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034Motorsport MK8 Volkswagen GTI EA888.4 2.0T Dynamic+ Tuning ECU & DQ381 G2 TCU Tuning Bundle

034Motorsport MK8 Volkswagen GTI EA888.4 2.0T Dynamic+ Tuning ECU & DQ381 G2 TCU Tuning Bundle

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The 034Motorsport Dynamic+ Tuning Software for MK8 Volkswagen GTI 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 GTI EA888 Gen 4 2.0T Dynamic+ Performance Software was developed entirely in-house on 034Motorsport's Development MK8 GTI. 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 GTI 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 GTI’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 DQ381 G2 EQUIPPED GTI’S

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 GTI!

ECU SOFTWARE FEATURES:

Dyno Proven Gains
Increased Horsepower & Torque Throughout the Powerband
Acceleration Enhancements
True Launch Control Functionality for Improved Acceleration Times
Multiple Octane Support
Available in 91 Octane, 93 Octane & E85 in High & Low Torque Calibrations
Track Tested
Track-Tested Calibrations Ensure Consistent Power Delivery
Faster Throttle Response & Improved Precision
Refined Throttle Mapping for Enhanced Throttle Response & Precision. Left Foot Braking Enabled below 5000 RPM
Raised Rev Limit
Improved Power Delivery, Acceleration, and Driving Characteristics
Speed Limiter Removed
Speed Limiter Removed for Increased Top Speed
Crackle Overrun
Crackle Overrun Enabled in Dynamic Mode
Port Flashing
Flashed Directly Via the Factory OBD-II Port


034MOTORSPORT MK8 VOLKSWAGEN GTI EA888 GEN 4 2.0T HIGH-TORQUE PERFORMANCE SOFTWARE COMPARISON:

STAGE FUEL MAX HP MAX TQ MAX HP GAIN MAX TQ GAIN REV LIMITER* SPEED LIMITER
Stock 91 Oct (AKI) 262 HP 306 TQ NA NA 6,400 RPM 124 MPH
Stage 1 91 Oct (AKI) 355 HP 412 TQ 113 HP @ 6,400 RPM 122 TQ @ 2,200 RPM 6,400 RPM
Stage 1 93 Oct (AKI) 366 HP 428 TQ 121 HP @ 4,100 RPM 128 TQ @ 2,500 RPM 6,400 RPM
Stage 1 E85 (AKI) 394 HP 418 TQ 154 HP @ 6,300 RPM 143 TQ @ 5,200 RPM 6,400 RPM
Stage 2 91 Oct (AKI) 366 HP 425 TQ 120 HP @ 5,300 RPM 127 TQ @ 2,700 RPM 6,400 RPM
Stage 2 93 Oct (AKI) 389 HP 437 TQ 143 HP @ 5,300 RPM 143 TQ @ 5,300 RPM 6,400 RPM
Stage 2 E85 (AKI) 407 HP 457 TQ 161 HP @ 5,300 RPM 173 TQ @ 2,100 RPM 6,400 RPM


034MOTORSPORT MK8 VOLKSWAGEN GTI EA888 GEN 4 2.0T LOW-TORQUE PERFORMANCE SOFTWARE COMPARISON:

STAGE FUEL MAX HP MAX TQ MAX HP GAIN MAX TQ GAIN REV LIMITER* SPEED LIMITER
Stock 91 Oct (AKI) 262 HP 306 TQ NA NA 6,400 RPM 124 MPH
Stage 1 91 Oct (AKI) Low Torque 350 HP 355 TQ 112 HP @ 6,400 RPM 101 TQ @ 5,300 RPM 6,400 RPM
Stage 1 93 Oct (AKI) Low Torque 371 HP 365 TQ 128 HP @ 6,300 RPM 120 TQ @ 5,400 RPM 6,400 RPM
Stage 1 E85 (AKI) Low Torque 387 HP 383 TQ 140 HP @ 5,500 RPM 136 TQ @ 5,200 RPM 6,400 RPM
Stage 2 91 Oct (AKI) Low Torque 367 HP 361 TQ 123 HP @ 6,300 RPM 116 TQ @ 5,400 RPM 6,400 RPM
Stage 2 93 Oct (AKI) Low Torque 377 HP 373 TQ 135 HP @ 6,300 RPM 132 TQ @ 5,500 RPM 6,400 RPM
Stage 2 E85 (AKI) Low Torque 381 HP 374 TQ 139 HP @ 6,300 RPM 126 TQ @ 5,600 RPM 6,400 RPM

 

***All octane ratings are in US standard AKI (RON+MON). Some ROW countries such as the UK use a RON octane rating that differs from US Octane ratings. Please email tuning@034motorsport.com to ensure you are running the correct octane file for your area. Running the incorrect octane file for your fuel can result in irreversible damage.

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 likes 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.

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!

ENHANCED CRACKLES IN SPORT MODE:

034Motorsport engineers have enhanced the crackles for maximum auditory pleasure on both Stage 1 & Stage 2! Crackles can be toggled on or off via Drive Select. They will be on in Sport and off in Comfort/Eco , giving you the ability to crackle when you want, and cruise quietly when you don't. In Individual, crackles can be toggled on or off via Engine Sound.

FREE REVVING IN NEUTRAL AND PARK

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


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 GTI, the DQ381 G2 shift times are dramatically decreased in all driving modes, which ultimately results in quicker acceleration.

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 GTI 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 STAGE 2 DQ381 G2 PERFORMANCE TCU SOFTWARE COMPARISON:

  STOCK TCU SOFTWARE 034MOTORSPORT STAGE 1 PERFORMANCE TCU SOFTWARE 034MOTORSPORT STAGE 2 PERFORMANCE TCU SOFTWARE
Torque Reporting from ECU Yes Yes Yes
Torque Limits Stock Recalibrated for Higher ECU Output Recalibrated for Higher ECU Output
Shift Speed Suitable Suitable Fastest
Shift Points Slower Acceleration Slower Acceleration Fastest Possible Acceleration
AMAX Launch Optimization None None Significant Improvements to Torque Application and AMAX Shift Strategy

034MOTORSPORT MK8 VOLKSWAGEN GTI 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. ALL FILES ARE US (MON+RON) RATING, ROW OCTANE RATINGS MAY DIFFER. IF YOU ARE A UK/ROW CUSTOMER, PLEASE EMAIL TUNING@034MOTORSPORT.COM FOR ASSISTANCE ON FUEL MAP SELECTION.

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!) 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.

STAGE 3

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

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034MOTORSPORT MK8 VOLKSWAGEN GTI 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 and 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 GTI. Dynamic+ Stage 2 TCU Software can be used with our Stage 1 OR upcoming Stage 2 ECU software. 034Motorsport Stage 2 TCU Tuning further improves shifting performance and increases shift speeds in both Drive and Sport mode to best suit on-road and high-performance driving.. Dynamic+ Tuning also improves the launch control strategy to ensure you have the most optimal launch possible.

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034MOTORSPORT EA888 GEN 4 2.0T TURBOCHARGED PERFORMANCE SOFTWARE DYNO CHARTS:


Select Dyno Chart:

 

Dyno Chart

 

ECU TUNE SUPPORTING MODIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

 

STAGE REQUIRED MODIFICATIONS RECOMMENDED MODIFICATIONS
Stage 1 91
  • Dynamic+ TCU Software (Included, If Applicable)

Stage 1 93
  • Dynamic+ TCU Software (Included, If Applicable)

Stage 1 E85
  • Dynamic+ TCU Software (Included, If Applicable)

Stage 2 91

  • Dynamic+ Stage 2 TCU Tune
  • Upgraded Clutch (Manual Transmissions Only)
Stage 2 93

  • Dynamic+ Stage 2 TCU Tune
  • Upgraded Clutch (Manual Transmissions Only)
Stage 2 E85

  • Dynamic+ Stage 2 TCU Tune
  • Upgraded Clutch (Manual Transmissions Only)
  • Ethanol Content Sensor/Gauge
  • Better Tires!

 

034MOTORSPORT DYNAMIC+ END USER FLASHING KIT:

034Motorsport's Dynamic+ End User Flashing Kit allows customers to install their 034Motorsport Dynamic+ Performance Software themselves. In addition, End User Flashing allows Dynamic+ Performance Software customers to receive and install software updates and revisions, flash back to stock, or upgrade to the next stage of performance software for their vehicle.

Requirements for End User Flashing:

  • Windows 10/11 Laptop with Available USB Port
  • Power Supply for Laptop
  • Secure Wired (Or Very Stable WiFi) High-Speed Internet Connection
  • Battery Charger, 20AMP minimum (CTEK Brand recommended)
  • Available Electrical Outlets

034Motorsport End User Flashing Kit Contents:

  • 034Motorsport OBD-II Adapter
  • USB-A to USB-B Cable
  • Carrying Case
  • User Credentials (Provided Via Email)

034Motorsport Dynamic+ Flashing Portal:

EMISSIONS DISCLAIMER

  • This product is sold for racing use as well as use on vehicles not registered for on highway use.
  • By purchasing this product, you understand that this product is sold for racing use as well as used on vehicles not registered for on highway use, and that it is not legal for use on highway or street vehicles.

WELCOME TO DYNAMIC+ TUNING!

034Motorsport's Dynamic+ Performance Software provides reliable horsepower and torque increases through driver-centric calibrations that elevate driving enjoyment and precision. The Dynamic+ Tuning Philosophy emphasizes safety and reliability, with the goal of optimizing power delivery without compromising the longevity of the engine and related components.

Included with the Purchase of Any Dynamic+ Tune:

  • 30 Day Money Back Guarantee
    • 034Motorsport offers a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee on Dynamic+ ECU & TCU Tuning Software & Flashing Cable to ensure your complete satisfaction with our products and tuning. If you are not 100% satisfied with the Dynamic+ Transformation on your Volkswagen or Audi, please email tuning@034motorsport.com within 30 calendar days of the initial flash, and we will process a full refund to the original payment method.
  • Easy Map Switching
    • When purchasing any 034Motorsport staged tune, all octanes for that specific tune are included, as is the vehicle’s stock file.
    • Switching files is easy when using the Dynamic+ Flashing Portal on your Windows 10/11 computer, with mobile support coming soon!
  • World Class Tuning Support
    • 034Motorsport’s World Class Tuning Support Team is available 5 days a week standing by to answer and assist with any questions you may have regarding your Dynamic+ Tune, recommended hardware upgrades, or help to diagnose any issues you may have with your vehicle while flashing, or after you’ve flashed.
  • Advanced Technological Support
    • The 034Motorsport Dynamic+ Tuning Suite also offers enhanced to users to allow users to datalog their Volkswagen or Audi to ensure that it is running properly. This logger is available to be used with our Tuning Support Team and is not designed to be reviewed by the end user.
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