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APR vs EQT

Delasangre4231

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
Oregon City, OR
Late to the thread, but any tuner who doesn't use an AP was immediately checked off my list when I was searching for a tune. I went EQT and also tried 5150. I bounce between the tunes depending on what I'm feeling that day.
Car to elaborate what the difference is? I have EQT stage 1 but never heard of 5150
 

Diggs24

Autocross Champion
Location
de plains! de plains!
Car(s)
2015 GTI
 

GTIfan99

Autocross Champion
Location
FL
Car to elaborate what the difference is? I have EQT stage 1 but never heard of 5150

They're just another good tuner.

Let me break it down.

A tuner starts putting out some good tunes, people start talking about how awesome the tunes are, tuner is overwhelmed with customers and custom tune requests, customer service slips, you see threads pop-up of how terrible the tuner is, then everyone moves on to another it tuner of the year. Rinse and repeat.

At the end of the day, their are several very reputable AP tuners out there, all got overwhelmed at some point, all have bounced back pretty well and offer good tunes.

Choosing which one is a matter of who offers a tune for the setup you have if looking OTS or who has availability for a custom tune. Being local is ideal for custom tunes, though remote works too.

I use EQT because their OTS stage tunes are solid and they make revisions available for $25. As long as you check your spam folder, you get your files quickly. No matter what I do, their emails with attachments always go to my spam.
 

Delasangre4231

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
Oregon City, OR
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They're just another good tuner.

Let me break it down.

A tuner starts putting out some good tunes, people start talking about how awesome the tunes are, tuner is overwhelmed with customers and custom tune requests, customer service slips, you see threads pop-up of how terrible the tuner is, then everyone moves on to another it tuner of the year. Rinse and repeat.

At the end of the day, their are several very reputable AP tuners out there, all got overwhelmed at some point, all have bounced back pretty well and offer good tunes.

Choosing which one is a matter of who offers a tune for the setup you have if looking OTS or who has availability for a custom tune. Being local is ideal for custom tunes, though remote works too.

I use EQT because their OTS stage tunes are solid and they make revisions available for $25. As long as you check your spam folder, you get your files quickly. No matter what I do, their emails with attachments always go to my spam.
Wasn't implying that I'm unhappy with EQT, it's an amazing tune. I was just wondering what's different about the other tune is all
 

GTIfan99

Autocross Champion
Location
FL
Wasn't implying that I'm unhappy with EQT, it's an amazing tune. I was just wondering what's different about the other tune is all

I get that, I was just answering you question.
 

sterkrazzy

Autocross Champion
Location
United States
Car(s)
2018 R
I saw something from 5150 that made it so obvious he was really sour about EQTs success. I can't seem to find it anymore, but it made me decide to avoid them for good.

Sneeky I could consider, but not 5150.
 

GTIfan99

Autocross Champion
Location
FL
I saw something from 5150 that made it so obvious he was really sour about EQTs success. I can't seem to find it anymore, but it made me decide to avoid them for good.

Sneeky I could consider, but not 5150.

EQT seems to have been able to bring in extra staff and do a pretty good job keeping up with demand. I think some of the other tuners didn't scale up as well and suffered a little, but I still think they all put out good tunes.
 

bradm2000

New member
Location
Jax Fl
Car(s)
2015 GTI
I don't think APR offers a warranty on stg 2.

Whether the dealer/VW cover a warranty claim on a tuned car is largely up to the dealer and what type of failure it was. Water pump? Most have been covered. Broken transmission, you're probably on your own. Crank walk on stock clutch, you might get lucky. Crank walk on aftermarket clutch, probably not.
I had to replace my motor due to getting gas in my gas tank and I received a warranty on the car for a year even though I have the stg 2 tube and they are aware but your probably right it’s probably just through the dealership since that apr dealer is at a VW dealership
 
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