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Hey everyone! I am most likely getting an S40 T5 (my dads finally leaning away from the 2.4i), and I was wondering if it significantly changes performance, (acceleration, gas mileage) If anyone has it please let me know how you like it and your gas mileage thanks!
 

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I have the T5 and love it as far as speed and all. I get much worse gas mileage vs. the 2.4i. I had a 2.4i loaner and was getting around 33mpg (had it for a week) vs. my normal 22mpg in my T5. However, I do drive it very hard and fast
 

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Re: (FBplaya0085)

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AWD, is there much of a difference in the t5's performance with the chip?

There is a difference, but nothing that will make you or your passengers go WOW! I have only sensed the upgrade on an awd, with its huge drivetrain loss, so I am sure it feels like a larger leap on the fwd.
 

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There is a difference, but nothing that will make you or your passengers go WOW! I have only sensed the upgrade on an awd, with its huge drivetrain loss, so I am sure it feels like a larger leap on the fwd.

Have you ever run your car at the 1/4 mile track before and after the ecu reflash? if so what kind of times have you posted? thanks http://********************/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Have you ever run your car at the 1/4 mile track before and after the ecu reflash? if so what kind of times have you posted? thanks http://********************/smile/emthup.gif

No, I have not.
 

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If I had to do it over again I would go BSR. I had a problem with the dealer installing a new ecm due to a problem, my ecm had to be mailed back to evolve again and they had to reflash it. More down time...
 

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I have the PowerChip In My FWD GT T5...

It is a very significant upgrade....

Infact people DO get in my car and go WOW! I wasn't expecting that kind of power...

One of the best gauges I've gotten from a speed stand point , Was racing a Manual Boxter S .....It was Dead even ...And my car is an auto , and I was also carrying a passenger....

If you do get a Chip of any kind on the FWD T5, lemme be the first to tell you that you're going to need sticky tires...
 

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Wow really? thats good to here. I had no idea an s40 could keep up with a boxster S w/ only a chip. Does it tend to burn out with the stock tires? I wouldnt be suprised with all of the torque you get from Gold 91 and 93. Thanks for the reply, that is exactly what i needed to hear. No i want to buy the chip even more.
 

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One of the best gauges I've gotten from a speed stand point , Was racing a Manual Boxter S .....It was Dead even ...And my car is an auto , and I was also carrying a passenger....

I believe the Boxster S runs mid to low 13's, so I would chalk this up to a bad driver because your chipped s40 isnt even close to this especially with an auto with a passenger. Are you sure he was racing you??
 

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OK....you're entitled to BELIEVE what ever you want....There's no way I can prove it, So I'm not even going to bother....

Thanks for the permission to believe what I want to, I was just stating an obvious point. http://********************/smile/emthup.gif
 
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