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chip or not to chip

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by kek700, Mar 14, 2010.

  1. kek700

    kek700 New Member

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    I have a 2001 AMK 210hp s3, the performance is reasonably good.
    But the car seems to rely on revs rather than shove, I am reasonably sure it is giving the correct performance.
    I did time to 80mph and the performance/power output was about right.

    I just have this overriding doubt that chipping it for 260hp from the likes of AMD is going to be a waste of £400, I will spend the cash and the difference will disappoint.

    I appreciate that it is difficult to give a true descriptive value on the difference
    between a stage 1 modified car and a standard one.

    If you keep on adding hp and torque it is then becomes easier to imagine the increased performance, but what will 60 odd horse power and torque give.

    Can anyone convince me to part with my £400 ????
     
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  3. 16Klappe

    16Klappe I <3 Panda's!
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    The torque is what will impress you with the remap, it changes the car completely.

    Why don't you do a search or something? Honestly there are 100's (not even exaggerating!) of topics exactly the same as this...

    And for reference it is a remap, not a chip you'll be getting.
     
  4. sportstractor

    sportstractor Chugger

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    no, i cant convince you.

    But it does completely transform a car.

    and after parting with your £400, you will have access to 40 virgins
     
  5. Lemon S3

    Lemon S3 Alex

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    Where abouts are you from mate?
     
  6. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow...
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    Get a Revo trial... (they are free) you will be converted lol

    <tuffty/>
     
  7. finesse

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    Don't be soft, get the Amd remap
     
  8. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    Dooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo it. :)
     
  9. s3 Hoggy

    s3 Hoggy Whats going on???

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    if it wer twice the price it would still be well worth it!
     
  10. Maz

    Maz Moon is made of green cheese

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    Just do it, you know it makes sense!!!

    You wont regret it!
     
  11. S3KO4

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    It's the best thing you could do in terms of performance, and you could shave off 1sec from your 0-62mph. you would love it.
     
  12. kek700

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    convinced.. ......... i will book it into Essex AMD. were do i go for the 40 virgins.
     
  13. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow...
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    They come to you LOL

    <tuffty/>
     
  14. sportstractor

    sportstractor Chugger

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    Brighton,

    Nobody said they were female virgins
     
  15. will_maddox

    will_maddox New Member

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    haha giggled at this thread :icon_thumright:
     
  16. Alex C

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    Essex AMD? I think your bang out of luck finding your 40 virgins in Essex! ;)
     
  17. Matt82

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    correct, esp around thurrock

    sounds like youve been robbed
     
  18. JD09

    JD09 I'm not modding, I'm improving
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    You should try Liverpool.

    I think I need to go and get a Revo trial to make my mind up on this. I just still worry about extra strain on the Turbo, as I really don't want to be spending money on refurbing/replacing it.
     
  19. s3gav

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    JD09 ive had mine chipped for over 3yrs and its never missed abeat had the turbo inspected recently and its spot on and my car has done 98k
    do it you wont regret it
     
  20. JD09

    JD09 I'm not modding, I'm improving
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    Appreciate that chap!
     
  21. JS1500

    JS1500 Howdy

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    Do it do it do it.

    Custom Code = £312
    R-Tech = £250ish

    Do it.
     

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