View Full Version : I wanna get chipped but need some info

09-22-2005, 10:18 PM
I have a 1997 a4 2.8Q and am thinking about getting chipped but dont really know what is the best way to go about it? what chip should i get? Can i get one used and does it matter that much if it is used? How much power am i going to gain if i chip my car? thanks
any help would be great

09-22-2005, 10:21 PM
Sorry I'm stupid, thought it was a 1.8T

09-22-2005, 10:27 PM
he has a 2.8.

you definately should reconsider because the chip will only give you about 5-10 hp on a 2.8. also is the 1997 2.8 30 vavle or 12 valve? spending $500 for 5-10 hp isn't worth it in my opinion.

09-22-2005, 10:28 PM
you posted wrong... he has a 2.8... not gonna gain much out of a chip. if your triptronic you could get a transmission chip, significantly faster shifts.

09-22-2005, 10:48 PM
or keep your $500 cuz when gas hits $5 a gallon, you goan need it.
but seriously though, get exhaust or suspension upgrades

09-22-2005, 10:52 PM
My bad, I read the word chipped and instantly thought of it being a 1.8T. Can't get much power out of a 12V. And there aren't any chips that I know of?

09-23-2005, 12:33 AM
Originally posted by almaster666
or keep your $500 cuz when gas hits $5 a gallon, you goan need it.

Goddamn you hurrican season hitting our rigs!!!

Im thinking about stockpiling gasoline - anyone in?

09-23-2005, 05:28 AM
Sell the car and get a 1.8T A4. I'll sell you mine.

09-23-2005, 07:18 AM
Here click on that. Read through. Go to some of the web sites and see if you can find a chip for the 2.8. That's if you have a 30v. If you have a 12v, forget about significantly tuning that thing, you'll spend lots of $$ for 20hp.

To be honest, if you do have a 30v, look into a supercharger.


09-23-2005, 01:15 PM
get a 1.8t

09-23-2005, 01:23 PM

09-24-2005, 07:14 PM
whats a good supercharger then?

09-24-2005, 07:26 PM

09-24-2005, 07:42 PM
Originally posted by dirtjumper577
whats a good supercharger then?

You mean, whats a only supercharger?

09-24-2005, 07:51 PM
Originally posted by Neo1130
You mean, whats a only supercharger?

lol... PES thats it no other choice.... its either PES or nothing... and no there really arent any used ones anywhere

09-25-2005, 09:36 AM
Originally posted by RedRocket

$300 isn't too bad for 10hp/10tq. For daily driving a chip, exhaust and intake would probably do the trick for giving the 30v just enough extra huevos.

09-25-2005, 10:49 AM
There is no "off the shelf" solution for a 97 2.8 V6. There is no chip for the 12 valve V6...GIAC makes a chip 30 valve V6 it won't work for the 12 valve.

Same deal for a supercharger this is made for the 30 valve V6. It won't work for the 12 valve.

You can get more power form the 12 valve by dumping major money into and a chipped 1.8T will walk all over you.

Try search this has been talked about many times.