I gave my HPA Haldex controller a workout last weekend. Even the tightest and fastest corners are no drama. It makes me a bit afraid to find out where the limits are. Even when I drive aggressively - for me - the system makes me look good!
I've put about 10k miles on my R with the Haldex controller from HPA, and thought I'd post up my thoughts on it so far.
Went with the wireless switchable controller and only take it out of race mode every so often on longer highway trips. Other than that, it stays in race mode all the time. Lost a couple MPGs in fuel economy in race mode, but nothing that bothers me all that much.
One of my concerns was winter driving, this is a non-issue for sure. The car still performs well in race mode in snow/ice, and switching off ESC just increases the fun factor if you have space to play around in.
Can't wait for spring to roll around to put in some track time in the R! Considering swapping to the competition only controller considering how rarely I take it out of race mode.
We've been getting a lot of snow lately here in Minnesota. I gotta say that the haldex controller is AWESOME!!! I feel like I have total control no matter what. Leaving trucks in the dust is so much fun! Maybe they just don't suspect the R. Hahaha. Traction control off! And let the rear end hang out. When I want it to straighten out it comes right back, even without getting out of the throttle. Anyways just thought I'd let you know
...With the HPA Haldex I was able to go way deeper into the corners and brake a lot later as the rear braking and torque transfer to the rear was amazing compared to stock. I was also able to rocket out of the turns tighter, faster, and with way less understeer...
I got mine installed today and drove it about 10 miles, there is definitely a difference in power delivery and how it reacts on corners.
Originally Posted by ad03avant
I got my controller today and installed it...there is definitely a difference in power delivery. It feels more solid like a quattro drivetrain. I could tell it is more of a monster now when the turbo kicks in and you run it up in gear.
This controller is pure sex. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. All you need is a little rain, a roundabout, or a twisty road. Don't let them tell you it's only for the track. I got some rear wheel spin in the rain today. Good times. VW should have tuned this car like this from the go!