512TR ECU chip tuning ?

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  1. Melvok

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    He guys, just read this in the ad of the 512TR the is for sale:

    TWO TPS#490 UPGRADE CHIPS ($505.81) THESE TWO CHIPS (ONE PER ECU) PERFORM A VARIETY OF FUNCTIONS INCLUDING PERCISION TIMING ADVANCE CURVES, IMPROVED COLING FAN CONTROL, IMPROVED FUEL INJECTION CONTROL WITH A NET PRODUCT OF IMPROVED HP AND TOURQUE RESULTING IN A GREAT POWER BAND ACROSS THE ENTIRE RPM RANGE WITH A SIDE BENEFIT OF BETTER GAS MILEAGE.

    Does anyone here know anything about this ???

    My first reaction is ... B.S. ...... but is that correct ?
     
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  3. Melvok

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    Thanx Trieu :).

    That post is from 2004 ...... 10 years ago ....

    Is there anyone here else who can explain something about another chip for the 512TR/M ECU please ?
     
  4. Elsi

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    #4 Elsi, Apr 27, 2014
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    Mel – I have a chip tuning on my 512 TR. Together with the ECU’s there were new exhausts, new rims, new interior and even a new engine. They even changed the color from rosso corsa to nero and now I have 515 HP and the car looks like this… :D

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  5. Elsi

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    Sorry, Mel. I couldn't resist...
     
  6. Melvok

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    Markus, hast du den 512TR verkauft ?????
     
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    No, no. I still have my 512TR as an addition to my 575M. How could I sell my 512TR!

    I am still happy with the TR and will drive home soon from Munich to Switzerland on the German autobahn (I did 240 kph when we went here, but there was too much traffic to go any faster).

    Markus
     
  9. Melvok

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    #8 Melvok, Apr 28, 2014
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    O.K. I am glad you have her still !!

    I did 310 on the GPS twice in Germany on Autobahns, Sunday mornings with no traffic, shifted from 4th to fifth gear at 255 km/hrs ... :D

    And have a Phone with GPS and a special programm to get the picture as proof ... (found only one pic of 285 ...)

    So ... she can do it for you ... maybe once ... ...
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  10. Elsi

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    Wow, 310 kph!

    It had too much traffic this afternoon and in the second half the road was wet. So I could not go faster than 200 kph. Plus the 512 TR did not feel so stable as my 575M.

    255 (actually 250) is the same speed where you have to go into 6th gear in my 575M and where the German cars like BWM, Mercedes and Audi hit their speed limiter :D. Good to know you have one gear left when the others run into their limiter :D

    Markus

    PS: Sorry to hitchhike your thread. Can't help regarding the ECU tuning.
     
  11. Melvok

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    #10 Melvok, Apr 28, 2014
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    Only ONCE 312 .............. ! :)

    Here you see the APP that registrates the actual GPS speed ... free ... speed-o-meter ...

    Think I don't need chipped Ecu's ... but was just curious ...
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    is there a specific name for that app. I searched speed o meter. a few came up. do they have it for a droid?
     
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    I wrote the seller and inquired same, got a very nice response -

    "The chips are part # 490 from Total Performance Software Inc in Florida phone #352 473-0105 and are worth 24+ hp, but the best thing is the additional low end driving torque! "

    He also mentioned the last belt service was done in 2003.
     
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    Very cool!! :) :)

    I used my Garmin sat nav. At 170 kph the speedometer is about 10 kph off showing 180 kph.

    Markus
     
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    Can the modification be reversed?

    From what I can tell, the aftermarket chips can be removed. However, where did they go to begin with? When you remove them, what do you need to replace them with to return the car to stock?

    Just curious...
     
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    Its ugly...what did they do to the body?

    Did they turn the seats around so the engine is now facing forwards?

    It may drive ok, but its just so backwards and wrong. Looks like a Corvette. I would take it back to the shop and demand a refund plus damages.
     
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    :D

    Thanks for the clarification regarding the seats facing into the wrong direction. I already was wondering why the car goes up to 325kph backwards but only to about 60 kph in forward direction :D

    Markus
     
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    #17 Elsi, Apr 29, 2014
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    Just brought the car back to the shop and now all is OK again…

    Markus

    PS: You can see that this is a real conversion since the number plate is the same…
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  20. Melvok

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    Speed-O-Meter .... imo
     
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    WOW! and the red paint job really makes the car.....

    Thanks for playing along Markus
     
  22. Shellhouse

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    Hello, I am new here and apologize for bumping an old thread.

    I'm interested in reaching Total Performance Software, but the phone numbers I've found so far have been inactive. Would anyone happen to have current contact info for this company in FL, if they are still around?

    Thank you!!
     
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    I could supply chips cheaper from the uk. If any interest let me know. Might be able to get a deal if a few of us get together.
    Nick
     
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    I have these exact chips in my 512TR. They DO make a difference. And make the rev limiter go "bye bye," for which I'm glad.

    I connected my chip reader/burner up to one of these and archived the bits many years ago. I'm sure I have them on my server somewhere. BMW Tuner Jim Conforti went through the mapping with me, and informed me that TAP (Total Audi Performance is what that Florida outfit used to go by) knew what they were doing when they made the maps.
     
  25. Melvok

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    #23 Melvok, Jul 24, 2014
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    "The chips are part # 490 from Total Performance Software Inc in Florida phone #352 473-0105 and are worth 24+ hp,
    but the best thing is the additional low end driving torque! "

    Please friends !!!! Explain a bit more and show us in the ECU what chip you mean Steve ... I always like to see things ... :)

    And please supply the (phone number or) emailadres of the firm that has that expertise....

    UK Nick: hello ! Can you supply the same chip, with the same programming burnt in it ?? (And make the rev limiter go "bye bye," for which I'm glad.)

    Only if you can tell us more, we may be interested and tell us more about prices please ...
     
  26. formula1vhs

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    Please can you try to fine out the Image of.the chips? I World like to che it out thank you
     
  27. JIMBO

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    I am interested in these chips. Exactly where do they go? Are they somehow hooked into the ECU's or is there a chip in the ECU that we remove and replace with the new chips? Also what is an average price for 2 chips?
     

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