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Just finished installing neuspeed chip what a difference in power.The car pulls much harder then it did before especially in the hi reves.When the car is changing gears now it feels like someone is running me in from behind and throwing me forward what an amazing difference.

I cant wait to try these civic si;s witch are all over the place here in quebec montreal.I always beet them anyway' but it was to close for my taste.If one comes and try me know he's going to wish he had bought something differe :) nt. lol
 

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i agree, it is a great feeling. i still love pulling uphill, it feels like the car wants to take off. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: .
 

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What's the general feeling on the GIAC chip? I'm glad you're happy with the Neuspeed chip, and I've heard good / bad things about other ones (APR, Revo, etc.), but simply out of practicality (ie, a certified installer of GIAC < 30 mins. from me), I would most likely be putting in the GIAC one on my B5...

So...thoughts on the GIAC chip? :???:
 

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thanks all !! Installed mine myself witch took about ten minutes. I bought an ecu and the chip,witch made instalation real easy,the info on this board really helps for installing it yourself.

For those of u looking for one here in montreal canada rsm is a neuspeed deeler.They charge 475 for the chip and an extra 500 for ecu.

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For those who are still n00bs (ie, me) what is the ECU add-on chip? Is this the tiptronic chip I've read about that eliminates that built-in shift delay upon switching gears?
 

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DepravedTC said:
For those who are still n00bs (ie, me) what is the ECU add-on chip? Is this the tiptronic chip I've read about that eliminates that built-in shift delay upon switching gears?
http://www.clubb5.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=34066

The tiptronic chip you refer to is for the tranmission (obviously) and is made by GIAC.

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Thanks to another Club member I have been able to compare the Neuspeed chip to the GIAC chip in the same car. I bought the Neuspeed VBL chip for my '99 Wagon when it had about 65k miles on it. When I installed it I also installed a TT DV just as a precaution given the age of my original valve. I loved the change in the car; much like is described above... a lot more power once the revs are above 2500 or 3000 rpm; good pull in all the gears, and the car still felt very smooth.

Last summer I found an ad in the Classified Forum from a member looking to trade his GIAC chipped ECU. We got in touch and made a deal ... My Neuspeed ECU plus some cash for his GIAC ECU. After the switch the car definitely felt like it had more power at the lower rpms, but there wasn't much change above 3000 rpm. The biggest thing that I noticed was that the car didn't feel as smooth with the GIAC. There wasn't a problem when the revs were up and I was driving enthusiastically; the problem occurred when pulling a light grade at constant speed around 30 to 40 mph. The car would give little repeated pulses or hesitations. It may have been the surging that is described in some threads. It was very slight but it was noticeable enough to make me start searching for a cause, and it made the car less enjoyable for me to drive as my daily commuter vehicle. In the end, the other member and I decided to swap ECUs back. He said he also had noticed the pulsation but that he didn't think it was significant.

So... As far as I am concerned the Neuspeed chip is a great deal, especially given the price. It gives me lots of power and the car still feels smooth. The GIAC chip gave me a bit more power but it sacrificed smoothness. The pulsation that I felt could have been a problem with some other component in my car, or isolated to the AEB engine, or it could have been that my butt was too sensitive; I never figured it out. There are many happy GIAC chip owners so I don't think this is everyone's experience. As with everything you read on CB5, your mileage may vary.
 

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APR and GIAC are among the top software programmers for performance chips.

They also offer the ability to have switchable programs so you can revert to stock or any other variation of programs that they offer, including security and valet modes.
 

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Who installed the chip for you guys and where did you purchase it from?
neuspeed 1.0 vbl from greedspeed for 179.00, they just reprogram your chip when yyou send them the ecu.ecu removal/replacement easier than easy.
 
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