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Tuned (Cobb) Mk6 vs. Stock Mk7 Review

Revolver66

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OhioMK6

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Those are some slow 0-60 times :D

I also wonder if they drove the MK6 a decent amount of miles after the tune. Mine takes awhile to fully adapt.
 

NorthVan1

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They are a mile above sea level (Denver).
 

Revolver66

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That COBB tuning deal doesn't make anywhere near what the new APR stage 1 does.
That's a great point though - the engine probably never fully adapted if they tested it 10 minutes later.
 

Revolver66

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:)
 

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aspirollari

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Yeah surprised by the lack of HP gains. My car feels much faster than stock (not just more torque), even when I have it on the "low" boost stage 1.

yea something is wrong with that dyno or their numbers. Def. not only a 10whp gain. From 40-100 my car does it like 2 seconds faster compared to stock. Not to mention they never specified if they did stage 1 LB or HB, big difference between those. I trust cobbs numbers much more, which claim 40whp gain in stage one.
 
Interesting how the MK7 handles much better than the MK6

Not a huge difference...not in non performance pack configuration. I wouldn't trust that used up mk6. Damn suspension bottoms out and it looks like its running non-stock size rubber that can mess with handling characteristics.

My suspension NEVER bottoms out. Read below for performance numbers between mk6 and non pp mk7... chk #161 and 162

http://www.caranddriver.com/feature...results-historical-lap-times-and-more-feature
 

Revolver66

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Not a huge difference...not in non performance pack configuration. I wouldn't trust that used up mk6. Damn suspension bottoms out and it looks like its running non-stock size rubber that can mess with handling characteristics.

My suspension NEVER bottoms out. Read below for performance numbers between mk6 and non pp mk7... chk #161 and 162

http://www.caranddriver.com/feature...results-historical-lap-times-and-more-feature


The Mk7 does have a more planted feel to it - simultaneously heavier yet lighter. That doesn't necessarily translate to hard numbers. IMO the Mk6 steering is more accurate & weighted perfectly. However they are testing a new car against a vehicle several years and miles older.
I'm trying to figure out what my Mk6 needs to put it back to factory condition. It has developed a lot of creaks and flex over the past few years.
 

phuccer1

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I just barely got my AP yesterday. I spent some time running all the maps I could. Stage 1 91, Stage 1 91 high boost, and Stage 1+ 91.

I couldn't feel any difference between stock and Stage 1. If there was a difference, it was very very minimal. Then again, maybe I had to let the ECU adjust?

Either way, I ended up sticking to Stage 1+ 91 using my modshack intake. Definitely a huge difference and rides pretty good. I need to pull some logs though to see if my own intake is messing with anything. However, I may consider picking up the COBB intake sometime this month.
 

Kei_Loper

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That COBB tuning deal doesn't make anywhere near what the new APR stage 1 does.
That's a great point though - the engine probably never fully adapted if they tested it 10 minutes later.

I actually LIKE that the lowest power stage 1 tune is like an actual stage 1 tune lol. I've always hated that for whatever reason every stage 1 tune from the usual VW tuning companies all are much more like a stage 3 ecu tune. No way should a simple stage 1 turn the car into something completely different than it was. +10whp and +30-40tq is a great stage jump to me.

Makes more sense to me than Stage one being +50whp and +100tq or some other madness, and the ln Stage 2 being +5whp and +10tq compared to that lol. To get those number jumps before, you were doing a turbo swap...

The power jumps are good, but where are the normal jumps lol. I wish I could have a mild upgrade like that for when I don't want the big power.

I do wonder how long they waited though before testing.

Kei
 

Revolver66

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I actually LIKE that the lowest power stage 1 tune is like an actual stage 1 tune lol. I've always hated that for whatever reason every stage 1 tune from the usual VW tuning companies all are much more like a stage 3 ecu tune. No way should a simple stage 1 turn the car into something completely different than it was. +10whp and +30-40tq is a great stage jump to me.

Makes more sense to me than Stage one being +50whp and +100tq or some other madness, and the ln Stage 2 being +5whp and +10tq compared to that lol. To get those number jumps before, you were doing a turbo swap...

The power jumps are good, but where are the normal jumps lol. I wish I could have a mild upgrade like that for when I don't want the big power.

I do wonder how long they waited though before testing.

Kei


APR has several levels of stage 1 now. Stage 2 increases the power distribution across band more than peak power numbers, based on what I've seen/heard.
 
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