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Performance chips

Discussion in '3rd Gen 4Runners (1996-2002)' started by Jojobell, May 5, 2014.

  1. May 5, 2014 at 9:06 PM
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    Jojobell

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    Hello , does anyone have advice on performance chips ? .
    I was considering installing the gte brand chip ... Claims to increase hp and mpg .....
     
  2. May 6, 2014 at 4:48 AM
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    Save your money, no one makes a real performance chip for toyota do to there nazi programming.
     
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    The only thing I could see doing anything is one of the Advanced Engine Management systems from URD for the superchargers. A performance "chip" is really always going to be a waste of money, especially when its standalone, and even more so when it claims to increase both HP and MPG. Its simply not possible. All youre doing is remapping the fuel/throttle, so you can have one or the other without some sort of physical change. The cool thing about the URD piggyback is that it's self adapting to the extent of the parameters you set.
     
  4. May 10, 2014 at 3:34 PM
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    If you want to tune more out of your engine (I'm assuming your have a 5vz) then I would recommend a standalone unit like a proefi, aem, haltech, motec, etc. They are not cheap but it is the right and safe way to go. It all depends on what you want to use your vehicle for and how much you are willing to spend.
     
  5. May 10, 2014 at 7:54 PM
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    Bullydog makes a tuner for Toyota 4.0 engines. Does not help the OP,but it might help someone with w new truck.
     
    Last edited: May 11, 2014
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    save your long green...do some research..and go over potential options...
     
  8. Oct 19, 2020 at 3:40 PM
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    as I was reflecting on the question of upgraded 'chip'...it's a similar concern in the isuzu trooper forum...especially the first gen 2.8 V6...which btw, same engine that was used in S-10's, and pontiac Fiero's (86-88) ..a chip for the above vehicles, isn't really worth installing...as for the 3rd gen 4runners, I could not say...
     
  9. Oct 20, 2020 at 8:04 AM
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    They are never worth it. If they could improve efficiency, the engineers would. They aren't stupid. They are fighting for every last mpg and have millions of dollars of development behind them.

    Some 2-bit company isn't going to just be able to hack both efficiency and hp into a "chip".
     

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