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225 Chipping...

justinmc May 11, 2004

  1. justinmc

    justinmc New Member

    I have a TT 225 Roadster and have often thought about having it 'chipped'. Can anyone advise me if this is actually worth while, what is the performance increase and what kind of costs are involved? Also, any URL's to other sites providing information on this would be very much appreciated.
    Many thanks.
  2. dickys3

    dickys3 Moderator Staff Member Moderator


    3 Words ... Get it Done!

    The difference is amazing - You get about 260-270 bhp and anything from 280 - 300 lb/ft!

    I had mine done at AmD - www.auto-amd.com and you will find the prices on the site!

    Happy modding!
  3. cyuen

    cyuen Member

    second that, AmD chipped~
  4. Gworks

    Gworks New Member

    Had mine done @ Awesome in warrington (APR chip). Also got the Miltek, Neuspeed induction kit and hyperboost re-circ DV, not to mention the De-cat and optimax program. The cars runnin about 280BHP and 310lbs/ft torque. Taking the cats off and chip make a massive difference!
  5. cosmic_audi

    cosmic_audi New Member

    Hell of a difference after having it done..........
  6. Gambba

    Gambba Active Member

    Take a look in the rolling road section of the forum for a comparison of a few chips out there.

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    JUSTINMC said:
    Also, any URL's to other sites providing information on this would be very much appreciated.
    Many thanks.

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    Well as requested.....

    Just to save you a bit of time ploughing through the search engines I've put my choice of top/recognised tuners for Audi's (VAG), and although originally was aimed at chip tuning encompasses general tuning as well, and does have a focus on the UK market;

    Most recognised within the UK:
    APR - www.goapr.co.uk/dealer/index.html - Good maps and well respected, especially in the US. Just released OBD* tuning. Switchable options using cruise control.
    REVO- www.revotechnik.com/uk/ukrevo.html - Good maps, one of the first tuners to offer OBD* tuning in UK. Switchable options using switch (Dongle).
    AmD - www.auto-amd.com - More than just a chip tuner, they are a complete tuner unlike many others. Respect. New one-click system offers another option on tuning, by use of the OBD port.
    Jabbasport - www.jabbasport.com/Audi/Jabbachips/Contact/contact.html - For those that want to take their tuning that little bit further. Well respected.
    Forge Motorsport - www.forgemotorsport.co.uk - No chip tuning of their own but they do offer a number of great tuning products for VAG cars.
    Star Performance - www.starperformance.co.uk - APR dealers and tuners in their own right. Favoured by the boys 'North of The Border'.
    Road and Sport Developments - www.rsdcars-uk.co.uk/ - Oettinger dealer for the UK and also well respected for general tuning and styling options.
    * - OBD = On Board Diagnostic. Tuning which is done via the diagnostic serial port located on the vehicle, so no chip replacement is required.

    European VAG tuners:
    Oettinger - www.oettinger.de or www.rsdcars-uk.co.uk/ (UK dealer) - One of the longest running tuners for Audi's. A great tuner with a great range of products.
    ABT- www.abtsportsline.co.uk/location.php3 - Again a long running tuner with good products. Official Audi chip tuning for The Netherlands, Germany and Belgium amongst other countries.
    MTM- www.mtm-online.de or www.qstuning.com (UK dealer) - Well known for good maps with solid performance.
    Projectzwo- www.projektzwo.de or www.roadandsport.co.uk (UK dealer) - Again a long runing tuner that's well respected.
    SKN- www.skn-tuning.com or contact SKN (UK) Ltd. on www.scottsmototune.co.uk - Not so well known but good products nonetheless.
    Upsolute - www.upsolute.com - Austrian tuner, well known worldwide.

    Other recognised tuners for chips mainly;
    Superchips - www.superchips.co.uk - Regarded as a general tuner offering nothing special, but map on 1.8T does produce good results!
    Wetterauer - www.wetterauer.de - Not so well known german tuner, but still heard of. Used in both the US and Europe.
    DBM - www.dbmengineering.nl - Similar to Jabbasport but in Holland. Nice product range with carbon air boxes. Produced a 420bhp S3 for the road!!
    Bullpower - www.bullpower.nl - Very little known about this tuner, but show good figures.
    Sportec- www.sportec.ch (Even though covered by AmD) - Relatively new to the UK scene. Good torque figures produced with the maps and satisfied customers.
    Powerchips- www.powerchipgroup.com - Hardly ever mentioned on the forums, like Superchips, but look to provide good results. The website is extremely good, and the detailed datasheets provided within minutes of an enquiry are full of info. Available through www.mongooseexhausts.com or www.motorsportworld.co.uk <http://www.motorsportworld.co.uk>

    The below tuners are mainly for the US guys, as some tuners are not quite so well known or even available within Europe or have different US websites to the above.
    APR - www.goapr.com - Very well known both in Europe and the States and stage III tuning gives very good figures.
    GIAC- www.giacusa.com - Again another well known tuner in the states.
    Neuspeed - www.neuspeed.com - Well known in the states, but less so than the two above.
    Greedspeed - www.greedspeed.com - I don't know much about these guys but the Yanks do from what it seems.
    TAP (Total Audi Performance) - www.tap1.com - Again I know nothing about these guys but they do across the water
    AmD - www.amdtechnikusa.com - Newbie to the States, but based on the European arm will provide good products.
    Forge Motorsport - www.forgemotorsport.com - No chip tuning of their own but they do offer a number of great tuning products for VAG cars.

    All have their merits, and really it's a personal choice, and you MUST check around before choosing in my opinion. There are many other smaller tuners who offer chips etc. who are not widely recognised, but can offer options cheaper than above, so additonal research can pay off.
    Do not think for one moment that the above is comprehensive, it is only my opinion and based on my knowledge of tuning, the products offered and comments I have picked up on my travels and is intended to be unbiased, but I do have a weak spot for Oettinger these days.

    Chip tuning note: As silly as it may seem but the small things can influence your decision when looking at chipping, such as the option to revert back to a standard map, the extras that come with a particular chip or even the style of the badge they offer for the rear of your car! So do your research and it'll pay off in the long run.

  7. Mike.M

    Mike.M Well-Known Member

    Its the list again /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/lol.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh_roll.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/lol.gif

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