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The drivability problem nobody is talking about: throttle response

dudemanz

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It must be something you get used to after a while because there are very few mentions in the forums. I've had my GTI for less than a week. I love so much about it including the way it drives except for the throttle response. After driving all the cars I've owned in my life, I got used to power immediately when I step on the gas. In the GTI, it takes about a second before it does anything. You can't tell me this is the result of turbo lag. The 4-cylinder should be able to react to give me power when I put my foot down.

When it does react, it does it strongly. More and more over the last few days, I find myself chirping the front tires because I step on the gas a little too much thinking it will get me off the line they way I am used to. So far, this is the biggest disappointment with the GTI. Everything else rocks.
 

Bender1

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This has actually be discussed loads of times. Stage 1 tune is the solution.
 

fredf

Go Kart Champion
I can't say Stage I APR did anything for me regarding this issue.

But, yes, there is a huge thread on this topic.
 

Bender1

Banned
I can't say Stage I APR did anything for me regarding this issue.

Interesting... totally disappeared with my first tune.
 

mkvince

Go Kart Champion
I can't say Stage I APR did anything for me regarding this issue.
But, yes, there is a huge thread on this topic.

I feel the same. Stage 1 or stage 2, the throttle response sucks. It's even worse with AC on.
 

XGC75

Go Kart Champion
I call it the 'super sensor committee'. It's way overdone - the ECU compares your input (throttle) with the conditions of the dynamics ans other inputs before acting on your request. I've found that while not solving the issue completely, turning 'off' ESC helps translate your requests more faithfully.

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plac

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everything adds up to fix it.. stage 1 tune.. DSG tune.. aftermarket intake.
 

grambles423

Automotive Engineer
Tune + Intake + DSG Tune did it for me.
 

B6JoeS4

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Is the tune taking the lag out of the system, or is it just turning a 10% input into a 50% throttle body movement? With my S4, the APR tunes were never able to get rid of any of the actual lag, they just turned the pedal into an on/off switch. Only one tuner (JHM) was able to completely eliminate the lag, without turning the pedal into an on-off swich
 

DummyBear

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sprintbooster? but not sure if it is a good mod or not
 

mk6cruzen

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Stg1 and Modshack helped for me, but it still does it some with the A/C on. I look forward to winter! My Mini sucked stock. 2nd gear wasn't enough at a slow right or left hand turn, it wanted to be in 1st, but that wasn't good either. It got better after some power mods.

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QUEDRO

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hmm, always felt that throttle response was better in stock program.
Stage 1 def did not improved it.

maybe you guys running intakes that's y

PS: hate to make those quick left turns in traffic at lights.
 
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