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hitmanGTI

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Re: Remapping in New Zealand.
« Reply #30 on: November 22, 2005, 09:41:53 am »
personally just from what i have scene and the information rex had eductaed me wit.. MTM is not as great as everyone makes it out to be.. what we observed when a 1.8t A4 quattro was on the dyno.. it was running so lean it was practically running on air..

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Re: Remapping in New Zealand.
« Reply #31 on: November 22, 2005, 12:29:59 pm »
Hi I'm a new member here and I have a 2001 s3 with an mtm chip and it works fine on 97.5 and 98 octane. I would definitely recommend one although I bought my car already chipped and didn't have to shell out for the chip which I understand can be quite pricey. At any rate the car has a huge amount of torque and drives really well although it drops off a bit top end and there isn't any point in revving it past 6000 rpm.

Contacted Giltraps recently re getting a stainless steel mtm exhaust and they are hopeless. They said they would call me back and that was over two weeks ago.

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Wecome to the forum, what colour is your S3?

Have you thought of the idea of getting a Miltek exhaust?
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Re: Remapping in New Zealand.
« Reply #32 on: November 22, 2005, 04:45:34 pm »
Hi hitmanGTI its nogaro blue and I've read about the miltek system although  I have no idea how much a system costs and what gains are available although I'm sure the performance is probably similar. Any ideas?

Regarding the a4 it doesn't sound like it was running right if it was running lean. The problem may not have been solely down to the chip although I haven't seen this particular car and don't know what the set up is how many hp it was supposed to be putting down etc.

I've got no complaints with my chip except the lack of top end although that's probably due to the turbo. I understand Mtm chips are expensive and so in terms of value for money the benefit may be questionable in comparison to a good remapping but NZ doesn't seem to have all the remapping options that the uk has. I fully reaslise from reading a uk forum that remapping is just as effective and cheaper and sometimes the results are even better.

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Re: Remapping in New Zealand.
« Reply #33 on: November 22, 2005, 04:49:44 pm »
Surely what someone said from AMD about a competitor can't be objective. He was obviously looking to close a deal. 8)

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Re: Remapping in New Zealand.
« Reply #34 on: November 22, 2005, 05:11:36 pm »
Surely what someone said from AMD about a competitor can't be objective. He was obviously looking to close a deal. 8)


MTM products seem to have there problems out here in NZ. There have been a few forum members that have changed from MTM to other tuning brands.
From what I understand MTM chips have very peaky power delivery and not as much torque as other tuners chips.
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Re: Remapping in New Zealand.
« Reply #35 on: November 22, 2005, 05:44:49 pm »
My chip is very torquey and isn't peaky. The first thing I noticed when I took it for a test drive and had heard that it had been chipped was that it had a lot of torque somewhere in the vicinity of 370nm @ 3300 rpm which is up from 270 nm standard. The peak power is at 5500rpm which is pretty low.

http://mtm-online.de/en/audi_kit_S3155Q_M0S3210250QX.html

I haven't bothered trying to equal the 0-100 time yet as my car is heavier than standard due to the seats I think and I want to conserve my gear box. The car feels very quick though.

Failing the link I've posted perhaps you need to come for a ride some time. Personally I would like a little bit more up top but realise that I would have to upgrade the turbo to soemthing a little larger or perhaps go for a fmic or change the cams. Not interested in messing round with the cams though.

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Re: Remapping in New Zealand.
« Reply #36 on: November 22, 2005, 05:49:04 pm »
The cost of the chip on the site is 1300 euros so at least $2,000 in NZ and if you can get similar results from AMD or revo or someone similar then go for it as it will likely be significantly cheaper and ultimately better value.

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Re: Remapping in New Zealand.
« Reply #37 on: November 22, 2005, 06:36:03 pm »
Either way.. chip no chip.. i like the sound of your car, millteks are a nice sounding exhaust.. i have one.. it looks very well built..etc etc.. however.. its noisy because of the stainless..

and since purchase i have learned stainless isnt necessary in NZ cos there is no salt on our roads so mild systems work and last for just as long..

doesnt mean i dont like the milly

ps. it doesnt hurt to give your gearbox s**t everynow and then... i do it daily  >:D

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Re: Remapping in New Zealand.
« Reply #38 on: November 22, 2005, 06:38:45 pm »
The cost of the chip on the site is 1300 euros so at least $2,000 in NZ and if you can get similar results from AMD or revo or someone similar then go for it as it will likely be significantly cheaper and ultimately better value.

the guy who started this thread got quoted $3k from Giltraps to fit an mtm chip in his S3.
He's trying out a revo on at the moment.
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Re: Remapping in New Zealand.
« Reply #39 on: November 22, 2005, 06:40:04 pm »
3000 damn that..

Im going to go revo out of the pure fact they do not have to open my ecu..! oh yeah
and minus about 1300 dollars

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Re: Remapping in New Zealand.
« Reply #40 on: November 22, 2005, 08:26:27 pm »
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Contacted Giltraps recently re getting a stainless steel mtm exhaust and they are hopeless. They said they would call me back and that was over two weeks ago.

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If you are interesed in a Milltek catback exhaust for your S3 at a great price,PM Jem (orggti) on VASK.
Also if you want to improve the top end performance in your S3,fit a silicon hose kit.S3s suffer badly from hose expansion under boost and squeezing under vaccuum.Of the few S3s I have modified,all benefitted from fitting silicon hoses.
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Re: Remapping in New Zealand.
« Reply #41 on: November 22, 2005, 08:57:57 pm »
the guy who started this thread got quoted $3k from Giltraps to fit an mtm chip in his S3.
He's trying out a revo on at the moment.

Try $6k for an RS4 chip !
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Re: Remapping in New Zealand.
« Reply #42 on: November 22, 2005, 10:39:10 pm »
Hey all.
Cheers for the replies. Basically having removed an MTM upgrade from the equation due to Giltrap’s $3000 quote I researched Revo-Technik and via their website made contact with the NZ agent, Paul Watson at EuroTechnic in Mt Maunganui. He was very helpful and when I asked was more than happy to give me a free 5 ‘driving hours’ trial. The ability to trial the Revo system is pretty cool. So on Saturday he was in Auckland upgrading a Skoda and swung by my place armed with a laptop and the Revo software. Very simple, he plugged in, scanned the system, identified the ECU, selected the software and pressed go. Ten minutes later I had 265hp – for a whole 5 hours. And it was noticeable. I could hear the DV more than usual for a start and the car was definitely pulling harder on my drive to Raglan as the guy in the silver WRX will confirm. Am pretty sure I will put down my $1750 for the kit in the New Year. May dyno it before and after just to see. The exhaust and silicon hoses info is interesting too. It’s a slippery slope this stuff eh.
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Re: Remapping in New Zealand.
« Reply #43 on: November 23, 2005, 12:31:28 pm »
S3NZ sounds like excellent value for money. $3,000 for a chip is incredibly expensive and $6,000 for an rs4 chip is unbelievable.

265hp sounds like a lot of fun and 15hp more than mine. I'm sure you will enjoy! ;D

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Re: Remapping in New Zealand.
« Reply #44 on: November 23, 2005, 12:37:19 pm »
Thanks for the good advice guys. I think I will look into the silicon hose mod and I'm already jealous of the 265hp remap available from revo. Having heard how much the mtm chip was I'm guessing that the exhaust will be a lot more and won't be money well spent. Think I find out about the miltek.