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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:


23345438840_6e980f06e3_z.jpgVW Golf R Revo by Eric C., on Flickr

23014058283_7785ef9bb3_z.jpgVW Golf R Revo by Eric C., on Flickr

23014058823_c8893e1faa_z.jpgVW Golf R Revo by Eric C., on Flickr

23558711831_7a2c5491a8_z.jpgVW Golf R Revo by Eric C., on Flickr

23641143605_ded37a519f_z.jpgVW Golf R Revo by Eric C., on Flickr

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Just had the same and agree totally, it's awesome! Although I still worry about conflicting reviews on clutch problems.

Guess time will tell..to be honest I drive like a granny anyways..i only use the power when some taxi man is tailgating me lol..hence why I am getting a constant 37mpg lol

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Nice Review, I'm torn between too many choices on maps. I too registered with revo to get the Black Friday Sale Voucher, so do you get any hardware with Revo Stage 1 Tune or do you have to buy your own switchable obd port thingy (sorry couldn't think of the proper name lol)

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Nice Review, I'm torn between too many choices on maps. I too registered with revo to get the Black Friday Sale Voucher, so do you get any hardware with Revo Stage 1 Tune or do you have to buy your own switchable obd port thingy (sorry couldn't think of the proper name lol)

No you get nothing..its an eco refresh so they plug their system into the car and map it through that


You are talking about the SPS switch which is an additional £120. I might get this in the future because of the anti theft features on it :)

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