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Old 04-07-2007
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Is this a hoax?

this can't be right, its a ripoff right?
ebay ripoff?

or this one:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/20HP-...04966658QQrdZ1
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definately fake.
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Uberfake!!!!
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it works as a resistor (i think) and it tells the ecu to dump more fuel...Most people think more fuel means more power, but alot of other factors play into that, such as air, spark and timin...so no it does not work, all its going to do is make u run richer then stock rangers already run

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Everything in those ads is absolutely true! Except the horsepower gain. And the torque gain. Oh, and the 100% satisfaction guarantee.
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yeah thats a scam
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nice looking ranger they've got pictured there, though...
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and if you have a totally blown transmission you can dump a can of trans medic into it and it will completely rebuild itself too...
now about that bridge i have for sale

Yes Virginia it is fake
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it will work to a point but for one it WILL NOT give you 36 more hp not even 20..
the reason it works is one of two reasons.. ya it increases the amount of fuel (which if its to rich the o2 sensor will cut back the fuel anyway) and two because on older vehicles the ecu will advance the ignition timing with a colder intake air charge BUT if it pings then the ecu will once again compensate..

so basically the ecu is still in charge no matter what..

and you can make one of theses yourself go by a variable resistor (one with a **** on it so you can adjust the resistance) and wire it in the signal wire to the ecu from the IAT sensor and if you have a scanner adjust the resistance the in intake air temp so its cool all the time, probably around 40-60 degres.


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anything that says you get 36 hp for 8 bucks or anything around that is a scam. The only way to get more horsepower is to put money into it.
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..but the sad part is.....people buy this sh*t!!!!
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It is just like that crap with the Resistor that creates a feedback loop so some crap like that. Don't do that.
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At school, my group has a GTO that we are doing bolt on mods to. We did more or less the same thing except we put the IAT sensor in a bag of ice. It was good for 4 whp lol
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Lol
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It is a scam as everybody else has said.

He's got 110 pages of feedback. With a $.39 envelope, and paying probably $.25 to $.60 per resistor, plus a small auction cost, he is making decent money with overcharging for the resistor and shipping.
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The funny part is, NO WHERE in that auction does it actually describe what the "module" is.
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Just to clarify, those resistors tell the ECU that the air coming in from the intake is colder their for more dense than it actually is. As a result the ECU will up the amount of fuel being pushed in to keep the air/fuel ratio correct.

not saying you guys were wrong, just clarifying that this module doesn't directly force more fuel into the cylinders.

The very reason these work is what makes them so worthless though. because now your air to fuel ratio is off and you are getting a a fractional increase in HP but not running efficiently. if you want to adjust that ratio wisely, then you pretty much have to go with a tuner of some sort
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Is this a hoax??

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Is this a hoax??

They work at Sonic
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