Audi A5 ECU Remap for Tune?

Hi all so Iv had an Audi A5 3.0 TDI V6 2011 for approximately 6 months Now. After hearing the benefits (More power and possible increase in fuel economy) of tuning the car through an ECU remap and wanted some advice if it's a good idea or what the repercussions maybe. I do enjoy how strong the car is so if there's anything else that can be done to it then I'm all ears. I haven't got much to spend (approximately 1k) on the car but I can save up if there's something a bit more pricey and I do intend to keep the car for the coming years. Also if anyone knows a good place that is reliable (even if it costs more) for an remap for Audi A5 or Audi's.

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    ECU remap
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    Don't do anything to it

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    Not much of a car guy but I feel like the team of German engineers that get paid hundreds of thousands of dollars a year to program the original ECU configuration probably know a tad more about the correct ECU configuration for your car then some random dude in a garage that "reckons" he might get you 10 more kw and an extra 10kms out of your tank.

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      Tweaking stocks maps gives you exactly that. Factory engineers tune for emissions compliance, fuel economy, and reliability to reduce warranty work.

      One could further personalise the vehicle output torque to suit the drivers style giddy majiggy fuels computers la laara. Retarded timings to make water doodle jumps GPU rams overclock

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      A few years late, but I just found this post.
      In response, the Engineers in Germany 'tune' production cars for production requirements, ie balance of power/reliability/efficiency/emissions standards. The random dude in a garage is actually another German Engineer who works for a professional racing team that used to work at Audi but now gets paid more than the guy at the Audi factory to produce mods to factory engines he used to design. In this case APR and ABT are the leading companies that produce the ECU Tune kits which focus the balance more on performance. And we're not talking 10kw extra, a lot of these kits can extract an extra 50-100kw out of these modern engines which is a huge performance increase for usually less than $2k.

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    Check out http://www.goapr.com/products/ecu_upgrade_tdi.html# for ideas on how much you could gain

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    . I haven't got much to spend (approximately 1k) on the car

    You might not be able to get much for that.

    Is your engine the single turbo 150/180 kw or the bi-turbo?
    Usually you will not be able to get much with just a tune. Also the 3 TDI has good low end torque.
    Personally I don't see any use in getting 10-30 kw at the higher end of the rpm as this won't affect your daily drive.

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      I have the 180kw and some have given expectations of 210-230kw with increase of 100torque on average

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    You are asking for trouble if you own a car that retailed for $100k, and you have to save up to get access to more than $1000. When something goes wrong with your Audi, a $1000 isn't going to touch the bill.

    TLDR: Buy Falcon with gas.

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      I don't want to jinx it but thankfully Iv had no issues with it thus far except a lightbulb blown which cost $100.

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        "…except a lightbulb blown which cost $100…"

        Wait… what?

        HOW DOES A LIGHT BULB COST $100?

        In my day, we used candles, but we didn't call them candles, we called 'em lighty burn sticks… And you always carried a spare one in our pouch tied to our belt (which in my day, was called a pant's cord).

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          Well it's not really a lightbulb I was generalising haha, it was a HID light 3DS or something

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          @Kuhaku: Bah, poppy-cock… In my day, the only things a HID & 3DS were was something you didn't want to tell your lady friend you had… In those days we just called it "the clap" though, we couldn't afford fancy acronyms or numbers… They were different times.

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    https://www.revotechnik.com/product-details/software/audi/a5...

    I drive a polo GTI 6C with a stage 1 REVO tune. So far so good, just the gearing is a bit clunky since it power doesnt match to the correct gear. The increased fuel economy is bullshit since the car is working harder and using up more petrol. I paid approx $1.1k for stage 1 and you may need to do a DSG/S-tronic tune if changing gears feels clunky after the stage 1 tune.

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      I asked them for a quote and it's probably the most expensive Iv received to be honest with very similar increases so unsure of if it's worth going with them.

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        Off the shelf brands, APR/REVO tend to be more expensive. However you can adopt a custom coding for your ECU at a significantly cheaper price. You get what you pay for

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    APR has a sale at the moment (10%) off. I have an APR tune however I won't go with them in future as they screwed the Australian dealers.

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