my friend recently got an RS4 performance chip that supposedly adds 50 hp and 50 torque. i drove his RSX 06 then drove my 05 and didnt notice shit. It just hooks up to the IAT not the ECU please respond so i can show him in writing its GAARRRBBBAAAGGEE
Audi RS4? Audi and VWs can benefit from chips because their ECUs will read from them. Nothing new really, especially for the VW/Audi crowd(though I'm not sure of the gains). 92-95 Civic/Integras can benefit from chips too(when they get their car tuned, the tuner is essentially making a new chip for them).
In your case, that is not a true "chip", it's a IAT hack(tricks the motor into thinking IAT is higher or lower to dump more fuel). IIRC, the RSXs cannot read from "chips" and only way to change their fuel curve is new/modified ECU like Hondata K-Pro(I'm not sure if stuff like Power Commander will work).
true that, i got tricked on that bullshit along time ago w a IAT chip supposed to give high gains, didnt do shit and all i got for 100 bucks was a stupid diode and a hamster cage blower lol... although the blower did help the "chip" didnt do anything at all.... dont waste money on them bro. 90 percent of the time short cuts like that cause more probs... do it right unless the short cut is proven by reliable source... peace. .
The only tuning option for the K-series is stuff like Hondata where the entire ECU is actually replaced or significantly modified. Any little chip that you splice in is garbage. I doubt that his POS chip is even adding 5 horsepower, let alone 50...