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    1. 09-21-2019 03:27 PM #1
      My local VW dealer can apply APR tunes to the VW lineup and they quoted me just over $1000 for the stage 1 tune.
      They are charging for the base price $799, and then adding an additional $200+ for shop labor.

      Is this the norm? I've read several posts where guys are getting the tunes for the price that APR states, without the added labor costs on top.

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      09-21-2019 03:36 PM #2
      .5-1 hour labor is standard. Your # probably includes tax.

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    4. 09-21-2019 04:37 PM #3
      Sounds about right to me including labor and taxes . If your a manual have that clutch money. I got a high torque tune at the beginning of last month and knowing the risk before hand was babying my clutch and slipping it only enough to get going . Only giving it power after full engagement.Like others I feel for some reason that I have to let you know I’m 42 and have driven and owned 12 other manuals non of which have failed . I now have a dkm dual clutch.I feel this is relevant to cost and do not regret it btw.
      Edit :switched to southbend stage 3 daily clutch.
      Last edited by Frankenstuff; 10-11-2019 at 07:49 PM.

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    6. 10-11-2019 11:38 AM #4
      Got my quote from Autobarn VW in Countryside Il. $940 out the door.

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      10-17-2019 11:43 PM #5
      No labor charge at the APR dealer I use, just state sales tax.

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      10-18-2019 12:32 AM #6
      Have a look at Integrated Engineering. The cable and tune shipped to you for the price of an APR file. You can upgrade, go back to stock etc, you are in control.

      Incredibly smooth and drivable day to day, positively rips when you ask it to. I’m running low tq 91 at 6500 feet.


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      10-18-2019 11:46 AM #7
      Seems high. Any other shops in the area? Sometimes they'll do specials at car shows or around certain holidays to save some $. If you can wait, that might be an avenue to check out if you're 100% sold on APR.
      Quote Originally Posted by PowerDubs View Post
      You can't see your engine bay while you drive, and popping your hood in a parking lot to show off parts is as stupid as listing them in your signature.. (not what the parts were intended for).

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      10-21-2019 06:24 PM #8
      yeah wait for black friday. APR usually offers a discount, maybe $700

      or just get Cobb. you can resell it later if you sell the car

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