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I'm hoping one of the tech gurus can explain if this is a Bull#*t product or not.

I was looking thru ebay and found this little get up.....
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/e...ry=33597&item=7956231955&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW

WWW.REDLINEPOWERCHIP.COM

Its a product from a company calling themselves Redline Power Chip. They claim their product gives HP gain, more torque, and so on. I'm also curious where you suppose to install this product. Has anyone bought this yet? They give a vague description of the chip. Maybe I should buy one for my friend as a gift and install it in his rig and see if it actually works........yeah yeah yeah I'm evil :xdevil: I know.....Seriously is it worth the risk of installing it?
 

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themariachi said:
save your money for something that actually works
I knew someone would say that sooner or later. Figured I'd share the BS with everyone....but still curious of what that product suppose to do.
 

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It's not a real chip for the ECU. Looks like the resistor units that just alter the intake air temp and/or coolant temp sending units. They even sell adjustable ones too. You know how your truck feels like it runs better at night or when it's cool? If this is the unit I'm thinking of, it basically fools your ECU into thinking the air temp is colder.
 

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that's exactly what it does. you put the resistor inline on the MAF and it increases the resistance on the loop, making the engine think it is getting a colder, denser aircharge, thereby increasing the fuel shot into the cylinder my maiking it run richer. All it will really do is make you run rich as you are not actually increasing the airflow, density or tempureature....buy a resistor from Radio Shck for .05 censt and it will do the same thing

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my friend fell for that "chip" resistor and all it did was foul the hell out of his plugs and make his car run like s#@t, but it was on a svt contour w/ups.
 

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First of all, that ain't no chip. I bet if you open that box up all that is in there is a little resistor.

I fiddled around with this before. I got a resistor and a potentiometer and hooked it up to my IAT sensor. That way I could trick the IAT sensor in to thinking there was 32 or 232 degree air coming in to the engine. The colder the air, the more fuel it's supposed to dump. After playing around with it for a while, my conclusion is that it didn't do shit.

You can build this yourself, if you really want to. The resistor probably costs a quarter.
 

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I emailed them a while back and found out that it is just a resitor... Radio Shack carries them... not only that, but the VENOM 400... same deal. I had one on my '96 2wd... one wire went to the AIT sensor and the other to the throttle position sensor... then one to ground, one to hot. That's all it basically was, a resistor that you can turn on and off.
 

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LSUTacoma said:
I emailed them a while back and found out that it is just a resitor... Radio Shack carries them... not only that, but the VENOM 400... same deal. I had one on my '96 2wd... one wire went to the AIT sensor and the other to the throttle position sensor... then one to ground, one to hot. That's all it basically was, a resistor that you can turn on and off.
So do you think it made a difference in your 96 2WD truck? Just curious...... :rolleyes:
 

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It's not a real chip for the ECU. Looks like the resistor units that just alter the intake air temp and/or coolant temp sending units. They even sell adjustable ones too. You know how your truck feels like it runs better at night or when it's cool? If this is the unit I'm thinking of, it basically fools your ECU into thinking the air temp is colder.

Where can you get one of the adjustable ones you mentioned? Just curious.
 

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DBOY900 said:
So do you think it made a difference in your 96 2WD truck? Just curious...... :rolleyes:

For the price ($300 when I bought it) I'm sure that you could do something more worthwhile. It was more seat of the pants power than anything. Their claim of up to 25% extra... no way. Although it was kinda cool when you pull up to a light and rev and the little red led kicks on. The Venom only comes on under load. I enjoyed it, but didn't see that much of a gain.
 
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