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Old 02-16-2007, 11:09 PM   #1
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Powerchip

Did anyone here get the powerchip for their car? Anyone in SoCal? Is it even legal here in California?

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Old 02-16-2007, 11:38 PM   #2
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Is anything legal in CA?
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Old 02-16-2007, 11:53 PM   #3
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Chip Appointment Tomorrow

I actually have an appointment tomorrow at 10:00 am, will follow with a post on the entire process.
Have a good drive back after the programming is complete to Rancho Cucamonga.
Looking forward to see how the change feels.
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Old 02-17-2007, 08:43 AM   #4
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I actually have an appointment tomorrow at 10:00 am, will follow with a post on the entire process.
Have a good drive back after the programming is complete to Rancho Cucamonga.
Looking forward to see how the change feels.
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So it is legal here in California. I don't understand why their site says that it's not legal for vehicles being used for the highway then.

Anyway, will be looking forward to your write-up after the installation. Thanks!
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I actually have an appointment tomorrow at 10:00 am, will follow with a post on the entire process.
Have a good drive back after the programming is complete to Rancho Cucamonga.
Looking forward to see how the change feels.
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By the way, I'm assuming you're getting the powerchip 91 gold because highest ocatane gas we can get here in SoCal is 91?
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Smile flash went well.

jmabasa the chip/ecu flash went well.

They did the the 91 gold as you mentioned...

Is it legal??? Next project is now the Fabspeed Headers.

I did post the entire process on performance talk.

The best improvement oveall is the shft points they have much more bite with a little more sound....
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jmabasa the chip/ecu flash went well.

They did the the 91 gold as you mentioned...

Is it legal??? Next project is now the Fabspeed Headers.

I did post the entire process on performance talk.

The best improvement oveall is the shft points they have much more bite with a little more sound....
Hey Cali1! Great to hear that the flash went well. So, since you did it, it is legal then. Like I said, their site says that it's still not legal in California for vehicles used in highways.

So, how was it? Did you feel the difference? I'm still debating if I should get it since I have a tiptronic. What do you think? And, I don't plan to change my intake or exhaust. So do you think it would be worth it for me?
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Is it legal, not sure at all...?
I will see what happens when it goes for a smog check.
Do I feel it, sure do more than ever during shift points, much easier to rev up and don't feel the engine strain.
Call them and see what Matt or Travis would recommend. When I spoke with Matt at the location he gave me a good description of what the difference should be, he did not overstate or make it seem that once done it would be turbo fast or anything like that.
My opinion for the money it's worth it...
This forum has given me many ideas of small and large mods to think about.
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Old 02-17-2007, 11:24 PM   #9
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The Boxster is not a vehicle that responds very well to ecu tuning.


If you want good results, you will need to remove air restrictions and then use the ecu tuning to take advantage of those.



That's what many here have said and my own friends who are car experts.
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Old 02-18-2007, 01:23 AM   #10
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Is it legal, not sure at all...?
I will see what happens when it goes for a smog check.
Do I feel it, sure do more than ever during shift points, much easier to rev up and don't feel the engine strain.
Call them and see what Matt or Travis would recommend. When I spoke with Matt at the location he gave me a good description of what the difference should be, he did not overstate or make it seem that once done it would be turbo fast or anything like that.
My opinion for the money it's worth it...
This forum has given me many ideas of small and large mods to think about.
Thanks Cali1! Will call them first thing monday.
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Old 02-18-2007, 05:29 PM   #11
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What's the difference between Powerchip and GIAC ?

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Old 02-19-2007, 09:35 PM   #12
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NickCats not exactly sure but here is what some of my research has mentioned.
I think they all re-map F/A mixture, rev points, limiters and also help maximize the gains that can be achieved with other modís being utilized. Form other forums including this one it seems that GIAC is also popular.
Many to choose to from so good luck....
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Old 02-22-2007, 12:44 PM   #13
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How is this chip different from the Jet Performance Chip. They do the exact same thing. Re-map everything. Jet is allot cheaper.
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Thanks for the info, CALI...


Here is what I can gather :

GIAC

Claim 10-15 hp gain ( 1997 - 1999 Boxster 2.5 )

For optimum power gains the software must be coupled with an Evolution Motorsports cold air intake.

$795 ( Imagine Auto )

Powerchip

Claim 14-18 hp gain ( 1997 - 1999 Boxster 2.5 )

$690

Jet Performance Chip

Only Available for 2000 MY

No mention of HP gains on web site for Boxster

$400


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Thanks for the info, CALI...


Here is what I can gather :


Jet Performance Chip

Only Available for 2000 MY

No mention of HP gains on web site for Boxster

$400


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Not what i found.

HP & Torque For JET Custom Computer Upgrade Kit:
18-21 HP

Sale price: $275.00
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Old 02-22-2007, 06:33 PM   #16
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Where are you getting your info ?

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what site is 275.. and my other question is it something i could take out the ecu and send it to them ad re install it myself?
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Old 02-23-2007, 09:57 AM   #18
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Where are you getting your info ?

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Nick
I sent them an e-mailyesterday and this is what they said. Hp and Tq is almost the same.

Question: Does jet performance offer any ECU tuning for the Porsche Boxster 986 year
models 97-2004? My fellow Bosxter owners are very interested.

ECU 65002:
We do have an ECU upgrade available for your application. Since your ECU
does not have an easily replaceable chip we do require that the ECU be sent
to us for programming. Our ECU upgrade kit contains everything needed to
pack and ship the ECU to us and includes complete instructions, ECU location
chart and our programming specification sheet that you fill out so we know
what upgrades have been done to the vehicle. Next day air return shipping is
also included in the price. The part # to fit your vehicle is 65002, which
retails for $399.00. The kit is available through JET directly or through
any of our dealers.
Once we receive your ECU it will be programmed according to the vehicle
specification sheet to optimize the fuel and timing curves for your specific
modifications. For best results the ECU upgrade should be done after you
complete all of your other upgrades so we can program specifically for them.
We also recommend using at least 89 octane fuel due to the modified ignition
advance. Horsepower gains will vary depending on how the vehicle is
modified, but average gains are 12-15 horsepower to the drive wheels. If you
have any questions you can reach our tech department toll free at
800-535-1161. Our hours are M-F, 8-5 PST.
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Where are you getting your info ?

Thanks,

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I sent them an e-mail yesterday and this is what they said. Hp and Tq is almost the same.

Question: Does jet performance offer any ECU tuning for the Porsche Boxster 986 year
models 97-2004? My fellow Bosxter owners are very interested.

ECU 65002:
We do have an ECU upgrade available for your application. Since your ECU
does not have an easily replaceable chip we do require that the ECU be sent
to us for programming. Our ECU upgrade kit contains everything needed to
pack and ship the ECU to us and includes complete instructions, ECU location
chart and our programming specification sheet that you fill out so we know
what upgrades have been done to the vehicle. Next day air return shipping is
also included in the price. The part # to fit your vehicle is 65002, which
retails for $399.00. (Found it on sale here for only $275!, http://www.performancecenter.com/product/Chips+%26+Programmers/Factory+ECU+Upgrades/0/3/0/Porsche/2001/Boxster)
The kit is available through JET directly or through
any of our dealers.
Once we receive your ECU it will be programmed according to the vehicle
specification sheet to optimize the fuel and timing curves for your specific
modifications. For best results the ECU upgrade should be done after you
complete all of your other upgrades so we can program specifically for them.
We also recommend using at least 89 octane fuel due to the modified ignition
advance. Horsepower gains will vary depending on how the vehicle is
modified, but average gains are 12-15 horsepower to the drive wheels. If you
have any questions you can reach our tech department toll free at
800-535-1161. Our hours are M-F, 8-5 PST.

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