You did a tune for me through DCB for my 16v AZV/BKD Jetta MK IV Wagon conversion. Once we sorted out the vacuum leak this tune worked very well. This tune is very linear and just keeps pulling all the way through the rev range. Feels very teutonic by which I mean there is no sudden blast of power you just find yourself in ticket range in hurry. I will definitely have to use the RFM (Right Foot Module) to keep this in check. There is lots of power on hand whenever I want but I can drive this as daily driver with no issues even during one of winter storms that makes everyone crazy here.
I am still breaking this engine in and the weather here really is restricting the abilty to let it rip. This car is completely on another plane now.
Thanks to you Mark and Brandon at DCB fior putting this together.
"you are the number one customer" Basically it doesn't get any better then that. Mark at Malone Tuning will make EACH and EVERY customer just as important as the next. I have been in the automotive modification scene for years and never has a company been more helpful and responsible for their product. As customers we all want our questions and concerns answered before the other, and Mark does just that but he makes sure he takes care of each customer personally. My TDI runs a stage 2 set up, deleted DPF&EGR. It has been tested, logged, and dialed to perfection. Its this way because of his dedication to safety, performance, and peace of mind. Thank you Mark, may your business continue to expand and be recognized for its ethics along with its performance!!!
I wanted to drive the car a few weeks before sending you a review so I could put a couple thousand miles on the car with the changes made.
Details: 2013 Audi A3 TDI, Malone Stage 2 with DSG, Rawtek with cat and resonator midpipe, stock from midpipe back.
Tune: WOW, what a difference. Seat of your pants feel is amazing. The torque and horsepower increases are evident, but not overwhelming. Frankly, the car feels very balanced now, like it should have been from the factory. Drive it like a grandma going to church, it behaves like a stocker. Much better passing power and acceleration from cruise on the highway/interstate when you put your foot into it.
DSG tune: Love it, the car is much more drivable in traffic. Shifts from 1st to 2nd and back much more smooth. Prior to the change, I thought I had mastered driving the DSG in stop and go traffic, but you can drive it now like an automatic. Seamless shifts through all 6 and back again. Can't not recommend it enough, regardless with changes made required to handle torque increase from tune.
Rawtek with cat and resonator:
Love it. Sleeper except for a little sexy turbo whine, that's it. Makes the wife happy, no drone and she thinks it is quieter in the cabin compared to stock.
Your service: I appreciate you going out of your way to make things happen and the install was flawless. Thanks again for your extra effort. Your service was exceptional.
Fuel mileage, short drives, a bit less mpg, because of my right foot. Drive it to conserve, right with the stock form, just more fun. However, we drive several trips of a least 350 miles round trip a week and the improvement is marked. I have never broken 50 MPG until this change (winter fuel on a 45 degree day). Best tank prior was 46. Trust me, we do not baby it on the interstate, typical average MPH on MDF is around 55 mph for all mileage. So on the interstate we are in the fast lane with flow of traffic on Chicago tolls and we are flying. It will take more time to get a true picture, given the recent cold snap, but I will give you an update after a few more months when the weather moderates.
Hope this helps and if you ever need any direct referrals, feel free to use my name and email to potential clients.
Thanks again for your excellent customer service!
I'm extremely particular and a tough customer when it comes to my TDI. I have asked a lot of questions to both Mark Malone and Les at Diesel Dubs in Pa. They have both stepped up and more then satisfied my every question in a extremely prompt manner. This tune is aging like a fine wine. The TDI seems to preform better then ever with the economy still improving . I'm a full paying customer. I don't get special treatment (although it seems that way). This is just how they run their business, the old fashion way. They aim to please and they do. The TDI does everything well. With the Stage 2 the car runs low 7 second's 0-60 and it maintains over 40 mpg average. The DSG tune maximizes the Stage 2 and helps put the torque down to the road. If anyone is hesitating or on the fence about getting these tunes, I feel you wasting your time. Just do it and prepare for the transformation.
This is the way the car should come off the lot. A TON of pull in every gear, including 6th which is generally for coasting speeds. I am running Stage II on my car and I could not be happier. Throttle is smooth and crisp from start to finish now and it pulls like hell, thanks Mark!.
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