it's great because you can go through different gear ratios (go back to stock) and go through different tire sizes and all you have to do is reprogram it. a custom burned expensive chip is a one time thing that should be installed once the car is finished or at least at the end of a new setup. For most of the cars here, it's the best option IMO. 85$ vs. 250-350$, hmm, let me think. Near stock cars don't gain much from a chip anyways.
you go online and plug in rear end gear ratio, tire size/before after, and it gives you a binary reading... 100010110. you flip some small switches and reattach the battery and you're good to go. yes, only 5 spds.
like I said. Beat that. While people in manuals moan about the traffic, and the stop and go. I'm eatting a roast beef sandwich and cleaning out the pipes. Then I'm making guys like you jealous. And the only thing I'm compensating for is being oversexed. I need to cut back a bit. It's starting to lose it's entertainment.
I will disagree with this statement. In theory a manual will get better gas mileage, but in real world most people dont shift economicially they power shift especially people with mustangs and other sportier cars