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Software update for DSG from Superchips

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    PTTM Pedal to the Metal!!!

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    [Jun 9, 2009]
    Guys, I have been reading the Thread from influxsg and he said somewhere that Superchips can now upgrade the software on your DSG box so that it can handle more Torque, is this true?
    If so, does that mean we just need to update our Bluefin units and it will do it for us or do we need to go and see the boys in Buckingham?
    Any helpful comments would be appreciated!!!!
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    Yes - DSG remapping/software update is now available. Torque is lifted from 350nm to 500nm I believe. From what I've been reading on different forums, I will be getting mine done.

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    Ooh...that'll be worth looking into.
    Keep us informed on how you find it, if you get yours done N8KOW.

    I'm also interested to hear how they do it...if it's through the OBD port or not.
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    [Jun 10, 2009]
    Edited my post ess three, read it! I always keep everyone updated :)
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    Ah-ha!
    Petrol only?
    The rev limits for that indicate petrol...anything for the DSG TDIs yet that you know of?

    I've just been on Superchips site and can't find any info in it.

    Thanks for posting that though...sounds much better.
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    I spoke to Alex from Backdraft Motorsport, and he's gonna contact Revo for me as he doesn't think it it'll be a problem, we'll find out either way!
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    [Jun 10, 2009]
    AFIAK, GIAC are the only one offering this at the moment (well that's all I found), I have mine booked in at Regal on Thursday along with an ECU remap

    http://www.giacusa.com/news.php?newsid=97

    I prefer that both bits of software come from the same tuning house, so if I have problems there will be no buck passing.
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    Good point mnoble! I was going to get GIAC to do the box and custom code to do the map.
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    Does anyone know what kind of cost is involved in this?

    Also, I checked GIAC's site out and they only seem to have this option for DSG 2005 onward... I have an 04 3.2 Sline DSG - I'm guessing the 2005 DSG chips will work on the 04 box - there was no change was there between the 04/05 DSG boxes? :eek:
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    [Jun 10, 2009]
    http://www.giacusa.com/dealermap/

    find your local dealer and give them a call/email they should be able to help, but you will be looking at 400-450 ish + whatever discount you can manage.
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    [Jun 10, 2009]
    I think Stallers in sheffield charged that hurdy guy £399 but he managed to get them down from that.
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    Guys do you know if this software updates also unlocks Launch Control on the 2.0tdi engines?
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    I'm sure on the diesel, I will find out.
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    [Jun 12, 2009]
    well after a 180 miles round trip, 4 hours sitting around and waiting, the conclusions is there are many versions of the DSG/TCU and they don't have files for all of them.. If they don't have the correct file there is a risk that if part of the process goes wrong you will loose you gearbox as there is no return, so they stop and don't take the risk. but that means no upgrade :(. until they figure out/get a file for your specific DSG/TCU.
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