Go Back  AudiWorld Forums > Audi Models > Audi Q3 /Q5 / Q7 / Q8 > Audi Q7 > Q7 MKII Discussion
Reload this Page >

2018 Q7 3.0T ECU or Piggyback tunes?

Q7 MKII Discussion Discussion forum for the Audi Q7 MKII built from 2016 -
Sponsored By:
Sponsored By:

2018 Q7 3.0T ECU or Piggyback tunes?

 
Old 04-30-2018, 06:47 AM
  #1  
AudiWorld Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Audi707's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Northern California
Posts: 45
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default 2018 Q7 3.0T ECU or Piggyback tunes?

Any legit tunes yet? 333hp is cool and all, but I came from a chipped diesel that put out around 500+ hp and 900+ torque. Shes fast but Im sure she can do more
Audi707 is offline  
Old 04-30-2018, 07:40 AM
  #2  
AudiWorld Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: BAY AREA, CA
Posts: 381
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 1 Post
Default

Originally Posted by Audi707 View Post
Any legit tunes yet? 333hp is cool and all, but I came from a chipped diesel that put out around 500+ hp and 900+ torque. Shes fast but Im sure she can do more
revo has software for the 3.0T
erwheezy is offline  
Old 04-30-2018, 11:14 AM
  #3  
AudiWorld Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 862
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

I'm hoping APR comes out with something soon. Their gains, at least going off what they are doing for the 3.0T A6/A7/A8 are better than Revo. Also noticed for Revo you need to buy a separate tranny tune for shift points. I think APR offers that in one package
jetsfan101 is offline  
Old 04-30-2018, 11:37 AM
  #4  
AudiWorld Member
 
rafi.kadafi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Poland
Posts: 84
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by jetsfan101 View Post
I'm hoping APR comes out with something soon. Their gains, at least going off what they are doing for the 3.0T A6/A7/A8 are better than Revo. Also noticed for Revo you need to buy a separate tranny tune for shift points. I think APR offers that in one package
Previous Q7 were able to go 400km on ECU remap and beyond 420-430k with charger pulley. This engine should be the same. The question is if via power box or direct ECU modification. So far I guess no one was able to crack ECU.
rafi.kadafi is offline  
Old 04-30-2018, 11:48 AM
  #5  
AudiWorld Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 182
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

After just trading my 2016 S6 - with a tune that had been taken off for a month prior to trading - just everyone beware that Audi has gotten really tight on the TD1 flagging for tunes. My S6 had only 17k on it when I traded it...the dealer is not selling it CPO - which it should have as the car was perfect. Meaning they caught the previous tune on it. I, too, wish my 2018 Q7 Prestige has more power - but to me its just not worth the tiny bump in HP for this engine versus a warranty void. I got 100hp on my S6 - and even then I would probably not do a tune again.

Last edited by parkstr8; 05-03-2018 at 03:14 AM.
parkstr8 is offline  
Old 04-30-2018, 12:21 PM
  #6  
AudiWorld Super User
 
BigKutta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Washington DC burbs
Posts: 2,432
Likes: 0
Received 3 Likes on 3 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by parkstr8 View Post
After just trading my 2016 S6 - with a tune that had been taken off for a month prior to trading - just everyone beware that Audi has gotten really tight on the TD1 flagging for tunes. My S6 had only 17k on it when I traded it...the dealer is not selling it CPO - which it should have as the car was perfect. Meaning they caught the previous tune on it. I, too, wish my 2018 Q7 Prestige has more power - but to me its just not worth the tiny bump in HP for this engine versus a warranty void. I got 100hp on my S6 - and even then I would probably not due a tune again.
I was just going to ask on this thread about the impact to warranty etc. So, if you have some kind of engine trouble, would Audi blame the tune and void warranty? If so, why do so many take this risk?
BigKutta is offline  
Old 04-30-2018, 01:12 PM
  #7  
AudiWorld Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 157
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

I spoke with a company called REVO a few months back. They specifically offer a tune for the CREC 3.0TFSI. Its not listed under the year but that is the motor under my hood. I personally am running a Racechip piggy back and have about 22k on the motor after the install. The car definitely runs different with the chip, especially between 2-4k rpm. My only gripe is that shiftpoints do not get changed, but its the limitation of piggyback. Personally I am satisfied with it and it takes me around 15 minutes to remove it completely.
noxqzs is offline  
Old 04-30-2018, 01:17 PM
  #8  
Audiworld Junior Member
 
quattro_rails's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Southern California
Posts: 29
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by BigKutta View Post
I was just going to ask on this thread about the impact to warranty etc. So, if you have some kind of engine trouble, would Audi blame the tune and void warranty? If so, why do so many take this risk?
They definitely will. My previous '11 A4 Avant had the Stasis ECU upgrade offered and done by Circle Audi in Long Beach, CA after new purchase by the previous owner. When Audi settled the 2.0T oil consumption lawsuit, then refused my claim because it was flagged as TD1, even though I had the original service invoice for the Stasis upgrade by Circle Audi.
quattro_rails is offline  
Old 04-30-2018, 04:24 PM
  #9  
AudiWorld Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Audi707's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Northern California
Posts: 45
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Ahh! So I should wait then. From all of your experience with Audi and TD1, I should work on upgrading my exhaust, brakes etc...before tune?

BUT after looking at racechip, the company claims no trace! My Dodge diesel I had prior was mini maxx tuned and supposedly left no trace as well and my warranty was still ok

Has anyone had warranty work done with racechip?
Audi707 is offline  
Old 04-30-2018, 04:41 PM
  #10  
AudiWorld Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Posts: 339
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by rafi.kadafi View Post
Previous Q7 were able to go 400km on ECU remap and beyond 420-430k with charger pulley. This engine should be the same. The question is if via power box or direct ECU modification. So far I guess no one was able to crack ECU.
400km fuel range or 400 kmh top speed? One sounds abysmally low and the other just straight up impossible.

What am I missing?
smacky is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: 2018 Q7 3.0T ECU or Piggyback tunes?


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: