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Old 04-05-2012, 01:23 AM
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Ive seen a few people mention SpeedTuning now as an affordable route for ECU tuning. but most of the reviews i have read have been for s4's and 1.8t's. I have a 30v 2.8 and after checking out their website the claim 20hp and 29tq gains for $250. Im a firm believer in "you get what you pay for" and it makes me wonder. Has anyone had experience with speed tuning on a 30v? Would i benefit from spending the extra buck on a GIAC, etc? PES offers a software upgrade for the 30v, but at twice the price and a lower claimed hp/tq gain, would i be crazy to go through pes? Any other companies i should be aware of?
 
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Old 04-05-2012, 01:29 AM
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funy you ask that. i just updated the thread about the n75 race valve. i got the speed tuning chip in a group buy on this very site for 125$. for that price id do i with a 30v. most other 30v'ers would say chips are pointless
 
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Old 04-05-2012, 02:02 AM
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yea i dont expect to **** my pants with excitement if i chip my 30v.t i but i figured for ~$200-250 if i could see ~20hp/tq increase it would be worth it. Considering how expensive anything else is for these cars. but i would like to know if speedtuning fixes that flatspot at ~3500rpm or not like the giac does. but i havent really heard much in the way of the 30v. everyone that posts up reviews is running a 1.8
 
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Old 04-05-2012, 07:39 AM
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There have been a few feedbacks from 2.8ers here on speedtuning in the past. It was quite popular. People claim they feel their V6's just a bit more responsive and peppy. I would think its probably similar effect as the Sprintbooster.
 
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Old 04-05-2012, 11:48 AM
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I drove a friend's 30v before and after that chip, and I don't believe 20hp as a peak gain on any NA engine. However, the midrange torque was definitely noticeable. The power and was linear and strong, with no flat spots. Worth the money.
 
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Old 04-05-2012, 01:05 PM
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Hmm. Lets do another group buy!
 
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Old 04-05-2012, 06:09 PM
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I remember we had a group buy going a year or two ago for SpeedTuning chips. The reviews I read were hit and miss for 1.8T's and S4's but for the 30v they were pretty much all positive.
 
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Old 04-05-2012, 07:39 PM
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yea it sounds like for the money it would be worth it. If we could get a group buy going i would definitely jump on that.
 
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im a 2.8 30v as well and if we do a group buy im def in if some one arranges it please p.m. im basically at the point where i have no other options available besides supercharging it and im not sure if i want to get into that on this car. i have an sti which is the racer and i got the a4 to be a daily driver and instantly i started with the upgrades but i would like to chip it and see where it takes me . i have a greddy Afc which allows you to tune the fuel curve and air mixture has anyone messed with this ? it was installed in my eclipse and i know its two completely different engines but the turbo on the eclipse was so big i really didnt build boost to about 4200rpm so it was all motor before that and when i had it tuned with the afc the engine was a different animal prior to 4200 ? any ideas ? like i said i know its two completely different engines but im just wondering if anyones done it ?
 
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Old 04-06-2012, 12:36 AM
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i was very happy with my st chip, although i am 1.8. first gear kicks ***! second gear is pretty goo too. the rest fall on their ***, but thats a k03 for ya. i spike at about 17 psi in first. in fact i bought a spare ecu to get tuned for my build, and i put it in my car to make sure it works. wow is stock slow! if you guys get a group buy going, id recommend it to everyone. for 125 if you can get it for that you cant go wrong. hell, thats the cheaper than any one single thing i need to go bt
 

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