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  Quote Corwin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Wetterauer chip
    Posted: 12-Jun-2007 at 13:15
Does anyone here have it? Reliability?

There appears to be only one dealer in the entire US, which means I'd have to pull my ECU - which I'm willing to do, but I want to hear a couple of testimonials before I go through the hassle.

Their site says 20hp gain as compared to only 13 w/ GIAC...

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  Quote BlueSteW8 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-Jun-2007 at 18:21
They have a flaky history in the US - I think Swami ran a Wetterauer (and maybe VWGuy4Ever).
I think Will got rid of his in favor of the GIAC.
Go to www.giacusa.com - they claim +14-25hp/20-25 tq.
They also have a third party dynograph.
GIAC offers flashloaded pump, race (another +10hp/7tq), and stock programs.
Neuspeed does the W8 as well.
VERY happy with mine.
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  Quote jeffsu350 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-Jun-2007 at 14:07
I have the Wett chip and I am very happy with it

I have had it since it came out, not sure when that was, but definitely over three years.

Never ran any other chips, but when Kelly worked they were were amazing with customer service. Not sure about who they have now.
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  Quote M1ck Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-Jun-2007 at 17:45
does chipping have any effect on top speed restriction? As I've heard na W8's are restricted to 120mph where as euros are restricted to 155. I wouldnt want to get a chip and find out I'm restricted to 120
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  Quote BlueSteW8 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-Jun-2007 at 18:40
GIAC removes the topspeed limiter - FirestarterGER has done a tracked run of 174mph (speedometer)/168mph Garmin GPS.
Wett claims 20hp PEAK - GIAC claims 13-25hp, with the peak gain of 25 at 6,250 rpms.
Compare the dynographs for yourself.
Does Wetterauer flash now, or still solder?
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  Quote R32Viper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-Jun-2007 at 21:12
Viper from United States I don't know yet in USA waz the restriction for our car I have been around 130 and haven't block me from going more. I just haven't find a straight road that I can go a little faster evrytime I'm at that speed I got to turn or something happens. I'm guessing is close to 155 mph
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  Quote BlueSteW8 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-Jun-2007 at 22:19
I'm pretty sure it's around 130mph - that's one of the reasons we get "H" rated tires. They're cheaper than higher rated tires (Y, Z, and W)
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  Quote jeffsu350 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14-Jun-2007 at 08:32
wett removes the speed limiter, im not sure if they flash, they might.

i know they solder and they put a socket so you can switch chips
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  Quote Corwin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-Jun-2007 at 15:47
I emailed the shop that does Wetterauer chips (only one in the entire country as far as I can tell) and have got nothing back. That was early last week. not a good sign as far as customer service goes...

The GIAC chip is $600 - qite a bit for an NA chip in my experience...
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  Quote BlueSteW8 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-Jun-2007 at 18:14
It is, but consider that it is an 8 cylinder chip (Audi 4.2l V8 costs the same), and the fewer units sold to recover the R&D costs.
If you are in CA, consider maybe Neuspeed - but I don't remember what they charge.
There is also a Canadian distributor for Wetterauer.
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