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Old 04-11-2004, 07:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Superchips dyno test coming up

I've ordered the Superchips micro-tuner for my '03 Z06. They claim up to 37hp gain. Since I own a dyno shop: Performance Dyno
We're going to test it out next week and I'll post the results. They have a 30-day money back guarantee, so I figure I have nothing to lose. My car has a K&N filter and nothing more. I will also be setting up a Corvette Dyno day in the near future for any New England owners.
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We will all being awaiting the Dyno results. 37 Horsepower gain is overly optimistic IMO. It's more likely that you will see a 3 to 7 RWHP gain not a 37 RWHP gain.
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Old 04-11-2004, 07:55 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Yes, please do let us know how you make out. 37 hp does sound like a pipe dream, but if it's true, I will be sure to get one.

How much was it?
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Old 04-11-2004, 07:57 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks for saying you'll post your results. This is the type of info that saves lots of people from wasting money or investing money into the best bag for a buck.

We appreciate your time/efforts here to educate and prove fact from fiction.

Awaiting results.

thanks
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Any results yet?
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Any results yet?
I'm interested in how it went also.
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Old 04-21-2004, 12:48 PM   #8 (permalink)
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We did the pulls on Sat. and the results weren't that good. I'm giving Superchips a chance to redeem themselves. They want to see the dyno sheet comparisons themselves and the VIN of my car to see if there's a programming issue. I will get a response back tomorrow and then post the dyno sheets.
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Old 04-21-2004, 12:53 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Did you let your computer learn? It usually takes about 50 miles of driving or a couple w/o throttle runs down the track.

My Hypertech tune took 2 runs through the 1/4 and dropped my down a couple tenths+. Stock w/160 t-stat of course.

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Is the Superchips micro-tuner like the Diablo Predator?
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Old 04-21-2004, 01:47 PM   #11 (permalink)
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check whether its just leaning out the motor.. it might be leaning it out..
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check whether its just leaning out the motor.. it might be leaning it out..
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Honestly, I used Superchips with my Mustang...and the results weren't good at all...especially since I had a blower on top a cast 4.6L bottomend. Thanks to their brilliance in setting my shiftpoints (swapped gears and tq convertor same time) I not only lost one trans, but also a motor when my car spun up too high on numerous occassions. Perhaps, partly my fault for driving it with an incorrect tune, but they had more than three attempts (none of which had good shiftpoints). First was too rich (bottoming dyno a/f meter rich), second was too lean (not going there), and the third was just getting right...but with their bureaucracy they've got running over there, it was nearly 8 months later before I got the third chip, and the shiftpoints were still incorrect (which were supposed to be addressed in the very first, and in at least the second).

Good luck, but I wouldn't put much faith into them. I guess it's pretty hard to "guess" a tune across country anyways, but to the degree they conservatively tuned my car, and with all the :BS: they put me through trying to get the right tune (saying there's was perfect, and there was something wrong with FLP's dyno)....I'm just not going to say anymore.

Hope your luck is better than mine, and just keep that 30-day return policy in mind when it's nearing 30-days and you have yet to see your second chip.
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I know the chip "game". I installed it, drove 150 miles including 5 passes at the track, in which I did the usual e.t. We did run an air fuel sample and it ran richer during the Superchips run. My best pass with the chip was 12.7, I just did a 12.6 tonight with the stock program. I will probably return it. When I called Superchips they said they tested an 02 Z06 for their chip setup and it only pulled 343hp at the wheels stock. After they dialed in their chip the car pulled 278 hp. I don't know how they did it as there were absulutely no gains anywhere in my power band.
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343rwhp to 278rwhp with chip. That sound about right for a Superchips.
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