[s-cars] Question About Chip Options

Rokas Reipa rokas at wam.umd.edu
Fri Nov 21 21:44:50 EST 2003

I have a Tap Stage 1 in my car(installed by PO)and I would not recommend it
at all. Power delivery is not smooth at all and the car does not feel as
fast as it should be. It just feels like a hack job. I'll be ditching it
soon. K&N filters should not be used on these cars because the oil from them
tends to coat the MAF. I have heard very good things about Mihnea's products
and will be getting his chips pretty soon.  I'd say avoid TAP if you can
help it. HTH,

95.5 S6
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mihnea Cotet" <mik at info.fundp.ac.be>
To: "David Greaves" <da5150_2000 at yahoo.com>; <S-CAR-List at audifans.com>
Sent: Friday, November 21, 2003 8:22 PM
Subject: Re: [s-cars] Question About Chip Options

> 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.
> HTH,
> Mihnea
> At 14:18 21/11/2003 -0800, David Greaves wrote:
> >Okay,
> >
> >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
> >
> >
> >David Greaves
> >Atlanta, GA
> >1994 Pearl s-4 w/83,000 miles.
> >
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