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Re: FW: upgrading to a "performance chip", beware of your purchase
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: Re: FW: upgrading to a "performance chip", beware of your purchase
- From: "Robert (Bob) Myers" <RMYERS@WVNVAXA.WVNET.EDU>
- Date: Tue, 30 Aug 1994 15:37:04 -0400 (EDT)
- In-Reply-To: Your message dated "Tue, 30 Aug 1994 11:49:00 -0600 (mdt)"<2E637F75@smtpgate.ball.com>
- Organization: West Virginia Network
- Reply-To: quattro
- Sender: quattro-owner
I am happy with the performance gain I have gotten with the modification
provided by Superchips. I have no real idea exactly how the changes have
been made or even exactly what those changes are. However, don't bother
trying to keep up with me if you are driving a strictly stock '89 200TQ.
You will be left behind shortly after the boost hits. The acceleration
(after the boost level reaches some major portion of my new maximum) is
FANTASTIC! These mountains I drive every day seem to be almost flat now.
I used to think that third gear was a super passing gear. Now I don't
need to mess with third unless the situation is really tight and I need
to get out, 'round, 'n' right back in "raht now" (as we say here in WV).
Fourth gear is better now than third gear used to be as a passing gear.
Drop it into fourth and step on the pedal. You accelerate more or
less like you did before the mod was done until your front bumper gets
about even with the rear bumper of the car you are passing and then,
all of a sudden, the boost hits and you are doing 85 and are around and back
in your lane in almost nothing flat.
Now, what has Peter Wales done to my car? DAMFINO. Am I complaining? Not
on your life! Could I have gotten equivalent or better gains less expensively?
I don't know. Do I feel cheated? Absolutely not. I got better than what
I expected, at least in terms of better acceleration. BTW it also helps
in cornering - better weight transfer to the rear wheels tends to keep the
back end in tighter.
As they say, YMMV.
Happy motoring. Oh, I am in no way connected with Superchips other than as
a satisfied customer.
Bob __________________________________________________ ^_____^
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