HPA. Very happy with the performance. No issues. Can't compare to the others, as I haven't driven them. And I like the fact that it automatically adjusts for fuel, so you don't have to choose a 91 or 93 tune.
Current - 2012 Golf R, 4 door. SR, NAV, loaded. Deep Black Metallic. HPA Stage 1 Tune, HPA Downpipe w/ cat, HPA Core Interlock Lower Motor mount-75 Red.
Previous - 2004 R32, 2007 Cayman S, 1988 930, 2001 Z06, 2004 STi, 2004 GTO, 1974 DeTomaso Pantera L, 1974 Lotus Europa TC, 1972 911S Targa...
I asked about the loaner tool program and it essentially works like this:
You pay for 2nd day air both ways, $50 loaner tool fee and $600 for stage 2 or ($830 for me)!
I'm still debating the loaner tool but the cost with shipping and the fee sucks butt. I may try and wait until I drive to Portland, Oregon to have it installed at Double J Motorwerks.
Anyway, for those of you without a dealer close, that is how their loaner tool program works.
I still plan on going UM but just not sure when I'll actually get it.
UM because I'm not a "fanboi." I really trust Jeff's work. More power with less boost and more linear/smoother delivery than APR? Yea that's there.
Other than that? I've lost respect for APR with their price gouging, ridiculous markups, and their representative on this forum trying to bash other tuners in their own threads. That's why I'm at Forge Twintake over VWR intake, Autotech hpfp over APR's ridiculous price for one, and UM tune.
Other than what's stated in my first "paragraph," I guess everything else is subjective/perspective.
2002.5 Jetta 1.8T - TOTALED (dodging deer)
2002.5 24v GTI - TOTALED (rear-ended by a Jeep)
1992 Corrado SLC - Daily Driven (when it's not broken)
2012 Golf R - Daily Driven (when Corrado's broken)
And another for HPA, ECU sent yesterday.
2012 Candy White Loaded Golf R UM Tune!!!!! GT Haus Meisterschaft Exhaust with 104/90mm downpipe, and 76mm rear section, Valve actuated Exhaust. EVOMS intake. HPA short shifter, HPA Stage 3+ Clutch Kit
For Info On The Meisterschaft Exhaust email: email@example.com
I am trying to learn more about UM and they have zilch on their website... a google search of "united motorsports golf r tune" does not even pull up UM's website. Is this some esoteric cult that I need to be initiated into to find out more about it?
I have Unitronic on my car but I didn't vote yet because I am switching. Their GTI tune worked great for me and I had zero complaints but I think it's time to see other tunes...
I was dead set on APR but now I hear of this mythical UM tune... need moar info!
Last edited by Thedude4bides; 09-20-2012 at 11:08 AM.
i was only able to find a UM tuner by the grace of another member on here, abeR. he gave me the screen name of a guy local to me and i was able to get ahold of him and set up the flash. you can try to contact jeff on here. i think his screen name is something like jeffness or jeffness1.