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    Default Genesis Performance Chip

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    I just came across an ebay merchant offering a performance chip for the 2009/2010 Genesis Sedan. It does not specify if it is for the the 3.8 or 4.6 engine.

    I plan on contacting this merchant and see what engine it is meant to be installed in. I'll post back with the reply.

    These are the benefits they are claiming:

    Up to 15 MPG - improved fuel efficiency

    50+ horsepower
    50+ FT/LB of torque
    Improved acceleration

    Smoother throttle response through RPMs
    Improved top end power
    Smoother shifting
    Better low end torque
    Improved towing capacity
    Smoother power throughout the powerband

    Extends the life of engine spark plugs
    Extends the life of engine oil
    Extends the life of engine belts
    Improved engine performance extends the time between costly engine tune-ups and check-ups.


    Has anybody tried this particular one? Here is the link: http://cgi.ebay.ca/2in1-PERFORMANCE-...item20ade37685
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    Default Re: Genesis Performance Chip

    It's not a chip, it's a diode (as you can see by the negative feedback). The way they usually work is to fool the air intake sensor so that the ECU thinks the fuel mix needs to be richer than it normally would be. Net result is a few more HP with worse emissions.

    As for the MPG claims, if manufacturers could do anything to make higher MPG *and* more HP at the same time without exceeding emissions targets for a few bucks, I'm pretty sure they would do it. That's because as soon as one company did it, every company would. Unless you subscribe to the conspiracy theory about the government, auto companies, and the oil industry. And even then, every company and government in the world would need to be in on it.

    So unless you want to risk voiding your warranty for the unlikely possibility of a miracle performance boost, I'd say steer clear.
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    Default Re: Genesis Performance Chip

    Thanks for the response Dataguy. I checked out the sellers feedback and found that he is not selling a performance chip as he claims in the the ad. There are a few people that he suckered into buying the gizmo he is selling that are really disappointed with it. Others plain warn you that it is a scam.

    As you suggest, I'll be staying real clear of this one. Thanks Again

    The point that sparked my interest was the increased fuel economy.. I guess my next mod will be a K & N filter.

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    Default Re: Genesis Performance Chip

    My service manager says no to the k/n filter,some cars have had a problem
    with the oil soaked filter.So I nixed it!

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    Default Re: Genesis Performance Chip

    Quote Originally Posted by imitiday View Post
    My service manager says no to the k/n filter,some cars have had a problem
    with the oil soaked filter.So I nixed it!
    Simply swapping to a K&N air filter is going to make little to no difference in the performace of your car. You would only feel it if the filter was totally clogged, otherwise the computer is totally controlling air flow. To make a meaningful change you would have to change the whole intake housing and filter, change the settings on the computer through the OBDII then add a cat back exhaust system to reduce back pressue. Even change the headers if you're so inclined. My point is....an engine is simply an air pump, you have to open up both intake and exhaust if you want more performance.
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    Default Re: Genesis Performance Chip

    Until someone can defeat the ECS, you can't enjoy any of that power. the nanny already hits the brakes in 1/2 gear under full throttle. and you are gov'd at the top end, So the perf mods, if they work. might give you some passing speed in 3rd gear.....
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    Default Re: Genesis Performance Chip

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    Quote Originally Posted by wallymn View Post
    Until someone can defeat the ECS, you can't enjoy any of that power...
    EXACTLY! The ONE thing I want is the ability to fully disable the ESC (which includes a traction control component). I don't need more power; I need a way to take full advantage of the power I already have.
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