Chip upgrades ECS-tuning???

Bobby Richter bobby at
Thu Jan 23 06:36:09 EST 2003

I must agree with Mihnea. You are missing a golden opportunity to get
your car going incredibly well for a fraction of the cost. No only does
Mihnea know exactly what is going on in the ECU, he is also offering to
provide free updates and service for a whole year. I have got one of his
modifications and I have better fuel economy,  never felt a misfire or
knock and have well over 320HP available (AAN motor with RS2 turbo - the
rest is stock). HE is good and you have really got nothing to loose.
The commercial guys sell you a crap chip for a lot of money and do not
have a clue how it works.
Bobby (Cape Town, South Africa)

-----Original Message-----
From: Mihnea Cotet [mailto:mik at]
Sent: 23 January 2003 12:57 AM
To: Audi Sport; 200q20v at
Subject: Re: Chip upgrades ECS-tuning???

Please guys, it's about the 3rd or 4th time I'm explaining this, no more
than 260 HP is achievable with a 2 Bar MAP sensor, otherwise if the ECS
chip is the same as TAP, it should be real sh*t because this chip uses a
stiffer WG spring that tricks the ECU and it doesn't measure nor
pressure from this point on.

I don't mean to bug you guys with my own commercial interest, because I
don't care if you go and buy the chip at ECS after all, but this kind of
mod will only bring you maybe 265 HP on a dyno and the reslt isn't that
good. Haven't you heard yet of the infamous TAP chip for the 3B engines?
Ask the other listers what they think and you'll see for yourself, or
searching the archives.

Actually, TAP have a chipset where they claim +100 HP. Please believe
I've studied the 3B chips and compressor maps enough so I can say with
eyes closed that a chip alone can't provide more than 280 HP, not even I
claiming more than 280 HP from my own chips, but the difference is that
chips provide accurate boost control. Furthermore, while speaking about
service, will ECS provide you with absolutely FREE chip upgrades in case
you feel something isn't perfect or if I come to figure a particular
setting will be better than another? I don't think so. I am intending to
on a dyno to do the final setting for my chips so then you'll also know
exactly how much HP you can have.



At 16:55 22/01/2003 -0500, Audi Sport wrote:
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>They have the same stuff as Total Audi Performance.
>I have read good reports about the ECS-tuning Stage 1 chip for $425.00
>which is said to give +65 HP
>Go to
>When you go there be sure to go to the gallery and look at Tom's
>200TQ20V. It is awesome.
>I would like to get the opinions of the experts in this group and
>reports from those who have went there about the ECS-tuning chip and
>service itself as this is where I am considering going.
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