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Has anyone tried the GF Performance Chip for slk230?

Just wondered what people's experience was. I just saw an ad on here that they were only $69 USD.

Also, did it install and function without hassle?

Was there a noticeable performance or mileage improvement?

http://www.gfchips.com/mercedesslk230.aspx

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i think we might have said it was 'snake oil'
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read all about it!!

https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r170-gen...slk-320-a.html
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Thanks for the info. I searched the forum for it before I posted but GF Performance didn't show in the titles.

Looks like a few mpg improvement was all that was mentioned. I would have been happy with just a few extra horses, plus the gas mileage, but I think I'll pass.

I saw Kleeman chips mentioned. Any other known good ones? I'm not looking for huge horsepower mods. I think before long, my exhaust headers will need replacing (I replaced them once at about 60K miles and I have about 105K miles on it now - they're stamped steel that corrodes through and not cast iron. A chip combined with some better headers and an improved air filter might be worth investigating.
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Forgive me for saying it but you can only beat a 4 cylinder horse so much to giddy-yap!

have you tried green air filters?

or a fillup with techron?

https://www.slkworld.com/general-disc...esitation.html
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Haha jbanks15. I didn't want to flog it much. A few hp and a few mpg. I wouldn't want to do anything too drastic to the engine, as it's a stout little engine and will (knock on wood) last a long time. It runs as good today at 105K miles as it did when it was new. Most performance upgrades are pretty expensive. Since my headers will probably only last another 15K miles, and I was just kind of thinking out loud here about doing a better air filter. I saw the ad for that GF chip, and it's cheap price perked my interest. But it's like you get what you pay for with those I guess.
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Look into a sprint booster had a good experience in my mini cooper with it .
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Bobbyb...was it easy to install? What kind of results did you get.?
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Amazing throttle response .Was very pleased since it does not add any horsepower.Yet you feel like the car has been chipped .5 minute install .Never had a problem at all .
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