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VR Tuned DSG Transmission Flash Audi A5 B8 DL501


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One of the most popular upgrades to do to the Audi S-Tronic transmissions is a tune. Also known as a DSG (Direct-Shift-Gearbox) flash, the Volkswagen Audi Group utilizes the DL501 dual clutch 7speed transmission in all of it's vehicles using a variant of Audi's longitudinal engine. The DL501 transmission is like the original 6speed DSG with a concentric dual wet multi-plate clutch. This particular variant uses more plates and a major change to the DSG's lubricating system was done. The DL501 was designed to increase reliability, and has a torque handling limit of up to 440ft/lbs of torque. So why is this such a popular upgrade? Well, tuning the DSG can greatly improve the way your vehicle drives. If you are looking for faster gear changes, change that kickdown effect, and raise the rpm to which the gear shift happens, then the VR Tuned DSG S-Tronic Transmission Flash is for you!

VR Tuned uses different OBDII tools that work with all 2006 and up DSG control modules via the OBDII port. With our OBDII device, you can easily pull the OEM software data out. Once you have provided us the original software info, we can then begin to make your custom transmission tune. To do the transmission tune, you need our OBDII tool and a Windows PC to do the job!

The DSG tune can incorporate features that you would find on the highest RS models to give you blistering fast shifts and performance. Much like an ECU tune, when you are driving normal, the vehicle will behave normal. This is the same for the transmission as it will perform and function normal unless you are getting after it with increased throttle. The driver will feel more involved with the car similar to a true sequential gearbox or manual transmission. Holding the throttle at a certain throttle percentage will keep the transmission from jumping to too high of a gear. This can be very annoying for certain situation where you want to keep the revs higher. Each mode of the vehicles transmission is dialed to deliver results for your input to the accelerator.

The DSG Tune does not affect your vehicles ECU. We are directly programming your DSG module only. The DSG flash cannot change your top speed limiter or get rid of a check engine light. If you are trying to raise your rev limiter and your vehicle is already flashed by someone else, they will need alter their code to match the RPM limit we set. We do offer ECU programming for these vehicles. We can also do a ECU flash as well to provide you with the ultimate performance combo.

What can a DSG Flash Change?

  • Faster Acceleration
  • Raised Torque Limiters
  • Improved Daily Driving Characteristics
  • Enable/Alter Launch Control
  • Faster and Quicker Gear Changes
  • Increased Clutch Disk Clamping Force
  • Remove Kickdown Effect
  • Raise Gear Shift Points
  • Some features may not be available on all vehicles or software versions
How does it work?Fitment
  • Audi A5 B8 2.0L Quattro 7Speed DL501 2008-2015

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Vehicle Engine Notes
Audi A5

Audi A5 Quattro

Audi A5 Sportback

What is VR Tuned?

VR Tuned ( is the offshoot of globally known, high-performance retail parts specialists, Vivid Racing. VR Tuned products include everything you need from booster pedals, ECU flashes, and gearbox tuning to tuning accessories and complete tuning box kits.

Having had success in popular tuning chassis' such as the Subaru WRX STI, Mitsubishi EVO, and BMW M3, this was a natural progression of expansion in VR's repertoire of vehicles. As the tuning market boomed extensively in the early 2000s, Vivid Racing established a very strong presence online and throughout vehicle communities. When the recession came, Vivid Racing continued to grow and focus on the development of its products, distribution network, and most importantly, its customers. The diversity of vehicle products and services has allowed Vivid Racing to continue to strive for excellence while maintaining exceptional growth.

ECU tuning has always been an extremely important part of modifying and building vehicles. This is essentially the glue that brings the performance out of aftermarket products and packages to truly take vehicles to the next level. With this next stage in the company's footprint, VR Tuned was proudly launched in January 2014 and continues to grow to this day.

Our Tuning Expertise

As the tuning industry's tools became more accessible, so has the ability to partner and work with individuals to offer a unique service with added value. Working with several tuning companies over the years, we have experienced the upsides and downsides of the ECU tuning world. As it is our mission to offer unparalleled customer service and support, it is equally important to offer a great product that is tested, convenient to use, and priced within reason for the current demographic.

With a Mustang All-Wheel-Drive Dynamometer in-house at our Gilbert, Arizona facility, we have spent countless hours testing tuned files, the effects of different vehicle modifications, and learning how vehicles react to these changes. But most importantly, our product confidence comes in that we have owned these vehicles, daily driven these vehicles, raced these vehicles, and understand what the consumer is looking for. Our YouTube channel also features a host of videos showcasing our ECU and tuning products with before and after results as well as drive-by videos to demonstrate just how much more power and performance you can gain.

Why Choose VR Tuned?

VR Tuned products are used all around the world with satisfying results! VR Tuned ECU Tuning is done by altering the parameters to maximize output while keeping your vehicle safe and reliable with no check engine lights. VR Tuned offers the best and most efficient ECU flash over all of the competition. Our flashing is done via the diagnostic port which allows you to flash between the stock and tuned file. The flashing software gives you the convenience to easily flash your car and update files if necessary.

After careful testing, our VR Tuned flash adds power gains across the power band in both horsepower and torque that can be felt. What's more, our flashing takes roughly three minutes compared to the competition that takes almost 20 minutes! Basic bolt-on performance parts will not require a retune of your ECU as it will merely adapt to these mods. Other parts like colder spark plugs, boost tubes, or diverter valves are not required but can help performance. We can tune cars of all kinds, including JDM, EU, Australian, and USA cars for different types of octane and environments. It's important to note that we do not lock, "pot", or keep control of your ECU. If you decide to take it to another tuner for an upgrade, all flashing ability is retained.

VR Tuned at Vivid Racing

If you are looking to tune up your ride, our experts can help get you started with our VR Tuned line of products. VR Tuned systems will enhance your car's overall performance with results that are sure to please. Unleash the true potential of your ride today, and contact a Vivid Racing parts specialist at (480) 966-3040 to learn more.

We Offer Aftermarket Warranties by Extend - View Here 

***VR or AP Branded Item Warranty Terms & Conditions below. Please note we do not cover shipping to or from the customer. Products must be shipped back, inspected, where we then determine if the product needs to be repaired, replaced, or refunded if necessary.***

All software sales are final and non-refundable after 30 days. Vivid Racing provides unique software 
calibrations for specific vehicle applications and is not liable for misuse or vehicle behavior due to installation error or mechanical issues. Vivid Racing will provide support for individuals, including remote diagnosis to determine next steps as we see fit. End-users are responsible for vehicle maintenance and integrity of any OEM or aftermarket parts installation. Software purchased by Vivid Racing is guaranteed to function as intended on the exact application it is provided for. Please Note this excludes and does not guarantee specific horsepower or TQ figures. 

Vivid Racing will provide lifetime support to users that purchased directly from Vivid Racing or an authorized dealer. 


  • Tuning Boxes - Vivid Racing offers a 5 year limited warranty on manufacturer defects on all Tuning Boxes under the VRTuned brand.
  • Flash Loaders and Tools - Vivid Racing offers a 1 year limited warranty on manufacturer defects on all Flash Loaders and Tools.
  • Damages or issues found that are not directly caused by a manufacturing defect are not covered under any warranty offered by Vivid Racing.

Vivid Racing reserves the right to refuse warranty coverage for the following reasons. 

  • Neglect
  • Misuse
  • Water Damage
  • Acts of Nature
  • Personal Opinion

Please note: In order for any claim to be submitted, proof of professional installation or its attempt must be provided. All Warranty claims must be submitted for review. If approved, an RMA number will be provided which MUST be included in the packaging. If not included your returned product will be refused. All return shipping costs to and from Vivid Racing are the responsibility of the customer or distributor initiating the warranty claim. If the product is determined to be covered under warranty Vivid Racing will repair the product within original spec, offer a replacement, or refund if needed to the original purchaser. Our warranty does not cover any labor, services, or related products to our product.

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