Hey James. Thanks for the info. I dealt with you over the phone and thought you sounded like a nice guy. However, once I got to your hole in the wall shop and you couldn't get off the phone long enough to even acknowledge that I was there, I realized there might be some issues.
Then, you have your tech or whoever that guy was that chipped me, run through it on the the laptop. You had to show him how to do everything after he bumbled around not knowing what to do.
Then I had to sit there and wait for the burn to take place and wasn't really sure when it would be done as nobody updated me the entire time I sat there and read 4 magazines in silence.
I did say I wasn't happy with Revo because of the fact that it seemed like the HP was too immediate, and felt that all that wheel spin was unnecessary, and that I was wanting to get something that was a little smoother.
You mentioned that the APR didn't give as much HP and TQ as Revo and Garrett, but that it was smoother. Now if by smoother, you mean no different than stock, then I think you were right.
I have to say I'm not surprised at your response here in this public forum, calling me out and basically saying you think my idea of spending $500 to gain an easy upgrade is the wrong approach. Sitting there in your hole in the wall office for an hour waiting for your guy to bumble around and burn the ECU and listening to you on the phone with people made me realize I was probably working with the wrong company to begin with.
You have a very demeaning tone in your voice and it sounds like if people aren't completely satisfied with something, your process is to make the issue their issue and not address the original concern, which was why I wouldn't spend $500 on something that obviously does not feel any different than stock, when I'm sure there are other manufacturers out there who would feel different?
You mentioned to me that you've had hundreds of people come to you and get APR chipped, and that with the ability to return the product within 30 days, that nobody has ever come back and returned it. I'm astonished if that is the case after doing the trial. Maybe I'm too stock or something....
All I know is that I was asking a simple question and making a statement about my subjective view of the APR trial. Either way, at least I know how you are to deal with now, so I didn't spend big money with you to find out the hard way.
One more thing. To address your suggestion of me spending upwards of $4,000 for a "Major Increase" that has got to be one of the most absurd comments I've seen on this forum in years. Let alone the fact it came from a VW shop. Nice advice....
Modified by veeeeuu at 10:09 AM 7-20-2009