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TDI Power Enhancements Discussions about increasing the power of your TDI engine. i.e. chips, injectors, powerboxes, clutches, etc. Handling, suspensions, wheels, type discussion should be put into the "Upgrades (non TDI Engine related)" forum. Non TDI vehicle related postings will be moved or removed. Please note the Performance Disclaimer.

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Old October 20th, 2011, 13:56   #1
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Default Unitronic vs malone tuning! Need advice please!

Hi everyone, i dont post much here but i know when it comes to more HP this is the best place i can come too. I Drive a mk5 Jetta tdi PD 1.9.

My question is , which would be better for my car?

Unitronic gains alot of power and torque but doesnt deal much with diesels, im scared to have my clutch slip and have other problems occur.

Malone tuning ive heard great things about, he specializes in TDI but doesnt gain as much power nor torque but i trust more in someone who knows tdi's

Basically what i want to know is , has anyone had troubles with unitronic , or should i be safe and go with malone tuning

Thank you very much for you help
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Old October 20th, 2011, 14:11   #2
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I was just looking at the Unitronic tuning page and I couldn't find any hard numbers on their basic tunes. There really aren't many people on this club that I know of running Unitronic at all. I found a couple of people on Vortex and NCDub with Unitronic tunes on PDs but they numbers didn't really seem that good.

So my guess is those power and torque numbers you see from Unitronic are not for diesels because if they were, and they were significantly higher than numbers from Malone tuning, from whom many people here have tunes, we would all know about Unitronic diesel tunes and you would see a lot more of them around here. So my vote would be for Malone on this one. But really the best thing you can do is contact both tuners and ask questions and see what you think for yourself.
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Old October 20th, 2011, 14:16   #3
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theres also jeff with http://www.rocketchip.com/ nice power gains and tq gains real smart guy knows alot about the tdis.
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Old October 20th, 2011, 14:39   #4
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Hi everyone, i dont post much here but i know when it comes to more HP this is the best place i can come too. I Drive a mk5 Jetta tdi PD 1.9.

My question is , which would be better for my car?

Unitronic gains alot of power and torque but doesnt deal much with diesels, im scared to have my clutch slip and have other problems occur.

Malone tuning ive heard great things about, he specializes in TDI but doesnt gain as much power nor torque but i trust more in someone who knows tdi's

Basically what i want to know is , has anyone had troubles with unitronic , or should i be safe and go with malone tuning

Thank you very much for you help
I would go with who tunes more tdi's and thats malone. He will treat you well and he is usually pretty quick to get you tunes.
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Old October 20th, 2011, 14:55   #5
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x 2 for Malone, but I'm biased
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Old October 20th, 2011, 15:29   #6
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For an Mk4, you can't go wrong with either Malone, RocketChip, or TDTuning. Unitronic might be OK, but they are relative newcomers in the TDI world, so we just don't know much about their tunes.

However, as a Canadian, you might want to know that Mark Malone is also Canadian (in BC). This might influence your decision. RocketChip and TDTuning are from the US.

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Old October 20th, 2011, 22:31   #7
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I vote for Mark.
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Old October 20th, 2011, 23:00   #8
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Very happy with Mark's tunes, his service, and the fact that he's a fellow Canadian, eh??!!
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Old October 20th, 2011, 23:26   #9
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I surveyed all of this some time ago and agree that Malone is likely your best bet!
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Old October 21st, 2011, 06:06   #10
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Thanks alot guys really appreciate your opinions, made my choice alot more simple, malone it is
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Old October 21st, 2011, 06:29   #11
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I have also riddin in really fast KERMA tuned PD's
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Old October 21st, 2011, 07:27   #12
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Marc Bronsard, AKA Red Rotors is more local to you, I have not heard much from hin in quite some time, perhaps some PQ members could let you know if he is still tuning.
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Old October 21st, 2011, 08:16   #13
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Unitronic might be OK, but they are relative newcomers in the TDI world
Just because you never heared of them it doesnt mean they are newcomers.
Unitronic is a canadian company as well. HQ in Montreal. They do mostly gassers, but they have some mean, reliable TDI maps too.

It all comes down to which one is coloser to you and has the best support. Oh, did I mention price?

I'm sorry, I have to comment again. Turbodude1, did you use their maps?

Tdidubbin: search and you will get a lot of OLD comparisons and feedback for Unitronic. I think they were doing some "wonderful" things for these cars, before most of the othere players mentioned in this thread even started doing anything for these cars.
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Old October 21st, 2011, 08:18   #14
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Marc Bronsard, AKA Red Rotors is more local to you, I have not heard much from hin in quite some time, perhaps some PQ members could let you know if he is still tuning.
Whereas I've never dealt with Marc, he's gotten a bit of a bad rap for not giving fast service.
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Old October 21st, 2011, 08:46   #15
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I've driven both Malone and Unitronic tunes.

The unitronic tune was a very aggressive and a lot of fun! it wasn't refined at all just raw power under the foot! Some may say that kind of tuning is a mockery of the right way of doing things, but i can tell you that every time you step on the accelerator, you can be sure that there is a big fat smile on your face right afterwards.

The Malone tune is more refined, a linear power band and a cleaner tune. It will "feel" slower but the engine is more then likely putting out the same kind of power or just a little bit less then the unitronic. Malone's tune will be a little more reliable in terms of wear on engine parts and you can feel a little bit at ease knowing that when you romp on it that your turbo will more then likely be okay afterwards.

Both tuners have been around for a while both tuners are more then capable of tuning your stock car both tuners have a good product. If you were going anything futher then stock i would definitely recommend Malone Tuning. Anything more what you get now generally means bigger turbo and exhaust.

I ended up with Malone Tuning.
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