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    Tuning. Is it worth it?

    Picking up an A4 2.0T Quattro S-line Special Edition shortly (basically the 220bhp DTM engine).
    Anybody Revo'd this engine?
    Is it worth Ł600 for an extra 35bhp?
    What does 35bhp 'convert' into, in real terms on the road?

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    Re: Tuning. Is it worth it?

    35bhp is a noticable increase in performance.

    is it worth it / what does it convert to? That'll depend on your driving style and your requirements from your car really.

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    Re: Tuning. Is it worth it?

    Ł600 is too rich for my blood if you are only getting 35bhp

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    Re: Tuning. Is it worth it?

    ANgel tuning or celtictuning

    360 will get u to 265


    think Angel do it for 310.

    M8s had his normal 20T Quat done from 200 to 265

    Rocket ship

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    Re: Tuning. Is it worth it?

    I would say drive the car for a while before you upgrade as this will give you a much better idea if the chip is installed.

    I think Revo do a taste mapping for a 30min to an hour free so maybe something to try to see if you like.

    Plus shop around as you will find lots of company offer re-maps at different prices and sometime group buys at discounted prices.

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    i was gonna say, chipping a turbo car should give you a 55-60bhp increase, my s4 went from 266 to 321, and my rs4 from 380 to 430

    EDIT:
    Thinking about it, both my cars have 2 turbos, so you will prolly see 35-40 with one turbo
    Last edited by Olly_K; 11th June 2006 at 18:10.

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    ignore the hp quotes

    its not the hp gains with turbo cars that make the difference - an oem turbo can only flow so much at high revs due to the requirements for low lag so they use small turbos - and power is proportional to revs.

    however what you do get is a huge increase in the mid range torque which is the kick in the pants when you plant your foot to overtake.

    so with a chipped car you may get 30-60lb/ft increase torque in the mid range but the boost drops off up the revs range over 5000-5500 revs, so a smaller increase say 25-30hp at the top end.

    is it worth it? definately yes - theres nothing like the rush of a big boost, big torque turbo coming on.
    TT-RS 410hp revo
    Fiat 500 1.3 tdi 120hp
    A3 8P 2.0tdi 240hp Autograph Cars
    RS4 B5 520hp MTM
    S3 8L 345hp MTM
    Volvo 850 T5 300hp BSR
    Fiat Punto GT 130hp
    Lancia Delta Turbo 185hp
    Lancia Beta Coupe 122hp
    Mini 74hp

 

 

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