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So I've only had mine for 6 days. 200 miles. I actually drive under speed limit not realizing it bc im just 'cruising'. But I do get on it a little bit.
And when I do mash that throttle to 80mph jesus its nice!
hoping that feeling doesnt go away (it went away a little bit in the car I traded in for this -2017 Golf R )
 

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The R is sweet, my son had one he modded. You'll enjoy the hell outta this car!
 

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So I've only had mine for 6 days. 200 miles. I actually drive under speed limit not realizing it bc im just 'cruising'. But I do get on it a little bit.
And when I do mash that throttle to 80mph jesus its nice!
hoping that feeling doesnt go away (it went away a little bit in the car I traded in for this -2017 Golf R )
It will for sure and you'll get it tuned and that will change back to being fun again.

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If you think its fun with about 400hp to the wheels you should feel it with 530+ HP to the wheels.
 

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I'm curious on tuning, thats for sure.
Tapout and ZZP are great options for a tune, especially if you can make the trip to them in person for a custom dyno tune (and maybe additional parts!). It is also a great opportunity to look for / find / diagnose strange problems that sneak past the lazy dealership.
 

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I'm curious on tuning, thats for sure.
Tapout and ZZP are great options for a tune, especially if you can make the trip to them in person for a custom dyno tune (and maybe additional parts!). It is also a great opportunity to look for / find / diagnose strange problems that sneak past the lazy dealership.
 

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Tapout and ZZP are great options for a tune, especially if you can make the trip to them in person for a custom dyno tune (and maybe additional parts!). It is also a great opportunity to look for / find / diagnose strange problems that sneak past the lazy dealership.
I did reach out to Tapout over the weekend - Sunday afternoon. Was pretty surprised I got a pretty immediate response lol.
Day before that I was just driving around leisurely and an M4 passes me. I knew they were fast but man the ATS-V and an M4 are so close, whoever gets the jump has it. I did light up the PDR when he passed me because he passed me pretty aggressively so I knew he was gonna play lol. Theres a stretch where we do probably get on the throttle at same time and the ATS-V starts to pull but we ran out of road.
I shoudl post the video here but not sure if 'cool' to do that.
 

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The other well know and very experienced tuner for the V platform is Trifecta. I've been very happy with their service and currently have multiple tunes from them for various octane levels and launch settings. They were the first to catch my intake manifold temps being high when I complained that the latest tune was falling flat on the top end. A quick view of my logs and they saw the issue. That lead to my posting a how too on bleeding the IM coolant system.
After a few back and forth reviewing of logs it doesn't take long to dial in. Also, from my experience tuning from logs has always been better. Tuning on a dyno doesn't tell you how every day drivable the tune is. Life isn't WOT so its important to see how the car is shifting, how the car performs under moderate to light throttle inputs, etc...
The dyno is really only good for comparison purposes when running WOT to measure max power levels.
 

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The other well know and very experienced tuner for the V platform is Trifecta. I've been very happy with their service and currently have multiple tunes from them for various octane levels and launch settings. They were the first to catch my intake manifold temps being high when I complained that the latest tune was falling flat on the top end. A quick view of my logs and they saw the issue. That lead to my posting a how too on bleeding the IM coolant system.
After a few back and forth reviewing of logs it doesn't take long to dial in. Also, from my experience tuning from logs has always been better. Tuning on a dyno doesn't tell you how every day drivable the tune is. Life isn't WOT so its important to see how the car is shifting, how the car performs under moderate to light throttle inputs, etc...
The dyno is really only good for comparison purposes when running WOT to measure max power levels.
Totally agree! Tim at ZZP has reviewed my daily logs and has fine-tuned as I've added extra power-adders and encountered different track scenarios. I believe Scott at Tapout also has the ability to work with his customer and fine-tune a tune. While there are options for "set-it and forget it", for those wanting available support, sounds like all 3 options are worthy.

The beauty of retuning GM's program is the TCM, IMO. The daily driving shifts are so much nicer and Cadillac-like. But in Sport mode... ZZP's 600+ whp tune for my car is violent! Not sure the exact number now, as we adjusted the tune via logs on the street after adding a Meth kit ;)
 

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Tapout has edited my tune so many times as my config has evolved that I have lost count at this stage.. tuning has been a combination of street and dyno pulls. I feel that the combination is the best way to dial the car in as each scenario has it's advantages. The first advantage for dyno tuning that comes to mind for me is that WOT pulls through 6th gear won't get you put in jail and result in your car getting impounded. Cops tend to frown on that.
 

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Then why get tuned at wide open throttle in 6th if you'll never use it...lol
I think we all have a way of finding opportunities to test our cars and not get thrown in jail
 

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Because that is the tuning process for the car- you do the pull in the 1:1 gear to get accurate whp/tq figures. And I never said I wouldn't use it.. just saying it's a high risk behavior on the public roads that I would prefer to limit. Of course there are opportunities- it comes down to individual risk acceptance thresholds. My career is based in risk management; it's hard for me to get out of that mindset sometimes.
 

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Hopefully you guys enjoy this. If not I will take it down. American muscle baby !!!!

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you are both kind of driving like dicks
 

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lol !!!! this is a more mature audience. if it upsets one then I'm sure it's going to get others pretty upset. I'm the newbie here so I gonna tread lightly.
I can PM you the vid though !
As long as there's no weenie on weenie action you can send it
 
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