Installing an APR Stage 1

Old 12-04-2010, 06:57 PM
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Thinking about having an APR Stage 1 installed in Greensburg, PA. Like the data on HP and torque but have reservation about making any change to the 2008 TT (auto and FWD), I'm confident we all have the second thoughts. Only plan to replace the OEM filter with a K&N, not a major intake change. Looking for some opinions and personal experiences about the APR update as described. What do you think? Thanks, Dennis.
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The person to contact here on the Forum would be cory-can. PM him with your questons.
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APR is known as being a more conservative tuner, and they also put a fair bit of work into their stuff (read: one of the few companies that do actual engineering in development of their products); so, it's one of the safer routes for tuning. As far as HP/Tq goes: http://tinyurl.com/2ct8r6v

I'd also skip on the K&N - they're known to cause issues with MAFs, although usually due to over-oiling. I'd just get an AEM Dryflow for one less issue to worry about.
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^^^Agree on the K&N. Most research I have done shows that the minor if any gains does not justify the extra cost and yes if the cleaning and oiling of the filter is not done right it could cause MAF issues.
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thanks for the info. any thoughts about the apr stage 1 chip? know of any concerns, quarks, problems? any negative comments?
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I've had 2 APR upgrades, no issues, problems, totally transparent. I also had a 1.8T Jetta tuned by another company some years ago, forget the name, but also good results. APR is the company for VAG tuning. You will enjoy the extra power and mileage will be enhanced.
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Approach will probably be Stage 1 and Fram filter in OEM position. Thanks for your input and still looking for additional ideas.
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Originally Posted by TTD View Post
... still looking for additional ideas.
APR is a quality outfit that does tons of R&D around the globe. The new found power from Stage I wont disappoint. Add'l upgrades to consider:

1) Milltek down pipe - this combined with the ECU flash will provide better sound and power and as importantly, faster as well as earlier spoolup (I've got 1st hand experience on my car)
2) HPA Motorsports Inc. - DSG Performance Programming
3) Rear sway bar to reduce understeer (Neuspeed, H&R)

Happy modding !

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Approach will probably be Stage 1 and Fram filter in OEM position. Thanks for your input and still looking for additional ideas.
Fram is junk - stick with the OEM filter. You're not going to get any gains from an air filter on anything but a highly-modified engine.


I'll second Steve's recommendations, and add high-end tires to the list - the best mod you can do to any vehicle!
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Have a look at the Stassis ECU and other upgrades. They do the chipping for the Audi dealers and will not void your warranty. Just one more thing to consider
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