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Austin TX - tuner recommendations?

oryo

New member
Location
Austin, TX
Car(s)
Golf GTI mk7
Considering to get a DP + Stage2.
Contemplating between OTS or not, catless/highflow dp, all the regular things...
I'd like to know if anyone has a positive/negative experience with a tuner in my area (north austin), I've been approached by someone that is working with Eurodyne but I couldn't find any references.

Thanks!
 

MonkeyMD

Autocross Champion
Brink Motorsports

Mike, Michelle, and Mark are great to work with.
 

oryo

New member
Location
Austin, TX
Car(s)
Golf GTI mk7
Cobb, EQT stage 2 tune //thread
It's about $350 more expensive than what I've been offered for a Eurodyne tune, and I need to do the work myself.
I'm trying to figure out whether it's worth the extra price, as I'm not going to tune it further / utilize the gauges etc. I'd also prefer having a professional installing it rather than myself since I'm extremely short in time.

Any big pros towards EQT compared to the aforementioned (or other) custom tune? I'm slightly in favor of getting OTS since I'm assuming the QA on it is stronger.
 

aaronc7

Autocross Champion
Location
Clovis, NM
It doesn't get much easier or faster than Cobb/EQT. If you're worried about price, you can resale the cobb for something like 70% new value, vs eurodyne once you spend the credits its gone forever. "Do the work myself", is clicking a few buttons that you can all do from home-- much less time than having a shop do the work etc.

I have both Eurodyne and Cobb/EQT (and others).....

Easiest/quickest option is buy it all new as a bundle from EQT. If you're looking for a bargain you find a used AP that's already preloaded with EQT tunes--good as new.

Even if you don't use the gauges on the AP on a daily basis, it's a great tool to read/clear all modules on the car, datalog if you need to/issues come up. And you can perform a few maintenance functions on it. Easily the best all around package out there for these cars.
 

MonkeyMD

Autocross Champion
Called them, they said they're not doing Stage2 anymore due to regulations.
My bad. Should have read your post better. Yeah, that's an APR thing although they did have a non test pipe tune, but as mentioned, Cobb might be better option for stage 2
 

Grey Ghost

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
ATX
There’s several shops in Austin that can do the DP, I’d be surprised if Brink wouldn’t install a DP.
But going with an AP is going to be the best route. EQT is great and I recommend them often
 

oryo

New member
Location
Austin, TX
Car(s)
Golf GTI mk7
Bought AP with EQT2, both ECU and DSG.
Installed the downpipe at Mike's from BDTuning, couldn't be happier with the service, highly recommended.
 
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