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Discussion in 'Audi S4/A4/A4 Cab (B7 Chassis)' started by R14AYN, Mar 12, 2008.

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    R14AYN Driving like it was stolen

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    I really really want to chip my 2.0 tfsi in the very near future however its a lease car so if I did anything that resulted in a warranty claim being rejected I would be in serious bother.

    Has anyone ever had a warranty claim rejected due to a chip?

    What companies can reset the counter so that Audi can't tell it has been changed?

    All help appreciated!
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    Try www.angeltuning.co.uk.

    they re-mapped my 3.0tdi quattro yesterday and did a brilliant job. Speak to Nigel.

    Jools
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    This is just what I have been waiting for as I have looking at numerous web sites but still a bit wary of who to use.

    I e-mailed angeltuning and Nigel came straight back with a number of comprehensive replies outlining what can be done with the 2.0 TFSI. On a Saturday with the rugby going on as well.

    I'm very interested in doing this and will give it some serious thought.

    Thanks.
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    No Idea where your located mate but I highly recommend Ray West at West tuning. http://www.west-tuning.com he did my 2.0tfsi in the golf, my 1.8t in the leon and will be looking after the audi soon too.
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    R14AYN Driving like it was stolen

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    Thanks folks

    jools spoke to Nigel - very helpful chap who thinks I'll see a major change and sounded like he knows what’s what.

    NobberUK I'm in sunny Glasgow so west is about as far away as you could get! They sound like a good knowledgeable company though.

    Both Nigel & Ray said that Audi would not be able to tell that the software had been changed, they may over write it but they have no way to tell its been modified and thus shouldn't mess with any warranty claim should it arise. Has anyone found this not to be the case?

    Also one company thinks he can get gains of about 50 bhp and about a second off the 0 to 60 is - is this true from experience??




    Thanks again
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    I've read about 40-50bhp with a bit of pipe work and the same torque increase too. I'll be off to see Ray real soon, he's a legend without doubt. My mk5 GTi is incredible in every gear thanks to his map! Add that to the KW V3 setup he did and its a very competent car!
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    Do their remaps reset the ECU Flash counter then? Most remaps don't reset the counter, so each time a map is applied it will increase by 1 and is pretty obvious on a dealers diagnostic kit. Granted most of them probably don't pay it any attention. The only company that have a way around it, that I know of, are the GIAC based remaps. Not sure of who their dealers are in the UK, other than Star Performance up in Scotland.
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    mjswell - that was my understanding as well, I remember a big whoha not that long ago about companies now being able to reset the counter to whatever it was before the map.
    This really is my main concern as if the warranty is made void I’m sure there will be some horrendous penalty clause in my lease.
    Both seem to think the dealers have no clue but if I was a Technician working on a slightly non standard car a remap would be the first thing I would look for.

    Spoke to Jim at Star and he said that Audi can tell (which I thought made sense) however he sets the counter to whatever it was before he started. He thinks I'll get an increase of about 25/30 bhp, about 60Nm of torque and about .7 sec off the 0 ro 60 and about 4/5 off o to 100 which sounds a bit more realistic.
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    I'll update this when mine gets done, see what sort of figures it gets. Lol, i've just thought, i've not posted a single picture of the Audi, can't you tell i have very little love for it!
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    Would be intrigued to hear about 'the new audi', eh Staypuff.
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    Bartholomew - I wondered when you'd show up!

    Not much to tell on the Audi front, waiting for 'budget funding'. Things I will say are:

    It's Big
    It's Heavy
    It's Slow
    It's Diesel
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