Ok, time to get Upsoluted. This will be in Tulsa, OK. I talked to Jason Upchurch, Dallas rep. We need 10 people in total and already have 2. Final cost will be $350 and this includes installation and there is no tax. You can pull the ECU yourself and save $25, however he suggests letting him pull it for time/experience reasons, unless you're fast. UPDATE: He said he'll drop the $25 install fee if we get enough people. $325 if so.
This group buy applies to any engine. (1.8T. VR6, TDI...etc.) Upsolute isn't offering discounts in pricing anymore. But the advantage is location. Jason will drive up from Dallas on a Saturday. So this means if Tulsa is closer than your nearest rep, you'll save money. Plus it's just a good excuse to get chipped.
We need to pick a date for the install. I'd like to shoot for as soon as possible. This will depend on getting the 10 people, plus your input. So if a certain weekend will not work for you, let me know. Basically as soon as we can.
What do you need to do to do? Call Jason Upchurch at (817) 501-2635. You'll need $50 to reserve your spot via cash, cashiers check, money order, or MC/Visa.
Have specific chip questions? http://www.upsolute.com
or contact Jason at the number above, or email at [email protected]
Have general questions about the group buy? Ask here or email me at [email protected]
What kind of gains will you see? 192hp, 230 ft lbs torque for AWD 1.8T. The AWW-AWP 1.8T sees ~10-15hp more than that and ~10 or so more torque. Best VR6 info is here... http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=119262
Not sure about other engines, but we can find out.
My pitch...I've been looking into getting a chip for over a year. I'm skeptical. I don't buy into anything right away. I kept readin vortex posts and my final conclusion is that I want one, and feel fine about it. About reliability issues, my take is that if VW decided it was ok to bump the 2002 1.8Ts up 30hp with just basically electronics and warantee that for 100k mi, it should be safe to up it to 192hp(in my case). I've also read a ton of posts where people have chips, and a LOT of miles without problems. I like Upsolute for a few reasons. First obviously is price, look around and you can't beat it. Second, a lot of people on vortex seem happy with it. Third, customer service seems great. I'm confident if I did have a problem, their best effort would be made to make me happy. Look around here, Up guys are posting all the time helping out with issues. If nothing else, if you don't like it after a test drive, don't buy it.
Enough already, hook it up!
[Modified by Redline18T, 7:21 AM 2-13-2002]