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Oct 10, 2:37am - #296412 
ECU chips for Celica's?

I've been reading a lot of reviews of engine mods, and beyond Intakes, they all seem to have one thing in common - you pay a lot of money for a little more power, if you're lucky (correct me if I'm wrong here)

that being said - has anyone ever seen a chip for celica's - I know you can get them for VW GTI's and they add 50hp, (although apperently you can do a lot more with a turbo). I have seen those cheezy resister things on ebay, but I know those don't really work either - has anyone ever seen the real deal?

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Oct 10, 2:52am - #296413 
Originally Posted by GTaintsobad
I've been reading a lot of reviews of engine mods, and beyond Intakes, they all seem to have one thing in common - you pay a lot of money for a little more power, if you're lucky (correct me if I'm wrong here)

that being said - has anyone ever seen a chip for celica's - I know you can get them for VW GTI's and they add 50hp, (although apperently you can do a lot more with a turbo). I have seen those cheezy resister things on ebay, but I know those don't really work either - has anyone ever seen the real deal?



50hp...thats a lot for just a ecu chip...

right now the buzz for the celica is the Apexi Power FC.. thumbsup

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Oct 10, 3:03am - #296414 
Originally Posted by Virgilson
Originally Posted by GTaintsobad
I've been reading a lot of reviews of engine mods, and beyond Intakes, they all seem to have one thing in common - you pay a lot of money for a little more power, if you're lucky (correct me if I'm wrong here)

that being said - has anyone ever seen a chip for celica's - I know you can get them for VW GTI's and they add 50hp, (although apperently you can do a lot more with a turbo). I have seen those cheezy resister things on ebay, but I know those don't really work either - has anyone ever seen the real deal?



50hp...thats a lot for just a ecu chip...

right now the buzz for the celica is the Apexi Power FC.. thumbsup
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Oct 10, 5:13am - #296415 
hmmm there was a thread bout some ecu chip that someone from here bought...looked legit and nice outside but when he took it apart, it was just a box and 2 small capacitors. cant find it tho...


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Oct 10, 9:17am - #296416 
^^ it was in anything goes

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Oct 10, 9:21am - #296417 
the apexi power-fc and the fcon v-force are really all there is for the celica as of yet thumbsup

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Oct 10, 11:03am - #296418 
One more time, ecu chips dont work for the celica. The best way to go if you want full control of everything is the PFC, but its not something thats just plug and go. You're gonna need to have it tuned. Expect to pay quite a bit on the dyno.

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Oct 10, 6:35pm - #296419 
Originally Posted by Johnsgt
One more time, ecu chips dont work for the celica. The best way to go if you want full control of everything is the PFC, but its not something thats just plug and go. You're gonna need to have it tuned. Expect to pay quite a bit on the dyno.


i know what you mean...but it does soudn like your being hypocritical..since the pfc IS an ecu replacement thumbsup

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Oct 10, 10:29pm - #296420 
Theres a difference between a complete standalone ecu which completely replaces the stock ecu and a chip. Not being hypoctical, they are entirely different things.

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Oct 11, 11:01am - #296421 
Originally Posted by Johnsgt
Theres a difference between a complete standalone ecu which completely replaces the stock ecu and a chip. Not being hypoctical, they are entirely different things.


exactly. A "chip" is something attached to a stock ecu to try and manipulate the values.

a "standalone" like the apexi power FC is completely different in that it replaces the stock ecu. It is it's own entity.

think of it like this. a "chip" is like a parasite living off a host.

and you're perfectly right that you will pay a lot and get little gains. except turbo people

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Oct 11, 11:51am - #296422 
^^ hey give the nitrous people some love too. tongue


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Oct 11, 1:34pm - #296423 
Originally Posted by Lucky_317
Originally Posted by Johnsgt
Theres a difference between a complete standalone ecu which completely replaces the stock ecu and a chip. Not being hypoctical, they are entirely different things.


exactly. A "chip" is something attached to a stock ecu to try and manipulate the values.

a "standalone" like the apexi power FC is completely different in that it replaces the stock ecu. It is it's own entity.

think of it like this. a "chip" is like a parasite living off a host.

and you're perfectly right that you will pay a lot and get little gains. except turbo people


i stand corrected thumbsup

thanks for the headsup, john

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Oct 11, 1:49pm - #296424 
nitrous wont see as much gains from the ECU as turbo will.


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Oct 11, 2:43pm - #296425 
Has anyone installed the Venom 400 control module? I know someone on here has it, but didn't install it yet, i forgot who confused

It is suppose to increase hp by 25%


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Oct 11, 10:04pm - #296426 
can you use the Power FC on an 03 GTS?

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