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ECU chips for Celica's? #296412 Oct 10, 1:37am Oct 10, 1:37am
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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?

Re: ECU chips for Celica's? [Re: GTaintsobad] #296413 Oct 10, 1:52am Oct 10, 1:52am
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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

Re: ECU chips for Celica's? [Re: Virgilson] #296414 Oct 10, 2:03am Oct 10, 2:03am
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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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Re: ECU chips for Celica's? [Re: GOLDCELICA] #296415 Oct 10, 4:13am Oct 10, 4:13am
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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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Re: ECU chips for Celica's? [Re: xxmonkeyboixx] #296416 Oct 10, 8:17am Oct 10, 8:17am
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^^ it was in anything goes

Re: ECU chips for Celica's? [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #296417 Oct 10, 8:21am Oct 10, 8:21am
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the apexi power-fc and the fcon v-force are really all there is for the celica as of yet thumbsup

Re: ECU chips for Celica's? [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #296418 Oct 10, 10:03am Oct 10, 10:03am
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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.

Re: ECU chips for Celica's? [Re: Johnsgt] #296419 Oct 10, 5:35pm Oct 10, 5:35pm
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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

Re: ECU chips for Celica's? [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #296420 Oct 10, 9:29pm Oct 10, 9:29pm
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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.

Re: ECU chips for Celica's? [Re: Johnsgt] #296421 Oct 11, 10:01am Oct 11, 10:01am
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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

Re: ECU chips for Celica's? [Re: Lucky_317] #296422 Oct 11, 10:51am Oct 11, 10:51am
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^^ hey give the nitrous people some love too. tongue


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Re: ECU chips for Celica's? [Re: Lucky_317] #296423 Oct 11, 12:34pm Oct 11, 12:34pm
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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

Re: ECU chips for Celica's? [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #296424 Oct 11, 12:49pm Oct 11, 12:49pm
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nitrous wont see as much gains from the ECU as turbo will.


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Re: ECU chips for Celica's? [Re: Lucky_317] #296425 Oct 11, 1:43pm Oct 11, 1:43pm
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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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Re: ECU chips for Celica's? [Re: BigTony] #296426 Oct 11, 9:04pm Oct 11, 9:04pm
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can you use the Power FC on an 03 GTS?

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