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What Tune Platform are you running?

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Hi everyone, wanted to get some feedback on what tune platform you guys are using and what are the Likes and Dislikes on it.
I have gone with COBB on my previous cars however nowadays there are various tuners out here. I was considering going with REVO since my buddy gave me his Port Switch. Any feedback will be highly appreciated.
Hopefully, we can get this thread to attract attention to all car enthusiasts.
 
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im using the cobb ap.
its saved my butt a few times.
and its allowing me to get custom / pro tunes soon. as i have a downpipe that isn't going to go well with any other brands off the shelf maps.

plus as your well experienced with performance maps, you cant get a great premade/ots maps without being dyno tuned specifically for your car.

as i have mentioned in previous posts, premade maps can never fully maximize your car and be safe.
 
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I am running Integrated Engineering's Stage 1 flash tune running on 93 octane, and it's honestly great in my opinion. Took my stock MK7 from 272 WHP to 320 WHP on the stock parts. I will be adding a few more IE performance to overall take it to Stg 2.
 

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sounds like fun. make sure you match their hardware to their map specs exactly to get the most of their OTS maps hp.
 
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I am running Integrated Engineering's Stage 1 flash tune running on 93 octane, and it's honestly great in my opinion. Took my stock MK7 from 272 WHP to 320 WHP on the stock parts. I will be adding a few more IE performance to overall take it to Stg 2.


I have been told to go with IE instead of any other platform, I have been wanting to go with an affordable route since overall an ECU and DSG Tune will go for nearly $1,000 or even more. I think that's a bit too much for stage 1. so for that, I rather go to stage 2 set up for the price ill be investing. My other option will be stage 1 on E85 if I decide to go with the COBB access Port.
 

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Currently have stage 1 034 ECU and TCU tune. Pretty fun overall. I will say, while in sport/dynamic the trans has some indecisive shifting behavior while doing normal highway driving. Surface street and back road driving is a real pleasure. I have the tunes paired with intake ( carbon airbox and t-inlet), turbo muff delete and the dogbone mount upgrade (stock puck). I was living in the Bay Area where the 034 hq is located which swayed my decision for which tune I purchased. 034 has been great with customer service as well as performing standard maintenance.
 

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hi new member here! does anyone know if there is any tune platform that will clear the CEL when running a downpipe? thank you for your help
 

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you would want to use a lesser-known platform. with a custom map. not the ones we are all familiar with.

why?
the larger companies have rules and regulations they must follow more than an unknown business. they have more to lose. plus these larger ones are a huge target for governments to go after.

or course there are pros and cons to each.

i knew this guy that had an rs3. he got a tuner that was doing all his mapping for his rs3 remotely. he was also able to remove the cel light along with a custom map for his car. pretty cool. that's one huge advantage, to get a specific map for your car. no over the shelf map would be that good in comparison.

i did outweigh the advantages vs disadvantages with this and i am keeping my cobb ap for now. as it works best for my needs.
you should always do your research and make sure you know what your picking as a solution that fits you the best.
 
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you would want to use a lesser-known platform. with a custom map. not the ones we are all familiar with.

why?
the larger companies have rules and regulations they must follow more than an unknown business. they have more to lose. plus these larger ones are a huge target for governments to go after.

or course there are pros and cons to each.

i knew this guy that had an rs3. he got a tuner that was doing all his mapping for his rs3 remotely. he was also able to remove the cel light along with a custom map for his car. pretty cool. that's one huge advantage, to get a specific map for your car. no over the shelf map would be that good in comparison.

i did outweigh the advantages vs disadvantages with this and i am keeping my cobb ap for now. as it works best for my needs.
you should always do your research and make sure you know what your picking as a solution that fits you the best.

Thank you for that information! sorry I'm really new on this platform. I'm leaning towards to EQT but I found it they don't clear the CEL. how does the cobb ap holding up?
 
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there are a few out there. youll need to ask around on facebook. that's where he found his guy. i didn't go that route so i wouldn't be able to give you names.
 
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I use Unitronic. My local installer was able to clear the CEL light after he installed the DP.

Also, we do emissions testing in my county and Unitronic makes it easy to deal with that. I simply reverted back to base tune, went through the drive cycle to set all the parameters and I was able to pass emissions the same day. After that, I simply dropped my Stage 2 tune back in and good as gold.
 

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