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    Tuned RS3s software reliability.

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    So with multiple selection of software tune options for the RS3 at the moment, id like to know how reliable your tune has been both ECU/TCU. Any quirks? Odd moments? Short shifting TCUs? Overboost? Etc? Anything that might be odd or different from OEM tune?

    Let me know how that extra power is behaving.






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    Curious about that as well. They seem fairly robust coming from all the YouTube video launches and runs. All tuned Im referring to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PB74 View Post
    Curious about that as well. They seem fairly robust coming from all the YouTube video launches and runs. All tuned Im referring to.
    There is still growing pains for the RS3. APR just released an update to their tune and im sure the rest will follow. What it fixes is unknown. Sometimes the small quirks wont be seen on YT.


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    I think I might be experiencing one.....drove the car hard and had oil spray out of breather valve by airbox. Other then that its fine.

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    Dsg vent. Its normal

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    Quote Originally Posted by PB74 View Post
    I think I might be experiencing one.....drove the car hard and had oil spray out of breather valve by airbox. Other then that its fine.
    Quote Originally Posted by OE2 View Post
    Dsg vent. Its normal
    There are DSG catch cans to avoid the spewing. Silly design..
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    Veteran Member Four Rings saxon's Avatar
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    18000 miles, most of them tuned

    no issues except I'm impatient and want parts faster!

    11.3 on stage 1 93 octane
    10.4 on stage 2 and ethanol
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    Quote Originally Posted by saxon View Post
    18000 miles, most of them tuned

    no issues except I'm impatient and want parts faster!

    11.3 on stage 1 93 octane
    10.4 on stage 2 and ethanol
    What in tarnation is Unitronics putting in your car for a 11.3 on 93 octane with just a stage 1? lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinny.dtw View Post
    What in tarnation is Unitronics putting in your car for a 11.3 on 93 octane with just a stage 1? lol.
    God himself.
    Full UM Tune
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    Veteran Member Four Rings vinny.dtw's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coolrunning View Post
    God himself.


    Then again, APR claims 11.1/2. Pretty damn impressive times regardless.

    I've only been tuned for a few hundred miles, so i have no solid feedback. But so far so good!

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    Throttle response does not seem to be as smooth as the stock tune. Not harsh just not as refined...I took the tune off last week to go to the dealer and while the throttle response was improved the car seemed anemic after driving around with Stage 1 APR. When I got reflashed it was version 1.2 but I havent been in it enough to see if it was any better.
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    I've had an issue in cooler temps up at 5k+ altitude with going into limp mode when cruising in 7th at 85 MPH on the highway. A simple off and on fixes it, but I have to pull over on the side of the highway to achieve this as the car takes all power away from the wheels.

    Was told the 1.2 update would fix it, flashed it last Thursday but it unfortunately happened again last night =(.
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    Quote Originally Posted by saxon View Post
    18000 miles, most of them tuned

    no issues except I'm impatient and want parts faster!

    11.3 on stage 1 93 octane
    10.4 on stage 2 and ethanol
    agreed with the wanting parts faster lol

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    I ran a 10.8 with Unitronic stage 1+ 93 oct. so maybe God and Jesus pushing behind lol..

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    Veteran Member Four Rings saxon's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by vinny.dtw View Post
    What in tarnation is Unitronics putting in your car for a 11.3 on 93 octane with just a stage 1? lol.
    it was the same file that everyone had

    i just think it was right timing with weather (much better DA than most are seeing now)
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    Veteran Member Four Rings saxon's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by PB74 View Post
    I ran a 10.8 with Unitronic stage 1+ 93 oct. so maybe God and Jesus pushing behind lol..
    care to share the slip and details on the 1/4 mile thread so i can get it posted
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    I would love to but cant seem to load video and pics of time board. This was done at a Race the Runway event. They time your quarter and 1/2 mile top speed.

    How do I load pics on this site?

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    Veteran Member Four Rings vinny.dtw's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by saxon View Post
    it was the same file that everyone had

    i just think it was right timing with weather (much better DA than most are seeing now)
    FMIC
    good gas (no knock)
    Still great times regardless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PB74 View Post
    I would love to but cant seem to load video and pics of time board. This was done at a Race the Runway event. They time your quarter and 1/2 mile top speed.

    How do I load pics on this site?
    Use imgur.com to upload pictures and paste the link with IMG tags. Easy peasy


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    http://racetherunway.com/?page_id=1850

    Here is the link. Click on full size then leaderboard to see results and competition. Im the only RS3, 17th from the top. They should have put bikes in a separate class in my opinion.

    Ill pics up as soon as I can. Thanks for the help

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    You were in the top ten if you take out all the bikes.
    Quote Originally Posted by PB74 View Post
    http://racetherunway.com/?page_id=1850

    Here is the link. Click on full size then leaderboard to see results and competition. Im the only RS3, 17th from the top. They should have put bikes in a separate class in my opinion.

    Ill pics up as soon as I can. Thanks for the help
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    First two runs I had my son in the car. 11.7 roll out & 10.9 launch. Very very happy with this car!


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    That H2 was moving out, though they 1/4 mi times kinda sucked for the bikes that should have been low 8s on the h2 and high 8s on the 14r.

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    Anybody else notice the Honda Insight that went 229?

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    That Insight sounded like muscle car going by

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    any further updates after v1.2 from APR or any other tuners?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicholasdaa View Post
    I've had an issue in cooler temps up at 5k+ altitude with going into limp mode when cruising in 7th at 85 MPH on the highway. A simple off and on fixes it, but I have to pull over on the side of the highway to achieve this as the car takes all power away from the wheels.

    Was told the 1.2 update would fix it, flashed it last Thursday but it unfortunately happened again last night =(.
    Did this ever get resolved?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wusty View Post
    Did this ever get resolved?
    Still working on it with APR support, I offered to send them logs but it's taking longer than expected on my end. They've been great so far though.

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    Do not think this ECM tuning related. TCM not tuned, still factory.
    But, driving slowly twd my hood today.
    Doing about 35-40mph cruise, the car went nuts.
    Went from Drive to Sport to a higher rev M1, all on it's own.
    Was a total at awe moment.



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