mk4 R32 tune options in NZ

Started by marty7, November 12, 2020, 10:50:36 AM

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marty7

Hi team,

Can anyone recommend a tune for the R32? I'd like to decat and go stage 2...

I've been calling around and it looks like there are some good options.

-Custom tune with Elite Motorsports in C-Church

-Unitronic tune with a few different dealers in NZ (would be most convenient). A quick google search brought up some mixed reviews for this tune though, although they were all quite old.

-APR stage1 w/high flow cats. Most expensive, least gains, less sound. I imagine the emissions difference of highflow cat vs decat is somewhat negligible considering we are talking about a high output 3.2L from 2004...

Thoughts?
2004 R32 5dr Diamond Black Pearl
Past VW's:
2003 R32 5dr Deep Blue Pearl
2007 Passat 2.0TDI 6spd manual
1984 mk1zolf 'rabbit' (Canada) - 1.7 8v, roll cage, set up for autoX
1987 Scirocco 16v - Pirelli P's, modified street car
plus a couple of runabout mk1 golfs and donor cars over the years :)

80 Vert

Sell it and buy a turbo car if you want more power.
Call me old but I still feel tuning NA is a waste of money.
Lots of claims out there but rarely if ever dyno proven.
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2003 Jetta Coupe soon to be R36TT
1991 Golf GTI 2.0 TSI swapped
1963 Type 34 Karmann Ghia, turbo 2.0
1990 Porsche 964 911 Carrera 4
1980 1303 Beetle vert, under restoration

marty7

My last R32 was tuned and there was a very noticeable difference...It had the APR stage2.

Not looking for huge gains and don't have tens of thousands or the shop space to do a turbo build. Someday that would be fun though.
2004 R32 5dr Diamond Black Pearl
Past VW's:
2003 R32 5dr Deep Blue Pearl
2007 Passat 2.0TDI 6spd manual
1984 mk1zolf 'rabbit' (Canada) - 1.7 8v, roll cage, set up for autoX
1987 Scirocco 16v - Pirelli P's, modified street car
plus a couple of runabout mk1 golfs and donor cars over the years :)

slowmo

If you have experience with APR, then maybe contact them?

I?ve got a discount voucher i?m happy to pass on if you do decide to go down that route.
Current: 2004 MK4 R32 3-door NZ New DBP

Past: 2010 MK6 GTI / 2013 Nissan Leaf LOL / 2007 B7 RS4 / 2006 MK5 R32 / 2005 MK5 GTI / 1998 MK4 GTI / 1997 B5 A4 MTM

Brett

Elite Motorsport in Christchurch also do APR
Highly recommend them after having 3 cars tuned so far
Previous:MKIII Golf GL, MKIV Golf GTI, E36 325i, E36 323i, B5 S4 sedan, C32 AMG, B5 S4 avant, BMW 740iL, MKV Golf Gti 2dr.

Current:
Company car
Weekend toy-2007 Golf Gti Edition 30

marty7

awesome, thanks Brett. I've actually been in contact with Elite Motorsport, they sound great.
2004 R32 5dr Diamond Black Pearl
Past VW's:
2003 R32 5dr Deep Blue Pearl
2007 Passat 2.0TDI 6spd manual
1984 mk1zolf 'rabbit' (Canada) - 1.7 8v, roll cage, set up for autoX
1987 Scirocco 16v - Pirelli P's, modified street car
plus a couple of runabout mk1 golfs and donor cars over the years :)

superfueler

Did you get the new performance tyres fitted yet? Which brand did you go with?
Current: 2007 Audi A4 2.0T DTM sprint blue, 2007 VW Golf V 2.0 TDI BKD 4motion manual white.
Past: Audi A4 2.7 TDI silver, 2004 Golf 4 R32 black pearlescent, 2009 Audi S3 8P white / panoramic roof, 2004 Audi A4 B6 1.8T blue, 99 Golf mk4 GTI black, 2005 Audi A4 B7 2.0T black.

marty7

Tyres not fitted yet! Narrowed it down to Michelin pilot sport 4. Just chasing a couple of deals before committing to them.
2004 R32 5dr Diamond Black Pearl
Past VW's:
2003 R32 5dr Deep Blue Pearl
2007 Passat 2.0TDI 6spd manual
1984 mk1zolf 'rabbit' (Canada) - 1.7 8v, roll cage, set up for autoX
1987 Scirocco 16v - Pirelli P's, modified street car
plus a couple of runabout mk1 golfs and donor cars over the years :)