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Golf GTi 2.0 - MK5

Does Powerchip offer an upgrade for my Volkswagen Golf GTi?
A new era of hot-hatches has been unleashed on the Australian market, with everyone enjoying these fun models. As a result, Powerchip has been working to have an upgrade ready to give customers' GTis the edge over most.

The Powerchip Gold98 software upgrade has been specifically designed for the manual gearbox, delivering a huge rush of power that will make you wonder how you ever lived without it.
How does Powerchip upgrade my GTi?
Over the past six months, the Senior Technicians of Powerchip's R&D Department have been working on Powerflash, the next generation of performance software reflashing equipment.

The new technology allows the upgrading of the VW Golf GTi with Powerchip software directly through the diagnostic port, rather than modifying the ECU physically.

Powerflash marks a brand new era for Powerchip and the performance chip industry at large. If you are in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, or Perth, you can have your Golf GTi upgraded with Powerchip technology tomorrow, while you wait.

The Powerchip Gold98 upgrade through Powerflash takes very little time, and does not even require the bonnet to be opened. This means that physically nothing changes on your VW, and your time is kept to a minimum.

Your local Powerchip Authorised Partner will simply: 1) Plug in and read the GTi... 2) Email the original file to Powerchip... 3) Upload the Powerchip software into the GTi... And they're done! Time for you to enjoy the Powerchip upgrade.
Do you simply wind up the boost?
Powerchip invests a significant amount of time and money into developing our upgrades, and the Powerchip Gold98 for the GTi is no exception.

The adjustment of all tuning parameters are possible in two or three dimensions (left top: stock boost map, left: smoother Powerchip map), with Wastegate duty cycle an important parameter in regards to the level of boost pressure the car runs, meticulously remapped for a perfect transitional rise in boost pressure.

As well as 3D boost mapping, the Senior Technicians also make improvements to fueling, timing, and throttle response parameters to ensure the safest and smoothest delivery of power for both engine and DSG transmission.

A specific emphasis is placed on road development. Powerchip prides itself on creating performance upgrades that make real-world differences, not just squiggly lines on a dyno. Part throttle improvements are where the biggest increases are made and noticed, and this is where 90% of people actually drive their cars.
Does the Powerchip give me improved performance?
The Powerchip Gold98 Powerflash itself consists of uploading the car with upgraded software, extracting an extra 44kw and an incredible 131nm from the GTi.

These upgrades transfer to real-world performance on the road; delivering a smooth rush of power right up to redline.

This upgrade has been designed specially for the driving enthusiast in mind, ensuring the car is still predictable enough to drive in day to day traffic, but fun enough to let loose on those winding back roads.
Is the Powerchip upgrade safe for my GTi?
Absolutely. In the past, chip upgrades have required the physical chip to be desoldered from the ECU board, programmed, then soldered back into the ECU.

The Powerchip upgrade for the GTi is programmed directly via the diagnostic port, located under the steering wheel.

This means there is no physical modification done to the car, as the Powerchip upgrade is purely software. Obviously, this is far safer for the vehicle.

Another advantage is the vehicle can be returned to standard at any time. As Powerchip holds all standard files on our database, if a vehicle ever needed to be 'flashed' back to stock, it would be as quick, simple, and easy as the original upgrade. Just nowhere near as fun!
How does the car feel?
Those lucky enough to have driven the VW Golf GTi with DSG transmission know how good the car is from the factory.

The Powerchip Gold98 upgrade for the GTi gives the power and torque that it really deserves. The push-in-the-back performance will leave you wondering how you survived without the Powerchip software for so long!

Submitted by: michael d of Werribee, Victoria, Australia

Car: Volkswagen Golf GTi 2.0
Chip purchased: January, 2006
Testimonial added: 5/9/2006
Customer comments: Very pleased,a dramatic increase of power and torque right through the range,quicker response to throttle input. Constant smooth increase in speed through the gears.Amazing amount of torque at low revs.
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