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  1. Has anyone had their stage 1 remap removed? What did it feel like going back to stock? I'm currently stage 1 Revo I might have to do this for insurance purposes!! Just finishing a 6 month speeding ban and was victim of theft and claim earlier in the year, so I'm deemed as uninsurable, never mind I'm 38 with 21 years of driving without incident / claim until now! I'm needing to use it for SDP & commute, tracker fitted and garaged at night. Any good suggestions? I've spoken to all the so called specialist insurers as well. Many thanks.
  2. So I've just come back from MRC Banbury, after having the full intake hardware fit treatment, including muffler delete, along with their Custom Stage 1 ECU and TCU remap. I can safely say I'm so impressed with the results. After intake stuff fitted Car sitting waiting to go on the Dyno, it was a fantastic day weather wise. Clear blue skies and sunny, but cold. Good for intake temps. Dyno Results Power wise, from stock run with intake hardware fitted, it made 323ps. After the 2nd dyno run following the remap, it made 395ps. Torque, from stock, it made 413.89Nm (305.27lb ft) After the 2nd dyno run following the remap it made 547.63Nm (403.91lb ft) One the brakes side of things, I decided to assess the direct OEM replacement hooked discs all round, along with braided lines from HEL. Pads, I've gone with Ferodo DS3.12 for the front, and Ferodo DS2500 for the rears. Front Rear I purchased this totally stock car back in Dec 2020, and although it was quick, I always felt it was holding back a lot. An example of this is that I could be on a dual carriageway doing 50mph for instance and floor it, and it would pick up speed ok (relatively speaking) but there didn't seem to be any urgency to it. I always got the impression it was constantly restricting the boost and fuel, deliberately limiting power, just to maintain its factory output figures. In stock form, most of its speed seems to be concentrated in bursts from standstill up to about 60mph. I had some time to test the results on my 100 mile drive back home! Now, its completely different. Everything about it is urgent. From standstill, not using launch control, it really punches in the power, and the DSG shifts are now more aggressive and quicker. I now get the sense of being pushed back in the seat while accelerating in every gear. The power delivery doesn't stop either, it just keeps going until it hits the rev limiter and then upshifts. If I put it in manual mode, it is just that, and it wont upshift until I change and will bounce off the rev limiter. And then there is the noise. I can hear much more of the intake noises. Makes a massive difference. Oh and it pops and bangs a lot more in race mode! I don't have a draggy, so I can't test its 0-60 times, but I imagine its going to be less than 4 seconds. Looking forward to Mallory Park on Thursday. What does everyone think? Any questions, let me know. As always, let me know of any further recommendations.
  3. This is the brand new 76.0mm Golf R Mk7/7.5 Downpipe from BCS Powervalve... Following on from the demand for ultimate flow we have developed this with clients looking at up to 600 bhp in mind. Featuring the oversized 100 cell cat with an open area equivalent to an 93.0mm open pipe and the brand new 76.0mm 'Softflex' specifically developed with flow in mind having a genuine 76.0mm I.D. unlike previous 76.0mm flexis which only offer a 69,0mm I.D. To further compliment the downpipe both the catted and cat delete pipes will now be supplied with the 1200 degree titanium thermal wrap to enhance power further, and the 200 cell lambda mini cat. Thanks for looking Nige
  4. Hey all! I figured I’d start a topic for my lovely OPF 2020 Golf R! This topic is mainly to showcase the journey of my Golf R and encourage other Lapiz blue owners to share theirs! I’d like to welcome and share: 1. Car modification journey 2. Road trips/ scenic photographs 3. Any other Lapiz blue R related stuff! I want to share my cars modification journey (it’s currently completely stock) and have many ideas for build. I also plan to take my car around Europe and vlog it for YouTube- I’ll be sharing the journey of that too! ALL LAPIZ BLUE MK7/7.5 OWNERS WELCOME! (Sorry to other colors haha, All Golf R’s are lovely regardless what colour but this one is for my Lapiz people!) My car Instagram: @AceGolfR 😎😁 Follow me & share your Lapiz! #shareyourlapiz
  5. Evening Folks hope your all doing okay. Decided to remove the JB1 from R and try a Revo Stage 1 remap. Car is standard except a drop in filter, turbo elbow and pipe (snow grate removed). Still running a pedal box too. The remap pulls harder through the rev range and there is more power at the top end than the jb1 gave. Its drives like factory but with a load more power. Is it worth 3 times the price of a used jb1.....quick answer for me is mmm yes. But different horses for different courses. It also came down the the garage doing the work - very experienced mech / race car builder tuner. And local too! Got me involved and made me feel right at home, so worth every penny. Discount on future work tops it off. I did consider the dsg remap but feel its not need with the 7 speed dsg box, especially as I always drive in 'manual' . No issues so far. If any slippage occurs ill get Tvs to up the clamping pressure. The in dash power gauge has been recalibrated and reads 287kw /385 bhp. Not sure how accurate that is.... I would estimate torque at 500ish. It really does pull hard in gear now.
  6. Hi, Im looking to remap my R 7.5 to stage 1. The car has a few mods including a chameleon grey wrap but its time for more power. What is the best stage 1 map out there for the price? I don't mind buying an air intake or downpipes etc. as long as the I can feel a decent upgrade in power/torque.
  7. Folks, keen to hear from those who have gone from Revo Stage 1 to 2 - have you been happy with it? Are you full fat with cooler? Did you get the TCU tune too? What about the lower torque mount? My plan is to go stage 2 next year but undecided between just a second hand DP and map or going the whole hog. I'm wanting to stick with Revo due to the local support near me. TIA
  8. Hi all, I’m new to golfs even though my missus has driven them for years ... bought my grey golf r 7.5 2 months ago.. apart from carbon fibre mirror covers and a set of gxr Matt black 19” alloys it’s still standard... rhinking of of a re-map and looking at unicorn or revo.. Forge induction kit next with an exhaust... can anyone give me pointers on the best exhaust please? The missus has a mk4 v6 4motion with miltech and it sounds great so I need an exhaust.... thanks for any advice
  9. Hi guys. I got an offer from my local Celtic Tuning for a stage 1 remap for 500 euros. Doesn't seem too bad, considering the 55hp increase. Anyone have any actual experiences with a Celtic Tuning remap installed? Is 355 hp too much for a 2.0L engine? Is it reliable? What do y'all think? Should I go for it, considering that the warranty has expired?
  10. We've updated the website to give a little more info on our Golf 7 Software. There is still much to do info wise but it's a start! https://www.unicornmotordevelopments.com/vw-golf-mk7-software-prices.html Rick
  11. Custom mapping (dyno) done on the Golf by Unicorn Motor Developments in Stockport. Car was running an email style map (Celtic tuning stage 1) when I got it and with the scorpion catted downpipe, TT inlet hose the car made a baseline run of 340HP / 390lb I asked Rick for following from the car: - Remove deadspot from the go pedal - More aggressive throttle mapping in all modes - NO pops and bangs - ECO mode to be running stock VW map with stock boost, just modified for the hardware changes which don't really effect running, ideal for motorway cruises as it will return around 40mpg - Race mode to be all out - Make the torque curve flatter, so the car does not feel as flat up top. The results as above, just from the custom mapping, a good 30-40HP gain after 5000rpm and gains beginning from 3500rpm. Too drive its an improvement for sure, its smoother and now the car is enjoyable to rev out, before it felt a little too manic around 3000rpm, which meant the car felt really flat beyond 4000rpm and doing a kickdown at say 70mph the car picked up but was a little flat. Now doing a kick down and it feels absolutely bonkers and just flies off down the road, the power in the top-end is night and day improvement. Also the MPG now seems greatly improved when driving it hard which is also a bonus. Below is a quick LC run, launch control is now so easy and feels so gentle on the car. I also noticed my front wheels spinning at Pod on Sunday, was told to check the Haldex filter (none service item) and it was as expected gunked up, so all cleaned and now as you can see in below video the car just hooks up with just a chirp of the wheels and no bogging. I ran a 12.2@116mph without LC at the Pod before this custom mapping. Rick the tuner, who runs a stage 1 on his car which made 359/360 on same dyno said his runs 11.7@118mph with LC at Pod. He says a none LC run should now net me around an 11.9@120mph and an LC run will be around 11.5s in the quarter mile and around 120mph terminal. It feels silly quick and I've never owned a car that was so fast for so little horsepower, its uncanny how quick this thing is. One very happy customer, such a shame the Pod has closed now until next year, was hoping to bag some 11's
  12. Alrite guys, I'm thinking of taking my r down to mrc for a engine+dsg map but does anyone know how long it takes as I'm coming from the midlands and it would depend if I dragged my missus down in her car with me, I know there's not a lot to do in Banbury lol, thanks
  13. As promised, please find my initial review of the MTM Cantronic Tune box which was installed today by Kim Collins at QS Tuning in Haywards Heath in the South-East (Kent). Picking MTM I collected my new Golf R at the end of December. By the time I came to collect I'd already pretty much decided I was going to have a tune or box done to improve the already excellent performance. This was mostly led by so many people on this and other forums extolling the difference and value for money of a stage 1. Like many on here I'm a bit of a Google animal and like to research everything to the N-th degree, educating myself and understanding all the options. After my research I settled on a tune box over a remap as the risk of a remap under the current storm cloud of warranty voiding (TD1 anyone) was just too scary. Spending over £30k on a car then blowing it up just seemed a bit too risky. My main considerations was quality and stability, rather than just finding a brand with the biggest brag times, cranking boost up til something went pop. My logic was also, if a tune company really was stable and premium they should be willing to put their money where their mouth is and offer a replacement warranty for the powertrain if it went bang. After much, much, MUCH research I narrowed it down to: - Oettinger - ABT - MTM All these organisations are long standing and have strong reputations. I disqualified Oettinger because despite my best efforts I really couldnt find a convincing UK retailer that I could get the info I needed from. ABT have been well reviewed by other forum members, but £2150 for a stage 1 tune box seemed a little rich, even for a man that believes you get what you pay for. After doing a lot of research on MTM through the Audi forums I concluded that this long standing tune house had great creds and just seemed to be a little underrepresented in the VW scene. Enter QS Tuning & MTM I did a little research to find the MTM UK dealer and was directed to QST which, thankfully, is only about an hour from my house. Certainly more convenient than a trip up north to see ABT! Their kit was operating on multiple variables and not just boost, and attached to the CANBUS. Seemed top notch! I emailed Kim Collins to get a quote for the MTM Box and was pleasantly surprised at how reaonable the price was compared to ABT and Oettinger. Quoted £1150 + VAT, which while not cheap compared to the likes of DTUK, Superchips etc seemed very competitive for the premium brand it came from. They also offer a drive train warranty for another £250 for nervous nellies like me. I ummed and arred over it for a few weeks. Then after a couple of beers one day and some car chat in the pub I called QST and spoke to Kim. Really helpful guy and put my mind to rest - coupled with the 2 beers I had in me I put down a deposit then and there. And the results are in....... After reading a number of disconcerting posts where people had dynoed their cars to find the performance was significantly short on what the product promised I was quite bullish in challenging Kim to put his money where his mouth. Without hesitation he offered to dyno my car before and after so I could judge for myself. Done!! So. Today was the day and don't mind saying I had a great time. I know you're all waiting for the juicy bits and the figures so here are my Dyno results, before and after as to eliminte any chat that the dyno was 'optimistic'. I did also ask Kim to monitor timing pull as this was another thing some cheaper boxes have been apparently bad at. It creaped over 2 degrees at one point on the dyno for a split second then was fine. Good enough for me! The results speak for themselves. The car had 2 runs on the dyno before, showing 296 the first run, then the above was the second. According to Kim the BHP was reasonable and a little high on mine, but the stock Torque was a fraction low. After the MTM Box was installed it was running near enough bang on the promised performance figures. But what would it be like to drive...? I'd have to wait a little agonisingly more than I hoped. The drive home was back-to-back traffic in torrential rain, then an accident on the M25 causing a standstill for 1hr. I was literally twitching with anticipation wanting to bury my right foot and see what I'd just spent my hard-earned on and how it measured up . Thankfully the car gods too pity on me and I got my chance. Wooooah Nellie! When boost kicks in just about 2k RPM the car absolutely flies. It really pulls the head back in a way that it just didnt before Yet the power is delivered in a very smooth manner, not lurching and jarring as some people have experienced with other tune boxes. I'm itching to get a dry day and clear roads so I can really put it through its paces and do a few VBox runs to see the real world numbers. My monies on 4 seconds flat! I think its going to be lots of fun! And what about QST? Kim and his team were really friendly. Took plenty of time with me to talk me through what he was doing, how it works, his views on tuning etc. A couple of people on other forums had referred to him as being a little frosty but I honestly can't reconcile that with my experience. Were these people expecting hugs and high-fives from him?! Consumate professional and took a huge amount of time babysit me through the whole process. Wouldn't hesitate recommending QST based on my experience so far - in fact anyone should pop in to speak to Kim and have a look at his gorgeous Nardo Grey RS3! I'm a happy chap! Jim P.S Also. Surprise of the day award goes to my Insurer, Privilege. Called them up to ensure about the possibility of adding a tune and the insurance implications fully expecting to be told either that they flat wouldnt do it, or my premium would skyrocket. Increase? £8 per month. Result! A good day all-round
  14. Main questions: - where does the 10 hp power increase comes from? Bigger turbo , other hardware changes or they just fiddled with the ECU software? - the DSG 7 speed transmission is the same they employed in the RS3? - is tuning potential changed in any way or stage1, 2 and so on will make no virtual difference between prefacelift and postfacelift?
  15. Was wondering if anyone on here has had a stage 1 map done by United motorsport? If so, how is it? What power did you get. Cheers
  16. Hi guys, I'm brand new as a member but i've been reading VWROC for some time now! I currently have a MK7 GTI in pearl black... It's a lovely car... But it was time for an upgRade! I placed an order for a 3door DSG R in Limestone Grey Metallic with a few other extras - should get here for the end of the year (just in time for the salt and snow! ) I was wondering what performance and exterior modifications you guys have made? My plan is: - ECS tuning drilled & slotted 2-piece, semi-floating brake rotors - VWR lowing springs - 10/15mm wheel spacers - 19" VWR 360 alloy wheels (machine finished) - APR stage 1 re-map (after running in period) - VWR 600 air intake kit - UK number/license plate holder not to be fitted! - specifically asked the dealer not to have the unsightly black mount fitted to the front bumper as I'll be using a private plate and velcro fixings. - Gloss black VW badges with LSG inserts - Gloss black front headlight eyelids - Gloss black 3M roof wrap - Gloss black 3M front lip wrap (middle section in line with the grill) - Gloss black 3M wrap continuation of front ducts - Carbon fibre front canards (as below) Below are some images of my current car, and images that have given me ideas for the new R - please let me know what you think and share your pictures! Cheers! Chris https://www.instagram.com/p/BH9JbXKjvtu/ my car https://www.instagram.com/p/BlpheN8jJdu/ my car again https://www.instagram.com/p/BKglPejfbM/ gloss black wraps, eyelids and canards http://www.racingline-performance.com/r360-alloy-wheel potential new wheels in machined finish https://goo.gl/images/0H59t9 LSG with no front number/ license plate https://www.ecstuning.com/News/Volkswagen_MK7_Golf_R_GTI_ECS_2_Piece_Rotors_010516/ES2972827/ ECS brakes not sure how to upload images directly... that would be a lot easier!
  17. Hi guys, No doubt this has been asked a lot but wanted some advice from owners who have remapped their R's and are on PCP finance. Is there any knock on effect to the PCP finance agreement? I've heard all matter of stories about VW demanding all outstanding payments or seizing the vehicle?! Any truth to these?! I suspect the ECU warranty will be void and servicing may be tricky if VW's system flags up the remap but is there any way of detecting the modification if the ECU is flashed back to stock? Any suggestions or help would be appreciated, wealth of knowledge out there I'm sure! Looking at APR Stage 1 (High output) with the DSG upgrade.
  18. Hi guys, This is my first post on here and it is about insurance on modified vehicles. I have been toying with the idea of getting a DTUK box after reading far too many reviews on the pros and cons of remaps and box's. Anyway, today I thought it would be best to check out how much my insurance would increase fitting a DTUK box. To my amazement I couldn't even get a quote. I am 23 years old with 4 years no claims with no incidents or penalties and I am guessing I cannot be the only whippersnapper on here wanting to fit a tuning box to an R. How has everyone else got around this issue, or have people simply not declared it and taken the chance? Cheers in advance.
  19. Hi All, Waiting on delivery of my 2016 R which should be with me first week of January (just missed xmas). I'm super keen on a stage 1 but being a coward at the prospect of breaking my new and v expensive toy I've been looking at tunes / boxes that come with replacement powertrain warranty. Seems like this leaves me with a choice of Oettinger and MTM. Yes, I know that are expensive so no need to point it out, but certainly less expensive than a new Engine and DSG in the unlikely event it went bad. My question is this: MTM and QS Tuning (Kim Collins) seem to have been around forever, but there seems to be an alarmingly small amount I can find on Google and forum chatter about them. Does anyone have experiences of tuning their Golf R at QS Tuning? Good, bad indifferent? They offer a warranty replacement for both MTM Remap and the MTM M-Catronic box. How do these compare for members personal experiences? I'm SE London, so if there are other recommendations that also fulfill my performance needs as well as my fear of voiding warranties I'd welcome all input. Cheers, J
  20. Hey all, I wanted to do a quick review of the Revo Stage 1 map I got recently. I have already done 100 miles on the car already since the map. Bit of a story first: I have a history of modifying cars. I have changed pretty much everything on all my previous cars and when I decided this Golf R was the one I wouldn't mess with, I kept my word for a few months until now. I absolutely LOVE the Golf R in standard form. I love how the DSG works and how comfy and refined the car is so when my local Revo dealer contacted me direct I was a bit hesitant. I didn't want to ruin the ride etc on the Golf R. My last car, a 420bhp Focus RS, had 3 maps and I was never satisfied with them. They are were generic maps and the last one I had made a loud knocking noise when on boost. I suspect it was because of our weak fuel in Northern Ireland. Anyways, the Revo dealer got to me and assured me it would be all ok. Talking to them and private mailing some members on here asking about advice on the map. So, about the stage one map, I took advantage of their Black Friday sales and also got a good deal on top of that too. The map is just simply awesome! The Golf R, although in standard form was awesome, is brutally fast and brings me back to the days when I had the RS. It is faster with the amazing grip. But it is exactly what I wanted. It is fast yet everything else is the same..the DSG doesn't hesitate, none of the points change because it wasn't a DSG tune, it is still extremely usable and still the refined car when you are taking it easy on the motorway or in town. So good that my wife doesn't know I've remapped the car. It is only until you boot it that's when you notice. It's so smooth and just pulls and pulls. The revs just go to the other side really fast! All in all- Wow it is definitely worth the upgrade. Another reason why I didn't want a tuning box is because you couldn't adjust the timing/fueling etc. Plus a few people told me not to haha. Sorry for the essay but I am sure there are other people like me wanting to know or there is something holding them back. Just go do it!!! Here are some random snaps: VW Golf R Revo by Eric C., on Flickr VW Golf R Revo by Eric C., on Flickr VW Golf R Revo by Eric C., on Flickr VW Golf R Revo by Eric C., on Flickr VW Golf R Revo by Eric C., on Flickr
  21. As I am thinking of getting my car remapped, I rang my insurance company (esure) in advance to find out how much it would cost. I was pleasantly surpirsed to be told that I could up the power by upto 30% for just £41 for the remaining 4 months of my policy. Also, that if i didnt go the full 30% power increase then it could be even cheaper. I was quite surpirsed that it was this cheap given that esure arent a specialist insurance company for modified cars.
  22. Probably asked a million times already but I am going to get a stage 1 remap done but can't decide on revo or apr!! Anyone help tip my opinion to one side??
  23. Has anyone had a dsg remap done on there r?? If so what do you think of it and where was it done?
  24. I see a thread all too often in pretty every forum I've been a member of. Tuning box vs Remap or Remap n Tuning box vs Warranty. Lets be clear, if either is found out to have caused engine failure your warranty will be void. It maybe easier to unplug a tuning box but the likelihood of a tuning box causing issues in the first place are higher. Anyway, my point in this thread will be to log any issues by any member from either a remap or tuning box. This will be to include any engine fault codes, be it causing the car to go in limp mode or the hidden codes only shown when checked. Posts also welcome to users with a BOX or MAP whom Haven't had issues. Sample format for fault post: est Build week: 46 Map/Box: Box Company: DTUK Gearbox: DSG Issues: Car went into limp mode after 10 mins of spirited driving etc etc... Fixed under warranty: NO ^^ this was just an example it was in no way a dig at DTUK... Sample format for current box/mapped users post: est Build week: 46 Map/Box: Box Company: DTUK Gearbox: DSG Mileage ran with mod: 11K no issues. I think the likelihood of catastrophic failure these days are unlikely, this may put some minds at rest for opting for a remap or a tuning box. Thanks Adam. CURRENT TOTALS ISSUES FOUND : 0 Breakdown BOX Car Count : 0 MAP Car Count : 0 NO ISSUES FOUND : 2 Breakdown BOX Car Count: 1 Total Mod'd Mileage: 2,500 MAP Car Count: 1 Total Mod'd Mileage: 4,700
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