chipping 3B's

Richard Tanimura Richard at
Tue Apr 1 20:56:01 EST 2003


I am really glad you came out with that. It is what this list is for and
what I feel it is all about. You are right. There are guys that do not
believe in tooting their own horn at all and just let their products speak
for themselves. Obviously Ned has made a lot of satisfied drivers or you
wouldn't be standing up for him.

I didn't mean to imply that silence was to be mistaken for lack of knowledge
or committment to this community. I guess my context is Europe where the
shops tend not to engage in discourse about their work. I don't mean giving
away secrets. I mean being free with info about the product you bought. I am
glad Ned is different. And I am glad you pointed it out.


-----Original Message-----
From: Todd Phenneger [mailto:tquattroguy at]
Sent: den 1 april 2003 19:49
To: Richard Tanimura; auditude at; 200q20v at
Subject: RE: chipping 3B's

I'll speak up for Ned Ritchie at Intended Acceleration.
Ned has spent countless hours testing his chips and has a host
of chips to meet anyone needs.  Probably 95% of his chips sold
are of the Stage 3 or 3+ variety.  The Difference being the 3+
has a 3bar Pressure Transducer and altered maps to accomodate
the extra boost.  But He has also done chips to accomodate
larger turbos, higher rev limits, etc.  For example, the most
powerful chip I've seen yet was for Alex N's 4ktq.  With a T3/T4
Turbo that had clipped turbine fins for higher reving that car
was FAST.  Ned and Alex spent days testing the car with numerous
different chip setups.  The car was fast with the normal Stage
3+ but was MUCH faster when they were done.  Probably around
450hp but I'm not quoting that. :-)
  Anyhow, Since Ned doenst seem to be on this list right now I
though I'd speak up for him.  I know he has MANY happy
  I'm not saying anything agains Mihnea, he has obviously done
much research as well.  Just posting another option.  I know Ned
knows these ECU's VERY well.  He doesnt like to actively promote
his products on these lists however as he sees it as
advertising.  So, I'll speak up for him.  For more info contact
him @

--- Richard Tanimura <Richard at> wrote:
> Ken,
> I am also interested to know which chips and mods people use
> and how happy
> they are with them. Let's do it.
> Here is my take on after market chips. If you sorted car
> owner, they would
> cover the spectrum from those who don't care about how it
> works as long as
> it works to those who are curious about how everything works.
> I tend to be
> in the second group.
> That's why I am opting for Mihnea. I want to know how and why
> my car does
> things. It is just the way I am. I am sure MTM, Abt, and a
> host of others
> know tons. But they ain't talkin'. Mihnea does.
> I am also a bit closer to Brussels than you are. If I need
> answers, I will
> drop in on Mihnea, fill him so full of Belgien beer he will
> think he is
> Mannichen Pis (the peeing statue in Brussels) and force him to
> answer :-)
> Rich
> -----Original Message-----
> From: 200q20v-admin at
> [mailto:200q20v-admin at]On
> Behalf Of auditude at
> Sent: den 1 april 2003 05:06
> To: 200q20v at
> Subject: chipping 3B's
> I guess the Motronic world isn't one where there will likely
> end up being a
> QLCC type of
> upgrade anytime soon.  I imagine a group purchase like was
> organized by
> Chris Miller in
> times past isn't likely either.
> I can appreciate what Mihnea is doing and want to see that
> develop,
> hopefully without any
> incarceration or grenading.  So far I'm leaning towards a
> Hoppen/MTM upgrade
> out of the
> options I'm aware of.
> Have their been any surveys on this list to quantify how many
> folks are
> running chipped 3B's
> versus stock ones?  Or perhaps who's running which types of
> upgrades?
> Assuming most folks either have their upgrades or know which
> ones they want,
> does anyone
> else really care about this kind of stuff?  I'm just curious
> what people
> think about the various
> options.
> Thanks,
> Ken
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