Audi Tuning | VW Tuning

Audi (B8) A4 APR Software Update!

Posted on February 27, 2015 – 9:00 am

With over half a decade of development poured into this platform, APR’s Engineers are pleased to deliver several free upgrades to our existing customers. APR Stage I, Stage II and their K04 Turbocharger ECU upgrades are now revised with APR’s new calibration strategies designed to produce a fantastic driving experience with more power and torque on tap!

APR’s calibration experts spent months working with the various ECU, hardware and octane configurations to deliver a driving experience second to none. Major improvements were made to the way the throttle behaves, leaving the driver to feel more connected to the vehicle than ever before. With control and response maximized, APR’s engineers set out to increase power while keeping factory comforts in mind during part throttle driving. Engine load, valve lift, cam phasing and boost levels were all optimized to ensure the engine was breathing as freely as …



Hartmann Wheel Test Fits on Audi S3

Posted on February 26, 2015 – 3:44 pm

When Armin left us his Audi S3 that morning it received a set of H&R “Sport” springs and TrakPlus® wheel spacers, he gave us some extra time after his appointment to test-fit some Hartmann Wheels so we could add new images to the Hartmann Wheel gallery. First up is one of the newest out of the Hartmann Wheel line-up, the HRS7-163-MA:M (matte-anthracite/machined) wheels. The 19×8.5 +38 spec is a perfect fit!

Then we threw on a set of the Hartmann Euromesh 3-GS (gloss-silver) wheels, a time-less mesh design that works with just about every application it sits under.

Both options are currently IN STOCK, ready to ship! Click the “online store” link above to begin shopping or call our sales team: 425-895-0000.



APR Rolling Out New Products!

Posted on February 25, 2015 – 10:00 am

APR is changing up their game in a big way and we are starting to see the fruits of their labor as  fresh new product is coming down the pipeline.  As always, our commitment to offering and STOCKING your APR performance upgrades means we will be one of the first distributors to receive them so you can walk out the door with parts in hand or simply arrange a time for install.  “Go APR” at Achtuning!
APR Presents the 1.8T/2.0T EA888 Gen 3 Boost Tap – v2!
The APR Boost Tap for the 1.8T and 2.0T EA888 Gen 3 engines is a simple, yet elegant solution for referencing boost pressure and vacuum as is commonly necessary for boost gauges. The boost tap plugs into an unused port on the factory intake manifold and doesn’t interfere with the factory T-MAP sensor.

 

 

Traditionally boost is tapped by spacing out the factory …



Spend $500+ at Achtuning, get FREE Girl Scout Cookies!

Posted on February 23, 2015 – 9:45 am

The next 30 online orders or in-house purchases over $500 at #Achtuning will come with a FREE (random) box of Girl Scout Cookies​!



AWE Tuning’s S-FLO Carbon Intake for VW (Mk7) GTI

Posted on February 23, 2015 – 9:00 am

Let your VW (Mk7) GTI breathe deep!  AWE Tuning presents their S-FLO Carbon Intake!

Fully sealed carbon fiber box and filter combination
Max gains of 18hp and 18ft-lbs of torque at the crank
Perfect integration with OEM inlet ducting
Utilizes stock mounting locations
UV stabilized resin and clear coat prevent yellowing from heat
Filters are durable, and washable
Designed, Engineered and tested in house at AWE Tuning
No Check Engine Light – Guaranteed
Perfect Fitment – Guaranteed

This best-in-class carbon intake is constructed from high grade 2×2 carbon fiber, and encompasses a full carbon fiber air inlet and lid, both of which mount directly in the stock locations and mate up to the factory air inlet pipes, perfectly.

The AWE Tuning S-FLO Filter (included in the kit) is the largest that can fit within …



Giving Armin’s Audi S3 the H&R Treatment

Posted on February 17, 2015 – 3:00 pm

Armin left us his Audi S3 to receive the H&R treatment, “Sport” springs and 15mm spacers front and back and when we were finished, he went out and took an amazing set of pictures for us to share!

To see more, check out his personal website.



AWE Tuning: The official BMW Launch happens… Now!

Posted on February 16, 2015 – 3:00 pm

Introducing the AWE Tuning BMW performance line. The ultimate upgrade collection for The Ultimate Driving Machine®. Starting with AWE Tuning BMW exhausts, moving swiftly into BMW intakes and BMW intercoolers.

Your BMW performance catalog is ready… now from Achtuning! Take advantage of pre-order pricing and piggy-back on our first order, saving not only on parts pricing but no in-bound freight for our local customers. Contact the ‪Achtuning‬ sales team by phone or email.



APR Cast Down-Pipes for the FWD 1.8T/2.0T Gen 3 (non-MQB)

Posted on February 16, 2015 – 10:00 am

Upgrading the restrictive factory down-pipe with the APR cast down-pipe exhaust system is a great way to increase performance and add a sophisticated growl to the exhaust note of the FWD 1.8T/2.0T Gen 3 (non-MQB) platform. Ideal performance is achieved through expelling exhaust gasses at maximum velocity through APR’s proprietary, turbulence-free, investment cast down-pipe. Designed and assembled in-house, the system utilizes only premium materials and world-class manufacturing techniques to deliver unmatched quality and reliability. Application specific parts will be added to the online catalog soon so check back!



AutoBild Magazine: StopTech Big Brakes Are The Best

Posted on February 11, 2015 – 9:00 am

In the December 2014 issue of AutoBild Magazine, the editors rounded up several big brake kits from some of the biggest names in aftermarket braking – Brembo, AP Racing, Performance Friction, K-Sport and StopTech – to compare head-to-head.

As a test subject, the magazine chose a modified BMW M3 that was put through a series of identical tests with each BBK to determine which brake system gave the best overall performance when judged on objective and subjective criteria. The judges looked at braking distances, fade and feel among other things.

As a benchmark, AutoBild used the BMW factory “M” brakes that come stock on the car. Not surprisingly, all of the aftermarket brakes scored much better than the BMW units, except one. The Brembo system finished just behind the BMW brakes, with what the judges felt was a combination of poor performance and …



Outfitting the Achtuning VW (Mk7) GTI with an AWE Tuning Exhaust

Posted on February 3, 2015 – 3:00 pm

Finally got a chance to get some post-install images of the AWE Tuning “Touring Edition” turbo-back exhaust featuring diamond black tips on the Achtuning GTI!

Fit and finish is spot on as advertised. The system bolted right up with little need for adjustment and there is a noticeable increase in power. Will need to spend more time behind the wheel in order to provide some feedback from a driver’s standpoint but from outside, this GTI is sounding great!



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