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Old 08-02-2017, 01:47 AM   #1
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Smile United Motorsports Tune has been flashed!

So I finally broke down and got my car flashed with the United Motorsports ECU tune. First impression was that I should have done that the day I bought the car! What an upgrade! The main reason I wanted the tune was for the promise of getting rid of that awful rev-hang. Well the rev-hang is long gone. Shifting is much smoother and those backfires are pretty cool too. Next improvement is the rev limiter. Stock is 6200rpm and now its 7500rpm! That increase in the revs allows second gear to go over 70mph. Not gonna lie, I was hesitant to bring it that high the first couple times. And the last improvement is the decent increase in power. UM claims +25hp and +12lb-ft. I haven't bothered with a dyno yet but there is DEFINITELY an increase in low end power. Now I just need to invest in a stage 1 clutch/lightweight flywheel to improve the overall responsiveness of the N/A MK6s. For those interested or hesitant to get the tune, JUST DO IT! The best money I've spent on my Golf yet. Also the tune cost $350 plus shop labor rate 1hr @ 140/hr plus tax. So my tune was just under $530 USD.

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Old 08-02-2017, 09:20 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum!

Nice Pic of your car, I love Cali !

Thanks for posting, how about a dyno pull, it would answer a lot of questions.
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Old 08-02-2017, 04:27 PM   #3
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So I finally broke down and got my car flashed with the United Motorsports ECU tune.
Who did your UM Tune?
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Old 08-03-2017, 01:35 AM   #4
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Welcome to the forum!

Nice Pic of your car, I love Cali !

Thanks for posting, how about a dyno pull, it would answer a lot of questions.
Thanks! And eventually I will get dyno results but I that wont be until I get other mods done.
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Old 08-03-2017, 01:37 AM   #5
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Who did your UM Tune?
Neat little shop called Tomas Sport Tuning out in Berkeley. Was the only shop listed on the UM website that was near me.
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Old 08-03-2017, 02:28 AM   #6
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Welcome to the forums, I have a UM tune too and for the improvement in driveability it totally worth the price

As for the "back fire" sound, if you worry about the damage it could cause, it won't hurt your engine, I worried before and contacted UM and they told me it's normal on cars with high flow exhaust (less restriction) due to the removal of the rev-hang, it sounds freaking awesome with an aftermarket cat-back like the Techtonics Tuning Exhaust with a single borla muffler
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