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    Has anyone ever used any thing like this in there car or is it a complete farce?

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    You got it in one - COMPLETE FARCE. Might Car Mods bought one of these as a "see what's inside" and it was a null connection to nothing. I'll see if I can find the link.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGtImIP6j3A

    With a bit of investigation first with a multi meter they would have saved a shite load of hartache. Good investigation though.
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    Ahhhh ebay power chips.

    The take away lines from that video - "use your $20 to buy a tofu burger" and when the device was reviewed by an electronics guru- "the chip lay out is designed to make it look like it is doing something when in fact all it does is change the colour of the led light"!

    Enough said really.

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    Pricing a real one for my car from ChipExpress in the UK sees a price tag of GBP395 and it does work......
    Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone............

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    Has anyone ever used any thing like this in there car or is it a complete farce?
    There is a program on abc tonight about things like this.

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    There are genuine improvements available from some high end "plug in" performance enhancers, it seems to be pretty much restricted to C.R. turbo diesel engines though.

    What can you do to a petrol engine map with two wires? Bugger all, I'd say. So stuff like the one above are obviously going to be a bit iffy!

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    Thought as much, thanks for all the info. Like most things to good to be true at that price

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    I'm pretty sure my brother's RS Megane (current Red Bull edn) was chipped with some sort of thing that just plugged in and downloaded the remap - obviously nothing like this one! It was from one of the well known UK suppliers I think. It was already a weapon but now it's incredible...


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    One of the semi-permanent OBD plugins? Probably closer to $400.

    I'd love to have a car I didn't care about, to try the "generic" reflashes you buy as a bulk set for peanuts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuey View Post
    I'm pretty sure my brother's RS Megane (current Red Bull edn) was chipped with some sort of thing that just plugged in and downloaded the remap - obviously nothing like this one! It was from one of the well known UK suppliers I think. It was already a weapon but now it's incredible...
    Maybe something like this?
    Superchips Bluefin Chip ECU DIY Remap Megane 2.0 T 16V Sport Trophy 265 +49BHP + | eBay
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kim Luck View Post
    Two questions come to mind....

    What do these chip guys know that renault dont?
    What does renault know that these guys dont??

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    Renault would err on the side of caution, wheras if you reflash your car and root it, then the "chip" manufacturer is likely to say you're on your own. The most they would have to do is refund you.

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    Yep, it's the Superchips one. They've been around for many years so are pretty trusted. He did his reasearch.

    And yes, they just raise boost limits etc. I'd guess. The Megane has a few different maps as standard (you can scroll through them on the dash display) and this program has altered them all except for one, I believe. I'm having a go in it soon, so will know more then. Anyway, it absolutely flies (have been a passenger since the remap but not driven it).


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    Interesting. What about this one I came across?

    http://www.amazon.com/Dyno-Boost-Adj...productDetails
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    Dodgy as, bru.


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    There are probably DIY kits to do the same for $30. You can buy O2 simulators, that send a stable response to the ECU for the purpose of deleting the sensor(s). Then all you need to do is richen the mixture in a manner such as that inferred by the ad.

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    How rude of them
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    Quote Originally Posted by jo proffi View Post
    Two questions come to mind....

    What do these chip guys know that renault dont?
    What does renault know that these guys dont??

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    It's not a question of what Renault know or don't know. Every market has differing pollution requirements and the ECU programs are individually programmed depending on when the vehicle will go. You need to be aware that if you alter the ECU program on your own vehicle it may no longer comply with Australian pollution regulations and leave you open to prosecution. Also, the difference between transmissions on some vehicles calls for a reduction in power and/or torque, for longevity reasons.
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    Who's actually got good evidence of a recent, standalone prosecution in Australia for engine mapping (or a DPF/cat delete)? As in, a prosecution without any related aspects of driver conduct, crashes or defects?

    I'd suggest if they were a real concern, it would be known about.

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    If you are required to have your vehicle tested for emissions and your vehicle fails the test, you're on your own. The fact that you don't know of a conviction doesn't make it legal, and this forum would not encourage anyone to tamper with their vehicle's emissions.
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    Superchips complies with Euro emissions standards. Not sure if that's as good as Aus.

    I should say I bought my Mi16 already equipped with a Superchips chip. I haven't a clue if it's any better than stock as I've only driven mine. Peter T reckons the stock one is best for stock cat equipped Mi16's. Still, it runs well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kim Luck View Post
    Pricing a real one for my car from ChipExpress in the UK sees a price tag of GBP395 and it does work......
    Was thinking of you when I read this article, Kim
    Why are EGTs Important? Chip Tuning Australia

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