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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.

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I went with Mountune52 because I was sick of the APR/REVO bumming.

Mountune have years of experience with VW race engines and don’t explain their history with Ford and the fact Ford offered warranty on their maps....

 

They send you out the handset with the map on and it also gives you the option to put it back to standard or put on Valet mode if you leave it with anyone.

 

loads of other monitor and gauge features on it too along with a data logger and a 0-60 1/4 mile timer.

 

They quote 360ps and 500nm on the site but I’ve had a message to say that there’s an uplift in power coming next week when they are back up to speed in the workshop, should take it inline with their stage 2 GTI power 385bhp/510nm

and the TCU tune for the 7 speed is also coming next week.

 

I have raced a neighbour in his APR Tuned 2017 S3 and I pulled away....mine is also an estate.

 

They offer a 10% discount on the MK7 Owners page “MK7OWNERS” is the code.


I do have a couple videos of mine doing 0-60 and that but I don’t know what the rules are on here for posting that stuff.

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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.
Most stage 1 maps are pretty much the same to be honest, have a search around the forum for what mods have a good positive affect for tuning like intake, turbo elbow and of course exhaust including downpipe. Then you also have intercooler etc for stage 2+ can get expensive!

Best advice is work out if you can where you want to take the car to power/performance wise and then plan your mods accordingly so that you don't end up fitting something that you will have to change later down the line.

I've had 2 Rs had a JB4 on both which is nice but limited, I've had a stage 1 tune, a stage 2 tune and now I have a Unicorn self tune unit which I thoroughly recommend as Rick has tuned 100's of Rs definitely worth looking in to imo.

A TCU tune is worth factoring in too as it complements and kind of Ecu tune (assuming you have DSG)

So basically research and try and avoid rushing and getting a stock stage 1 tube as although it will be excellent if could be money wasted if you plan a lot of other mods.

Above all have fun this is a lovely car for tuning

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12 hours ago, Dan-T said:

I went with Mountune52 because I was sick of the APR/REVO bumming.

Mountune have years of experience with VW race engines and don’t explain their history with Ford and the fact Ford offered warranty on their maps....

 

They send you out the handset with the map on and it also gives you the option to put it back to standard or put on Valet mode if you leave it with anyone.

 

loads of other monitor and gauge features on it too along with a data logger and a 0-60 1/4 mile timer.

 

They quote 360ps and 500nm on the site but I’ve had a message to say that there’s an uplift in power coming next week when they are back up to speed in the workshop, should take it inline with their stage 2 GTI power 385bhp/510nm

and the TCU tune for the 7 speed is also coming next week.

 

I have raced a neighbour in his APR Tuned 2017 S3 and I pulled away....mine is also an estate.

 

They offer a 10% discount on the MK7 Owners page “MK7OWNERS” is the code.


I do have a couple videos of mine doing 0-60 and that but I don’t know what the rules are on here for posting that stuff.

Thanks for the reply, I have seen these and was very interested but just been put off by a couple of people saying that DIY maps are never as good! I think the TCU is a must as well so if they are doing this soon too it’s even more attractive! Out of curiosity what are the 0-60 times you’ve recorded? I think the average for stage 1 is around 3.7 seconds isn’t it?

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12 hours ago, SpursMadDave said:

Most stage 1 maps are pretty much the same to be honest, have a search around the forum for what mods have a good positive affect for tuning like intake, turbo elbow and of course exhaust including downpipe. Then you also have intercooler etc for stage 2+ can get expensive!

Best advice is work out if you can where you want to take the car to power/performance wise and then plan your mods accordingly so that you don't end up fitting something that you will have to change later down the line.

I've had 2 Rs had a JB4 on both which is nice but limited, I've had a stage 1 tune, a stage 2 tune and now I have a Unicorn self tune unit which I thoroughly recommend as Rick has tuned 100's of Rs definitely worth looking in to imo.

A TCU tune is worth factoring in too as it complements and kind of Ecu tune (assuming you have DSG)

So basically research and try and avoid rushing and getting a stock stage 1 tube as although it will be excellent if could be money wasted if you plan a lot of other mods.

Above all have fun this is a lovely car for tuning

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I think Stage 1 is about the limit at the minute mainly due to insurance costs being 22🤣 I already have the BCS res-delete and like the sound so if I don’t need to don’t think I will be changing the exhaust.

 

I have heard about unicorn, is it a plug in self tune or take the car to install map? I think the TCU upgrade is a must as well being DSG so will try to figure out the best option there as well! Do unicorn do a TCU option aswell?

 

At the minute I think Revo is looking like the best option as I can get it done locally and have both map and TCU upgrade done together!

 

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Josh, you can’t really go wrong with Revo/APR generally most popular of the off the shelves tunes. 
 

MRC and unicorn great reviews custom. Then you have jb4 many like at least likely to void warranty. 
 

others that are flash at home like IE, uni etc. 

 

i would suggest going with one that has local support if you need assistance at all with good customer service. 
 

Everyone has bias towards tune they have picked but most agree that results all very similar with good stage 1 tunes and best mod you can do to car. 
 

sorry I’m not just saying X company is the best as I don’t think it’s fair and that simple. 
 

I would personally if possible go custom as generally better value, before and after dyno and can adjust throttle unlike others. Saving need for pedal box. 

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9 hours ago, joshG said:

Thanks for the reply, I have seen these and was very interested but just been put off by a couple of people saying that DIY maps are never as good! I think the TCU is a must as well so if they are doing this soon too it’s even more attractive! Out of curiosity what are the 0-60 times you’ve recorded? I think the average for stage 1 is around 3.7 seconds isn’t it?


Only difference with Revo and APR are you go to someone else for them to flash the map, it’s still a generic map.

 

I went with Mountune because of their reputation, being able to flash it myself at home, the ability to flash back to standard or valet mode and also all the cool features of the handset.

 

if I had the time to travel a few hours away I’d have gone to Unicorn for a custom stage 1, but it was just too far to travel for me.

 

I have only timed it using the handset through the OBD port, similar to how people time using the P3 gauge....

Quickest I’ve timed 0-60 is 3.7, slowest is 3.9 using a softer launch rather than pushing through kickdown.

Mine is an estate on Michelin Pilot sport 4 S tyres

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9 hours ago, mp2811 said:

Josh, you can’t really go wrong with Revo/APR generally most popular of the off the shelves tunes. 
 

MRC and unicorn great reviews custom. Then you have jb4 many like at least likely to void warranty. 
 

others that are flash at home like IE, uni etc. 

 

i would suggest going with one that has local support if you need assistance at all with good customer service. 
 

Everyone has bias towards tune they have picked but most agree that results all very similar with good stage 1 tunes and best mod you can do to car. 
 

sorry I’m not just saying X company is the best as I don’t think it’s fair and that simple. 
 

I would personally if possible go custom as generally better value, before and after dyno and can adjust throttle unlike others. Saving need for pedal box. 

I thought all would be similar if I’m honest but wanted to make sure there was no one miles ahead with customer reviews before biting the cherry! Unicorn is only an hour from me so I will give them a call today! Thanks for your help!

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1 hour ago, Dan-T said:


Only difference with Revo and APR are you go to someone else for them to flash the map, it’s still a generic map.

 

I went with Mountune because of their reputation, being able to flash it myself at home, the ability to flash back to standard or valet mode and also all the cool features of the handset.

 

if I had the time to travel a few hours away I’d have gone to Unicorn for a custom stage 1, but it was just too far to travel for me.

 

I have only timed it using the handset through the OBD port, similar to how people time using the P3 gauge....

Quickest I’ve timed 0-60 is 3.7, slowest is 3.9 using a softer launch rather than pushing through kickdown.

Mine is an estate on Michelin Pilot sport 4 S tyres

Ahh okay, it looks like it’s between unicorn and mountune tbh. I’ve just got to decide where the TCU upgrade is coming from if I go with unicorn!

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Ahh okay, it looks like it’s between unicorn and mountune tbh. I’ve just got to decide where the TCU upgrade is coming from if I go with unicorn!
Unicorn do a TCU map as far as I know, I didn't need one as already have a TVS one but speak to Rick [emoji106]

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If they were closer I probably would have gone with Unicorn, also as it would have made stage 2 easier in the future and his custom tunes to yield great power gains over the generic maps.

 

But Im over the moon with mine, even at stage 1 it’s more than quick enough. 

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44 minutes ago, SpursMadDave said:

Unicorn do a TCU map as far as I know, I didn't need one as already have a TVS one but speak to Rick [emoji106]

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Do you have a 7.5r? I have called a few places and they are saying there’s no TCU maps for the mk7.5r out yet!

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2 hours ago, joshG said:

Do you have a 7.5r? I have called a few places and they are saying there’s no TCU maps for the mk7.5r out yet!

The TVS stage 2+ TCU tune for the DQ381 'box (Mk7.5 DSG) has been out for at least 2 years.  I've driven a car with it and it makes the car much nicer to drive (much less lugging the engine at too low revs).

 

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2 hours ago, joshG said:

Do you have a 7.5r? I have called a few places and they are saying there’s no TCU maps for the mk7.5r out yet!

Ricks been doing the TCU for the 7.5 for over 2 years! APR have just released one too, but you might need to remortgage to afford it! If you're an hour from [email protected] go there, you won't be disappointed.

 

It would be nice to see a Mountune stage 1 on Ricks dyno to see what they actually put out - sounds like we need to sort out a dyno day once we are back to normal!

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1 hour ago, golf7.5r said:

Ricks been doing the TCU for the 7.5 for over 2 years! APR have just released one too, but you might need to remortgage to afford it! If you're an hour from [email protected] go there, you won't be disappointed.

 

It would be nice to see a Mountune stage 1 on Ricks dyno to see what they actually put out - sounds like we need to sort out a dyno day once we are back to normal!

Yea I want to do this, I’ve not actually had mine on a Dyno Yet. 

 

Would be good to get one of each on the dyno on the same day. 

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