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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-06-2008, 12:54 PM Thread Starter
 
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95 impala ss

does anybody or has anybody used 1 of those cheap module chips for lt1 .i have a 95 ss and looking to upgrade a little horse, is it worth it . i found some on ebay. check it out.http://search.ebay.com/search/search...hip&category0=
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-06-2008, 08:12 PM
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The cheaper chip upgrades (cheap being a relative term) allow you to modify a stock motor to run a more aggressive set-up for more power. [B]BUT[B/] if you install a cam or run bigger heads, or even bolt on headers with free flowing exhaust, it doesn't know what to do with the input information it receives because it is off the "cheap" chip upgrades map. You get what you pay for. If you are staying stock and anticipate no changes then they will work for you. If you are unhappy with the out put of your LT1 and dream of LT-4 power on nitrous, then the cheap chip will not cut it. You need a lap top with software to reprogram the chip at will.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-15-2008, 05:28 PM
 
 
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Hi all, new here. Just joined today after seeing the link from the Chevelle forums. Looking forward to checking this place out.

As for the hand held programmers. Most of the guys I know hate them. I never used them and went straight to a custom tune from pcmforless.com. There are plenty of folks out there, including Ed Wright, that tune LTx cars and can do just about anything you want.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-16-2008, 06:10 PM
 
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I wouldn't bother with those modules, all they do is trick your sensors to dumping in more fuel. You'll run rich and possibly foul your plugs and clog your cats.

There's not really a "cheap" way to build reliable power, but some bolt on mods (like headers - I've heard the factory exhaust is pretty restrictive, headers may be a good place to start) should be able to get a little more life out of the LT1.

A good web site for the 94-96 Impala SS (if you're looking for another source of info) is http://www.impalassforum.com.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-10-2008, 09:24 PM
 
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Is a 95 4 door really considered

a Classic muscle car?

Reminds me of what my mom drove. JMO
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-07-2010, 01:42 AM
 
 
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Is a 95 4 door really considered a Classic muscle car?

Reminds me of what my mom drove. JMO

Then your last name is either Foyt, Petty or Earnhardt. };^)>

How's this for one possible test of 'how to define a classic muscle car'; Sneed and Hagarty will already insure them.

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