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This is a discussion on DIY Chipping within the Engine Performance forums, part of the Tutorials & DIY category; I am looking to install a chip myself to improve gas mileage & torque a bit for my 2013 wrx. ...

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    DIY Chipping

    I am looking to install a chip myself to improve gas mileage & torque a bit for my 2013 wrx. Something cheap though, does this thing below would work or somebody has something better to propose? Thanks again

    Performance Turbo Boost Volt Engine Power Chip Stabilizer for Subaru | eBay

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    do NOT buy that.

    if you want to improve power/torque/etc you need a proper tune, whether it be via an accessport or an opensource tune.

    "cheap" and subaru do not play well together.

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    Save your money get a custom tune, an access port, or tactrix cable then E-Tune



    tss tss did someone say Chip???
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    Sorry, these are not VWs... there's no such thing as "chipping" a subie...

    What you want is an opensource or cobb off the shelf tune (OTS).

    If you want better mileage, get your MAF properly scaled in closed and open loop, then remove your roof rack, keep your windows up, and use cruise control.

    I can get 28MPG highway on my 2011 wrx with a slightly modified cobb stage 1 map (smoothed out some timing cells), all stock intake/exhaust, with cruise control set at 2600rpm in 5th gear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AcquaCow View Post
    ..and use cruise control.


    For what it's worth, I get better fuel economy not using cruise control.

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    @cflip2x, can you point me to instructions And hardware needed so I can learn about this more?

    Thanks everyone for not letting me buy those phony eBay chips!


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    background: When a racer or street racer wants to improve their vehicles performance in a race, they generally shut off all electronic components in their vehicle including headlights, radio, fans etc. This is done to maximize all the available voltage that is essential for engine components and the drivetrain.

    Problem: A vehicles alternator produces varying voltage at different RPMs, while at the same time is under pressure to give proper voltage to other devices such as radio's, headlights, electronics in the vehicle. These electronics can produce noise in the system and cause voltage drops that can hurt performance. Your spark plugs use high voltage to ignite gas in the engine block, without proper voltage delivery to these spark plugs a loss of horsepower is imminent.

    Solution: The RAIZIN Voltage Stabilizer. Maintains consistent voltage and improves both your electrical system and engine load. Using high tech capacitors and voltage regulating circuit, this device makes sure your vehicles voltage remains stable when voltage drops, noise and fluctuations occur becomes of engine RPM and running accessories such as radio, headlights, climate control etc..
    Sweet! Now you can street race with your sterio bumpin!

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    Thanks everyone. Found a tuner in my area, gonna go with boost controller.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SimPar View Post
    Thanks everyone. Found a tuner in my area, gonna go with boost controller.

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    What? No!!!!! You still aren't getting it! Your boost is fine, it's the engine management you want to tune. I'm assuming here you're getting a manual boost controller, which essentially eliminates the the factory boost control system. Read here: WTF Tuning Part 2: The Turbocharger 101 & Basic Boost Control
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    No need for a different boost controller.

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