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    Thread: APR Presents: North American TT RS 2.5 TFSI ECU Upgrade!

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      04-02-2012 11:55 PM #101
      115.7mph isn't shabby at all. With another off the shelf tune I used to have in my car (MC-Chip) the best mph I could manage was 111mph. 12.6 though.

      So nearly 4mph more than an equivalent "400hp" tune. Very impressive!

      Quote Originally Posted by joneze93tsi View Post
      Thats me!
      Anyway, ended up with 12.4 @ 115.7 w/ high 1.9 60's. I was tempted to put a ringer in the seat and see 11's & prob another 1-2mph, but 1/4 mile performance isn't really a priority for me, and only go maybe once a year to hang out with friends.

    2. 04-03-2012 12:34 AM #102
      Quote Originally Posted by jibbed View Post
      115.7mph isn't shabby at all. With another off the shelf tune I used to have in my car (MC-Chip) the best mph I could manage was 111mph. 12.6 though.

      So nearly 4mph more than an equivalent "400hp" tune. Very impressive!

      Thanks!

      I can't wait to put an exhaust on and try some good gas!
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      04-03-2012 01:01 AM #103
      I got a ride in an APR stage 1 TT-RS and it felt damn fast.

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      04-03-2012 02:02 AM #104
      Quote Originally Posted by joneze93tsi View Post
      Thats me!


      Guys, for those in doubt, don't look at the figures at redline and make assumptions.
      This program completely changes the car into an ANIMAL. Somewhere between 2500-3000rpm's you get forcibly held into your seat, and you really have to watch the tach as redline will come on way faster than you remember.

      I've had 2 quick tests of the changes:

      *Mexico test track*
      40-140 vs a good friend of mine with a 11sec F-Body. (Traps between 117-118).
      He had some traction issues down low, but could never close any distance. Needless to say, he was FLOORED that it was just a 2.5L with a "canned" tune.

      *Local 1/4 mile track*
      3 Quick passes at a local drag strip that opened for a few hours on the first day of spring. During this, I learned 2 things: 1. I have no idea how to launch this car (B8 DSG Spoiled Me). 2. Wheel hop sucks. Anyway, ended up with 12.4 @ 115.7 w/ high 1.9 60's. I was tempted to put a ringer in the seat and see 11's & prob another 1-2mph, but 1/4 mile performance isn't really a priority for me, and only go maybe once a year to hang out with friends.

      I found both results to be very positive given a tune & 93 octane pump gas and in the 70's.
      I'm working on doing something about the primary cat, and trying some race gas on 93 octane mode until APR gets me the program switching functions. I'm really happy with the trap speed given 93 and the crappy driver.

      You seriously won't believe it is the same car when it adapts!

      Thanks Again Arin!
      well... that just made my 8 more weeks of wait all the harder!!!!

    5. 04-03-2012 12:52 PM #105
      Quote Originally Posted by YYC Dubber View Post
      well... that just made my 8 more weeks of wait all the harder!!!!
      It's worth it!

      Wish we had more exhaust options available!
      IE: A nice de-catted downpipe replacement that keeps the factory catback. Probably just going to run de-catted factory downpipe for now.
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      04-03-2012 07:56 PM #106
      There's a guy over in the UK that's just done that (Decatted it), and ran an 11.3 in his S-Tronic spec'd car.

      Looking at the exhaust system - it's all pretty good from factory!

      Quote Originally Posted by joneze93tsi View Post
      It's worth it!

      Wish we had more exhaust options available!
      IE: A nice de-catted downpipe replacement that keeps the factory catback. Probably just going to run de-catted factory downpipe for now.
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    7. 04-03-2012 07:58 PM #107
      Quote Originally Posted by jibbed View Post
      There's a guy over in the UK that's just done that (Decatted it), and ran an 11.3 in his S-Tronic spec'd car.

      Looking at the exhaust system - it's all pretty good from factory!

      Yes, "MitchyRS". He is on here and was kind enough to lend some help via PM.
      I am going to start off by modeling after his simple build, K&N, De-Cat & Flash. If it's good enough enough for 123mph traps, it's good enough for me!

      I'd be happy to buy a large catless downpipe, if it could be mated to the stock catback however!
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      04-03-2012 08:06 PM #108
      Nice! Definitely an effective route. That gearbox is probably worth 3/4 of a second down the strip though.

      Even if you can get a high 11 @ 120ish - that's still pretty impressive.

      I've got a milltek race system to refit to my car, so keen to see how much extra power that free's up.

      Quote Originally Posted by joneze93tsi View Post
      Yes, "MitchyRS". He is on here and was kind enough to lend some help via PM.
      I am going to start off by modeling after his simple build, K&N, De-Cat & Flash. If it's good enough enough for 123mph traps, it's good enough for me!

      I'd be happy to buy a large catless downpipe, if it could be mated to the stock catback however!
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      04-03-2012 08:51 PM #109
      Quote Originally Posted by joneze93tsi View Post
      I'd be happy to buy a large catles downpipe, if it could be mated to the stock catback however!
      Working on it!
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    10. 04-03-2012 09:15 PM #110
      Quote Originally Posted by arin@apr View Post
      working on it!
      Not sure if SRS, or waiting to insert "2 weeks" Joke.

      Last edited by joneze93tsi; 04-03-2012 at 09:36 PM.
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      04-04-2012 04:05 PM #111
      Arin, what's the deal with the "Left Foot Brake" feature? APR's website mentions that the stock software disables throttle when brake is applied. Am I reading that right? It seems that I can brake and blip the throttle fine. What exactly does this feature do, and is included with the software upgrade?
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      04-04-2012 04:07 PM #112
      Quote Originally Posted by DrDomm View Post
      Arin, what's the deal with the "Left Foot Brake" feature? APR's website mentions that the stock software disables throttle when brake is applied. Am I reading that right? It seems that I can brake and blip the throttle fine. What exactly does this feature do, and is included with the software upgrade?
      Hold your foot on the brake and the gas at the same time and the engine will cut power after a moment.

      In motorsport it's handy to brake with your left foot while not coming off the throttle. This reenables that ability.
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      04-04-2012 04:30 PM #113
      Quote Originally Posted by Arin@APR View Post
      Hold your foot on the brake and the gas at the same time and the engine will cut power after a moment.

      In motorsport it's handy to brake with your left foot while not coming off the throttle. This reenables that ability.
      I will try it. So is this something included with the standard stage 1 upgrade? I couldn't tell from how it was worded on the website...said it was "available", but didn't use the word "included".
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      04-04-2012 04:52 PM #114
      Quote Originally Posted by DrDomm View Post
      I will try it. So is this something included with the standard stage 1 upgrade? I couldn't tell from how it was worded on the website...said it was "available", but didn't use the word "included".
      If you hit the brakes first and then hit the throttle, it works just fine stock (this is needed to enable "heel and toe" braking / throttle during down-shifting). The converse is where it cuts out.

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      04-04-2012 06:02 PM #115
      Quote Originally Posted by Marty View Post
      If you hit the brakes first and then hit the throttle, it works just fine stock (this is needed to enable "heel and toe" braking / throttle during down-shifting). The converse is where it cuts out.
      Oh, so you can't just tap the brakes while on throttle to settle the car. Not a huge deal unless you track it.
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      04-04-2012 06:04 PM #116
      Quote Originally Posted by DrDomm View Post
      I will try it. So is this something included with the standard stage 1 upgrade? I couldn't tell from how it was worded on the website...said it was "available", but didn't use the word "included".
      Included.
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      04-09-2012 10:26 AM #117
      Might have already been answered, but if I ship my ECU overnight to APR, does APR pay to overnight it back to me or is that an additional cost? Might have to garage my car for a few days to get in on the sale!
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      04-09-2012 10:44 AM #118
      Quote Originally Posted by bsmack View Post
      Might have already been answered, but if I ship my ECU overnight to APR, does APR pay to overnight it back to me or is that an additional cost? Might have to garage my car for a few days to get in on the sale!
      Shipping is up to the customers. We can ship it any method you like from ground to next day air.
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      04-09-2012 10:48 AM #119
      Quote Originally Posted by Arin@APR View Post
      Shipping is up to the customers. We can ship it any method you like from ground to next day air.
      Meh, $200+ for shipping doesn't sit well with me. Have you had any internal discussion on extending the sale for TTRS customers since dealerships do not yet have hardware? Everyone in my area says it'll be another 2-3 weeks.
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      04-09-2012 11:08 AM #120
      Quote Originally Posted by bsmack View Post
      Meh, $200+ for shipping doesn't sit well with me. Have you had any internal discussion on extending the sale for TTRS customers since dealerships do not yet have hardware? Everyone in my area says it'll be another 2-3 weeks.
      Yeah, hate to keep beating the dead horse, but when will my local dealer have the tools for my car?
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      04-09-2012 11:59 AM #121
      We are working on it now and expect the tools to be out in April. I'll have more details in the coming weeks.
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    22. 04-09-2012 02:34 PM #122
      More important to me is the program switching. I love what APR stands for, but the switching seems to be a core need for me. GIAC is currently offering it, and I am finding myself more and more interested.

      Is this realistically going to happen in the next month or so?

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      Quote Originally Posted by Trbofly View Post
      More important to me is the program switching. I love what APR stands for, but the switching seems to be a core need for me. GIAC is currently offering it, and I am finding myself more and more interested.

      Is this realistically going to happen in the next month or so?
      From what I'm told, yes. They were in the final stages of it but the engineer working on the project was pulled to another one and will continue once he's finished.
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      04-09-2012 03:21 PM #124
      Quote Originally Posted by Arin@APR View Post
      We are working on it now and expect the tools to be out in April. I'll have more details in the coming weeks.
      Don't forget about the international customers, too!

      I plan to get Stage 1 (or 2?) and the RSC exhaust when they're available in Germany (or the UK).

      - Jeremy -

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      04-09-2012 05:40 PM #125
      Quote Originally Posted by - Jeremy - View Post
      Don't forget about the international customers, too!

      I plan to get Stage 1 (or 2?) and the RSC exhaust when they're available in Germany (or the UK).

      - Jeremy -
      What year is your car. Most European TT RS's are OBDII port flashable.
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