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Old 04-19-2004, 03:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hey my buddy wants to get one of those powerchips.. powerchips webpage

any word on these? how do they compare to the standard ones on the market.
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Old 04-19-2004, 03:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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kind of expensive compared to JimC, Dinan, AA, and AC Schnitzer.... i have never hear that prand before, but i would personally go with JimC
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some one wanna sacrafice an e-mail address to get the 10 page of info that is car specifc? If it's for a BMW then i would stick with the stuff that I have heard works. This might be a good chip, but when Dinan and JimC offer good chips that give you those kind of claimed results why go for this chip?
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I'm gonna get the report from them kinda interested. It states higher claims than other companies with 104 hp
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For my car it states 207hp and 202 lbs of torque which is impressive.
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Sorry for being a post whore but here is a link to the ten page report.

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They look very professional and know what they are talking about. If the money is there I would try one. Besides its got a gaurantee.
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I like the look of it. Brings my 1.8 to 155 HP. Also $390 though. I'm about to call and get a refund on my HID order. I was going to order it elsewhere, but I may opt for one of these instead.
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its not worth it dude IMO. just get a s/c and u wont need it :P
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If I had 3900 then yeah, I'd SC it.
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There is no comparison between the choice of a s/c and chip. Sure everyone would rather have a supercharger but not everyone has 3k to spend. Alot more people have $400 to get great results from a chip.
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Go with the chip. My dad picked up a chip from UPsolute power and had it installed in his ML320. Big increase in power all through the rpms. Also at part throttle he gets better gas mileage than stock. I think you'd be very pleased with a chip even if it's not this particular one.

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What's the deal with this chip? you guys know if this works? The price is ridiculously cheap.

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yeah they work but the one we are talking about gives alot more power.
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Just picked up the Conforti Shark module for my '99 328iC.

Helped add some bite to it but I really need to complete the rest of it--- the exhaust and CAI.

Anyone have any comparison data between the different programmer upgrades like Dinan, Bav Autosport OBDII, Upsolute, etc?

Everyone brags about their so I figured I'd go back to the basics.
Plus i've hear the JC Shark added hp across a broader range.

Any comments?

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Where can you get a JimC chip?
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