add a chip, you'll be good to go.

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I have always heard good things about the Turner chip for the 92 325. By teh way, welcome to werkz

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yea turner chip is awsome, but make sure u have an intake/exhaust system to get the full effects of it

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Turner Motorport, specializing in high performance parts & accessories for BMW and the New MINI at discount prices.
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TMS being your best bet. I'd stay away from ebay chips


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bav auto does have chips

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agreed. turner motorsports is your best bet, but also agreed that if you plan on doing ANY other mods, wait on the chip till last, so that you can get your chiped programed according to your mods...
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wow you guys are great on here i appriciate all the feedback, thanks
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