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BD chip install help

Ok guys, i have had my BD chip in now for a while, thanks again Dave, but i never cut a hole in my pcm cover. Dave said he did, but what i can't figure out is how did you guys cut holes for these chips? They are so big that you really need to cut off on of the screw tabs and i don't want to do that. I had a hard time getting the pcm re-installed the first time so i wanted to cut a hole now, but its not gonna be big enough without taking out a mounting bracket. Any ideas?

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I cut a hole in the black cover that covers the pcm. The chip can go in and come out with no issues.

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You have tony's tunes though. I think their chip is small. The part that actually plugs into the pcm. These dang BD chips are HUGE. I would have to cut 3/4 of the back off the black cover. Thats what i want to know, is there another way around that. If not oh well, it fit before. I just have to remove the pcm everytime i want to take out the chip.

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Yea i only had to cut a hole about the size of the bottom of a pack of cigs. I feel sorry for you cause pulling that f@#ing computer sucks. Just think you'll be a whiz at it after a few more times....lol

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yeah it does suck having to take it out, but i have no real reason to take it in and out all the time. I just didn't want to break the chip or the pcm by putting too much pressure on it from forcing it back into the firewall brackets.

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I can only offer my experience with my evo.........it was snowing and i had it on extreme going down 694. The barely touch the gas and im starting to go sideways at 60mph. Luckily with the evo i was able to just pull over and go back to stock for the day. Now with the little flippy chippy i can do it on the fly. So that would probably be the only reason to take it out. Just my .02

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Thanks for the help anyway. I got it back in the truck. Its just a little snug. Someday when i can afford custom tunes, it won't be an issue except for the gaping hole in the pcm cover. Are you gonna make it next sat?

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Are you gonna make it next sat?

Dont know yet im going to put in new batteries on wednesday and see if i can get her to start. If im running i will be there for sure

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are you having trouble getting it started?

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yea i replaced the hpop gasket on the timing cover and have air in the lines, so i gotta crank it for awhile. but my batteries are weak and die after about 20 seconds.

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