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Steve Wong chip. Any thoughts?

I知 thinking of putting in a chip in my 84 targa. Any experience on performance, downsides, or general thoughts in changing the chip?
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Hi ..there are no downsides..just get it,put it in and enjoy the ride;-) you will love it...Steve is a master of his work..

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You will have a hard time finding someone on this board who does not recommend a SW Chip. Steve is a pleasure to work with, too.

I have limited mechanical experience and was able to do the install on my own. Lots of information on the install is available. Let us know if you have any questions.
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I知 thinking of putting in a chip in my 84 targa. Any experience on performance, downsides, or general thoughts in changing the chip?
He is THE man for these things. Nobody better, IMHO.
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my 85 Targa with SW chip and MandK premuffler is an entirely woken up car from stock.
There can be a hint of low rpm - 2k or so - jarring - minor but the only thing that isn't as smooth as stock set up IME
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I知 thinking of putting in a chip in my 84 targa. Any experience on performance, downsides, or general thoughts in changing the chip?
Make sure you communicate clearly to him what your current setup is.. (stock, modified exhaust, etc...).
Also... I've had some different results on the same chip. For example, I purchased a custom chip that was setup for my car with an open exhaust (straight pipes). Strangely enough, the car actually runs better with my stock exhaust on the same chip.
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Would it make a car difficult to pass smog in California?

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hi NB............nope ,you will pass with no problems

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Easy install - no special skills required
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My '85 would do a bit of bucking at low speed in parking lots, etc. before I put the chip in (standard exhaust, etc.). Smoothed it right out; was no longer a bucking bronco. I'd recommend it. No complaints w/ my '88, though, so I haven't bothered.
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Had this in my 1990 c2. loved it. Getting the ecu open was a bit tricky but other than that it was an easy install.
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Google or search the forums for Sal Carcella. He has an amazing products for the 3.2 that I am planning to use instead of the SW Chip. Ask around and do your own due diligence, but everyone I speak with says he's the real deal, just not as well known.
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well? of course there are more people who do the chips..for example i used to have Autothority Chip from east coast or California based Australian company Power-Chip..so far the best was for me S.W. chip.

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My advice would be to give him a call and discuss your objectives and your concerns. He's a straight shooter and very knowledgeable.
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This was my report

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I installed the Wong chip today.

The car idles higher when cold.
Instantly revs to 1100-1200, instead of hesitating for a second or two, and then going higher.

It is very hard to know how much is placebo effect when comparing the Weltmeister to Wong.
The car seems to pull better when in the wrong gear, like at 2000-3000 range. Seems like less hesitation, but who knows.

I will take it for a proper drive and report back.
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I知 thinking of putting in a chip in my 84 targa. Any experience on performance, downsides, or general thoughts in changing the chip?
Steve's chip really improved my car's responsiveness; night and day difference. The engine runs smoother, pulls cleanly from low revs all the way to redline. His installation instructions made the chip swap easy. No downsides in my book.
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Thanks to the OP for the reminder. Just ordered my SW chip.
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Just ordered mine too. Will post my findings when it arrives.
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I love mine. And, no problems passing smog in CA.
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I bought mine after four years of ownership and wondered why I waited so long after I did. It really wakes up the lower end of the power band more than anything which improves general driveability.
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