eBay Performance chip??? - Lexus IS Forum
User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-25-2008, 04:21 PM Thread Starter
Follower
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Posts: 532
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
           
eBay Performance chip???

whail looking on eBay today i just typed in lexus is300 and was checking everything out when this caught my eye...

eBay Motors: REAL PERFORMANCE CHIP LEXUS IS 300 2001-2005 GAS SAVER (item 230233104112 end time Mar-28-08 02:15:00 PDT)

i decided to read through it and it sounds like it might work i also looked on the feedback of the seller and found 3 people who have this for a is300 and and few for the is350 in the feedback they say it works great they can tell a horsepower/torque gain with no problums. but im still kinda suspicious it seems too good to be true... has anyone ever used one of theese chips or heard anything about them? if not i might just buy it and try for there 30 day satisfaction guarantee and let everyone know how it works.

Bottles Are For Babies... Real Men Get Blown ;)
02' AR IS300//E-Shift//K&N//TRD//SRT 2.75 Comming SOON!
TRD*Nemesis is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-25-2008, 04:28 PM
Aficionado
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 800
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
           
I think those are simply just a resistor in a empty black box (to look fancy)... In actuality you can get the same resistor at radioshack for <$5...
I could be wrong though... just remember reading it somewhere
jroring is offline  
post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-25-2008, 04:29 PM
Aficionado
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: CA
Posts: 922
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
           
Yeah try it it's less than $30 anyway and if it doesnt work sell it back on Ebay for at least that to someone to buy the hype.
Redding01300 is offline  
 
post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-25-2008, 04:37 PM
Extremist
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Newcastle and Spokane, WA
Posts: 5,207
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
           
there are no ECU chips or reflashes for the IS300 short of a SAFC or E-manage ultimate. Same goes for the 2nd gen IS.

Have a question? Try the my.is FAQ or, if you can't find an answer there, search before posting your question (hopefully in the correct forum).

2002 IS300 5mt. MSM stock for now
Cobra Project:
FFR MKIII '65 Cobra Replicar - 427 cid V-8 (thats 7.0 liters) engine 525hp/520lb-ft torque at the flywheel (and this is in a 2200 pound car) Painted Lexus Spectra Blue Mica with GM Arctic White stripes -- now street legal
longnights is offline  
post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-25-2008, 05:02 PM
...
 
anfro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Tucson
Posts: 13,727
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
           
I think they have those for every car. I would be weary of any "chip" off of ebay. Send me thirty dollars instead. I will send you a "powered by lexus" sticker guarenteed to add 10 hp!
anfro is offline  
post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-25-2008, 05:10 PM
Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: toronto
Posts: 1,045
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
           
Quote:
Originally Posted by anfro View Post
I think they have those for every car. I would be weary of any "chip" off of ebay. Send me thirty dollars instead. I will send you a "powered by lexus" sticker guarenteed to add 10 hp!
i want to send u 10$ for such a good comment
marc_lexus_29 is offline  
post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-25-2008, 06:40 PM
Fiend
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Miami, FL
Posts: 324
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
           
Up to 100+ HP? If that's the case, there would be no need for turbos.

2002 Boosted AR "Red Destiny"

Self tuned with AEM F/IC.

295whp @ 11psi
Jemini is offline  
post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-25-2008, 06:56 PM
Aficionado
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: CA
Posts: 922
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
           
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jemini View Post
Up to 100+ HP? If that's the case, there would be no need for turbos.
But you still need the turbo sound simulator.
Redding01300 is offline  
post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-25-2008, 07:00 PM
Enthusiast
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Houston,Tx
Posts: 1,042
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
           
and don't forget the interfooler

05 MSM E-shift w/ LSD




Back Alley Shoot.
azn4life is offline  
post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-25-2008, 07:40 PM
Aficionado
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 800
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
           
Quote:
Originally Posted by Redding01300 View Post
But you still need the turbo sound simulator.
oh those add an additional 50 rwhp I heard!
jroring is offline  
post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-25-2008, 07:55 PM
Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: *Chicago*
Posts: 1,042
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
           
Quote:
Originally Posted by jroring View Post
oh those add an additional 50 rwhp I heard!
No, I dynoed mine a few days ago. It's 57.84 hp to be exact.

02' Loaded MSM MT NAVI LSD in the works...
| Volk l Ralco | Greddy | Blitz |
l HP | Megan | Tokico | Eibach| 35% Tint |
| DIY Intake, Grounding Kit, Suede Headliner |
raveypoo13 is offline  
post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-25-2008, 08:08 PM Thread Starter
Follower
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Posts: 532
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
           
lol i figured it was a scam well anway just wanted to check thanks all

Bottles Are For Babies... Real Men Get Blown ;)
02' AR IS300//E-Shift//K&N//TRD//SRT 2.75 Comming SOON!
TRD*Nemesis is offline  
post #13 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-26-2008, 05:29 PM
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 32
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
        
hilarious
grassruts311 is offline  
post #14 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-27-2008, 10:28 AM
Follower
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 648
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
           
hahahaha, yeah im runnin bout 15 beeps of boost with my simulator, got my custom 10inch interfooler, i run 11 flat 1/4 miles w/ the performance chip! SIKE, but foreal, i wouldnt trust gettin anything off ebay that goes into the engine of an IS, unless its like authentic brands and are proven to work.

-Under Construction-
Mistercam is offline  
post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-27-2008, 10:33 AM
Technical Poseur
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Rapid City, SD
Posts: 23,313
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 31 Post(s)
           
Why do these threads still come up? Can you ask us what intake is best next week?

Poster, I mean poster. What have I done?
-Tom- is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Lexus IS Forum > 1st-Gen IS300 > Go Fast Stuff

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Lexus IS Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself. If your address is invalid, you will likely lose access to the site.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Current users viewing this Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Performance Chip? Loadedis Go Fast Stuff 13 05-19-2006 11:43 PM
Performance CHIP Elite_IS3 Go Fast Stuff 19 10-15-2005 01:02 PM
HP performance chip on ebay... xxaltezzaxx Go Fast Stuff 12 05-20-2005 01:04 AM
Z1 performance chip???? blueIS01 Go Fast Stuff 5 01-15-2004 04:36 AM
Performance chip? DENVER_IS300 Go Fast Stuff 11 03-21-2002 09:41 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome