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MK7 VW Golf R Revo Stage 2 – 400BHP

The MK7 Golf R has been part of our fleet for nearly 2 years now, so I thought I might as well do a post about it.

We ran the R stock for nearly a year before deciding to add more power, mainly because of the stories about the weak turbos on these cars. There a numerous stories of turbos failing, some saying it was the early 2014 cars only, people blaming remaps etc etc. So far we have never seen or heard of one of our customers cars turbos dying. Pure coincidence…..more than likely as a number have failed on completely stock cars. All I know is that our car is never driven hard from cold, its always been fully warmed up before any hard driving.  Now I don’t think this is the route cause of them failing, but it can only help. From what I have read, the turbos suffer with poor balancing from the factory. VW have released many updates / revisions on these turbos with the letter at the end of the parts number changing. As of today, the latest part number is 06K 145 722 H.

Our R had covered 8K miles and since there is no rhyme or reason to the turbos failing, weather the car is completely standard or pushing 400+BHP, we thought it was best to get our one in the workshop but first we carried out some timing runs using Racelogic timing equipment.  I don’t know if VW are very concervative with their timings but I managed         0 – 60 in 4.2 seconds when VW claim 4.9 seconds!

Instead of just doing stage 1 we decided to go straight to stage 2 which included Revo stage 2 software, Revo front mounted intercooler, Revo carbon air intake, Revo muffler delete and Scorpion decat downpipe.

MK7 Golf R Stock times

MK7 Golf R 0 – 100 interval times

Stock R

Stock engine bay

Revo intercooler, intake and muffler delete

Carbon box is lovely!

Scorpion decat downpipe is a work of art

Scorpions welds are fantastic

Muffler delete

These times were logged when using normal unleaded, I will add another picture of the timings when Shell V power is in the car and map switched for higher RON fuel.

Audi R8 V10 Plus Larini performance exhaust & BMC Filters at MDM Technik Ltd, Marlow.

This stunning 2015 Audi R8 V10 Plus came into us for a Larini ‘sports’ exhaust system and BMC performance air filters.

Click to listen to the R8 with the standard exhaust. https://youtu.be/SIuJmeRjjkI

The noise from a standard Gen2 R8 V10 is stunning but with the Larini system it becomes ferocious. The car now barks into life with pops and crackles on overrun and when the accelerator pedal is flat to the floor, the increased induction noise sucking in harmony with the Larini system and the normally aspirated V10 screaming at 8,000 rpm, this R8 makes noises which gives you goose bumps and makes every hair stand up on end….Just listen to it https://youtu.be/L8HtXhY-67Q

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Audi R8 V10 Plus with rear bumper removed ready for the Larini exhaust

Audi R8 V10 Plus with rear bumper and exhaust removed ready for the Larini exhaust

 

 

Stage 3 For Free

When is the last time you said “I have enough power”?
That’s right; never! How does “Stage 3 For Free” sound?

Purchase the legendary Revo K04 Turbo Upgrade Kit and for a limited time get the Stage 3 Software for free if you are already running Revo Stage 1 or 2 software.

If you aren’t already part of the Revo family, not to worry! Pick up their K04 upgrade and Stage 1 software and get Stage 3 software as a thank you for joining the team.

Welcome to the Family!

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RS4 4.2 V8 FSI AND 2.0 TFSI intake port and valve carbon cleaning available at MDM Technik Ltd MARLOW

Most new Audi, VW, Seat and Skoda cars now use FSI Technology (Fuel stratified injection) for emissions and fuel economy but this system also has a down side. Since fuel is not sprayed down the inlet manifold and over the intake valves, carbon deposits from the crankcase breather system, which is plumbed into the inlet, get baked onto inlet valves under normal driving conditions. After approx 40,000 miles you’re intake valves will look like this.

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There is no easy solution to clean the intake valves but to remove the inlet manifold and put in some hard labour to clean them.

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This is what the valves should like like. This is after a full carbon clean on a 2008 RS4 with 60,000 miles on the clock.

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This is the amount of carbon which was removed from one Audi RS4.

Another big issue we are also seeing which is a direct relation to the carbon build up is leaking injectors or blocked injectors. Cars which are not cleaned at around 40,000 miles, generally have slight misfires or ‘running too lean’ faults. This will require the injectors to either be replaced or refurbished.

What will this do to performance?

This RS4 was timed using Racelogic performance meter and timed from 30 – 50 and  50 – 70 mph. The results are clear to see.

Before carbon clean

30 – 50 mph 3.0 secs

50 – 70 mph 3.2 secs

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After carbon clean

30 – 50 mph 2.8 secs

50 – 70 mph 2.8 secs

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REVO 2.0TSI GENERATION 3 ECU UPGRADE FOR THE MQB PLATFORM

REVO 2.0TSI GENERATION 3 ECU UPGRADE FOR THE MQB PLATFORM

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Since the release of the 7th generation of the most iconic hot hatch, we at Revo have been pulling out all the stops to develop the perfect software upgrade for the latest 2.0TSI engine found in not only the MK7 Golf Gti but also the latest MK3 Skoda Octavia VRS. VW remapping

With an impressive 217bhp as standard (or 227bhp with optional extra performance package), the bar was set high. Our R&D involved months of extensive beta testing on cars all over the globe; in Russia, South Africa, Germany, Asia and the UK ensuring our testing covered an array of atmospheric variations.

We are now pleased to present the Revo Stage 1 software upgrade for the 2.0TSI generation 3 MQB platform. Flashable through the ODB-II port, the factory ECU will remain intact whilst providing peak gains in excess of 300BHP. Whilst the peak gains are impressive, this doesn’t tell the full story. Revo Stage 1 software has been refined to give you increased torque and power throughout the rev range without compromising on driveability, smoothness or power delivery. What does this mean? Your hot hatch has just become a supercar slayer with factory like smoothness and driveability.

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Fast Facts:

  • Stage 1 has 3 performance modes allowing each vehicle to be set up to suit different levels of fuel quality as well as varying climatic conditions
  • 310-320bhp with 320-340lbft peaks
  • Enhanced driveability, smoothness, responsiveness, power delivery and of course performance
  • OBD-II Flashing, No ECU removal required

MK7 GOLF R 2.0TSI STAGE 1 SOFTWARE OUT NOW!!

MK7 GOLF R 2.0TSI STAGE 1 SOFTWARE OUT NOW!!

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The MK7 VW Golf R is the latest in the line of VW hot hatches and the fastest Golf to date. With a fantastic mix of an all new 296bhp engine and the latest generation Haldex 4-wheel drive system, even in standard trim it’s a force to be reckoned with. But what happens when you combine Revo Stage1 Performance software with an E888 Gen 3 2.0TSI motor? 0-60 in just 3.7 seconds is what!

Our widely anticipated Stage 1 software comes as a result of months of development, rigorous testing plus real world performance evaluation on our own development vehicles. A Stage 2 program is in development and due for release alongside supporting hardware. Revo performance software can be flashed directly to the MK7 Golf R through the OBD2 socket with no need for ECU removal.

Stage 1 is designed to work in harmony with an otherwise totally standard car to give gains to 365BHP and 354FT/LB of torque, up from the standard 296BHP and 280FT/LB.

Our test vehicles have clocked repeatable 0-60 MPH times of  3.7 seconds along with a 0-100MPH times of just 9.2 seconds using Racelogic GPS performance equipment. Car tested on private test track, on road legal tyres on Shell vPower.

An impressive improvement over the manufacturer quoted times of 4.9 seconds to 60MPH and 12.3 to 100MPH for the DSG equipped test mule.

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Revo Performance Software puts the Golf MK7 R into supercar rival territory – outpacing cars including the Audi R8 V10 (3.9-seconds 0-60mph) and the Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 (3.7-seconds 0-60mph). 

Fast Facts

+69BHP and +74FT/LB from Stage 1

• Better drivability and increased performance

• Flashed via the OBD socket, no need for ECU removal

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REVO STAGE 1 & STAGE 2 SOFTWARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR FIESTA ST MODELS

REVO STAGE 1 & STAGE 2 SOFTWARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR FIESTA ST MODELS

Love driving? The latest Ford Fiesta ST is the ultimate definition of fun. It boasts a lightweight chassis, 1.6-litre turbocharged engine, front-wheel-drive configuration and a proper manual gearbox – driving nirvana! But just like its bigger brother – the Focus ST – this hot hatch can be transformed into a proper pocket rocket with the addition of our performance software…

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Stage 1 – Jumping power up to 217bhp and 273lb-ft (depending on fuel and setup) our Stage 1 software is the fastest, easiest way to get big gains from your Fiesta ST. Over a second is shaved from the 0-60mph with Stage 1 taking just 6.1-seconds. In addition to this, we’ve put over 12,000-miles on the Stage 1 Fiesta ST (including 1000-miles on track) for maximum reliability in all driving conditions. This car eats the road up in a way you wouldn’t expect! Yet remains totally comfortable to use on a daily basis, truly the best of both worlds.

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Stage 2 – This software has been specifically designed to attain the best possible performance from the Fiesta ST using a bolt-on performance exhaust, engine intake and intercooler upgrade. Stage 2 ties these upgraded components together to really turn the Fiesta into something special! Power is now boosted up to 229bhp and torque 293lb-ft (depending on fuel and setup) as well as giving gains all the way up to the 6800rpm rev limit. In addition to this, Stage 2 software features a ‘stock’ mode and can be setup to suit 95ron, 97ron and 98ron fuels if necessary. A Stage 2 Fiesta ST is in a different league and is more than capable of showing up a lot of bigger machinery!

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Stage2 software is setup so you can run a sports or de-cat without getting a CEL (Check Engine Light) note: lambda’s need to be plugged in

Golf MK5, MK6, A3, S3, TT Geometry Adjustment Package

Golf MK5, MK6 Geometry Adjustment Package

This week we are pleased to tell you about the latest innovation from our development team to provide geometry adjustment for the ever popular Volkswagen PQ35 platform. This includes Volkswagen Golf Mk5 and 6, Passat, Scirocco, Audi A3, S3 and TT.PFF85-501G Front Wishbone Front Bush Camber Adjustable This bush features a CNC machined Stainless Steel sleeve with an offset bore that can be rotated using our bespoke tooling (supplied), giving +/- 0.5 degrees of on-car camber adjustment.

For a non-adjustable version of this bush, use PFF85-501.

PFF85-502G Front Wishbone Rear Bush Anti-Lift & Caster Adjust  To achieve caster adjustment of 1 degrees and 7.5mm additional anti-lift properties, we have produced our own bracket and new polyurethane bush that increases the stiffness of the bush by 120% at a load of 4000N.

Our Black Series part increases stiffness by another 43%, to give a 214% increase in stiffness over the original part. The result is that the car experiences fewer changes in its geometry for a given load for more predictability and improved performance of the suspension.

Please watch our video that showcases our testing and development process that includes on-car footage and technical information.

Feedback from our test drivers has confirmed that adjustment made to the vehicles geometry dramatically increases traction and reduces front wheel hop. Changes made to the caster angle increase turn-in response and serve to eliminate torque steer.

The bracket kit is supplied with the bush already fitted using our high pressure tooling and is ready to fit straight onto the car using brand new corrosion resistant bolts.

For a non-adjustable version of this bush that fits into the original bracket, use PFF85-502.

Our bushes offer improved reliability over the original parts and of course carry our Lifetime Warranty.
For vehicles used in Motorsport or predominately on track, these new bushes are available in our Black Series range.

LOBA RS3 8 Pot Front Brake Upgrade Kit

 

photo 32Brembo 8 pot callipers (black), with AP Racing 48 Vane Directional rotors for the RS3

the assembly uses “ Float in the Bell” Technology, float is limited to 0.2mm compared to 0.5-0.7mm float disc systems such as Alcon or less capable AP racing setups

Custom rate developed bobbin springs allow design axial and radial float whilst maintaining OEM levels of noise.

Assembly’s proven to demonstrate excellent heat management by design in testing due to axial flow of air from behind the bearing to the centre of the disc via 48 vanes and a 17mm air gap, provision is also made for front face cooling via recessed vents on the reverse bell face.

Disc Rotor is Supplied assembled Rotor size is 362mm, thickness is 32mm, complete disc weight 8.7Kg Uses a pair of supplied brembo 8 pot callipers Comes with braided steel brake lines Your choice of Grooved or Drilled Rotors Brake pads not included 3.2Kg lighter vs complete stock set-up Removing a massive amount of unsprung weight from the front axle due to being lighter, increasing braking performance, and improving handling.  photo 51

When used with performance pads and hi-temp brake fluid, you will have a proven and truly fantastic track and fast road set-up.