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  1. Sorry for belated reply. I had this tune done in combo with apr stage 1 high torque. It is fantastic and well worth the money. I can feel the difference over low torque stage 1 with no tcu tune. Main impression is that the engine is in the power band more of the time. I don’t get caught flat footed as often. Being able to see the gears in the dash (S1, S2, etc) is also quite nice. Overall I highly recommend. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Sorry for belated reply. I had this tune done in combo with apr stage 1 high torque. It is fantastic and well worth the money. I can feel the difference over low torque stage 1 with no tcu tune. Main impression is that the engine is in the power band more of the time. I don’t get caught flat footed as often. Being able to see the gears in the dash (S1, S2, etc) is also quite nice. Overall I highly recommend. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. I’ve been on the fence for about 6 months on the stage 2. Can’t wait to hear your report Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Sure. I have 2018 Mark 7.5 DSG (7 speed DQ381 transmission). I initially went with the low torque stage 1 tune because the dq381 transmission tune was not yet out and I was worried about clamping pressure/clutch slippage. That worked fine. As soon as the dq381 transmission tune came out I had it done and also switched to the high torque tune. That also works fine. I noticed a major difference between each stage (stock to stage 1 low torque, stage 1 low torque to stage 1 high torque with transmission tune). Highly recommended. Sorry I can’t help you with your question about the manual transmission. I don’t have any visibility there. Cheers. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Hi Folks. 40,000 miles on APR stage 1: half on low torque with standard tcu tune, half on high torque with stage 1 apr dq381 tcu tune. Absolutely no issues. I drive pretty hard and fast. Mostly highway miles. Some hard driven canyon miles. I’ve been very happy with it. Hope that helps. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Change in to 7th won’t go before 40 mph. Change down to 1st I’ve done at 3000 rpm. Haven’t been able to see if it will change higher. I drove from LA to SF this weekend. It was over 105 F (40C) all the way. Launch control wouldn’t engage unfortunately so couldn’t test the speed up. However, a few more observations: - shifts do seem smoother and faster - in S mode and racing around time the transmission almost always seems to be in the near of the power band. Very few times where I catch it out and it’s lagging. Except... - slowing as I come to a corner in automatic S mode, doesn’t seem to shift down into first gear. - I can definitely feel the additional torque from the high torque stage 1. Especially when accelerating from a stop. Best of all... saw a bright chrome Mercedes c63 AMG being chased by a challenger SRT8. I managed to pull up next to them at the stop light. They were reviving and talking. Didn’t notice me next to them. Launch control, light change. I dusted both of them. It wasn’t even close. I was pretty happy Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Hi Folks. So I pulled the trigger this morning. I went to Eurocode in Torrance, LA to get the APR DQ381 TCU tune done and my ECU flashed from APR stage 1 low torque to high torque. Unfortunately the drive back was in heavy traffic so I haven’t had a chance to fully test yet. Here are my initial impressions: - There is a noticeable reduction in the delay when starting from a stop. - Disabling auto upshift in manual mode works very nicely (I hate auto upshift). - The gear number display in all modes (E, D, M, S) is very cool. - Launch control RPM was set to 4,000. - Launch control works now never with ESC enabled. Tomorrow I’m going to do some quarter mile runs so we’ll see what performance difference it makes. Thanks to Jared and Dave from Eurocode for their help on getting this setup. Looking forward to going stage 3 in the near future Cheers, David. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. What’s the difference between a Haldex tune and getting a Haldex competition controller (from practical perspective). Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. +1. I’m looking forward to faster shift times in manual mode (heard mixed reviews on whether or not a TCU time will do that), increased clamping pressure, and lockout of auto upshift in manual mode. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Nice. Let me know how it goes with TVS. I spoke to them and they were very helpful. I’ll see how APR tune goes. If it’s no good I’ll take a look at TVS or HPA. Cheers, David. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Right? [emoji3] I was about to pull the trigger on a HPA tune. Now I’ll go stage 2 APR ECU and DP and their TCU tune. Can’t wait! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. According to their website it’s 699.99: https://www.goapr.com/products/tcu_upgrade_dq381.html Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Got the email notification yesterday: https://www.goapr.com/news/2019/07/19/apr-dq381-tcu-upgrade-now-available-awd-is38/ Can’t wait to get it done (along with stage 2 and down pipe). I’ve been waiting a while for this! Cheers, David. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Thanks for the feedback. That makes a tonne of sense. I’ll try 235s all around to start and see how I go. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  15. Hi Folks: I am new to the forum. Looking to get a Mark7 for Daily and Canyon driving. I’ve done a lot of reading on the Mark 7 Type R, watched YouTube videos and test driven. I’ve read that the Type Rs can tend to understeer on hard corner entry. I have a couple of questions. 1. Is this true? 2. Has anyone considered/used a reverse staggered tire setup similar to the RS3 (255 fronts, 235 widths)? I would greatly appreciate any feedback. I am coming from an F80 M3, so wondering how the R compares in the canyons. I’m hoping the combination of AWD, XDS/EDS and shorter chassis should make the R comparable (if not better) on tight canyon roads. Thanks!
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