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Old 05-18-2018, 12:26 PM   #15
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True, and that's definitely how I look at it. Another part of me is nervous because I bought the car yes to have some gun GTIs are great, but also for reliability.

I am worried who had it before me bought the upgrades and drove the shit out of it and dumped it while they could..

I know if I bring it in and told them they sold me a tuned car, they would have to fix my clutch at no charge. But then I'd lose the software(which would be more cheap for me to re buy rather than the clutch).

I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DOOO.
My car has been beat on by me since 33k. Always properly taken care of but these cars can take a beating.

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If you got used to the car at stage2 levels you're going to hate it going back to stock.

These cars take a beating pretty well. I wouldn't worry so much if the previous owner beat on it or not as long as it's running fine. Put a stage 2 clutch in and enjoy the car.
^^ this. I've never switched back to stock but driving other stock cars or loaner cars are always very disappointing lol.

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You've had the car for a year? VW isn't gonna do anything for you.
Also this.
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Old 05-18-2018, 12:26 PM   #16
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You've had the car for a year? VW isn't gonna do anything for you.
The car has a bumper to bumper warranty for 6 years or until 105,000ish miles. I'm at 49,000.
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Old 05-18-2018, 01:16 PM   #17
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The car has a bumper to bumper warranty for 6 years or until 105,000ish miles. I'm at 49,000.

Regardless, best case scenario VW offers to replace your clutch with a new OEM clutch. You don't want another weak clutch that's gonna start slipping. And they won't install an aftermarket clutch for you.
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Old 05-18-2018, 01:30 PM   #18
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Get the clutch fixed while they can do it for you. Seems you already got the hardware so if you decide to go back to Stg2 you can do that later. At least the expensive repair is not on your dime.
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Old 05-18-2018, 01:55 PM   #19
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Why are we so sure the clutch is covered here? It's a wearable item, especially at 49k. Shit, add tires/brakes/wiper blades while you're at it.

Watch your car pop a TD1 when it goes in for service, and them say the car was modded in the year since you bought it. Stealerships
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Old 05-18-2018, 02:08 PM   #20
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Regardless, best case scenario VW offers to replace your clutch with a new OEM clutch. You don't want another weak clutch that's gonna start slipping. And they won't install an aftermarket clutch for you.
It's not under warranty.. they said $3,000 to replace oem. If I tell them about the tune, they'll fix it for free most likely lol.
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If I tell them about the tune, they'll fix it for free most likely lol.
I highly doubt this.
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Old 05-18-2018, 04:50 PM   #22
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I highly doubt this.
Ditto., no incentive after a year to eat the cost
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Old 05-18-2018, 05:26 PM   #23
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If I tell them about the tune, they'll fix it for free most likely lol.

You didnít mention this is your original post. Good luck having things covered under that hood. Eat the cost of a new stronger clutch and enjoy stage 2 to the fullest
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If I tell them about the tune, they'll fix it for free most likely lol.
Not gonna happen

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Good luck having things covered under that hood. Eat the cost of a new stronger clutch and enjoy stage 2 to the fullest
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I'm not even sure how good your "bumper to bumper" warranty is gonna be IF they know it's tuned (TD1) already and/or when they do find out
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Old 05-19-2018, 10:08 AM   #25
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My stage 1 car slipped the clutch under certain conditions, you just let off the gas a bit or downshift a gear. I made it last over 100k with no other issues. Don't expect the dealer to pay for a clutch, just wait for the next real problem to bring it in. APR will 'transfer' the tune to your name for a couple hundred bucks, at least that's how it used to be. Then you can get reflashed if something happens at the dealer.
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Old 05-19-2018, 12:19 PM   #26
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Question for OP, if your car is stage 2 tuned how are you driving around on stage 1? You can't change stages , you can go stock and different octane levels. Be careful you are not running the car with the wrong octane. Eg: 93 file and you are buying 87 or 104 and you are buying 93. Continue to do this and clutch may not be your only problem.
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Question for OP, if your car is stage 2 tuned how are you driving around on stage 1? You can't change stages , you can go stock and different octane levels. Be careful you are not running the car with the wrong octane. Eg: 93 file and you are buying 87 or 104 and you are buying 93. Continue to do this and clutch may not be your only problem.
good Question. You can switch between 91 or 93 or stock tune but I've not heard of switching between stage 1 & 2. Maybe OP meant the latter aka valet mode?
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Old 05-20-2018, 04:58 PM   #28
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good Question. You can switch between 91 or 93 or stock tune but I've not heard of switching between stage 1 & 2. Maybe OP meant the latter aka valet mode?
Definitely meant octane files not stages. I buy 93 octane, so what are the different levels then?
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