Originally Posted by thestranger66
I was talking to a friend the other day who was telling me how he put in one of the 80 or so dollar chips into his gti to tune it. This immeadiatley got me thinking as to why all of the saab enthusiats on this site stick with such expensive brands...
Thanks alot, the stranger66
This has probably been said hundreds of times before but...
You get what you pay for. Those $80 "chips" usually do nothing more than trick the ecu into giving slightly more power by changing or altering some sensor signal. While many of those ebay chips are a scam, some might give more power but it is not safe reliable power. Some safe cheap gains can be had on a T-5 using a boost controller but only up to the fuel cutoff. If you want power without the risk of running lean and burning a hole in your piston its best to just get the ECU professionally re-mapped.