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i was planning on gettin an APR. and you know how it is. Like with the gym for example....ill go everyday.....and after 3 weeks you visiting crispy creme again. So back to the APR, it has the function where you can put it back to stock....
but i would like to know how often you guys keep your chip on.
i was thinking if anyone would make fun of me cus of this post......lets see how it goes


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Re: How often do you/would you use your APR? (Koobs)

APR does has a stock to chipped function, which no other chip does. I have the APR, without the extra programs, so it's always running on chipped mode, just like any others. So for the most part, once you get a chip, you have no choice.
 

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Re: How often do you/would you use your APR? (Koobs)

I use it either when I go to the dealer, or when the weather is really crappy and all I do is spin the tires due to having too much torque. The last time it snowed here I turned it off as there was no way I could use it with what little traction I had. It was hard to get going. Also, if I was a parent, I'd put it back to stock when/if my kid ever drove the car. I guess the same could also apply if you loaned your car to friends or family (or girlfriends
). Some people barely can drive with 150HP, let alone 196 w/ 240lb-ft. of torque. I've switched mine at least 10 times since I've had it in and that's only been since August 2001.
 

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Re: How often do you/would you use your APR? (lamfalus)

In Quebec there is Upsolute, GIAC but I never heard of a store/dealer who can get me hooked up. I really think that APR has the most advantages for me.
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Re: How often do you/would you use your APR? (Koobs)

quote:[HR][/HR]Like with the gym for example....ill go everyday.....and after 3 weeks you visiting crispy creme again. So back to the APR, it has the function where you can put it back to stock....[HR][/HR]​
I don't really see how that analogy works with chipping the 1.8T...
 

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Re: How often do you/would you use your APR? (Koobs)

That's a rather excellent question which suggests a misunderstanding of chipped status in general terms. Rather than driving recklessly and challenging every kid in a Tonka toy, I merely enjoy the driveability and practicality of having abundant power just a quarter inch of accelerator away. The chip is always on, because it's more urgent and more fun than the altogether adequate 180 hp. Sadly, the 150 needs CPR. Perhaps APR. Something, fer shur.
Summary: you're at another level of pleasant driving. Most chips can do that, but I prefer APR because it isn't obvious/dramatic. Just getting old, dam*it.
 

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Re: How often do you/would you use your APR? (medium cool)

is it just a flip of a switch to turn it on or off? or is there more involved?
cus i life far ass so i would like to just ram it in stock so i get more gas mileage.
cus i know you hook it up to your cruise conrtol.......but is that the only button?
look what i can do
 

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Re: How often do you/would you use your APR? (Koobs)

quote:[HR][/HR]cus i life far ass so i would like to just ram it in stock so i get more gas mileage.
look what i can do
[HR][/HR]​
hmmmmm.......could you rephrase that
 

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Re: How often do you/would you use your APR? (decoder)

only my friends understand me sorry
cus i life far ass = i live far from places
so i would like to just ram it in stock = put it in stock
so i get more gas mileage. = so i get more gas mileage

look what i can do = i am cool???
 

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Re: How often do you/would you use your APR? (Koobs)

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only my friends understand me sorry
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No problem......well I have the APR chip and I use it 100% of the time.....I do not have the EMCS control which is how you would switch from different programs....
 

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Re: How often do you/would you use your APR? (Koobs)

quote:[HR][/HR]is it just a flip of a switch to turn it on or off? or is there more involved?
cus i life far ass so i would like to just ram it in stock so i get more gas mileage.
cus i know you hook it up to your cruise conrtol.......but is that the only button?
look what i can do
[HR][/HR]​
you just have to hold the "set" button on the cruise control for 5 seconds and it chages programas - nothing else to do - total "Stealth" - my wife drives the car to work during the week in stock mode - and then I "chip it" on the weekends or in the evenings and go play - I'd say I use it more than most - change the program at least 10 times a week - never had a problem.......i got the APR chip for this reason pretty much - car gets treated nicelly for 70% of it's miles - and the other 30% is me beatin on it...
 

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Re: How often do you/would you use your APR? (JettaManDan)

I only switch it when I go to the dealer.
I doubt most people drive around in stock mode and turn to chip mode when they decide they want to go fast.
 

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Re: How often do you/would you use your APR? (SnowbrdrVW)

so what about your fuel economy?
i would guess it worsened right?
 

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Re: How often do you/would you use your APR? (Koobs)

Actually, most folks see an improvement in fuel economy. I did with my A4. I attribute this to being able to get up to speed faster and thus, I'm off boost faster. See what I mean? Without the chip I use more boost to get to the desired speed.
Thus, better fuel mileage.
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Re: How often do you/would you use your APR? (Koobs)

I didn't notice any difference in gas mileage with the chip. My tires are wearing a little faster though.
 

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Re: How often do you/would you use your APR? (boostedvdub)

and how is it power wise?
in my stock 1.8T i could get the wheels spining in first and a bit through second.......how is it with the chip?
 
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