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Old 12-01-2013, 09:57 PM   #1
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Performance/Fuel Economy Chips?

Hey guys, I'm pretty new around here and I'd like some advice.
I just recently got my first car (however, I have done some work with cars before), and decided "Go big or go home" and got a 95' V6 Mustang. Now, besides a few little things that needed replacing it's been running just like it should for me and I love the vehicle. That being said, the 95 V6's aren't exactly known for either their power or fuel efficiency. So, does anyone know of any ECU's that they've been using that work well? It can either be a performance or a fuel economy chip; If I'm going to make it one thing, may as well stick with it. Anyway, thanks guys!
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Tune it! Find a local performance shop and have then dyno tune it.
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Tune it! Find a local performance shop and have then dyno tune it.
Or get a tuner from Bama or Ortiz Performance
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A tuner or chip will give you 3 tunes 1 for good gas mileage(street tune), performance increase (race tune), and higher r.p.m. power (performance tune)
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Hey guys, I'm pretty new around here and I'd like some advice.
I just recently got my first car (however, I have done some work with cars before), and decided "Go big or go home" and got a 95' V6 Mustang. Now, besides a few little things that needed replacing it's been running just like it should for me and I love the vehicle. That being said, the 95 V6's aren't exactly known for either their power or fuel efficiency. So, does anyone know of any ECU's that they've been using that work well? It can either be a performance or a fuel economy chip; If I'm going to make it one thing, may as well stick with it. Anyway, thanks guys!
Don't expect more than a 1 mpg increase with a tune, regardless of who does it.
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Don't expect more than a 1 mpg increase with a tune, regardless of who does it.
I've actually heard some people get like 3-4 mpg, maybe 1 if you drive it hard
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I've actually heard some people get like 3-4 mpg, maybe 1 if you drive it hard
Possibly on a new car. No possible way on a single port 3.8.
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Tune it! Find a local performance shop and have then dyno tune it.
I had no idea that shops did that, honestly. Just any common auto shop, or any shops in particular..?
And I know that the gain from tuning won't be huge, but something to give the car a little more edge/mileage would be nice. Thanks guys!
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I had no idea that shops did that, honestly. Just any common auto shop, or any shops in particular..? And I know that the gain from tuning won't be huge, but something to give the car a little more edge/mileage would be nice. Thanks guys!
Dyno tuning is much more expensive. Get a handheld and find a company that writes tunes. I would recommend Ortiz performance. All you have to do is buy a tuner and the service he can squeeze the performance out of your car and he has great customer service
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I don't remember if 95 was obdI or obdII. If it's obdI it will be more difficult to find a chip.
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I don't remember if 95 was obdI or obdII. If it's obdI it will be more difficult to find a chip.
I believe that 96 was when it switched ti OBD2, could be wrong though.
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Oh yeah. Forgot about that. Yes is is OBDI 96 what's when they started OBDII so basically the 97 model year
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No all V6 cars are OBD2
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No all V6 cars are OBD2
Really? Starting when? 94 when the sn platform came out?
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Yup, my 94 6 was odb2. 94-95 GTs were odb1.
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Odb 2 was being phased in with all manufacturers in 94. I don't believe you will find hardly anything 96 and later that did not come with odb2 from the factory.
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Yup, my 94 6 was odb2. 94-95 GTs were odb1.
94-95 gt's were hybrids. They had the OBD2 DLC with an OBD1 style computer. Some call it OBD1.5
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Wow, you learn something new everyday. By law everything after the 96 model year had to have OBDII computers in America, that's for sure though
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