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Mar 24, 1:09pm - #424928 
Upgraded chip for my 2003 Celica ?

Hey guys, I want an upgraded chip for my car, but can't seem to find one. Anyone have any idea? Also, about how much should they run and will a shop install it for me?

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Mar 24, 1:13pm - #424929 
you have seen the threads by Cr4sh and Ryo, right? if you did then you know that the only "chips" that will work are the GReddy E-Manage and Apexi PowerFC.

"powerchips" from ebay or others that cost $20 dont do anything at all.

GReddy and Apexi are very expensive, but i noticed that "money is not a problem" with you grin go get the Apexi PowerFC. shop installs vary. spineyes wave


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Mar 24, 1:13pm - #424930 
Upgrade Chip???? There is not a "chip" that will work for our car.. Don't waste your money buying one because in like a weak the ecu just resets to factory settings.

You can either buy the Apexi Power FC (full stand Alone) for about $1200 or you can get the Greddy E-manage (piggy-back) for about $400. Those are the only 2 systems that work with our ECU right now.

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Mar 24, 1:14pm - #424931 
oh shit jamey, we're on the right track thumbsup how's your project coming along? what ecu upgrade did you go with? wave


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Mar 24, 1:21pm - #424932 
Originally Posted by Zero
you have seen the threads by Cr4sh and Ryo, right? if you did then you know that the only "chips" that will work are the GReddy E-Manage and Apexi PowerFC.

"powerchips" from ebay or others that cost $20 dont do anything at all.

GReddy and Apexi are very expensive, but i noticed that "money is not a problem" with you grin go get the Apexi PowerFC. shop installs vary. spineyes wave
Yeah I've seen them LOL. I've actually gotten one of those "chips" that are just stupid resistors LOL. I'm looking at G-Force ECU upgrade, but I can't find one for a 2003 Celica...just 98 and below. I don't want to spend over $500 really on it, especially if it doesn't have many benefits.

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Mar 24, 1:25pm - #424933 
well make sure you do some research and ask other celica owners if they have tried the G-Force ECU Upgrade.

honestly, i've never heard of it. Then again, I've never heard of JetChip before either. make sure its not like JetChip. thumbsup


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Mar 24, 1:31pm - #424934 
Originally Posted by Zero
oh shit jamey, we're on the right track thumbsup how's your project coming along? what ecu upgrade did you go with? wave


I went with the e-manage. Kit should be here next week install will begin 4/20

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Mar 24, 1:32pm - #424935 
Whats the gain like with the Apexi and the Greddy?

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Mar 24, 1:40pm - #424936 
I would just stick with either the e-manage or power fc!

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Mar 24, 3:03pm - #424937 
Originally Posted by Jamey
Originally Posted by Zero
oh shit jamey, we're on the right track thumbsup how's your project coming along? what ecu upgrade did you go with? wave


I went with the e-manage. Kit should be here next week install will begin 4/20
Cool, let us know how it goes, if it works for ya, I'll prolly go with it. Not sure if I want to though but something that's been stuck in the back of my mind.

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Mar 24, 3:08pm - #424938 
Not the Chip monster again... eek eek eek


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Mar 24, 3:22pm - #424939 
first off, do you have a GT or GTS
you also have a 2003, so if you have a GTS, you had DBW
and the power fc and greddy will not work with that (not positve on greddy though)


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Mar 24, 4:03pm - #424940 
Because your going to turbo your car, get e-manage.

If you've decided not to turbo, go with power FC
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Mar 24, 4:22pm - #424941 
Originally Posted by bajoconstruction
Originally Posted by Jamey
Originally Posted by Zero
oh shit jamey, we're on the right track thumbsup how's your project coming along? what ecu upgrade did you go with? wave


I went with the e-manage. Kit should be here next week install will begin 4/20
Cool, let us know how it goes, if it works for ya, I'll prolly go with it. Not sure if I want to though but something that's been stuck in the back of my mind.


Well make sure you have the money plus some. It is costing me way more then i wanted to spend but i did buy a $500 EBC that i don't really need but hey go big or gome home right confused Yeah if all works out i will be installing it 4/20 with some pals that really now there stuff grin

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Mar 24, 5:20pm - #424942 
Originally Posted by KickScrew
Because your going to turbo your car, get e-manage.

If you've decided not to turbo, go with power FC
thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup
That's the thing...I'm not going to turbo it for a while now, at least 6 months. So should I try Power FC? Is it reliable? I have a 2003 Celica GT automatic.

Thanks for the help guys smile

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Mar 24, 5:46pm - #424943 
Your lucky you didnt actually buy one of those chips and then post here bragging about it, last guy who did that was flamed to a carbonized crisp spineyes

Last I heard he was still hiding in his room crying about it. cry (j/k)

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Mar 24, 6:32pm - #424944 
Originally Posted by bajoconstruction
Originally Posted by Zero
you have seen the threads by Cr4sh and Ryo, right? if you did then you know that the only "chips" that will work are the GReddy E-Manage and Apexi PowerFC.

"powerchips" from ebay or others that cost $20 dont do anything at all.

GReddy and Apexi are very expensive, but i noticed that "money is not a problem" with you grin go get the Apexi PowerFC. shop installs vary. spineyes wave
Yeah I've seen them LOL. I've actually gotten one of those "chips" that are just stupid resistors LOL. I'm looking at G-Force ECU upgrade, but I can't find one for a 2003 Celica...just 98 and below. I don't want to spend over $500 really on it, especially if it doesn't have many benefits.


can you give me a link to where i could get one of these g force chips? i have a 97 celi and didnt know they made anything like that for it. thumbsup

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Mar 25, 11:08am - #424945 
Originally Posted by bajoconstruction

Originally Posted by KickScrew

Because your going to turbo your car, get e-manage.

If you've decided not to turbo, go with power FC
thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup
That's the thing...I'm not going to turbo it for a while now, at least 6 months. So should I try Power FC? Is it reliable? I have a 2003 Celica GT automatic.

Thanks for the help guys smile


The PowerFC, because it is a full ECU replacement, will not work with an automatic, because it doesn't contain the routines for shifting through your gears. The Greddy Emanage will work, however, because it is an add-on to your current ECU.

I've heard a rumor that someone developed a PowerFC for automatics, but no one I know of has bought it yet...just go with the Emanage. thumbsup

EDIT: the Emanage does work with DBW, for the same reason it works with automatics.

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Mar 25, 12:10pm - #424946 
Originally Posted by GTS2003BLK
Your lucky you didnt actually buy one of those chips and then post here bragging about it, last guy who did that was flamed to a carbonized crisp spineyes

Last I heard he was still hiding in his room crying about it. cry (j/k)
LOL I don't cry rofl

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Mar 25, 12:12pm - #424947 
Originally Posted by renfield90
Originally Posted by bajoconstruction
Originally Posted by KickScrew
Because your going to turbo your car, get e-manage.

If you've decided not to turbo, go with power FC
thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup
That's the thing...I'm not going to turbo it for a while now, at least 6 months. So should I try Power FC? Is it reliable? I have a 2003 Celica GT automatic.

Thanks for the help guys smile


The PowerFC, because it is a full ECU replacement, will not work with an automatic, because it doesn't contain the routines for shifting through your gears. The Greddy Emanage will work, however, because it is an add-on to your current ECU.

I've heard a rumor that someone developed a PowerFC for automatics, but no one I know of has bought it yet...just go with the Emanage. thumbsup

EDIT: the Emanage does work with DBW, for the same reason it works with automatics.
Hmmm so if I'm gonna do it, I need to go with the Greddy Emanage then? I hate messing with the computer of the car...what all does it do?

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Mar 25, 6:05pm - #424948 
Originally Posted by GTS02
Whats the gain like with the Apexi and the Greddy?


Dont know if anyone else replied to this but the gains for the Apex is like 10hp I think. Someone has an article around here somewhere about it with dyno and everything.


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