To chip or not to chip - and which is best?

Henry A Harper III hah at
Mon Feb 16 13:06:37 EST 2004

I did jump on the next group buy, though - look, Ma, I'm "discerning"! IMHO, 
one of the most valuable things you can do if you're considering a chip: drive 
someone else's chipped car and compare with yours back-to-back, and decide if 
it's worth it to you. I would be shocked - *shocked* - if any member of this 
list with a chipped car turned down a polite request to show off their car. 
Find someone close to you, Tom, and give it a go.


On Monday, February 16, 2004 8:37 AM, Kerry Griffith [SMTP:i2k at] 
> Tom,
> My car has been chipped for five years, with excellent results. The
> difference in power is substantial. However, there is a subjective
> component, so what feels like a worthwhile difference to me may seem a waste
> of money to you. I remember when the discerning Henry Harper III drove my
> car (which also has an RS2 exhaust manifold) he noticed a difference, but
> didn't immediately remove both hands from the wheel to grab for his cell
> phone with one and credit card with the other. If you've had experience with
> modifying cars, you'll probably feel that it's very inexpensive power. If
> not, you may be somewhat non-plussed.

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