Unlike simple engine tuning which involves the use of one of many readily available programming interfaces to manipulate the spark and fuel of the engine map, tuning the DSG involves many more parameters and a secure understanding of how these react to various vehicle inputs.
Reading and writing software to an ECU is one thing, but without the experience and first hand knowledge of cause and effect generated by manipulating the blind variables of the DSG software, it is a potentially dangerous situation.
With over two dozen different DSG gearboxes in North America (and several more globally), HPA ensures an optimum result that won’t prematurely wear out clutch packs or threaten the sensitive gearbox.
HPA’s renowned Stage 2, Stage 2 TDI, Stage 3 and Stage 4 DSG performance software is available for all of the newest model VW/Audi DQ250 DSG gearboxes, including the Audi A3/A3 TDI, Audi TT-S, Mk6 Golf/GTI/Jetta/GLI, and VW Passat/CC.
DQ 200 (7-speed) and DQ500 (TT-RS, Transporter, etc.) are on schedule for release in the near future…
Pricing is as follows:
Stage 2 TDI - $649.00
Stage 2 - $899.00
Stage 3 - $1995.00
Stage 4 - $2495.00
DSG performance involves a synergetic relationship between shift call outs, engine load, driver demand, and mechanical execution. Within these relationships, a harmonic balance must be maintained to ensure the various integrated systems work together and do not overpower their basic limitations.
In addition, with the TDI gaining in popularity, HPA has assembled a TDI-Specific DSG upgrade suited to the power characteristics of this fuel efficient power plant. The DSG is a brilliant piece of technology, and HPA has now perfected its union with the TDI engine.
HPA's Stage 2/Stage 2 TDI DSG Program includes following features:
Progressive Shift Response
Torque Limit Increase
Increased Red Line
Eliminated Automatic Shifting
In-Dash Gear Display
Detailed information on these features, and our TDI-specific benefits can be found here.
Stage 3 software is a must for all 400+ HP applications and those drivers who demand the most out of their chassis in D, S, or M mode. In addition to the upgrades offered in the Stage 2 package, Stage 3 includes the following benefits listed here.
For DSG equipped cars with modified Forced Induction applications, or those boasting 450+HP, the Stage 4 offering is a necessity. It offers all of the benefits of Stage 3, but is fully customized to suit your vehicle needs. Details here. .
Reviews (and video) of our DSG programming can be found here.
All HPA DSG offerings are available in house at HPA, through our worldwide dealer network, and through our loaner tool program.
If you are interested in coordinating a group purchase for your region, or organizing a local event, special pricing is available upon request. Please contact HPA for details.