ECU Chip Upgrade

Chris Covington malth at
Tue Jun 4 10:25:40 EDT 2002


I would avoid the K&N filter because of the possibility of contaminating
the MAF with K&N oil, just keep on replacing the stock filters.  I would
also avoid TAP, because of multiple horror stories on these lists.  On the
other hand, I know of no IA horror stories.

Before you chip it, are you getting full boost (1.8 on the dash)?  Check if not.

'91 200q20v (IA3)

On Tue, 4 Jun 2002, Mike & Beth Vitrano wrote:

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> Need advise/recommendations before I "chip" my 91 200 20v. Chris is not a fan of TAP, but their 2 chip with stiffer wastegate spring (80 hp increase) @ $475.00 is hard to resist. My 20v has 208000 miles and is original and appears to have been taken care of, but as I told Chris, I don't want to "hurt" the engine with too much hp. Has anyone used a TAP chip? IA wants $595.00 for their Stage 3 upgrade with less hp, but I understand they have a good reputation. Any feedback would be appreciated. Also, what is everyone's take and experience with the K&N replacement filter (not the "cone").
> Thanks,
> Mike Vitrano
> Mike's VW Service
> Culleoka, TN
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