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Thumbs down Chips Are Waste On The 96 -98 Mustang Gt

I spent $500 on a chip for my 1998 Mustang GT. Here is what I get for doing so.
This run is without the chip that I had made for my car back in May.
DYNORUN.001 Max POWER= 206.2 Max TORQUE= 276.1

I reinstalled the chip, ran around for a while just to make sure the comp took the chip. These are the new stats.

DYNORUN.002 Max POWER= 205.3 Max TORQUE= 272.9
DYNORUN.003 Max POWER= 205.7 Max TORQUE= 274.4
DYNORUN.004 Max POWER= 206.6 Max TORQUE= 274.3

Don't waste your money on chips for these crappie heads. Do the headswap and then consider the chip.......Mike
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what are yo talking about dude.. ur car has hardly any major mods.. why in the world would you need a chip, chips are a waste of money on ALL cars if it is near stock.. if you took a a newer gt and just put a chip on it you would see some minor gains...
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what are yo talking about dude.. ur car has hardly any major mods.. why in the world would you need a chip, chips are a waste of money on ALL cars if it is near stock.. if you took a a newer gt and just put a chip on it you would see some minor gains...
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Luke I was told by other people that installing a chip with the mods I had would net my a few extra HP. If nothing else it would help get the RPM's up.That's why I had it installed, but as you can see their info was all wrong. On a good note, It only cost $100 to have a reburn. I figure a headswap, headers, and the chip will be great improvement.
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Well you may have lost some peak power, but your average hp and tq may have gone up. Was this a custom tune? Or was it an out of box chip? If it was an out of box chip, I think they are a waste of money. A custom tune is the only way to go. By the way, what brand was it?
 
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Well you may have lost some peak power, but your average hp and tq may have gone up. Was this a custom tune? Or was it an out of box chip? If it was an out of box chip, I think they are a waste of money. A custom tune is the only way to go. By the way, what brand was it?
Matt's right. Also your TB response would be quicker as well. Also your peak could change. I.e. more lowend and or midrange
 
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Thats the problem when you go and get a "Snail Mail-Chip", those are calibrated with general parameters: a bit more timing, some fuel changes, maybe auto tranny mods, fan ..and thats about it.

But it is not a CHIP problem, it is the program that is stored in it.
The best chip is the one you get burned over a dyno session.

Some shops might be able to re-program that chip (Superchips - Hypertech - Diablo), so keep it and check if someone can do it over a dyno.
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The chip I have is custom made for my car. I took my car to Houston performance and they dynoed it and made the chip. I think that Houston performance uses Diablo for their chips, but I'm not sure.
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Differences in weather make a huge difference. Dynoing on different dyno's also makes a difference.
 
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gears also make a diff.... i know that 4.10s will lower ur numbers on the dyno, somethign with the reading...

i dont see any mods that would really really improve ur numbers, the pulleys and maybe the intake... a chip is a waste for a near stock car.
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The chip I have is custom made for my car. I took my car to Houston performance and they dynoed it and made the chip. I think that Houston performance uses Diablo for their chips, but I'm not sure.
I am thinking about using Houston Performance when I get ready for my engine mods. They are located just a few miles from me. Were you satisfied with their service?
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Steve and his workers are a great bunch of guys. I would be more then happy to go back to them when I do my headswap. Plus it only cost $100.00 to have a reburn by them. So yes I was satisfied with their service...........Mike
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