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Sportback Mrc vs dtuk stage 1 PFL

S3_Sanni Aug 31, 2018

  1. S3_Sanni

    S3_Sanni Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Keep reading online mrc stage 1 gives a good amount of bhp and torque, but has anyone ever tested one against a dtuk?

    Would be interesting.....


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  3. Marshy

    Marshy Settled in Team Sepang Audi RS3

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    At a guess I’d say it’d be like comparing
    a RS3 against a 2.0 tdi
     
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  4. penetrator

    penetrator Well-Known Member

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    Well..

    I trialled some of the new files from DTUK on the Facelift RS3 before the box went on sale and in all honesty I can say that it was actually quite impressive and gave a big step in Performance and it enabled me to take a few scalps of some serious cars.
    Now compared to the Revo Stage1 it is not in the same league in all aspects but you should expect that from an actual remap.
    Not taking anything away from DTUK as it was and is a very good option for plug n play over full remap.
     
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  5. S3_Sanni

    S3_Sanni Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Did you do any timings, dyno runs?


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    penetrator Well-Known Member

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    0-60 did 3.2/3.3 all day, Dyno I’m sure was around 453bhp but can’t remember the torque.

    It is quick TBF. You considering one?
     
  7. S3_Sanni

    S3_Sanni Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Yeah, ive got a pfl, but all these online posts put me off it lol. Only bad thing is mrc is like 3/4 hours away from me and it would be a pain going back and forth.


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  8. D0C

    D0C Well-Known Member Team Nardo Team Panther Audi RS3 TTRS

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    I tried a DTUK box on my old PFL after using one on my previous car to that (Golf R) where it worked really well.

    Unfortunately it didn't work so well on the RS3. It was screwing around with the boost gauge and I honestly couldn't tell any difference in performance with it making the car more jerky to drive. I removed it after a week.

    I then went to MRC and it was night and day, feeling like I had twice the power...Actual increase on the dyno in power and torque at 4000rpm was something like +100hp/180nm of torque!

    If you're happy with risks to warranty then I would highly recommend getting it done.
     
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  9. S3_Sanni

    S3_Sanni Active Member VCDS Map User

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    All these mrc reviews are really tempting me lol.

    Is there anyone near Leeds running mrc stage 1? Id be happy to pop over if you could take me for a drive in your car so i could make my mind up


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  10. D0C

    D0C Well-Known Member Team Nardo Team Panther Audi RS3 TTRS

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    Trust me, the drive will make your mind up. It is that much of a difference.
     
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  11. S3_Sanni

    S3_Sanni Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Are mrc able to remove flash counters so it doesnt affect warranty?


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  13. T-800

    T-800 Well-Known Member Team Glacier TFSI Owners Group VCDS Map User Audi RS3 quattro Sportback S tronic MQB Platform

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    Any remap will affect warranty.

    You’d be a fool to believe any different even if the people doing it tell you it’s undetectable.
     
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  14. Marshy

    Marshy Settled in Team Sepang Audi RS3

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    Sanni your car is a pfl so out of warranty soon enough.
    The decision you need to make is remap and don’t extend the warranty or extend the warranty and run the risk of them detecting your dtuk box!
    When I look at it like that I think it’s an easy decision
     
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    S3_Sanni Active Member VCDS Map User

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    I am going more towards a property remap (mrc or apr), but would still like to compare or see actual comparisons

    I remember going from revo 2+ to apr 2+ in my s3, what a difference that was!


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  16. Marshy

    Marshy Settled in Team Sepang Audi RS3

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    When I had my R I had the jb1 box on it which is light years ahead of the dtuk box.
    Then I had it mapped by Apr, the difference was very noticeable and so much smoother.
     
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  17. jaysrs4

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    I’m in Leeds mate. It’s an FL though and I’m running a Stage1 Custom Code. James is only an hour away and I’ve got comparable graphs with MRC.
     
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  18. S3_Sanni

    S3_Sanni Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Would love to see the stage 1 fl but then id make myself want to go all the way up to 2+ in mine! Lol


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  19. D0C

    D0C Well-Known Member Team Nardo Team Panther Audi RS3 TTRS

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    What were your thoughts Revo vs APR?
     
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    S3_Sanni Active Member VCDS Map User

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    When i had an s3, revo stage 2+ plus to apr 2+ was like going from stock to stage 1.. Apr map was a total transformation.


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  21. RedS3Reilly

    RedS3Reilly Well-Known Member Bronze Supporter

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    There is a place in Leeds that you can get an mrc map put on :)
     
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    https://m.facebook.com/CM-Tuning-593446557517692/
     
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    S3_Sanni Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Yes mate seen this, currently speaking to him


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  24. Rayner_1704

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    No but I am in Leeds and running a unicorn stage 1
     
  25. S3_Sanni

    S3_Sanni Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Pm’d you


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  26. Nickyc

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    Power and torque wise, Stage 1 mapping on A PFL compared to an FL is very diffetent no ? I thought stage 1 on pfl takes you to just over 400bhp yet the fl takes it to 500bhp. I might be wrong.
     
  27. D0C

    D0C Well-Known Member Team Nardo Team Panther Audi RS3 TTRS

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    My stage 1 PFL was 433ps. Stage 1 FL seem to be 460-480ps.
     
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    Fl is a completely different engine and turbo and will do around 480 my pf stage one with secondary decat did 411bhp 450 ft/lbs
     
  29. D0C

    D0C Well-Known Member Team Nardo Team Panther Audi RS3 TTRS

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    411bhp sounds a bit shy of what it should do. Of course, a FL is more powerful and should map higher power accordingly. However, having had both engines stock and mapped, I would say there is next to no difference on the **** dyno. If anything, my PFL RS3 felt more violent and exciting. I could easily see myself going back to a PFL at some point in the future.
     
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  30. Rayner_1704

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    I suppose it all depends where it’s mapped mine was done at unicorn which as a rule is a low reading dyno/ accurate depending I will get it on another dyno to compare. He did say he’d had a few cars from mrc run on his dyno and they always run lower figures then what others say. Swings and roundabouts
     
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    terminator x Well-Known Member Team Nardo Team V6 Audi RS4

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    Future classic. Find one with low miles and keep it!

    TX.

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