- Jul 19, 2015
- Southern Indiana
- 2009 6mt Malone tuned/ 2010 dsg Malone tuned
I recently bought a 2010 2.0 diesel with Malone stage 2 and exhaust and HPA dsg tunes. I have come to the conclusion that the HPA setup is crap. The best way I can describe it is that the car is plain stupid. It shifts way too early and leaves me trying to climb a hill in 5th gear doing 30 mph and 1100 rpm. From what I read HPA is the setup to go with but I am very disappointed. The car doesn't drop out of 6th until about 40 mph which gives me no engine braking a leaves me to stomp the brakes and prematurely wear them out. It hiccups if I let off and moderately get back in the throttle and doesn't downshift to the correct gear without flooring it. I believe this could be a comfortable car to drive with proper tuning. I'm new to the dsg but also have an 09 manual with Malone tune and I like it a lot better. I was planning to sell the 09 but might sell the 10 if I can't figure this out.