HRS6-091 Hartmann Wheels: 19×8.5 +47

Posted on May 31, 2016 – 9:00 am


The HRS6-091 wheels from Hartmann Wheels‬ will soon be available in a 19×8.5 +47mm offset for ‎VW‬ Mk5‬, Mk6‬, ‎Mk7‬ & ‪Audi‬ ‎A3‬, ‪S3‬, and ‪‎TT‬ owners! Contact the Achtuning sales team to be placed on a call-back list by dialing 425-895-0000 or email

Closed On Memorial Day

Posted on May 27, 2016 – 9:00 am

Achtuning will be closed on Monday, May 30th in observance of Memorial Day.  Business will resume as normal on Tuesday, the 31st.

AWE Tuning SwitchPath™ Remote for Audi S3 / VW MK7 Golf R

Posted on May 26, 2016 – 12:55 pm

Presenting AWE Tuning’s SwitchPath™ Remote: Push-button mood control.


Open and close exhaust valves with the push of a button from inside the cabin at any time
Works with stock system, or AWE Tuning SwitchPath™ Exhaust
Comes as a set of two remotes with wiring harness, control box and mounting hardware
Compact design perfect for a keychain or cup holder
From quiet to aggressive with the tap of a button

What it does:
The AWE Tuning SwitchPath™ Remote and accompanying control box overrides the factory valving to allow the exhaust valves, whether it be on the AWE Tuning SwitchPath™ Exhaust or the stock exhaust, to be opened or closed manually via the SwitchPath™ Remote.
How to operate:
With the AWE Tuning SwitchPath™ Controller installed, the exhaust valves can be opened by pressing the “On” button found on the left side of the SwitchPath™ Remote. To close the …

X34 MQB 1.8T/2.0T Gen 3 Carbon Fiber Cold Air Intake

Posted on May 24, 2016 – 11:05 am

The X34 Carbon Fiber Audi/VW MQB Cold Air Intake System from 034 Motorsport for 8V/8S Audi A3/S3/TT/TTS & MkVII Volkswagen Golf/GTI/R equipped with 1.8T/2.0T Gen 3 engines has arrived! This true cold air intake yields horsepower and torque gains throughout the powerband with peak gains of up to 15 crank horsepower and 12 ft-lbs of torque with the factory turbocharger.

034Motorsport’s engineers thoroughly evaluated the factory airbox design to create a performance replacement that reduces pressure drop in the intake tract while offering OEM+ fit and finish. The result is this complete one-piece MQB Carbon Fiber Air Intake Upgrade, which offers 100% bolt-on installation without the need for any additional pieces.

034Motorsport engineers started by identifying the shortcomings of the factory intake system to determine which components restricted airflow to the turbocharger inlet. While the factory lower airbox and …

APR VW MK6 Oil Catch Can System

Posted on May 23, 2016 – 3:00 pm

APR has just released their Oil Catch Can System for the MK6 Volkswagen Golf/Jetta/R!

The APR Oil Catch Can System replaces the failure prone factory positive crank ventilation (PCV) system and traps excessive crankcase oil vapors and gunk from entering the engine. The system eliminates a common performance robbing boost leak, while reducing carbon buildup on intake valves, octane lowering oil vapors and oil pooling within the intake tract. It’s a simple modification to install, drains in seconds with the flick of a knob, and is recommended at all stages of performance.

Quick Facts

Increases performance – Increases performance by eliminating a common boost leak, and reducing octane lowering oil vapors and airflow restricting carbon buildup.
Eliminates a boost leak – The PCV block-off plate eliminates the failure prone factory PCV valve.
Catches …

Bavaria Wheels On Close-Out At Achtuning!

Posted on May 12, 2016 – 12:00 pm

Achtuning has Bavaria Wheels IN STOCK with close-out pricing!! 

Bavaria BC-5 Wheels, hyper-silver/machined:

* 20×8.5 +25, +35 available* 5×112, CB 66.56 (free hub-rings provided for 57.1 applications)* cone seat boltsClose-Out Pricing: $795 SHIPPED for a set of 4! 

Bavaria BC-5 Wheels, matte-black:

* 20×8.5 +25, +35, and +42 available* 5×112, CB 66.56 (free hub-rings provided for 57.1 applications)* cone seat boltsClose-Out Pricing: $795 SHIPPED for a set of 4! 

Now Hiring: Service Technician

Posted on May 4, 2016 – 1:28 pm

Job Opening:  Service Technician

Achtuning is currently looking for an experienced and skilled service technician who is responsible, has natural ability, ambition, and drive.  If you want to work in a busy, professional automotive repair shop that focuses on having fun, doing the work correctly, values customer service and satisfaction with a large customer base, and has been in business for 15 years, NOW is your chance!

Hours are Monday through Friday 9-6.  We offer paid vacation and health benefits when eligibility requirements are met.


Valid Washington State Driver’s License with record meeting current Insurance provider standards.
High School Diploma or equivalent.
Applicants must own a complete set of personal work tools and be proficient in mechanical repairs through previous work experience or training.
Minimum 1 year Audi/Volkswagen Dealer or 2 year Automotive Industry.

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

Minimum 1 year Audi/Volkswagen Dealer or 2 year Automotive Industry

Required license or certification:

Valid Washington State …

Free Achtuning Tee with $300+ Purchase

Posted on May 2, 2016 – 10:45 am

For a limited time your $300+ purchase at Achtuning will include a free tee! Order online and list the t-shirt size in the notes section during check-out or call in the order: 425-895-0000. You can also purchase an Achtuning tee by clicking here.

AKG Subframe Reinforcement Plates For BMW (E36/46) 3-Series

Posted on April 29, 2016 – 10:44 am

AKG Motorsport subframe reinforcement plates are available right here at Achtuning for your BMW (E36/46) 3-Series!  

Stress cracks in this M3’s body are the unfortunate result of the rear subframe design that bolts it right into thin sheet metal and is a common problem for E36 (non M)/E46 3-series BMWs, especially when they get put through their paces. See our process on reinforcing the M3’s body with AKG’s plates below.

The 4 points where the rear subframe attaches to (and eventually cracks) the body are cleaned and prepped after identifying the cracks.

AKG Motorsport subframe reinforcement plates welded in place.

AKG Motorsport subframe reinforcement plates sealed and painted prior to rear subframe reinstallation.

While the rear subframe is out, we are installing AKG Motorsport rear subframe bushings and rear trailing arm bushings to replace old, worn stock parts….

Audi S3 gets APR’s Stage 3 Turbo Kit and StopTech Big Brake Kit

Posted on April 21, 2016 – 11:20 am

With great power comes great responsibility.

Matt brought us his Audi S3 for an APR Stage 3 Turbo upgrade, a +172HP/+135TQ increase over stock, and he will have us install StopTech’s ST40 Big Brake Kit to help keep that power in check. It is also worthy to note the StopTech BBK shaves a good amount of weight off each corner.

vs. stock…

On the car, the brakes look fantastic!

An APR Stage 3 Borg Warner EFR7163 turbo finds it’s new home.

We’ll report back on our social media pages with Matt’s feedback after he takes delivery of the car but we have no doubt he will be all grins for quite some time.