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RE: S6 Chip and Boost Upgrade

>Date: Sat, 3 Oct 1998 13:47:20 -0700 (PDT)
>From: Philip Ross <morphalex@yahoo.com>
>Subject: Re: S6 Chip and Boost Upgrade
>- ---Phil Payne <quk@isham-research.demon.co.uk> wrote:
>> On most occasions, the disappointment is because there's something
>> wrong with the car - most often the WOT switch.  Once this is fixed,
>1. What is a WOT switch?

Wide Open Throttle switch, on the floor under the accelerator.

>2. I recently bought an S4 from an Audi dealer which turned out to
>have a Superchip in it. This invalidated the warranty and as a result
>it had to be returned to standard at a cost of 3000 to them for a new
>ECU and wastegate.
>The point is I cannot detect any difference in performance after the
.Superchip has been removed except that the fuel consumption appears to
>have improved by around 3mpg on average.
>I am left wondering if chips make any difference whatsoever.

Any dealer who declares a warranty void because there's a chip in the car is
a dealer you don't want to do business with.

There are chips and there are chips.  The Hoppen chips have a good
reputation among the Audi crowd. The TAP chip has mixed reviews, but I've
not heard anything bad about TAP's S4/S6 chip, which my dealer says is
essentially identical to the Hoppen Chip.  Superchips is an unknown, they
seem to have a chip for every vehicle, which may mean that they don't do a
good job on any of them.