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Old 08-06-1999, 02:04 PM
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Chips, do they help?

How big of an improvement will a chip REALLY make? I see inflated claim, 25 hp, 30 hp, 20 hp! Does it make a difference with the Lightning? Since the Lightning requires 92 octane, wouldn't it already be "chipped" from the factory? How could a superchip improve on something Ford is specifically building for speed? Sorry for all the questions, I'm considering buying a Lightning and need to know what I'm getting into.
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Chips shmips! Use good ole hard metal. Mechanical upgrades such as exhaust, camshafts, gearing rations, and ignition systems are the wya to go. Can't go wrong with these if you use them right!
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Chips shmips! Use good ole hard metal. Mechanical upgrades such as exhaust, camshafts, gearing ratios, and ignition systems are the wya to go. Can't go wrong with these if you use them right!
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yo,
Maybe the chip could do that, but the cost for one from a Ford Racing dealership in NJ is $425.00..and you are correct about the octane rating. Superchip says their chip will let you go to hi octane fuel...i too wonder if it is worth the price.
Also, I have a 96 Bronco that has most of the after market performance "accessories" already built in, such as the cold air intake tube that runs to the grille (no need for a $250.oo K&N tube set up here);
and a nice insulated blanket for the battery and a starter heat shield.
I agree with the previous replier to your message...i'd spend the money on a cat back exhaust (stainless steel, so it will last almost forever..~ $600.00) and keep that truck in pristine condition with lottsa washing, oil changes, fluid flushes, etc.
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