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Old 06-10-2005, 03:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was looking for a performance upgrade and it seems like a chip is the way to go for a quick and easy upgrade. The question is where should i get said chip from? There on ebay for super cheap, advertising that there as good as the $300 counterparts. Whats the lowdown on this? Any info would be great!
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no, no, and no...believe me this is one mod you dont want to take the cheap route on. Get a genuine JC Chip for $250 and chalk up the best $250 you ever spent on your car. Ebay you never know what the hell is gonna end up at your door. I would never trust ebay for such an integral part for you car
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no, no, and no...believe me this is one mod you dont want to take the cheap route on. Get a genuine JC Chip for $250 and chalk up the best $250 you ever spent on your car. Ebay you never know what the hell is gonna end up at your door. I would never trust ebay for such an integral part for you car
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WOW!! good to know, where did you get your jc chip from?
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straight from the horses mouth.. turnermotorsports.com

dinan makes a great chip too. I have the TMS (Jim Conforti) Chip and it is great. Highly suggest..
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Second on the Conforti chip go to the reviews section on this forum I wrote up a review there.
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Everyone is going to tell you not to buy an ebay chip except for the people that have bought a chip from ebay. As far as I can recall (and you could do a search for "Ebay Chip" and confirm) I have heard mostly good things from the people that did buy their chip from ebay. I think I only remember one or two that didn't work. But perhaps I just do not remember correctly.

It would be safer to buy one for the extra money from the manufacturers of the chip or a very reputable site. However, that is not to say that there isn't a good chance that you would end up with a very good copy of the same chip that you want from a fraction of the price. Hopefully one of the members with an ebay chip will speak up to who they bought their chip from. Or do a search for it as I previously stated.
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dude, i dont care what anyone says about ebay chips..they dont work the same and will be a waste of $50 bucs.. a opy is exactly that- a copy..and what happens?? it is not a great as the original..thats a fact
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Do not, i repeat DO NOT!!!! buy stuff like this from ebay. Unless they are things which you can see on the pics like floor mats do not buy from ebay. I am speaking out of experince.
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