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Old 01-08-2006, 22:01   #1 (permalink)
Shakieh31
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2002 Ford Ranger horsepower chips?

Has anyone tried these "horsepower" chips? They can be found on
E-bay and state that they can improve your hp by 15-20. Just curious
to see if anyone has tried installing them onto a Ranger and if they
actually worked and what problems they had with it. Thanks for all the
help!





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Old 01-09-2006, 14:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 2002 Ford Ranger horsepower chips?

Do people *still* fall for this crap? The "chip" is a $.02 resistor from
Radio Shack that fools the computer into thinking that the air temperature
is -40*. The computer will enrich the mixture, which will then be instantly
corrected by the O2 sensor as soon as the ECU goes into closed loop. Net
result - zero. Best case? Waste of gas and a check engine light.

Don't get the electric supercharger, either.


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> Has anyone tried these "horsepower" chips? They can be found on
> E-bay and state that they can improve your hp by 15-20. Just curious
> to see if anyone has tried installing them onto a Ranger and if they
> actually worked and what problems they had with it. Thanks for all the
> help!
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>
>
>
> Tony
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Old 01-09-2006, 17:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 2002 Ford Ranger horsepower chips?

Um, I don't think that's what he's talking about. I might be wrong, but...


CJB

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> Do people *still* fall for this crap? The "chip" is a $.02 resistor from
> Radio Shack that fools the computer into thinking that the air temperature
> is -40*. The computer will enrich the mixture, which will then be
> instantly corrected by the O2 sensor as soon as the ECU goes into closed
> loop. Net result - zero. Best case? Waste of gas and a check engine light.
>
> Don't get the electric supercharger, either.
>
>
> "Shakieh31" <UseLinkToEmail@www.autoforumz.com> wrote in message
> news:732128_906a2107c59257ed30c8a0a84b24398e@autoforumz.com...
>> Has anyone tried these "horsepower" chips? They can be found on
>> E-bay and state that they can improve your hp by 15-20. Just curious
>> to see if anyone has tried installing them onto a Ranger and if they
>> actually worked and what problems they had with it. Thanks for all the
>> help!
>>
>>
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>> Tony
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