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Old March 4th, 2018, 10:30   #16
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Both use the same alientech powergate 3 devices and are potentially detectable by the dealer. If your warranty is of the utmost importance it would be best to leave the vehicle stock.

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Old March 8th, 2018, 13:01   #17
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Originally Posted by Beeej259 View Post
Picked up a 2015 Q5 TDI that’s been fixed by the dealer a month ago. Still under warranty. I haven’t been able to find a clear answer on how a Malone or JR tune would impact the warranty if something were to happen. Are these tunes completely reversible if I needed to bring the car in for service? I thought I read the ECU tracks each flash?
Audi has always been tough on voiding warranties with tuning, if you are concerned about the warranty, I would avoid it unless you are local to us. We're able to make it undetectable but that requires bench flashing.

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Nobody can tune Aisin TCM's, the security has proven to be much better than a German ECM/TCM and they remain uncracked.. many manufacturers use it, if nobody's broken it by now I would not expect it to ever change.
JR Auto Performance will be offering 3.0L transmission tuning in a few weeks, I have customers coming in to our shop with a 2014 Touareg and a 2015 Q7.
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Old March 8th, 2018, 15:10   #18
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JR Auto Performance will be offering 3.0L transmission tuning in a few weeks, I have customers coming in to our shop with a 2014 Touareg and a 2015 Q7.
Very interesting development for those unhappy with the new shift points. Please let us know what the price for this service is expected to be.
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Old June 1st, 2018, 19:19   #19
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Still looking for an intake any ideas?
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Old June 2nd, 2018, 14:07   #20
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Still looking for an intake any ideas?
If the factory setup is similar to the Q5 TDI then there is really not much to improve upon. I installed an AFE Dryflow filter that is supposed to have a bit more flow capacity than the stock filter but can't say if it really increased power much.
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