Hey mate,At last got round to fitting my box....its been a long time coming but these last few nights the weather has been wet and wild up in Sunny Glasgow!
Anyway took about 10 mins to understand the instructions and another 10 to fit. I used a few cable to keep everything neat and in place so as cakes not able to freely move to a hot part of the engine. I will be keeping a pair of snips in glove box for simple removal if needed.
So I've now got 1,050 miles on the clock with a good 50 pushing her to her limits in stock. I would say generally she feels quick - because they simply are fast hatches - and probably slightly up on 8P mk1 although I'm now biased of course. I would say though that my mk1 MTM Stage 1 felt quicker and faster in mid range boost although difficult to compare in your head....
Anyway did a few stock laps in mk 2 before setting up DTUK box. Then similar lap route in 'mapped' mode. Stuck with recommended map and haven't touched any settings. For those considering this warranty safe option then the gains are very noticeable. Every gear feels just that little bit quicker all round but collectively transforms the car to feel what I image going from an RS4 to RS6 must feel like. Now seriously quick indeed and the mid range for me what the biggest gain - particularly in 3rd which takes you in excess of 80 and more than enough for our roads.
Makes the car feel much more confident and closer to some of the serious big boys!
Overall delighted and only tested for 15 mins with no launches at all yet, so lots more smiles to come and I will be sure to add my comments further but thought worth sharing my initial reactions so far.
Need to get her on the rollers sometime soon...anyone recommend anyone good in Glasgow area?
and have you read of anyone thats used any kind of tuning box thats had a warranty claim rejected?It amazes me how anyone can guarantee these are untraceable!!
If you blow an engine or turbo or gearbox the parameters are still able to be read from the cars memory.
Max requested torque etc are unable to be wiped so I wouldn't assume your automatically covered under warranty.
If your wanting an honest answer then yes!and have you read of anyone thats used any kind of tuning box thats had a warranty claim rejected?
I'm aware of several S3's and Golf R's that have suffered turbo failure that have been using tuning boxes from ourselves and other companies and they've not had any issues.. But i welcome any info to suggest otherwise
Stupid value for the money . Very noticeable in daily use. I'm on map 2 and haven't fiddled with it.10 minutes to fit.Hi, Would any of you guys with the Dtuk tuning box let us know of your experience with the box?
Some of you would have had it for quite a while... how is it working or not working for you?
For those who have been using the DTUK tuning box, or indeed any others, can I ask how they have been performing?
I had one on my Golf R for nearly 20,000 miles with no issues other than slight jerkiness when changing gear at 50% throttle inputs, and was reasonably impressed with the performance of it.
Aoon's is very impressive although I don't have the time, contacts or resources to go to that level!All opinions of course, but I have been using the DTUK box now for over a year and no probs. I've had to remove a few times when putting her into stealers and without box on the car felt slower across all gears. When I put back on I would say the mid range uptake is where I notice the most - 3rd gear is just superb when in dynamic!
My previous RS3 had the MTM stage 1 and whilst I didn't have any problems, for the 8V I thought the cost and the risk to warranty too was a bit high.
Each to their own though.
If you want real power, check out Aoon's thread
There's no official enhancement! It's not slow. Just human nature, we always want more!****** hell - I wish I hadn't read this now.
Getting car on Saturday and now worried it is slow!
I assume there isn't an actual Audi approved performance enhancement - at any price?
Yeah.. always get used to the speed of cars.. maybe best to enjoy it stock for a bit.There's no official enhancement! It's not slow. Just human nature, we always want more!
Yeah when I get mine I plan on first getting used to the bone stock car and appreciate it for a few months then get the box upgrade.Yeah.. always get used to the speed of cars.. maybe best to enjoy it stock for a bit.
Speed wise - The only thing i ever owned that I never got used to was a Ducati Panigale motorcycle....
These cars are seriously quick as standard - I mean anything circa 4s was a super car 10-15 years ago!
My mk1 RS3 had MTM stage 1 and even although the mk2 on paper was quicker, after 1k mikes I needed to try the DTUK box.
11k miles on, I'm glad I did and have never looked back - 3rd gear mid range is sooo different from stock.
....must be circa 3.5s now which is in the top 3% of cars on the road.