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I cant post in the groupbuy section so forgive me moderators,

Can someone put together another group buy for the SPEEDTUNING ECU's? Me and another buddy of mine are both interested but can't post in Group Buy section :cry:

Tax season so hopefully a few interested parties can pull together some extra cash?

-2003 Passat V6 Wagon. :darthvader:


Edit: SrRamirez, forgive me for hijacking your post, but I want to put the following information up at the top of this thread.

We have some interest, so lets make a list of interested parties and the cars involved. This is not set in stone yet. At this point It's just a feeler for interest. I'm sure when we turn serious and start asking for commitment (deposit) this list will shrink for various reasons. Post your intentions in the thread or PM me and I'll add you to the list.

1 - SrRamirez, 2003 Passat V6 Wagon PAYMENT RECEIVED
2 - Superman W8, 2003 Passat W8 Sport Sedan 6 speed PAYMENT RECEIVED
3 - 5MTPassat1.8t, 2003 Passat 1.8t PAYMENT RECEIVED
4 - Phil G., 2003 GLX V-6 5-speed --- PAYMENT RECEIVED
5 - audub, 2003 Passat 2.8 tip/4mo wagon PAYMENT RECEIVED
6 - VWFanatic, 2004 2.8 V6 Tip Passat GLX 4Motion PAYMENT RECEIVED
7 - brad5.5, 2002 2.8 V6 PAYMENT RECEIVED
8 - TheWay, 2002 2.8 Manual trans fwd --- PAYMENT RECEIVED
9 - Mavicman PAYMENT RECEIVED
10 - BLACKB5V, 2001 1.8 T AUG MANUAL PAYMENT RECEIVED

INTERESTED?

[email protected][dartmouth], 2002 Passat 1.8T Sedan Auto FWD
CHRISMVW 1998 1.8t AEB AUTO
Tekkai235 W8, 2003 Passat W8 Sedan, 5-speed Auto
KAYA,


THE NEXT STEP...

SrRamirez said:
Can we have everyone either PM me or EMAIL me with all there information.

NAME
FORUM NAME
ADRESS
PHONE NUMBER
EMAIL ADRESS
CAR SPECS
MAILING ECU OR REQUESTING THE FLASH KIT (ALL FLASH KITS MUST BE CONFIRMED BY OLLIVER AT SPEEDTUNING FIRST BECAUSE SOME CARS ARE NOT COMPATIBLE)

I WILL CREATE A SPREADSHEET WITH THE INFO AND FORWARD IT TO OLLIVER SO HE KNOWS WHO IS INCLUDED IN THIS GROUPBUY.

ONCE WE CONFIRM THAT EVERYONE IS READY TO PAY AND OLLIVER RECEIVES ALL 10 PAYMENTS HE WILL START FLASHING THE ECUS BASED ON YOUR POSITION ON THE LIST.

THOSE WHO PLAN ON DRIVING INTO THE SHOP WILL HAVE TO SEND THE PAYMENT IN ADVANCE AND SET AN APPOINTMENT WITH OLLIVER TO FLASH THE ECU. THE PAYMENT WOULD HAVE TO BE MADE BEFORE THE VISIT BECAUSE WE CAN NOT MOVE FORWARD UNTIL 10 PAYMENTS ARE RECEIVED.

SPEEDTUNING
2203 Spencerville Road
Spencerville, MD 20868
USA
Tel.: 301-421-9464
[email protected]

OLLIVER WILL NEED YOU TO BE ON THE LIST BEFORE MOVING FORWARD WITH THE GROUPBUY, FIRST STEP IS TO SEND SRRAMIREZ ALL OF YOUR INFORMATION SECOND STEP WOULD BE TO CONFIRM AND THEN SEND OUT PAYMENTS.
 

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Do you have a link to a previous SpeedTuning group buy? What was the deal last time? (price? number of buyers to get discount?)

I don't know much about SpeedTuning. A quick Google search returns mixed reviews.
 

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I may be interested depending when we do this and after I look at some reviews. But the 1.8t passat jump in power is awesome for $250.
 

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I've had the SpeedTuning "tune" on my V6 for several years now, and I'm still really happy with the results. My lengthy review is somewhere here on the site, and I haven't hit any snags that make me any less happy than I was during those 1st few days. Can't speak to how well it does on the 1.8T however...
 

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I cant post in the group buy section so forgive me moderators,

Can someone put together another group buy for the SPEEDTUNING ECU's?
SrRamirez doesn't have the time-in or post count to officially lead this charge. That doesn't mean he can't assist a more seasoned member in organizing this. Does anyone feel like volunteering some time and effort to this cause? The position requires some organizing and negotiating. You'd have one helper already on-board. If no one steps up, I can give it a go if you'all like.

You can't compare how a turbo engine tune stacks up against a naturally aspirated engine tune. With a turbo engine, raising boost returns substantial power gains. With a NA engine, the tuner doesn't have that option so gains are more modest.

I know Reflect Tuning has worked with the 1.8t, the 2.8 V6 and also the W8. Maybe see if he's interested in offering a group deal?

Be aware, shipping an ECU somewhere to get a tune loaded onto it will sideline your car till the work is finished and the ECU returns. For those of you who DD your cars, this could be a big problem. Finding a spare ECU to load the tune onto would be one way around that problem. That would also afford you the ability to put the car back to stock if you ever wanted. If you someday sell the car, you could swap the stock ECU back in and put the tuned ECU in the classifieds.

For those of you who DD something else in the winter, this is the right time of the year to make something like this happen. If your car is sitting anyways, get the ECM sent out now so you'll be set when the summer returns.
 

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I moved this thread over to the "Group Buys" forum, but left a redirect in the B5 forum. There's no reason B6, CC and other generation cars can't get in on this too.
 

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Last time we had a GB here I was part of it and I love it till this day :thumbup: If I remember correctly it was $150 with shipping both ways with 10 or 20 participants... Sorry I am getting old and can't remember but I have searched and got nowhere as the new owners of the site must have deleted the old threads...
 

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Anyone know how this tune works with the 1.8t? Does anyone currently have this tune for their 1.8t? I'm interested for sure, but some additional research is needed and it depends on when it goes down.
 

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Anyone know how this tune works with the 1.8t? Does anyone currently have this tune for their 1.8t? I'm interested for sure, but some additional research is needed and it depends on when it goes down.
Mine is 1.8t and I have it for 6-7 years now with no complaints... I don't daily my car but every time I drive it I love it!
 

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Looking at the Speed Tuning website, I see these cars/engines listed.

Speed Tuning

If you have a car/engine other then what's listed, contact Speed Tuning to see if they have a tune for your application. If they do and you want in, post up so you'll be included in the list.
 

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SrRamirez confirmed with Oliver from Speed Tuning that 10 buyers is enough for a group discount. SrRamirez still has to confirm the discount pricing. Last time the discount was 50% off.
 

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SrRamirez said:
Re: GroupBuy Speedtuning

Great News

I spoke with the good men over at Speed Tuning USA regarding a group buy and they are willing to offer us the same great discount they’ve offered everyone in this group multiple times before.

Aiming to have this deal sealed within the next to weeks, lets say 3/15.

I'm lazy so I'll copy, paste and modify certain details from the original threads:

So the scoop is as long as we get at least of 10 people committed and paid, he will discount the chip (as listed on the web site) from;
$299 all the way down to USD$150! (W8 drivers)
$250 all the way down to $125 (1.8T and V6 Drivers)

He (Oliver) can chip your ECU two ways:

Option 1) You can mail your ECU to him for the flash and he will overnight it back to you
(+$20 for shipping), or

Option 2) He will ship you a flash kit for self install, this would require a deposit which is fully refundable.
(details for the flash kit we would need to talk over individually with every customer, doesn't work on every model)

No CC or PayPal accepted in group buys. This is a direct quote from Oliver "Sorry, no cc or PayPal, you are new to group buys, they have their own dynamics, I am talking out of experience…". With that said, for these kind of savings I'm still fine with a money order.
The only, I repeat ONLY, way to pay for this GB product is with a money order (US Post Office, preferably) sent directly to:

SpeedTuningUSA
ATTN: Oliver
2203 Spencerville Road
Spencerville, MD 20868
USA
On this money order (or on a note card attached to the MO) please LIST the following information:

-Your Name
-Your Address
-Your Phone Number
-Your Vehicle Description (example- 2001 B5 1.8t TIP, 1976 B210 Datsun, etc.)
-Forum (PW or W8Forum)
-Forum Member Name
-Email Address

Oliver will confirm that you are part of the Group Buy by an Excel spreadsheet I am creating for him with the information I have requested from you.

There have been plenty of members in this group who have flashed their cars with these guys and the positive response is really great.

For those interested you can reply to this forum or email me your details (as well as your account name on here to avoid confusion) to [email protected]


So far here are the parties interested, I'll update the status of each member as it progresses:

1 - SrRamirez, 2003 Passat V6 Wagon
2 - Superman W8, 2003 Passat W8 Sport Sedan 6 speed
3 - 1.8Tpassat12, 2001 Passat 1.8t
4 - 5MTPassat1.8t, 2003 Passat 1.8t
5 - MTLB5.5, 2003 Passat 1.8t
6 - Phil G., 2003 GLX V-6 5-speed
7 - [email protected][dartmouth], 2002 Passat 1.8T Sedan Auto FWD
8 - audub, 2003 Passat 2.8 tip/4mo wagon
9 - VWFanatic, 2004 2.8 V6 Tip Passat GLX 4Motion
10 - brad5.5, 2002 2.8 V6
11 - TheWay, 2002 2.8 Manual trans fwd

12 - Tekkai235 W8, 2003 Passat W8 Sedan, 5-speed Auto.
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