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Old 05-19-2006, 01:39 PM   #1
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Default APR Chip Upgrades

Looking for feedback on long term reliability after installing an APR Stage 1, A-6 2.7T A/T. I am concerned about premature A/T transmission failures and turbos. Will these cars go 150K chipped if driven in a reasonable manner?
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Old 05-19-2006, 06:47 PM   #2
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Default yes as long as you take care of it.

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Old 05-21-2006, 10:40 AM   #3
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Default "driven in a reasonable manner" easier said than done once chipped...

but you shouldn't have too much of a problem. More boost = more chances of leaks = more chances of problems.

If it were me:
1) Boost gauge of some type to monitor for obvious problems when your butt-dyno tells you something's off.
2) Replace DV's.
3) Replace TBB.
4) TIP chip. (definitely optional)
5) VAG-COM cable (& software).

If this sounds like you're getting in over your head, you might want to wait. Otherwise, have at it-- it'll be like a new car!
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Old 05-22-2006, 04:49 AM   #4
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Default What is DV and TBB and what is wrong with OEM? Thanks

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Old 05-22-2006, 09:45 AM   #5
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Default DV = diverter valve. There are 2 of them. TBB = throttle body boot.

There is 1. All are "potential" leak sources for the "boosted air" path. Leaks here can lead to turbo failure. Original (ie: "older" 2.7T engines) had parts that increased the chance of boost leaks, especially if "chipped". Later versions of these parts were better, and there are some after-market parts that are better.

If your 2.7T is a "early" one, the "f" hose falls into the "should replace" category.

Do a seach for these parts...lotsa discussions.

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Old 05-24-2006, 03:44 PM   #6
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Default Re: APR Chip Upgrades

Chip should be fine. But like GatorAl said in his response, it is much easier said than done to drive ur car in a "resonable manner" once it is chipped. Noticeable difference and MUCH more fun to drive once chipped. I have a little over 20K miles on mine, and no problems thus far (knock on wood). Definately recomend replacing the TBB. For 80 bucks, great insurance of future and more expensive problems.
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Mods: APR 93 octane chip, stock/upgrade modes, Dual LLtek diverter/blow-off valves, LLtek cold air intake, B&M short shift kit (49% reduction), Koni three way adjustable shocks, H&R sport springs, BBS RK 17x8 rims, Bridgestone Potenza SO-3 Pole Position (235/45-17) tires, DiscItalia drilled/slotted front rotors, Rotex street/race pads, rear Brembo OEM replacement rotors, ceramic pads, StopTech steel braided brake lines, AWE tuning racing brake fluid, DubStop badgless front grill, Samco silicone throttle body boot.
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