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    AMD S3/Cupra R Chip

    Just been browsing the AMD website, and notice that the chip for the Cupra R is Ł550 + VAT and the chip for the S3 is Ł750.

    Anyone jnow why this is ? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]

    I thought the S3 (210 BHP) was the same engine as the Cupra R (210 BHP), or am i just being dumb ?

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    Re: AMD S3/Cupra R Chip

    Have you thought about going Revo?

    http://www.forgemotorsport.co.uk/revo/applications.asp

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    Re: AMD S3/Cupra R Chip

    Yeah just browsing for DV's I do like the sound of REVO, have you had yours chipped yet ?

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    Re: AMD S3/Cupra R Chip

    Nope, cause I'm now selling mine....

    But it's quick, easy, cost effective and works very well [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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    Re: AMD S3/Cupra R Chip

    As far as I am aware the 210 engine in the Cupra is the same engine that was previously used in the S3. I would contact AmD to double check, maybe it's just a cock up or maybe there's another reason.....Audi drivers are meant to have more money?? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh_roll.gif[/img]

    APR also have OBD tuning available, if that's the only reason you are looking at Revo, otherwise there are a hell of a lot of other options available.

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    Re: AMD S3/Cupra R Chip

    Scott,

    Try calling round a few companies, hear what they each have to say and base your opinion on that. From the look of dyno plots i have seen, i like the look of APR... Nice smooth torque that doesnt tail off too much! AmD's map is similar in certain aspects, but is not quite as smooth (from the plots i have seen in the past)

    Rich

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    Re: AMD S3/Cupra R Chip

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    Nope, cause I'm now selling mine....

    But it's quick, easy, cost effective and works very well [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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    Forge did try though you told me, and they couldn't do it [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh_roll.gif[/img]

    I asked Scott why the 4wd stuff is a little dearer, two reasons, first they take a litlle longer to set up on the rollers due to the extra two wheels having to be strapped down [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
    Secondly to afford a 4wd rolling road over just a 2wd rolling road we have to recoup the cost to buy and run it, and that shouldn't be passed on to the 2wd customers should it, hence the Cupra R is cheaper.

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    Re: AMD S3/Cupra R Chip

    Not entirely correct there John.... My S3 does not have the normal ECU in... I would have had to go direct to Revo and they could have done it....

    But I'm selling the S3 so I didn't bother as I think it's easier to sell standard [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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    Re: AMD S3/Cupra R Chip

    What about the R32 then??? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh_roll.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]

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    Re: AMD S3/Cupra R Chip

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    I asked Scott why the 4wd stuff is a little dearer, two reasons, first they take a litlle longer to set up on the rollers due to the extra two wheels having to be strapped down [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
    Secondly to afford a 4wd rolling road over just a 2wd rolling road we have to recoup the cost to buy and run it, and that shouldn't be passed on to the 2wd customers should it, hence the Cupra R is cheaper.

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    I had completely forgotten the Cupra is FWD....sounds reasonable to me then for the price difference.

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    Re: AMD S3/Cupra R Chip

    Yep me too, did not even think of the Drive Train, affecting the price !

 

 

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