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EQT E-Tuning Q&A

dood.

Ready to race!
Location
Seattle
General question for anyone with experience -- If I ordered my AP and OTS tune from EQT at the same time (woohoo boost season sale!), do I need to load the tune on the AP once it arrives/will they email me an OTS file? Or should the file be pre-loaded on the AP? How can/should I tell the difference? Hoping to flash tonight, assuming I have the tune file, as my AP is slated for delivery today.
The OTS ECU tune should come preloaded on your Accessport. I see you're 6MT so that's all you need. I'm DSG and that file comes later after you send them your TCU ID which you need to lookup with the Accessport installed.

I ordered my AP and OTS tunes on 11/1 and just flashed my car 11/7.
 

RunRbt

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
Nothern VA
Car(s)
MK7 GTI Manual
So, giant derp here, guilty as charged. Probably dumb questions, but here goes. If I go with a Stage 2 93oct tune, would it be acceptable/safe to drop in like a gallon of Ethanol when I fill up? I have a JB1 right now, and it seems to run smoother for some reason when I mix in a gallon of E with the 93. No idea why, maybe the 93 is poop? Also, Stage 2 E30 tune on stock hpfp a no-no?
 

anotero

Autocross Champion
Location
Hither and thither
Car(s)
Mk7 GTI
So, giant derp here, guilty as charged. Probably dumb questions, but here goes. If I go with a Stage 2 93oct tune, would it be acceptable/safe to drop in like a gallon of Ethanol when I fill up? I have a JB1 right now, and it seems to run smoother for some reason when I mix in a gallon of E with the 93. No idea why, maybe the 93 is poop? Also, Stage 2 E30 tune on stock hpfp a no-no?
A gallon or two of e85 will do you no harm.
 

BadHombre760

Autocross Champion
Location
Vegas
Car(s)
Slow FWD VW Hatch
So, giant derp here, guilty as charged. Probably dumb questions, but here goes. If I go with a Stage 2 93oct tune, would it be acceptable/safe to drop in like a gallon of Ethanol when I fill up? I have a JB1 right now, and it seems to run smoother for some reason when I mix in a gallon of E with the 93. No idea why, maybe the 93 is poop? Also, Stage 2 E30 tune on stock hpfp a no-no?
i mix a couple of gallons of ethanol with 91 all the time, especially during the summer. an e30 tune is fine on stock hpfp but personally i'm waiting until i get an ethanol sensor
 

krs

Drag Racing Champion
Location
Idaho
Car(s)
MKVIIS R
So, giant derp here, guilty as charged. Probably dumb questions, but here goes. If I go with a Stage 2 93oct tune, would it be acceptable/safe to drop in like a gallon of Ethanol when I fill up? I have a JB1 right now, and it seems to run smoother for some reason when I mix in a gallon of E with the 93. No idea why, maybe the 93 is poop? Also, Stage 2 E30 tune on stock hpfp a no-no?

E30 tune can be done on stock pump, but you will need a ethanol sensor to know what your content is at.
 

Maiden69

Go Kart Champion
Location
Texas
Car(s)
2020 GTI
I ordered the DSG tune last week after running COBB aggressive tune for a while and it is a night and day difference. I can, for the first time since I bought the car, drive in "D" mode. I love how pedal input actually makes the DSG shift. Only thing I would change would be a little quicker downshifts, at times RPMs reach almost 1100 before it downshifts, but I guess that makes it feel smoother for daily driving. Driving it in sport shifts are great, almost at the same point I use to shift a manual. And shifting is quicker and harder than COBB! I feel the car is quicker, I don't recall TC light coming on with COBB aggressive in 2nd and 3rd gear. I think weather may have something to do, but I'm in Texas, and most of my driving is still between 60-75 F. Also, this is with Yokohama Advan V601's.

Question, on the stage tuning, does TC stays on all the time once enabled? With COBB I have to turn the TC on "2" all the time. I thought once you set it to 2 it was supposed to stay there? I already changed the TC with OBDEleven to TC on, Sport, TC Off.
 

Wastegate13

Autocross Newbie
Location
SoFla
I ordered the DSG tune last week after running COBB aggressive tune for a while and it is a night and day difference. I can, for the first time since I bought the car, drive in "D" mode. I love how pedal input actually makes the DSG shift. Only thing I would change would be a little quicker downshifts, at times RPMs reach almost 1100 before it downshifts, but I guess that makes it feel smoother for daily driving. Driving it in sport shifts are great, almost at the same point I use to shift a manual. And shifting is quicker and harder than COBB! I feel the car is quicker, I don't recall TC light coming on with COBB aggressive in 2nd and 3rd gear. I think weather may have something to do, but I'm in Texas, and most of my driving is still between 60-75 F. Also, this is with Yokohama Advan V601's.

Question, on the stage tuning, does TC stays on all the time once enabled? With COBB I have to turn the TC on "2" all the time. I thought once you set it to 2 it was supposed to stay there? I already changed the TC with OBDEleven to TC on, Sport, TC Off.
I think I remember in the Cobb notes saying that Cobb tc reverts to a certain number every time you cycle the ignition.
 

BadHombre760

Autocross Champion
Location
Vegas
Car(s)
Slow FWD VW Hatch
Thanks, that's what I wanted to know. I haven't tried 3, but with the lack of grip on lower gears anything is better than full off, and OEM TC kicks in too abruptly.
in your other post when you say "TC off" do you mean "ASR off" or "ESC off"? bc you want ESC off
 
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