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Chips Ahoy!(reference for article on perf. chips) (archive)

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Posted by Tim in N. FL on January 09, 2001 at 15:27:21:

In my consideration of performance enhancing computer chips, I found the following article that seemed helpful. Perhaps this has already been discussed on this forum. If so, sorry for the re-run...

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Reference is below:


NUMBER: BRGA99065231
AUTHOR: Webster, Larry.
TITLE: Chips ahoy!. (test of computerized engine control units)
SOURCE: Car and Driver v. 45 no4 (Oct. 1999) p. 131-2+ il.
STANDARD NO: 0008-6002
DATE: 1999
CONTENTS: product evaluation
ABSTRACT: The results are presented of rigorous testing of six computer
chips from five manufacturers in the cars of their choice:
BMW M coupe with AutoThority reprogram, BMW 328i with Dinan
reprogram, Chevrolet Camaro Z28 SS six-speed with JET chip,
Chevrolet Z28 auto with JET chip, Chevrolet Silverado with
Hypertech reprogram, and Mercury Cougar with Superchips chip.
These chips did offer more performance gains on automatic-
transmission-equipped autos, but of the three manual cars
tested, only the Dinan reprogram showed a small performance
improvement. The writer explains how chips can help improve
engine performance.
SUBJECT: Computers - Automotive use.
Automobiles - Control.
Automobiles - Electronic equipment.
Automobiles - Testing.

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