I will try to get pics up by Friday. If I have time today at work I will snap a few. It has been real cold out there! I never thought I would hear myself say this but I want it to rain or snow real bad so I can test the quattro out!
quote:[HR][/HR]. I just hear that turbos blow easier with chips, is this true? [HR][/HR]
The main reason people say this is because when you chip a turbo car, you are essentially making it wastegate less boost (i.e. using more of the available boost). while this doesn't sound so bad, remember that the engine may have been designed with the stock boost pressures in mind. I'm not sure, but I think the stock 1.8T engines run at less than 1 bar boost (gauge). That being said, many things in the engine, seals, pistons, may be designed to only cope with that amount of boost. Pistons are a big one since when you make more boost, your cylinder pressures will rise. I have seen reviews of chipped 1.8T's (older 150hp models), the writers commented that the knock sensor was being used heavily on chipped cars and the stock car barely ever saw knock. All that being said, yes, you might wear your motor out faster by chipping it. Good luck! http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
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