: Contacted Fastchips



TripleblackETC
01-03-07, 08:05 PM
I e-mailed fastchips looking for something for an OBDI Northstar and here's what they originally sent me.

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We do not offer anything for the northstar, the northstar chips got to where you could not get them anymore from the dealer, so we had to stop doing them, I am not sure of anyone out their that can do these.
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I check my e-mail today and I got a new e-mail from them. Here it is.
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Hi Jeff, We have found another suplier to get these blank chips from, so we can do a chip for these engines, we tuned these for years untill we had a problem getting these, if you are still interested let me know.
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So yeah. I'll keep you guys posted on how it goes.

1997BlackETC
01-03-07, 10:36 PM
Oh man, making me wish I had an obd 1.

blunted
01-03-07, 11:16 PM
I'd definetly be interested if there's any real gains with it. Anyone ever get that chip from Westers garage?

davesdeville
01-04-07, 03:40 AM
I want dyno numbers!

Although damnit I know I should leave my ETC alone and concentrate on the Apollo and the Mark VIII and hell the 75 too, it's just hard to do..

clarkz71
01-04-07, 08:04 AM
I'd definetly be interested if there's any real gains with it. Anyone ever get that chip from Westers garage?

I don't know anyone who has, but they only offer the dual memcal, (2 chips eng & trans) $395. The other chips are just eng prom, should be around $200. I just e-mailed Fastchips, if they do in fact have the chip availible I'm ordering one right away. I hate that damn 112 mph limiter.

CadillacSTS42005
01-04-07, 04:26 PM
i could of sworn that even though the 95 was obd1, it still used internal memory and required the pcm to be sent for programming but being it was obd1 it COULD be programmed, i could be way of base though..

clarkz71
01-04-07, 04:27 PM
No, it has 2 proms, engine & transaxle. Both can be replaced.

TripleblackETC
01-04-07, 08:27 PM
Just got another e-mail asking me for the 4 letter code on the back of the stock chip. They said once they got that they can make a new chip.

Here's where my lack of knowledge comes in about these cars. Where do I find this? Does this all sound right? I mean, I just don't understand how the code will help in making a new one. Any info appreciated.

clarkz71
01-04-07, 08:42 PM
The PCM is under the r/s dash behind the glove box. You can access it by removing the under dash panel. The 4 letter code is also on the decal on the PCM. Looks like this. It's off my PCM, yours might be different. The 4 letter code in this case is "BMFX". I ordered my chip this morning, should have it middle of next week. I spoke to John at Fastchip and he told me GM had updated the calibration for my code, which is now "CFHL".

TripleblackETC
01-04-07, 08:48 PM
Thanks Clark. I'm dealing with John as well (nice guy). How much did you spend with shipping? He told me $159 + shipping, which seems like a really good deal.

clarkz71
01-04-07, 09:12 PM
Same price Jeff, $159 plus shipping. Just to get rid of the 112 mph limiter is worth it for me. A little more power is a bonus.

TripleblackETC
01-04-07, 10:35 PM
Same price Jeff, $159 plus shipping. Just to get rid of the 112 mph limiter is worth it for me. A little more power is a bonus.

Exactly. Getting rid of the limiter is the best reason to buy this thing. Anything else is gravy. Let us know when yours comes in and tells us how it works. I'll do the same for mine.

Do you have any other mods on your Eldo?

1997BlackETC
01-05-07, 01:06 AM
Did John give any idea of hp gains?

clarkz71
01-05-07, 05:42 AM
Do you have any other mods on your Eldo?

No, bone stock, 62K miles.




Did John give any idea of hp gains?

He did, gain estimated at 12 hp.

TripleblackETC
01-05-07, 05:19 PM
Ordered mine today. The 4 letter code was the same.

clarkz71
01-05-07, 05:21 PM
Was ther a decal on the PCM, or did you have to take out the chip?

TripleblackETC
01-05-07, 05:43 PM
Decal like the one you posted.

STS127
01-05-07, 06:09 PM
Same price Jeff, $159 plus shipping. Just to get rid of the 112 mph limiter is worth it for me. A little more power is a bonus.

What MPH is the speed limiter at on a 96 STS? Is it the same 112? If it is I may consider one of these.

clarkz71
01-05-07, 06:12 PM
Depends on what tires your car came with from the factory. Look in the door jamb, it will say the suggested replacment tire, S, H, or Z rated, 112, 130, or unlimited.

CadillacSTS42005
01-05-07, 07:23 PM
S= 112
H= 130
W= 150
Z= no limiter

clarkz71
01-05-07, 07:29 PM
S= 112
H= 130
W= 150
Z= no limiter


Isn't that what I said?? And V is 150, W is 168

clarkz71
01-05-07, 07:34 PM
Tire Speed Rating Symbols:

S 112mph T 118mph U 125mph H 130mph V 149mph W (ZR) 168mph Y (ZR) 186mph ZR Above 186mph

TripleblackETC
01-05-07, 08:29 PM
So by putting this new chip in and eliminating the 112mph limiter, is it safe to say that we will have Z rated cars?

clarkz71
01-05-07, 09:45 PM
You'll need to get the Z rated tires 1st. But it won't be a factory Z, just a Z clone.

CadillacSTS42005
01-05-07, 09:53 PM
i understand that
BUT
W has a 150 limiter
dads 98 STS is a W and 150 it shut down "fuel cut off top speed achieved", my 97 ETC hit 152 and didnt stop

clarkz71
01-05-07, 10:22 PM
Must be a GM thing, because the tire speed rating for W is 168

CadillacSTS42005
01-05-07, 10:30 PM
probably
just stating input not trying to have a cock fight lol
sry if it came off that way bro!
nuthin but love

clarkz71
01-06-07, 06:54 AM
It's all good.

STS127
01-06-07, 10:51 AM
I have Goodyear RSA's on it which are 130 so that is probably what the limit is but I'll check.

CadillacSTS42005
01-06-07, 10:59 AM
usually doesnt mean crap less you bought the car new and havent changed tires
when i bought my car it had T rated gy assurances
and shes a factory Z

clarkz71
01-07-07, 08:04 AM
Yeah, when I put in my chip, next thing will be upgraded tires, (ZR) I have S rated Yokahama Avid touring's on the car now.

blunted
01-07-07, 07:22 PM
He did, gain estimated at 12 hp.

I gotta order one of these things this week.. 12hp + my exhaust and the 80mm throttle body I gotta install should lead to an interesting ride. :D

clarkz71
01-07-07, 07:23 PM
Just get the 4 letter code off your PCM.

blunted
01-07-07, 07:34 PM
I'm going to do it this week... I'm done ripping panels off the Eldo for today. My seatbelt stopped retracting, so $180 later and a wasted Sunday, she's good as new.

FYI.. Cadillacs quote on replacement - $500 :bigroll:

TripleblackETC
01-07-07, 07:47 PM
Here's their e-mail for anyone else who wants to order one. They have plenty left.

fastchip2@sbcglobal.net

blunted, let us know what your 4 letter PCM code is. Clark's and mine (both 1995's) had the same code. It would be cool to get a list going of the different codes for different years.

clarkz71
01-07-07, 07:52 PM
That's a great idea, a 93-95 PCM code list for re-chipping the OBD I cars.

clarkz71
01-09-07, 11:12 AM
Hope my chip comes today.:bouncy:

clarkz71
01-09-07, 12:46 PM
It's here.


http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k120/clarkz71/FastChip.jpg

Cadillacboy
01-09-07, 01:40 PM
I hope you will be satisfied with that product :)

Gearheaad43
01-09-07, 01:53 PM
Are these only for OBD1 92-95?


If so that guy that posteed with a 96.. .Somebody better let him know the 96 up are OBD2 cars.....

I wish someone would do a BIN file for the OBD2 cars... Grrrr........

TripleblackETC
01-09-07, 03:35 PM
Are these only for OBD1 92-95?


If so that guy that posteed with a 96.. .Somebody better let him know the 96 up are OBD2 cars.....

I wish someone would do a BIN file for the OBD2 cars... Grrrr........

I've talked to him through PM because we're in the same area and pointed out that this chip would only work for a '93-'95 Northstar. I'm pretty sure had he contacted John at fastchip they would have told him the same thing once he tried to place an order.

....

Still waiting on mine to come in. I'm hoping either tomorrow or Thursday it'll be here.

davesdeville
01-10-07, 08:03 AM
Before and after dyno, PLEASE somebody.

clarkz71
01-10-07, 11:59 AM
I'm not going to pay to do before and after dyno runs, because I don't care how much more hp (if any) it makes. I just want to get rid of the mph limiter.

CadillacSTS42005
01-10-07, 12:06 PM
we shall see if it Xs the limiter....
i still have my doubts about how this programming will affect that since these chips are tuned for the vin 9 and yours is a y....

clarkz71
01-10-07, 12:09 PM
we shall see if it Xs the limiter....
i still have my doubts about how this programming will affect that since these chips are tuned for the vin 9 and yours is a y....

Jason, it's not tuned for a vin 9, its tuned for my PCM, they use the 4 letter code off my PCM.

clarkz71
01-10-07, 12:13 PM
Here's the label from my PCM I e-mailed them. The use the prom calibration from this information.




http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/attachments/northstar-performance-technical-discussion/26367d1167957422-contacted-fastchips-pcm-code.jpg

CadillacSTS42005
01-10-07, 12:17 PM
yuh
and both your Y pcm and triples 95 ETC had the same code
so how can the chip remove the limiter when he had the same chip as you in the 1st place and had no limiter
thats what i understand and am thinking...

clarkz71
01-10-07, 12:23 PM
Don't know why his ETC has the same code as me. I know that the mph limiter is part of the prom's (chip) calibration. It's no different then any other GM with a replacable chip. It will be easy enough to verify with my Eldo. It hits the 112 limiter before you can say bullshit. Fastchip says it gets rid of it.

CadillacSTS42005
01-10-07, 12:31 PM
im not tryin to be a downer im more asking and trying to figure out rather than being rude about it sry if it came off that way
i replaced the chip in my 83 TA with a hypertech and before it wasnt limited (all 83s except the pacecar were 85 mph limited) and after it wasnt im just curious if it works in the same way, i assumed it would but i know the trans am and firebird had different prom chips due to the different engines, however in this case the company that makes these are assuming the same chip for BOTH northstars when theres ALOT of difference in the programming of the vin 9 and vin Y northy not to mention the pistons and cams etc... Its almost like saying installing a VIN 9 Chip in your cars PCM would get rid of the limiter too
Understand what i mean?

clarkz71
01-10-07, 12:38 PM
I didn't take it the wrong way, I think the BMFX code might be the type of chip, but GM calibrates them by the vin #. Unless triples ETC isn't Z rated or maybe had the PCM changed at some point.

CadillacSTS42005
01-10-07, 12:41 PM
all 1993-1995 ETCs were Z rated they had no limiter at all
even if the computer was changed though the chip would of been removed from the 1st and installed in the 2nd pcm thats what i had to do on my 83 ta when the computer went bad....

all this though it really mute you bought it youll install it and youll test it then 1 of three things will happen
1 youll plug it in and nothing will happen at all car wont start due to wrong chip
2 youll install it, it sends the wrong programming and runs like complete crap and my fry a few things
3 it will work 100%

i pray to god the 2nd doesnt happen for your wallets sake...

CadillacSTS42005
01-10-07, 12:56 PM
i pmed your back clark and thought id also post the info here so it can be followed and for future referance....




i dont know you can try him

i know for a fact my PCM tuner chip that i got from JET ONLY was built for the vin 9 northstar and would only work on the vin 9 northstars the vin y they told me i could to alot of damage to the internals due to the different programming and the LEAST of my problems would be a fired pcm, i however have an ETC as you know with a VIN 9 and as youve seen my chip did work without any ill effects...

this is why i figured id ask you about it before you risk hurting your car, i mean i really dont know what it will do to your car but the only similarity between the y and 9 northstar is the engine desgin, the internals and programming are completely different, you know this and this is why the y and 9 arent swappable and why people with the y cannot upgrade their pistons and internals to get the 25 hp, or why the 9s cant mod for more the greater torque that the ys have....

ive done alot of modding and i know a bit about programming and such and using the same pcm chip for two different engines with two different programming just doesnt seem right




Hey Jason, I'm wondering if triple couldn't find his PCM/code or didnt feel like pulling it out and figured since his was the same year as mine he had the same code. Because your right, he shouldn't have the same code as me. That 4 letter code is what all the chip companys use to calibrate. So .....I don't know. I wonder if we can get davesdeville to check his code??

TripleblackETC
01-10-07, 01:46 PM
I didn't take it the wrong way, I think the BMFX code might be the type of chip, but GM calibrates them by the vin #. Unless triples ETC isn't Z rated or maybe had the PCM changed at some point.

Mine's not an ETC. I signed up to these forums AFTER I found out the hard way that I had a stock Eldorado with ETC badges on it. It was sold to me as an ETC from a private party who claims he didn't know either. But mine has the EL vin number, different color grille than the body, and the same 4 letter PCM code as Clark's Eldorado. You can't change your name on these forums, so every time I sign in I'm reminded that I have a stock Eldorado and not an ETC:banghead:

In other words...pay no attention to the user name. ALWAYS pay attention to what is listed by "Cadillacs" underneath the user name.

And no, I didn't just assume my code was the same because it was the same year. I checked myself and the code was exactly the same.

clarkz71
01-10-07, 01:48 PM
Ouch, that a drag dude. At least that solved the mystery. And don't feel bad about having a base Eldo, I test drove several Eldo's, base and ETC. All the base cars I drove had better off the line power and midrange then the ETC's which are "peaky". The only thing I didn't like was the 112 limiter. Now that won't be a problem.

TripleblackETC
01-10-07, 01:57 PM
Yeah, sorry for the confusion. Imagine my dismay when I found out I had been duped. Just goes to show you that things aren't always as they appear. At least I know how to spot the differences now. I was really pissed at first....I remember looking out at my car and saying.."What man would want you now?" ;)

But she's been good to me and I'm over that now. :)

clarkz71
01-10-07, 03:33 PM
From the Fastchip website:




Why Fastchip? Why not!
We guarantee no chip will outperform ours!
Lifetime warranty to the original buyer!



We shall see.

CadillacSTS42005
01-10-07, 03:46 PM
wanna know what i think of that guraentee
wanna test ur chip against mine
look in my sig...
nuff said...

clarkz71
01-10-07, 03:48 PM
wanna know what i think of that guraentee
wanna test ur chip against mine
look in my sig...
nuff said...


Oh, you don't want none of this !!! :tisk: :tisk: :tisk: ..:stirpot:

clarkz71
01-10-07, 03:54 PM
Hey ETC, I watched you "sig" and looks like that vette had you by 3 cars.:yup: :yup: :yup:

CadillacSTS42005
01-10-07, 04:23 PM
rofl
always got an answer for everything dont cha....
how about me roastin a new 06 Impala SS with 303 horse and a crap load more torque

avUqcOchtBA

(oh and btw the cones signify the finish line he had me by 1-2 no way by 3)

heres from me in thunder in the burgh pre chipped

_kHTzPvEfLI

clarkz71
01-10-07, 04:28 PM
rofl
always got an answer for everything dont cha....

(oh and btw the cones signify the finish line he had me by 1-2 no way by 3)




LOL, LOL, dude, I'm just messing with you. .:stirpot:

CadillacSTS42005
01-10-07, 11:53 PM
oh i kno man lol
hence the ROFL thing lol

clarkz71
01-11-07, 06:06 AM
It's all good.:cool2:

clarkz71
01-11-07, 02:17 PM
Put the chip in just now.......:dance: NO MPH LIMITER, blew right past 112. Took it up to 130 mph, had to let off. I figured that was good enough to verify that it worked. The estimate of 12 hp is probably right, as it does pull a little harder. All in all, I'm very satisfied with the Fastchip and can recommend it to you guys with 93-95 Northstars.



http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k120/clarkz71/Fastchip.jpg

blunted
01-11-07, 05:50 PM
Do you notice your tranny shifting harder when just doing some regular driving? I remember hearing one of the chips doing that which bothered me since I do alot of city driving. Besides that, I'm ordering this weekend. :thumbsup:

clarkz71
01-11-07, 05:53 PM
No, transmission shifts exactly the same during normal driving.

K38chomponTHIS
01-11-07, 06:15 PM
so did you change your (I'm assuming S rated) tires for it? I have an '00 SLS with S rateds and the 112 limiter and I'd like to get rid of the limiter, and I could buy the chip if they made one for it, but my dad would never let me go and buy z rated tires for it... his question would be "Why do you need Z-rated tires when you should never be going over 70?"

clarkz71
01-11-07, 06:18 PM
No, I just put the chip in this afternoon. I plan on upgrading my tires when these wear out. I'll just keep it under 112 for now.:halo:

CadillacSTS42005
01-12-07, 12:16 AM
so did you change your (I'm assuming S rated) tires for it? I have an '00 SLS with S rateds and the 112 limiter and I'd like to get rid of the limiter, and I could buy the chip if they made one for it, but my dad would never let me go and buy z rated tires for it... his question would be "Why do you need Z-rated tires when you should never be going over 70?"


buy a chip for it
ahahahhaha
your funny
do a search DOESNT EXIST nothing exists for 96+ Northys cept my prototype chip...

clarkz71
01-12-07, 11:22 AM
and I could buy the chip if they made one for it,


He knows they don't have an OBD II chip.

CadillacSTS42005
01-12-07, 06:45 PM
lol
my bad missed that

clarkz71
01-12-07, 07:11 PM
lol
my bad missed that


:thepan: :thepan: :thepan:

1badcaddy
01-14-07, 02:03 PM
So this chip actually works huh? I never got a chance to get the westers chip for $400. I got short on funds during the holiday season. Westers claims he can get more power from the northstar then 12hp. I don't know about that. I will have to find out when I get back to Houston in 1 year. Until then the STS will sit and wait. That mofo is already fast as it is. I had to replace the catalytic converter since it went bad while I was there, so in went a high flow replacement and some new O2's. The OE coil packs died also so in went some new ones. The car loved it along with the fresh tune up. Absolutely flew. Def need to fit some better brakes. Oh and BTW I 've never heard a Seville as loud as mine. Those Spintechs and high flow pipes make it loud and deep.

1badcaddy
01-14-07, 02:05 PM
Oh and my STS is def a Z rated model. Hahahaha! It flies!

clarkz71
01-14-07, 03:54 PM
Oh and my STS is def a Z rated model. Hahahaha! It flies!


All 93-95 STS & ETC are Z rated.

aamusls06
03-18-07, 02:29 PM
Oh this works....I just now got wind of this. I believe it's time that I drop the $$$. I find myself driving 100mph down the freeway at times. During Super Bowl Sunday some speeds with crew of people I was running with reached 120 mph and I couldn't even keep up. I will definately have to order one of these. How much does it usually cost to get one of these installed?

clarkz71
03-18-07, 05:21 PM
You shouldn't be charged more then 1 hour labor. Less then $100.

AlBundy
03-18-07, 09:38 PM
Yo clarkz71, did you notice a immediate difference in the performance of the car? If its already been asked my fault I just don't remember reading your responce. Thanks.:thumbsup:

clarkz71
03-19-07, 05:59 AM
Yo clarkz71, did you notice a immediate difference in the performance of the car? If its already been asked my fault I just don't remember reading your responce. Thanks.:thumbsup:


Yes, mostly low end and mid range. Upper rpm is hard to tell since it already pulls so hard. And of course the 112 mph limiter is gone. I've had it up to 142 mph but let off as I still have S rated (112) tires on it. It was still pulling though when I let off. The bonus is my mpg hasn't changed at all, average is 23 to 24 mpg city/hwy.

TripleblackETC
03-19-07, 08:41 AM
Yes, mostly low end and mid range. Upper rpm is hard to tell since it already pulls so hard. And of course the 112 mph limiter is gone. I've had it up to 142 mph but let off as I still have S rated (112) tires on it. It was still pulling though when I let off. The bonus is my mpg hasn't changed at all, average is 23 to 24 mpg city/hwy.


I finally got mine installed and I agree. It pulls a little harder in the lower rpms now and of course, the limiter is now gone. Got mine up to about 125 before I ran out of room. No gas mileage difference here either.

clarkz71
03-19-07, 03:21 PM
Glad you finally got it in Jeff.

CadillacSTS42005
03-19-07, 03:31 PM
ya ya ya
so you boys got chips...
i got one too and im still faster hahaha

clarkz71
03-19-07, 03:32 PM
ya ya ya
so you boys got chips...
i got one too and im still faster hahaha


You think you are , you don't know. Only one way to find out, C'mon down.:stirpot:

CadillacSTS42005
03-19-07, 03:37 PM
rofl
i dont have to drive there to kick your butt
weve all seen my vids and 0-60 in 5.8 seconds
i wanna see you beat that...

clarkz71
03-19-07, 03:39 PM
Video's don't show nothing but you getting spanked by that Vette. And how do you prove the 5.8 0-60?? And I could probably outdrive you anyway. Don't make me get an exhaust on my car.:want:

CadillacSTS42005
03-19-07, 03:55 PM
rofl
1. your exhaust couldnt touch mine
2. my 0-60 vid shows that
3. outdrive me? its an automatic its like 95% car, 5% driver...

clarkz71
03-19-07, 04:04 PM
rofl
1. your exhaust couldnt touch mine
2. my 0-60 vid shows that
3. outdrive me? its an automatic its like 95% car, 5% driver...


1. You don't know what exhaust I can get OR afford.
2. What 0-60 vid, like that means anything anyway.
3. Tell that to all the NHRA guys. Ever hear of reaction time?? That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard you say on this forum, 5% driver???? LOL, LOL. I was street racing before you were born. Driver is alot more then 5%.

CadillacSTS42005
03-19-07, 04:15 PM
dude
im assuming you mean running them from a roll
and idc if you have a 10 minute faster reaction time
ill still slaughter you as soon as i catch up to you

and the vid places me at a 0-60 at 6.5....

and as for afford i built mine from scratch there isnt anything more you can do to make it gain more then mine
especially after im done with my headers...

clarkz71
03-19-07, 04:23 PM
dude
im assuming you mean running them from a roll
and idc if you have a 10 minute faster reaction time
ill still slaughter you as soon as i catch up to you

and the vid places me at a 0-60 at 6.5....

and as for afford i built mine from scratch there isnt anything more you can do to make it gain more then mine
especially after im done with my headers...

10 minute reaction time ??? Now I know your an amateur. A perfect r/a is 0.5 sec.

Even from a roll I'd out-torque you. You wouldn't run me down in a 1/4.

Keep talking, your looking worse & worse, your age is starting to show.:lol:

dkozloski
03-19-07, 04:27 PM
WoW! More verbal combat! The peeing contest must have got rained out over the weekend and the testosterone never got flushed out.

CadillacSTS42005
03-19-07, 04:27 PM
1st im not a moron we both know that the 10 min was an exaggeration if you couldnt pick up on that well then ill consider the source....
2 dont be jealous b.c i actually sprung for a touring and all you have is a base lol
3 dude we both know im faster id love to see you even come close to touching that vette like i did...

clarkz71
03-19-07, 04:29 PM
WoW! More verbal combat! The peeing contest must have got rained out over the weekend and the testosterone never got flushed out.

dkoz, he's so easy to get cranked up, I just can't resist.:stirpot:

AlBundy
03-19-07, 04:32 PM
:food-snacking: :punch:

clarkz71
03-19-07, 04:33 PM
1st im not a moron we both know that the 10 min was an exaggeration if you couldnt pick up on that well then ill consider the source....
2 dont be jealous b.c i actually sprung for a touring and all you have is a base lol
3 dude we both know im faster id love to see you even come close to touching that vette like i did...

1. I did consider the source
2. I CHOSE a vin Y car because it makes more hp & torque until 5000 rpm
3. Whatever you say little boy.

clarkz71
03-19-07, 04:35 PM
In case you need a reminder.


http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k120/clarkz71/DynoNorthstar.jpg

CadillacSTS42005
03-19-07, 04:44 PM
right
you keep showing your chart
and ill keep showing your numbers
ESC 15.2
ETC 14.8
as my old z/28 plate stated
ZEE-YA
and as my custom plate coming says E T C-YA

clarkz71
03-19-07, 04:49 PM
Oh, your not one of those, "the magazine says" people, are you? I don't see what quoting stock specifications has to do with our cars, since neither is stock. You got alot of talk,:blah: :blah: :gossip: . Go to the meet in Iowa and run some cars there. Oh, I know, you don't have to go all the way there to prove you can beat everybody.:bigroll:

CadillacSTS42005
03-19-07, 04:58 PM
your one of those
the graph says...
and i know i have the faster car
you doubt it you can come here and prove me wrong

clarkz71
03-19-07, 05:01 PM
your one of those
the graph says...
and i know i have the faster car
you doubt it you can come here and prove me wrong


I don't have to drive all the way up there to kick your a$$. I know I'm faster.:lol: :jerkit:

blunted
03-19-07, 05:15 PM
Honest question here for ya ETC1997.. besides exhaust and that chip which you said "all it did was modify shift points and advance the curve slightly" what makes your ETC such the speed demon? I thought I heard a few guys here say that besides NOS, modifying shift points and whatnot doesn't make a big speed difference. Just wondering..

BTW Clarkz.. if this fastchip gives even the slightest bit more power to this beast i'm gonna be more than satisfied. Does it add some energy to that 40-50 mph dead spot? I'm not looking for much.. this thing already cracks necks when I go WOT.

CadillacSTS42005
03-19-07, 05:19 PM
mines the fastest without nos or an s.c etc etc etc
also add to it in 96 obd2 Zs were rares mines a z
also have a shift kit
80mm tb
and the 1st fwd N* lac ever with custom headers that im working on..

clarkz71
03-19-07, 05:22 PM
and the 1st fwd N* lac ever with custom headers that im working on..

Not the 1st, Tim Allen already has a set on his DTSi. Talk to me when their done and on the car.:jerkit:

blunted
03-19-07, 05:26 PM
I need a throttle body spacer that I can get bored out, anyone got any ideas where to snag one? I'll buy it off someone if they come across one. I cant afford to have any down time cause I work all week and use my car to commute. I'm dying to finally get this 80mm throttle body on.

clarkz71
03-19-07, 05:50 PM
If all you need is the spacer, a new one is only $7 at rockauto.

Part # 3547360

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k120/clarkz71/TBspacer.gif

TripleblackETC
03-19-07, 11:25 PM
Stop arguing with him, Clark. Everyone on these forums knows that his ETC is the fastest thing around other than a V. And if you don't know that, just wait a few seconds and he'll tell you. :bouncy:

You would be well advised to just :worship: and admit your car is junk compared to his. :thepan:

CadillacSTS42005
03-19-07, 11:28 PM
i think your complementing me?
or being severely sarcastic....
kinda hard to tell
lol

clarkz71
03-20-07, 06:47 AM
i think your complementing me?
or being severely sarcastic....
kinda hard to tell
lol

Oh.... it's definetly a complement. :rolleyes:

TripleblackETC
03-20-07, 08:22 AM
i think your complementing me?
or being severely sarcastic....
kinda hard to tell
lol

Haha. Don't lose sleep over it dude. I'm just messing with you anyways. On a serious note though, I was thinking of renting a Ferrari and driving to PA to race you. At least that way I'd only lose by about six or seven car lengths.:thumbsup:

blunted
03-20-07, 09:41 AM
If all you need is the spacer, a new one is only $7 at rockauto.

Part # 3547360

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k120/clarkz71/TBspacer.gif

:eek: I feel like an idiot, how did you find that? I know Ive looked on rockauto before.. dealerships told me it was discontinued. Thanks!!

Hey 97ETC.. how far are you from NYC? :lildevil:

clarkz71
03-20-07, 09:42 AM
No problem. :thumbsup:

CadillacSTS42005
03-20-07, 05:56 PM
inno
im in SW PA

aamusls06
03-21-07, 04:43 PM
This is the most beautiful thread I have seen on here. Just to know that I will be able to run faster than 112 mph is beautiful. I can't wait. For only 159 plus shipping is a dream come true.

clarkz71
03-21-07, 05:32 PM
Just call John at Fastchips (918-446-3019)
He'll hook you up. He'll need the 4 letter code off your PCM.

aamusls06
03-23-07, 01:55 PM
Oh I will. Just curious of one more thing since you have yours installed and has tested it out. The LD8 motors seem to lose the uummph on the top end. Does the small hp boost help it in that range?

clarkz71
03-23-07, 02:11 PM
Oh I will. Just curious of one more thing since you have yours installed and has tested it out. The LD8 motors seem to lose the uummph on the top end. Does the small hp boost help it in that range?

If you look at this dyno chart, you'll
see that the LD8 actually makes more hp & torque until almost 5000 rpm. I drove a friends 97 STS & didn't feel a difference between it and my car before I changed the chip, now it definitly pulls harder. As far as does it pull harder now on top? I couldn't say for sure without running it on the dyno. For me it doesn't matter as I only wanted to get rid of the top speed limiter. The bonus for me is it does pull harder seat of the pants low end & midrange and also spins the tires on the 1st to second shift in D, before it would only chirp.

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k120/clarkz71/DynoNorthstar.jpg

msta293412
05-10-07, 11:56 AM
Im sellin my 2001 sts to get a 1993-1995 etc or sts. I have every concievable mod on my sts, but no pcm upgrade. With a 1995 , for example , I can get a pretty big edge.

clarkz71
05-10-07, 12:39 PM
Try for a 95, they have the newer type intake used up to 99. Also 5 more hp then a 93-94.

msta293412
05-15-07, 08:46 AM
Definetly! Im gonna make that sucker a high 13 second car...You wait and see! I shall returnnnnn!!!!!!!

BlackCaddy87
05-17-07, 12:26 PM
They said that my chip was no longer available. They also told me I could send them my chip and have it tuned but I have no other transportation and use my car for work. Does anybody have suggestions. I believe my code is bmfy.

clarkz71
05-17-07, 12:49 PM
Did you talk to John at Fastchip? Are you sure about that code? Most 95's with a Y motor are BMFX

BlackCaddy87
05-17-07, 12:55 PM
I talked to John and I'm sure about the code, he said it was discontinued. Can I maybe go to junk yards and try to find the same code or is that a bad idea?

clarkz71
05-17-07, 01:00 PM
That's a good idea, call around to your local junkyards and buy a used PCM. Remove the chip (mem-cal) and send it to John at Fastchips. I don't think the code matters because he's re-flashing it. So any 93-95 Caddy pcm will work. I'm surprised they don't have any new chips, back in January when I got mine he said they had plenty.

msta293412
09-29-07, 10:01 AM
wait a minute guys, cant you , on an obd1, do you're tuning from the dash? I know you can control timing, fuel mixture, injector output, etc right from the dash.....ok no speed limiter removal but.....am I on the right track?...

parts68
09-29-07, 12:53 PM
When I was doing my two 95 Auroras,both autobahn V rated tires the PCM code was
BMRY .
I found 27 different memcal calibration #s for that year and model.
Heres a site that will help with ID
http://calid.GM.com
it may lead youto this site too:
http://tis2web.service.gm.com/tis2web

msta293412
09-30-07, 10:37 AM
I guess my last post was so ignorant nobody is gonna respond....hey, I dont have a an obd1, all I know is all the limitations of an obd2......

cadillac8686
10-03-07, 12:16 PM
I have not been following this post but whats the bottom line, what do I have to do in order to get some kind of tuning enhancement for my 02" STS?

Submariner409
10-03-07, 04:56 PM
8686.....As you have been told from other posts, there are essentially NO commercially available, expensive or cheap, mods available for an '02 STS other than fooling with cat-back exhausts, throwing money away on an aftermarket MAF (I did....), altering the intake airbox intake tube behind the left headlight (forget the pricey air filter setups - do your homework and you'll find out that gains, if any, are absolutely minimal), brakes/rotors, and privately contact AJxtcman for his ideas on slight PCM tuning. Your car, like mine and dozens of others in here, is assembled as a package as tweaked as possible, right off the showroom floor. There is precious little that can be done to a 280 cu.in./300hp engine which will get even small performance gains. Live with it. It's all in these threads since Day 1.