Nice Elite, I'm the opposite. Got my ECU back from Malone and it is in the shop right now getting the exhaust put in. Should be done by the end of the day.Waiting at Linden right now; the exhaust is on but they are awaiting the tuned file, I got off work early so it's not a big deal. I started it up and saw the CEL and knew it wasn't done but that turbo whistle sounds so nice.
I'm just hoping he doesn't run into any problems. His shop is for diesel trucks but said it shouldn't be a problem. He is only charging me 200-400 for the install, crazy nice guy.Well apparently it might not be done till Monday now if they don't get the tuned file tonight.
Yeah I agree with the build quality; they gave me a loaner so it isn't a big deal but it really sucks on fuel 40$ got me two days of driving vs 50$ in my tdi for a week. They have had my car for all of today and unless the tune is completed also this weekend. The problem is HPA has a 3 hour time difference so coordination becomes difficult.I'm just hoping he doesn't run into any problems. His shop is for diesel trucks but said it shouldn't be a problem. He is only charging me 200-400 for the install, crazy nice guy.
A testament to the build quality of the Rawtek downpipe is when he can't stop commenting on the build quality. He says he rarely gets an aftermarket downpipe that actually looks factory with no weld/radius/sensor bung alignment issues.
Hope you can get your file before the weekend, that is ridiculous that they are having a hard to getting it ready when they have known so far in advance about your install.
Which MidPipe did you go with? Straight? or cat or Resonator?Well the rattling disappeared, looked under the exhaust and they forgot to do put one of the exhaust hangers in.
On the highway today there were no cars in sight and rolled up to 120 before I backed off, started to run out of steam pretty fast.
Took a small video of the car starting up cold and revving it just a bit, the water is from washing it just prior. This is with the stock catback exhaust still hooked up to the midpipe.
I'll take a better video later.
I'd have to compare the tunes on the same dyno to make any justifications of which is better; I probably would have gone with Malone if he had been at Waterfest this year. Basically I asked every tuner who would support a DPF delete and HPA was the only one willing to accept the challenge.Wow that is pricey! I guess with the different modes you get it is a great package deal though. Still after a couple days driving with my Malone tune it would take a noticeable difference to make me change to HPA.
The thing is just all around perfect right now, eventually I'll probably look at a bigger turbo but for injectors and then the CR170 head you have to get it is a very pricey upgrade.
You and I think alike. Turbo upgrade is a pipe dream due to price so I will enjoy the gas mileage, sound, and power. Gas mileage will have to wait though..this first tank is evaporating!I'd have to compare the tunes on the same dyno to make any justifications of which is better; I probably would have gone with Malone if he had been at Waterfest this year. Basically I asked every tuner who would support a DPF delete and HPA was the only one willing to accept the challenge.
I'd wait for a GTD or the newer variant TDI motor if I really wanted more power; primary goals with this tune, exhaust, and intake: more mpgs, power, and noise production because racecar.
Fuel economy is where it's at; I like the way polished tips look but I wouldn't mind a down turned tip hidden behind a custom valence that has no cutouts for that clean appearance that requires no maintenance. Also gives it the electric look.You and I think alike. Turbo upgrade is a pipe dream due to price so I will enjoy the gas mileage, sound, and power. Gas mileage will have to wait though..this first tank is evaporating!
Already not liking how quiet the stock catback is so I think I am just going to get a local guy to do some mandrel bended pipe to fit to the Rawtek Midpipe and then some stainless steel tips since I'm not a fan of Polished and the maintenance required to keep it polished.
Jeez I had mine together and tuned in 4 days.Called Linden yesterday at 5; still not ready. Hopefully today they received the file overnight and can get it done by the end of today or I get an update phone call by end of business saying what progress has or hasn't happened.
On the loaner I have put 150$ in fuel for 650 miles so far, I don't see how people can afford minivans lol; also the vehicle had 570 miles on it when I started using it. Only a couple more days at it will be a full business week with the van.