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Old 12-22-2017, 11:34 AM   #1
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Getting tcu tune

So my normal shop is about an hour drive down the turnpike to Coral Springs. Theyíve done all the work on my car this far. Apr stage 2, downpipe, neuspeed catback, intake, dogbone insert.

Question is, now there is an apr dealer 10 minutes from my house. Should I continue going to the place that knows my car and has done all other work or just go down the street for the tcu tune? I canít imagine that thereís much to doing this tune. Or are there specific files for cars with certain mods?

My normal shop is USP motorsports in Coral Springs.
The new one is Serious autosport in West Palm.
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Old 12-22-2017, 11:37 AM   #2
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I drive across the state to a shop I trust. I'd say the hour drive is worth it. Mine is a 3 hour trek every time I've had work done like exhaust, tune, etc.
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Old 12-22-2017, 12:16 PM   #3
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Its just a flash for a tcu tune. Not much you can do mess that up. Personally if they are a approved APR dealer i'd just go to whoever is closer.
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Old 12-22-2017, 01:57 PM   #4
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Lol, here’s my dilemma. I too figured that it was just a tcu flash and anyone could do it, but then I thought that usp has done everything else. And I think they have to put in exactly what ecu file I’ve got and the user defined shift patterns, launch control values, and some other things like max rpm, automatic up shift in M mode.

Ahh, Usp also can’t do it until after the 1st where at serious I could get it done this week.
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Old 12-22-2017, 02:54 PM   #5
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I would go to the shop that's closer. You might find out they are just as good. If not you can continue driving an hour away.

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Old 12-22-2017, 03:22 PM   #6
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I would go to the shop that's closer. You might find out they are just as good. If not you can continue driving an hour away.

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This it's just a tcu tune apr software should recognize which software your ecu is on. It's best to find out how you like the shop on something damn near impossible to fuck up.


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Old 12-26-2017, 09:44 AM   #7
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man this guy is gonna be pissed if the new shop somehow bricks his TCU doing the flash.
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Old 01-02-2018, 11:28 PM   #8
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I’m taking the 45 minute drive in the morning to go to the shop that I trust. Lol... just feels better going to the place that has done all the work on my car. Looking forward to the DSG finally behaving properly. It definitely shifts way to low on the stock tcu software... 40mph and in already in 5th or 6th
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Old 01-04-2018, 10:10 AM   #9
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Iím taking the 45 minute drive in the morning to go to the shop that I trust. Lol... just feels better going to the place that has done all the work on my car. Looking forward to the DSG finally behaving properly. It definitely shifts way to low on the stock tcu software... 40mph and in already in 5th or 6th
thats economy driving... if you wanted it to hold the gears you could drive in sport mode.. but when in drive you should expect it to be as high a gear as it possibly can... thats the whole purpose of Drive.
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thats economy driving... if you wanted it to hold the gears you could drive in sport mode.. but when in drive you should expect it to be as high a gear as it possibly can... thats the whole purpose of Drive.
Do note that even in sport mode it will upshift even if u let up off the gas meaning it has an econ mode although not as aggressive as drive mode. Just throw it over to manual if u want full control.

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this too. I drive around in manual mode all the time... and slap it into D when im lazy
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this too. I drive around in manual mode all the time... and slap it into D when im lazy
This. Although after getting Unitronic's TCU Stage 1 tune, it's no longer a drag to drive around in D. So nowadays I'm driving in D mode more often.
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I used to drive in manual almost all the time too, but the apr tcu tune also increases the clutch clamping force which is good with being stage 2.
And damn the car drives so much better now than it did with the stock tcu software. D no longer lugs when you give it gas, sport mode is actually useful now and the manual shifting is even faster than before. Sport mode actually works like you would expect it to without holding gears up until 6-7k rpm, and yes I know if you let off the gas it will upshift, still the apr tcu tune handles sport mode so much better.

One thing I’ve noticed which may change as the tcu re learns my driving habits is, the shifts are so quick now i don’t always get the dsg farts.

Definitely glad I got this.
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I used to drive in manual almost all the time too, but the apr tcu tune also increases the clutch clamping force which is good with being stage 2.
And damn the car drives so much better now than it did with the stock tcu software. D no longer lugs when you give it gas, sport mode is actually useful now and the manual shifting is even faster than before. Sport mode actually works like you would expect it to without holding gears up until 6-7k rpm, and yes I know if you let off the gas it will upshift, still the apr tcu tune handles sport mode so much better.

One thing Iíve noticed which may change as the tcu re learns my driving habits is, the shifts are so quick now i donít always get the dsg farts.

Definitely glad I got this.
Not sure about that one, see http://www.golfmk6.com/forums/showpo...5&postcount=40
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