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Old 07-18-2001, 19:31   #1 (permalink)
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computer chip

hi. does any one know where i can buy a computer chip for
a 94 probe gt? trying to make it faster on the track.

also - does any one know how to stop a probe from spinning
at the line? mine jerks then spins.as it gets going - it does
a little fishtail..............
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Old 07-19-2001, 00:08   #2 (permalink)
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Re: computer chip

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hi. does any one know where i can buy a computer chip for
a 94 probe gt? trying to make it faster on the track.

I believe superchips can reprogram the original chip, but it costs $$$. Not sure of any outright replacement chips.



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also - does any one know how to stop a probe from spinning
at the line? mine jerks then spins.as it gets going - it does
a little fishtail..............
Spins? Front wheel frive cars are very hard to spin on launch. Either your not launhing correctly, or something somewhere is seized or broken. Check your swaybar and the bushings for starters, also your calipers for seizing (might be momentary or something).

Is this ATX or MTX?
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Old 07-19-2001, 09:51   #3 (permalink)
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pinky,

the superchips chip has been proven not to provide any probe user with any measurable benefit. it's more like a big waste of money.

as for the wheel spinning, what condition are your tires in? the only time i get my tires spinning is when the road is slick or i really dump the clutch (act).
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Old 07-19-2001, 10:19   #4 (permalink)
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the superchips chip has been proven not to provide any probe user with any measurable benefit. it's more like a big waste of money.

What about Jetchips?
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Road & Track did an article on these chips (in general) several months ago. The consensus is that for any modern car they're a waste of money--not just the Probe. Off the top of my head, they tested a BMW 3-series, a 'Vette, a C/K-1500, a Ranger, I think a Viper, and a Lumina. Basically, a general cross-section of vehicles. They tried out all the major chip makers (Dinan, Superchips, etc.)

Not a single one produced any benefits at all. In fact, the Superchips in particular REDUCED hp & torque!!!

The only chip that made any difference was the tune-it-yourself one (I forget the manufacturer's name), and that was marginal & required scarifices in one place to get gains in another.

The upshot is, don't waste your money on chips, find another bolt-on.
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The only chip that made any difference was the tune-it-yourself one ...

I think the Jetchip is the tunable one:

http://www.jetchip.com/imports/mazdahp.htm
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Chips suck

Yeah, chips really don't do much of anything, and they are big $$$
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Old 07-23-2001, 17:38   #8 (permalink)
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Chips suck?

I dont know about that. I bought a chip (JETchip) a few years ago for my 90 PGL and have enjoyed the benefits. I noticed a definite difference from the upgrade. I live in Colorado about 8 months out of the year and my probe climbs the hills far better than it did before the chip. The other 4 months or so I live in So. Cal. and with the o2 rich air, my car runs like a champ. The speed limiter was upped to who know's what because the damn speedo only goes to 95(but I know top speed is more than 130mph!). And the torque is definitely there.
By the way, do you know what issue of Road & Track that report was in?
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Sorry, no. I think it was late '00 or early this year. Might try running a search on their website.

I was amazed at their dyno plots, for the most part the peaks looked the same, except for the tuneable one.

I'll see if I can find something--I know I don't have the paper copy anymore (too many car magazine subscriptions & not enough room to store back issues...)
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Thats alright, I will chat with you more about this stuff when I meet you on Saturday. From your sig, you are Chris? I am Todd. I drive a white PGL (90).
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