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Gundem
03-21-2006, 11:30 PM
AWE claims ~0.8 sec reduce...but is it worth $250?

sushi_turbo
03-22-2006, 12:39 AM
I have the GIAC tip chip and paid around 200 for it, but then again I mostly got it so that my tranny could handle the K04.

Gundem
03-22-2006, 01:31 AM
hmmm...i wonder how it will work on 2.8.

jrau13
03-22-2006, 04:07 AM
im looking into getting it as well so im interested in what you guys have to say.

4ingDrive
03-22-2006, 04:37 AM
Try searching. It's a worthwhile investment for a tip.

TJHUB
03-22-2006, 06:05 AM
I'd say do it. $250.00 is not that big of an investment and the decreased reaction time is worth it. Just remember that the Tip Chip reduces reaction time, not actual shift times. For that you will need to upgrade the valve body.

tontod
03-22-2006, 07:29 AM
Originally posted by TJHUB
I'd say do it. $250.00 is not that big of an investment and the decreased reaction time is worth it. Just remember that the Tip Chip reduces reaction time, not actual shift times. For that you will need to upgrade the valve body.

VB still holding up for you pretty well? I am still planning on doing it sometime this year.

TJHUB
03-22-2006, 09:07 AM
Everything is all good[up]

ShawFM
03-23-2006, 04:08 PM
I have it, and like it. It does make a noticible difference in the way the car shift. In a very good way.

Originally posted by Sx2
AWE claims ~0.8 sec reduce...but is it worth $250?

Gundem
03-23-2006, 08:44 PM
^^^ did you upgrade your valve body?

TJHUB
03-24-2006, 06:27 AM
Originally posted by Sx2
^^^ did you upgrade your valve body?

Yes I did. I installed a Level 10 modified VB and it's incredible.

Click here for some light reading (http://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=76340&perpage=30&pagenumber=1)

ShawFM
03-24-2006, 01:02 PM
Originally posted by Sx2
^^^ did you upgrade your valve body?

I have not installed a VB yet, as the trans is new. only 4k miles on it since Audi replaced it. I have a warranty on it until August '06. So no further mods on the trans. and the TCU is a spare, the original is untouched, same for the ECU.