Thought I would post a review on here of the new GFB DV+ for Mk7 R/8V S3, I've seen a few people mentioning them on here and I've had a couple of people ask about mine too.
The DV+ is meant to help with throttle response, quicker recovery time inbetween gears and able to hold boost better throughout the revs.
For more info see here..
So to start, the packaging it comes in - It's VERY well packaged and nicely presented, comes with instructions and any other info you need..
When I got everything out the box I was very surprised by the quality of everything, it's very good, the machining on the body looks quality and you can see a lot of thought and time has gone into it.
Installation didn't take long, about 25-30 minutes and it's something even the basic mechanic could carry out with fairly basic tools. The instructions are superb and very easy to follow. You simply remove your old DV, remove the piston and spring and replace with the new spring, then fit into the body.
A pic of it fitted..
My one and only little gripe, it is only a little one and I think it may be because of my Revo Intake, is when you fit the turbo intake pipe back on the jubile is quite right between the hose and DV+ body, it just needs a bit of persuasion to get on. Like I said though, it's a minor.
So the big question, what's it like? I was never expecting any night and day differences with this to be honest, but inbetween gears it does seem to be on boost a little bit quicker, I think it's more noticeable when changing gear earlier through the revs. I've yet to do any logs but plan to do back to back logs with and without it. For reference my car is a DSG running stage 1 Unicorn.
All in all I'm very pleased with it, 10 out of 10 for quality and fitting.