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post #1 of 35 Old 23rd April 2012, 01:34 AM Thread Starter
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What is the Best Performance chip?

What is the best bang for the buck when it comes to performance chips?? I found this one. PCD PERFORMANCE CHIP STAGE 1. Any suggestions would be great.

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Best bang for buck, depends on if you need new MAF sensors anyway (get a mafless tune from either evolve or powerchip if they are still DBA...).

Really you've just asked the question "What chip do you have?" so be prepared for biased responses.

Personally, I'd ask you - what is it you're looking to gain? More power? Fix the AA/carbon issue? What? If it's power on a budget you're looking for, I'd first make sure your car is 100% sorted before anything. That means, are all of your sensors up to date? 4x O2 sensors, 4x CPS's, 2x MAF sensors. Does your car show the correct K_TEMP and OEL_TEMP in the secret menus? etc, etc. How's your clutch holding up? Does it show any signs of slipping?

Assuming all this is in good order, I'd go with muffler delete (drops weight, frees up power, sounds fkn awesome) and a set of K&N panel/drop in filters. Maybe install a set of test pipes / cat deletes (might throw a code without post-cat O2 sensor mods). That kinda stuff. Chip should be last, I think.

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Best bang for buck, depends on if you need new MAF sensors anyway (get a mafless tune from either evolve or powerchip if they are still DBA...).

Really you've just asked the question "What chip do you have?" so be prepared for biased responses.

Personally, I'd ask you - what is it you're looking to gain? More power? Fix the AA/carbon issue? What? If it's power on a budget you're looking for, I'd first make sure your car is 100% sorted before anything. That means, are all of your sensors up to date? 4x O2 sensors, 4x CPS's, 2x MAF sensors. Does your car show the correct K_TEMP and OEL_TEMP in the secret menus? etc, etc. How's your clutch holding up? Does it show any signs of slipping?

Assuming all this is in good order, I'd go with muffler delete (drops weight, frees up power, sounds fkn awesome) and a set of K&N panel/drop in filters. Maybe install a set of test pipes / cat deletes (might throw a code without post-cat O2 sensor mods). That kinda stuff. Chip should be last, I think.
This is the school of thought I'm approaching mine with. Picked it up only a couple of weeks ago, already slapped on fresh rubber all around and new rotors and pads will be done by next weekend. Next is to track down a vibration which I suspect to be the guibo.

Good luck with your beast!
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This is the school of thought I'm approaching mine with. Picked it up only a couple of weeks ago, already slapped on fresh rubber all around and new rotors and pads will be done by next weekend. Next is to track down a vibration which I suspect to be the guibo.

Good luck with your beast!


So, now I'm searching for sensor replacement priority, secret menus and impact of K_TEMP and OEL_TEMP... I love this car at the base level and will likely need to spend more time on cosmetic failures due to age... but the above really helps me prioritize rather than just jumping into a chip. Thanks.

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Definitely not. Its outdated. Evolve is the way to go hands down. To this day, they are still working on extracting as much as possible from our motors

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what? they're website doesn't even work for the E39 section...and you think they are actually continuously dyno'ing and updating maps on an S62? lol
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