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  1. #1
    Active Member Two Rings
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    APR ECU tune and TVS DSG tune

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    Does anyone run the APR ECU in combo with the TVS DSG tune?
    Any thoughts?

    Am running APR stage 2 and thinking of TVS stage 2+ tune....as who knows when APR tune will come....

    Happy New Year!

    P


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    Established Member Two Rings seanix9's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by prs3p View Post
    Does anyone run the APR ECU in combo with the TVS DSG tune?
    Any thoughts?

    Am running APR stage 2 and thinking of TVS stage 2+ tune....as who knows when APR tune will come....

    Happy New Year!

    P


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    If APR will even release a TCU tune.
    I recall Arin saying it's not required for their stage 2 which makes me think they may be in no urgency whatsoever to release a TCU tune for our car.





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    Established Member Four Rings comingabriel's Avatar
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    I do remember Arin posting in the VW Golf R forum about it not being a good idea to mate another MFG's TCU tune to their ECM tune. Does it apply to this situation??? PM Arin if you get nothing from him after a few days here.

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    Established Member Two Rings nicholasdaa's Avatar
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    When I was still on APR I ran Unitronic's stage 2 TCU tune with my APR stage 1+ and it was great, shifting felt as good as when I moved over to Uni Stage 2 ECU.
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    Active Member Two Rings
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    OK. Thanks Guys!
    The big question is will APR release the TCU tune and when....its been in the works for quite some time!
    If we are a few weeks away, I will wait, but have a feeling it may be much longer than that!
    Lets see what Arin says.
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    APR Race DP / APR Catted Mid Pipes / APR Inlet / APR Intercooler / IE Intake / EurocodeSRM Throttle Inlet / APR Billet Dogbone / APR Pendulum Mount / APR Stage 2 Tune
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    Senior Member Three Rings javbomb's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by nicholasdaa View Post
    When I was still on APR I ran Unitronic's stage 2 TCU tune with my APR stage 1+ and it was great, shifting felt as good as when I moved over to Uni Stage 2 ECU.
    How come you switched from APR to Uni? This on RS3?
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    Senior Member Three Rings Trent212's Avatar
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    APR is working on a TCU tune, not sure when it will be done though, think they switched people around who were working on it.

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    Active Member Two Rings 5_cyl's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by prs3p View Post
    Does anyone run the APR ECU in combo with the TVS DSG tune?
    Any thoughts?

    Am running APR stage 2 and thinking of TVS stage 2+ tune....as who knows when APR tune will come....

    Happy New Year!

    P


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    I am running the APR stage 2 with the TVS stage 2 as well and it’s perfectly paired. I couldn’t be happier, it shifts at the APR redline and makes it a beast out of the hole.


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    Established Member Two Rings nicholasdaa's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by javbomb View Post
    How come you switched from APR to Uni? This on RS3?
    Yes on RS3, too many tune issues at elevation when running APR, tune felt great when running but just wasn't for me. Uni is issue and stress free.

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    Registered Member One Ring
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5_cyl View Post
    I am running the APR stage 2 with the TVS stage 2 as well and it’s perfectly paired. I couldn’t be happier, it shifts at the APR redline and makes it a beast out of the hole.


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    Which was the order ? First ECU and then TCU or vice versa assuming you installed them in different places. As far as I know TVS has already special files for each APR ECU tunes.. just curious about the process. I was thinking to install the DSG first then TVS could make changes if needed after ECU tune. I understand it's even better if you can provide them a synopsis print as each TVS DSG file is custom made.
    Last edited by thomas.wst; 01-22-2019 at 11:55 PM.

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    Active Member Two Rings 5_cyl's Avatar
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    I went APR stage 1+ then installed the TVS stage 2 file, following that I installed the APR stage 2. I told eurocode prior of my plan to go stage 2 and they recommended the TVS stage 2 file.


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    If anyone wants to try the unitronic tcu file with their apr tune shoot me a DM. We have a couple customer running this successfully
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