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The X3 performance chip is a revolutionary fully adjustable, programmed performance control unit. It is simply the best performance chip available on the market. Our unique X3 chip will increase power by up to 20% or 50 horsepower.


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This is their advertisement... Has anyone used them. Is this a bad idea and will only do damage to my engine?

Thanks for any feedback,

Wes
 

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No one has been able to crack the Lexus ECU. Many have tried and all have failed. This has to be a gimmick. Your on a ISF web site and no one here has heard of this. Must mean something.

Oh, and my I suggest that you investigate PPE headers? I know you have said you want Sikkys, but please investigate PPEs before you make your final choice.

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You really wouldn't want anything they sell touching your car.

There isn't any secret to these, they attempt to lean out the engine and maybe advance the timing. A great addition for any pickup truck covered in nascar stickers, but a terrible idea on the ISF.

The website is fun, selling a dangerous array of DIY instant gratification.
http://www.engineperformancechip.com/lexus-performance-chip-lexus-is2008-c-22_435
 

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Thank you for your comments. I will stay clear of this product. I was also online looking for an Engine Management System, but from your suggestions and what I have read, there is not one available.

Thanks again,

Wes

I will also check into PPE headers.
 

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No one has been able to crack the Lexus ECU. Many have tried and all have failed. This has to be a gimmick. Your on a ISF web site and no one here has heard of this. Must mean something.

Oh, and my I suggest that you investigate PPE headers? I know you have said you want Sikkys, but please investigate PPEs before you make your final choice.

Lou
Lou, the ppe website lists a 1300F polished ceramic coating and a 1600F black ceramic coating for the headers. Is the difference just cosmetic? Thanks - Paul
 

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^^^^No. Look Here:

http://www.jet-hot.com/headercoatings.html

The Sterling is the standard ceramic coating used by PPE and IMHO looks and works just fine. The black coating is supposed to protect the underhood area from heat better, but for a street driven car, the Sterling works great.

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^^^^No. Look Here:

http://www.jet-hot.com/headercoatings.html

The Sterling is the standard ceramic coating used by PPE and IMHO looks and works just fine. The black coating is supposed to protect the underhood area from heat better, but for a street driven car, the Sterling works great.

Lou
OK, thanks! Think they'll offer a discount if I tell 'em you sent me?;)
 
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