So I've been chompin' at the bit to get some software loaded to the Touareg. JHM is my go-to company, when it comes down to raw Audi V8 performance. They do such great things with this platform, I just wish I could do more business with them.
But, after weeks of trying to find someone local to there shop, with no success. And even more time dedicated to finding a back up ECU to ship off to them... I gave up. I went ahead and pulled the trigger on my local tuner... Evolution Motorsports.
If you are unfamiliar with their work, they are Porsche guys. Tried and true! They build insanely powerful Porsches all day, while still dabbling in the Audi/VW scene. So I had a few email exchanges with their team and made an appointment.
I stopped by at 11am and left by 1230pm. It was that easy. So if you can afford the downtime of a couple days, and wanna do the overnight shipping route... know that it should be a quick turnaround time.
NOW THE REVIEW:
My first impressions... definitely not the same WHOA!!! night & day difference like when you "chip" a turbocharged Audi/VW. But, I didn't expect that either.
So far, it seems like its a lil smoother to accelerate... and it seems to keep wanting to pull as it moves through the higher RPMs. With the understanding that the ECU still needs a couple hundred miles to really adjust... I'll have to keep an eye on it, as it adapts to the changes.
I'll let yall know what I think, in the end, after a week or so. Because you know the ultimate, "Was it worth the money?" will be the clincher. That will of course be up to you. For me, I just had to know what else could be done to get some more power out of this thing!!! (Minus a supercharger...)
But, something to consider... I did NOT pay what their website lists as the price. I won't disclose publicly what I did pay, out of respect to them. But, if you do decide to pull the trigger, feel free to email them or PM me for some details...