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    Thread: 2011 TDI performance upgrades?

    1. 04-24-2012 09:59 PM #1
      Im looking for info and upgrades for the Tdi any feelers out there?

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      04-24-2012 11:58 PM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by jimjam187 View Post
      Im looking for info and upgrades for the Tdi any feelers out there?
      I don't know much about TDI upgrades. I definitely know there are intakes and exhausts out there.

      One thing you should look out for is APR's chip. It is coming out soon and should be pretty good performance for the money.

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      04-25-2012 08:28 AM #3
      ya diesels are new to me, so i'm noticing that some of the "standard" tuning items is different than a gasser.


      here's a good article that explains some good TDI upgrades, and how they relate to each other.

      http://www.myturbodiesel.com/1000q/T...-chip-tune.htm

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      04-25-2012 02:09 PM #5
      chip/ intake/ exhaust and suspension like any other car.

    6. 04-25-2012 03:24 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by t_white View Post
      chip/ intake/ exhaust and suspension like any other car.
      I know that just havnt seen any companys with anything yet, I have found an exhaust but thats about it. Looking for a intercooler upgrade, tune too. I have the Apr stage 2 on my 08 gti and love it so I will wait for them to put one out.

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      04-25-2012 03:39 PM #7
      rocketchip is your best bang for your buck. Or Malone Tuning, REVO, Unitronic. They all offer chips, do your research and make a informed decision.

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      04-25-2012 11:05 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by jimjam187 View Post
      Im looking for info and upgrades for the Tdi any feelers out there?
      I got the Revo stage 1 ecu flash and it's okay but nothing mindblowing. You'd probably have more fun spending $400 at a strip club. Actually, that's guaranteed.
      Smilin' + drivin'...

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      05-01-2012 05:54 PM #9
      Start with suspension and then check this thread
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...t-a-dpf-delete

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      05-02-2012 01:09 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by jimjam187 View Post
      I know that just havnt seen any companys with anything yet, I have found an exhaust but thats about it. Looking for a intercooler upgrade, tune too. I have the Apr stage 2 on my 08 gti and love it so I will wait for them to put one out.
      I've read that just an exhaust won't get you much in terms of power on these TDIs, just sound. Unless you go straight downpipe/DPF delete, but in doing that IMO you're asking for trouble or relegating yourself to track days to stay legal.

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      05-02-2012 01:19 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by free4s0me View Post
      I got the Revo stage 1 ecu flash and it's okay but nothing mindblowing. You'd probably have more fun spending $400 at a strip club. Actually, that's guaranteed.
      did you dyno before/after? I'm wondering if you are realizing gains like what the REVO site says: +45 bhp gain +53 lbft torque gain

      That sounds like a good time to me not comparing it to a sc, though i can guarantee i'll never spend $400 at one!

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      05-02-2012 11:54 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by asal View Post
      did you dyno before/after? I'm wondering if you are realizing gains like what the REVO site says: +45 bhp gain +53 lbft torque gain

      That sounds like a good time to me not comparing it to a sc, though i can guarantee i'll never spend $400 at one!
      I didn't do a dyno before and after, mainly 'cause they cost like $125 each for fwd and I don't even know where there is one around here. So that'd add ~ $250 onto the price to check what the gains are.

      I think part of the issue may be with the DSG which could be limiting torque. But I haven't noticed much of an improvement from the ecu flash. Plus, REVO is being bought by or has been bought by or is heavily partnering with STaSIS and they don't even return calls or emails anymore. So I wouldn't give them the $$ for a marginally beneficial "improvement".

      What I would recommend, instead, with the $400, is ... well ... it'll be fun for sure.
      Smilin' + drivin'...

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