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The Unofficial New England Introduce yourself Thread!

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater

Ready to race!
Location
Rhode Island
How's the Unitronic treating you? Im waiting for them to unlock the 2016s


I'm about 6500 miles on the tune and I couldn't be happier with it. The linear throttle response and top and grunt make the car drive just about perfectly for daily driving. The turbo spool is very linear with the throttle as well, so it doesn't sneak up on me and break the tires loose like stock did from time to time.

For anyone in a CARB state, stage 1+ will fail readiness the same as stage 2, so you need to flash back to stock for inspections. Fortunately the Uniconnect I picked up with the tune made this very easy. The ECU flash takes about 5-10 minutes and the TCU take maybe 2 minutes.

Fair warning, you'll never want to go back to stock once you've gotten used to 310 crank horsepower. I flashed down for my inspection today and was miserable. Just fixed that problem!
 

thebc2

New member
Hey guys, I'm down in Canton and would definitely be interested in a dyno day. I have a 2016 Golf R, have only done a few mods so far. JB1, downgrade to 18" wheels (let me know if you're looking for some mint Golf R 19s), euro golf r tails, some vcds tweaks as well as a tint and clear bra.



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tonipepperoni77

Go Kart Champion
Location
Mass
I'm about 6500 miles on the tune and I couldn't be happier with it. The linear throttle response and top and grunt make the car drive just about perfectly for daily driving. The turbo spool is very linear with the throttle as well, so it doesn't sneak up on me and break the tires loose like stock did from time to time.

For anyone in a CARB state, stage 1+ will fail readiness the same as stage 2, so you need to flash back to stock for inspections. Fortunately the Uniconnect I picked up with the tune made this very easy. The ECU flash takes about 5-10 minutes and the TCU take maybe 2 minutes.

Fair warning, you'll never want to go back to stock once you've gotten used to 310 crank horsepower. I flashed down for my inspection today and was miserable. Just fixed that problem!


I'm assuming you flashed back to stock for inspection cause of CEL errors? From I'm assuming a Downpipe ? Or is there another reason you did just for an inspection ?
 

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater

Ready to race!
Location
Rhode Island
I'm assuming you flashed back to stock for inspection cause of CEL errors? From I'm assuming a Downpipe ? Or is there another reason you did just for an inspection ?


No downpipe, stage 1+ only. No CEL, but that's because the flash turned my emission testing off or something.

Like stage 2, it was forcing a "not ready" state in the cat check, O2 check, and a third one I think EGR check.
 

Snoball

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
Boston Metro



Hey! My name is Bryon; typically roll deep with my wife, son, and two dogs though. We have a 2015 4dr GTI w/LP, Roof Rack and Body Carrier, APR Intake, APR Stage 1 (since 12k), and Off-Set Front Plate.

I'm down in the South Shore area and work from home so my car only makes it out of the area on weekends most of the time. We do like to do car shows though and can't wait for Waterfest and H20i. We hit up South Shore Dr last week and that was interesting to see all the WRX's and very little VW love.

Would like to get to know some local VW folks, maybe have some people to do local trivia with or just roll deep to go see the new X-Men movie. Also have a decent camera to shoot with, but I'm horrible at editing.

Upcoming mods: TCU Tune, VWR Springs, some Vinyl wrapping, black badges, still looking for the right exhaust as well. I don't get to hear them in action, just youtube clips and that isn't enough for me.
 
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RubiksQu

Ready to race!
Location
Boston,MA


Hi everyone. My name is Q. I'm from downtown Boston. Currently work in Medford, I sometimes a red GTI with a Thule box, a silver with tinted taillights and a black S two doors passed by my work place. I drive a 16 GTI SE DSG stock with O.Z. wheels. Recently installed LED taillights, now waiting for my AWE Track CBE to arrive. I would love to meet every local VW owners someday. I like going to car shows. I went to New England Dragway this passed Sunday but I didn't get to meet any MK7 owners. I'm free on most weekdays night. Let me know if you guys want to meet up:)

Side issue steering noise: waiting for CV Boot parts to arrive at Boston Volkswagen.

Hi there!
 
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Whispaz

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
Boston
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Hi everyone. My name is Q. I'm from downtown Boston. Currently work in Medford, I sometimes a red GTI with a Thule box, a silver with tinted taillights and a black S two doors passed by my work place. I drive a 16 GTI SE DSG stock with O.Z. wheels. Recently installed LED taillights, now waiting for my AWE Track CBE to arrive. I would love to meet every local VW owners someday. I like going to car shows. I went to New England Dragway this passed Sunday but I didn't get to meet any MK7 owners. I'm free on most weekdays night. Let me know if you guys want to meet up:)

Side issue steering noise: waiting for CV Boot parts to arrive at Boston Volkswagen.

Hi there!
Red GTI is me. From Malden so I drive by and through Medford pretty often.

Come to the weekly meet tonight at the Qdoba in Woburn. I think it starts at 7pm but most people get there around/after 8pm. If you wanna meet up beforehand and drive up together let me know. I'm planning on leaving around 8pm

I've also been thinking of getting the AWE exhaust but wanted to hear it first. Just haven't been able to find anyone with it yet.
 

Snoball

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
Boston Metro
There is a small meet at UNO pizza at South shore plaza on Wednesday nights now that it is nice again.

I ordered my badges, euro switch, and badgeskins last night.

Looks like I'm waiting until wateefest for my tcu tune and flash to 93 vs the 91 octane I'm running now.

Might do springs and folding mirrors between now and then unless someone is up for some vinyl wrapping!!! Hint hint. Haha
 

Whispaz

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
Boston
There is a small meet at UNO pizza at South shore plaza on Wednesday nights now that it is nice again.

I ordered my badges, euro switch, and badgeskins last night.

Looks like I'm waiting until wateefest for my tcu tune and flash to 93 vs the 91 octane I'm running now.

Might do springs and folding mirrors between now and then unless someone is up for some vinyl wrapping!!! Hint hint. Haha
I'm down.
 

Whispaz

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
Boston
Vynil wrapping? I'm up for it :). What is the cost of it?
Without a sunroof you'd need a 5'x7' sheet. 3M vinyl sheet on Amazon cost me $80.
With a sunroof you'd only need about half that size.

I have enough leftover of the knifeless finish line so no need to buy more. Just the vinyl.
 

Qwerty978

Ready to race!
Location
Lowell, MA
Without a sunroof you'd need a 5'x7' sheet. 3M vinyl sheet on Amazon cost me $80.
With a sunroof you'd only need about half that size.

I have enough leftover of the knifeless finish line so no need to buy more. Just the vinyl.
Sounds great!

Youve already done yours? Any pictures?
 

Snoball

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
Boston Metro
I have the sun roof so I was looking to finish off the top. If someone else has a sunroof as well and wants to go in for the other half of the vinyl sheet i'm down. If not, I'll just look for a smaller sheet. I know you attempted your mirrors so I'd be down to try if I have any left over material. Makes me wish I would have done it before I left PHX, a shop down there was going to do my roof, mirrors, and partial hood for 400.
 

Whispaz

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
Boston
I have the sun roof so I was looking to finish off the top. If someone else has a sunroof as well and wants to go in for the other half of the vinyl sheet i'm down. If not, I'll just look for a smaller sheet. I know you attempted your mirrors so I'd be down to try if I have any left over material. Makes me wish I would have done it before I left PHX, a shop down there was going to do my roof, mirrors, and partial hood for 400.
I still have enough left over to try at least 5 more times. I tried doing the mirrors on my own with the caps off the car so it was much more difficult. If I had someone to hold while I stretched it may not have come out too bad. I might give it another go this weekend
 
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