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Fast01TT
08-05-2005, 01:42 PM
so i was gonna chip my TT, but i also was thinking about getting a turbo upgrade. my question is, do i need to get my car chipped if i want to do a turbo upgrade?

Benfica09
08-05-2005, 01:50 PM
if you're a 180, APR is the only off the shelf turbo kit.
there is no developed kit for the 225's.

and yes, with any turbo upgrade the ecu needs re-mapping to deal with the added air and fuel.

EVIL-AUDI
08-05-2005, 02:32 PM
^^ He knows the deal ^^

HazeJz36
08-05-2005, 02:36 PM
Benfica... didnt u have a saab?

EVIL-AUDI
08-05-2005, 02:40 PM
He still does. Viggen

ncttrnl
08-05-2005, 03:18 PM
No matter what you do, A bigger turbo will mean some form of chip or additional controls to make it work properly.

What do you have, 180 or 225?

I thought MTM had a kit out for the 225.

There is also the neuspeed or other K04 kits for the 180

APR stage 3 for the 180 is a gt28rs now

And then there are all the piece it together yourself kits out thre from the likes of ATP and others.

There are far more options than people like to think but it all depends on what car you have, what your budget is, and what you want out of your car. If your a n00b and you suck at teh wrenching then you certainly want to stay away from the more custom kits. If you just want crazy money is no object power, companies like HPA are willing to help you light a fire to burn as much money and rubber as you'd like. Then, if your like me and don't mind tearing apart your car for months at a time to do the work yourself on weekends, you can do whatever makes you happy or even unhappy and drink alot of beer in the process.

Fast01TT
08-05-2005, 05:07 PM
so, getting my car chipped is pointless if i want to upgrade my turbo? yes gt28rs from apr is the 1 i was thinking about. i dont really know if i can do this myself or not but my dad is willing to help me and he does know much about cars. so any suggestions what i should get before i upgrade the turbo?

ncttrnl
08-05-2005, 09:04 PM
Originally posted by Fast01TT
so, getting my car chipped is pointless if i want to upgrade my turbo? yes gt28rs from apr is the 1 i was thinking about. i dont really know if i can do this myself or not but my dad is willing to help me and he does know much about cars. so any suggestions what i should get before i upgrade the turbo?

Ask your local APR dealer if they have an upgrade or buyback program.

Sometimes you get a deal if you already have their chip and are just stepping up to a big injector, turbo upgrade, etc program.

I was just in a stage 3 APR A4 the other night... you picked an awesome kit to look at. Very driveable but with lots of power.

Fast01TT
08-06-2005, 12:04 AM
thanks so much ncttrnl and everyone else. i will go to my apr dealer here in CO which is only about an hour away :)

quattro411
08-14-2005, 10:31 AM
if the apr stage III is a gt28rs now don't spend your money there you can get it cheaper somewhere else, try turbobygarrett or atp

Frank Black
08-29-2005, 09:44 AM
Apr stage III is a gt28r. The Apr stage III+ is a gt28rs.