GOLFMK7
GOLFMK6
GOLFMKV
FORUM OPTIONS
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   GOLFMK7 - VW GTI MKVII Forum / VW Golf R Forum / VW Golf MKVII Forum > Technical Topics > GTI Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-23-2018, 02:34 PM   #1
jcarl126
Senior Member
 
Drives: '17 GTI SE DSG
Location: Wilm, NC
Join Date: Dec 2017
Posts: 117
Custom DSG TCU Tune, Reflect Tuning

Hey guys,

Just wanted to share my thoughts on a recent TCU tune from Ian at Reflect Tuning...

Firstly, he's extremely knowledgeable and easy to work with. After figuring out the time zone change things, since hes normally EU (+6 hrs from my EST) we had a good rhythm of questions and responses going haha. I payed for the tune and a deposit on the tuning tool, i hooked up my laptop to the tool and my OBD port, turned my cell phone on hotspot mode and connected to the hotspot. One program was downloaded to allow control of my hardware, and we were in! I had him firm up the clutch pressure, increase shift speed, adjust the D and S shift points, set the Launch control at 3800 rpm and numerous other things. Drove it around for a day and noticed a slight trans slip in 4th really getting on it. Shot Ian an email back, asked to have launch control set to 3500rpm, MORE clutch pressure and up my Drive mode shift rpms by 200.

He took maybe 30 minutes to respond, said he had changed the file and he was available that night to update me! Hooked back up, 15 minutes later, I was packing everything up again. It was SO simple to do from home (i used my shop so i could hook the battery to a charger, just in case) or even on the road somewhere. Cant give him enough props and its was great to have him adjust minor tweaks i wanted - his communication, turn around AND pricing cannot be beaten.

Dont take this as an advertisement, i paid full price for everything. Just wanted DSG folks to know there are more options out there, especially for guys running Cobb APs where typical DSG tunes state "most likely only compatible with OUR ECU flashes" or so on.
__________________
JC
IS38, Resto IC, Stratified Tune, Malone DSG Tune, CTS Catted DP, MagnaFlow CB
RS7 Plugs, CTS TIP/Turbo Blankey/TMD, AFe DryFlow, ECS Turbo Inlet Tube
Revo Dogbone Insert, Seat Swap
jcarl126 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2018, 02:41 PM   #2
DZZLPWR
Junior Member
 

Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 20
Nice


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
DZZLPWR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2018, 04:51 PM   #3
GTI_Joe
Junior Member
 
Drives: 2017 VW GTI SE DSG
Location: Portland, OR
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 21
Thanks for the info on this! So did your slight clutch slip go away? Were you able to specify minimum upshift points as well as min rpm downshift points when on decel? How's the smoothness of shifting around town (especially slow speed 1st and 2nd gear stuff)?
GTI_Joe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2018, 06:27 PM   #4
jcarl126
Senior Member
 
Drives: '17 GTI SE DSG
Location: Wilm, NC
Join Date: Dec 2017
Posts: 117
Quote:
Originally Posted by GTI_Joe View Post
Thanks for the info on this! So did your slight clutch slip go away? Were you able to specify minimum upshift points as well as min rpm downshift points when on decel? How's the smoothness of shifting around town (especially slow speed 1st and 2nd gear stuff)?
Slip is gone, holding power seems to be great!! Yes, the bump in shift rpm was exactly how i wanted it. Shifting is VERY quick and it snaps into gear, which is precisely how i like it. Minimal lag from a stop till engagement. He can adjust pretty much whatever youd like, from my understanding. give him a shout at Ian@reflecttuning.com - very nice dude. Tomorrow will be a dry day, ill give it a 3th to 4th full throttle try out and report back, but so far - excellent!
__________________
JC
IS38, Resto IC, Stratified Tune, Malone DSG Tune, CTS Catted DP, MagnaFlow CB
RS7 Plugs, CTS TIP/Turbo Blankey/TMD, AFe DryFlow, ECS Turbo Inlet Tube
Revo Dogbone Insert, Seat Swap
jcarl126 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2018, 10:36 AM   #5
k0mpresd
Junior Member
 
Drives: audi q3
Location: ams
Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 1
thank you for the kind words.
k0mpresd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2018, 01:37 PM   #6
jcarl126
Senior Member
 
Drives: '17 GTI SE DSG
Location: Wilm, NC
Join Date: Dec 2017
Posts: 117
Quote:
Originally Posted by k0mpresd View Post
thank you for the kind words.
Thank you for the continued help!

Seems my Ecu flash hadnít been requesting the right DSG torque values, allowing for a slow clamp from 3rd to 4th. New ECU flash was loaded and logged last night, sending the logs in today to both tuners to make sure that was the absolute issue. Also have a local shop hooking up vcds and doing s log, as well as checking Dsg fill
__________________
JC
IS38, Resto IC, Stratified Tune, Malone DSG Tune, CTS Catted DP, MagnaFlow CB
RS7 Plugs, CTS TIP/Turbo Blankey/TMD, AFe DryFlow, ECS Turbo Inlet Tube
Revo Dogbone Insert, Seat Swap
jcarl126 is offline   Reply With Quote

Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 07:19 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.