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audiholix
04-05-2008, 11:00 AM
Would anyone happen to know if a 5 spd giac x chip can be swapped into a TIP vehicle and be functional? does it simply involve swapping it out and letting the ecu re-code itself in the new vehicle? how about the tip stock ecu I will be putting in my 5spd? I'm going GTRS + revo tune next week but selling my x chip and wanted to make sure that it worked before i sold it to the person. thanks.

Stampy
04-05-2008, 11:58 AM
I believe you can recode it with VAG. Thats what the dude that sold me my APR chip did. His was TIP and I have a 5spd. He had a buddy recode and sent it my way. No problems. This is of course APR. Maybe GIAC is different.

ntense1
04-05-2008, 12:29 PM
It seems we are asking the same questions. I have asked on three different forums. I'm going to talk to a friend that does this at Genesis Motorsports to see what needs to be done.

Seerlah
04-05-2008, 01:33 PM
The chips are interchangable, but I don't know the process (plug and play or not). The years that the chips are interchangeable are as such: 97-99.5, 2000, 2001, and 2001.5. They can be swapped with avant, sedan, fwd, quattro, manual or tip/automatic in those year ranges.

2000 Sedan Quattro Manual 018P08.V08
2000 Sedan FWD Manual 018P08.V08
2000 Avant Quattro Manual 018P08.V08
2000 Sedan Quattro Tiptronic 018BQ08.V08
2000 Sedan FWD Tiptronic 018BQ08.V08
2000 Avant Quattro Tiptronic 018BQ08.V08

1997 - 1999.5 Sedan Quattro Tiptronic PGL30A.V03
1997 - 1999.5 Sedan FWD Tiptronic PGL30A.V03
1997 - 1999.5 Sedan Quattro Manual PGL30A.V03
1997 - 1999.5 Sedan FWD Manual PGL30A.V03

2001 Avant Quattro Tiptronic 018M01A.V08
2001 Avant Quattro Manual 018M01A.V08
2001 Sedan Quattro Tiptronic 018M01A.V08
2001 Sedan FWD Tiptronic 018M01A.V08
2001 Sedan Quattro Manual 018M01A.V08
2001 Sedan FWD Manual 018M01A.V08

2001.5 Avant Quattro Tiptronic 018CH01A.V08
2001.5 Avant Quattro Manual 018CH01A.V08
2001.5 Sedan Quattro Tiptronic 018CH01A.V08
2001.5 Sedan FWD Tiptronic 018CH01A.V08
2001.5 Sedan Quattro Manual 018CH01A.V08
2001.5 Sedan FWD Manual 018CH01A.V08

They share the same part number.

Stampy
04-05-2008, 03:17 PM
The chips are interchangable, but I don't know the process (plug and play or not). The years that the chips are interchangeable are as such: 97-99.5, 2000, 2001, and 2001.5. They can be swapped with avant, sedan, fwd, quattro, manual or tip/automatic in those year ranges.

2000 Sedan Quattro Manual 018P08.V08
2000 Sedan FWD Manual 018P08.V08
2000 Avant Quattro Manual 018P08.V08
2000 Sedan Quattro Tiptronic 018BQ08.V08
2000 Sedan FWD Tiptronic 018BQ08.V08
2000 Avant Quattro Tiptronic 018BQ08.V08

1997 - 1999.5 Sedan Quattro Tiptronic PGL30A.V03
1997 - 1999.5 Sedan FWD Tiptronic PGL30A.V03
1997 - 1999.5 Sedan Quattro Manual PGL30A.V03
1997 - 1999.5 Sedan FWD Manual PGL30A.V03

2001 Avant Quattro Tiptronic 018M01A.V08
2001 Avant Quattro Manual 018M01A.V08
2001 Sedan Quattro Tiptronic 018M01A.V08
2001 Sedan FWD Tiptronic 018M01A.V08
2001 Sedan Quattro Manual 018M01A.V08
2001 Sedan FWD Manual 018M01A.V08

2001.5 Avant Quattro Tiptronic 018CH01A.V08
2001.5 Avant Quattro Manual 018CH01A.V08
2001.5 Sedan Quattro Tiptronic 018CH01A.V08
2001.5 Sedan FWD Tiptronic 018CH01A.V08
2001.5 Sedan Quattro Manual 018CH01A.V08
2001.5 Sedan FWD Manual 018CH01A.V08

They share the same part number.

Just out of curiosity, where did you get that info? I have an 01, not a 01.5 and my ECU is CH not M.

Seerlah
04-05-2008, 06:34 PM
Just out of curiosity, where did you get that info? I have an 01, not a 01.5 and my ECU is CH not M.

Got it off the AWE (http://www.awe-tuning.com/pages/shared/part_detail.cfm?PMaI=1&PMoI=1&PEI=2&PP=a4_18t_chips.cfm&PPT=Chips&IL=GIACChips) website.