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VW MKVII-Mk7 Golf family including Golf Wagon (~ 2015 +) Discussions area for the Mk7 (2015+) Golf and Golf Wagon TDIs based on the MQB (Modularer Querbaukasten) platform.

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Old December 20th, 2018, 06:56   #1
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Default Kerma now has DSG tune for MQB Golfs and Wagons

Would love to get the DSG tune until the emmissions warranty runs out then get the ECU tune and off road package. I think with a DSG tune a guy could really enjoy the car without changing emissions on goings in the ECU.
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Old December 20th, 2018, 08:31   #2
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Would love to get the DSG tune until the emmissions warranty runs out then get the ECU tune and off road package. I think with a DSG tune a guy could really enjoy the car without changing emissions on goings in the ECU.

If the car didnít have paddle shifters, Iíd agree. As it is it seems unnecessary to me.
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Old December 20th, 2018, 17:13   #3
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Does a DSG only tune even protect your warranty? It can't trigger a TD1?
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Old December 20th, 2018, 18:12   #4
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Does a DSG only tune even protect your warranty? It can't trigger a TD1?
Charlie at Kerma says it cant be detected on flash count.
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Old December 21st, 2018, 11:17   #5
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DSG controller is different than the ECU, the ECU isn't touched for a DSG flash.

With that said I'd wager if VW wanted to they could determine a non stock DSG flash is installed and deny DSG related warranty work.
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Old December 21st, 2018, 16:34   #6
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If the car didnít have paddle shifters, Iíd agree. As it is it seems unnecessary to me.
what do the paddle shifters have to do with it?

i have Kerma stage 2, which is great. but of course i'm tempted by the DSG tune (and some new rubber!)
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Old December 21st, 2018, 16:45   #7
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what do the paddle shifters have to do with it?



i have Kerma stage 2, which is great. but of course i'm tempted by the DSG tune (and some new rubber!)


I would prefer driving in manual mode with the paddle shifters to any DSG mode, regular, sport, or super duper tuned. The only times I take my TDIís out of manual mode is going 75 for long stretches on the interstate, or at tollbooths or in other bumper to bumper situations when manual mode is pointless. A DSG tune would also be pointless in those conditions.

As to your opening question, Iím surprised you asked it. Paddle shifters change gears, no? The DSG also changes the gears, yes? The driver picks one mode or the other mode in order to move the car anywhere, correct? Do you really not understand why I said if the vehicle didnít have paddle shifters, I would be more interested in a DSG tune?
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Old December 22nd, 2018, 10:13   #8
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I just changed my steering wheel from standard to one with paddle shifters. I did not do it because I like to shift myself, I think the tranny does a better job than I can. But there are situations when I want to override the DSG. I have the Malone DSG tune and now I can see what gear the DSG chooses. It will shift down to a lower gear on some not so steep grades where I know it can really stay in the higher gear and I want to be able to do that. Yes I can do it with the console shifter, but I've had it happen twice when I forgot that I was in "D" and moved the shifter to neutral, scared the hell out of me. Also the large city I live in with much stop and go traffic I prefer to do my own shifting to let me use engine braking. I also drive on some fairly steep mountains twice yearly and there I want to be able to shift up or down quickly myself at my choosing.
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Old January 12th, 2019, 18:42   #9
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Anyone with a DSG tune want to provide an update?
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Tune is on order. Its a Malone cause this time next year my car is gona be losing some weight and waving good bye to stupid regens.
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Tune is on order. Its a Malone cause this time next year my car is gona be losing some weight and waving good bye to stupid regens.


Do you think the DSG tune will really do much in a MK7? I thought the issues/benefits seemed to be more from the previous Gen. DSG cars. Iíve contemplated one as well. Just cant decide if itís worth the money.
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Old November 11th, 2019, 23:33   #12
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If it's a choice between the two, a Malone DSG tune, IMO, is the one to get over the engine tune. I appreciate the DSG tune EVERY time I drive, whereas, how many times would I need/feel the 170-instead-of-150hp?

Oh - and it's really, really good. It shifts pretty much exactly where I'd be shifting just about every single time, whether driving through town, passing on the freeway, or having to merge.
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Old November 12th, 2019, 07:08   #13
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Im hoping the sluggish take offs from a stop will be improved. In fast traffic the car is damn near dangerous when trying to merge in a hurry.
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Old November 12th, 2019, 11:22   #14
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Wait this wont be picked up on a dealer flash count? That is interesting to hear... Makes the idea more tempting... I have noticed that at times I am not happy with how the DSG shifts, mainly on pulling hills and holding rpms high which can kinda sorta feel like the power level drops off.

Also at times keeping rpms too low lugging the motor in some traffic settings.

I am surprised I am not seeing more people comment on how first gear in these cars are crazy useless, anything over 5mph and the car rides the clutch in 2nd gear.. I am sure there is some reason it was geared like this from the factory, but to me its laughable. If it rides the clutch so hard, why not elongate 1st gear, and rearange the rest of the gears to get better MPG on the highway like the manual cars do? Okay rant over lol.
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Given that the DSG tune is writing to a completely different ECU (as far as I'm aware), I would think that a DSG tune would not get "noticed" by dealer flash tools. But then again...?

Probably best to ask Malone or Kerma.

But yeah - the thing that drove me to the tune was the constant desire of the car to upshift. I'd be driving around town at 35mph at 1100rpm. Just...ugh!
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