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Wapello_Steve
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 5
posted June 08, 2005 10:03 PM  
im runin a 1989 ford probe 2.2L how much planin on the head can it take? i belive the 2.2 is a non- interferance engine?
I also see alot of these ECU chips to install to gain like 20hp the theory sounds good and all but does this work? any help from a brother ford man is greatful!
Im tired of gettin beat by those dang QUAD 4 GM First Loser 4 weeks runnin now man thats hard to take LOL!

Terry Dreyer
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 22
posted June 09, 2005 07:27 PM  
I'm not a Ford guy (only because I found a good buy on a '89 Cavalier hobbystock/hornet) but if you go back in the forum to April 19 & look for a post from loojack, the +20 HP chip is discussed a little bit. It doesn't look too promising but I don't think loojack ever let us know what results he got after installing it.

I agree with you that the theory sounds good but in reality if it only fools the ECU for a little while then it doesn't look like its worth messin with.

Maybe someone else will give us some more info.

rallye26
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 27
posted June 14, 2005 10:27 AM  
For more probe info then you need to know...www.probetalk.com. Use the first gen forums as the 89-92s are first gen. I race an 89 Probe GT with a turbo. There is a guy with a GL up here too. Biggest thing is take out all the weight you can...strip off PS and AC...believe me you dont need em and in the event of a wreck its a lot less things to get into the radiator.

The +20 chips are bogus. All it is is a resistor. You could get it for 50 cents at a hardware store. From what Ive found out your computer eventually resets after a while and the thing is useless. Not a good buy. If you can run a header there I would suggest one of them. otherwise just open up the exhaust...STRAIGHT PIPE. Cone filter...and not the cheap ones...get something decent. These are just a start.

Wapello_Steve
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 5
posted July 08, 2005 09:28 PM  
any info on how far u can plain down the head on this motor? 2.2l

rallye26
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 27
posted July 11, 2005 12:33 PM  
As I stated before just do a search on forums.probetalk.com. I did a quick search for you and apparently they say you should't shave the heads on these cars. Heres the link http://forums.probetalk.com/showthread.php?t=34719&highlight=head+shaving

Wapello_Steve
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 5
posted July 17, 2005 11:49 AM  
thanks rallye26 some good info on this site thanx lots

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