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    R8 ECU Programmed

    OMG!!!!! Hold on to your hats!!!! Bobby and the team did a great job with programming my ECU to get me some more power in the mid range. I just drove the car for about 20 miles on the highway and city streets. Huge noticeable difference in the mid range. Like there isn't that flat lining feel that you get around 4,000 RPM to 6,500 RPM any longer. It is very responsive to the throttle even in 5th gear it climbs hard. What a great addition to the vehicle. If you are anywhere in South Florida and can drive to them it is a no brainer. Drive to them and check out all the cool cars while they tune yours. If not then mail it to them. Their phone is ringing off the hook from people like me calling to find out what is needed to do to get more power and torque. I am going back in on Monday to have the gearbox ECU flashed or re-programmed. You all know the infamous shift gear and head goes forward and then backwards???!!!!! I look over at my fiancé all the time when I am shifting and it looks like she is going to break her neck. Well they are going to ease that shifting issue for me so that I (fiancé) won't notice the head moving back and forth and just make for a smoother ride. Can't wait. Will post after the install on Monday! Bobby and team at Hydra Motor Works know what they are doing. Awesome job!

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    Re: R8 ECU Programmed

    Quote Originally Posted by Reedho1 View Post
    OMG!!!!! Hold on to your hats!!!! Bobby and the team did a great job with programming my ECU to get me some more power in the mid range. I just drove the car for about 20 miles on the highway and city streets. Huge noticeable difference in the mid range. Like there isn't that flat lining feel that you get around 4,000 RPM to 6,500 RPM any longer. It is very responsive to the throttle even in 5th gear it climbs hard. What a great addition to the vehicle. If you are anywhere in South Florida and can drive to them it is a no brainer. Drive to them and check out all the cool cars while they tune yours. If not then mail it to them. Their phone is ringing off the hook from people like me calling to find out what is needed to do to get more power and torque. I am going back in on Monday to have the gearbox ECU flashed or re-programmed. You all know the infamous shift gear and head goes forward and then backwards???!!!!! I look over at my fiancé all the time when I am shifting and it looks like she is going to break her neck. Well they are going to ease that shifting issue for me so that I (fiancé) won't notice the head moving back and forth and just make for a smoother ride. Can't wait. Will post after the install on Monday! Bobby and team at Hydra Motor Works know what they are doing. Awesome job!
    Reed!

    Thank you for the write up. It was awesome having your super clean R8 V8 in for a tune and I look forward to continuing our relationship and making your R8 extra special to you!
    Bobby Ashton
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    Re: R8 ECU Programmed

    Ok. So I am taking my 2012 R8 4.2L to Hydra Motor Works on Monday to have them install my Fabspeed Valevetronic exhaust. I am so excited to hear the results. They have installed many so they know exactly what to do with the install and tune. I’m also having the shift lag from the Rtronic tuned to remove the lag and make smoother. I will get my car back next Wednesday. I will post after I get car back. Bobby said I will be grinning from ear to ear as I roar down the road with the awesome sound. Can not wait!

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    So I just got my Audi R8 V8 back from Hydra. They installed the Fabspeed Valvetronic exhaust and tuned my transmission and put on a custom grill. Let’s start with the exhaust! Holy cow! They did an incredible job. Not one scratch,mark, blemish or any if the worries we all have when the rear end of our special car is being removed. Just a great job. Let me tell you this. I have never had so much fun and frills as I did and have ever since with the exhaust. I can run it through the baffles or bypass and dump the air. When you hit the remote to bypass it is the most incredible sound that I could have imagined. When you come up to as top light and you are downshifting you get such a thrill and at the same time everyone looks at you. I had several people wave and put their thumbs out to say nice sound. I could go in and on but take my word. Go to Hydra and get one installed. It’s worth every dime. They also programmed the tranny to alleviate the bothersome shift lag with the Rtronic. Totally worth the money. I don’t have the shift lag any longer. It is real smooth and now on sport it is like completely an animal. Between the quick shifting and the exhaust just screaming out the rear you will not find a better set up for your R8. The car just came to life and it sounds as good as you can imagine. It really complements the look of the car. Call Bobby at Hydra Motor Works. He knows what he is talking about. I’ll post pics of my grill later.

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    Re: R8 ECU Programmed

    Quote Originally Posted by Reedho1 View Post
    So I just got my Audi R8 V8 back from Hydra. They installed the Fabspeed Valvetronic exhaust and tuned my transmission and put on a custom grill. Let’s start with the exhaust! Holy cow! They did an incredible job. Not one scratch,mark, blemish or any if the worries we all have when the rear end of our special car is being removed. Just a great job. Let me tell you this. I have never had so much fun and frills as I did and have ever since with the exhaust. I can run it through the baffles or bypass and dump the air. When you hit the remote to bypass it is the most incredible sound that I could have imagined. When you come up to as top light and you are downshifting you get such a thrill and at the same time everyone looks at you. I had several people wave and put their thumbs out to say nice sound. I could go in and on but take my word. Go to Hydra and get one installed. It’s worth every dime. They also programmed the tranny to alleviate the bothersome shift lag with the Rtronic. Totally worth the money. I don’t have the shift lag any longer. It is real smooth and now on sport it is like completely an animal. Between the quick shifting and the exhaust just screaming out the rear you will not find a better set up for your R8. The car just came to life and it sounds as good as you can imagine. It really complements the look of the car. Call Bobby at Hydra Motor Works. He knows what he is talking about. I’ll post pics of my grill later.
    I have no clue how I am just seeing this now!?! My apologies and thanks at the same time! We had an awesome time working with you and continue to do so as well. I am looking forward to the future projects we have been discussing.
    Bobby Ashton
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