2003 Audi a4 3L

Is there anything you can do to make the shifting on a4 shorter or would that void the warranty. As well are there any good upgrades to get more power out of the engine.

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I seem to remember someone mentioning a "chip" that would reduce Tiptronic response-time.
My two cents,
JP Roberts

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JP Roberts wrote:

There's one at http://www.pes-tuning.com that I'm kinda considering.
-- Mike Smith
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Hehe... I wonder if that's what he meant by "shorter" or if he wants to physically reduce the throw distance between gears by installing a short shifter. I guess we won't know until he tells us what kind of transmission he has. ;-)
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Maybe he was referring to the possibility of having his stick sawn to a shorter length? :)
No offence meant.
JP

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This issue has been discussed in this forum and the watercooled VW forum on many occasions. You can read what other people have discovered by using Google's "advanced group search" function.
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My Audi is a six speed. By shorter I mean the distance between gears. My friends bmw seems to shift much quicker.

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I'm pretty sure you can install a short shift kit from someone like Neuspeed without voiding the vehicle warranty. The only thing that generally drives them into warranty-voiding frenzy is chipping.
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snipped-for-privacy@aol.com (Steve Grauman) wrote in message

It depends on the dealer. While the burden of proof resides with Audi as to whether or not the modification caused any issue, the legal hill to climb for the average consumer is so steep as to be a huge disincentive. All the while, they just deny your coverage, and you're either out-of-pocket or on foot.
To the OP: Comparing the shift action of a BMW and Audi is going to leave you wanting if you have the Audi. The car press has routinely criticized Audi's shifting action as "vague" or "rubbery." If the shifting action is of utmost importance, then there is no fix that will satisfy you - even the Neuspeed "fix" really doesn't do much, IME. I considered that money thrown down the toilet. YMMV, of course.
While you might be able to chip the motor and get a little HP gain, it doesn't seem worth it. Chipping a normally-aspirated engine just won't produce anything more than a lightened wallet and some placebo effect. Like I said in my previous post, this issue has been discussed. The warranty issue as well - real-life lawyers have even chimed in on occasion.
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