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VW MKVI-A6 Golf family including Jetta SportWagen (~ 2010-2014) Discussions area for A6/MkVI (2010-2014) Golf and Golf Wagons (Jetta Sportwagon in the USA).

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Old February 8th, 2019, 14:06   #31
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Bought the Flashzilla. Have been in for service and never questioned. I also have a VAGCOM and have made numerous software changes.

For me, the warranty is great, but the power and economy was too hard to resist. I figure if they ever question the flash count, I blame it on another dealer and claim ignorance. They have the burden of proving that I was responsible for it, and that would be rather difficult to do. YMMV.
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Old February 8th, 2019, 17:40   #32
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Yeah I hear you on that. I had a similar thought in my head for a while. In the end, I considered how I was going to use the car and what my needs were. In the end, a DPF or HPFP replacement would be an expensive repair, and at those costs, VW may be more inclined to look twice at footing the bill if there was a different flash count. I wasn't so worried about the smaller things, like this EGT sensor. To me, the risk of that bill or hassle over having a tune a couple years earlier giving my use of the car as a daily commuter. Other's may balance that decision the other way, and that's totally fair.
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Old February 9th, 2019, 10:00   #33
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The onus should be on the dealer/manufacturer to demonstrate how any user modifications might have caused a part failure, or otherwise compromised a system. The simple fact that a change was made should not void the warranty.


.. then there is the real world!


If you find yourself in this situation, I should think tou would need to be prepared for a difficult conversation!
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Old February 9th, 2019, 16:32   #34
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I would recommend the Audison APK165's over the PC Focal's. Or, I have some really nice Hertz MPX165. 3's I could hook you up with either. The hertz are around $300 and sound very very good. The Audison are around $200 and have some nice budget friendly amps to go with them.
That's really good advice, thank you.

I'll get a hold of you when I come around to audio upgrades. Not working right now so money is tight.
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Old February 9th, 2019, 20:12   #35
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JS Performance in Abby.


Malone also shows a few others in and around Vancity but Jose and his crew @ JSP are amazing! I have driven down from the interior for work, they're that good.
Thanks! I'll look into them
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Old February 9th, 2019, 20:13   #36
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Bought the Flashzilla. Have been in for service and never questioned. I also have a VAGCOM and have made numerous software changes.

For me, the warranty is great, but the power and economy was too hard to resist. I figure if they ever question the flash count, I blame it on another dealer and claim ignorance. They have the burden of proving that I was responsible for it, and that would be rather difficult to do. YMMV.
Do people do equipment rental on here? Like if I paid to use a flash loader, if that is even a possibility, would anyone be willing to loan it?
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That's really good advice, thank you.
I'll get a hold of you when I come around to audio upgrades. Not working right now so money is tight.
Thanks, and no problem. Glad to help!
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Do people do equipment rental on here? Like if I paid to use a flash loader, if that is even a possibility, would anyone be willing to loan it?

Not sure about other tuners, but Malone uses a Flashzilla, which is locked to the VIN of the vehicle being tuned.


If you dont want to buy one, you need to go to a Malone dealer to have them do it for you.
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Old February 11th, 2019, 09:05   #39
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Not sure about other tuners, but Malone uses a Flashzilla, which is locked to the VIN of the vehicle being tuned.


If you dont want to buy one, you need to go to a Malone dealer to have them do it for you.
Yea, think it may be worth buying one. Thinking I should change the exhaust before getting the tune.
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Old February 15th, 2019, 12:02   #40
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Going with a stage 2

What are you guys doing regarding lowering and tightening the suspension? Trying to stay around $800-1000 CDN pesos. Not sure if that would be enough for decent coilovers.

I have prowled the forum on this topic and have mixed answers. Some people are saying lowering springs with the bump stops, others are saying coilovers. Realistically I wont be racing. I do like it tight tho
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Old February 15th, 2019, 15:09   #41
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Can't beat coilovers.

Toyoda is selling a nearly new set of KW v3 for a real bargain. A bit more than $1k CDN but I'm sure you can work on price with him, he's truly awesome to deal with. I worked with him to figure out max height when I was comparing the Tiggy/Tow spring lift options, he helped a lot. Unfortunately at max height they're lower than stock lol. They've been for sale for quite some time, I'm sure he's flexible on price. Plus you could go over the border to cut down on shipping and skip duty costs.

http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=489283
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Can't beat coilovers.

Toyoda is selling a nearly new set of KW v3 for a real bargain. A bit more than $1k CDN but I'm sure you can work on price with him, he's truly awesome to deal with. I worked with him to figure out max height when I was comparing the Tiggy/Tow spring lift options, he helped a lot. Unfortunately at max height they're lower than stock lol. They've been for sale for quite some time, I'm sure he's flexible on price. Plus you could go over the border to cut down on shipping and skip duty costs.

http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=489283
Yea, I saw those. A bit high mileage for me liking
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