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Accessport question/ thought

anotero

Drag Racing Champion
Location
SoCal
1. How often does EQT offer sales like this?
2. The access port has to be constantly plugged into the OBD port?
 

swcrow

Autocross Newbie
Location
Virginia
1. How often does EQT offer sales like this?
2. The access port has to be constantly plugged into the OBD port?
I'll have to let EQT explain their standard sales, as I don't know them.
No, once you load your tune, you can put the AP in the glove box. Unless you want to use it as gauge reader or change your traction control all the time.
 

anotero

Drag Racing Champion
Location
SoCal
I'll have to let EQT explain their standard sales, as I don't know them.
No, once you load your tune, you can put the AP in the glove box. Unless you want to use it as gauge reader or change your traction control all the time.
Sounds good, thanks.
Do you think it's worth getting their base stage 2 tune and ditch Unitronic stage 2 i have right now? I doubt I'll do a pro tune, so just the base tune for me.
 

Wastegate13

Drag Race Newbie
Location
SoFla
Sounds good, thanks.
Do you think it's worth getting their base stage 2 tune and ditch Unitronic stage 2 i have right now? I doubt I'll do a pro tune, so just the base tune for me.
I would say unless you are planning on adding significantly more hardware which needs to be tuned for then stay with unitronic. You can’t get that money back and there’s not much difference between any of the ots tunes between companies. I went Cobb straight away because I knew one day I would upgrade the turbo and wanted to be ready for it.
 

anotero

Drag Racing Champion
Location
SoCal
I would say unless you are planning on adding significantly more hardware which needs to be tuned for then stay with unitronic. You can’t get that money back and there’s not much difference between any of the ots tunes between companies. I went Cobb straight away because I knew one day I would upgrade the turbo and wanted to be ready for it.
I run an aftermarket IC, turbo inlet elbow, modified stock air intake, high flow panel filter. Does that change your assessment, or would Unitronic still be the way to go?
 

jimlloyd40

Autocross Champion
Location
Phoenix
Ride
2018 SE DSG
I run an aftermarket IC, turbo inlet elbow, modified stock air intake, high flow panel filter. Does that change your assessment, or would Unitronic still be the way to go?
I don't have any experience with Unitronic but I would still go Cobb/EQT for two reasons. From everything I've read EQT has become the best tuner and it future proofs you if you add more bolt on power items like a DP because it's inexpensive to upgrade the EQT tune to work with the new mods.
 

jimlloyd40

Autocross Champion
Location
Phoenix
Ride
2018 SE DSG
Got mine 1 day ago. EQT OTS stage 1 and dsg tune. Just got the DSG file last night so I have not loaded that yet. Just running the cobb dsg sport tune until I get to it tonight. Coming from a JB4, the difference is well worth it. Power is greater yes, but it is the power delivery and drivability that really sets it apart. A more linear power curve makes it feel much smoother, and the power is always there with the dsg tune. With the JB4 it could feel somewhat abrupt at times. Looking forward to flashing the EQT dsg file this evening. I did get the burbles in Sport mode which I was a bit worried might be too obnoxious, but they sound cool to me and also I am not in Sport mode too often.
On the Traction Control question- they stated that yes it must be reset/adjusted via the AP every time you restart the car. They are hoping Cobb figures out how to keep it from reverting back each time. Despite this I highly recommend this Tuning package!
Nice review.
 

ChronicSPD

Ready to race!
Location
Imperial MO
Here's my review of the EQT base maps
 

Cptnjosh

Ready to race!
Location
Kentuckiana
Ride
2017 Sport
Got the EQT DSG file flashed to the car. Excellent! I will be less likely to switch to manual now as the tune in Drive is near perfect! Sport is rowdy for sure, and the burbles sound awesome. Had my 9 year old boy in the car when I demonstrated this for him, and he exclaimed " you can turn your car into an actual sportscar now." I guess he was not that impressed before.
 

jimlloyd40

Autocross Champion
Location
Phoenix
Ride
2018 SE DSG
Got the EQT DSG file flashed to the car. Excellent! I will be less likely to switch to manual now as the tune in Drive is near perfect! Sport is rowdy for sure, and the burbles sound awesome. Had my 9 year old boy in the car when I demonstrated this for him, and he exclaimed " you can turn your car into an actual sportscar now." I guess he was not that impressed before.
Smart kid. Have you thought about letting him drive? ?
 

swcrow

Autocross Newbie
Location
Virginia
There's no way my son, who will be 12 in June, will be getting my car. One, it scares the shit out of him when I floor it a little, and two, way too much power for his first car.
I'm taking my 14 yr old out in mine to start learning how to drive today....wide empty roads, man . . . . Wide empty roads
 

JerseyDrew77

Autocross Newbie
Location
Virginia & NC
I'm taking my 14 yr old out in mine to start learning how to drive today....wide empty roads, man . . . . Wide empty roads
Yep, barely any traffic especially at night. I've been pinging Ed to get me my first revision because this is the perfect time to go out and do some data logging.
 

jimlloyd40

Autocross Champion
Location
Phoenix
Ride
2018 SE DSG
There's no way my son, who will be 12 in June, will be getting my car. One, it scares the shit out of him when I floor it a little, and two, way too much power for his first car.
My dad did the same to me at that age and my first car ended up being a 1966 Plymouth Fury hemi. So you might be scaring him but you're feeding the passion later on. That was a good thing for me.
 
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