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While the EA888 Gen 3 1.8 and 2.0 TSI found in Volkswagen’s GLI, Passat, and Beetle is is still new, our performance partners at APR have already come up with an intake solution and they are IN STOCK here at Achtuning! Expect an APR claimed 12hp and 11 ft-lb of torque, a good amount of bang for your buck and a great compliment to that APR tune you’re considering.
- 2013.5+ VW (Mk6) Jetta GLI | 1.8 TSI & 2.0 TSI EA888 Gen 3
- 2013.5+ VW Beetle | 1.8 TSI & 2.0 TSI EA888 Gen 3
- 2013.5+ VW Passat | 1.8 TSI & 2.0 TSI EA888 Gen 3
Achtuning Price: $344.98 SHIPPED! (FREE SHIPPING within the “lower 48″)
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H&R has finally released their “Street Performance” coilovers for Audi’s (B7) RS4!
H&R “Street Performance” coilovers are the perfect suspension solution for discerning drivers — from daily drivers to serious tuners — who can appreciate the awesome handling and superb ride comfort. Each coilover shock is custom valved to work in conjunction with a precision-engineered progressive rate spring, creating a finely tuned suspension system. The fully threaded shock body allows for adjustable vehicle height between 1.2 and 2.1″. This feature helps balance vehicle weight, resulting in a lower center of gravity and improved performance and control. Click the image above to order yours today or take advantage of our limited time “FREE wheel alignment with coilover purchase/install” promotion at Achtuning!
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H&R suspension upgrades for Audi’s new A3 sedan are NOW AVAILABLE at ACHTUNING!
We will be adding the following items (and the new A3 vehicle category) to the Achtuning online store soon. Meanwhile, please contact us directly by phone (425-895-0000) or email (email@example.com) to place your order.
* H&R 28860-2: Sport Spring Kit, 1.2″F/1.2″R – MSRP: $389, Achtuning Price: $233.40
* H&R 28859-2: Super Sport Spring Kit, 1.8″F/1.8″R – MSRP: $389, Achtuning Price: $233.40
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Our first stocking order of DXD Racing Clutch kits from Southbend have arrived and are now IN STOCK at ACHTUNING!! Click the image below or visit the Achtuning online store to begin shopping or call us at 425-895-0000 and schedule your installation appointment.
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Ground Control Camber Plates are available at ACHTUNING! While many applications are still being added to our online store, contact us directly for your Ground Control needs!! So far, we have them IN STOCK for the following applications with more coming!
* VW (Mk5) GTI/Jetta
* VW (Mk6) GTI/GLI
* VW (B6/B7) Passat
* VW CC
* Audi (Mk2) TT
* Audi (8P) A3
Call us at 425-895-0000 or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) your questions about Ground Control or contact us to place your order and set up an installation appointment.
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Pick up your Vent Integrated Digital Interface from P3 Cars at Achtuning! Have access to all of the information you could want directly from your car’s diagnostic port plus 3 analog inputs to monitor anything from air tank pressure to AFR, or any 0-5v sensor you can think of – and it can be translated to a sleek, unobtrusive digital gauge solution that is perfectly integrated with your factory dash vents. Clear fault codes, monitor 0-60 time, engine temps, and boost, all in one product tailor made for each platform to include models within the Audi, BMW, and Volkswagen line-up. (With more on the way!)
New Vent Integrated Digital Interface options for the following vehicles coming soon from P3 Cars and will be available from ACHTUNING:
* VIDI ™ for the Audi Q5 SQ5
* VIDI ™ for Audi C7 (A6/S6/RS6/A7/S7/RS7
* VIDI ™ for the Audi C5 A6/S6/RS6/Allroad
* VIDI ™ for Volkswagen B7 Passat 2012 + including TDI
While we are still updating our online store with products from P3 Cars, please contact us directly via phone or email for pricing and availability!
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Achtuning is pleased to present APR’s second iteration of the Coolant Performance System (CPS) for the Audi 3.0 TFSI Engine as found in the B8 and B8.5 A4, S4, A5 and S5!
Through extensive motorsport testing in the Grand-Am Road Racing series, and high boost pressure testing utilizing a larger supercharger, APR’s engineers were able to significantly improve the 3.0 TFSI’s supercharger cooling system. The updated system not only improves performance, but also improves overall engine reliability by keeping components well within their desired operating temperatures.
From the factory, the 3.0 TFSI’s supercharger features dual air to water heat exchangers mounted inside the unit, which are responsible for lowering the intake air temperature before it reaches the combustion chambers. As air moves through the heat exchangers heat transfer occurs, cooling the intake air while heating the coolant. The coolant is then pumped through a circuit shared with the engine’s cooling circuit and across one front and one side mounted radiator. As air rushes across the radiator, the coolant’s temperature is reduced. The cooling system’s pump circulates coolant back through the supercharger and the process recurs.
The problem with this system is that after only a few moments of spirited driving the cooling system becomes overwhelmed and lacks the ability to reduce the coolant’s temperature. This is made worse by the fact the cooling system is shared by the engine’s cooling circuit, which can easily raise coolant temperatures beyond 100°C. As a result, the system’s effectiveness decreases, intake air temperature rises, power decreases and reliability drops.
The APR Coolant Performance System takes a multi step approach to increasing the cooling system’s effectiveness, resulting in a system capable of delivering increased performance and reliability.
The APR CPS system separates the engine and supercharger cooling circuits. In doing so, coolant temperature drops significantly and instantly improves performance. The CNC machined, black anodized reservoir proudly displays the APR logo and mounts conveniently in the engine bay with the included bracket.
Hot coolant from the supercharger’s heat exchangers is pumped through the front mount radiator and OEM side mount radiator. As the coolant passes through the unit, it’s cooled and circulated back through the supercharger’s heat exchangers. By increasing the frontal surface air an impressive 138%, the larger unit increases the heat transfer coefficient, which quickly and effectively lowers coolant temperature. Additionally, the larger radiator increases the thermal capacity of the system.
The cooling system’s thermal capacity plays a critical role in lowering the average coolant temperature across the entire system. By increasing coolant capacity an additional 4.2 liters with the APR CPS coolant tank, colder coolant is pumped into the supercharger’s dual heat exchangers. As a result, more heat is transferred to the coolant system as hot intake air passes over the exchangers. This directly translates to more consistent power, even under demanding situations.
APR conducted grueling, back-to-back testing to determine the effectiveness of the upgraded cooling system, compared to the same vehicle equipped with the factory setup. The starting intake air temperature (IAT) measured at idle was brought to an identical, and consistent, 35.5°C before conducting the tests. Six, back-to-back, twenty-one second sweeps on the dyno were conducted with a five second cool down time between each run.
After the first sweep, the factory system allowed the intake air temperature to rise 50% higher and by the final pull was a blazing 87.50°C. Consequentially after only the third dyno pull, the ECU intervened and began protecting the engine by attempting to reduce the intake air temperature. The supercharger bypass valve opened, bleeding boost pressure back into the intake tract, lowering the overall system IAT. As such, the results were skewed by not allowing the system to experience the hottest operating conditions during each run, but still proved the system was not up to the task. Power suffered dramatically.
Switching to the APR CPS system, the differences were immediately noticed. After the first sweep, IAT’s were 15.75°C less than stock at a steady and reasonable 55.5°C. During each of the brief, five-second cool down periods between sweeps, the system’s recovery rate increased, as the coolant and intake air temperature rapidly decreased. The system remained consistent between each pull, only slightly increasing in temperature. By the final pull, IAT’s were only 11°C hotter than the initial pull. The ECU never intervened to reduce power as it did with the factory cooling system, and was still 21°C cooler than stock.
Vehicle Application Guide
Audi B8 S4 – 6MT & S-Tronic
Audi B8.5 A4 & S4 – 6MT & S-Tronic
Audi B8 S5 – 6MT & S-Tronic
Audi B8.5 A5 & S5 – 6MT & S-Tronic
Please note some cabriolet models may require modification to the coolant tank mounting location.
MS100068 – APR Coolant Performance System – $1,899.99
MS100065 – Coolant Separator Reservoir – $299.99
MS100066 – Radiator and Coolant Tank – $1,699.99
Upgrades discontinued MS100029 to the new MS100068
MS100067 – Coolant Tank – $499.99
Required parts for vehicles with ADS (Audi Drive Select) Only works on ADS cars
MS100032 – Dynamic Steering Auxiliary Cooler – $124.99
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Achtuning is pleased to present another world wide first from APR! APR has released the ultimate engine control unit (ECU) upgrade for the Generation 3, 2.0 TSI 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.
The Continental SIMOS 12 engine management system is responsible for proper operation of the engine during constantly changing environmental and load conditions. With built in compensational data for environmental variables and varying load conditions, the factory ECU is far more complex and intelligent than units found in other vehicle makes and marques.
APR’s Calibration Engineers spent months calibrating the engine management system, including many hours of in-house chassis dyno development. With a thorough understanding of the ECU’s torque structure, APR’s Calibration Engineers properly increased engine load to produce more power and torque from idle to redline. APR’s ECU Upgrade increases turbocharger boost pressure and optimizes cam timing, ignition timing, lambda and more to produce higher output. Using APR’s proprietary high-speed data logging suite, the calibration team closely monitored the effects of these changes to ensure a powerful ECU upgrade without derogating the engine’s drivability or reliability.
APR’s ECU Upgrade will provide an excellent leap in power and torque while retaining OEM knock control sensitivity and other built in safety features. The result is safely achieved power, optimized for various fuel grades found around the world. We call it Performance Without Compromise!
APR Stage I ECU Upgrade
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 302 ft-lbs of torque and 261 horsepower with 93 AKI octane fuel. Large gains were seen throughout the power band, including an additional 67 ft-lbs of torque and 52 horsepower. Even higher figures were acheived using 100 AKI octane race fuel. The increase in power directly translates to an exceptionally quicker vehicle. Using advanced GPS measuring devices, APR’s engineers conducted several acceleration tests. During the 60-130 MPH sprint, the APR Stage I equipped vehicle crossed the finish line 4.829 seconds quicker, resulting in an excellent 20.66% improvement!
APR’s ECU upgrade is the best power per dollar modification for the new 2.0 TSI engine and takes the vehicle’s performance to similar levels typically reserved for higher output, sporty models, without pushing the limits. With factory-like smoothness and drivability, APR’s ECU upgrade will fill the void in an otherwise excellent vehicle.
Beyond power and torque enhancements, APR’s Calibration Engineers were able to increase the acceleration rate of the vehicle through other calibrations changes. Ignition delay is reduced resulting in a more responsive pedal without altering overall throttle sensitivity. Furthermore, drivability was greatly improved by reducing the throttle lag commonly noticed at slow speeds and while reapplying throttle after decelerating.
Left Foot Braking / Brake Boosting:
APR’s Left Foot Braking feature allows more control over the vehicle’s throttle. The factory equipped vehicle’s throttle input is disabled while pressing the accelerator and brake at the same time. Left Foot Braking, a common motorsport driving technique, allows the driver complete control over the vehicle’s throttle and braking system, which may give the vehicle the edge it needs at the track. As is with all features APR adds to the ECU, this feature may be removed upon request.
APR’s standard Stage I ECU Upgrade offers a large increase in low-end torque, which may overpower the factory clutch. While APR did not experience clutch slip at the advertised torque levels and even higher, others may due to clutch health and driving style. APR recommends upgrading slipping clutches, but has also created special software designed to deliver the same peak horsepower with a cap on low end torque to reduce or eliminate slipping. These specific files are available with various torque caps set lower than the standard Stage I ECU Upgrade.
APR’s ECU upgrade increases the vehicle’s top speed limiter for blistering sprints around the track or across the Autobahn without the speed limiter shutting down the fun!
Increased Fuel Economy:
APR’s Calibration Engineers paid close attention to several parameters directly related to fuel economy, especially while cruising at highway speeds. Depending on driving style and fuel quality, better miles per gallon may be achieved!
To view other power charts, please click the links below
APR Stage I ECU Upgrade Calibration Report
APR Stage I ECU Upgrade Acceleration Report
The APR Development Difference
APR DirectPort Programming:
APR’s patented DirectPort Programming is now available for the Simos 12.x ECU! Any APR Dealer in the world, connected to the Internet, has direct access to APR’s latest ECU upgrades for loading directly over the vehicle’s OBD-II port. This completely eliminates the need to remove and open the ECU for currently available files and can be uninstalled at any time!
APR ECU Explorer:
APR’s proprietary ECU Explorer gives APR’s Calibration Engineers unparalleled access to the vehicle’s entire engine management system. Typical commercially available data logging tools, used by most tuners, only allow logging up to 12 engine-operating variables at extremely low data rates. These tools are also limited to a small, specific list of variables. APR’s ECU Explorer is capable of logging every variable found within the ECU. It’s capable of logging well over 100 variables at once with data rates as high as 100 samples per second. Synchronous data logging is available for fine-tuning.
APR ECU Composer:
APR’s proprietary ECU Composer is used for altering the engine management system. With full access to every table, map and variable within the ECU, APR’s Calibration Engineers are not limited to a handful of maps as is common for most tuning companies. ECU Composer takes calibration to a new level with APR’s Quick Flashing. APR’s Calibration Engineers can reflash the ECU in seconds rather than waiting lengthy periods of time between each flash.
APR ECU Assembly:
APR’s Electrical Engineers have the ability to alter the code structure of the ECU. Through code levels changes, APR’s Engineers are able to add features to the ECU. Other changes allow higher torque limits than those achievable through only modifying calibration data or using piggyback devices as is the case for many tuners. This allows APR’s engineers to often not require transmission software to meet or exceed advertised gains. On the highly modified end, this allows APR to make turbo upgrades operate as if intended by the OEM.
Year - Engine - Engine Codes - Transmissions
2013.5+ – VW Jetta / GLI – CPLA & CPPA – Manual (DSG transmission is in final testing)
2013.5+ – VW Beetle – CPLA & CPPA – Manual (DSG transmission is in final testing)
Price - $599.00
Security, Warranty and Money Back Guarantee
All APR ECU Upgrades are fully encrypted to prevent theft of our valuable and proprietary coding information by lesser companies.
30 Day Money Back Guarantee:
All APR ECU Upgrades include a 30-day money back guarantee with no questions asked. If for any reason the owners is dissatisfied with the APR ECU Upgrade, they may return to the place of purchase for a full refund, provided they are within the 30 day period from the time of the initial purchase. Labor or shipping charges are not included in the guarantee.
Limited Lifetime Warranty:
All APR ECU Upgrades include a limited lifetime warranty against defects in the software, and to provide free updates and reflashes as they become available. Installation cost is not included in the warranty.
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H&R Sport Springs for Audi’s SQ5 are now available from Achtuning! H&R Sport Springs for the SQ5 lower the front 1″ while bringing down the rear .8″, complimenting the SQ5′s looks by returning it to “European spec” ride height while maintaining factory like performance and comfort. And don’t forget to check out your SQ5 Hartmann Wheel options while you’re at it! These kits are ready to ship immediately. Order yours today!
(Product will be added to the online store shortly – meanwhile, please call or email us to order.)
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AWE Tuning saw how much the A7 could benefit from a more aggressive exhaust setup after the release of their S7 exhaust system… So they made one!
Hand-crafted from T304 Stainless Steel with Check Engine Light-free operation and without modifying any emissions systems equipment, the AWE Tuning A7 Touring Edition Exhaust produces gains of 12hp and 11tq at the crank on stock software. The AWE Tuning A7 Touring Edition Exhaust features adjustable 4” slash-cut tips available in Diamond Black and Chrome Silver finishes with either a Dual or Quad Tip configuration.
Dual outlet: A single 4” slash cut tip on each side of the vehicle, designed to work with the factory rear valence.
Quad outlet: Two 4” slash cut tips on each side of the vehicle, designed to work with the S7 rear valence when installed on S-Line cars.
Quad Outlet Package: Everything S-Line owners need for a Quad Tip conversion, including the AWE Tuning Audi A7 Touring Edition Exhaust system with quad tips, and an OEM Audi S7 rear valence for a factory appearance and superior fitment quality.
AWE Tuning Touring Edition Exhaust System – Dual Outlet, Chrome Silver Tips (SKU: 3015-32010) – $2379.00
AWE Tuning Touring Edition Exhaust System – Dual Outlet, Diamond Black Tips (SKU: 3015-33010) – $2429.00
AWE Tuning Touring Edition Exhaust System – Quad Outlet, Chrome Silver Tips (SKU: 3015-42010) – $2479.00
AWE Tuning Touring Edition Exhaust System – Quad Outlet, Diamond Black Tips (SKU: 3015-43012) – $2529.00
AWE Tuning Touring Edition Exhaust System – Quad Outlet, Chrome Silver Tips – With Valence(SKU: 3415-42032) – $2779.00
AWE Tuning Touring Edition Exhaust System – Quad Outlet, Diamond Black Tips – With Valence(SKU: 3415-43038) – $2829.00
AWE Tuning products are still being added to the online catalog so in the meantime, please call 425-895-0000 or email us (email@example.com) for more info!
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