[s-cars] Question About Chip Options
mik at info.fundp.ac.be
Fri Nov 21 20:23:06 EST 2003
One piece of advice, stay away from Superchips! They don't know anything
about programming a Motronic ECU, they just raise security maps, increase
the fuelling to over 20% over stock mixture and alter boost by means of a
stiffer wastegate spring because finding the maps in the boost chip has to
be too complicated for their highly skilled, top-notch (ahem) engineers.
At 14:18 21/11/2003 -0800, David Greaves wrote:
>I am thinking about buying a chip upgrade, b/c as a
>former 98 Vette driver, I miss a 100+mph quarter mile
>car bottom line, plus I would like to minimize some of
>the power lulls I have found with my 94 S-4.
>I see that there is Superchips, MTM, and TAP. I
>notice that TAP is significantly less expensive.
>Whats the difference? And when considering the bang
>for the buck aspect, (Id rather not spend a ton of
>money) which is the better route to go? I have read, I
>believe from the UrS4 site, that the TAP renders less
>horsepower, but still brings on gobs of torque at
>boost. Furthermore, does anyone have any sense of
>the 0 to 60 times I can see using the respective chips
>above and with K and N filter on each one?
>Finally, what are the real concerns in terms of car
>wear when chipping the s-4? I dont want to replace a
>tranny because of this!
>thanks for all the help you can offer
>1994 Pearl s-4 w/83,000 miles.
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