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Old 05-17-2010, 08:43 AM   #1
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91 or 93 octane?

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Here in London, Ontario, Canada I only know of one gas station which has 93 octane which is why Ive been putting in 91 so far. I was wondering if going from 91 to 93 will make a difference in performance or if its necessary.
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Old 05-17-2010, 08:47 AM   #2
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93 is preferred but 91 is fine.
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Old 05-17-2010, 11:27 AM   #3
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^agreed. if you tune, tho you'll get more hp's outta the 93. I don't know the numbers w/o looking, but I know w/ my APR, you get a good handful more ponies w/ 93 than 91... great color choice BTW
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Old 05-17-2010, 12:08 PM   #4
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Don't bother with the 93 if you don't have a tune. How far out of the way is this 93 gas station? If it was inconvenient at all, I'd stick with 91 even with a tune (91 tune that is). The few xtra hp/tq of the 93 tune is not even worth it if the gas station is anything but convenient. 2c.
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Old 05-17-2010, 12:10 PM   #5
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Don't bother with the 93 if you don't have a tune. How far out of the way is this 93 gas station? If it was inconvenient at all, I'd stick with 91 even with a tune (91 tune that is). The few xtra hp/tq of the 93 tune is not even worth it if the gas station is anything but convenient. 2c.
I agree w/ Mk6golfer... we have 93 everywhere in IL, so it's just the logical choice. don't go out of your way to get it.
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Old 05-17-2010, 12:15 PM   #6
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Unless you're taking it to the track or autocross, 91 is fine. Heck, without a tune, 91 is always fine. No need to pay for higher octane gas when the engine ECU programming won't take advantage of it.

I run 93 only because it's 87-89-93 around here.
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I live in Stoney Creek On near Hamilton . I don't know anywhere around that has 93 Octane. I run 91 in 2010 ,CW, 2dr 18 " rims APR Stage 1 tune car . Stage 2 requires 93 Octane for which we would have to use 94 Octane available at Sunoco. I use the 94 in a Shelby I own but don't feel the extra few ponies coming from stage 2 in the GTI warrant the extra cost of fuel. If anyone knows where I can get 93 in my area please let me know. APR claims all stage 1 requires is 91 Octane.
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Old 05-17-2010, 12:24 PM   #8
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Unless you're taking it to the track or autocross, 91 is fine. Heck, without a tune, 91 is always fine. No need to pay for higher octane gas when the engine ECU programming won't take advantage of it.

I run 93 only because it's 87-89-93 around here.
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Old 05-17-2010, 02:47 PM   #9
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IMO, unless you track, stick to 91 in Stock and tuned modes. The HP difference is not worth the extra coin.
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Old 05-17-2010, 03:14 PM   #10
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Unless you're taking it to the track or autocross, 91 is fine. Heck, without a tune, 91 is always fine. No need to pay for higher octane gas when the engine ECU programming won't take advantage of it.

I run 93 only because it's 87-89-93 around here.
I totally agree with whats being said above
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Old 05-17-2010, 06:38 PM   #11
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I live in Stoney Creek On near Hamilton . I don't know anywhere around that has 93 Octane. I run 91 in 2010 ,CW, 2dr 18 " rims APR Stage 1 tune car . Stage 2 requires 93 Octane for which we would have to use 94 Octane available at Sunoco. I use the 94 in a Shelby I own but don't feel the extra few ponies coming from stage 2 in the GTI warrant the extra cost of fuel. If anyone knows where I can get 93 in my area please let me know. APR claims all stage 1 requires is 91 Octane.
I have a 2010 MK6 and a 07 Shelby GT500 also, can we hang out
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Old 05-18-2010, 09:29 AM   #12
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Yes if you can afford the gas to get here. Better bring the GTI .
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