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Old 11-12-2014, 02:31 PM   #43
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^ you will get a CEL if you delete any of the exhaust stuff. There is a flap valve in the middle of the exhaust pipe with sensors going to it.
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Old 11-12-2014, 05:45 PM   #44
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revival of the dead thread.

sold my 11, now I have a 13 tdi dsg golf. Not sure if I wanna try Malone, or do APR (again) on this one.

on another note, considering trying to remove the two cats & Muff (and leave the DPF). All I want is a BIT more damn sound.


Go with Malone, way better than APR.
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Old 11-12-2014, 05:45 PM   #45
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Malone Stage 2 with DPF in place.

No issues so far! Loving the power every day!
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Old 12-28-2014, 01:02 PM   #46
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Disclaimer: I'm an APR dealer

You would think that the Malone tune with 333 lb-ft would would feel much faster than the APR with 297 lb-ft, but the APR tune felt faster with the butt dyno. The two cars driven were a 6spd Sport Wagon with APR and DSG Golf with Malone Stage 2. Not Apples to apples, but still...
you being an apr dealer should know that if you have a DSG you cannot use your pathetic tune. The DSG has a built in torque cut out of 267 lbft. So, why would any of us with a DSG buy a tune from APR that will not allow full use of said tune?
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Old 12-28-2014, 01:03 PM   #47
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revival of the dead thread.

sold my 11, now I have a 13 tdi dsg golf. Not sure if I wanna try Malone, or do APR (again) on this one.

on another note, considering trying to remove the two cats & Muff (and leave the DPF). All I want is a BIT more damn sound.
Can't use APR since they say you don't need a DSG tune (and they don't offer). Everyone who has a TDI/DSG knows that the torque cut off is in the 260s range, and APR says they give you 293... LMFAO, how the hell are you going to use the full tune?
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Old 12-29-2014, 01:14 AM   #48
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What are you guys paying for tunes? Does Malone + DSG have a stock mode setting?
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Old 12-30-2014, 12:59 PM   #49
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So I'm quoted USD$675 from VW dealership for the APR tune, a local shop can do it for USD$608. Does that sound pretty standard for pricing? Does it make sense to pay the extra for the dealer to do it?
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Old 12-30-2014, 01:41 PM   #50
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If you can buy a set of steak knives from Target for $99; and the exact same set from Walmart for $79; does it make sense to pay the extra for the Target purchase?






Seriously though; the only thing that might be worthwhile is to talk to the dealership and build the relationship with them if you want to be certain your warranty is safe (ask them about that specifically).
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Old 12-30-2014, 01:51 PM   #51
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Here's what I got after asking the question regarding a failed ECU during or after the installation:

"Yes we are a distributor for APR, but we don't guarantee their work or equipment, they do. We buy and install their products for customers, we can help facilitate a warranty claim with them if there is ever the need, but at the end of the day, if something fails, it's between you and them.
We continue to be happy to perform the services and modifications at*customers request and don't expect this type of modification to cause you issues, but if a repair is not covered by APR, then those related expenses will be passed on to you as the owner of the car."
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Old 12-30-2014, 02:27 PM   #52
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Then it is definitely not worth the extra for the dealership... I thought APR was OBD Port tuned now anyway; why the added cost?
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Old 12-30-2014, 02:35 PM   #53
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Correct. I am not sure. They might have added pull with a warranty claim but it's really up to APR and their website says that they only cover their own software

Anybody ever have a catastrophe occur during an upgrade like this?

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Old 12-30-2014, 03:37 PM   #54
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There have been a few, mostly due to the process of opening the ECU
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APR doesn't know jack about tuning TDI's. Malone or Rocketchip...
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Old 01-08-2015, 05:38 PM   #56
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Got the APR on sale.... just going to test it out now!
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