I think Dave was happy with it until he started to look at logs of his own car with vag-com... and what he saw was not safe at all in timing pull terms.Dave
I think my car was one of the first AUM cars given a stage 2 Beta Map at Awesome.
I am going to speak to Jim about this as your post intimates that the MAP is contributing to a near fatal end to your engine. I personally am not going to criticise APR at this moment in time. I don't know what the issues are with your car but I'm sure there are reasons.
My car was mapped using 6 different overlay maps. Each time the car was run up the diagnostics were being downloaded so that APR were aware of what each parameter ie boost, fuelling N75 etc etc was doing. Since the MAP I have found the car to run perfectly. I have run the car ragged on 2 seperate trackdays since.It ran superbly not missing a beat. I would assume that if it was running close to the limit and close to your car's mapped the engine would have detonated. I too run a similar spec except I run a FMIC and Milltek zorst system.
My conclusion is that when driven to the limit under full load if a problem were to arise then on track would be the most likely place.
In the case of APR they are the No 1 VAG tuner in the US and Oz. They have considerable assets and run several race prepd cars to my knowledge. They are not micky mouse IMO and I would imagine that their software writers should know what they are doing.I would hope APR will respond to this thread as it would be helpful to clear this matter up.
so IanFor your info I too have an APR stage 2 map plus the usual extras ie Neuspeed FMIC Milltek DP and exhaust big brakes you name it. I do alot of track work especially in years gone by.
The APR map on my car in my oppinion as been superb. I had the 3 stage ECMS 3 years ago and then upgraded to stage 2 Beta Map in January. Since then the car has done 2 hard trackdays.It performed impeccably.
I have seen DSSR's post on the MKIV forum and as a result of his post regardings his findings I posted an e mail to APR which they are responding to. Secondly they rang me from the US.I am very happy with their explanation on how they are are going to resolve their battering on certain forums.....shame Dave didn't have a good response re his car.
I have spoken to Bill re data logging my car.
After consulting with Awesome and APR it would appear their technicians are attending the UK at Awesome in June for an open week for anyone with issues with their car.I will be attending for a check over....suffice to say our car has been running with an APR map from 30k up until it's current mileage of 96k and it hasn't missed a beat. Stage 2 has made a noticeable improvement in torque and smoothness over their first map.
I'm not into quoting figures of one company against another but all I know is that their software has made the car a better drive all round and I love it's flexability to change programmes via cruise.
Lets hope APR restore some faith back into this forum. I for one have been a good friend and customer of Tim Stiles and in my experience the service from Awesome has been 1st class and very helpful.
The tuning industry is a very difficult vocation especially with the advent of the internet which can be both positive and negative to peoples reputation.