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VW MK8 Golf R EA888.4 2.0T 034Motorsport Dynamic+ Tuning ECU & DQ381 G2 TCU Tuning Bundle

Stock: 316 HP / 293 TQ
Stage 1 91: 408 HP / 374 TQ
Stage 1 93: 427 HP / 402 TQ
Stage 1 E85: 449 HP / 418 TQ
Stage 2 91: 415 HP / 386 TQ
Stage 2 93: 431 HP / 404 TQ
Stage 2 E85: 455 HP / 431 TQ

Stage 1 & 2 91 Low Torque: 418 HP / 344 TQ
Stage 1 & 2 93 Low Torque: 421 HP / 343 TQ
Stage 1 & 2 E85 Low Torque: 428 HP / 349 TQ

 

The 034Motorsport Dynamic+ Tuning Software for MK8 Volkswagen Golf R and 8Y Audi S3 equipped with the EA888 Gen 4 2.0T inline-four engine is designed to transform the driving experience of your vehicle! Flashed directly through your vehicle’s OBD-II port, 034Motorsport’s proprietary calibrations for the ECU safely and effectively increase the power output of the turbocharged inline-four in a refined manner. The result is a significant improvement in acceleration and throttle response, without any sacrifice in driveability or reliability.

034Motorsport MK8 Volkswagen Golf R and 8Y Audi S3 EA888 Gen 4 2.0T Dynamic+ Performance Software was developed entirely in-house on 034Motorsport's Development 8Y Audi S3. The calibrations were then refined on multiple enthusiast-owned beta tester cars around the world.

Included at no extra cost is the Stage 1 Dynamic+ Performance TCU Software for MK8 Volkswagen Golf R and 8Y Audi S3 equipped with the DQ381 G2 7-Speed DSG transmission. At an extra cost, upgrade to the Stage 2 TCU Tuning to further enhance the shifting and acceleration of your DSG Equipped 2.0T! Flashed directly through your vehicle’s OBD-II port, 034Motorsport’s proprietary calibrations for the DQ381 G2 TCU safely and effectively raise the torque limits of the DSG, allowing your car to make use of Stage 1 or Stage 2 Performance Software.

034Motorsport Dynamic+ offers manual transmission users Low Torque files to maximize performance and the clutch life of stock clutch equipped manual MK8 R’s. These files are included at no additional cost for all octanes!

034Motorsport Engineers develop special inhouse tools that allow us to access the firmware and maps inside the factory ECU, this level of engineering is required to prevent work-arounds and bandaids that many aftermarket companies resort to. 034Motorsport engineers and optimizes the ECU calibrations just like Volkswagen engineers would, but accessing the source of how the ECU controls the engine and making changes at the base level.

This is the ONLY way 034Motorsport can ensure our calibrations meet our high standards for ultimate power with smooth drivability, perfect function, reliability and added functions and features even beyond what the factory programming can provide.

NOTE: The E85 calibration is not a flex-fuel style tune. The tune will work with E85 directly from the pump, both summer and winter blends (ethanol content can vary from E60-E85). This tune requires only E85 be pumped into the fuel tank. Gasoline blends and race fuel mixtures should not be used, and engine damage could occur if the incorrect fuel or octane is used. We strongly recommend an ethanol content gauge be used so that you can monitor the actual ethanol content at the pump you are using.

When switching fuels, it takes about 20-30 minutes of normal driving for the new tank of fuel to fully circulate through the system when filled at E. Please minimize load (don’t floor it!) until you have driven the car for at least 30 minutes. Ethanol content analyzers installed close to the fuel rail will also help you see when the ethanol has fully run through the system.

UNLOCKING EXTRA TORQUE IN THE DQ381 G2 EQUIPPED GOLF R AND 8Y S3

As with any automatic transmission vehicle, the ECU and TCU computers work synchronously to properly apply torque to the vehicles drivetrain in a safe and reliable manner. Within both the ECU and TCU, there are factory safety tables that limit overall torque output based upon what the factory first tuned the car for. The ECU reports the output of torque from the engine to the TCU, and the TCU decides if this is suitable, or too much. If it is too much, the TCU will command the ECU to reduce torque output based upon its safety tables.

For vehicles that have a TCU that cannot be tuned, the ECU will safely limit the overall torque that is able to be produced. It is safe to drive your car in this condition with only the ECU tuned.

034Motorsport takes a holistic approach with its Dynamic+ Tuning, and aims to retain as many OEM safety protocols as possible. While it is possible to tune around the factory TCU torque limiters from the ECU side, this is done at the expense of torque safety features that are integral in keeping your transmission running safely. 034Motorsport’s calibrators tune the ECU to work with the TCU to provide accurate torque values, and recalibrate the appropriate safety ranges for the TCU. Taking these extra steps to retain OEM safety systems on the ECU and TCU side is just one of the many reasons that Dynamic+ software provides substantial yet reliable performance increases.

We are happy to provide our Stage 1 Dynamic+ TCU tuning at no additional cost ($150 value) to the customer in order to ensure that you are maximizing the performance and reliability of your MK8 Golf R and 8Y Audi S3!

 

034SPI MOBILE FLASHING PHONE APP

All Dynamic+ tunes can now be flashed anywhere you please with the 034SPI (Smartphone Interface) Mobile Flashing application!

Designed for use on iOS and Android Devices as well as Apple Silicon-equipped laptops (M1, M2, M3), 034SPI allows you to easily flash your car, change fuel maps, configure live data displays, record and submit data logs to 034Motorsport's Tuning Support team, and utilize diagnostic support tools such as DTC/CEL code read/clear and more! Available now for use with any Dynamic+ ECU or TCU tune and the latest R4 Dynamic+ End User Flashing Dongle (May 2023 & Newer)! Download via the Apple App Store or Google Play Store Today!

 

Detailed Flashing Features:

  • Complete Any ECU Or TCU Tune Flash
  • Quickly Flash Different Fuel Octane Or Transmission Files
  • Flash ECU/TCU Using Mobile Device's Internet Connection
  • Enhanced Flashing Protocol Protections For Increased Flashing Stability
  • User-Configurable Live Data Displays
  • Multiple Data Display Views
  • Dozens Of Defined Variables Available
  • High-Speed Datalogging Of Pre-Defined Variables
  • Easy Upload Of Logs To 034Motorsport Server
  • Datalog Analysis Services Available Free Of Charge
  • Read & Clear DTCs On ECU & TCU
  • View Emissions Monitor Statuses
  • Perform Adaptations/Recalibrations*
    • *Available for limited platforms, coverage expanding regularly

ECU SOFTWARE FEATURES:


  • Increased Horsepower & Torque Throughout the Powerband

  • True Launch Control Functionality for Improved Acceleration Times

  • Available in 91 Octane, 93 Octane & E85 Calibrations

  • Track-Tested Calibrations Ensure Consistent Power Delivery

  • Refined Throttle Mapping for Enhanced Throttle Response & Precision. Left Foot Braking Enabled below 5000 RPM

  • Improved Power Delivery, Acceleration, and Driving Characteristics

  • Speed Limiter Removed for Increased Top Speed

  • Crackle Overrun Enabled in Dynamic/Race Mode

  • *No-Crackle Files Available Upon Request. Please see below for more notes regarding crackle overrun.

  • Flashed Directly Via the Factory OBD-II Port



DYNAMIC+ ECU FEATURES:

THERMAL MANAGEMENT SAFETY STRATEGIES:

With increased power, comes increased heat. With increased heat, comes the need for additional management. For charge air temperature, 034Motorsport has implemented key safety features to keep your engine running optimally and safely in virtually any condition - just like the OEM calibration. Substantial effort was spent on balancing the trade off of charge temp for power, and improving the compressor efficiency so that it doesn't generate too much charge temp.

Charge Air Temp: When the charge temp exceeds 80*C there is a reduction in power output. When the charge temp exceeds 85*C there is a more significant reduction in power output. This charge temp limitation is there to prevent knock events, which can severely damage a motor. With these safety measures in place, you can confidently drive your car, from the top of Pikes Peak to Death Valley, knowing the factory ECU has optimal performance and safety covered..

Coolant Temp/Fan Strategy: From the factory, Volkswagen & Audi like to run hotter water temps to reduce fluid friction losses from cooler, more viscous oil. While better for efficiency, this strategy becomes a safety issue when loads and heat are increased. 034Motorsport calibrators have rescaled the coolant temperature targets and fan control strategies to target lower coolant temperatures when in higher heat conditions, allowing the car to run within a safe heat range rescaled for the added heat that comes from tuning the engine. Once again, this means that 034Motorsport calibrators have kept your confidence in safety fully intact from the OEM configuration.

FUEL SYSTEM OPTIMIZATION:

While E85 provides substantial increases in power, it requires about 30% more fuel than standard pump gasoline per ignition cycle. Utilizing a variety of fuel stratified injection strategies, 034Motorsport calibrators have further optimized the factory fueling system to be able to adequately support full E85 on factory hardware for Stage 1 & Stage 2.

FREE REVVING IN NEUTRAL & PARK:

The rev-limiter is now removed while in Neutral and Park. Impress friends and annoy those around you with limitless ease!

EXHAUST FLAPS PERMANENTLY OPEN IN DYNAMIC/RACE MODE:

From the Factory, Audi will open and close the exhaust flaps randomly, even in Dynamic mode. With 034Motorsport tuning, When set to Dynamic, the exhaust valves will now stay constantly open.

START/STOP BUTTON MEMORY:

Dynamic+ Tuning for the EA888.4 2.0T retains the Start/Stop engine functionality, but allows users to set the memory for the system based on preference. If you do not want the Start/Stop system to run, turn it off via the in-cabin button and the car will store that selection even after key cycling the car. If you would like it to stay on, select it to be on via the in-cabin button. This is done in a completely OEM fashion, helping enhance the overall experience of driving your car!


ACCURATE BOOST AND TORQUE REPORTING:

As with anything in life, it is always best to be truthful. This especially applies when it comes to reporting torque outputs in the ECU to the other control modules in the car, as well as displaying accurate boost readings to the driver via the boost gauge found on the Virtual Cockpit. With 034Motorsport Dynamic+ software, the ECU is reporting accurate torque values to critical systems like the TCU to ensure that all safety systems are intact in both control units, and the added torque from tuning is properly adjusted for when driving/shifting, including all safety systems designed to protect the engine and transmission.

DYNAMIC+ TCU FEATURES:

STAGE 1 TCU TUNE:

Torque Safety Strategy Enhancements: The Dynamic+ ECU Tuning accurately reports torque values to the TCU to ensure that all safety systems are intact in both control units, and the added torque from tuning is properly adjusted for when driving/shifting, including all safety systems designed to protect the engine and transmission. This results in better shift quality as the transmission is not having to reduce engine torque or having to adapt to misreported inputs.

Clutch Pressure Increases: In order to safely apply the increased horsepower and torque, DSG Clutch Pressures are increased in all drive modes. Expect to feel firmer and more solid shifts!


STAGE 2 TCU TUNE:

Torque Safety Strategy Enhancements: The Dynamic+ ECU Tuning accurately reports torque values to the TCU to ensure that all safety systems are intact in both control units, and the added torque from tuning is properly adjusted for when driving/shifting, including all safety systems designed to protect the engine and transmission. This results in better shift quality as the transmission is not having to reduce engine torque or having to adapt to misreported inputs.

Clutch Pressure Increases: In order to safely apply the increased horsepower and torque, DSG Clutch Pressures are increased in all drive modes. Expect to feel firmer and more solid shifts!

Optimized Shift Points: In order to take advantage of the increased powerband from the turbocharger, Dynamic+ Tuning optimizes the shift points in Drive & Sport Mode to maximize acceleration while retaining smooth drivability.

Improved Shift Speeds: To further enhance the acceleration of your Golf R and 8Y Audi S3 , the DQ381 G2 shift times are dramatically decreased in all driving modes, which ultimately results in quicker acceleration.

Kickdown Switch Disabled in Manual Mode: When in Manual mode, you no longer need to worry about accidentally pushing through the kickdown switch on the throttle pedal!

Launch Control Optimizations: From the factory, the DQ381 G2 launch control strategies used are very neutered and designed for a vehicle on a non-optimal surface with low-grip tires. 034Motorsport Engineers have optimized the launch by raising the factory torque limit to take advantage of a better surface and a grippier tire. This ensures that your Golf R and 8Y Audi S3 will 60ft much more effectively and efficiently!

Additionally, significant work was put into refining how AMAX shifts are applied during Launch Control, ensuring that each shift maximizes potential acceleration without inducing wheelspin.


034MOTORSPORT MK8 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF R AND 8Y AUDI S3 EA888 GEN 4 2.0T STAGE DESCRIPTIONS:


STAGE 1

034Motorsport Stage 1 Performance Software for the EA888 Gen 4 2.0T engine running pump gas or ethanol is engineered to safely increase the horsepower and torque with no additional hardware required.

In addition to power improvements, 034Motorsport's engineers spent a significant amount of time refining the throttle mapping in order to provide improved throttle response and allow for more precise throttle modulation and further control of the vehicle when driving on track. Due to the limitations of the stock turbocharger on the EA888 Gen 4, the rev limiter was not adjusted.

034Motorsport EA888 Gen 4 2.0T Performance Software is flashed via the factory OBD-II port, and does not require any physical modification of the factory ECU. Stage 1 is available in 91 Octane, 93 Octane, and E85. 

 

STAGE 2

034Motorsport Stage 2 Performance Software for the EA888.4 2.0T engine running pump gas or ethanol is engineered to safely increase the horsepower and torque with the addition of 034Motorsport’s Stainless Steel Racing Downpipe (Coming Soon!), upgraded intake system, and upgraded intercooler. The Upgraded Catalyst allows for increased exhaust flow with the factory turbocharger, while 034Motorsport’s proprietary calibrations safely yield additional power from the EA888.4 2.0T engine.

In addition to power improvements, 034Motorsport's engineers spent a significant amount of time refining the throttle mapping in both Dynamic and Comfort modes to provide improved throttle response and allow for more precise throttle modulation.

034Motorsport EA888.4 2.0T Performance Software is flashed via the factory OBD-II port, and does not require any physical modification of the factory ECU. Stage 2 is available in 91 Octane, 93 Octane, and E85. ALL FILES ARE US (MON+RON) RATING, ROW OCTANE RATINGS MAY DIFFER.

*Note: OPF deletes are not supported for Stage 2 ECU software.

 

STAGE 3

034Motorsport Stage 3 Performance ECU Software for the EA888 Gen 4 2.0T engines are currently in development!

 

034MOTORSPORT MK8 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF R AND 8Y AUDI S3 DQ381 G2 TCU STAGE DESCRIPTIONS:

 

STAGE 1

034Motorsport Stage 1 Transmission Performance Tuning Software for the DQ381 G2 is included in the Dynamic+ Tuning Bundle with our Stage 1 & Stage 2 ECU software. The Dynamic+ ECU Tuning accurately reports torque values to the TCU to ensure that all safety systems are intact in both control units, and the added torque from tuning is properly adjusted for when driving/shifting, including all safety systems designed to protect the engine and transmission. This results in better shift quality as the transmission is not having to reduce engine torque or having to adapt to misreported inputs.

 

STAGE 2

The 034Motorsport Stage 2 Transmission Performance Tuning Software for the DQ381 G2 is designed to further improve the drivability and performance of your Dynamic+ Tuned MK8 Golf R and 8Y Audi S3 . Dynamic+ Stage 2 TCU Software can be used with our Stage 1 & Stage 2 ECU software. 034Motorsport Stage 2 TCU Tuning further improves shifting performance and speed for casual and track driving in all driving modes. Dynamic+ Tuning also improves the launch control strategy to ensure you have the most optimal launch possible.

 

 

034Motorsport is founded in a passion for the product, passion that drives development to high levels of refinement, and pushes innovation to levels that force others to imitation.

The goal at 034Motorsport is apply our passion, experience, skill, capital, resources and proprietary network of suppliers to create innovative, essential products for building the highest level of automotive performance. We are not simply a "distributor or reseller" of manufactured products (there are plenty of other companies doing that already). Our intent will always be to develop, manufacture and offer products that make us excited to unlock the doors everyday and put in 12 hour days that are essential to running a leading-edge business.