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Aloha dudes and duddettes,

I just got this in today:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayI ... AMEWN%3AIT

has anyone used them or installed one in? They mailed my a "resistor" which is like a hair piece and I would have to connect it to my IAT sensor or something like that. The instructions that came with it is so vague and the pix is some what messed up.

Please anyone help me!

Mahalo,
Scotty
 

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Yawn...

You bought something which is essentially useless. It tricks your computer into thinking your engine is ingesting more air (which it isn't). The computer responds by squirting more fuel. This is supposed to supercharge your engine into making obscene amounts of horsepower.

Trouble is, more fuel + same airflow = no more power. If anything, you could lose power due to running rich, though I don't think your factory setup will let you run too rich to be noticeable.

If adding a resistor to your car to make an additional 20 horsepower were possible, ask yourself why the car didn't come from the factory that way.

You can plunk down $400 for a good intake, header, exhaust setup and still not quite make 20 extra ponies. So a $6.99 chip (way overpriced I might add) is certainly not going to do it.

Sorry to see that you lost your money to one of the most widely prevalent scams on Ebay. Did you check the seller's reputation rating to see how many unsatisfied buyers there were?
 

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Yeah, just run a search. This has come up a million times. They call it a chip when really it's just a freaking resistor. The profit margin on that is like 2500%. You got ripped off completely.

It "tricks" the ECU into thinking that the air is colder than it actually is, so it runs very rich.

Running rich makes you LOSE power. A leaner mix produces more power, but lean mixes also have higher cylinder temps.

Zeemax said:
If adding a resistor to your car to make an additional 20 horsepower were possible, ask yourself why the car didn't come from the factory that way.
Even if it did, the escort is an economy car, not a performance car. That's why.

The only thing actually worth doing on the escort is either valve head work and stroking the engine and losing weight, or just slapping on a turbocharger like everybody else is doing.

My old GT had an intake/exhaust and it still sucked ass.
 

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Zeemax said:
...Did you check the seller's reputation rating to see how many unsatisfied buyers there were?
surprisingly total positive feedback came out at 98.4%. not too shabby.
but word to the wise: if it's something ebay, it's best if you send it thru the forum to see what everyone else knows what you're really buying.

but oh well, you're now $6.00 poorer.
 

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DeathSlinger00 said:
surprisingly total positive feedback came out at 98.4%. not too shabby.
Well you can't get mad at the seller if they give you the advertised product in a timely manner. The only people who give negative feedback are people who are pissed off and can't put their ego down and realize that they're stupid.
 

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I would leave negative feedback for calling a resistor a "chip". I would condsier it fradulent, and complain to eBay I would not install this resistor.
I agree 100%. Chip and Resister are total two different thing's.

It would be like actioning a "gold nugget" and sending a "rock".
 

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If you read carefully, they don't say that thing is a chip, they just named speedchip :p

THIS IS A RESISTOR specific for the car listed above only!!!
And also:
YOU WILL ALSO GET LIFE-TIME Guarantee, IF YOUR RESISTOR BURNS OUT, WE WILL REPLACE IT FOR FREE!!
And:
This is a resistor with directions that will show you how to modify your AIR/Fuel ratio and slightly change your engine timing to run stronger and with increased power.
So, if the resistor don't modify that, just leave a negatif feedback :p
 
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