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Old 08-29-2004, 08:53 PM   #1
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Chip is in

OK, well I got my FS super chip in.

First thing I have to say: If I ever meet the person that invented the crap that covers the WHOLE processor board(including where you install the chip), I'm gonna smack the crap out of them!!!!!!!!!

Anyway, the main thing I noticed performance-wise, is the shifting. WOW the shifts are now very solid but not a jerky shift like some other cars I've had.

The whole engine seems to run smoother now no matter what speed I drove it. I really didn't get much of an opportunity to play around tonight, but I did some in town driving (35mph) and some very short highway driving(anywhere from 65 up 105). My car used to shift into its final gear(5th?)at around 67mph or so, it now shifts at around 75. I would like to run it a little harder tommorow to get a real idea of the changes. Also, I'm not sure how much difference the gass is making, I hade a half tank of regular so I bought a bottle of octane boost and added it before filling up with premium (93 octane).

Well, let me know if you guys have any questions and I'll try to answer them.

Oh, BTW, DEFINATELY go buy some very fine grit sandpaper and use it to help clean the stuff off of the contacts.


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Old 08-29-2004, 09:02 PM   #2
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glad your liking it!

i do have a couple things i am curious about...

the first you probably wont be able to answer for a while, but i just want you to know i want to know. (did that make any sense??? lol) how does your chip effect gas milage?

did you notice any more get up and go from your little spi?

did it smooth out your idle like you were hoping?
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Old 08-29-2004, 09:25 PM   #3
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um, idle I would have to say no at this point. But let me drive it tomorrow, especially in the AM on the way to work while I'm still half asleep. I'm hoping some in my sleep dulled senses I'll all of a sudden go " Whoa, this isn't my car!! What going on here!!??."

Like I said earlier, I didnt really have time to drive it much, I had kids to put to bed and a wife to try and keep happy!!

Get-up-and-go---yeah I definately think so. I think that the shifting has a lot to do with that though. The improvement in the shifting on my automatic is amazing!! I kinda think thats what was the hardest to get used to when I went from my 3.0liter DOHC Taurus to my Focus. The shifts are much sportier now. I love that part.

I will keep track of my mileage over the next few tanks and see what happens. Dont count on a considerable increase until the newness wears off though!! All the time the next few days at least!!!
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and a wife to try and keep happy!!
nothing is more important then your review of this chip!!! you are slacking off, slacker...!!! less typing and more driving!!! your wife can wait...


lol


first things frist man.. lol. but finish up this review when you get to it.
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I hear ya!! Some women just don't understand whats important!!

I will definately follow up tomorrow after work. (maybe during)
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i am going to hold you to that...

if there is no update tomorrow i will hunt you down.

you shouldnt be too hard to find... dark gray ATX sedan with a lady in the passanger seat with a big smile on her face....

what part of illinois are you from? i am going to be rolling through there the beginning of october on my way to N. Indiana.
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I am directly east of good ol St. Louis. Trenton IL to be exact!!

Surely you dont actually want to go into the heart of HOOSIER-DOM?!?!?

Just kiddin.

Most times if the whole gang is together, we take her Durango. So< I may be sneakier than I appear.
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no, i am not going to the heart of hoosier-dumb... just the northern part (a small town outside of South Bend)

looks like i wont be in your neighborhood...

the bad part is i will spend a couple days in ohio... and i am a MU fan...
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I will have to say my mileage went UP dramatically.
Glad you're happy. I'd hate to see the first guy (or any of you) have a bad experience.


And yes, the gel guy needs a bitchslap!!
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OK....... Day 2

The gas pedal is definately more responsive, normal driving & mashing on the gas. Today I drove quite a bit with the AC on to see how much difference it would make and it was a lot tougher to tell the AC was on than before. I assume most of this is due to the increase in fuel line pressure (waterboy?).

I am VERY happy with the results so far. Any of you with a decent amount of mods (air in & air out) should, I'm guessing, get even more from it than I am.

In closing, I guess the part that impresses me the most is the change in shifting. I had the aggressive shift at WOT and EGR disable added to mine.

Whats the govener set for on the stock program for max speed. I know the max speed limit is disabled by the chip, I just cant remember what the max was pre-chip. So far the best I have been able to to was about 107 - 108mph. I need a better day to try and really max it out.

Like I said before, I will keep track of my mileage the next couple of tanks and report in. I was getting around 27mpg before, but I have been driving like a mad man ALL day today.

Let me know if you have any ?'s.

PS--waterboy, if or when I find sticky-boy i"ll let you know. He'll be in for a first class a**-whoopin!!
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