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PostSubject: SLR performance chip   Sun Jun 22, 2008 7:13 pm

i found this online: http://slrmotorsports.com/shop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=99 (sorry i know the link doesnt work just copy and paste), and i thought it was interesting. You guys might have seen it before, and i dont know how such gains could be made with just a chip, but the sight does guarentee your money back if u dont see 50 + hp and torque. Its also a good alternative to tuning for those with 95s. Have any of u seen this before, is it any good?
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PostSubject: Re: SLR performance chip   Sun Jun 22, 2008 7:26 pm

Chance are if it needs velcrow its not doing anything useful. The only kinds of cars that see those kind of gains with a chip are turbocharged. Not supercharged. If it seems to good to be true , it probably is.

There are ways of getting more power out of a series I 95 riv , but if you want exceptional gains , you should swap to a series II or just buy another riv.
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PostSubject: Re: SLR performance chip   Sun Jun 22, 2008 7:36 pm

MOVED TO: SERIES I SCANS AND TUNING...

Found this in their FAQ section:

Q: My vehicle is Turbo/Supercharged will the module work?

A: No, we build our chip strictly for engines not equipped with a turbo or supercharger. We can build custom chip for specific turbo/supercharged vehicles, please contact us for more info. Our custom chip for Turbo/Supercharged vehicles are built for specific timing, boost and other modifications.

Based on this response, it would appear that they are talking about a PCM upgrade, rather than a resistor on the IAT sensor lead, which is what most "chips" under $50 actually are - big rip-off. But maybe these guys have something worth looking into. Someone should contact them and find out. Maybe here's a door that needs opened.

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PostSubject: Re: SLR performance chip   Sun Jun 22, 2008 7:54 pm

I contacted them a few weeks ago....nothing new, however they are working on a chip for the L67 S/C and added me to their "contact list"....i dunno what the chip they are designing does though....

Hello, We normally build custom chips for turbo/supercharged vehicles.
However, we are upgrading our software for even better performance on
turbo/supercharged vehicles. The software update will take us approximately
2-3 months before the chips will be ready to tune. If you would like to be
added to our waiting list please let us know and we will put your contact
information in our system and we will contact you once it has been finished.
Thank you for your inquiry.

SLR Motorsports
www.SLRmotorsports.com

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PostSubject: Re: SLR performance chip   Sun Jun 22, 2008 8:30 pm

I will probably end up looking into this one because for now my riv is at rest with a blown engine. I am planning to buy an Aurora pretty soon and it is not supercharged so, maybe it will improve performance. I figure that for 70 dollars, it may be worth a try just to see if i can get better gas mileage; they say 3-6 mpg, and even if it only increased it 2 mpg, it would be worth the 70 dollars, plus having the benefit of possibly more hp.
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PostSubject: Re: SLR performance chip   Mon Jun 23, 2008 12:28 am

in my opinion, its garbage. get a pcm from intense.
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PostSubject: Re: SLR performance chip   Mon Jun 23, 2008 12:58 am

Can Intense do a PCM for my car? I didn't know this was an option...
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PostSubject: Re: SLR performance chip   Mon Jun 23, 2008 1:00 am

They can do it, but costs $250. I don't think they can do a '95 though.

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3.4" pulley AL104 plugs 180 t-stat FWI w/K&N 1.9:1 rockers OR pushrods LS6 valve springs SLP headers ZZP fuel rails
KYB GR2 struts MaxAir shocks Addco sway bars UMI bushings GM STB Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s F-body calipers
EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus SS lines Brembo slotted discs DHP tuned Aeroforce Hidden Hitch

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'05 GTO 85k miles 0-60: 4.8s 16.9 avg MPG Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:26
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PostSubject: Re: SLR performance chip   Mon Jun 23, 2008 1:04 am

Buapo wrote:
Can Intense do a PCM for my car? I didn't know this was an option...

Yes. They do PCMs for 97-99 rivs. We 96s have to buy open powrtuner software... Which was until recently untested for compatibilty.

I never got a pcm , but i think its worth it to get a tuner. Even if you don't plan on modding much more , its nice being able to optimize and customize everything without sending the pcm back for a reflash. And if you get tired of a setting or just plain don't like it you can change it in about 5 minutes.

AA- i think they cost the same are the rest of the pcms now IIRC.
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PostSubject: Re: SLR performance chip   Mon Jun 23, 2008 8:32 am

You could be right. Last I checked, ours was considered a "custom tune" with a premium price, so I bought the DHP instead. That was a couple of years ago, though.

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'98 SC Riviera 281k miles 298 HP/370 TQ 0-60: 5.79s ET: 13.97 @ 99.28 4087 lb 20.1 avg MPG Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:30
3.4" pulley AL104 plugs 180 t-stat FWI w/K&N 1.9:1 rockers OR pushrods LS6 valve springs SLP headers ZZP fuel rails
KYB GR2 struts MaxAir shocks Addco sway bars UMI bushings GM STB Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s F-body calipers
EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus SS lines Brembo slotted discs DHP tuned Aeroforce Hidden Hitch

^^^ SOLD ^^^ frown

'05 GTO 85k miles 0-60: 4.8s 16.9 avg MPG Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:26
Because fun


'70 Olds Ninety-Eight Holiday Coupe 116k miles 455 Rocket V8
Because cool


'95 Celica 152k miles 0-60: yes
Because free
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PostSubject: Re: SLR performance chip   Mon Jun 23, 2008 8:45 am

We're talking about a '95 here don't forget.

When I bought my Intense PCM (before I got a tuner) it was $99. The year before when I had inquired about it they said that nobody had done one yet and it would be $400 for them to figure it out.
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