Read below about mine and other fsi stage 3 owners bad experience and poor results with APR and there Stage 3 Kits. http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...ge-3-dyno-runs
Last couple times I went with the untuned 3071 I had trouble getting off the line without bogging the car.
The problem with the new vw community (and this is really due to dealers) is the one size fits all approach that the manufacturers have taken, to get their product out to the most people the easiest way possible.
I'm not hating on anyone's cars or choices of turbo's or tuners, but let's be realistic, the lack of tuning capabilities for the price is a bit absurd. There's very little that you can do on your own to tune, and you're going to be hard pressed to even get a retailer to help you do more than load a standard tune onto your car.
In my mind, the entire reason behind getting "chipped" should be to have unlimited control over engine parameters. You as the owner should be able to manipulate VE tables, spark tables, advance/retard, corrections, etc. But what's most common doesn't give you that. If you slap on some new 60lb/hr injectors, you're left in the dust because you can't tune for them. If you get new cams, again you can't tune for them. You just kind of have to hope that the one size fits all software will learn.
You're basically stuck buying the same companies products because they made their software work with their stuff. You're out almost all of the market because you are stuck in the confines of untunable software, or extremely costly to retune software.
Also, a big turbo: HX40, GT45, etc. Hell, if you want to talk big we can go up to the 60's. I think the HX35 is plenty big on anything with 4 cylinders.
I'll just leave now.
Gut it all, throw in an aftermarket board, wire it up, and tune to your hearts content.
Hell, you could probably swap the ecu for one from a more tune friendly car like an evo and use map tuning. Just have to change a few parameters in the engine constants and you'll be good to go (probably), and of course rewire a few things.
And sorry for offending the classifier of big turbos. I wasn't aware that was your title. Maybe I should change the title Bigger than stock turbo thread just to make u happy.
Got some more work done on the car this weekend..Made it out to JR @ RSW yesterday for a wheel alignment and get the revised tune..Car all around feels so much better..Drives smoother and pulls harder..Went from 20lbs of boost to 23-24(according to gauge, haven't logged car.. Installed the driveshaft shop 2.9's that i purchased from Branman and now my clearance issue is resolved, also installed my WOTBOX and went out and did a couple of launches and spun into 4th gear..Overall actually satisfied with the car, everything(knock on wood) seems to be holding up just fine and can't wait to hit the track early next month...Blurry pic of axles just for reference,
I thought about putting them on the scale but held one in each hand and it didn't seem different at all. Maybe a pound off or so, nothing drastic. I bought them because of the clearance issue I was having with my passenger side axle and turbo outlet hose.
I've never tried launching the car before so I don't know if it woulda spun through all of those gears without the WOTBOX!