Some of these chips do actually provide immense bonuses to your car.
What they dont tell you is althought it can improve speed, acceleration, mpg and even handling to some extents the way it does this wears your cars parts out quicker via a small electrical current that it emmits.
For low priced very well equip ecu chips and improvement car chips.
I bought a chip called the "isv" from there for £65. Its now fitted on my rangerover sport and increases the miles per galon buy roughly 20. It also gives a slight boost in acceleration, comes with a 5year warranty and stops things like the radio and heated seats consuming as much petrol by overflowing the stem lines and reducing airtake.
Basically, a cheap way to improve your car without risking damage.
Also another gr8 tip for you would be to fill up your fuel tank, drive a few miles or KM so the petrol is warm and add a bag of caster sugar. This help thicken the petrol and creates vapours which condensate back into petrol. Its totally legal, cheap and will basically give you about 10% more petrol.
I know it sounds crazy but these are the kinda tips and hints you pick up after working and owning car garages for years.
p.s. neither, if your wanting to increase the torque, get a nice sound and really ad some muscle. avoid street racing perfromance exhausts.
go down your local grage or repairs shop and ask them if they sell and fit "BORE" pipes. it connects right up, will increase airflow and can fit you with a pressure switch so that u can cut airflow and make your car shake slightly while in first gear via a switch they fit in the front of the car.
all legal, and about £45, + £30 for fitting.
Another tip for u i guess. :) x
· 1 decade ago