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Is the Power Chip thing legit..?

Wheatley098

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I don't know guys I've had my doubts on this for s a while now and my friends seem to agree, my car is a Holden 2008 Omega Ute with an after market Cold air intake kit installed running on shell Premium 98 V-Power, This chip is said to boost performance and power by 180 to 192 KW

The guy has been texting me and seems VERY persistent to get me to do this asap so if you would kindly have a look at the site and give me an opinion if its legit and it will seriously benefit me at all?

Powerchip Performance Software Tuning for BMW, Mercedes, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Audi, Porsche
 

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$890 for (maybe) 12kw? Tell him he's dreaming. Better off spending that much on an exhaust.
 

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haha thank you guys I mean you've saved me money and time :) Much appreciated!
 

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Powerchip website info for a 2012 Calais V8

This is the info from their site

Datasheets

Your Holden Commodore Series II VE 6.0 V8 AFM (MANUAL) contains the latest technology ECU that can be re-programmed through the on-board diagnostic port (OBD-II). Specialised software interfaces with your vehicle’s engine management system to extract the electronic code via serial download. Once the information has been read, Powerchip technicians apply the performance changes and upload the performance program back through the OBD-II port. Installation cannot be performed by the end user. Programming must occur at an Authorized Powerchip Office or at authorised Powerchip Platinum dealers. The programming takes approximately 2 hour's to complete.

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There is no ability to put a "performance chip" into a VE. As they state in their datasheet info, they extract the factory tune from the cars ECM and reprogram it for the increase gain. Then load that back into the ECM.

Regardless of the car being a V6 or V8, if I was to get an ECM edit done I would choose a reputable tuner, one with a proven track record.
 

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rolling road and tune it is best, mind you MACE has some good success with the V6 with his remote tunes,and alot cheaper than this, also car is not off the road
 

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I miss the days of the old vp powwwer chips lol
 
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