to chip or not to chip?


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Feb 12, 2003
I have a 2000 v6 w/an auto i have exhaust and cai so far but don't want to go to gears yet so i want to get a chip my question is there any dangers in getting a chip? And if there is minimal risk what is the best chip for my car(ford chip, diablo,hypertech?)
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a chip won't do you any good with your current mods. About the best it would do for you is firm up the shift points / raise rev limiter / raise speed limiter. If I were you, I'd wait until getting the gears.....then get a chip, that way your speedo would be accurate.

Usually the chips do the most good after power adders
IMO, Gears and T-Loc are definately worth it, but you might as well get some long tubes, delete the O2 Sensers, and throw in an H or X pipe, as well as the EGR/PCV delete. All of those with the exception of the the T-Loc and one of the either EGR/PCV mods would require a chip.

I forgot which one, either the PCV or EGR would though a code and require a chip. you could either delete the O2 sensers or spend a little on mil eliminators. I just think that waiting till you get a bunch of mods together beforeyou go and order a chip. That way, later down the road, you won't have to keep gettnig the chip reburned every single time you make a modification. Just trying to save you some dough. :nice:
the pvc thing is easy just take the tube off and put a breather in. At this point you should get underdrive pullies, and if you got the money and skills perhaps a cam swap...