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Old 08-09-2004, 01:01 PM   #1
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Question for Waterboy

Just curious, did you leave the SWAB mod inplace while you were testing the SC or did you remove it for testing purposes?

Also, if you removed it are you planning on re-doing it with the chip in place?

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Old 08-09-2004, 05:39 PM   #2
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I left it "on" the whole time. It never even crossed my mind to remove it. I guess I could try it to see what happens.

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Like I said, I was just curious. Also, how much did the swab mod and/or SC change your gas mileage?

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SWAB= lower gas mileage. More so because I was constantly mashing the gas than anything else.

SCT chip= HUGE increase (results will vary) in gas mileage along with a nice kick in the pants
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Awesome. Thats What I wanted to hear. So even with the swab mod decrease once you add the SC you still end up with some increase in mileage.

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Old 08-09-2004, 07:42 PM   #6
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Educate me Waterboy. What is the SCT chip, how hard is it to install, how much does it cost and where can I get it?

Also explain the difference of putting in on before or after most of your bolt on mods... if you have the time. I am new around here but from what I can gather you are the man!.... umm, I mean boy!

Thanks Waterboy for your time and shared knowledge!

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I'm just a humble ditchdigger from Ohio, nothing special.

As for the SCT, it's a Superchip available from FocusSport. It is just being released, so you may not get a response from FS if you e-mail them. Last time I spoke to Randy he was getting the SPI web page done. Please be patient, Focus tuning is merely the tip of the iceberg to what he does. The SCT chip is a multi-program chip with unlimited capabilities. I have four programs that I can switch on the fly, as well as a stock program. I have the EGR delete, as well as the o2 sensor delete for a race header. My rev limiter is 7200, and my shift points are 7k at WOT, 6500 at normal to part throttle. Shifts are very firm but not harsh. Gas mileage is up, even though I mash the gas like gas was free. 950rpm idle, so no jarring during idle like I used to have.

As for the install, you have to remove your ECU. Now don't be scared, it's really easy and as long as you disconnect the battery you'll be fine. After you follow the easy instructions you'll be ready to go. There CAN be glitches, like no start. Most if not all problems are the result of not getting the ECU connection clean. Then from the chip there's a little switch that you can mount most anywhere you want. I left mine hanging outside the glovebox. Works but is ghetto. You can switch modes on the fly. No need to flip a chip or reset your ECU.

The price I'm not at liberty to say, but I "think" it's around $300. Keep in mind this is a FOUR program chip, not one like most offerings for close to the same price.

I had all my mods done before I tested the chip. I was running a Diablo up until I pulled it into the shop to swap to the SCT. I can tell you the SCT KILLS the Diablo, no question!! When I sent the SCT back to FS for some revisions, I reinstalled the Diablo.....For about 5 minutes. It was that bad by comparison.

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I think I'll be getting the SCT mod soon! I still have to finish my core bolt ons first. I am doing the basic intake/spark/exhaust technique to modding. What other bolt ons would you consider once the Intake, TB, coil/wires/plugs, header/high flo cat/exhaust are all bolted on? I am doing these mods by stage (or by the paycheck... know what I mean!). Am I missing anything that you think is very important from the bolt on group? Thanks for any info!

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Head work and a good cam will do wonders. Porting and polishing coupled with a good cam will give you as much gain with two mods as you got from all the others combined. Degree your cam. Well, have your cam degreed. As much as 20 hp has been found in a stock engine just by degreeing the cam.
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what hp gains on a bolt-on complete engine? which cam is recomended/endorsed?
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