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Acrimonious
December 14th, 2016, 07:07 PM
It hasn't even been a month since picking up my car and already the mod-bug is biting.

Have been talking with Volksmuller re APR Stage 1 tune (with APR cold air intake), and to Peak RPM re Revo Technik Stage 1 tune (with Revo Technik cold air intake). Both are promising substantial power/torque increases above stock. Wondering if anybody here has had any experience with these systems on the 2.0TFSI engine.

I also wouldn't mind a tad sportier exhaust note, ideally something that would bring out the DSG fart but still remain fairly tame under normal driving conditions. Was wondering if anyone had done a muffler delete or resonator delete on the A4. I'm not sure if either/both would give me the result I'm after.

Would love to hear your thoughts.

romaniac
December 15th, 2016, 10:39 PM
I have the same car as you and got a Revo stage 1 tune today, very pleased with the results, smooth power curve and much more responsive. I have also ordered the revo intake from the UK since its quite a bit cheaper than getting it locally, will install that in the new year. I also have a cat back exhaust, suggest you look at AWE Tuning they make some nice products.

Acrimonious
December 16th, 2016, 11:02 AM
Thanks for the feedback mate

sk67
December 20th, 2016, 05:50 PM
Ha Ha. Once bitten buy the mod bug your hooked. Do your research trust me. I have gone the Custom way. But Revo at Peak Rpm is the best option.

Acrimonious
December 20th, 2016, 06:06 PM
Ha Ha. Once bitten buy the mod bug your hooked. Do your research trust me. I have gone the Custom way. But Revo at Peak Rpm is the best option.
Ended up getting the APR Stage 1 this afternoon. Man, what a difference. Car is an absolute animal! Much more responsive, power comes on quicker and loads more pull across the rev range. Couldn't be happier. Was just tune, no other supporting mods. CAI hasn't even arrived yet.

Definitely recommend APR tune at Volksmuller

(((sonic)))
December 21st, 2016, 08:53 AM
This is exactly what I wanted to hear......

I have a 2.0TQ A5 and have been thinking about the stage 1 upgrade, seems like it is worth the money!


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Acrimonious
December 21st, 2016, 11:18 AM
This is exactly what I wanted to hear......

I have a 2.0TQ A5 and have been thinking about the stage 1 upgrade, seems like it is worth the money!


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Mate, definitely recommend.

Any reservations I had about the APR tune were quickly extinguished once I took the car for a drive the first time. Strange though, seems that the car was performing at its best after about a few hours. I remember reading somewhere that the vehicle takes some adjusting to the new parameters set by the flash tune, maybe someone can confirm? Or maybe it was the fact that I drove it for the firs time in 33deg weather and the second time a few hours later when the temperature had dipped a bit.

All in all, great outcome.

romaniac
December 21st, 2016, 07:50 PM
main thing is that you're happy with the outcome. Now you got the bug, start saving up for the next mod!

Acrimonious
December 26th, 2016, 12:42 AM
main thing is that you're happy with the outcome. Now you got the bug, start saving up for the next mod!
It could be a long journey :twisted:

sk67
December 27th, 2016, 07:35 PM
Na. Have way through next year you'll want Stage 2.

Acrimonious
January 5th, 2017, 09:54 PM
Na. Have way through next year you'll want Stage 2.
Apparently stage 2 is f*** all power increase (for b8 A4 at least) compared to stock->stage 1

melli103
January 10th, 2017, 01:43 PM
Great to hear you're happy with your tune.

I have the same car as you, but a my13.
I am going to get it tuned later this year. Unfortunately my closest tuner is 1500 Km away (I live in Townsville, QLD)

It would be interesting to hear from someone that has gone from stage 1 to stage 2 to tell us what the gains were like.

Acrimonious
January 18th, 2017, 06:18 PM
Great to hear you're happy with your tune.

I have the same car as you, but a my13.
I am going to get it tuned later this year. Unfortunately my closest tuner is 1500 Km away (I live in Townsville, QLD)

It would be interesting to hear from someone that has gone from stage 1 to stage 2 to tell us what the gains were like.
Are you going for APR!

melli103
January 19th, 2017, 03:15 PM
Are you going for APR!

I sume am

dogder
June 13th, 2019, 03:40 PM
Nice to hear. I have my 2012 (MY13) A4 2.0T booked in for an APR Stage 1 tune later this month at Prestige and Performance Coorparoo. Seems like good reviews of this place and APR have a 10% sale on until the end of June. Next step will probably be the air intake.

melli103
June 13th, 2019, 03:50 PM
I actually ended up going Unitronic's, purely so i could flash it at home.

I am currently running Stage 1+ (98ron tune) but have the stage 2 tune ready when i get my down pipe modified.

I highly recommend the Unitronics route.

Also, Doger, i have a K&N intake i will sell you if you are interested.

zap
March 14th, 2020, 10:13 AM
Hey there,

Thanks for the info- Iím looking at doing the same thing to mine. Glad to hear it worked well!