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Re: modified ECU
OK, so it seems a few of the faithful are going to be sacrificing to the audi
god of blessed acceleration very soon...
I've been trying for a while to get a couple of groups that make software to
"brew your own" motronic chip to make a version for the '91 200q 20vt and
S4/S6; so far, no luck; seems like they'd prefer to work on higher volume
production cars _without_ an existing market for chips.
So, since there are three venders (at least) providing different chips for the
20vt; and it seems that there are quite a few S4/S6 owner who are also
interested in chipping their beasts (in addition to us 200-20v owners), seems
like we could approach a couple of the venders and see about a coordinated
group purchase (for a discount). I think if we could drop the price just a
bit there would be more interest in this... kind of like the eurolights order
we just did.
Rather than have 4 or 5 people call each vender, it seems we should get a
consensus on who is likely to have the cash for an upgraded box sometime this
spring; say after tax day. This doesn't have to be a firm committment, just
"If the price is right, I'll likely buy" kind of thing.
The normally aspirated 20-valve group did this through TAP a year ago or so.
I'd also like a list consensus on which chip set/company people would prefer
I'll pull together a basic web page showing who sells chips, what they claim
for HP improvements, and normal pricing. Anyone with this info, please email
me. Also, if you have comments about your chip, that would be useful as well.
Some of this info is already listed on the S-car registry site...
I think to make this the most attractive to venders, we should decide on one
vendor/chipset, and get the discounted rate on that. Any comments
appreciated. Upgrades would likely require appointments, and overnight
shipping of the ECU, so it might take a while to fill all the orders... which
works for me, as I'm still convincing my wife that this is ... necessary.
chris miller, windham nh, firstname.lastname@example.org
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