Hello guys, I KNOW that there has to be information on this as I have seen it mentioned randomly by people but Im having trouble finding it. I have a 2012 GLI with 2500 miles on it. It has APR stage 2, a 3 inch catless downpipe and carbonio intake. I believe that this started happening with the APR stage 2 flash but am not 100 percent certain.
At around 2200-2700 RPM's my car seems to have two hiccups occur. If you accelerate slowly through this RPM range, my car will have two stutters in power which you can hear through the intake exhaling.
I have never had any codes from this, however I have read that these hiccups can often be cylinder misfires. I don't know very much about cars, and I don't know if what I am experiencing are cylinder misfires as I have also read that 3 inch downpipes can cause the engine to experience these "hiccups."
Can anyone shed a little more light on this for me? Is it safe for me to drive the car like this without it incurring damage? Is it not really anything more than a stutter? What course of action should I take to remedy it? If need be I wouldnt mind removing the flash, however I am really wondering if this issue, is in fact an issue.