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    Thread: Should I revo it or not.

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      08-23-2012 06:29 AM #1
      I looked into a few months ago getting my car a stage one revo. I'm not a street racer or anything. I wish my car had more get up and go because the exhaust and air intake did a little but not much. And $400 bucks sound like a decent deal? Anyone have a revo stage 1?
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      08-23-2012 10:18 AM #2
      Any chip you do will gain you numbers. Be it Unitronic, APR or Revo. I did APR on my old GTI and it was a new car after I got it.

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      08-23-2012 12:11 PM #3
      APR > REVO

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      08-23-2012 12:27 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by crabpot View Post
      APR > REVO
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      08-23-2012 01:32 PM #5
      Unitronic tuned my GTI and I was very pleased with the result. All of the tuners have their benefits so it might be a good idea to get the free trial and determine which one is best for you.
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      08-23-2012 04:08 PM #6
      i have the revo stage 2 and i love it. hillside imports did mine in an hour. there is a place in the auburn kent area but never called me back after several attempt to schedule an appt. on the drive back from oregon was a blast feeling the power and throttle response. well worth the money. if you want to upgrade to the next stage i think it's only $50 more. i could be wrong.
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      08-23-2012 10:23 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by 69bug View Post
      i have the revo stage 2 and i love it. hillside imports did mine in an hour. there is a place in the auburn kent area but never called me back after several attempt to schedule an appt. on the drive back from oregon was a blast feeling the power and throttle response. well worth the money. if you want to upgrade to the next stage i think it's only $50 more. i could be wrong.
      There isn't a decent REVO dealer in the Seattle area. none of them will call you back. I ended up callling REVO HQ and was given all kinds of promises, but nothing ever came of it. I'd end up going with UNITRONIC.

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      08-23-2012 11:18 PM #8
      Had revo stage 2 on my 1.8t..got about 220hp and 270tq on pump gas
      if you have intake, and turbo back exaust with a high flow cat, add a 4 bar FPR and get revo stage2

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      08-24-2012 12:00 AM #9
      I currently have revo and love it. Transformed my 1.8 into an entirely new engine.

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      08-24-2012 02:53 AM #10
      what about GIAC?

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      08-24-2012 04:09 AM #11
      I have a pretty Reliable shop that is "revo certified" like 10 mins away so I'll keep you guys posted on if I get it as which stage I go. But what's giac?
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      08-24-2012 01:09 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by surby View Post
      But what's giac?
      Its another company that makes chips.
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      08-24-2012 01:42 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by onavarro8 View Post
      Its another company that makes chips.
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      08-24-2012 07:12 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by crabpot View Post
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      08-24-2012 07:23 PM #15
      My vote is Unitronic or APR.
      The tune will make a night and day difference in your car. Best $400 you can spend.

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      08-25-2012 07:10 PM #16
      I enjoy my stage 2+ revo

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      08-26-2012 11:02 PM #17
      Get apr. With revo everytime your battery dies or you disconnect it, you have to get it re-tuned. Or at least that is how it used to be for my r32 at least. I think apr is the best for performance and comfort. I hear unitronic was rough at idle.

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      08-27-2012 02:33 PM #18
      I have REVO, I love it, and I recommend it to everyone I meet. John at Campbell Nelson Auto Recycling does any and all work I need to my car and he is a REVO dealer. He's friendly and fair.

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      08-27-2012 03:22 PM #19
      I'm having my REVO removed on the R. The car seems to run better with out it? Could be me or could be the flash is enhancing a problem my car already has but either way I like how the car runs without it better.

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      08-27-2012 11:18 PM #20
      I think the chip is a preference thing..kind of like tires or wheels..you are going to have people with APR tell you to get APR and people with Unitronic to get Unitronic..etc..

      I had REVO stage 2..at the time it was the most extreme chip tune you could buy..but that was a few years back..Mine would spike 24psi and hold 22psi..and i was able to run a 14.2 in the quarter on street tires and also beat mustangs, camaros, s2000's, 350z's,Rx8's.. etc on 60mph rolling starts on the freeway (back when i was younger..and dumber of course ) I have always been extremely impressed with the performance of REVO..but it is a hard core tune, running right on the ragged edge..so much so that i had to run octane booster and premium fuel when it was above 80 degrees outside or it would knock and ping under full boost..could have been something other than the chip causing that though..it was up there in miles...167k haaaarrrd miles anyway..you will be happy with any chip..REVO used to give out a 24hr demo chip..look in to it

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      08-28-2012 09:51 AM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by james dean r32 View Post
      I'm having my REVO removed on the R. The car seems to run better with out it? Could be me or could be the flash is enhancing a problem my car already has but either way I like how the car runs without it better.

      Sorry to hear you feel it runs better with out it but before you remove it have your local Revo dealer check the settings.

      Remember our software for the R32 has throttle response, fuel and timing adjustment from stock to the highest performance settings. IF its a matter of throttle being too twitchy or not responsive enough that can be adjusted. Fuel and timing can also be adjusted to make sure you get the most out of it or nothing if you wish.

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      08-29-2012 01:11 AM #22
      Who does unitronic in the Seattle area


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      08-29-2012 02:08 AM #23
      How much boost can I run a stock turbo? On a stage 2 revo what is recomend?my boost gauge right now is ready only about 5 pounds. Also what is a 4bar fpr and where can I get one? Sorry for the noob questions.
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      08-29-2012 03:32 AM #24
      I don't know what a stock turbo can make but FPR is fuel pressure regulator and 1bar is 14.5 psi so for would be 58psi.

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      08-29-2012 03:45 AM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by VeeDubbinJetta91 View Post
      Who does unitronic in the Seattle area


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    26. 08-29-2012 10:19 AM #26
      My brother and I both got REVO some time ago.

      He quickly found out that the REVO software was insufficient and wanted to replace it. The REVO code had messed up so many things in the ECU that it had to be removed and disassembled manually before REVO was completely gone. After REVO was removed his car worked 100% better and on the new tune it was ridiculous.

      I still have REVO on one of my cars but the reason it hasn't been taken off yet is strictly fiscal. I don't drive the car at all, but if I did start to drive it again, I would not last more than a week with the REVO software on it.

      APR and Unitronic gets my vote for gasoline cars

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      08-29-2012 10:29 AM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by RATHERSMART View Post
      The REVO code had messed up so many things in the ECU that it had to be removed and disassembled manually before REVO was completely gone. After REVO was removed his car worked 100% better and on the new tune it was ridiculous.

      100% false and this crap doesn't belong in this thread or any other thread. 1s and 0s work or don't work they don't mess anything up in the ecu. Your car starts or it doesn't.

      Sorry but if your new tuner can't flash over a basic flash from us or anyone else it is their incompetence that should be the bigger concern not our software.

    28. 08-29-2012 11:07 AM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by chris@revotechnik View Post
      100% false and this crap doesn't belong in this thread or any other thread. 1s and 0s work or don't work they don't mess anything up in the ecu. Your car starts or it doesn't.

      Sorry but if your new tuner can't flash over a basic flash from us or anyone else it is their incompetence that should be the bigger concern not our software.
      Whether you like it or not this was my experience with your product. Since the op asked about people's opinions I gave mine.

      Therefore I think it does belong right here.

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      08-29-2012 12:01 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by RATHERSMART View Post
      Whether you like it or not this was my experience with your product. Since the op asked about people's opinions I gave mine.

      Therefore I think it does belong right here.

      What you stated was not so much an experience but actually completely false information a clearly incompetent competitor passed along to you because they were unable to handle something as simple as a basic flash.


      That says nothing about us and is why it doesn't belong here.

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      08-29-2012 12:45 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by chris@revotechnik View Post
      What you stated was not so much an experience but actually completely false information a clearly incompetent competitor passed along to you because they were unable to handle something as simple as a basic flash.


      That says nothing about us and is why it doesn't belong here.
      There is enough Revo support in this thread to indicate most people are happy with it. It's probably not worth arguing over one persons experience.
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      08-29-2012 04:32 PM #31
      Getting a demo of stage 1 next week. Guy said that with a stage 2 my clutch won't last 2 weeks?! And I should get a performance one?
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      08-29-2012 04:53 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by surby View Post
      Getting a demo of stage 1 next week. Guy said that with a stage 2 my clutch won't last 2 weeks?! And I should get a performance one?

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      08-29-2012 09:50 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by surby View Post
      Getting a demo of stage 1 next week. Guy said that with a stage 2 my clutch won't last 2 weeks?! And I should get a performance one?
      i had a clutch put in at 60k and was still in at 170k with no slips on revo stage 2..that's nonsense unless your clutch has been ridden like a porn star.

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      08-30-2012 01:38 AM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by surby View Post
      Getting a demo of stage 1 next week. Guy said that with a stage 2 my clutch won't last 2 weeks?! And I should get a performance one?

      Who told you that? I'm local, and whoever told you that doesnt know what they are talking about....

      I had stage 2 on my GTI for a couple years...Had the sps controller and ran 22-24psi.. I beat on her pretty good and never had to replace it..

      You're stage 2 clutch is just fine...

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      09-02-2012 02:35 PM #35
      i had revo on my old gti and now currently have apr stage 1 and 2 on both my gti's. my apr is alot more noticeable then my revo was. my vote is apr all the way
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