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I know there is alot of controversy out there about these chips. Some negative have said that they are junk......... but you do have to remember that it takes 100-200 miles for the car to get " used " to the chip. So what do you all think ?? I have a GF Chip on it right now piggybacked to the mas and have had great results,,,,,,,,, it even states in their installation manual that you should " see " improvement in the first hundred miles........which is true. To be honest i like the little sucker, 3-4 mileage increase, quicker throttle response, but am really considering the Jet chip. Any thoughts or opinions ? One more question the ECU cover and module does not look that hard to disassemble, i know its a little cramped in their, but work is work. I saw alot of opinions on the jet chip reviews that it was a difficult install...........is it ? It does'nt look to bad to me. Anyway enough said from me ! Could i please get some replies and info on this matter ? Thanks alot guys ! ! ! !

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Throw it away. Overpriced resistor garbage.

You'll need to drop 400-500 for a tune to be done on your 2002.

You are just ruining the car with that thing.

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Throw it away. Overpriced resistor garbage.

You'll need to drop 400-500 for a tune to be done on your 2002.

You are just ruining the car with that thing.

Yeah. For future reference:

TSOC = Taurus' Screwed On Chips

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Spend the money on giving her a tune up, that will gain some lost HP. New plugs,wires,coil pack, air filter, fuel filter, pcv valve, run decent oil and you are set.

rockauto has AC Delco plug wires for 15 bucks a set, and plugs are 3.50 or so each, just order it all off there and you will be set.

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chips are trash. plain and simple. spending $200 on something i can just go down to my work bench to recreate for $0.50. no.

SCT Tuner is way to go as that does not trick the ECU into thinking its going more or less of something. it re-flashes the ECU changing the timing and fuel curves.

Another way is a piggyback witch trick the ECU into giving the car more or less fuel. also most will also allow you to control timing and injectors cycles.

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I asked a question in a previous thread, Is a Jet Chip worth the purchase ? Everyone said stay away !! Now i am looking at SCT Tuners ,,,, should i stay away from those also ????

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I asked a question in a previous thread, Is a Jet Chip worth the purchase ? Everyone said stay away !! Now i am looking at SCT Tuners ,,,, should i stay away from those also ????

SCT is well wroth the money unlike that jet chip. with SCT you can get custom tunes

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SCT is an actual chip, unlike the JetChip, which is a resistor.

Jetchip=Stuff a guy on ebay bought at RadioShack

SCT=Something that is custom made and is an actual chip

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I sense a degree of attitude and snark coming from your post. rolleyes.gif Here's how this works; we will give advice that is based on actual experience with the Taurus/Sable platform, and you can then choose to ignore it at your leisure. But don't expect sympathy when something on your car gets ****** up as a result of not listening.

SCT sells a handheld device that looks like an OBD-II code scanner. It will upload a custom engine tune to your PCM in place of the stock tune, and also allows some degree of adjustment on the handheld itself. SCT tuners are made specifically for Ford, GM, Chrysler, etc. and if you go through a decent programmer for your custom tune, such as Blue Oval Chips in Indiana or Ford Performance Specialists in Georgia, it will make a huge improvement to the car's performance and drivetrain service life. Shift program changes will actually help extend the life of your AX4_ transaxle.

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Seconded on the SCT. SCT reprograms your PCM to allow for advance or retarded spark timing, useful if you do custom work, change the shift points, change the rev limiter, add or remove features (Example: Putting a manual transmission in your 2004 Ford Taurus. That way your PCM doesn't throw 23948234 error codes for not seeing AX4N when it powers up.

Useful for also adjusting fuel/air mixture, and all sorts of s**t. If you do custom work to your engine, it's a pretty good idea to have one. Ford does a decent job factory tuning the car, but that's how your car rolled out of the factory, not after you perform your mods.

When and if I do custom work to my Thunderbird, you bet your ass Imma invest in one for my T-Bird.

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There's no degree of attitude and snark here dude. It was a simple question that i could not find my thread that i posted. I had remembered someone talking about SCT Tuners, they said they were good tuners. Sounds to me like you were a little offended. Are you a ASE Ford Certified Mechanic ?

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There's no degree of attitude and snark here dude. It was a simple question that i could not find my thread that i posted. I had remembered someone talking about SCT Tuners, they said they were good tuners. Sounds to me like you were a little offended. Are you a ASE Ford Certified Mechanic ?

SCT is definitely the way to go for a good tune to do be done to the car. Turn off the EGR, firm up shifts, up line pressure, make the car not run rich at WOT, etc.

Are you a mechanic out of curiosity?

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I sense a degree of attitude and snark coming from your post. rolleyes.gif Here's how this works; we will give advice that is based on actual experience with the Taurus/Sable platform, and you can then choose to ignore it at your leisure. But don't expect sympathy when something on your car gets ****** up as a result of not listening.

SCT sells a handheld device that looks like an OBD-II code scanner. It will upload a custom engine tune to your PCM in place of the stock tune, and also allows some degree of adjustment on the handheld itself. SCT tuners are made specifically for Ford, GM, Chrysler, etc. and if you go through a decent programmer for your custom tune, such as Blue Oval Chips in Indiana or Ford Performance Specialists in Georgia, it will make a huge improvement to the car's performance and drivetrain service life. Shift program changes will actually help extend the life of your AX4_ transaxle.

SCT also sells chips that can be custom burned; however, I would highly recommend the handheld unit Brian is describing. Re-burns really suck because you have to remove the chip, mail it in, etc...

I had a handheld tuner for my Thunderbird, and as Brian, Kevin, and maybe a couple of others on here can attest, it was a very fun ride.

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Was a Helicopter Mechanic in the Army for 11 years, but auto mechanic not so much, i change oil , alternators, starters, jus minor stuff. Why do you ask ? Ordering a SCT Flash Tuner tmrw from Blue Oval Chips, they can program it their shop and send to me via usps.

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Was a Helicopter Mechanic in the Army for 11 years, but auto mechanic not so much, i change oil , alternators, starters, jus minor stuff. Why do you ask ? Ordering a SCT Flash Tuner tmrw from Blue Oval Chips, they can program it their shop and send to me via usps.

Torrie @ Fast Parts Network and Doug at Ford Performance Specialists have done the tunes for a number of Taurus guys, not sure about BO Chips.

Just curiosity that was all.

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