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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. What’s the difference between a Haldex tune and getting a Haldex competition controller (from practical perspective). Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. +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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. According to their website it’s 699.99: https://www.goapr.com/products/tcu_upgrade_dq381.html Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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!
  11. Hi Booth11! I’m feeling a bit dumb as I just realized this is not a US based forum! Excited to be joining a global community of R drivers
  12. Hi Folks: I’m new to the forum and looking to buy a new or slightly used R. Can anyone recommend a dealer in the LA area? Thanks! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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