I've got a 2012 Tiguan SEL, loaded, with about 1,500 miles on it. Phase 1 mods were APR Stage 1 programming and Stage 1 Carbonio intake.
I do a lot of driving. 20-30,000 miles/year. I don't want to sacrifice fuel mileage. I really don't want the car to be louder in highway driving (although the sound of the Carbonio on hard acceleration is appreciated). I also don't want to lose the drivability and reliability of the car.
But I do like power.
I'm thinking about what Round 2 of mods will be. I'll likely do them later this year, around 15k miles. My thoughts are currently focusing on updating the APR, APR intercooler and APR S3/K04 Turbo, with stock exhaust. I'm thinking that will produce a nice bump in power without jeopardizing the things that I really love about the Tig. Thoughts? Suggestions? Remember, I've got 4Motion, which limits down pipe options. I also live in Illinois, which has mandatory smog checks, and the car has to pass all readiness testing (which means the 02 sensors have to be functional).