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G-force chips

What's up, gentlemen...

Any of you guys know anything about this performance "GF Chip" that is advertised on this forums?

I've been kinda interested in performance chips but not quite sure about this one, $69 bucks seems to good to be true...
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Re: G-force chips

All performance chips are too good to be true. While it may work its usually done by fooling the PCM. So overtime you'll begin to experience problems and eventually get a check engine light. They do more harm than good.

You're much better off spending the money for a higher octane tuned PCM. Its written specifically to deal with higher octane and get more power and won't cause issues down the road.
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All performance chips are too good to be true. While it may work its usually done by fooling the PCM. So overtime you'll begin to experience problems and eventually get a check engine light. They do more harm than good.

You're much better off spending the money for a higher octane tuned PCM. Its written specifically to deal with higher octane and get more power and won't cause issues down the road.
Hmm...good to know, thanks for that tip!

Now when you say pcm you mean ecu, or are they the same?
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Re: G-force chips

Yea. PCM, ECU, ECM all the same. Just different names for em.
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I was actually wondering the same thing about the GF chip. I figured it was a hoax for the most part.
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I was actually wondering the same thing about the GF chip. I figured it was a hoax for the most part.

Right...I mean $69 bucks isn't that bad if it was worth it!
If u go to there website, it sounds pretty promising...lol
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Re: G-force chips

Its probably some resistors and such designed to fool the ecm into thinking ambient temps are different or something. Essentially making the engine run way different than it was designed too.
Jet performance makes chips too, though more expensive. A user on here had one and after some time was experiencing issues. Finally turned into a CEL and a Reduced Engine Power message. They pulled the chip and it was good to go again.

A proper tune is really the only option. And even so, the cost for a tune to gain nearly 15hp is pretty well worth it and reasonable IMO
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Yeah tune is the way to go. My bro just had his WRX tuned yesterday. Said it was a huge dif. Not sure which route i will go as of yet
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What other routes are there? Either get a tune, or not
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Its probably some resistors and such designed to fool the ecm into thinking ambient temps are different or something. Essentially making the engine run way different than it was designed too.
Jet performance makes chips too, though more expensive. A user on here had one and after some time was experiencing issues. Finally turned into a CEL and a Reduced Engine Power message. They pulled the chip and it was good to go again.

A proper tune is really the only option. And even so, the cost for a tune to gain nearly 15hp is pretty well worth it and reasonable IMO
Makes sense...

Now when a proper tune is preformed, does that include a upgraded ecu? Or using the original one is optional?

What are the costs of theses ecu's and tuning them?
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here is his web site, you can either send yours in (and be without a vehicle until you get it back) or order a new one and swap them out.

http://www.whiteautoandmedia.com/ind...d=17&Itemid=54

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Re: G-force chips

I opted for a spare PCM and TCM from them, cost a little more but I can always swap back to stock tune if I ever need to... say for warranty work.
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The other route i was talking about is just leave it like it is lol. Untelling what affects doing anything had. If it aint broke dont fix it right??? Lmao
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The other route i was talking about is just leave it like it is lol. Untelling what affects doing anything had. If it aint broke dont fix it right??? Lmao
Right..right...lol but if you can make it faster why the heck not! Lol

I'm all about general maintenance to, bro! Until it needs fixin don't mess with it...


Now cruisinG6 mentioned PCM and ECU, now we're talking about two different parts here, right??

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nope those two are basically the same. the different one would be the TCM for the transmission

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