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Any way to tell if I have a "chip"?

I have an 01' PSD X. The boost numbers I'm seeing reported on stock systems seem low to me. As far as I know my truck is not chipped - although it could be - I'm the 3rd owner. Is there a way to tell? Do I need to pull the ECU and look at the board? Is there an easier way to check?

I know that in 01' some custom chips were soldered directly into place on Audi's - I know I had one - could this be the case with my PSD? I've seen 28psi when pushing it hard. Not often, just a few times.


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Any black smoke? I'd pull the PCM and take a look(if it is a chip and not a programmer)

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Any black smoke? I'd pull the PCM and take a look(if it is a chip and not a programmer)

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Its got somthing.... 28 psi is not stock. My truck ran 15-17 stock. With my edge i have seen 30 on a cold night on the highway while romping it hard.

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Its got somthing.... 28 psi is not stock. My truck ran 15-17 stock. With my edge i have seen 30 on a cold night on the highway while romping it hard.
I'm going to need to watch the gauges a little better. I really would rather not have to pull the PCB to look - I hate working up behind the fuse box - there is no worse place to wedge yourself into in those trucks and I'm not a big guy - I can only imagine the 6'4" 250lb guy trying to get in there...


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definitly has something in there , 15-17 is generally factory specs, at 28 lbs , thats gotta be at least an 80 or 100 horse setting, probably has a programmer in it

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I drive like a snowbird most times as I have precious cargo aboard. Again I've only seen it once or twice and it was flooring it. Again I'll need to watch the gauges. If I had a programmer where would it be? Under the steering column?


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Isnt there the possibility that the PCM itself has been flashed as well? You very well may find nothing anywhere, and end up having a custom flashed PCM....

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i have seen 23psi out of my truck and i has no chip. It will blow a little smoke every nown then when i get on it
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