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Old 03-28-2012, 03:34 PM   #29
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It will be logged that your car is tuned. That's all.
At very least wait til after that - which will mean the summer sale. Just past April let the sale end and you won't feel the pressure to get it until the next sale.

If you have a DSG just use sport. That's mad enough to not need to bother with a tune for a while.
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Old 03-28-2012, 03:37 PM   #30
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Maybe I'll do that then..

Get Led tails now and APR in the summer sale. win win
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Old 03-28-2012, 03:44 PM   #31
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Too many shoulda coulda wouldas in life. If it's something you're looking at and have the money just do it.

Everyone who has a tune loves it. Those that are against it are the ones that don't... go figure...those who have experience with it like it.

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Old 03-28-2012, 04:17 PM   #32
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Tails get my vote. I have yet to get them, and I've spent thousands on other things. If you don't get the tails, it's gonna bother you the whole time. Not enough to keep you up at night, but you get my point. I'd go tails.

However, if you decide on the tune, do it during the sale. Also, this intake looks really bad ass for the money:

http://www.golfmk6.com/forums/showth...t=34814&page=1
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Old 03-28-2012, 04:18 PM   #33
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you can go stage 2 for $1,000. i did
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Old 03-28-2012, 04:45 PM   #34
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Spend the $1000 on better tires. Enjoy the car for a bit.
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Old 03-28-2012, 09:30 PM   #35
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I just got a very large annual bonus at work today....but still don't have my new GTI to spend it on.
Consider yourself lucky to be making this tough choice!
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Just got and installed an AutoTech intake.. Solid construction, with a K&N cone... 150+shipping. I'd suggest that and the APR tune... Leaves a little wiggle room for other stuff.
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Old 03-28-2012, 10:21 PM   #37
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Intake + Tune should always be the first mod
do you recommend an intake first? i was debating getting an intake before tune, but the fully loaded tune is a good deal right now...
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Just got and installed an AutoTech intake.. Solid construction, with a K&N cone... 150+shipping. I'd suggest that and the APR tune... Leaves a little wiggle room for other stuff.
hmm.. link. easy install?
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hardest part of any intake install is the removal of the stock intake
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ordering one. when i get the tune, should i mention what intake i'm getting? or it doesnt matter?

also, i should wait to install it until after, correct?
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You can install before the tune
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Old 03-28-2012, 11:33 PM   #42
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But wait at very least wait until after your 90 day check for both.
Next visit hopefully won't be until 10k.

I really want to get it remapped/tuned. But not gonna bother for at least a year. Need to build confidence in the car and the warranty is important for this.
I'm at 928 miles. after few days had wastegate rattle tab done. Now I hear the water pump whine and gotta get that sorted. There is also too much wind noise.
First check is April 20. Sale ends 21st. I'll wait til summer sale at very least but I am leaning towards not getting it remapped.
Did get the LED taillights few weeks ago though. Well worth it.
Also was in friends car at weekend and he got pulled over for slightly speeding. Big fine. Just re-enforced me not going with the tune just yet.
Mines also DSG so want to see how that goes for at least a year. Don't want that messing up in a few hundred miles and having the warranty turned down. Maybe you have a manual.

Just something else to think about since your car is so new and a huge investment.
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