PERFORMANCE CHIP FOR MAZDA RX8

Asked by Nov 26, 2014 at 04:39 PM about the Mazda RX-8

Question type: General

Do these things work? How do they work? I keep seeing them on ebay.
Will it harm the engine in the long run? Are they worth it?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-PERFORMANCE-CHIP-FOR-MAZDA-RX8-2004-2005-
2006-2007-2008-2009-04-05-06-07-08-/161498053920?
pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&fits=Model%3ARX-
8&hash=item259a08bd20&vxp=mtr

2 Answers

1,005

A modern car comes with a "map" of fuel system and ignition patterns, designed by engineers of that car. It is based on a general use pattern. The computer chip will alter that map, and sometimes will give you a performance gain. This is a very brief answer, to get all the details consult a performance specialist like rotary reliability and racing, racing beat or the like. Also consult your dealer, as installation of the chip may alter your warranty.

15,205

Waste of time and $ makes the Wankle engine run worse!

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