i dyno'd my car in my country with dyno dynamics and got 146whp with intake, header, exhaust, ecu & pulley.
a standard mcs made 110whp on my dyno and i know that the numbers are low compared to you guys but this is how i intepret my results.
it's a 36whp gain with all my mods....thats 33% increase in whp.
what's the best % gain in whp from evotech with similar mods.
by reading another mcs owner's base run & evo tech run dyno results....whp jumps from 143whp (assuming this is base without intake) to 178whp ... that is a 33whp gain with his mods and thats about 25% gain in whp, correct me if i'm wrong.
i'm not trying to say who is better than who here but i just wanna make sure i don't spend another 700us dollars on something similiar.
I have talked to someone who has dynoed his MCS with both the Evotech and Superchips ecu. Other than the chip, the car was the exact same setup. Superchips produced about 8hp and the Evotech was closer to 22hp.
Personally, Im going to spend the cash and buy the Evotech upgrade.
evotech - they sell a generic chip for mcs and they also have a chip specifically tuned for pulley'd cars
superchip - ditto to the above and i got mine from a UK dealer which is called ggr and mine is speifically tuned for pulley'd cars.
i talked to my supership dealer in my country and he can also raise my readline to 7300rpm but i'm not sure if i wanna push my supercharger to its limits yet.
anyway, the reason i started this thread is to prove that evotech chip are better than superchip in terms of % gain in whp. i really can't just use my whp to compare with others because we all use different dynos in different countries.
btw, i used to drive a E36 325 carbio and i bought the superchip upgrade as well......that sucked.
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Max, was that 30HP that you mentioned the Superchips ECU alone or in conjunction with the pulley? Im not tossed back and forth between a pulley and Evotech, or trying the GGR conversion. The only difference is the programming of the ECU.
Just a point of curiosity to me, most chips raise the rpm limit by 1000 or so. If you look at the dyno graphs, most supercharged cars build power on a constant uptrend where most naturally aspirated engines reach a peak then decline. If you notice the MCS graphs, the chips don't add too much until after the stock chip clips the engine. Most of the gain occurs from redline-stock to redline-performance area.
Maybe the 8hp gain was at stock rpm redline and the 22hp gain was at new "high performance" redline. Just thought I'd muddy the waters a litle more.
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