[s-cars] Question About Chip Options
mik at info.fundp.ac.be
Mon Nov 24 08:22:19 EST 2003
I have a "Superchipped" RS2 ECU on my desk that if you knew what it
contains, you'd be pulling your hairs! The fuel chip contains only rubbish
(the car runs worse than stock with this supershits ECU) and the boost chip
is stock. BTST (been there seen that) on loads of other S2s and S4s
initially superchipped, but possibly the US S4 chips aren't the same????
At 03:10 24/11/2003 -0500, FvAMI at aol.com wrote:
>In a message dated 11/21/03 6:10:29 PM Pacific Standard Time,
>MartinGG at aetna.com writes:
> > because finding the maps in the boost chip has
> > to
> > be too complicated for their highly skilled, top-notch (ahem) engineers.
>In all fairness to superchips ... I bought their product for the UrS4 in late
>1996 and they do know where the boost maps are ... I think a quick compare
>with some other players could have quickly told them the locations ... As a
>matter of fact I derived my first boost chip for my own consumption in
>ahem ... after evaluating their code and the stock code.
>At that time they absolutely did not recommend using a stiffer wastegate
>spring until I called and complained about the lack of horsepower.
>They had a very elegant fuel encryption board ... similar to the one MTM uses
>... but much higher production quality ... and very nice high quality labels
>on the EPROMs.
>The good thing about them was that I bought it for $250.00 installed. I ended
>up taking them out and sending them back and got a refund without any issues.
>It did increase the torque but unimpressive on the horsepower. But I fixed
>that and got the best of both worlds at least I thought it was good for that
>Superchips is more into building chips for a broad market of cars but it
>would be a little extreme to think they couldn't find the boost maps.
>them ineffectively is probably a fair assessment!
>Feico van der Laan
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