Did you have a notable experience with Malone Tuning? Let us know here.
Absolutely amazing support. I purchased a tune from them 3 maybe 4 years ago. My vehicle was part of the Audi/VW emissions scandal and had to go in for a modification. I sent an email asking a question and the response was almost immediate. After the modification the old tune would no longer load. I sent an email with the old tune and new file and they sent me an update to the tune same day. I highly recommend them!
— Diesel, North Carolina
The tuning process was seemless. I ordered the Flashzilla V3 Friday and had it by Monday. Instructions are pretty straightforward and I emailed my original file to Owain around 11am. I got my Stage 2 file around 4pm and after that it was plug and play. The difference is night and day. My 2015 VW GSW TDI comes from the factory with 236 ftlbs torque and had the stage 1 recall, so I probably had less than that. After uploading the Stage 2 map, I used my ODBeleven device and it showed the car having 430Nm torque or about 320 ftlbs. Overall I am very pleased with the results and cannot wait to add some hardware upgrades to increase the power even more! Get job to the team at Malone! They are very helpful and made this process very easy. Thanks Again Guys!!!
— Dave Anderson, Indiana
Customer service is outstanding! I had reinstalled the factory tune because of a recall. When I got my car back the ECU info had changed. I could not reload the program. Emailed customer service for help. Received a response from Mark within hrs. Within 48 hrs of my first email, of which 24 were Sunday, I had an updated program and life is good again. Having the factory tuning again only highlighted how impressive the results are with one of Mark’s programs. I urge anyone looking to improve their driving experience to give Malone Tuning a try. You won’t be disappointed.
— Kevin, Georgia
I was on the fence on gettimg.a tune lined up for my car. 2012 vw tdi with dsg. After doing my research i settled on a malome stage 2 with dsg tune. The only down side to the tune is i should have done it sooner! I decided to order the flashzilla and do it my self. The process was pain less. And the diffrence is amazing. They stand buy their product. Mark emailed me the tunes in a timly fashion. I think not enough credit goes to Owain. He is an unsung hero for sure. I appreciate all the time he has took to answer all my jetta tdi related questions, and now that i baught a grand cherokee with rhe mercedes 3.0l. He has slayed those onslaught of questions with impressive answers. Thanks Owain! I will be ordering a tune for my jeep soon!!!
— Chris Lein, Winnipeg Manitoba Canada
Thank you Mark for all your help, got stage 2 tuning for my mk6 TDI. Amazing results, couldn’t be happier!!!
— Troy, Texas
Just finished a Stage 1 with the Flashzilla. Very happy with the results. It was a smooth experience, with no hiccups. My car is much more responsive and powerful now. Thanks Malone Tuning! :-)
— JeffB, Burlington, VT
Installed my Stage 2 Tune today via Flashzilla. Super easy . Seat of the pants first impression is OMG!!!!
— Michael Guarino, Virginia
Malone Tuned Stage 1 with EGR delete ECU just showed up today. Installed with no problems, started engine with 5 codes, cleared codes with my XTool scan tool. Drove it about 25 miles with no issues. Ran great with the extra horses and torque. Idle even seemed smoother. Thanks Malone Tuning for a hella good product!
— Joseph Horne, Texas
I had a stage 1 tune installed on my 2000 Volkswagen Golf TDI 5 speed through Malone Tuning dealer, AARodriguez Corp, in early august before I went to college as I wanted a little more pep in my car, but I had no idea just how much better the car would perform with the tune! Before the tune, the car had some grunt at lower speeds, but fell on it's face once up to highway speeds. After the tune, the car pulls strong up to about 85 MPH which is perfect for me as I take the interstate fairly often. While power in all 5 gears was greatly increased, for some reason it feels like 3rd gear benefited the most from the tune as it pulls exponentially better in that gear around town. The engine also feels much more responsive and faster to rev. Fuel economy did not drop after the tune when and might have actually increased by a mile per gallon or two as long as you keep your foot out of it. For those worried about smoke, the worst that the car smokes is a light haze at WOT at lower speeds so there is not much to worry about in regards to smokiness. I would highly recommend this tune for any ALH TDI owner as the performance increase for the price is perfect and makes what I think is a perfect daily driver even better. I will definitely be returning to Malone for retunes on my car and any future Volkswagens I own.
— Jacob, Clemson, SC
For Audi A6 3.0L TDI owners disgusted with gutless performance resulting from the emissions recall/repair, Malone is the way to go. Driving away from the dealer after the repair, I could tell they had removed the soul of my car. I was actually a little sick to my stomach because this had been a car I could have happily driven for another 5-10 years. IMO, Audi lied yet again when they said the only effects of the repair would be “slightly higher rev during warm-up, slightly more engine clatter, and 1mpg less efficiency”. Instead, there was substantially less low RPM power, the car was constantly hunting for a gear—e.g. shifting into 8th only if coasting on flat highway, and downshifting with even the slightest pressure on the pedal. The magic was gone—it felt as if I was driving a 4-cyl gas-engine car. Counter-intuitively, this lower performance came with a 3-5mph decrease in fuel economy as well. Had I known, I might have forgone the VW/Audi payment just to keep my car as it was—but it’s too late now. So I tried a chip (plugs in between the ECU and common rail). Although power and fuel economy improved, it was not back to original. Plus it seemed like all the chip did was trick the engine, simply adding more fuel. Then I tried Malone. The process couldn’t be any more slick. I bought Flashzilla so I can easily revert to original programming if I ever need to go to the dealer (though there’s still no guarantee the tune will go undetected). Flashzilla plugs into the OBD port next to the steering column and automatically stores the original ECU file. I emailed a log of the stock file back to Malone. The Stage 2 Tune came by email the same day. Reflashing the ECU took about 20 or so minutes. There was an immediately obvious big increase in power—including low RPM power—even more power than before the repair. That said, as of now, there is unfortunately no tune/remapping available for the A6 automatic transmission. But while the transmission still seems reluctant to shift into the taller gears, with the added low end power, the transmission is way better about staying in taller gears once there. So overall, I’d say the car is 80-90% back to it’s “pre-repair” performance—the transmission being the only quirk. Thanks Mark and Owain.
— Joe, Midwest