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Need help on a Tune for 2013 Passat 3.6L DSG tried unitronic but they only do B6 3.6L and I don't want APR, is there any other solutions ?


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You did not mention if you are looking to send the ECU out or not? Notwithstanding, there is another option, but kind of expensive. Vivid Racing offers a tune for it that can be done with a handheld flash tool. The DimSport is $250 plus the cost of the custom tune.
https://www.vividracing.com/tuned-ecu-flash-tune-volkswagen-passat-36l-300hp-p-152457191.html
I have that on my 2017 B7 Passat VR6. It definitely is an improvement, but not saying it justifies the cost. I really do like the way my car drives, but I have an exhaust, intake, and DSG tune as well.


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You did not mention if you are looking to send the ECU out or not? Notwithstanding, there is another option, but kind of expensive. Vivid Racing offers a tune for it that can be done with a handheld flash tool. The DimSport is $250 plus the cost of the custom tune.
https://www.vividracing.com/tuned-ecu-flash-tune-volkswagen-passat-36l-300hp-p-152457191.html
I have that on my 2017 B7 Passat VR6. It definitely is an improvement, but not saying it justifies the cost. I really do like the way my car drives, but I have an exhaust, intake, and DSG tune as well.


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Cool , I'll give it a try

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You did not mention if you are looking to send the ECU out or not? Notwithstanding, there is another option, but kind of expensive. Vivid Racing offers a tune for it that can be done with a handheld flash tool. The DimSport is $250 plus the cost of the custom tune.
https://www.vividracing.com/tuned-ecu-flash-tune-volkswagen-passat-36l-300hp-p-152457191.html
I have that on my 2017 B7 Passat VR6. It definitely is an improvement, but not saying it justifies the cost. I really do like the way my car drives, but I have an exhaust, intake, and DSG tune as well.


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What DSG tune did you get ?

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You did not mention if you are looking to send the ECU out or not? Notwithstanding, there is another option, but kind of expensive. Vivid Racing offers a tune for it that can be done with a handheld flash tool. The DimSport is $250 plus the cost of the custom tune.
VR Tuned ECU Flash Tune Volkswagen Passat 3.6L V6 B7 300HP | VRT-PST-B7-300
I have that on my 2017 B7 Passat VR6. It definitely is an improvement, but not saying it justifies the cost. I really do like the way my car drives, but I have an exhaust, intake, and DSG tune as well.


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I've been looking for a tune for my 2016 VR6 Passat, but that link says up to 2015. You had mentioned using it on your '17? So...it works fine?
I do have the SEL Premium, so I'm concerned about it interfering with all the tech.
 

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I've been looking for a tune for my 2016 VR6 Passat, but that link says up to 2015. You had mentioned using it on your '17? So...it works fine?
I do have the SEL Premium, so I'm concerned about it interfering with all the tech.
I am not going to recommend using Vivid, we had so much back and forth to get what I wanted (over an extensive period of time) that I would say go with APR. Pretty sure the APR let’s you downgrade as needed (via menu), meaning you do not have to run the tune all the time. I say that because with gas prices where they are I do not want to run a higher octane tune all the time. These tunes are mapped to the octane version you choose, so being able to ‘turn it off’ via a menu is way better than reflashing every time you want to change. Anyway, my 2017 is an SEL Premium as well, and no impact to the bells and whistles. Strangely though, it would trigger the tire pressure light, but I just reset it and good to go.


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I am not going to recommend using Vivid, we had so much back and forth to get what I wanted (over an extensive period of time) that I would say go with APR. Pretty sure the APR let’s you downgrade as needed (via menu), meaning you do not have to run the tune all the time. I say that because with gas prices where they are I do not want to run a higher octane tune all the time. These tunes are mapped to the octane version you choose, so being able to ‘turn it off’ via a menu is way better than reflashing every time you want to change. Anyway, my 2017 is an SEL Premium as well, and no impact to the bells and whistles. Strangely though, it would trigger the tire pressure light, but I just reset it and good to go.


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