New tune on the way.

Locoelectrician

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Oh, I should've added I like sport more better...no paddle shift, just the DSG stick with "D", Sport, and "Manual" modes...
To each their own I guess. I hate sport mode. Makes it act like a gasser and rev too high. Then again, I work on locomotives that have a redline of 905 rpm, lol.
 

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And this is where I feel the tune has shined the most. The nothing, nothing, oh crap here we go is gone. If the rpms are too low for the turbo to even function, I just drop a gear (which is where the paddle shifters really shine).

Agreed, tip in and low RPM response is pure magic and what it should be, very linear response and predicable. I've never felt the engine lug even at 1,100 RPMS at that low it is willing to smoothly downshift, but I'm also not expecting/asking peak numbers that low either.

Only until you really romp on it (more than 50%) do you get that double downshift.
 
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Had the tune on mine for ten days now and two fill-ups. Absolutely love having the power and torque back. Very pleased with the tune. Still not 100% happy with the DSG though. Mine seems to be either no downshift or wham, double downshift. I may need to look into the DSG tune. Regardless, I'm loving the engine tune so far. +1 for Malone Stage 2!
 

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This on your 14 or a 15?

You'll get used to knowing how much you can really apply the loud peddle without the double downshift, or get good at slapping it over to manual mode.
 

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I wanted to chime in on my Kerma Tune , I've been very please with the updated tune on my 2015 Passat ,MPG have been consistent,Kerma has always addressed ANY concerns that I have/may have and resolved them in a quick manor. If any one would like my feed back off line (positive) or thinking about getting this tune. Do it! It makes the Passat a joy to drive again.
 

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Hi, just wondering if any more updates from those that are tuned. I’m thinking about Malone stage 2 with stock emissions equipment. Sounds like most are happy with there cars again after being tuned power wise, but I’m curious if notice any mpg drop on the highway? I realize probably lower mpg in town thanks to added power tho lol. Thanks in advance.
 

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Hi, just wondering if any more updates from those that are tuned. I’m thinking about Malone stage 2 with stock emissions equipment. Sounds like most are happy with there cars again after being tuned power wise, but I’m curious if notice any mpg drop on the highway? I realize probably lower mpg in town thanks to added power tho lol. Thanks in advance.
I’ve been quite happy with my Kerma tune. MPGs are quite a bit better on the highway as well. Not much else to say.
 

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That’s good to hear! And the dmf shudder is gone after putting on the few hundred miles?
 

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That’s good to hear! And the dmf shudder is gone after putting on the few hundred miles?
There were a few updates along the way and the latest one from a while ago got rid of the shudder straight away. The car took a few hundred miles to adapt and fully shine, but it’s been quite a joy to drive.
 

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I wanted to chime in on my Kerma Tune , I've been very please with the updated tune on my 2015 Passat ,MPG have been consistent,Kerma has always addressed ANY concerns that I have/may have and resolved them in a quick manor. If any one would like my feed back off line (positive) or thinking about getting this tune. Do it! It makes the Passat a joy to drive again.
I concur.
I have both the tune and DSG tune from Kerma. I'm very pleased with the last 17,000 miles since Feb 2018.
The car completely changed from a frustrating slug, to a competent all around car. I do mostly urban highway driving here in S Florida with bouts of city driving. My current MPG is 40 mpg using my aCar/Fuelly app.
 

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Hi, just wondering if any more updates from those that are tuned. I’m thinking about Malone stage 2 with stock emissions equipment. Sounds like most are happy with there cars again after being tuned power wise, but I’m curious if notice any mpg drop on the highway? I realize probably lower mpg in town thanks to added power tho lol. Thanks in advance.

When you say "Stock emission" are you referring to no Phase 1 and Phase 2 done by VW????



That's what I have, Phase 1 and Phase 2 all else is stock plus the Stage 2 Malone tune. Very happy with it. I did buy the Flashzilla OBDII tool so I can revert back to stock if I have to go back to the dealer for anything other than an oil change.


I also just did the DSG tune, though I requested to have the shift pattern re-set back to stock. I did not like running between 30 Kph and 6o Kph in 3rd gear. at 1,800 Rpm. My normal city driving is at about 55 Kph in 4th or even 5th gear at about 1,200 Rpm. No momentary lag from a stop anymore.
 

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When you say "Stock emission" are you referring to no Phase 1 and Phase 2 done by VW????



That's what I have, Phase 1 and Phase 2 all else is stock plus the Stage 2 Malone tune. Very happy with it. I did buy the Flashzilla OBDII tool so I can revert back to stock if I have to go back to the dealer for anything other than an oil change.


I also just did the DSG tune, though I requested to have the shift pattern re-set back to stock. I did not like running between 30 Kph and 6o Kph in 3rd gear. at 1,800 Rpm. My normal city driving is at about 55 Kph in 4th or even 5th gear at about 1,200 Rpm. No momentary lag from a stop anymore.



By “stock emissions”, I ment keeping it the same as it currently is after I had phase 2 done. These cars can be confusing to talk about because the way they came from the factory, then phase 1, then phase 2 is all different lol. Sorry for the confusion.
 

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I have very little shudder and the car is a blast to drive on my Stage 1+ from Kerma. I get 950 to a take plus and the car is still breaking in @ 20,000 miles. I run the car to 3,000 RPM or more before shifting. So i'm not complaining at all. I would love to see a Dyno of a Malone tuned car and my own car to see the difference. Yes I run my car, No gear box issues or any thing. I'm also going to put Amsoil in my gear box very soon. On another note my car pulls like a train from 1,800 rpm all the way to red line , once she hits 2,000 RPM ...zoom zoom! and still getting fast miles per gallon.
 
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So just out of curiosity, did the Malone tune also take a few hundred miles to “wake up” like others have mentioned about the kerma tune? Sorry for all the questions.
 

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Both tunes were within 10lb-ft on the dynapack last time we had one in and neither had much room for more power based on EGTs, ours performed as advertised. 1/4 mile is the real test since all dynos read differently.
 

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Ok thanks guys, I was just reading about how the kerma tune took a while to “wake up”. Just wanted to see if that was a common thing for tunes.

So what kind of a power difference is there between Malone stage 2 with stock hardware and stage 2 deleted emission system?
 

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For a 8-12 second dyno pull? about 8-12whp/~15wtq. For track use or sustained hard driving it would be more than that, since you would be heatsoaking the turbo with the DPF intact and run into the EGT limiter on the track, the ecu will automatically reduce power to keep temps in line.

It'd be possible to create a bunch of smoke and get a bit more power with deletes to make it a one trick pony dyno tune, but EGTs would be excessive for high speed aggressive use. Tunes should work everywhere and account for all kinds of driving.
 

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For a 8-12 second dyno pull? about 8-12whp/~15wtq. For track use or sustained hard driving it would be more than that, since you would be heatsoaking the turbo with the DPF intact and run into the EGT limiter on the track, the ecu will automatically reduce power to keep temps in line.

It'd be possible to create a bunch of smoke and get a bit more power with deletes to make it a one trick pony dyno tune, but EGTs would be excessive for high speed aggressive use. Tunes should work everywhere and account for all kinds of driving.

Ok, I’ll keep stock hardware then when I go to tune car. Just thought I would ask if there was some sort of crazy power difference between delete/stock exhaust Before I do it. Thanks for info
 

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FYI I don't believe Kerma does deletes (or doesn't actively advertise them), so if you are contemplating ever doing a delete I'd suggest Malone.
 
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