Cuz that's better than advertising 200 hp and someone measures 190 hp - ask Kia. Also like I said, EVERYBODY's dynos are different and have different correction factors - so I wouldn't count on APR's number being any better or more correct than Audi's. Plus, if APR is wrong so what? Are you gonna complain to the DOT or NHTSA if they are - like you would if Audi was wrong? Doubt it...I would love to know why Audi gives us an engine rated at 200 hp when APR measures it as 222 Hp.
If I commented how I truly feel about this, I'd be banned from the forum.Oopsy Daisy
Automakers to gearheads: Stop repairing cars
...me too. I cannot even imagine what/how some folks imagine coulda/woulda/shoulda applied to car computers. It's like the OBDII port now being used by insurance companies to discount or disallow claims based on how your car is/was driven - or the guy who rented a Corvette and took it to the track, and its "telemetry" had the rental car company track him down and have him pay for "abusing" the car. - makes feel glad that I'm old.If I commented how I truly feel about this, I'd be banned from the forum.
I'm looking to get the ECU upgrade to my car after 1000 miles. I did it to my GTI previously and had no issues. Noticeably better MPG too.
This is true, however, there is a stock mode that you can put it on. Is it guaranteed to make it so that it's keep the dealer from finding out? No. Luckily, at the time I had my GTI, the people who did the APR upgrade for me was a VW dealership.The documentation seems to indicate that dealer diagnostic equipment will scan for mods at the time of scan (presumably at the shop)
is this advice coming from experience with this software on your own car?The software from APR will be a noticeable difference on a turbo charged engine.
I prefer a software with specific hardware to tune any of my cars rather than a flash. flashes are not my cup of tea, its too generic....and these engines take a VERY nice gain with an easy tune ->
I'm curious what you mean, software vs flash - same thing- or do you mean a piggy back box - separate from the ECU? Perhaps easier for those who don't want to poke around the OEM ECU, but hardly less "generic", and quite probably MORE generic, as they have to work AFTER or on top of the ECU.I prefer a software with specific hardware to tune any of my cars rather than a flash. flashes are not my cup of tea, its too generic.
I hope that cobb will come out with something but that's like a far off wish.