I installed everything on Sunday and took the car out immediately. What I noticed is that the car pulls a LOT harder and really seems to rev up faster all the way to 6000 RPM.Are you happy with it or haven't really played with it yet?
I’ve seen quite a few members with new car and they still use the Lap 3 chip, the good thing about this is that you can easily take them off in less than 5 min. Dealer will never know you had this chip unlike tune car where the CAL id and ECU can be trace. I had this chip for a short period of time but I had fun with it during that time, I’d say go for it JerryNice, might pick one up soon. But im scared of my engine exploding.
On the top part of your custom box, I would put a dab of clear silicone RTV in that hole. You will still be able to see the LED and keep any possible water from getting into that hole and into the Uncle Chip's electronics (makes for a bad day). Think about how else you might be able to keep water from ever getting into (directly or indirectly) your custom box.I installed everything on Sunday and took the car out immediately. What I noticed is that the car pulls a LOT harder and really seems to rev up faster all the way to 6000 RPM.
What I don't know though is if it's just more torque or HP gains I'm feeling. It seems to really pull at freeway speeds though - that's for sure. I do still sense a little hesitation when I gun it - not the instant throttle response as others are reporting. At a stop, I can spin the tires all the way through the 1st and 2nd gears - so that's pretty different as well. Sport mode is where it's at! The turbo seems louder as does the vent-to-atmosphere noise when I get off the gas. I am hearing more of a fluttering noise too since the installation of the chip - not sure if that's good or bad based on what I've read here. I'd be curious if others see the car revving up faster/higher than before - just seems different to me and not sure if that's expected? It's like it's working hard to rev up but the speedo isn't moving as fast as it should be in lower gears/speeds - unless it's just a placebo and now I'm looking at the dashboard more.
I'm running 93 octane from a little gas station, so once this tank is done I'm gonna hit up a Shell station with 93 to see if it's any different. I know the quality of gas does make a difference too, so we'll see if anything changes.
What I like is that when driving normally (or in ECO mode), the car feels completely normal. It's only when you get on it does the car turn into a beast.
Thanks! I did pick up a tube but for now I just have a piece of clear 3M tape along the inside of the box but will be putting some silicone on that hole.On the top part of your custom box, I would put a dab of clear silicone RTV in that hole. You will still be able to see the LED and keep any possible water from getting into that hole and into the Uncle Chip's electronics (makes for a bad day). Think about how else you might be able to keep water from ever getting into (directly or indirectly) your custom box.
Yup, I'm a EE.
Not sure - need to find a dyno somewhere around here. I'll probably wait until I get some good 93 octane in the tank and a fresh oil change with full synthetic. I had to get the crappy non-synthetic oil last time since they were checking for the known engine defect in some engines for my model year.Are you planning to do any dyno runs to see what kind of gains you're getting?
Done!Very happy to hear this, if you don't mind, would you share some of this awesome feedback in our forum thread here on the site, so that others can hear about your experience?
If so, here is the link to our forum thread on the product: LAP3 Uncle Chip Performance Tune - Optima Forums - K5 Optima Store
Thanks in advance!
Unfortunately not! Not much free time lately with an almost 3-year old little lady running around constantly! That being said, still enjoying the **** out of the UNCLE chip - just so much fun especially in sport mode. I do have my eye on that Magnaflow setup tho, and am starting to look at some audio options to upgrade the stock SXL speakers as part of the Infinity system. I really like the look of the tablet-type radio that's been mentioned here on the forums but unfortunately they don't have one yet for the 2014 model.Just logged in for the first time in a while and realized I had this thread saved. Any updates ?