APR DQ381 7-Speed DSG and S Tronic TCU Upgrade
APR is pleased to present the ultimate Transmission Control Unit (TCU) Upgrade for the DQ381 7-Speed DSG / S-Tronic Transmission!
APR’s TCU Upgrade dramatically improves upon the DQ381 transmission’s function, drivability, and performance through a myriad of enhancement and custom features. Normal daily driving is smoother as we’ve improved upon the normal quirks and complaints associated with the driving experience. Sporty driving is far more capable with increased torque capacity, clamping pressure, faster shifting times, more capable launch control, and more, handily shaving .2 seconds off our Stage 2 S3's quarter mile time! Both are optimized to deliver faster acceleration by matching the power output delivered by our ECU Upgrade. This all comes with customizable features you can choose while flashing the TCU to personalize the transmission to your desire! Lastly the software loads to the factory TCU through the OBD-II port, resulting in a clean and headache-free install.
Optimized part throttle drive and sport maps
At lower throttle input, the system doesn’t race towards the highest gear. In doing so, we keep the turbo spooled between shifts for a more enjoyable driving experience.
Optimized wide open throttle drive and sport maps
Shift strategy matches the output of our tuned ECU upgrades. In doing so, each gear will shift at the ideal point for the fastest acceleration.
Increased clutch pressure
Maximum targeted clutch pressure is raised to 17.5 bar / 255 PSI giving the transmission the ability to continue raising clutch pressure, as needed, to help prevent slip in higher torque situations.
Increased clutch torque limits
Clutch limits raised, allowing the transmission to function properly at higher torque levels. In doing so, the TCU does not artificially reduce torque.
Manual downshift lockout limit increased
In manual mode, the transmission will allow you to downshift so long as the next is below redline. This includes removal of the first gear lockout.
Lightning fast paddle response
Pulling the manual paddles results in a quicker shift with artificial delays and lag times removed and reduced.
Lightning fast shift times
Shift times are reduced to be as fast as physically and mechanically possible by the transmission. During cruise and light throttle, shift times are transitioned to a slower comfort mode.
Reduced pull-away delay
We’ve reduced the delay experienced when pulling away from a stop for a more natural driving experience.
Customizable auto up-shift behavior
When flashing the transmission, you can choose to have manual mode auto up-shift at redline or stay in gear and bounce off the limiter until you manually shift.
Customizable 3-step launch control
When flashing the transmission, you can choose your maximum launch RPM, which includes 3 launch RPMs that are selectable depending on throttle position.
Lightning fast launch control
We’ve greatly reduced the delay experienced after you release the brake pedal for a quicker reaction time when using launch control.
Launch control enabled with ESP on
Launch control can be used with ESP on. In some situation with the right setup this may improve your launch, although ESP will get in the way with too much tire slip.
There’s no software limit to the number of launches possible on the transmission.
Gear display active in drive and sport
Drive, sport and manual mode all display the current gear in the MFD, digital dash or virtual cockpit.
|Audi A3 / S3||Gen 3 / Typ 8V||2.0 TFSI EA888 Gen 3||7 Speed S Tronic DQ381 (0GC)|
|Audi SQ2||Gen 1 / Typ 5Q||2.0 TFSI EA888 Gen 3||7 Speed S Tronic DQ381 (0GC)|
|Audi TTS||Gen 3 / Typ 8S||2.0 TFSI EA888 Gen 3||7 Speed S Tronic DQ381 (0GC)|
|Seat Ateca Cupra||Gen 1 / Typ 5FP||2.0 TSI EA888 Gen 3||7 Speed DSG DQ381 (0GC)|
|Seat Leon Cupra||Gen 3 / Typ 5F||2.0 TSI EA888 Gen 3||7 Speed DSG DQ381 (0GC)|
|Skoda Superb||Gen 3 / Typ 3V||2.0 TSI EA888 Gen 3||7 Speed DSG DQ381 (0GC)|
|Volkswagen Arteon||Gen 1 / Typ 3G8||2.0 TSI EA888 Gen 3||7 Speed DSG DQ381 (0GC)|
|Volkswagen Jetta GLI||MK7||2.0 TSI EA888 Gen 3||7 Speed DSG DQ381 (0GC)|
|Volkswagen GTI / Golf R||MK7 / Typ 5G||2.0 TSI EA888 Gen 3||7 Speed DSG DQ381 (0GC)|
|Volkswagen Passat||B8 / Typ 3G||2.0 TSI EA888 Gen 3||7 Speed DSG DQ381 (0GC)|
|- A single purchase of the APR TCU Upgrade allows full access to all currently available TCU stages, features and options.|
|IMPORTANT PRICING AND AVAILABILITY DETAILS|
|- Pricing Please contact an APR Importer for pricing outside the USA.|
|- Availability and TCU Compatibility Some versions and features may not be available for all TCUs.|
|- TCU Revision Notice Multiple TCU revisions exist for each platform. APR software may be temporarily unavailable when factory updates are applied. An APR dealer can check availability in person, or over the phone if the TCU boxcode/revision is known.|
|- For best results APR advises against mixing non-APR ECU and TCU Upgrades. APR cannot guarantee full compatibility with non-APR ECU Upgrades as outlined above and as such offers a 30-day money back guarantee as outlined below.|
|APR TCU Upgrade||APR ECU Software Recommended|
How to Purchase
Please use the APR Dealer Locater Tool to locate an APR Dealer, confirm availability and schedule an appointment.
Please note vehicle manufacturers issue many TCU part numbers and revisions throughout their vehicle lineup. As such, some TCUs may be temporarily unavailable as new parts and/or revisions are released. If the vehicle’s TCU part number and revision is known, availability can be checked at any APR Dealer.
30 Day Money Back Guarantee
All APR ECU Upgrades include a 30-day money back guarantee with no questions asked. If for any reason the owners is dissatisfied with the APR TCU Upgrade, they may return to the place of purchase for a full refund, provided they are within the 30 day period from the time of the initial purchase. Labor or shipping charges are not included in the guarantee and are at the discretion of the place of install.
Limited Lifetime Warranty
All APR TCU Upgrades include a limited lifetime warranty against defects in the software, and to provide free updates and reflashes as they become available. Labor or shipping charges are not included in the warranty and are at the discretion of the place of install.