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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.



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Nice, thanks for the review. I'm planning on going stage 1 when my warranty is up (or close to it), and Revo was on my list to look closely in to, but I was unsure if they did GPF cars yet. I've got a revo tuner very local to me too.

Good to hear you're pleased with it

Come on, get up. Let me see your bruises.

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I did exactly this in July.
Had ran the jb4 for a couple of months and was really underwhelmed with it.
Revo offer the best power increase on gpf cars and always they’re the safest around.
For me it’s night and day over jb4 and I don’t regret getting the map one bit.
Once I get my BCS exhaust then next mid is tvs gearbox map.

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I'll be adding downpipe sports cat and intercooler but keeping exhaust std....I think.


The jb1 was pretty good for a plug in box, I just couldn't map the top end properly. The revo is generally a more smoother package all round.


During testing of the revo stage 1 on the opf they had to dial back the torque to 500, they were surprised how much an opf equipped car made. 


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I spoke to Revo not long ago WRT a TCU tune for the DQ381.  They wouldn't commit to a date but did say it would be "not too long" and "this year".  

Wonder why it’s taking them so long?? I’ve messaged them again but this is what they had to say.

“Yes its recommended to get TCU software with our Stage 2 ECU software to increase clamping pressure. Speak with your Local Revo dealer to see if they offer a third party option for the gearbox”

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On 23/10/2020 at 22:57, PEHZY said:

Wonder why it’s taking them so long?? I’ve messaged them again but this is what they had to say.

“Yes its recommended to get TCU software with our Stage 2 ECU software to increase clamping pressure. Speak with your Local Revo dealer to see if they offer a third party option for the gearbox”

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They even advertise a TCU tune as part of the stage 2 Performance Pack but obviously it doesn’t exist. I’ve read their other DSG tunes are mediocre at best and don’t really address the common complaints on the 6 speed box. It’ll likely be priced similarly to the TVS 2+ too. 


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On 24/10/2020 at 22:57, graham090883 said:

Been told Stage 2 will be released soon that keeps the cat and gpf. With the normal extras should be around 400bhp.


If Revo do a Stage 2 tune that works OK with the standard OEM downpipe that could cause a bit of a stir in the Golf tuning world.

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