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D.h Automotive

Average User Rating:
4.2/5,
Telephone Number:
01324 819239
Website:
http://www.dhautomotiverepair.co.uk/
Address:
Unit 9 almond road

Falkirk

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  1. DannyRS3
    5/5,
    "Absolutely Brilliant Experience. Thanks Dave!"
    Pros - 544 BHP, and smiles for miles! Friendly and relaxed bunch and absolute experts in their field. Brilliant customer service and incredible tuning results. Also great courtesy cars, and most of all Hunter the black lab. What a lovely dog.
    Cons - None, whatsoever.
    I'm just back from MRC Scotland (DH Automotive Falkirk) with my 69 Reg Sportback. Dave and the lads did a brilliant job on the car over 2 days. I really cannot recommend them enough. Dave there is really relaxed, engaging and helpful and takes all the time you need to answer pedantic questions. :) The car is utterly transformed it to an absolute weapon, and I could not be happier with the results!

    Stage 2 Switchable Tune, with Transmission remap, overrun enabled in Sport mode.

    Parts list:

    Forge Intercooler
    Forge TIP
    Forge Intake
    BMC Filter
    Miltek De-Cat
    Forge Dogbone Mount
    Fresh plugs (NGK I believe)

    Results:

    99 Octane + booster:
    544.95 HP
    733.9 N.m


    Straight 99 octane Tesco momentum:
    524 HP
    729 N.m


    Stock tune with the above parts (surprising result!):
    453 HP
    572 N.m

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    Impressions:

    It pulls so HARD now, the result is worth every penny, and a HUGE difference in performance. Launch and downshifts threaten to chuck you in the back seat, and passengers hold on for dear life. I can't wait to take it to the drags and see what it can do in the real world. Some draggy results will follow though, weather permitting. Shifts are super quick and sharp now, especially in manual, and have a nice DSG fart. Manual mode will get used a lot more, as it was so slushy and slow before the tune I rarely ever used it, and it's now what it should have been from the factory. It also rev matches on the manual downshift now. Sport (auto) mode holds the gears a lot longer now so that will get used less around town (as it holds 2nd gear), whereas I used it all the time before, but the over run pops and bangs are absolutely hilarious. I didn't think I'd like that, but it certainly brings a smile every time and will never get old. Drive mode disables the over run pops and is really optimised now and feels much improved over stock, though there is a lot of exhaust drone in the mid range, especially on the motorway... It is ridiculously loud, and a bit smelly to be expected with a decat, which will take some getting used to. I'll be using the exhaust flaps a bit more now, so my neighbours don't lynch me, but on the up side the missus no longer wants to ride in it or drive it after her first spin in it so there's an added perk :). It's actually perfectly quiet and civil in comfort mode/flaps closed, which is actually a good thing, and it is completely OTT in Dynamic/Sport!

    I never felt the OPF equipped car was slow or missing anything, and was very civil to drive, and a real Jekyll and Hyde kind of car. At stage 2 it is a beast, raw and savage and seemingly limitless power on tap. I absolutely love it.

    If you are considering it - do it!

    Thanks again to Dave @ MRC Scotland!
    Helpfulness:
    5/5,
    Quality of Service:
    5/5,
    Speed:
    5/5,
    Value for Money:
    5/5,
    Expertise:
    5/5,
      Sandra likes this.
  2. rabhrab
    5/5,
    "First time user!"
    Pros - Service, knowledge, convenience, staff.
    Cons - None
    It has been a pleasure to do business with from start to finish with great communication whilst the work was being done on my S4 Avant. Dave Henderson and his staff are surely onto a winner by providing an excellent alternative to main Audi dealers here in Central Scotland.
    Helpfulness:
    5/5,
    Quality of Service:
    5/5,
    Speed:
    5/5,
    Value for Money:
    5/5,
    Expertise:
    5/5,
    Discount received:
    0 %
      Sandra likes this.
  3. JG51 AUD
    5/5,
    "Service and Inspection,Stage 1 ECU & TCU remap."
    Pros - Fantastic knowledge
    Cons - None
    • Booked the car in for a Service and Inspection, also, Stage 1 ECU & TCU remap.
      Great service, welcoming, friendly and informative.
      Work carried out was 1st class, my car was well looked after, as if it belonged to them instead of me. :icon thumright::yes:
      Prices for work carried out are cheaper than Main Dealer, Service recorded on Audi service history. Looks like I've found my go to place to look after my S5's needs.

      A BIG shout out to Dave and his guys, spot on Service. :yes:

      JG
    Helpfulness:
    5/5,
    Quality of Service:
    5/5,
    Speed:
    5/5,
    Value for Money:
    5/5,
    Expertise:
    5/5,
      Sandra likes this.
  4. GrantCol
    1/5,
    "All you could ask for"
    Pros - Great knowledge
    Cons - None
    I have recently bought an S3 which was needing a bit of TLC. I got in touch with Dave and discussed the issues with it, his knowledge of the symptoms were spot on. He booked me in quickly and the car is now running like a dream. He called me to update me through the work and sent me before and after pictures of what was done.

    Can’t recommend him enough
    Helpfulness:
    5/5,
    Quality of Service:
    5/5,
    Speed:
    5/5,
    Value for Money:
    5/5,
    Expertise:
    5/5,
      Sandra likes this.
  5. deanosabby
    5/5,
    "The only place to go for your tuning needs."
    Pros - Lots.
    Cons - N/A
    I had the car in at MRC Scotland @ DH Automotive to sort out issues with boost on my car.

    The car came with a Topgear map already on it and TBH is was terrible,
    Dave took the car for the day and has totally transformed it. Stage 1 engine and TCU maps done, new plugs and a faulty N75 valve changed and WOW.

    Took the car to a dead end road and with launch control managed 5.8s to 60 MPH with a damp road.

    Well chuffed with the outcome and if anyone is thinking about it all I can say is do it.
    Helpfulness:
    5/5,
    Quality of Service:
    5/5,
    Speed:
    5/5,
    Value for Money:
    5/5,
    Expertise:
    5/5,
      Sandra likes this.
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