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Old 03-19-2012, 01:35 PM
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Performance Chip Tuning is claiming they can add 6 mpg and up to 60 hp by simply plugging in an OBD II module that's programmed for your year/make/model car. Does anyone know if there's any truth to this? The module goes for $290 but it's on sale for $200. Just curious.

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Old 03-19-2012, 01:56 PM
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don’t waste your money on that garbage. It doesn’t work like that for hondas.

I don't know your year or trim accord so I can't give you any suggestions on parts that will ACTUALLY gain you some power

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Old 03-19-2012, 04:35 PM
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Wont do anything, except maybe decrease those. Its very hard to make more power, and get better gas mileage. Especially something like 60 more hp and still gain mpg.

Most of the chips are really only good on turbocharged cars.
Old 03-19-2012, 08:27 PM
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2012 Accord Coupe, V6, manual trans.
Old 12-20-2012, 07:53 AM
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Ref: 2009 Accord Coupe EX-L V-6 with 6MT. Along with my other intake and exhaust mods, I have installed Jet Products MAF/MAP high flow Mass Air Sensor and Jet V-Force Plus Performance Module, the latter of which is mainly a parameter readout, but does a mild form of programming. Both of these items result in 5+ HP and 3+ FPT. Shortly I will be having Jet do a re-flash on my ECU which will produce another 12+ HP and 14+ FPT (these are Jet's dyno figures for this application), as well as optimizing all the other intake and exhaust mods I have done for even more HP and FPT. I have made a recent post on the after market intake and exhaust thread for some of those other mods I have done. I will advise when I have accomplished the re-flash.
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Most of these plug and plays are nothing but a rev limiter. It plugs into the OBD2 port so it works with your current ecu, but stays within the boundaries of the safety. these " chips " may add 1-3hp? tops to a stock engine, and thats only if you tend to drive it harder then what a casual or granny driver drives like. the downside for most of them though is that if it tells the ecu to add more gas or more air to the mixture for better " performance ", it will shortly be corrected in a day or a week by the o2 sensors -.-

if u had a automatic, you would probably enjoy a plug and play because it would shift at higher rpms and would be smoother. but you will see " little to no " difference, unless your car is turboed or has serious mods to it.

* ur better off staying away from plug and plays or piggy backs to the ecu, and getting a performance hondata or ecu. then get it tuned by a import tunner shop thats local.
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