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Hey guys,

Just picked up a 2012 Turbo Beetle. Wanted to get it chipped but wasn't sure who made the best one. Any advice???


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Hey Frank,

APR has an updated ecu upgrade for the 2012 Beetle, and their products are pretty great.
APR Product Selection


Unitronic is also really good, but they don't currently list a 2012 Beetle upgrade, but someone said they did. You might contact them.
VW, Audi, Porsche Chip Tuning / Performance ECU Software ? by Unitronic


Right before I sold Sting, I was getting ready to grab an APR upgrade myself, as it seems they BOTH do very well.

Hope that helps, and have fun! :D
 

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Hey Frank,

APR has an updated ecu upgrade for the 2012 Beetle, and their products are pretty great.
APR Product Selection


Unitronic is also really good, but they don't currently list a 2012 Beetle upgrade, but someone said they did. You might contact them.
VW, Audi, Porsche Chip Tuning / Performance ECU Software ? by Unitronic


Right before I sold Sting, I was getting ready to grab an APR upgrade myself, as it seems they BOTH do very well.

Hope that helps, and have fun! :D
Thanks for the info. After doing a little research, it looks like I am going with APR!
 

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OK, Going to see them today to see if they have the right one for my car. Fingers crossed.
 

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WELCOME BACK!!!!! :party:
 

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Thanks for the info. After doing a little research, it looks like I am going with APR!
Great choice and welcome back to "The fold" can't wait to see what you do with this one. I'm still waffling on if I should buy a TSI, TDI or 2.5 but when I decide (soon... VERY soon) I'll join you too.
 

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Got the APR chip yesterday... LOVE IT! They are putting in the CF down pipe and Airbox as soon as it comes it. Should add a total of about 75 HP.
 

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Awesome! It's amazing what the Apr chip can do to the 2.0t. I can't wait to see what else you do to this bug.
Honestly...I don't plan on doing much at all. I mainly got this car so I could still do stuff with the local Beetle Club. I am still mainly into my BMW's.

I ordered this Beetle with every option available, so I already have the 19's, the LED /HID headlamps, extra gauges, fog lamps, monster Mats, etc. I am really amazed at how great the Fender audio system sounds. The NAV is also quite good for OEM.

So far, I've lowered it 1.5", chipped it, tinted all the windows and sunroof, added a new HomeLink rear view mirror (I still can't believe that VW doesn't offer HomeLink as an option), Hard-wired an Escort 9500ix with the new iPhone Escort live package, installed the Escort QuickStart remote security system, tinted all the tail lights and side marker lights, Clear-Bra on the top of the inside door panels, mirrors, rocker panels and headlights, added custom Wet Okole seat covers and will have the APR down pipe and air box installed whenever they get it in.

I think that should hold me for a while.
 

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Ya, all of that is "not much at all"...... :D
 

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Ya, all of that is "not much at all"...... :D
Yup, definitely not much at all compared to BHRIFIC. For those who never got to see that car in person, yall really missed out. But its definitely much more than most would do to a brand new car.


I still want a ride in the m6.
 

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Hey guys,

Just picked up a 2012 Turbo Beetle. Wanted to get it chipped but wasn't sure who made the best one. Any advice???


Thanks
Frank, be very careful here...after I bought my new NBC in 2007, some kid brought in his NEW '07 NB and said the car was running rough and described all sorts of things that the engine was doing and the service dude asked him if he "chipped" the the engine and he said yes...the service guy said that because the kid "chipped" the car while it was still under warranty that his warranty was now null and void Just a little FYI.

Jerry
 

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Ya, all of that is "not much at all"...... :D
Sorry. Didn't mean to sound like that. I just tend to customize my cars to the hilt, and this one is fairly reserved. Here's a few pics.







 

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Frank, be very careful here...after I bought my new NBC in 2007, some kid brought in his NEW '07 NB and said the car was running rough and described all sorts of things that the engine was doing and the service dude asked him if he "chipped" the the engine and he said yes...the service guy said that because the kid "chipped" the car while it was still under warranty that his warranty was now null and void Just a little FYI.

Jerry
Yes, I have seen that happen. Thanks for the heads up.
 

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I think you should paint that one white roof panel (where the antenna is) black. Right now it looks like it's wearing a hairband or something.
 

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I think you should paint that one white roof panel (where the antenna is) black. Right now it looks like it's wearing a hairband or something.
Funny you mentioned that. I asked my detail guy the other day about either painting it or having it wrapped in gloss black.
 
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