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N8Cas
08-14-2007, 03:16 PM
I've heard people say something about a GIAC "X" chip (and not to pair an upgraded n75 valve with it) I've read people describing their chip as PC-16...I've read about the 1.0bar representing atmospheric pressure, etc, etc...... so what's the difference between a GIAC chip and a GIAC "X" chip?


I'd like to know the specs for my chip (AWE didn't send much detail with the computer and the GIAC website didn't go into much detail)

I purchased the GIAC chip installed recently by AWE-tuning - here's the info from my order:

GIAC chip for the 1997 - 1999.5 1.8t 20V Sedan FWD Manual part # PGL30A.V03

Ewok_Fetus
08-14-2007, 03:17 PM
X chip is for DBW and you don't have that... Giac X boosts about 20 psi...

Devious27t
08-14-2007, 03:46 PM
X chip is for DBW and you don't have that... Giac X boosts about 20 psi...

the DBW cars have larger stock turbos and can sustain more boost (at least more than the smaller K03 on the nDBW cars)

sixfiveoh
08-14-2007, 03:50 PM
Holy shit, 20psi? I gotta get chipped!

speedydragon
08-14-2007, 04:30 PM
X chip is for DBW and you don't have that... Giac X boosts about 20 psi...

if the x chip is more powerful than reg 1.0bar, then why does AWE site state 150hp cars get 47hp and 80 lb tq, and 170hp cars get only 40hp and 80lb tq.? I kno that the X chip is 1.3bar, but I haven't seen any sites posting the gains.

Ewok_Fetus
08-14-2007, 04:43 PM
150+47= 197
170+40= 210

Still a 13 hp difference... As with the torque...

speedydragon
08-14-2007, 04:53 PM
150+47= 197
170+40= 210

Still a 13 hp difference... As with the torque...

yea, but the 150hp is 1.0bar, while the 170 is 1.3bar. How is a 1.0bar going to make more power than a 1.3bar? thats my question. Since 1.0 bar is 14.5psi and 1.3bar is around 19-20psi.

Devious27t
08-14-2007, 04:57 PM
yea, but the 150hp is 1.0bar, while the 170 is 1.3bar. How is a 1.0bar going to make more power than a 1.3bar? thats my question. Since 1.0 bar is 14.5psi and 1.3bar is around 19-20psi.

diminishing marginal returns. The little K03 becomes a hair dryer after awhile so running more boost will not give as much of a gain.

DJmuggs
08-14-2007, 05:49 PM
what GIAC chip do i have

abad one.

N8Cas
08-14-2007, 06:31 PM
abad one.

thx