1.5T Have a turbo and a CVT? Considering a tune? Read this!

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    I have the V2 coming. I haven't heard anything but good things about it. On here everyone that has purchased it seems very satisfied.
     
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    Dont know man everyone saying it's a big difference but unfortunately for me I flash stage 2 and I barely noticed any difference?
     
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    If you didn’t notice a difference you may have a slight pressure leak somewhere. My bet is that it is on your hot side hose. Were you on 91 or better octane? I know in Canada there is 94Oct, but is really 91in the U.S.
     
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    I'm running 94...how would I know if there's any leak? Where to look? Sorry um a noob
     
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    Wait so Canada 94 equals us 91?
     
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    From my understanding and the differentiating resistance of Octane ratings, yes.
    The fuel used by KTuner in their development was U.S. grade fuel. Not all fuel octane ratings are exactly “on par” with one another.
     
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    Ok what about the leaks?
     
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    Was thinking that since you didnt notice a difference in the Stage 2 tune that you might be loosing some boost pressure somewhere - typically on the hot side hose.
     
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    I didn't see any leaks man I'll contact ktuner
     
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    Interesting. You would have definitely noticed the difference. As an FYI, I've been using Canadian 91 (PetroCanada) for the past 2 years. That's what in the current tank right now on tune as well and knock count is reading in the 0.4s. I'll be keeping an eye on it as the weather warms up and may switch to 94, if need be.
     
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    I'm impressed your k control stays that low on 91. I use 93 because 91 around here has a hard time keeping it at .49.
     
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    Holy Shit, what a difference a KTuner makes. You were 100% right about that. I have a restricted license right now so I can't have too much fun.
     
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    People who haven't tuned sometimes think I'm exaggerating how different the car feels. It's night and day. It "ok" versus "hell yeah". The main thing is, it makes driving the car so much more confidence inspiring and of course, fun.
     
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    And yeah, I'm going to need to invest in some tires. The 21 PSI had me skipping when I accelerate too fast. I'm probably going to turn that down to 19. Now what's the difference between starter 19 PSI and the stage 1 which I believe is 19 PSI?
     
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    1psi of boost.:) Stage 1 is 18 psi.

    Seriously though, the Staged tunes were KTuner's original base tunes. They're perfectly fine but pretty much as is. The Starter tunes are the user adjustable tunes and give you the chance to adjust throttle response, ramp, spool and more.
     
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