GOLFMK7
GOLFMK6
GOLFMKV
VW GTI MKVI Forum / VW Golf R Forum / VW Golf MKVI Forum / VW GTI Forum - Golfmk6.com



Go Back   VW GTI MKVI Forum / VW Golf R Forum / VW Golf MKVI Forum / VW GTI Forum - Golfmk6.com > Volkswagen GTI / Golf Topics > VW Golf R Forum


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-23-2017, 11:36 AM   #1
labrite34
Drag Race Newbie
 
Drives: 2013 Golf R
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: United States
Posts: 53
Downpipe+Tune or Haldex Controller

Help me decide.

I am Stage 1+ right now, VWR Intake, HPFP.
Sway bar, end links, stiff control arms, KW coilovers.

Should I go for the switchable haldex controller for less understeer? Or should I go for a downpipe + stock catback and tune for the better torque curve?
labrite34 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2017, 11:37 AM   #2
joeyfrost
Touring Car Newbie
 
Drives: MK6 Golf R
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Jersey City, NJ
Posts: 184
Do the downpipe with stock cat youll love it. Later on you can get the haldex


Mk6 Golf R | APR Stage 2+
__________________
MKVI Golf R
APR II +
joeyfrost is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2017, 02:20 PM   #3
audiohs
Autocross Newbie
 
audiohs's Avatar
 
Drives: Golf R
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: OntaRio
Posts: 76
If you're getting a controller, go with the competition controller instead of the switchable. Love mine.
__________________
Have fun mods: Unitronic Stage 1+ tune | Unitronic Intake | Diesel Geek SS | HPA Haldex Comp Controller | 034 Dogbone Insert | 19" Pretoria Wheels w/ Michelin PS4
Useful mods: RVC (aftermarket) | NSP boost gauge
Look-at-me mods: OEM LED tails | MkVII Climatronic | 4" Exhaust Tips | Gloss Black Emblems | VW logo projector door puddle lights | Crystal Clear Sidemarkers
audiohs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2017, 12:44 PM   #4
labrite34
Drag Race Newbie
 
Drives: 2013 Golf R
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: United States
Posts: 53
Quote:
Originally Posted by audiohs View Post
If you're getting a controller, go with the competition controller instead of the switchable. Love mine.
Competition is race mode only? Does it reduced the longevity of the haldex clutch? I would like eco mode also as I do quite a bit of highway driving.
labrite34 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2017, 07:18 PM   #5
audiohs
Autocross Newbie
 
audiohs's Avatar
 
Drives: Golf R
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: OntaRio
Posts: 76
Quote:
Originally Posted by labrite34 View Post
Competition is race mode only? Does it reduced the longevity of the haldex clutch? I would like eco mode also as I do quite a bit of highway driving.
Competition is like race mode but also retains rear driveline engagement under braking. I certainly notice more control when letting off the gas/braking into a corner.

Not sure if it causes any additional wear but I haven't read or heard about premature failure. I'd just be more religious on haldex fluid and filter changes with a controller.
__________________
Have fun mods: Unitronic Stage 1+ tune | Unitronic Intake | Diesel Geek SS | HPA Haldex Comp Controller | 034 Dogbone Insert | 19" Pretoria Wheels w/ Michelin PS4
Useful mods: RVC (aftermarket) | NSP boost gauge
Look-at-me mods: OEM LED tails | MkVII Climatronic | 4" Exhaust Tips | Gloss Black Emblems | VW logo projector door puddle lights | Crystal Clear Sidemarkers
audiohs is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:29 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.