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APR High Output 2.0 TSI Gen 3 ECU Upgrade

Posted on March 23, 2015 – 8:30 am

Achtuning is pleased to present APR’s ultimate engine control unit (ECU) upgrade for the 2.0T EA888 Gen 3 engine. APR’s ECU upgrade is available in octane-specific variations and is conveniently flashed to the vehicle’s factory ECU through the OBD-II port without any physical modification to the factory ECU.

APR’s ECU upgrades are one of the best horsepower-per-dollar modifications for the new 2.0T engine. The APR Stage I ECU Upgrade is designed to work without requiring other changes to the vehicle’s hardware. With the ECU Upgrade alone, APR’s Calibration Experts measured higher peak figures of 379 ft-lbs of torque and 354 horsepower with 93 AKI octane fuel. Large gains were seen throughout the power band, including an additional 98 ft-lbs of torque and 74 horsepower. Even higher figures were achieved using race fuel. For those looking for a more modest bump in horsepower and torque, lower output software is available. In both cases the increase in horsepower and torque directly translates to an exceptionally quicker vehicle.


The results were astounding. By simply adding the APR Stage I ECU upgrade, the US spec 2015 Golf R DSG test vehicle completed every test quicker than the stock vehicle by a large margin. 0-60 MPH times were reduced to 3.8 seconds while the 30-130 MPH test was completed 5.9 seconds faster! Acceleration tests were conducted all the way to 140 MPH, which was reached in 9.1 seconds faster with APR Stage I Software.

Vehicles with the following ECU IDs can come through NOW for an ECU upgrade!
* VW Golf-R NA MY2015 2.0L TFSI CYFB 8V0906259E S0002
* Audi S3 NA MY2015 2.0TFSI CYFB 8V0906259B S0003

Ready to Go APR? No appointments necessary! Just roll through between 9am and 4pm, Monday through Friday. See you soon!!

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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 the airbox to maximize flow. This increased flow, contributes greatly to the impressive peak power gains of 15hp  and 11ft-lbs of torque at the crank.  Pre-order yours today by calling our sales team:  425-895-0000


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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.

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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!

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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 poor feel. At the other end of the finishing order, StopTech was named the overall winner, after scoring a perfect 5 out of 5 in every single category!

“No weaknesses came to light during the installation,” according to the editors. “On the contrary – the caliper features a cover that can be opened for the easy removal of brake pads.”

Other areas of praise were the system’s lower weight, shorter stopping distances and fade-free performance – not to mention the lower price compared to the Brembo and PFC systems. You can read the whole English translation of the article here.

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APR All The Things at Achtuning!

Posted on January 2, 2015 – 9:48 am

Ready to “Go APR!” at Achtuning?  Roll through between 9am and 4pm, Monday through Friday for the BEST horsepower-per-dollar upgrade you’ll ever spend on your Audi or VW! (No appointment necessary.)  We also have your APR intakes, exhausts, high pressure fuel pumps, boost taps, supercharger pulleys, and all your other APR performance parts IN STOCK, ready to have installed or shipped. Go online to place an order or simply call 425-895-0000 and schedule an installation appointment.  We look forward to seeing you!

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S-FLO Carbon Intake for Audi S6 & S7

Posted on December 3, 2014 – 11:00 am

Introducing AWE Tuning’s S-FLO Carbon Intake for Audi’s (C7) S6 and S7!

Power. Fitment. Perfection. The trifecta our Audi S6 and S7 customers are looking for.

  • Max gains of +20 hp and +21 ft-lbs of torque at the crank.
  • Perfect fitment, perfectly engineered.
  • Mounts to factory locations – Fitment Guaranteed.
  • Fully enclosed carbon fiber air box ensures maximum efficiency
  • Features high flow AWE Tuning S-FLO Filter.
  • Designed, engineered, and tested in-house at AWE Tuning.

The AWE Tuning S-FLO Carbon Intake was engineered in house to draw in large volumes of cool air to produce impressive power gains and look good doing it.


The line up:
AWE Tuning S-FLO Carbon Intake
The AWE Tuning S-FLO Carbon Intake is the complete suite, containing the AWE Tuning S-FLO Carbon Airbox, the AWE Tuning S-FLO Filter, our engineered Nomex® reinforced silicone hose, and all necessary brackets and mounting hardware. The airbox is 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.

AWE Tuning S-FLO Filter
The AWE Tuning S-FLO Carbon Intake employs the proprietary AWE Tuning S-FLO Filter, which is also available separately. The AWE Tuning S-FLO Filter is the largest that can fit within the air box, and is a washable, oiled, large cylindrical filter.  The AWE Tuning S-FLO Carbon Intake and S-FLO Filter are two key under-the-hood upgrades highly recommended for S6 and S7 drivers.


AWE Tuning S-FLO Carbon Intake, SKU: 2660-11016 – $995.00

AWE Tuning S-FLO Filter, SKU: 2710-11012 – $79.00

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Vogtland Coilovers: FREE “GT” Upgrade!

Posted on December 3, 2014 – 10:00 am

Buy a standard Vogtland coilover kit from Achtuning for your Audi (B5) A4/S4 or Audi (B6/B7) A4 and receive a FREE “GT” upgrade!  ($100 value)  Unlike standard kits the Vogtland GT coilover kits offer a stiffer rear spring rate, helping to reduce vehicle under-steer and better overall for spirited and track driving yet ride compliant for daily street duties.  Enter coupon code “FREEGT” during check-out for your free upgrade.

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Achtuning Hoodie

Posted on November 26, 2014 – 9:00 am


Bundle up with an ACHTUNING pull-over hoodie this Winter, only $39.95 shipped!  (Avail. sizes: Mens’s S-XL and Youth L)

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AWE Tuning Exhaust for VW (Mk7) GTI

Posted on October 29, 2014 – 4:59 pm

Achtuning is excited to announce the release of the Volkswagen Mk7 GTI Exhaust Suite, by AWE Tuning!

AWE Tuning has gone to extreme levels on this one; taking craftsmanship, simplicity of installation, and engineering ingenuity to new places:

  • Full T304 stainless system, 3” front to back.
  • Unlocks a potent max gain of 21hp and 24ft-lbs of torque at the crank — without software.
  • 200 cell HJS HD catalyst (Same cat that is found in AWE’s McLaren 650S system).
  • Available as Track Edition, Touring Edition, Performance Downpipe and Cat-Delete Performance Downpipe
  • Dyno-developed, street proven on the AWE Tuning in-house Mk7.
  • 102mm dual tip configuration.
  • No CEL on Exhausts and Performance Downpipe – Guaranteed. Even without spacers or software.
  • Perfect Fitment. Guaranteed.
  • AWE Tuning Lifetime Warranty (one year on Catalysts)


Four Generations Strong.
Producing an exhaust system for Volkswagen’s 7th generation GTI was no easy feat. Luckily AWE Tuning already has four generations of GTI performance under their belts. Merging decades of experience with hundreds of hours of prototyping, engineering, dyno testing and daily usage evaluation has output an exhaust system that is the ultimate compliment to GTI lineage. With options to go around, this is AWE Tuning’s finest GTI exhaust to date.

Simple. Better.
What may look like a simple design is actually one of their most comprehensive engineering feats to date. The exhaust is three simple parts, making it one of the easiest systems to install. The reconfiguration of the flex pipe on the Performance Downpipe ensures that stress goes where it should. And no 02 sensor spacers. And no exhaust paste needed. The list goes on. This exhaust offering is something special.

The line up:

Mk7 Touring Edition Exhaust
The intersection of performance and sophistication, the Touring Edition produces a civil tone while idling and cruising around, but give it the boot and unleash a “war-cry wail.”

  • Full T304 stainless system, 3” front to back.
  • 102mm dual tip configuration, Chrome Silver or Diamond Black.
  • Exhaust is three sections – making for the simplest install possible.
  • Straight through resonator and muffler.
  • AWE Tuning Lifetime Warranty.
  • AWE Tuning Fitment Guarantee.
  • AWE Tuning No CEL Guarantee.


Mk7 Track Edition Exhaust
The Mk7 GTI Track Edition Exhaust takes all of the hand-crafted engineering of the Touring Edition Exhaust, and replaces the front resonator with a straight pipe section for a more aggressive tone (and a more aggressive price to boot). Please note that this is a loud system and buyers should be aware. This product cannot be returned or exchanged based upon volume preference.

Mk7 Performance Downpipe
A potent max gain of 21hp and 24ft-lbs of torque at the crank without software when mated to the AWE Tuning Touring and Track Edition Exhaust systems. Designed to mate to the AWE Tuning exhaust or any other exhaust that bolts to factory locations, the AWE Tuning Mk7 GTI Performance Downpipe features an HJS 200 cell HD catalyst to keep the exhaust volume civilized, while maintaining increased flow over the restrictive factory converters.

  • Max gains of 21hp and 24ft-lbs of torque at the crank without software.
  • 3 inch, one-piece design. No pre-cat slip joint to leak.
  • Engineered flex pipe ensures that the downpipe moves with 2.0T engine – unlike other systems on the market.
  • No O2 Sensor spacers needed!
  • HJS 200 cell HD high-flow catalyst. (Only high-durability catalyst on the market for the GTI)
  • 4.5lbs lighter than the factory downpipe.
  • T304 stainless steel construction.
  • No CEL. Guaranteed.
  • Fitment. Guaranteed.
  • Lifetime Warranty on downpipe, one year warranty on catalyst.

Mk7 Cat-Delete Performance Downpipe
All of the bespoke engineering from the Performance Downpipe, minus the catalyst. Please note that due to the removal of the catalyst, the “No CEL Guarantee” is not applicable, and this product is not to be used on public roads. And it can’t be returned because of volume.

Volume. Simplified.

A good tool for your customers, from quiet to loud:

  • Touring Edition with factory downpipe.
  • Touring Edition with Performance Downpipe.
  • Touring Edition with Cat-Delete Performance Downpipe.
  • Track Edition with Performance Downpipe.
  • Track Edition with Cat-Delete Performance Downpipe.

The Power.
The AWE Tuning Mk7 Exhaust Suite unlocks potent max gains of 21hp and 24ft-lbs of torque at the crank without software.

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