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noorcali
12-17-2010, 06:02 PM
Hi, so my friend used to have a 1998 b5 a4 and he chipped it.
I don't know to much about chipping and he told me it makes the car perform really well.
I researched a bit, but I just want to get a better understanding of it because I want to chip my 1997 a4 b5 2.8L.APR chips appear to be the most popular.
If anyone can tell me that'd be great.
Thanks.

coolgraymemo
12-17-2010, 06:03 PM
Chips wont do much for a 2.8.

If you had a 1.8T it would gain some power.

noorcali
12-17-2010, 06:03 PM
What do you mean?

coolgraymemo
12-17-2010, 06:09 PM
a chip wont increase your power very much.

its a popular mod for 1.8T's and not so popular for V6's.

it increase the boost in a 1.8t = more power. also, does some other stuff.




http://www.goapr.com/products/ecu_upgrade_a418t.html

APR doesn't have a chip for a V6

noorcali
12-17-2010, 06:11 PM
Ok, what does chipping do to the car though, specifically?

noorcali
12-17-2010, 06:16 PM
What opther brands would you recommend for 2.8?

russianguy.2007
12-17-2010, 06:25 PM
do some research pal.

chipping a non turbo car will give you 6-8hp.

so i wouldnt recommend a chip for your 2.8

AudiNFS
12-17-2010, 06:25 PM
I hate to say it but no really "recommends" anything for a 2.8. Mostly because the chips don't give as much gains in a 2.8 as they do in a 1.8T because the 2.8's don't have a turbocharger.

uamishka
12-17-2010, 07:18 PM
Chip remaps the factory settings such as timing, fuel to air ratio and boost (from around 6-7 to 15 all the way to 21psi). The car's stock tune is made for it to last and for all the components to withstand the warranty periods. So theoretically you can say that your engine is tuned to 70% of its performance from factory and chipping it would bring it to 90% (numbers are strictly for sake of example). In NA cars there isn't much room to do all those changes so you are really paying a lot of money for 6-8 extra HPs. Like everyone else said you have to do your research about how you want to tune your car but it's definitely not as easy to get the numbers as with a turbocharged engine. Good luck!

movement360
12-18-2010, 03:21 PM
Chip remaps the factory settings such as timing, fuel to air ratio and boost (from around 6-7 to 15 all the way to 21psi). The car's stock tune is made for it to last and for all the components to withstand the warranty periods. So theoretically you can say that your engine is tuned to 70% of its performance from factory and chipping it would bring it to 90% (numbers are strictly for sake of example). In NA cars there isn't much room to do all those changes so you are really paying a lot of money for 6-8 extra HPs. Like everyone else said you have to do your research about how you want to tune your car but it's definitely not as easy to get the numbers as with a turbocharged engine. Good luck!

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uamishka
12-18-2010, 08:40 PM
"Yo, let's get outta here..... word to yo' motha"

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BASARAB
12-18-2010, 10:35 PM
Lol at this thread.