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Old 08-21-2003, 04:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Im a bit lost on what to chip to get for my car, I just got my report card (Ive been out of town alot) and my parents gave me 500 bucks for it, and I was hoping for a new chip or a cai.. any advice on witch to get first.. or is it worth just saving for s/c.. or will I kill myself with a s/c ..
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Old 08-21-2003, 07:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Get a chip. Try to get one done by Jim Conforti if at all possible. Definitely more bang for your buck than a CAI. You can get a JC chip at http://www.turnermotorsport.com/
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Old 08-21-2003, 09:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Get a chip. Try to get one done by Jim Conforti if at all possible. Definitely more bang for your buck than a CAI. You can get a JC chip at http://www.turnermotorsport.com/
deffinately go for a JC chip. your cars a 99 right? if so, then you would need a shark injector, which usually runs about $100 more than a regular chip, however it does have more 'features' than a regular chip.
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Would this chip be good for a 96 M3 as well?
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Would this chip be good for a 96 M3 as well?
yes. the round shark injector software is good for all obd-2 M52's (1996-2000), and the square shark injector is for M54's (2001+).
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Oh hmmm yea. I didnt realize that this wasnt for the '95 since you said a "chip." For your OBDII car you would need a Shark Injector as MrM3 said. But still get the JC software. And you can still find it at Turner.
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Oh hmmm yea. I didnt realize that this wasnt for the '95 since you said a "chip." For your OBDII car you would need a Shark Injector as MrM3 said. But still get the JC software. And you can still find it at Turner.
there are no conforti chips for obd-2 cars, the shark injector is the conforti software
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I don't want to down any of the "normal" outlets for OBD-II re-programming but I would look around for a independent tuner or someone that may not be mainstream, I say this because if I understand the process correctly there is only so many ways / things you can do to the current software therefore as long as you have a good garentee and a shop that knows what they are doing you might save yourself a buck or two and still have the end result you are looking for...MORE POWER!!!! Thats M2C.
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Oh hmmm yea. I didnt realize that this wasnt for the '95 since you said a "chip." For your OBDII car you would need a Shark Injector as MrM3 said. But still get the JC software. And you can still find it at Turner.
there are no conforti chips for obd-2 cars, the shark injector is the conforti software [/b][/quote]
The '95 M3's used chips as they had OBDI. He said he wanted to get a "chip," so I thought he wanted to get a chip for a '95 M3. I do realize that all cars after '95 have OBDII and dont use chips, they have to use reprograming software. I thought I clarified that in my last post, but I guess I didnt...
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