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LeonFNQ wrote: »
Looks like things can get real technical.
MY12 Trendline Cairns, Qld.
CRISPMODS wrote: »
But VW are more likely to hold together!
All I remember of MD was his posts on the Suby forums getting ripped to shreds. Sort of sad but I think his ego rubbed a lot of people up the wrong way.
Back on topic,
Stage 2 "race map" tested.
O M G.
You guys have no idea how under-rated this 2.0 is from factory!
ah1010 wrote: »
Perhaps while sinking beers up north you might indulge some "naive" questions... like someone said above having "brain surgery" performed on my baby is a big deal for me too never having had anything like this done before.
If such improvement is so readily available why doesn't VW at least ship the vehicles with a stage 1 tune?
If VW updates the ECU I imagine they do so through the diagnostic port via an encrypted link - correct?
What physical changes are made to the ECU?
Being exposed to surface mount electronics on a daily basis, having to modify the PCB is not something I would take lightly. Anything that is likely to compromise reliability of the ECU itself needs to be made clear up front. I have seen what dust & vibration can do to electronics so would like some clarification in this area as the vehicle will be used in the more remoter areas of the country.
The promo shot earlier in the thread with the ECU having its guts exposed on the back of the vehicle makes me a bit nervous, ie I would hope that however does the work would be taking all appropriate precations.
How to decide between power & economy tune?
Realistically, the vehicle is mainly used in suburbia with periodic highway runs at legal speeds.
Based on past trips its likely to see some sand use along with low speed firetrails and endless corrugations (hence the reliability concerns).
With the equipment fitted it would have a constant day to day static load of 500kg or so.
I don't use it to tow.
It has a highline canopy & tires are 265x70R17 (32").
Improved economy would be nice but extra go when you need it would also be welcome. I am averaging around 9.5l/100km as measured at the pump.
Subject to it all working out would be looking at a tune in Sydney next week.
CRISPMODS wrote: »
I'd only solder hard joints in New Zealand for obvious reasons.