Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted on November 25, 2015 – 11:40 am

Wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving! Achtuning will be closed on Thanksgiving day and through the weekend, reopening with business as usual on Monday, November 30th. Take advantage of sale pricing throughout the Holidays by shopping online!

AWE Tuning Holiday Pricing

Posted on November 25, 2015 – 10:42 am

Achtuning is pleased to announce a 10% Holiday discount on AWE Tuning exhaust systems now through January 4th, 2016! Click the image above to begin shopping online or contact our sales team by calling 425-895-0000 or email sales@achtuning.com! The most popular Audi, BMW, and Volkswagen applications are IN STOCK, ready to ship!!

Sleeper Status

Posted on November 24, 2015 – 12:07 pm

Someone just dropped some serious cash to have us upgrade the performance characteristics of their 2013 DSG-equipped VW (Mk6) GTI.  The pile of parts contribute to a 133 HP / 143 TQ gain over stock and include an APR K04 turbo kit, APR cast down-pipe, Carbonio carbon fiber intake, APR intercooler, Neuspeed Hi-Flo turbo discharge pipe, Neuspeed Hi-Flo air charge pipe, and Stern rear subframe brace to compliment a previously installed set of H&R ultralow coilovers.

… But even with the hood up you’d be hard pressed to find any of these upgrades, a total sleeper!

The APR Short Shifter

Posted on November 24, 2015 – 9:44 am

APR is pleased to present the ultimate fully adjustable Short Shifter System for the 6 speed manual transmission!

The APR Short Shifter System is a comprehensive upgrade to the factory gear shifter assembly and is designed to reduces shifter movement, in all directions, while simultaneously improving shift quality. The system provides fine tuning of front-to-back and side-to-side movements to shorten shifts, counterweight adjustments for enhanced shift quality, and upgrades the weak points of the factory setup to provide years of worry free use. The upgrade is simple, easy to install, easy to adjust, and leaves the driver spending less time shifting and more time accelerating to victory.  To APR’s engineers, it’s the ultimate solution, but to the driver, it just works!

Quick Facts
Fully adjustable front-to-back movement
A slotted adjustment track on the shifter lever allows …

VW (Mk7) GTI Turbo Upgrade

Posted on November 23, 2015 – 2:38 pm

We’ve just upgraded the turbo on the Achtuning VW (Mk7) GTI. On the left is the IS38 Golf R/S3 turbo which is a direct drop in replacement for the IS20 GTI/Audi A3 turbo you see on the right, and good for an APR claimed 337 WHP and 360 WTQ on their 91-octane tune!

WaveTrac Differentials In Stock at Achtuning!

Posted on November 17, 2015 – 11:36 am

Enhanced No-Load Bias Ratio via its Wave Design Center Pack

One of the known shortcomings of a typical torque biasing differential is its loss of drive (behaving much like an open diff) under zero or near-zero torque conditions (for example, when there is ‘no-load’ applied through the drive-train, either at vehicle stationary and/or transition from engine driving vehicle to engine braking and back).

The Wavetrac® differential uses a patent pending design to improve grip in low traction conditions. Precisely engineered, converging / diverging wave profiles are placed on one side gear and its mating preload hub. As the two side gears rotate relative to each other, each wave surface climbs the other, causing them to move apart. This imparts an increased normal force through the side gears, increasing the …

Presenting the AWE Tuning MK7 Golf SportWagen 1.8T Exhaust Suite

Posted on November 13, 2015 – 3:39 pm

Intoxicating sound for Volkswagen’s latest SportWagen.

Presenting the AWE Tuning Volkswagen Golf SportWagen 1.8T Exhaust Suite.


Max gains of 7 hp and 7 ft-lbs of torque to the crank
Engineered, designed, and manufactured in-house at AWE Tuning
Touring Edition and Track Edition available
Performance Downpipe with 200 cell high flow EURO 6 compliant HJS catalyst available
Hand crafted from 2.5” U.S.-sourced CNC mandrel-bent 0.65 wall T304 stainless steel
90mm double walled adjustable tips available in Chrome Silver or Diamond Black
Direct bolt-on
No Check Engine Light – Guaranteed
Perfect Fitment – Guaranteed
Featuring the AWE Tuning Lifetime Exhaust Warranty (one year on catalyst)

The AWE Tuning Golf SportWagen 1.8T Exhaust Suite:

The AWE Tuning Volkswagen Golf SportWagen 1.8T Exhaust Suite is comprised of three major options. The Touring Edition Exhaust, the Track Edition Exhaust, and the choice of a catted or catless Performance Downpipe, all fabricated by hand in-house at AWE Tuning using quality U.S.-sourced T304 …

Audi‬ RS4‬ featuring an AWE Tuning “Track Edition” cat-back exhaust

Posted on November 13, 2015 – 3:13 pm

We installed AWE Tuning’s “Track Edition” cat-back exhaust on Adrian’s Audi RS4 yesterday, among a few other things. Press play on the video below and tell us if you’ve heard a better sound on an Audi RS4 before!

Contact our sales team by calling 425-895-0000 or email sales@achtuning.com and let’s put an AWE Tuning exhaust on your Audi, BMW, Porsche, or Volkswagen!

Recycling your used oil at Achtuning!

Posted on November 13, 2015 – 2:40 pm

This is an open invitation for our DIYers out there:  We offer FREE oil recycling at Achtuning!  Help protect the environment and conserve valuable resources by dropping off your used oil at Achtuning during business hours! (9am to 6pm, Monday through Friday)  Check-in at the service desk and our staff will let you know where you can unload your oil.

17″ Winter Wheel & Tire Package for VW Golf R

Posted on November 12, 2015 – 2:37 pm

Every chance he gets, Ted is up in the mountains during the Winter months shredding snow wherever he can. With reports of snow falling in our regional mountain passes it was time to do some Winter wheel and tire shopping for his new Golf R. While we would typically go through our Hartmann Wheel options, we thought to try on one of our OEM Winter Wheel & Tire Packages we currently have available and are pleased to see we have an option for VW (Mk5-7) GTI and Mk6/7 Golf R owners.

This OEM Volkswagen Winter wheel and tire package consists of 17×6.5 wheels with a +39mm offset and wrapped with 205/50R17 Dunlop Winter Sport 4D tires. Priced at only $1199 for the complete package (+$99 for the OEM caps) it’s a steal and a no-brainer decision for Ted so he can immediately head …