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from Curry's Auto Service
Year / Model Reviewed:
2005 Audi A4 1.8T Quattro 6M
People buy horsepower but drive torque. How often are you zinging around at 6k rpm? The torque makes the car feel so much quicker as you can pass someone in about the time it takes to think about doing it. No waiting for the vtec to kick in (sry honda guys). Your confidence will go up...merging, passing, are all effortless once the car is chipped.
torque...if you have front wheel drive...full throttle will spin your tires all the way through 1 gear, chirp them on the 1st to second shift, and then settle down and pull like crazy. solution...all wheel drive, car hooks up instantly and your tires last longer :0)
GIAC knows Audi/VWs. Its like driving a different car. The single most performance inhancing mod on the market is a chip/software upgrade on a turbo motor. +40hp/60tq and it is felt. Turbo is much more audible. Power is increased from idle all the way up. Makes stop and go traffic easier as there is more torque from 1-3k rpm. The turbo will spool up from 2-3k rpm, and then 3-5k is pinned-back-in-your-seat joy. Engine is smoother than before. The power is so smooth that you won't notice exactly how fast your going, as the engine never seems stressed, so its easy to just blow by people when passing.
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APR and REVO make comparable chips. Search the net, all get you about the same power. I went with GIAC because it was the closest shop to me, and don't regret it for a second.