Considering going stage 1 with apr . How much of a difference is it from stock . Enough to hold out to stage 2 until march ??? I read numbers but want driver feedback
I did mine to Stage 1+ back during APR's summer sale. And...agree...it's totally worth it. Car feels way better. Lots of people stating differences.
I guarantee you one thing...on the way back from the flash...you will smile ALL the way home.
And correct on the flash upgrades. Buy 1 now and you pay now. Get a HPFP later...and flash is free (and most dealers don't charge for labor to flash to 1+). At least that was my experience.
I don't know about stage 1 alone (it certainly can't be bad) but going to stage 1+ with an intake was like insane night and day, awoke the sleeping giant, holy crap this is fun, can't stop smiling when I drive levels of awesome.
If you can swing it I'd go 1+ and do the HPFP all at once. The stock pump is one of the weak links in making power with these cars so no matter what your future power plans are it can't hurt to get it out of the way all at once.
My local APR Dealer offered me a "Trial Run" for my car at no charge. He said to try it for a week and if I liked it I could pay him then or he would remove it I didn't want it. I took my car out on the Highway and returned 15 minutes later with a grin and my credit card. The difference was euphoric. The sound of a K04 in third gear gave me shivers. You will find your R to be very addictive and you will probably be smiling from ear to ear every time you drive it.
Its a great improvement. I highly suggest it.
APR Stage 1+ / APR HPFP / Forge TwinTake / Forge DV / H&R Sport Springs / H&R Spacers (rear) 15mm / OEM Beetle Turbo Mats / OEM Tinted LED Tails / Interior LEDs / Bold Sport R seat inserts / SunTek CXP 35% Tint / Thule Roof Rack (Aeroblades + 594XT Sidearm)
I'm in a similar conundrum. Do you just purchase a chip from APR and have it installed or do you have to buy it from a dealer and have them install it also?
I've got a bone stock '12R with only the Soundaktor removed and the DieselGeek shifter about to go in. Was considering a CAI next, but it sounds like I'd be better off spending some cash on Stage 1, then add a CAI, HPFP, etc (not enough $$ for multiple upgrades at once right now).
I had the Stage 1 flash for 4 days,,,, it was nice! Well worth it!
Then I added the VWR intake and HPFP. Re flashed.
I'm still smiling!!
As a matter of fact, I'm laughing!!!
Can't wait to see what a DP does to the equation.
2010 Mk6 GTI DSG SB; APR K04, Carbonio 1 & 2, UR catted/resonated DP, Eurojet FMIC, Billy Boat cat back Uni DSG flash 313 WHP!. Traded for;
2013 .:R! Traded for:
2014 Mazda6 GTs
When does the APR sale end?
I initially told myself that I would be done after stage 1 but I know I will want more after I get a taste.
The only thing that's holding me back about going 1+ is the cam follower situation with the HPFP. I'm not a very mechanically inclined guy and I don't really want to worry about the cam follower too much.
Those of you who have had the HPFP for a while now, have you checked your cam followers? How are they looking?