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  • Arin@APR's Avatar
    Today, 04:38 PM
    We’ve updated our Stage 1, Stage 2, and Stage 3 IS38 ECU Upgrades bringing new features, power, and safety. This is mostly available in our newly released 2019 GTI / A3 ECU Upgrades and is now available for all previous years in North America. Key Updates: – Better power delivery with flatter torque, and higher peak power – Various protection routines added and tweaked – Linear pedal mapping – Tire spin protection added (FWD files only, running an AWD file disables it) – Corrected the digital dash boost gauge – Auto Start / Stop is now inverted and defaults off (Stage 2/3) – Optional pops and bangs have 3 options: off, normal, and aggressive – Specific files were created for FWD and AWD drivetrains – Specific files were created for 6MT and DSG gearboxes – Low torque files added – Low octane (87 R+M/2) files added Tuning Details: Using a Kistler in-cylinder pressure transducer system, we greatly improved combustion efficiency and reduced in-cylinder combustion pressure while delivering the same output. Furthermore low-RPM torque is now limited in taller gears for greater LSPI protection. Essentially the engine experiences less strain but creates the same power. Using exhaust gas pressure transducers, thermocouples and turbine shaft speed sensors, we were able to more accurately adjust various speed and pressure models within the ECU, allowing us to reduce turbo shaft speed without sacrificing power. In doing so, boost control was greatly improved. We were able to enable and calibrate various turbo shaft speed protection routines within the ECU that were not enabled or calibrated on all ECU part numbers from the factory. Finally, turbo surge protection routines were recalibrated to prevent low rpm high load compressor surge in various conditions. Essentially boost control is improved, protection routines were added and the turbo doesn’t spin as fast or work as hard to create the same power. Pedal mapping was altered to provide a more linear feel. This gives the driver a more predictable pedal map. The map matches the OEM feel from 0-60% throttle and then increases linearly from 60-95% at peak torque. Furthermore first gear torque reductions were recalibrated in such a way as to not alter the pedal mapping sensitivity. Lastly, the valve-lift transition point is greatly improved during part-throttle operation for smoother operation. Vehicles equipped with the digital boost gauge will now see a more accurate gauge representation that shows vacuum all the way up to 3,000 mbar of absolute boost. The optional exhaust crackle feature has been improved based on customer feedback, and the stationary rev limited has been increased to 5,000 rpm for improved free-revving sound. Furthermore a louder and more aggressive option is available. Specific files for manual and DSG exist. Auto start/stop behavior is now inverted so the feature is turned off by default. Wheel spin is reduced on FWD vehicles with FWD specific software. AWD files are available that do not have this reduction and can be run on FWD vehicles if you so desire. Various other small tweaks related to support tickets and customer feedback was addressed to improve drivability and the driving experience. Lastly, 87 (R+M)/2 or 90 RON modes are now available. Power Figures: APR’s ECU Upgrades are available in multiple flavors, supporting various hardware modifications, fuel grades, torque levels, and options. Power levels are as follows: APR Plus ECU Upgrade: – 290 HP / 320 FT-LBS – 87 Octane APR Stage 1 ECU Upgrade (Low Torque): – 290 HP / 320 FT-LBS – 87 Octane – 323 HP / 326 FT-LBS – 91 Octane – 327 HP / 326 FT-LBS – 93 Octane – 337 HP / 327 FT-LBS – 104 Octane APR Stage 1 ECU Upgrade (High Torque): – 313 HP / 340 FT-LBS – 91 Octane – 321 HP / 351 FT-LBS – 93 Octane – 337 HP / 375 FT-LBS – 104 Octane APR Stage 2 ECU Upgrade (Low Torque) – 334 HP / 338 FT-LBS – 91 Octane – 337 HP / 339 FT-LBS – 93 Octane – 350 HP / 339 FT-LBS – 104 Octane APR Stage 2 ECU Upgrade (High Torque) – 333 HP / 364 FT-LBS – 91 Octane – 337 HP / 371 FT-LBS – 93 Octane – 351 HP / 392 FT-LBS – 104 Octane APR Stage 3 IS38 ECU Upgrade (Low Torque) – 395 HP / 334 FT-LBS – 91 Octane – 395 HP / 334 FT-LBS – 93 Octane – 396 HP / 340 FT-LBS – 104 Octane APR Stage 3 IS38 ECU Upgrade (High Torque) – 395 HP / 376 FT-LBS – 91 Octane – 396 HP / 385 FT-LBS – 93 Octane – 397 HP / 403 FT-LBS – 104 Octane For more information about each stage, compatible hardware, and other details, please visit our product page.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 04:23 PM
    The thing is they do it all in house. Also, like in the Urus example, they have the resources to deliver upgraded turbos first. For a high end car like that I'd definitely consider TTE over other options and as of right now there are no other options.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 04:21 PM
    Absolutely. Plus let's not forget their taxes. VAT inflates some of the pricing as does currency conversion.
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  • richpike's Avatar
    Today, 01:48 PM
    Working for a large German technology company who designs and manufactures their products in Germany, I can tell you the typical R&D engineer is unbelievably focused on making the highest quality products with cost being a secondary concern. That makes it tough when competing with Chinese products where the lowest price is the primary focus, but for those people who value the best of the best, they’ll certainly be happy. It’s sort of refreshing to have a engineering first attitude vs a bean counter first attitude. -Rich
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  • 65AMG's Avatar
    Today, 05:14 AM
    They are good guys i can recommend and they are well in business and known in the German Tuning scene.
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  • Jerain's Avatar
    Today, 04:26 AM
    I know them for a while and think they have great quality products from what I've read online, but the pricing seems to be a bit high to match the US and other "new market" turbo manufacturers...
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 01:14 AM
    You likely have noticed many articles about TTE (The Turbo Engineers) lately as they seem to have a hybrid turbocharger upgrade for basically any platform. They are usually the first to market as well as evidenced by their recent Lamborghini Urus upgrade. You name it, they have a turbo upgrade. BoostAddict did not know how large their reach was until speaking with Simon Sharp of Sharp Motorsport Ltd. This network of sites can often be quite critical as we question pricing trying to keep vendors honest and being located in the USA we use dollar priced products as the barometer. Now is a good time to mention we were very wrong in our criticism of TTE's Porsche 991.2 GT2 RS TTE1200 VTG turbo upgrade. Why? Because much like the X51 package for the Porsche 991.2 3.0 Carrera models a VIN must be provided to Porsche to get the turbochargers which are then modified. Buying Porsche factory parts directly is not cheap. There are few VINS to go around and few GT2 RS owners that modify their cars. It is not the same as machining some housings off a volume model and the price reflects the cost of the VTG's to begin with from Porsche then the work TTE has to do in order to get them to support 1200+ horsepower level of output. PorscheBoost got it wrong saying the price was absurd. On the bright side, TTE Global is aboard the network as a premium vendor and they are expanding their reach worldwide. APR recently tuned some 2.5 TFSI models equipped with TTE hybrids for example. Additionally, TTE offers the largest volume of hybrid turbocharger upgrades in Europe. Many of those big Euro tuning houses you hear of go to TTE and private label. We will not name names but you have likely heard of a certain very big Porsche tuner with a single syllable name. Yep, they go to TTE. As do some AMG tuning houses by the way. They are number one for a reason and it is because their products work. Yes, on a direct dollar conversion some of their turbos are more expensive than US competition but you know what you get for that money? A quality product that works and lasts. They are not sourcing cheap Chinese garbage. People will pay for quality. BoostAddict will cover the TTE Global product line: https://tteglobal.com/ You can expect to see more of their turbo upgrades in the USA. Welcome aboard TTE Global!
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 01:10 AM
    You likely have noticed many articles about TTE (The Turbo Engineers) lately as they seem to have a hybrid turbocharger upgrade for basically any platform. They are usually the first to market as well as evidenced by their recent Lamborghini Urus upgrade. You name it, they have a turbo upgrade. BoostAddict did not know how large their reach was until speaking with Simon Sharp of Sharp Motorsport Ltd. This network of sites can often be quite critical as we question pricing trying to keep vendors honest and being located in the USA we use dollar priced products as the barometer. Now is a good time to mention we were very wrong in our criticism of TTE's Porsche 991.2 GT2 RS TTE1200 VTG turbo upgrade. Why? Because much like the X51 package for the Porsche 991.2 3.0 Carrera models a VIN must be provided to Porsche to get the turbochargers which are then modified. Buying Porsche factory parts directly is not cheap. There are few VINS to go around and few GT2 RS owners that modify their cars. It is not the same as machining some housings off a volume model and the price reflects the cost of the VTG's to begin with from Porsche then the work TTE has to do in order to get them to support 1200+ horsepower level of output. PorscheBoost got it wrong saying the price was absurd. On the bright side, TTE Global is aboard the network as a premium vendor and they are expanding their reach worldwide. APR recently tuned some 2.5 TFSI models equipped with TTE hybrids for example. Additionally, TTE offers the largest volume of hybrid turbocharger upgrades in Europe. Many of those big Euro tuning houses you hear of go to TTE and private label. We will not name names but you have likely heard of a certain very big Porsche tuner with a single syllable name. Yep, they go to TTE. As do some AMG tuning houses by the way. They are number one for a reason and it is because their products work. Yes, on a direct dollar conversion some of their turbos are more expensive than US competition but you know what you get for that money? A quality product that works and lasts. They are not sourcing cheap Chinese garbage. People will pay for quality. BoostAddict will cover the TTE Global product line: https://tteglobal.com/ You can expect to see more of their turbo upgrades in the USA. Welcome aboard TTE Global!
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Today, 01:06 AM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum DKC.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 12:41 AM
    Not a ton of 10-second RHD hybrid results to report but this is great to see. BimmerBoost members in the United Kingdom as well as Australia in particular will take notice of this result on a full weight E92 335i and of course the Nizpro upgraded automatic is helping that elapsed time. Rob Beck covered the details below: Not a real common feat for this platform, especially on twins and stock'ish powertrain, while full weight. Even more so unique is that I believe this maybe the first RHD car to ever hit 10's period? (That is of course barring those running power glides) At any rate great short times helped this one along, but still pretty deep into the 10's so it is not like it just eek'd it's way in there in the process. Back to the OE'ish power train and full weight category, this is the 2nd quickest 1/4 ET I recall ever seeing... but it is open for discussion as well. Anyway here is all of the information that was provided, including the timeslip, below. Stock internals Twin Super RB Evo 17T Turbos VTT inlets Fabricated my own aluminium outlets VRSF 7.5" Race IC ER Charge pipe with twin Forge DVs Fuel-it Stage 3 LPFP and PI Bimmerlife coils and NGK 95770 spark plugs 0.022" AR catless downpipes Exhaust is stock apart from 200cpsi secondary cats Custom tune from BQ Tuning using MHD Transmission is a Nizpro upgraded ZF 6HP21 with Stage 3 xHP tune and stock TC Modified M3 diff fitted with 3.25 ratio gears and E36 LSD Mickey Thompson 275/40R17 ET Street S/S tyres https://datazap.me/u/coupes44/datalo...54&tmax=908.41
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 12:21 AM
    VF-Engineering knows what PorscheBoost and the BoostAddict Network of sites likes to see. Real world data, real world results. VF-Engineering has a long history tuning Porsches from 911's with supercharger kits to turbocharged variants. Let's start with the dyno results from the VF-Engineering all wheel drive Mustang dynamometer. Vehicle: 2016 Porsche 991.1 Turbo (Cabriolet) Hardware Mods: NONE Software Mods: HEX Tuning Stage ONE Dyno: Mustang AWD-500-SE STOCK: 464 WHP / 493 WTQ TUNED:496 WHP / 598 WTQ Peak Gains: 29 WHP / 102 WTQ MAX Gains: +113 WHP & 165WTQ @ 3,600 RPM 464 horsepower to all four wheels on this dyno stock on 91 octane pump gas is very healthy. This being a 991.1 Turbo, look at the torque increase and not just peak horsepower. From 3000 rpm on and it is just night and day. Picking up over 100 lb-ft at all four wheels is, frankly, huge. The majority of the gain comes down low as expected. So how does this translate to real world acceleration? A Dragy GPS box was utilized to measure before and after 0-60 and 0-100 sprints. STOCK 0-60: 3.25s STOCK 0-100: 7.61s TUNED 0-60: 2.87s TUNED 0-100: 6.63s Knocking off almost a full second on the 0-100 sprint is a major gain. 0-100 in 6.63 seconds is supercar territory. Not bad at all for what is Stage 1 Hex software only on 91 octane pump gas.
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