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I had the APR 91 octane Chip flashed today.
It's awesome!!!

-- despite APR not having the program listed on their website, they do have software available for the ESO 2.0T.

http://www.goapr.com Call them and ask for a retailer near you.

Cheers!
/Cody
 

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What's involved.

Simply taking it to a retailer, they plug their vag-com into the car, and upload new software.



How much and what is involved with installation?
 

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The program is probably around $499. It raises the boost pressure for sure but is not detectable by the dealer so there are no warranty issues. APR and GIAC are very reputable chip tuners. I wouldn't shy away from getting one if you like the extra performance.
 

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yeah but extra performance .. does that mean less engine life? Although I do hear that the 2.0 can be jacked up to like 270HP, so perhaps 240+ is within certain tolerances....
 

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hmm:rolleyes: I'm wondering if thay make one for my VR6 and what HP it would made?
 

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Hows the 2.0T going with the APR remap ?
 

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I've got over 2000 miles with the APR Stage 1, 93 octane tune and love it. I never turn it off and haven't had any problems. It's very driveable.
 

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Three questions - I am considering performance upgrades to my Eos too!

Have you had any problems with the VW Boost Diverter valve? - have heard accounts that the stock VW DV does not stand up to the higher boost pressure of a chipped engine. Or is just Forge trying to scare people into buying their $250 DV upgrade?

Did you do anything to the air intake system like the Carbonio ram air, replacing factory air filter with K&N, or VF Engineering or other Cold Air intake to go along with the APR chip?

Thanks!
 

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I had my EOS tuned for the APR-93 Octane and absolutely love it. The performance increase is VERY noticeable with peak horsepower at 252 Hp, and torque at 303 Lb-Ft! Also, since the engine is tuned to run much more efficiently, my gas mileage has actually gone up by nearly 5 mpg (assuming I am not pushing the vehicle)! If there is a downside, it is in the "off-the-line" performance. The power boost turns the tires over very easily and if you are really pushing the vehicle from the line you must turn off traction control. Otherwise the car lunges as traction control attempts to take over with alternate braking of each wheel. I had the dual programs installed such that, through the use of the cruise buttons, I can toggle between stock program and performance program. This option is important if 93-octane is not available or if taking the car to the dealer for service. With the car toggled to stock program, APR is undetectable by technicians.

Also, with the exception of additional power, there is absolutely no difference in ride quality, engine idling, and engine smoothness between stock and performance programs.

Since I was already using 93-octane, I estimate that the gas savings will pay for the APR tuning in less than 2-years. That's assuming I don't push the car more than I would have...yeah, right!!!
 

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You can chip the V6 but the gain is nothing like chipping the 2.0. Having the turbo is most of the reason. And there has been more work done with the 2.0
 

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