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audi a3 1.6 chips and remaps info

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by valyboi, Aug 27, 2013.

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    Hia guys
    What different chips can I get for my 1998 1.6 a3 I know everyone say they pointless but it's Werth a go. I would like to know these loads on ebay chip powerbos, or the solder in chips? ect do these actually do anything or does anyone know of one that I can get and works with out making my car go pop much help would be great

    Thanks nick
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    Unfortunately dude theres pretty much zilch in the way of power gains to be had chipping/mapping a n/a 1.6 engine. Best of saving the dosh and putting it towards a 1.8t
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    That's rather **** to be honest ain' it :/ amd in Essex said they can do it but cost 300 and only gain 9-12bhp if I could get power box or chip that would do a little something
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    Something that's not 300 for 10bhp be great power box soldered chip
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    Quite aside from it not being worth doing for the gains, those ebay maps, chips or whatever they are are 100% definitely a big no no. Everybody will tell you ( on a 1.8T ) to go to B5, R-tech or Unicorn, the reason being that they are tried, tested, proven and reliable or in other words the total opposite to anything bought off ebay
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    Its a non flashable ECU IIRC so would be physical chip... a 1.6 is a stepping stone to a 1.8t... drive it, enjoy the cheapness it brings then buy a 1.8t... <end/>

    Tuning NA stuff is expensive and only rewarding on the right engine... the 1.6 is not one of them..

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    Totally understand thanks guys yeah I get what you mean by its a non tunable engine thanks for the info guys
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    NA tuning is a black art... its all about getting the engine to breath... all a chip on a engine like this typically does is alter timing a little and fuelling to lift power but never by much... back in the day you ported heads, raised compression, 4-2-1 exhaust systems, cams and fitted one carb per cylinder to maximise breathing ability... I spent a fortune getting my old 2ltr pinto engine up to 150hp...

    If you can afford the insurance of a 1.8t buy one and tune it, if you can't then drive the 1.6 until you can... its really that simple...

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