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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-22-2010, 07:40 PM Thread Starter
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buying used chip ?

what do i have to look for if i were to buy a used ts chip?

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Re: buying used chip ?

One that works. If you are lucky, one that is from the same PCM code as your truck, and same tranny as your truck. That would be plug and play. If it is not, you can send it to the tuner of your choice and get them to burn new tunes to it.




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dont do it just call one of the sponsors of the nation and get one for your truck!!

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dont do it just call one of the sponsors of the nation and get one for your truck!!
Or don't listen to this guy and save yourself a nice chunk of change. I've seen them go for $100 blank with no tunes on it. There really isn't anything to break on it as long as it works and I don't think anyone on the boards is scummy enough to sell a busted chip. But anyway spend 100 on the chip mail it to Bean's diesel get them to burn it for $250 (If I'm remembering right) and its cheaper then buying a beans chip new. In other words a new one won't make your truck any faster or any nicer so why not save the coin?

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Re: buying used chip ?

can you get the pcm code without pulling the pcm out?

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Its the best way and its not hard. With a mirror sometimes you can read it off the back of the connector in the engine bay. Sometimes its found on the stamp on the engine valve cover. But he only way to be 100% sure you have the correct code is to pull it. It only take a 10-15 mins and 2 bolts/screws. Just pull the PCM
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just make sure the keys are in your pocket...or atleast not in the ignition or locked in the truck.

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Yeah. And write the pcm code on the outside of the pcm for future reference if you plan on changing tuners in time.

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Re: buying used chip ?

I remember reading about folks changing the PCM's out. I have the nvk1 i think. I know its a nvk somthing i had it out the other day. Is this the good one?

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Re: buying used chip ?

NVK isnt a bad PCM Its not the like the PMT1 that everyone wants but the only big difference i know of is the shifting strategy and most tunes can tune the NVK with the PMT shifting anyway so its not a big deal

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