Hands on with TSP's Stage 1 tune for the 1.5T (non-Si)

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    I try to use the gas pedal to modulate how much boost or power I want so I'm good with the aggressive map3 and some self restraint. I however would and will pull the Ktuner module off and put it into the glove box before letting anyone else borrow the car, and back to map 1 it goes.
     
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    Thanks for the input! I'm looking forward to purchasing now. What is the difference in HP and torque between Map 1 and Map 3?
     
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    Should be listed on the tune page for your car at twostepperformace.com
     
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    Fuel question. Normally run the TSP1 map all the time. Wife put in 87. Can I just run on factory map included with tune or should I actually flash back to factory?
     
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    You mean map1 right, that's a good question. It's not very aggressive and I was thinking the same thing for long road trips. I'd like to throw in 87 use map1 and switch back to map3 when I get 93 again, all without loading a full tune.
     
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    I don't think so, the map is one, only the turbo settings change
     
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    If you have 87 in the car I would not drive on Map slot 1, the timing advances are still going to be there. Revert to stock until you have good fuel in the tank.
     
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    Thank you. I flashed back to stock until this tank is gone.
     
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    #144 gtman, Oct 12, 2019
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    I guess people tune their cars for a variety of reasons. For me, it's about being about to confidently "compete" in the commuter wars. And believe me, around here (Maryland) you need a car that can get out of it's own way.

    I generally drive my car fairly conservatively and try to maximize mpgs, but I pick and choose my fun moments. Today, was one of those times. :)

    Approaching a curvy highway on ramp, I was passed by a Mercedes Benz and an Acura SUV who were doing 65+ on the 45 mph ramp. I decided I wanted to play. I gave it some gas and easily passed them on that curvy ramp. I backed my speed down and went into chill mode on the highway. I was going about 70 at that point. Soon, the MB passed me doing maybe 80 mph and climbing. At that point I decided I wanted to see what my TSP (Map 2) had.

    This was the perfect time to do this. It was a nice crisp, cool early morning and there was no other traffic other than a few cars. I gave it some gas and easily caught up to the Benz. We were doing 85 side by side. He punched it. Then I punched it...

    It is amazing that this little "econobox" accelerated the way it did. I pulled ahead with ease and then backed off at 108 mph and went on my merry way. In a bit he passed me as I was back to chill mode in the slow lane.

    Side note: It always amazes me how much faster our car feels in cool, dry weather.
     
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    Hi Gtman,

    the next time the MB driver will think before passing a Civic with ktuner...
     
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    #146 Nathan le, Oct 12, 2019
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    What’s the chill mode gtman? Do you mean Econ mode? Iam using 94 octane on tsp stage1 map 3, can I still use the Econ mode? Thanks for any inputs.
     
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    #147 gtman, Oct 12, 2019
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    10 above the speed limit. :cool:

    As far as Econ mode, of course you can. In Map 3 that's a 16.5 psi tune.
     
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    Still thoroughly stoked about this tune.

    Gaptized a modded Golf at the church of speed today. Felt good, felt clean.
     
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    The Map 2 setup is usually my go to tune for everyday commuting. Today, going to work, I decided to use the Econ button setup. That basically had me at stock boost levels. Overall, it's not terrible but you definitely need to press harder on the accelerator to get going compared to Map 2.

    Going home from work I put it back to Map 2 but sort of "forgot" I was out of the stock boost Econ setup. Gave it too much gas and was thrown back in my seat. :drive:

    D-Rob has created a near perfect tune.
     
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    Just as a reference, I had my car on Map 1 at a dragstrip by mistake during my 1st run, with the TSP Stage 1 tune. Still ran a [email protected] And to think that is the 'slow' tune. Yeah, it's a great tune. :)
     
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