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SiKBOY
Heres a quote from their site....

Your Toyota Celica SX,ZR 2.2 uses an ECU which has an embedded processor. This means that your car does not use a chip that can be modified. The Powerchip we provide for your car is an additional computer which alters the ignition timing of the vehicle for more power. Installation takes about 1 hour and can be performed by a Powerchip Authorised Fitter. We have authorized fitters in most areas. Please enquire at the time of order for your nearest fitting station.

In standard form, the Celica SX,ZR 2.2 produces 100 kW and 196 Nm.

Powerchip has a range of chips to suit your car, which can increase it's power to between 109 kW and 114 kW, and it's torque to between 211 Nm and 221 Nm.

The price of the Powerchip for your car ranges from AUD $690 to AUD $890.



Whats everyones thought on this?
ghostdog
get an s-afc. get some dyno time. voila, you've got more power than some stupid chip. wink.gif
HyperDeathKill
s-afc also is more verstile, more blinging, and costs less.
SiKBOY
I havent heard of an SAFC getting 14 more kilowatts out of the 5SFE engine though. or increasing the power by 14%.
SXR
You could a GT4 turboed engine, purchased and fitted for about AU$5,000
Cause it would not be 4 wheel drive just hook it up to the two front wheels. Cutting the chassis to hook up the rear wheels isn't a good idea, hard too.
That will give you plenty of power.
Or buy another car with power to begin with, like a Supra Twin Turbo. biggrin.gif
97sccelica
QUOTE (SXR @ Jun 18, 2003 - 7:38 PM)
You could a GT4 turboed engine, purchased and fitted for about AU$5,000
Cause it would not be 4 wheel drive just hook it up to the two front wheels. Cutting the chassis to hook up the rear wheels isn't a good idea, hard too.
That will give you plenty of power.
Or buy another car with power to begin with, like a Supra Twin Turbo. biggrin.gif

good idea, but the chasis does not have to be cut, only the trunk pans have to be swapped from a gt4 into the celica that is being converted
KAMiX
the difference between $890 and $5000 is pretty large. Obviously the kw gain is large as well, but its a slight change of topic from a chip to a whole new engine biggrin.gif

I was thinking about it for a while.. and might still get one, I knew someone with a silvia who got a powerchip installed and was very happy with the fact that anyone getting into the car for the first time wouldn't have known it was there.
SiKBOY
If you get it keep us updated on how it goes. I wonder if you can use the SAFC on top of it just to tweek it a little because I dont think that its programmed for your particular car. I think that they program the chips just on stock cars without exhausts, airfilters etc.
CelicaSX
Hi guys,

Just to let you know all ECU can be programmed...The Chip companies would like you to believe that they can't.

If you think about it...every county Toyota exports cars to has different enviro-emission standards and different fuel quality...
So do you think Toyota is going to produce different chips or ECU boards for all the different types of export country standards and fuel types???

I hate to say this too loud, but they are mass produced Toyota's not hand built Lamborghini's...
Mass produced Asia cars means most efficient construction methods which means same electric with resetable levels.

I once bought a stolen-recovery vehicle from an insurance auciton in Australia. It apparently had a speacial USA built chip that let this car push factory 200kw.
When we repainted it & replaced the stolen wheels and interior we noticed they had also stolen the ECU and replaced it with an ECU from an older model family version car. (Plus the car we ahd was 5 speed manual & the replaced ECU was from an auto transmission model.)

So we thought we had to order this $900+ ECU & wait 6 weeks. In the meantime we took the car to a performance mechanic who told us we didn't need to order another ECU...He could Dyno then reprograme the old replaced one...so we thought worth a try.....well with all factory components he dynoed it to 209kw.

Cost - $270

When I asked why other people we spoke to couldn't do it...he said ' They only know how to replace the chips' He on the other hand has the equipment and knowledge to reprograme.



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