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S3 Stage 1 map for DSG

IceHanger Aug 31, 2012

  1. IceHanger

    IceHanger Active Member VCDS Map User

    Ok guys I'm after a definitive answer, as this site has lots of conflicting information.

    Will the S3 with a DSG take a stage 1 map fully without paying for the DSG box to be remapped aswell? or am I going to get a reduced power output until I spend more on a DSG ungrade. (Ignoring stage 2 at the moment)

    A few post seem to hint the box limits the torque so would need remapping, but other posts don't mention it:wtf:

  2. warren_S5

    warren_S5 Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

    Stolen from Revo's website LINK:

    DSG transmission performance software allows you to use the full potential of the engine, giving the control back to the driver. Hold onto the gear through that sweeping corner without the worry of the transmission shifting up and throwing out the balance of the car, have no worries about using full throttle and having the car jump about whilst shifting down for you… get back in full control with Revo DSG software.
    Revo DSG software can be run on a standard car and it complements our full Revo Stage 1 ECU software.

    The Revo DSG Stage 2 software is aimed at cars with more significant hardware modifications; exhausts and turbos and delivers an awesome experience when combined with our Stage3 ECU performance software, with a choice of 3200, 4000 or 4500rpm launch control and enhanced shift maps to suit vehicle set ups.

    It sounds like it's more a case of re-programming the DSG code to take full advantage of the new power curves, and deliver a more predictable driving experience.
  3. Brodster

    Brodster Well-Known Member Team Ibis VCDS Map User Audi S4 Audi Avant Owner Group

    To get the full benefit from the map the DSG has to be mapped also. If you don't the torque limiter knocks the power down so you dont get the full kahunas.

    But it all depends on how you drive it aswell....Paullie has Shark Stage 2 but NO DSG map as its never caused any problems. I know she was enquiring about it but dont think she got round to it as she felt no need to get it done.
  4. RedDejavu

    RedDejavu Well-Known Member

    all the new modern engine remaps bypass any dsg torque limitations so DSG map is only when you need quicker changes and different shift rpms and rpms limiter removed at 6200.
  5. RYes3

    RYes3 Active Member Team Nardo Audi RS3

    So glad you asked this question!
  6. Forbzeeee

    Forbzeeee Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Team Sepang Audi S3

    I have a 2009 S3 8P Revo Stage 1 remap and no DSG map and to be honest, I dont need the DSG map. I don't race my car on tracks against other cars so have no need for an increase in my limiters. 6200 rpm is more than adequate (in my opinion) and does not take my engine to its limits.
  7. Brodster

    Brodster Well-Known Member Team Ibis VCDS Map User Audi S4 Audi Avant Owner Group

    Thats exactly what I was pointing at. Sometimes you dont need the DSG mapped if your not going to use the full potential of the map.
  8. PaulAr

    PaulAr S3 (8P)

    I have the SHARK Stage 1 map with the DSG torque limiter `patch` and its excellent. The standard map was disappointing as it needs the DSG map and I did not have it, nor want it. in fact it was hardly different from stock.

    Happy now though.

    So in summary for the benefit for the OP.

    DSG map is NOT required if you go for either:

    -REVO Stage 1
    -SHARK Stage 1 with Torque Limiter Patch

    Cant comment on others as I dont have any experience with them but it would appear that you can have the full beans ECU map without fiddling with the DSG `box software.

    PM me if you need any more info.

    Good luck
  9. RPB

    RPB Active Member Team Ibis Audi S3 Black Edition DSG

    I have Shark Stage 1 and do have the DSG map. Along with others on here, we finally got Shark to start providing the DSG patch with its ECU maps so you did get the full map results.
    So, I was disappointed with my initial ECU map results and at the time there was no ECU DSG patch. I had 2 choices, DSG remap or they were prepared to offer me the DSG patch but did not really want to at that time as they were still not sure. After talking about it I decided to get the full DSG map and do now enjoy it because of my driving style. Shark gave me rolling road time and got me the best out of my car because of my initial disappointments and so I love the customer service I got. I finally have a garage 10 miles from my door! Wicked.

    With DSG remap.....

    Manual mode - is true manual on upshifts - Foot to the floor does not induce the kick-down and there is no upshift on reaching the soft limit (6200 rpm) upshifts are done by you.
    Only if you hit the hard rev limiter will it stop you doing any damage by bouncing off the rev limiter (not recommended). Rev limit now 7,300 rpm.
    I do really like this feature. I cannot be ***** with trying not to engage the kick down when I need some power. I want to plant my foot and not worry about it. So manual mode is superb now.
    The car will still auto-downshift once you get to 1k revs, so you do not have to shift down when coming to a stop or at roundabout with queues.
    ITs awesome though to put into manual and enjoy the paddles! :D Even just with a Stage 1 it bloody moves with S-Tronic, its awesome.

    'D' mode - the tweaks to the upshift and downshift points means 30 mph is now 5th and 40 mph is where 6th comes in. This is superb for my travels along the ring roads of Notts. No longer does it annoy me by sitting in 6th at feckin 30 mph which is shockingly stupid.

    Quicker changes - I honestly cannot notice this. If they are quicker then good, if not I didnt think they were slow! LOL.

    Higher rev limit of 7,300 rpm - Not needed imho. I change at around 7k tops BUT that is my choice now and not the cars so the 6,200 soft change limit is no hardship and not a problem.
    What you could do is ask for the soft limit to be made higher I suppose? I dont know.
  10. Rick @ Unicorn Motor Dev.

    Rick @ Unicorn Motor Dev. Site Sponsor Site Sponsor


    without mapping the DSG ECU the torque signal between engine ECU and DSG ECU has to be altered in order to prevent engine load (boost) from being capped. This is something we do when remapping DSG cars.

    Thanks, Rick
  11. Autograph Cars

    Autograph Cars Site Sponsor Site Sponsor

    I agree with Rick above, if you tune the Engine ECU correctly there is no need to remap the gearbox with a Stage 1 car. The engine ECU has an output that can be changed to avoid any torque limitations. The gearbox software only really needs mapping with Stage 2 and above unless you want to change the upper shift point etc as mentioned by some of the guys above.
  12. RPB

    RPB Active Member Team Ibis Audi S3 Black Edition DSG

    Agreed. DSG remap is good for 30mph and 40mph Specs camera zones like I live in though, so it was worth it!
    Anyone who thinks 30mph in 6th is ok wants f***ing. The minute you want to go faster it has to change down anyway. 5th at 30 is a lot better. :)
    What you two Gents need to know above is, until I had mine done, Shark were not changing the ECU to avoid the torque limitations and so that is why I and others were so disappointed with the maps. When I went to Shark HQ, I then had the choice BEFORE i went for the DSG map.
  13. Rick @ Unicorn Motor Dev.

    Rick @ Unicorn Motor Dev. Site Sponsor Site Sponsor

    Remapping the DSG is the way to go ideally. However with the DSG7 cars it's not doable as yet.

  14. RPB

    RPB Active Member Team Ibis Audi S3 Black Edition DSG

    Rick, which cars have the DSG7?

  15. Rick @ Unicorn Motor Dev.

    Rick @ Unicorn Motor Dev. Site Sponsor Site Sponsor

    A fair few, mostly newer stuff including the RS3. I have just finished developing our RS3 base map which took many many hours!


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