Testimonials


I was having EGR issues with my 2004 PD TDI, i had just decided to do an EGR delete. While i was at it i decided to do a malone tune. I had contacted these guys and helped me every step of the process with answering ANY questions i had reguarding ANYTHING. Mark sent me a stage 2 tune with dynamic idle and was able to get my CEL to go away. I have driven the car for about a month now and i am at a loss of words. The tune keeps it stock feel while casually driving, but when i need the power its there. And its there fast. I have no issues getting up to speed anywhere. My EGT's are all still fairly cool while driving (450-600) which i was suprised by. I highly recommend Mark and his staff. A+ Mark.
I had been debating making the jump and tuning my 2009 TDI Jetta to stage 2 but after a lot of research I did it. I drove down to DSPauto in Denton,TX and had the DSG tune done( my auto-x times have tumbled since I have more control now) and ordered the Flashzilla, tune and hardware I needed from fixmyvw. The Flashzilla software wouldn't work initially on my computer but Malone helped me figure it out late at night and sent me my tune. It has been awesome! It has livened up the motor and I've noticed better mpg on the highway too. Highly recommend Malone! Awesome support!
I just got the 1.5 tune for my 04 jetta tdi and its an awesome tune for everyday driving. The car drives so much better i have power when i need it and can still save on fuel. The is 100% more fun to drive. Thanks to Mark and everyone at malonetuning
First and foremost these guys are THE BEST! 2010 VW CUP EDITION, DSG (2.5) got my tune installed at DDubs, PA. instantly like a new car! it was as it should have been VW!!!! , great torque, excellent response. install was around 22000. moved. dealer "upgraded"during service call, tune destroyed. The guys at Malone worked with karmakanix, Berkeley to return all to "normal" car now has over 50000 runs like a top. if your on the fence DO IT. MALONE TUNING service and expertise alone is more than worth the price of entry!!!!
I have an 02 ALH jetta that I converted to a Ute with the Smyth Performance kit. Now that it looks cool, I needed some more 'go fast'. It already had an 11mm pump (was an automatic I swapped to 5 speed). I added .205 injectors and did a stage 2 southbend clutch when swapping out the trans. Doing my research, it was pretty convincing that I needed a Malone tune for the next step. I went to Scott Krout in Jacksonville and explained what all I had in the car and what I was hoping to achieve. He logged my car (VCDS) and sent it off to Mark for a proper program. Mark replied in about 20 minutes. He thought I'd be unhappy with the soot from a stage 3 tune but he thought it sounded like that was the torque improvement I was after. He sent Scott 3 different ECU tunes. Scott loaded them one by one followed by a test drive. Wow! talk about customer service. I got to drive all three tunes and decide which I liked! It doesn't get any better than that! By the way, I liked all three but the Stage 3 tune was awesome and what I am driving today. Talk about bringing the fun back to driving my TDI! Highly recommend both Malone Tuning and Scott Krout (Tint Specialist West). Very happy with the end result. I'll be back for a Stage 4 when I get to the turbo swap and will be bring my 2011 Sportwagen in for a tune as well!
I had a tune done on my 2012 Passat 2.5 at Trentec Automotive I love this tune it was without a doubt the best mod on my car thus far. Smoother pull throughout the entire power band I just love it.
I am not one to write reviews for items that I buy or try but this time around i felt like i had to give the Malone team a thumbs up. Here is my storry. Bought a JSW 6spd in 2013, and managed to rack up 20k miles in the first 8 months. Living in Kansas City i had access to a great VW tuner shop who provided me with tons of good info on APR tunes. So at 22k i decided to pull the trigger and install an APR tune along with a ton of suspension upgrades, big brakes and wheels. The APR tune was at the time the greatest thing ever, the car was powerful and just fun to drive the added torque was just a smile inducer cranked to 120! So then a year later when i approached 42k miles my car had an unusual long 50min regen during a hot summer day with AC on and in heavy traffic. This caused the DPF to fail and of course CEL. found out that it had cracked internally whcih meant replacing it which cost about 3000$ quoted at the dealer and going back to stock or going the aftermarket way through DPF delete. Having been around guys with Malone tunes I decided to go that route and I couldn't be happier. Where the APR tune was great compared to stock I feel that the Malone tune had the same effect making the APR one feel like stock. On paper the two tunes are identical in numbers but in real world driving the Malone tune is an absolute magic and here is what I mean by that. Stock the TDI has a nice torque peak around 2000 rpm and then sharply drops off as you approach 3000rpm. The APR tune had higher peak but the same sharp drop off in power much like the stock one. After driving the Malone tune for about 1000 miles now, the biggest difference is the width of the power band, the peak torque at 2k feels stronger and remains powerful until past 4k and that is what surprised me the most. Now this is probably due to lack of emission systems choking the air flow out of the exhaust system which would make sense. Another great thing i can vouch for is an absolutely amazing fuel economy. The trip to the install place i averaged 38mpg and ran hot at about 1200-1400F EGT... the trip back i got 49.2mpg and the car remained mostly around 600F EGT and to me that is huge in terms of reliability and longevity. Malone team you guys have done it!!! I am now forever fan of your product! The only thing i regret is not going with Malone sooner....

I own a 2003 VW GTI, 1.8T. I came in for a stage 1 tune by Alex at VDUB Auto Repair, and ended up getting some spark plugs done as well. Got everything done in about roughly an hour. Took the car out for a pull and it feels great, Along with my 3inch turbo-back, the tune really does feel great. My guess would be no less than 220 horsepower with the mods i have. Car Pushes 20psi and doesn't seem to run sketchy at all. Great tune, great service. Might have to get one done one my daily driver, 2010 Golf 2.5L.

I own a 2010 Audi B8 A4 2.0 TFSI Quattro 6-Speed Manual. I have owned a few Audis and have had tunes from other various companies, and I really cannot stress how happy I am with Malone. I currently have the Stage 1.5 which is stock exhaust/downpipe and an ECS Tuning Intake on a stock K03 turbo. Malone understands reliability and how to squeeze the power out of these cars that they should have had from day one. The power just doesn’t stop. It’s nice to have a car with the ability to cruise to work or hop around on the highway with confidence. This tune will make you smile the first time you get on it. This truly is a night-and-day difference from stock.
Highly recommend AARodriguez in the Atlanta area. Got the Malone Stage 2 Tune, and DSG, and arranged the DPF delete elsewhere in the area. 3-4 hours later, I felt like I had a new car. Throttle response much improved; I truly believe the 30-40 extra ponies and 70lbs of torque is absolutely real. Love the way the shift points are set up in the "S" position; super smooth, and responsive, with instantaneous downshifts when needed, etc. I gauge the mileage improvement (I would have settled for breakeven) at about 5%. In the past, people have asked, "what kind of mileage"..... my response has always been a consistent, "When you go 80, it gets 40; if you slow down to 65, it gets 50mpg." At 150K miles on the car, I've found this to be very consistent since I owned it. On my trip back to FL, from Atlanta post Malone II, I locked it in at 80, and over 500 miles, got 42.7mpg. I'll take it !!! Andrew Rodriguez was a true pleasure to work with; highly recommend. If you are at the end of the life of a DPF, instead of paying VW $2500+ to replace it (this was my second at 150K miles), why not save $500 and do the DPF delete/swap, and tune the ECU and DSG? Crazy not to. So glad I did. Thanks again Andrew !!!
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