After the South Bay Area meeting last saturday a few of us have decided to
upgrade our computers (among other things). So here's some of the info I
found on my search for information.
Walter at Europart (619.742.3377) said that he would deal on the chips, I
seem to recall his were approximately $500. I called a reference he gave me
in Sacramento (Eric Corfee of Corfee Car Care 916.649.0222).
Eric owns a QTC and services approximately 5 or 6 of them in the sacramento
area. He really was a wealth of information. He said that they have tried the
new DInan chip for the QTC and that they experienced pinging and possible
detonation. He said that the chips from IA and europarts worked just fine. He
said that they're are few true gurus of the QTC and that Ned Ritchie is
clearly one of the best. There has been some talk of obtaining chips from a
source in Canada. And I drove a car that had the chip form Al ? in Quebec
(Hypertec?), the car was really fast. This guy claims close to 100 hp
improvement. Several of the people I talked to seemed to discount this claim.
I then called Ned and since I already have a european mod to my computer he
would upgrade my car to a stage 2 (approx 230hp) for $300.00. He also said
that he would deal on the chips, but he couldn't go as low as the guy from
canada (his were $450 if we bought 3 chips). He also said that he once sent
just the chip to somebody to put in himself. But that it turned into a
disaster. Ned also said that he makes two other modifications to the ECU
that he does'nt tell anybody about (didn't tell anybody about?). He also
scramblers (?) the code so that nobody can read it, and there's some fuse or
something that will blow if anybody tries to do this. He also said that if
you use a socket so that you can just plug and unplug the chips in you can
get something called "chip creep"(?). So he sodiers (sp) the chips into
So as far as chips go that's what I have found out. Does anybody have
anything to add? Is their anybody out there that has used any canadian chips,
dinan, ia etc.
I also found that a eurosport intercooler that is 33% bigger than stock costs
$1750 american. The abt instrument pod is $325 (gauges not included),
upgraded fuel distributer is approx $375. The Eurosport cam (296) is $725.