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Tuning. Is it worth it?

AYFOR May 29, 2006

  1. AYFOR

    AYFOR New Member

    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 £600 for an extra 35bhp?
    What does 35bhp 'convert' into, in real terms on the road?
  2. madvw

    madvw Active Member

    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.
  3. jcb

    jcb Active Member

    £600 is too rich for my blood if you are only getting 35bhp
  4. Tobez

    Tobez Member

    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
  5. docurley

    docurley Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    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.
  6. Olly_K

    Olly_K Administrator

    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

    Thinking about it, both my cars have 2 turbos, so you will prolly see 35-40 with one turbo
  7. dunk

    dunk Member

    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.

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