View Full Version : Put a chip in it!
01-04-2001, 02:16 PM
Greedspeed in LA just installed the Neuspeed chip in my allroad. The chip adds approx. 55-60 horsepower and the increased performance is obvious. The power curve during accelaration is longer and smoother and there seems to be less turbo lag. I highly recommend the chip, it's the best performance for the value $299.00 you can get.
01-04-2001, 03:34 PM
I wondered if putting a chip will affect the warranty on the allroad.
01-04-2001, 04:03 PM
I am not a lawyer but as far as I know this does not void the warranty. If you go to Wetterauer.com they have information that explains how aftermarket modifications will not void warranties. Also, the people at Neuspeed could also explain the law. This is my 3rd Audi and all of my cars have had chips and I have never experienced problems with routine maintenance on the car or any other type of service that was done on the cars while under warranty. Hope this helps.
01-04-2001, 05:44 PM
One of the reasons I have hesitated in making the commitment to the allraod was the too dramatic turbo lag (compared to the A6 2.7T & S4), as well as, the shifting from 1st to 2nd. Ok, another was the price too but if it feels right I'll jump.
If I recall correctly, the turbo kicks in with a rush around 2,000 rpm and then the Tip shifts at about 3,700 rpm with less elegance than fits. You mentioned "acceration is longer and smoother," could you be more specific? More like an A6 2.7T? Or S4? When you punch the pedel at what rpm do you feel the turbo initiate? When does it top out?
Does your chip include changes to the transmission program or is that a separate chip? Do you have a Tip?
What is the impact upon the gas mileage?
01-04-2001, 05:52 PM
I am not so sure that the Neuspeed chip for the allroad adds 55-60 bhp...is that what Anthony or Jason@Greedspeed really said? I know Aaron Neumann...the guy who probably tweaked with the programming...and I don't think they are claiming that much. I will call him and ask.
Second, if you chip your car you have to be prepared to "potentially be" in a position whereby Audi voids your drivetrain warranty because of the chip. How do I know? I have talked at length with the Audi of America OTS (warranty claim guy) in my region about this issue...and this was over dinner ...so I had an opportunity to talk to him about this and other stuff for HOURS. So, I would not totally depend on what is on Wetterauer's...or TAP's website about modifications. Sh*t can happen...and it does.
If you decide to chip your car...be prepared. As long as you know the risks...and are willing to deal with things that come up...you will be fine. Do not assume that anything and everything that happens to your car, IF YOU MODIFY IT, will be covered under the Audi 4/50 warranty.
I just want to set the facts straight.
Email me if you want to discuss further.
01-04-2001, 09:20 PM
My 97 A4 had nearly 50k miles and the 99 had 38k miles. No problems with either of them.
01-05-2001, 05:05 AM
maintance/ service. There is extensive posts on the A6 & S4 forums on this subject. I also, own an A6 4.2 and I have a great relationship with the service manager... but I was warned by him about chipping the allroad because of turbo boot tears and failures which they will not cover any damage on warrantee (which can void the warrantee depending on the dealer). I am thinking about chipping the allroad also....but you can bet I'll get entensive training on replacing the original chip prior to service appointments.
01-05-2001, 07:52 AM
Is your dealership in CA? Thanks for the info. I will ask Neuspeed if they will cover any problems associated with the Turbo boot.
I had IPD chips in my last 4 Volvos and they went over 150K each before I sold them. One car I know went over 300K before I lost track of it. You change cars too frequently to guage the reliability of chipped Audis.
01-05-2001, 01:54 PM
What can I say, as my lifestyle and family changes so do the cars. I'm planning on keeping the allroad much longer since I don't forsee us outgrowing it. If I have any problems with the chip I will be sure to post them.
01-06-2001, 07:35 AM
manager will void your 48 mo./50,000 mile drivetrain warrantee! Visit the S4 forum for more info....those guys seem to drive their cars a little harder and this issue seems to come up more often.
01-07-2001, 07:33 AM
BTW, I am an S4 owner that had the TBB break on my 10/99 build S4 TWICE.
01-07-2001, 07:05 PM
I'm looking into all the details, if there is one available I will intall it.
If you have the opportunity to measure it, I'd be interested in knowing your 0-60 and 1/4 mile times with the chip. TIA