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  1. I have just collected my car from Devil Developments and I thought I'd share my initial thoughts after the drive home. My car is a 2016 r with the following mods: Litto L450 turbo Airtec intercooler NGK racing plugs Ramair panel filter, silicone hose and elbow (stock airbox) Milltek decat and a centre box delete (standard rear box at the moment) Mapped by Ben @ Devil Developments DSG mapped by Rick @ Unicorn The first thing you notice on start up is the additional noise due to the decat however It soon settles down. The car still drives like stock when driving normally you wouldn't know it was modified. However there is a very very slight touch of lag at 3k rpm. The car pulls hard from 3500rpm all the way to the redline which is now set at 7200rpm. I haven't tested the launch control yet but I intend to today. It has been set at only 3500rpm, Ben assured me it sits down and leaves without any fuss, my first thought is it needs more revs ! We'll see. Theres a touch more noise from the turbo/intake but very subtle, if you haven't driven a standard car you'd probably assume it is normal. The standard rear box is holding things back at the moment. Ben has suggested theres an additional 20hp to be found with a better flowing exhaust. The fuel pumps are no where close to their limits so longevity shouldnt be an issue for them. Hoping to get to Santa pod in the next few weeks and we'll find out just how quick it is.
  2. Just a heads up if anyone fancies stretching the legs of their car in a relatively safe and 100% legal environment. Henstridge airfield just west of Yeovil will be host to another event on the 31st August. Its run by j k events (I have no affiliation to them or the airfield) and the last one was a great afternoon/evening. Hundreds of like minded enthusiasts and some very nice cars (nice to see them being used as the makers intended). It's a rolling start so not much punishment on your drivetrain either.
  3. Apr really seem able to crank the torque up on their maps. Have you had the dsg tune too? Really strong figures for a stage 1.
  4. Don't do it! It's a very slippery slope. I went revo stage 1 within days of buying my r and here we are less then 3 months later and it's now at stage 3. 🤦‍♀️ Joking aside I recommend the revo map, feels OEM just turned up a notch. If I was going stage 1 again I'd go with a custom tune from the likes of unicorn, mrc or devil Developments. I ran the revo tune with no supporting mods and it was faultless for 5k miles with lots of quarter mile and airstrip runs.
  5. I know the l450 will be enough for me but the other half will be bored in about 10 miles of driving it so don't be surprised if it ends up with a l500 at some point.
  6. Hi Rick, thank you for helping out with the dsg tune. Saves my other half a day out to Manchester. Can't wait to pick the car up next week.
  7. Ben @ devil Developments just called me...so I'm still running the stock airbox (ramair panel filter) and stock back box (milltek downpipe and res delete) and the car still makes 458hp and 420lbs ft, up from 341/340. Just a few tweeks to the dsg map thanks to Rick @ unicorn and it will be ready to collect.
  8. Having spent my while working life in main dealer I try and avoid them if I can. My r went in to my local dealer recently due to a interminent roatating noise coming from the front ns wheel and the propshaft coupling had started to come apart. My local indy had already diagnosed the wheel bearing was making the noise. VW replaced the propshaft coupling under warranty without issue. However when I received the health check video the tech tried to suggest the noise was due to the tyres as they were "feathered" on the edge. These were new bridgstones and had been on the car for around 1000 miles. They were kind enough to supply me with a quote for almost £690 for 4 new tyres! After a conversation with service reception and the tech in question they decided it was indeed the wheel bearing. Replaced under warranty. Needless to say they won't be getting my business for anything other than warranty work in the future. I am sure there are some excellent main dealers out there, however it's very dependent on the tech that carries out the work, their skill and the pride they take in their work.
  9. I've been advised the fuel pumps arent necessary, although more power maybe achieved with them. I'm happy if my car makes 450hp and over 410lbs ft especially if the torque remains strong all the way to the redline. But who am I kidding. I'll be back for fuel pumps and a bigger turbo before the end of the year !
  10. Its purchased outright. Turbo , airtec intercooler, ngk race plugs supplied fitted and mapped around £3600. I supplied the downpipe and intake. The car is also having an oil change and dsg service while it's in. I'll probably need another dsg tune so need to budget a custom map for that too. If you're already stage 2 they do a deal for £2400 supplied fitted and mapped for the l450 turbo.
  11. That's an impressive time for a stage 2. My car is currently with devil Developments having a litto l450 turbo and supporting mods fitted so hoping for low 11's or maybe a very high 10 on the right day.
  12. I'm not sure tbh. The operator said they usually make 350+ so mines a touch low.
  13. Hi all, I see some peoples cars make impressive power on just a stage 1 tune. My car is currently a revo stage 1 and feels lively to me and runs very consistent 12.2 quarter mile time @ 110mph. With my best being a [email protected] On the dyno it only made 341hp and 340lbs ft torque which seems very low compared to what others produce. I'm interested in what other members car make and on who's dyno as i know they can differ..sometimes massively. Thanks
  14. Yep it's a good cheap mod imo. I went for one off Ebay for around £75, great value for a little extra noise. Just like you I'm very pleased.
  15. Thanks for the info. Littco suggested upgrading the revo map but as that seems unlikely I'll contact MRC as they are closer to me. Many thanks
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