Re: Squadra VS Star chip
Kirstien - Sounds like the best thing for you to do is to get a custom remap. That way you won't have to worry about what type of fuel you're using - you can just tell them what you want and they'll tweak the max bhp or torque...
The other thing: now that you've helped the gasses get OUT of the engine with the decat, how about helping a little more air get in in the first place? I had a green cotton induction kit on my 1.7 Boxer and I think it made quite a difference - although I've never tried K&N or anything so I don't know if they'd be better. The cheapest option would just be to go for a K&N panel filter that just repalces what you have.
It's worth doing any other mods before you get the car chipped - that way the chip can be optimised for your engine.
As for supercharging, let me know how you get on. I'm thinking that my next project might be a supercharged boxer - i want the low down kick as well so i think it would be better than a turbo (and easier!).
As bobdabilda says, get over to alfa145.com - there are loads of people thinking the same things as you over there!
156 2.4jtd working it's way towards perfect condition. Loving the diesel warpage!