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Old 09-19-2013, 01:13 PM   #43
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Old 09-20-2013, 10:56 AM   #44
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Got my Stage 2+ updated tune yesterday along with a USP short-shift kit.

I feel like I have a new car! At the risk of sounding redundant, yes this tune is far better than the old one. Anyone on the fence about it should just dive in. Boost/torque is far more progressive and linear, and can be modulated much better with the throttle pedal. You no longer have that 'rubber-banding' of power. With the told tune, i found myself pushing the pedal in/out/in to achieve the acceleration i wanted without the car bucking... As others have said, first gear used to be sort of all or nothing.

Of course the quick rush of torque on the old tune was great for low-end grunt, but after a split-second the boost would die, only to ramp up again quite steeply. It was a positively bizarre and wholly undesirable power curve that caused vastly uneven rates of accel throught the rev range.

I can freely admit it now but I was never satisfied with my old tune, and as a result my Golf R driving experience in general. This is not just fluff, because after 15 months of owning my 2011 Stage I GTI, which I loved, I racked up 18k miles. After 15 months of owning my 2012 Stage II+ Golf R, I had only driven 12k miles. It was simply not as enjoyable, with a finicky power delivery. Another thing to consider with the issue of the on/off switch power delivery is the noise. My car would transition from mild to LOUD over just 500RPM and it gave the audible effect that I was just flooring it randomly and constantly. My passengers, and passers-by would definitely notice. This when I might have only increased throttle from 20% to 40%.... but the swell in boost would just shove the whole drivetrain and the exhaust would bellow... and it just seemed silly to me.

The only thing one might miss with the new tune is the ability to pass/accel without a downshift because the torque curve has been smoothed and no longer has that quick spike. But the simple fact that torque fell off so quickly in the 'surge zone' makes it undesirable to me.

After only 15 hours with the revised tune I am 150% happier. The driving experience is far more desirable and enjoyable. I literally feel like I have a new drivetrain. And with the shift kit on top, I feel like it is a new car.

DO IT. DO IT. DO IT. DO IT. DO IT. DO IT. DO IT. DO IT. DO IT. DO IT. DO IT. DO IT. DO IT. DO IT.
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Old 09-20-2013, 12:16 PM   #45
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Argh, as I'm guessing I'm one of the very few who never had a problem with the low end surge and loved the instant passing power without shifting I am so torn on wether to get this update or not!
I love the way the bottom felt in every day driving.
I just wanted a bit more in the middle and top end!

Ok, manye I wanted a lot more on the top end,,, without going stage 3!

What to do!
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Old 09-20-2013, 12:28 PM   #46
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Old 09-20-2013, 02:58 PM   #47
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Argh, as I'm guessing I'm one of the very few who never had a problem with the low end surge and loved the instant passing power without shifting I am so torn on wether to get this update or not!
I love the way the bottom felt in every day driving.
I just wanted a bit more in the middle and top end!

Ok, manye I wanted a lot more on the top end,,, without going stage 3!

What to do!
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Old 09-20-2013, 08:46 PM   #48
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So, after driving around with the new update and new intake, I must say I am thoroughly impressed.

1st gear is definitely usable and there is no problem getting into boost, but it now continues for what seems forever. OOPS, sorry officer, I couldn't have been speeding as I wasn't out of boost yet?!?!?!?!?

The power is definitely a lot more progressive, not so much as a punch in the face.

I have to say that I DIDN'T go with the VWR intake, just too many issues with fitment and possible trim issues too. So I went with Neuspeed's.

Either way, my motor is now naked, but it'll be kept clean, that's for sure.

Thanks to my guys at RPI Equipped for getting me in today and having the intake I needed.

Thanks to APR for yet another job well done.
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Old 09-21-2013, 12:06 AM   #49
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So, after driving around with the new update and new intake, I must say I am thoroughly impressed.

1st gear is definitely usable and there is no problem getting into boost, but it now continues for what seems forever. OOPS, sorry officer, I couldn't have been speeding as I wasn't out of boost yet?!?!?!?!?

The power is definitely a lot more progressive, not so much as a punch in the face.

I have to say that I DIDN'T go with the VWR intake, just too many issues with fitment and possible trim issues too. So I went with Neuspeed's.

Either way, my motor is now naked, but it'll be kept clean, that's for sure.

Thanks to my guys at RPI Equipped for getting me in today and having the intake I needed.

Thanks to APR for yet another job well done.
Yea Neuspeed makes a great intake! Now get the Neuspeed TOB and There TB charge pipe.. Really helps open up the whole system

Edit just saw you have the TOP
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Old 09-21-2013, 12:21 AM   #50
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Yea Neuspeed makes a great intake! Now get the Neuspeed TOB and There TB charge pipe.. Really helps open up the whole system

Edit just saw you have the TOP

Yeah, already have the TOP. I was considering the air charge pipe, but as I may do the intercooler, that would be a waste of $$$ right now.
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Old 09-26-2013, 10:01 AM   #51
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WeeG from SeatCupra.net made the switch to APR software and put down some mightly impressive independent results over in the UK. Take a look!

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