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    Just curious, now that people have had the epl tunes for a while, other than speed/responsiveness, what is the impact on other aspects of performance such as fuel economy? I'm considering a used 15 sq5 that already has a stage 1 epl tune on it.
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    I've had my EPL tune for about 2 months now. I have no regrets. I flashed it back to OEM to go in for a 15K dealer service with no issues.

    I can drive conservatively and get high teens for MPG with all local driving or drive aggressively and get mid-16's around town.

    The one nice difference is the huge dose of extra HP and torque. I happened to recently beat the other car in our household from a stoplight up to about 60mph last week. That other vehicle is a 2016 Camaro SS with 8 speed automatic. Even with a good launch, the SS with a 455hp V8 was no match for the SQ5 with EPL tune. :)

    Quote Originally Posted by cohenfive View Post
    Just curious, now that people have had the epl tunes for a while, other than speed/responsiveness, what is the impact on other aspects of performance such as fuel economy? I'm considering a used 15 sq5 that already has a stage 1 epl tune on it.
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    Stage 2 ftw

    For those of you on the fence, do it!

    Go straight to stage two, you'll get the torque and horsepower that you want.

    I plan on taking this to the dyno in about a month or so, whenever I get a chance

    And my gas mileage is already better.


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    Be sure to post those dyno results.
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    Chris - Do you know of anyone looking to transfer an EPL tune? I'm in Dallas, TX and have a 2014 bone stock SQ5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justinSQ5 View Post
    Chris - Do you know of anyone looking to transfer an EPL tune? I'm in Dallas, TX and have a 2014 bone stock SQ5.
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    So I persuaded the wife to get an SQ5 on labor day and now will come the EPL stage 2 tune. My question is, is there finally a TCU tune for us?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kpykng1 View Post
    So I persuaded the wife to get an SQ5 on labor day and now will come the EPL stage 2 tune. My question is, is there finally a TCU tune for us?
    The only tuner Iím aware of thatís working on a TCU tune is APR, and thereís no telling if/when it will actually be available. They are going to need one though if they want the ultracharger to be viable on this platform.
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    Quote Originally Posted by riceboy22 View Post
    The only tuner Iím aware of thatís working on a TCU tune is APR, and thereís no telling if/when it will actually be available. They are going to need one though if they want the ultracharger to be viable on this platform.
    ^this

    APR has a beta tcu tune in an A6 with the 3.0T and ZF. I can't imagine they release anything before next spring though, and even that might be wishful thinking.

    Last I had spoke with Chris a month or two ago, he said EPL hadn't made any significant progress on the tcu, and they were too swamped to even review customer logs. Didn't sound like it was even a working project for them at this point.
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    EPL tune on SQ5, anyone running it?

    I'll probably wait for the time being for the usual EPL holiday sales. I'll be focusing on the tint, stance, and wrap for the time being. Thanks all
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    Quote Originally Posted by kpykng1 View Post
    I'll probably wait for the time being for the usual EPL holiday sales. I'll be focusing on the tint, stance, and wrap for the time being. Thanks all
    Let me know when you are ready. The Q5 and SQ5 files are set to run at higher RPMs if you do the Auto upshift delete via VAGCOM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris@EPL View Post
    Let me know when you are ready. The Q5 and SQ5 files are set to run at higher RPMs if you do the Auto upshift delete via VAGCOM.
    Can I do the auto upshift delete now? How? It bugs me so much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kpykng1 View Post
    Can I do the auto upshift delete now? How? It bugs me so much.
    Not on the stock tune as they do not carry the fueling to higher RPMS and it is only when you are in the M mode. Did you want to do Stage 1 or Stage 2? Shoot me an email and I will see what I can do.
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    Just did the Stage 2 upgrade on my '17 Q5. I went with the JHM 179 crank pulley and EPL's Stage 2 93 octane tune, upgrading from Stage 1.

    No hard numbers to report yet. I realize the Q5 does not have some of the extra cooling capacity of the SQ5, but seems to have lower diff gearing. The reflash was easy (once I remembered to turn off anti-virus protection). I do like the oversized one piece crank pulley option as opposed to the more common smaller S/C pulley. I was able to do the pulley swap without having to put the car in service position.

    Preliminary observations are that the car does pull harder down low. The S/C turning faster means full boost earlier in every gear. Low rpm grunt is noticeably stronger. An informal pull this a.m. of 0-100 mph on my usual flat, level "private driveway" was one full second faster than with Stage 1 pull at the same location. Ambient temps are cooler, though, so I'll not make that claim just yet. Power delivery is silky smooth at all throttle positions and gears. No drivability vices whatsoever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris@EPL View Post
    Let me know when you are ready. The Q5 and SQ5 files are set to run at higher RPMs if you do the Auto upshift delete via VAGCOM.
    didn't realize there was an auto upshift delete we could do via VAGCOM. are all stage 1 files ok for this or do i need an updated file?
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    Debating if I should do DP setup for winter and wait for IC for next spring. I have stage2 as of now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by One Nice Audi View Post
    Debating if I should do DP setup for winter and wait for IC for next spring. I have stage2 as of now.
    IAT get pretty crazy once you're DP and have a 3+ ratio. I'd personally suggest doing it right the first time and upgrading your cooling. You'd see a benefit from that even with Stage 2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris@EPL View Post
    Not on the stock tune as they do not carry the fueling to higher RPMS and it is only when you are in the M mode. Did you want to do Stage 1 or Stage 2? Shoot me an email and I will see what I can do.
    You sure? There have definitely been people who reported disabling auto upshift on stock vehicles with success.

    Quote Originally Posted by MSq5 View Post
    Just did the Stage 2 upgrade on my '17 Q5. I went with the JHM 179 crank pulley and EPL's Stage 2 93 octane tune, upgrading from Stage 1.

    No hard numbers to report yet. I realize the Q5 does not have some of the extra cooling capacity of the SQ5, but seems to have lower diff gearing. The reflash was easy (once I remembered to turn off anti-virus protection). I do like the oversized one piece crank pulley option as opposed to the more common smaller S/C pulley. I was able to do the pulley swap without having to put the car in service position.

    Preliminary observations are that the car does pull harder down low. The S/C turning faster means full boost earlier in every gear. Low rpm grunt is noticeably stronger. An informal pull this a.m. of 0-100 mph on my usual flat, level "private driveway" was one full second faster than with Stage 1 pull at the same location. Ambient temps are cooler, though, so I'll not make that claim just yet. Power delivery is silky smooth at all throttle positions and gears. No drivability vices whatsoever.
    Quote Originally Posted by One Nice Audi View Post
    Debating if I should do DP setup for winter and wait for IC for next spring. I have stage2 as of now.
    I'd be willing to bet any stage 2 Q5 starts to lose considerable power after 10+ sec at WOT without improved cooling. You have the exact same setup as the B8.5 S4s, and it's so common for those guys to scream bloody murder about their dyno numbers and 1/4 mile times. Then, they go and claim the 'tune isn't working properly' when most of the time it's simply high IATs...that they don't bother to log or monitor.

    Personally, I wouldn't run any 3.0T higher than stock pulley ratio without additional cooling. Think about it- Audi added cooling to the SQ just for the stock 354hp tune, and we're talking about WAY more boost with standard stage 2 between keeping the bypass closed and spinning the charger faster. The SQ is the one platform that I might be okay with a 2.82 PR in a cooler climate, but it will still suffer on long pulls or repeated runs. And, it goes without saying that no one should be doing any kind of pulley ratio mods without properly monitoring the car.

    Quote Originally Posted by riceboy22 View Post
    IAT get pretty crazy once you're DP and have a 3+ ratio. I'd personally suggest doing it right the first time and upgrading your cooling. You'd see a benefit from that even with Stage 2.
    You know already that I see 75C+ on the regular and have had a number of 1/4 mile of runs with 85C and the bypass opening up by 4th gear with just a 2.96 PR. These ecus are smart, but anytime the bypass opens due to IAT, you're in a territory you shouldn't be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by azndrunk74 View Post
    didn't realize there was an auto upshift delete we could do via VAGCOM. are all stage 1 files ok for this or do i need an updated file?
    Yes you should be fine.
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    Get yourself an AMS cooler. I run one with a 3.36 pulley ratio, and my IATs stay nice and low in the fall, winter, and spring here in California (I don't know about summer because I don't go to the strip when it's that hot). It isn't uncommon for my IATs to start in the high 30s and end in the high 50s on a 1/4 mile run.
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    EPL tune on SQ5, anyone running it?

    Thank you Chris! Flashed my Stage 1 tune this morning, and was up and delivering around town within no time at all. I love EPL!
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    Quote Originally Posted by spijun View Post
    NO COMMENT:

    Aston-Martin Vantage Power: The Vantage's 5935 cc (362.1 ci) engine reaches its peak power of 591 bhp (440 kW) @ 7000 rpm. 0 to 60 mph (96.6 kph) in 3.5 seconds

    Audi R8 Plus S-Tronic 5.2 V10 5204 cc (317.5 ci) engine reaches its peak power of 542 bhp (404 kW) @ 8000 rpm. 0 to 60 mph (96.6 kph) in 3.5 seconds

    Audi A6 RS6 or RS7 Power: 3993 cc (243.6 ci) engine reaches its peak power of 597 bhp (445 kW) @ 6100 rpm 0 to 60 mph (96.6 kph) in 3.6 seconds

    Ferrari California Power: The California's 3855 cc (235.2 ci) engine reaches its peak power of 552 bhp (411 kW) @ 7500 rpm. 0 to 60 mph (96.6 kph) in 3.5 seconds

    Pagani Huayra Power: The Huayra's 5980 cc (364.9 ci) engine reaches its peak power of 700 bhp (521 kW) @ 6300 rpm. 0 to 60 mph (96.6 kph) in 3.5 seconds

    BMW 6 Series Power: The 6 Series's 4395 cc (268.1 ci) engine reaches its peak power of 592 bhp (441 kW) @ 6000 rpm 0 to 60 mph (96.6 kph) in 3.8 seconds


    S4 with your tuning, faster than RS6 / RS7 - I'm sorry but just cannot believe
    stfu downer. Dragging this whole thread down with negativity man.

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    Anyone with the recall flash running epl tune?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rusq5 View Post
    Anyone with the recall flash running epl tune?
    Yes most all are, we have all of the updated files.
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    Great thread. I'm a long-time Audi guy but only recently acquired a 2015 3.0 Q5. After much due diligence, I am considering the EPL stage 1 (mostly for reasons already stated-- I've had APR, and still have GIAC on my 200k Allroad)

    By virtue of this post and having spoken with others think for me to go to Stage 2, I'll do the fluid damper crank pulley with the bolt on smaller pulley attached to it in lieu of S/C pulley. I'm looking for input--has anyone on this thread done Stg 2 with only this specific mod? (Stage 1 established--upgrade to Stage 2 with tune and only fluid dampener--Plus smaller crank pulley--no S/C pulley)

    Call me a puss, but I'm just not excited about going to the SC pulley as it requires going to the service mode, ovens, etc... and I plan to DIY this myself.

    If it offered that much greater performance potential I would consider but I would only when I go to a dual pulley system that's down the road...by then agree that I probably have to enhance cooling and get into other mods--a slippery slope. This as a daily driver. I live in the mountains (want more power) and, who knows despite me being a road racer, (P car guy) might do an occasional run at the strip.

    To that end, does anyone have any info on what exhaust might or might not add to the horsepower? I don't need loud and I certainly don't need drone, but if there's another 10 to 15 horsepower to be gained I might entertain that. I'm of the opinion thus far that Audi did a pretty good job of creating a free-flowing a system as possible while staying within db limits.

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    No real difference going with the SC pulley or the Fluidampr except the cost. If the car is still under warranty the SC pulley would probably be better. It is pretty obvious that the crank pulley is changed out and it is a different sized belt than stock. With our SC you would use the OEM sized belt. At Stage 2 we recommend an intake or at least having to change out your stock filter more often. Most all of the exhaust are all for sound and looks and not a real power adder.

    If you are not under warranty than the crank pulley makes more sense since the OEM pulleys do fail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris@EPL View Post
    No real difference going with the SC pulley or the Fluidampr except the cost. If the car is still under warranty the SC pulley would probably be better. It is pretty obvious that the crank pulley is changed out and it is a different sized belt than stock. With our SC you would use the OEM sized belt. At Stage 2 we recommend an intake or at least having to change out your stock filter more often. Most all of the exhaust are all for sound and looks and not a real power adder.

    If you are not under warranty than the crank pulley makes more sense since the OEM pulleys do fail.
    Chris I'm no longer under warranty. I also like the idea of mitigating some of the harmonics whenever possible. Plus this opens the door later to doing the SC pulley. I'll probably go stage 1 first. I spoke with you yesterday.

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    Ok lmk what you want to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by allroad2go View Post
    Call me a puss, but I'm just not excited about going to the SC pulley as it requires going to the service mode, ovens, etc... and I plan to DIY this myself.
    Itís really not too difficult...



    Plus nothing gets the attention of your better half more than an oven baking a pulley on the garage floor.


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    Quote Originally Posted by colby7 View Post
    Get yourself an AMS cooler. I run one with a 3.36 pulley ratio, and my IATs stay nice and low in the fall, winter, and spring here in California (I don't know about summer because I don't go to the strip when it's that hot). It isn't uncommon for my IATs to start in the high 30s and end in the high 50s on a 1/4 mile run.
    Any advice on what to look out for when installing the AMS kit in the Q5/SQ5? I am going to install mine on Tuesday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajan01 View Post
    Itís really not too difficult...



    Plus nothing gets the attention of your better half more than an oven baking a pulley on the garage floor.

    Yup... clearly she has a sense of humor. And I think I have that exact oven.

    I'd be far more encouraged and enthusiastic about doing this if I didn't have my trusted 17 year old 200k Allroad sitting in the garage with the front end off, in service mode due to a mysterious coolant leak for the last 3 months--2 mos before i bought the Q.

    In order to sell, (so that I could get a Q) I replaced the radiator initially, (it leaked) put it all back together, tidied some things up here and there and lo and behold the car then started to leak somewhere on the front of the engine. After slogging through trying to determine, I realized that it was either a t stat housing or water pump gasket. Which then begat a misfire which evolved into a "no" fire-- as in won't start! Did I mention that I also had been chasing a small leak on the right front airbag and now that the car hasn't been started in at least a month it is now sagging on the front end??? Yeah, after replacing the coil packs, the plugs, the MAF sensor, the ignition control modules I'm having a lot of fun with my trusty AR now! :-) My 27 year old son (still has our 95 uRS6 avant) said "Dad I think she knew she was being replaced and just decided to piss you off." Mission accomplished!

    I can't even start the car to get it out of the garage so that I can get the Q5 in. So the Q5 is a job I'll end up doing over at a buddy of mine's and I'm just want to keep it simple for now and always know that I'll be able to go to the SC pulley in time if I want to get that radical. My vehicles out of warranty and I think the crank pulleys the lesser of the two evils and I get the same net performance effect as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allroad2go View Post
    Dad I think she knew she was being replaced and just decided to piss you off."
    I completely understand.


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    Recently upgraded from EPL Stage 1 to Stage 2 / Dual Pulley and added the APR CPS cooler on my SQ5.

    Significant power increase in the low-mid RPMs, and I'm not sure if it's just because of that increase in power that it feels like it falls a little flat on it's face at high-RPMs, but it's definitely worth the upgrade in my opinion. I do see why a TCU tune is essential to take full advantage of any Stage 2+ as the transmission takes a while to catch up now with the added power...the 1-2 and 2-3 shifts are pretty laggy now.
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    Can someone chime in what to expect with a stage 1 tune on an sq5 in the 1/4 mile? The only other mods is an air filter and intake tube. Everything else will be stock. How is drivability? I find dynamic throttle can be really touchy sometimes and the transmission holds gears too long for regular driving. If I keep it in comfort does it shift the same a stock?

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    Quote Originally Posted by billm0066 View Post
    Can someone chime in what to expect with a stage 1 tune on an sq5 in the 1/4 mile? The only other mods is an air filter and intake tube. Everything else will be stock. How is drivability? I find dynamic throttle can be really touchy sometimes and the transmission holds gears too long for regular driving. If I keep it in comfort does it shift the same a stock?
    See this thread: SQ5 0-60 & 1/4 Mile Times

    You can probably expect low 13s but thereís a number of variables (ambient conditions, driver, tires, vehicle weight, etc).
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    Quote Originally Posted by billm0066 View Post
    Can someone chime in what to expect with a stage 1 tune on an sq5 in the 1/4 mile? The only other mods is an air filter and intake tube. Everything else will be stock. How is drivability? I find dynamic throttle can be really touchy sometimes and the transmission holds gears too long for regular driving. If I keep it in comfort does it shift the same a stock?
    IMO, drive is too docile and sport is a bit too sporty for everyday driving. You know you can switch the drive and shift modes separately. Have you tried dynamic-drive, or comfort-sport? Do you have the individual setting? I always use individual-manual, with everything dynamic except the exhaust. I'm APR stage-II (2.1 v.4) DP w/CPS, 034 hose, and AWE non-res. DP's. Excluding suspension, that's all I did for performance and it's ~470/440. I went stage-II at 5K miles, and then stage 2.1 last year, so I can't really tell you much about stage-I.

    My advice would be to get stage-II from one of the companies that doesn't make you buy the SC pulley. Get the crank pulley instead and stick with a basic stage-II. That was not only the best bang-for-the-buck, but the crank pulley is easier, better by design (more contact area), replaces the stock damper (which have been know to fail), and can easily be undone.

    ...or you can go bigger later with the SC pulley. Whatever blows your skirt up.
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