Oddest thing...

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Re: Oddest thing...

Postby SpoolinDub on May Sun 06, 2012 8:08 pm

I'm going nuts reading what people have to say about all these tunes. Everybody swears by something and has something bad to say about something else. I know I'll have to send off my ECU, I'm not too worried about it since I'm in the boondocks and have a work truck and my Jetta. With all these tunes the same price and different features.. AHHH! I like the switching functionality of APR, the gains of GIAC and Revo...idk people just have so much good to say. I'm about to put them all in a hat and pick one out...
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Re: Oddest thing...

Postby Ramrod on May Mon 07, 2012 8:58 am

You're splitting hairs here. There is very little difference between the suppliers. Use a reputable dealer, pick the features you want. I have 91/stock so I can opt to run low boost for daily driving. If you wait till July most dealers run specials for Waterfest. Unless you have tried multiple tunes on the same car, you'll never know the difference, and neither do 90% of the people who have an opinion, which is why there is no consensus. This is also the first thing everyone does to their car, so they all want to think it's the best thing ever, and are now the fasted kid on the block so they suddenly are now all experts. Truth is the real tuners have all moved on to bigger and better things, turbos, fueling, internals, etc... and have no interest in debating the differences of stage 1 chips.
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Re: Oddest thing...

Postby SpoolinDub on May Mon 07, 2012 12:33 pm

Huh, fair enough. Best response I have ever heard. GIAC it is.
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Postby Darkside on May Mon 07, 2012 6:38 pm

Check out united motorsports. http://www.unitedmotorsport.net/ The guy who writes their software is awesome. GIAC is a good choice too.
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Re: Oddest thing...

Postby SpoolinDub on May Mon 07, 2012 8:38 pm

I guess I'm just looking for the most power. I plan to do a lot more to the car but I figure just for now tune it. Probably going to do it next week. The united motorsports tune seems to be the best value and some people said it tunes EVERY aspect of your car. Although it doesn't seem to mention what kind of gains it has other than "15-16 psi." Can't seem to find very much on it.
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Re: Oddest thing...

Postby SpoolinDub on May Thu 17, 2012 2:32 pm

I know how much you guys love helping me out and how much I appreciate it so I made a boo boo today.

All you 1.8T guys will understand my pain. I was changing my oil today since I ordered a whole bunch of things from ECS. While changing out my oil filter I accidentally ripped one of those pesky wires(white ones) that are in the way of the filter. I haven't really been able to find too much on it but something about a power steering pressure sensor. I would just fire up my car and see if it throws a code but my ECU is getting a tune put on it. Hooray by the way.

Sooo is it going to affect anything or should I start sweating, some more?
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Re: Oddest thing...

Postby Mikewire on May Thu 17, 2012 2:54 pm

Pic?

Does it trace back to the PS pump?

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Postby YASHA7FOLD on May Thu 17, 2012 10:15 pm

I now exactly which wire you are referring to. Sadly I never looked to see what was at the other end. But I will take a look at my Bentley and try to figure it out for ya. :thumbsup:
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Re: Oddest thing...

Postby SpoolinDub on May Fri 18, 2012 4:45 pm

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Obviously it wasn't the cleanest oil change :banghead: There it is. I can't really tell where its going but I hope its not too bad :tear:
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Re: Oddest thing...

Postby DieGTi on May Fri 18, 2012 8:01 pm

Ran the same set of autolites for 6yrs, 30k miles in my vrt... still looked nearly new when pulled. The legacy of the name isn't that prestigious but they are manufactured by Honeywell.
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