I just had my 3rd timing belt, water pump and idlers replaced at Digisports. My bug has had nothing but minor maintenance since new. I had Brian do the stage 1 tune at 270,000 miles. I now have driven over 10,000 miles on the tune with no problems. This is the way VW should have done it. I still get better than 42mpg overall with most of my driving between 65 and 80. I put over 100 miles a day with about 90% highway. I am looking forward to stepping up to the stage 3 tune with clutch and injectors when she reaches 350,000 miles. No regrets, great response with no noticeable smoke or dead spots.
After reading about the performance gains from Malone tuning I wanted to get it done but there wasn't a tuner nearby. Then Cr Performance popped up in Peoria IL just a few miles from where I live so I contacted Charles of CR Performance and eventually ended up with the 2.0 tune DPF delete and also the DSG tune for my 2011 JSW TDI. Needless to say this transformed my car dramatically. I have surprised more than a few "sports car" drivers.
Charles made the experience very positive, is super professional and has a great shop. I would not hesitate to recommend Malone, Diesel Dubs and CR Performance.
Previously I had a Revo tune which certainly provided power, however caused the opposite of smooth performance. After careful evaluation of all my options I decided to go with a Malone tune. As of now I have had the new stage 2 tune in my CR140 VW Sportwagen for over two years. Having been through each season twice since getting the tune I can honestly say his work is phenomenal. The effects of the tune are just as exciting today as when I had it done. The raw power never fails to thrill and the increased smoothness through the power band, providing a consistently hard pull from start to finish, is just icing on the cake. With over 100 Degree days in the summers and negative degree days in the winters this tune has not caused any issues and my EGT stats have remained healthy. I cannot recommend his services enough!
Let me start off by saying, WOW! The difference is night and day. You have your mpg when you want it and power when you need it. The power is very noticeable and put a smile on my face the second I stepped on it. I have 34k at the moment and regret not getting it earlier. I hope this will last for years to come without a hiccup. If you're a speed demon like myself ( I DON'T ENCOURAGE SPEEDING), you will love this tune. Mark has been doing this for a few decades and specializes in diesel tunes, so why go to someone else? Charles at CR PERFORMANCE in Peoria, Illinois was very informative and he will take care of you.
I recently moved from a Stage II to a Stage III on my TDI MK6 JSW DSG. The CR170 turbo is basically a drop in turbo. The flash was a little changeling because my supporting mods are different. To make a long story short the TDI pulls very hard to redline. It's much more responsive and remains much smoother then stock and the economy will still out preform a stock TDI if driven normally. Thanks to Mark Malone's patients and work ethic's the TDI was transformed over the last two years from economy wagon to a touring car.
This is little difficult to understand on paper. Once you drive a car the that was messaged by Mark it's simple to grasp. It's truly astonishing!
Thank you Mark and Les@ Diesel Dubs. If it wasn't for you guys the TDI would be stock and I wouldn't get to enjoy this car everyday!
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