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Old 04-27-2011, 04:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hi guys....just want to know if anybody here has tried this product on their Jimny?

VP12 Performance Chip

does this product work? or its just crap?
if it works...it should give an extra 10HP to the engine!
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Old 04-28-2011, 06:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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On a Jimny ECU it isn't possible for it to work the way that they claim it does.
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hey rhinoman...can you explain further?
why won't it work with a Jimny ECU?
i saw in their website that they have a chip for a Jimny 2010 model...
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I've never heard of a chip that can do what Volo says theirs do... to catch "on the fly" the value that the ECU is sending to the engine and replacing it with another... It sound almost too good to be true... and all that for a very cheap price... makes me suspicious.

I just send an email to them asking for details... how does it work and what happens if you choose to remove the chip afterwards... I don't think they are rewriting the ECU mapping but better to be sure because replacing a damaged ECU is expensive.

Anyway... if they give me an answer, I'll post it.
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I've yet to see a Suzuki ECU that allowed reflashing via an OBD2 protocol. On the Jimnys that I've worked with you need to short two pins on the connector then power the ECU up. In that mode you can run a bootloader to reflash the memory but the vehicle cannot run in that mode. After flashing you need to remove the shorting link and then restart, the change to the mapping is permanent.
10bhp increase on a Jimny just through a remap isn't going to happen anyway.
What year is your Jimny? as you are in the UAE your ECU may not even be OBD2.
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hi rhinoman...my jimny is 2010 model....
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thanks ctortolini...i will await your posts...
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Here the answer received from Volo:


"The Volo Chip reads the ECU and only the ECU's calculated fuel delivery and timing values are altered within the temporary memory of the ECU. If you remove the chip, all settings will be back to factory.

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www.VoloPerformance.com"


Sound like it may be an experiment worth doing for 90 bucks... any volunteer?
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hehehe....exactly ctortolini...any volunteers??

hey rhinoman, based on Volo's reply on ctortolini's post...do u think there's a chance that it would work?
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First off I have done ZERO research and know nothing about Volo. However, I know that 95% of the "chips" out there are bogus. They basically are a 10 cent resistor in a box to fool your car's ECU to think the air coming into the engine is colder than what it is. The ECU then puts out a richer mixture into you engine as you can burn more gas with cold (more dense) air compared to warmer air. Problem is that the air is not really as cold as the car now is fooled to believe it is so you really can't burn the extra fuel efficiently. By what I've read the gains using this common practice of bogus "chip" makers is rather dubious and you can screw things up such as your sensors and catalytic converters by constantly running a mixture that is too rich for conditions.

Do your research before you buy or you may only end up with lower gas mileage and more frequent tune ups and repairs instead of any real performance gains.

I put a chip in my GS400 Lexus but it cost around $600 along with the new free flowing air intake. If I recall correctly, the real chips out there were all in similar price range. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is at under $100...

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