Chip recommendations and other questions?

Discussion in 'Chevy Truck Accessories' started by PSP, Jun 9, 2007.

  1. PSP

    PSP New Member

    These are probably newbie questions but here goes....

    1. I have a 1994 GMC Suburban K1500. Not looking to race the thing or anything like that, but I've heard that some chips not only improve performance but gas mileage. At least it did on my european sedan. What should I get?

    2. How does one go about replacing the oddball stock stereo in the '94 with a DIN model without destrying the dashboard? Is there some kind of an adapter available?

    3. Anyone ever seen an aftermarket center-hump under dash console that works with/around/inspite of the 4wd shifter?

    Thanks in advance for your help.
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  2. Cableguy

    Cableguy New Member

    First of all Welcome,PSP.

    1. I'm not an expert at. So I'll let someone else take a stab at that one.

    2. Yes there is an aftermarket kit with all the pieces at a good Stereo shop. Its the only way to go really. I had one in my 89 Chev Silverado. Looked, Mint!

    3. I've only seen custom build under dash units. Years ago I build an over-head console (from visor to viser) for a friend. He put his CB, some switches and a Stereo up there it look sweet.

    Good Luck!
  3. Cableguy

    Cableguy New Member

  4. TrailLeadr

    TrailLeadr New Member

    There's more to that thread, but it seems to be missing now.

    If you're looking for ideas on how to create your own center console, you might try searching through They have a lot of DIY'ers on that sort of thing.
  5. 84fiero123

    84fiero123 New Member

    Wish I could be of more help, I know the guys on my Fiero forum use lap tops to control their chips.

    But any chip will have some programmable features, by some means. Be it their own programming devise or a lap top.

    I’m not a real technology fan so my knowledge in this area is, to say the least, limited.
  6. PSP

    PSP New Member

    looks like we have the same '94!
  7. PSP

    PSP New Member

    Thanks! So what happens to the factory radio installation? It just stays where it is but isn't utilized?
  8. Cableguy

    Cableguy New Member

    Not sure. It was a few years back but my stock stereo came out and it came with a thing that turned it into a place for storage, like sunglasses and stuff. I looks pretty cool when it all done.
    The kit is more than likely the same though
  9. Crawdaddy

    Crawdaddy Moderator

    The radio installation kit will make a standard DIN sized radio fit in the oddball location of the factory radio. As cableguy said, it'll look stockish, nothing ugly about it. I have installed aftermarket radios in my 05 saturn and my 91 sub with everything looking perfectly stock. (on a side note, my sub radio doesn't look 100% stock simply because the kit came with different face offsets, and the way the 91 dash is set up, I chose to put the 2 inch forward offset on so I could get to the radio, but I could have opted to use the flush faceplate....)
  10. Cableguy

    Cableguy New Member

    Good point! It does move it over to a bit of a stretch, but it not to far. I like your idea though. You just tilted it alittle towards you?
  11. Slick6

    Slick6 New Member


    dont know much about the other stuff but in my 06 i installed a superchips kit and it came w/ the programer so now i can pick and choose options like shift times and weither i want performance or gas milage it programs the truck to get the optimum milage out of the gas u use which for me is just normal 87 octane but not much use to u but i loved the fact that it allowed me to disable my rev and speed limiters lol those were the first to go just go to and check it out
  12. maxumpower

    maxumpower New Member

    Go with the programable dealythingys. I had a 1994 GMC Jimmy 4 door with the 4.3 vortec CPI that had a Jet Stage 1 chip and nothing improved. I got free flowing exhaust, air intake, and underdrive pullys and then upgraded to the Jet stage 2 and still nothing. I drove it for a week which was about 8 or 9 hundred miles and with and without the chip and there was no difference in power or fuel economy.:confused: I even took it to a local track and ran the 1/8 mile without the chip and got a consistant 9.9 to 10.1 run. With the stage 2 chip installed i didn't get below 10.4.
    I would like to try a Hypertech myself but haven't yet.

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