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APR Presents the DL501 S Tronic TCU Upgrade for the B8 / B8.5 S4 & S5!

Posted on May 14, 2015 – 9:38 am

APR is pleased to present the ultimate transmission control unit (TCU) upgrade for the DL501 Gen 1, Gen 1.5 and Gen 2 S Tronic transmissions! APR’s TCU upgrade is available for 3.0 TFSI platform vehicles and is conveniently flashed to the vehicle’s TCU through the OBD-II port with user definable options selectable at the time of install.

APR’s TCU upgrade goes beyond the overly simplistic norm of raising a few limiters, and offers a wide gamut of changes designed to completely enhance the driving experience. With an in-depth knowledge of the transmission’s inner workings and control strategies, APR’s engineers have improved many aspects of the transmission from accelerative performance to daily drivability, while also incorporating new features including several typically reserved for higher-end Audi Quattro GmbH RS models.

Depending on the driving scenario, APR’s calibration experts have created multiple operating modes designed to deliver ideal performance for the given driving condition. When using launch control, the transmission enters a maximum acceleration mode designed to provide the fastest possible acceleration through a heightened application of torque, optimized shift points and shift strategies among other performance related enhancements. Under blistering, near wide-open throttle, the transmission enters a different state of performance with shift maps optimized for power delivery on vehicles with modified engine software. Manual and Tiptronic mode are tailored to the driver’s desired auto up/down shift preferences at the time of install include several features to enable quicker paddle response times and faster upshifts on Gen 2/B8.5 models. Finally under part-throttle daily-driving in both Drive and Sport mode, the transmission remains calm and smooth. Common clunks and driver annoyances are addressed and the transmission comfortably responds to the driver’s input without constantly and aggressively seeking the highest gear possible.

Feature List

  • 7,200 max shift point with gear dependent overshoot protection.
  • User adjustable 3-Step multiple launch control RPM.
  • User definable* max launch control RPM up to 6,000 RPM.
  • User definable* manual mode downshifts (on/off).
  • User definable* manual mode upshifts (on/off).
  • Launch control enabled on all models.
  • Launch control response enhanced for quicker launches.
  • Launch control limits raised from 200 to 3000 launches.
  • Launch control Max acceleration mode enabled for the fastest possible acceleration.
  • Multiple acceleration modes defined for various driving scenarios.
  • Manual mode / TT mode paddle response time optimized.
  • Manual mode / TT mode shift optimized with gear dependent thresholds on Gen 2/B8.5 Models.
  • Torque intervention limits raised, while retaining temperature protection.
  • Temperature management modified.
  • Transmission coolant pump optimized during high temp scenarios.
  • Gear display enabled in Drive and Sport.
  • Optimized Drive and Sport mode shift maps.
  • Downshift “lockout” disabled below previous gear’s max RPM.
  • First gear, rolling-stop, “clunk” addressed.
  • First gear “short shift” addressed.
  • Significant power increase on applications meeting peak power well above the vehicle’s factory defined shift points.

*APR’s DirectPort Programming suite allows the end user to tailor the TCU upgrade to their needs at the time of installation.

Drive (eco) and Sport Mode:

APR’s engineers have paid close attention to the factory shift maps in drive (eco) and sport mode to help ensure a more pleasurable driving experience. In each mode under high-torque and high-rpm situations, the shift points are increased progressively just below the transmissions new maximum shift point of 7,200 RPM. Gear dependent overshoot protection prevents the transmission from hitting the rev limiter prematurely. Finally using launch control enables the maximum acceleration mode while in Sport.

Under low-torque, low-rpm part-throttle situations, both drive mode and sport mode behave similar to stock. The shift points are raised to prevent the transmission from over aggressively seeking seventh gear prematurely in drive mode and to provide a more sporty feeling in sport mode. The first to second gear short shift has been addressed and while rolling to a stop, the transmission will no longer prematurely downshift to first gear, resulting in a clunky transition.

Manual and Tiptronic Modes

APR’s user definable options allow the end user to configure how manual mode operates. The kick-down switch, which is responsible for an automatic downshift in manual mode, is enabled by default but can be disabled at the time of install. Likewise, the auto upshift that occurs near the new 7,200 RPM redline can also be disabled if the end user chooses, allowing the engine to bounce off the limiter like a manual transmission. For safety’s sake, the first to second auto upshift is always enabled. The transmission does not lock out any manual downshifts so long as the shifting does not result in an engine RPM above the max shift point. In all situations, paddle delay is greatly reduced allowing for more responsive shifts to take place. On Gen 2/B8.5 models, using the paddles and shifter, above gear dependent comfort thresholds near 3000 RPM, will result in lightning fast gear changes as the transmission enters a new “quick shift” upshift mode. Lastly Tiptronic mode is a temporary manual mode accessible in drive (eco) and sport modes by pressing the paddles on the steering wheel. While in this temporary mode, auto upshift and kick down switch are enabled.

Launch Control

APR’s 3-Step launch control is unlike anything else in the market. At the time of flashing, the user chooses a maximum launching RPM up to 6,000 RPM. When activating launch control, up to three launching RPM’s are available, allowing the end user to choose the best launching RPM based on the current conditions!

At 100% throttle with the kick-down switch engaged, the vehicle will select the highest launching RPM. At 100% throttle with the kick-down switch not engaged, a lower launching RPM is activated. Finally, at roughly 50% throttle the transmission chooses the lowest launching RPM. When properly dialed in, the user is left with incrementally higher launch points ideal for the street, track and sticky tires.

Utilization of launch control results in the transmission entering the maximum acceleration mode. During this mode, intervention between a shift is minimized, resulting in faster acceleration that keeps the driver planted to the back of his or her seat. Furthermore, the transmission’s coolant pump is fully optimized to keep oil temperature within the desired operating temperature.

Launch control is activated on all models, including those without it from the factory. The conditions necessary to enable launch control have been tweaked to make activation easier and the delay typically present after lifting the brake and beginning of the physical launch has been greatly reduced. Lastly the factory 200 launch limit has been raised 1400% to 3000 launches!

Recommendation: When using launch control, excessive wheel spin will not improve acceleration and may cause undesirable behavior. APR suggests using lower launch limits near 4,000 RPM under low grip situations. Maximum launch RPM is only ideal with drag slicks / radials on a well-prepped drag strip.

S Tronic Temperature Management

Temperature management is an important part of the DL501 transmission. While some may simply remove temperature protection routines all together, or mistakenly raise temperature protection torque limiters sky high and claim increased cooling performance due to zero transmission intervention, APR’s TCU upgrade only allows the maximum safe temperature levels before intervention. Under high stress scenarios, such as launch control, the transmission’s cooling pump runs at maximum speed until the desired transmission temperature is achieved.

Unlike the factory intervention routine, which allows for nearly no torque to be transmitted through the transmission at all after limits are crossed, APR’s over temp intervention allows for a limited amount of torque, enough so the vehicle can be safely driven off the track or pulled to the side of the road during intervention. In keeping the vehicle moving, airflow continues across the radiators, which in turn keeps coolant temps low and aids in removing heat from the factory DL501 oil coolers to restore full operation.

Torque Limits

Various factory torque intervention limiters are raised to their maximum value to eliminate unintended torque intervention, across the rev range, during normal and spirited driving. However, important and critical limiters are kept in place or only slightly modified, such as those related to temperature protection, to prevent premature damage to the transmission in dangerous scenarios.

Gear Display Indicator

In drive (eco) and sport mode, the vehicle’s multi function display will now indicate the currently selected gear rather than a generic D or S.

Acceleration Improvements

APR’s engineers were able to improve vehicle acceleration through enhancements such as better launch control, higher shift points, and measurable reductions in shift duration and shift intervention as illustrated above.

The graph above shows longitudinal acceleration G-Forces, and the below graph shows vehicle speed over time on an APR Stage II B8 S4 with race fuel. APR’s TCU upgrade provided stronger acceleration after the launch which carries to a higher redline shift point. During the shift, very little intervention took place, keeping G’s high and the driver planted in the seat during the quicker shift. Stock, however, suffered more losses, longer shift durations, and even more extreme losses and durations during the common “short shift” issue. Vehicle speed was greatly affected as is evident by the noticeable deviation in acceleration at 40 MPH on the graph below.

The APR TCU equipped vehicle continued to gain in speed over the stock setup thanks to higher shift points, quicker shifts, and less torque intervention as illustrated in the graphs. 0-120 MPH was reduced by .75 second over the stock TCU and .97 seconds over the stock TCU exhibiting the “short shift” issue!

Reported figures measured using a P-Box on a US Spec 2012 B8 S4 with an APR Pulley, APR CPS, APR Exhaust, APR Intake, APR Stage II software and race fuel. Results will vary depending upon location, environmental conditions, vehicle, transmission, vehicle health, operating conditions, temperatures, fuel grade, tires, suspension setup, other variables and other modifications.

Increased Power

On some models, the transmission’s maximum RPM is set to as low as 6,400 RPM, which is well below the max engine speed as defined by the ECU upgrade. In doing so the engine is unable to produce peak power, as it typically occurs at the engine’s max RPM. Through increasing the max shift point, peak power grows further and results in an additional 20-30 horsepower depending on model, stage and octane as illustrated below.

Reported wheel figures measured using APR’s in house Dynapack Dynamometer with a US Spec 2014 B8.5 S4 in AWD mode with an APR Pulley and APR Stage II software, using SAEJ1349 correction and an average of multiple runs. Crank figures are estimated based on the measured wheel figures. Results may vary depending upon environmental conditions, vehicle, transmission, vehicle health, operating conditions, temperatures, fuel grade, dyno type, dyno setup, other variables and other modifications.

The APR Difference:

APR DirectPort Programming:

APR’s DirectPort Programming is now available for the Temic Tricore DL501 Gen 1, Gen 1.5 and Gen 2 transmissions. Any APR Dealer in the world, connected to the Internet, has direct access to APR’s latest TCU upgrades for installation directly over the vehicle’s OBD-II port. This completely eliminates the need to remove and open the TCU and can be uninstalled at any time!

APR TCU Upgrade Creation:

APR’s engineers have taken a direct and custom approach to calibrating the TCU. All too often others create a generic calibration that is forced across a wide range of different vehicles and transmission versions. Unfortunately this generic method of copy and paste tuning can result in some undesirable effects, such as slow up shifts and downshifts, torque interventions, stumbling, immobility and general incompatibility. In some extreme cases, damage to the transmission can occur. With many factory TCU variations available for the transmission, APR’s engineers have painstakingly ensured every TCU upgrade is created using the transmission’s original file to ensure the ultimate experience!

APR TCU Composer:

APR’s proprietary TCU Composer is used for altering the transmission management system. With full access to every table, map and variable within every TCU, APR’s Calibration Engineers are not limited to the handful of pre-defined maps.

APR TCU Assembly:

APR’s Electrical Engineers have the ability to alter the code structure of the TCU. Through code-level changes, APR’s Engineers are able to add future features to the TCU otherwise impossible through calibration changes alone.

Application Guides

For use with APR’s ECU upgrades, the latest version is REQUIRED. This update MUST be checked and installed at the time of install. For best results, APR advises against mixing non-APR ECU and TCU Upgrades. APR cannot guarantee full compatibility with non-APR ECU Upgrades as outlined above and as such offers a 30-day money back guarantee as outlined below.

Vehicles: Audi B8 & B8.5 S4 and S5, DL501 S Tronic Gen 1, 1.5 & 2
Price: $999.00


– Pricing applicable to the USA only.
– Please note vehicle manufacturers issue many TCU part numbers and revisions throughout their vehicle lineup. As such, some TCUs may be temporarily unavailable as new parts and/or revisions are released. If the vehicle’s TCU part number and revision is known, availability can be checked at Achtuning.
– *For use with APR’s ECU upgrades, the latest version is REQUIRED. This update MUST be checked and installed at the time of install. For best results, APR advises against mixing non-APR ECU and TCU Upgrades. APR cannot guarantee full compatibility with non-APR ECU Upgrades as outlined above and as such offers a 30-day money back guarantee as outlined below.

How to purchase

No appointments are necessary.  Stop by between 9am and 4pm, Monday through Friday.  All installs are done on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please note vehicle manufacturers issue many TCU part numbers and revisions throughout their vehicle lineup. As such, some TCUs may be temporarily unavailable as new parts and/or revisions are released. If the vehicle’s TCU part number and revision is known, availability can be checked at Achtuning.

Security, Warranty and Money Back Guarantee

30 Day Money Back Guarantee:

All APR TCU Upgrades include a 30-day money back guarantee with no questions asked. If for any reason the owner is dissatisfied with the APR TCU Upgrade, they may return to Achtuning 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 and are at the discretion of Achtuning.

Limited Lifetime Warranty:

All APR TCU Upgrades include a limited lifetime warranty against defects in the software, and to provide free updates and reflashes as they become available. Labor or shipping charges are not included in the warranty and are at the discretion of Achtuning.


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APR Presents the 1.8 TSI Generation 3 ECU Upgrade (Tiptronic Now Supported)!

Posted on May 13, 2015 – 1:14 pm

+66 HP, +99 FT-LBS of torque and 1.2 seconds off the quarter mile with APR’s newly released ECU upgrade for the 1.8 TSI Tiptronic Volkswagen Beetle, Jetta, and Passat make it by far the best bang-for-buck upgrade available! No appointment necessary, just roll through between 9am and 4pm, Monday through Friday!

 

APR is pleased to present the ultimate engine control unit (ECU) upgrade for the 1.8T 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.

The ECU’s 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 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 across the entire power band. APR’s ECU Upgrade increases boost pressure, optimizes ignition timing, cam timing, lambda and more to produce higher output!

APR’s ECU Upgrades provides an excellent leap in horsepower and torque while retaining OEM knock control sensitivity and other built in safety features. This results in an exciting and powerful upgrade, optimized for various fuel grades found around the world.

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 293 ft-lbs of torque and 242 horsepower with 93 AKI octane fuel. Large gains were seen throughout the power band, including an additional 99 ft-lbs of torque and 68 horsepower. 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 100-200 KPH sprint, the APR Stage I equipped vehicle crossed the finish line 9.845 seconds quicker, resulting in an outstanding 35% improvement!

Acceleration Enhancements:

Beyond horsepower 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, throttle lag commonly noticed at slow speeds and while reapplying throttle has been reduced.

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.

Speed Limiter

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.

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.

Power Charts

To view other power charts, please click the links below

87 AKI Fuel – WHP
87 AKI Fuel – CHP
87 AKI Fuel – Gain over Stock

91 AKI Fuel – WHP
91 AKI Fuel – CHP
91 AKI Fuel – Gain over Stock

93 AKI Fuel – WHP
93 AKI Fuel – CHP
93 AKI Fuel – Gain over Stock

Acceleration Chart

APR Stage I ECU Upgrade Acceleration Report

Quarter Mile Testing!

The APR Development Difference


APR DirectPort Programming:
APR’s DirectPort Programming is now available! 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 without a trace!


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 with far more variables logged at once, at very high data rates.


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.


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 often allows APR to make turbo upgrades operate without the need for external manual controllers.

Application Guide

YearEngineEngine CodesTransmissions
2013.5+ – VW Jetta – Manual & Tiptronic
2013.5+ – VW Beetle – Manual & Tiptronic
2013.5+ – VW Passat – Manual & Tiptronic

Stage 1$599.00
Upgrade to Stage 2Add $149.00 (In development)
Upgrade to Stage 2 (With purchase of an APR Downpipe)No charge (In development)

– All stages may not be available for all vehicles.
– Pricing applicable to the USA only. If outside of the USA, please contact an APR Dealer and Importer for pricing.
– Please note vehicle manufacturers issue many ECU part numbers and revisions throughout their vehicle lineup. As such, some ECUs may be temporarily unavailable as new parts and/or revisions are released. If the vehicle’s ECU part number and revision is known, availability can be checked at any APR Dealer.
– Stage II pricing only applies to customers who have purchased an APR ECU Upgrade after February 16th, 2015.

How to Purchase


Please use the APR Dealer Locater Tool to locate an APR Dealer, confirm availability and schedule an appointment.

Please note vehicle manufacturers issue many ECU part numbers and revisions throughout their vehicle lineup. As such, some ECUs may be temporarily unavailable as new parts and/or revisions are released. If the vehicle’s ECU part number and revision is known, availability can be checked at any APR Dealer.

Security, Warranty and Money Back Guarantee

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 and are at the discretion of the place of install.

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. Labor or shipping charges are not included in the warranty and are at the discretion of the place of install.


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APR Cast Downpipe Exhaust System for the 2.5 TFSI TTRS and RS3!

Posted on May 7, 2015 – 9:00 am

APR is pleased to present the ultimate cast downpipe exhaust system for the 2.5 TFSI Audi TTRS and RS3! Upgrading the restrictive factory downpipe with the APR Cast Downpipe is a great way to increase performance and add a sophisticated growl to the exhaust note. Ideal performance is achieved through expelling exhaust gases at maximum velocity through APR’s proprietary, low-turbulence, investment cast downpipe. Designed and assembled in-house, the system utilizes only premium materials and world-class manufacturing techniques to deliver unmatched quality and reliability.

Quick facts:

  • * Designed and assembled in-house.
  • * T304L stainless steel construction.
  • * Argon back-purged TIG welding.
  • * Investment cast downpipe.
  • * 119mm bellmouth inlet with integrated flange.
  • * Low profile, sealed/corrugated flex section.
  • * 76mm outlet with integrated bracket.
  • * 8mm billet bracket.
  • * 76mm brushed and de-burred piping.
  • * Non-swedged/slip-fit/flanged piping.
  • * Investment cast o2 bungs with billet plugs.
  • * 300 cell, 100mm x 100mm GESI catalyst.
  • * OEM-style slip-on clamps.
  • * Split reducer for OEM catback compatibility.
  • * APR Stage II ECU Upgrade price waived.
  • * Limited lifetime warranty.
  • Application Guide.
    Vehicles
    Audi RS3 (8V/MKIII) and Audi TTRS (8N/MKII)

    Engine
    2.5TFSI

    Transmission
    All

    Drivetrain
    All Wheel Drive

    Part Number
    DPK0006
    Universal 76mm Catback Fit Kit.
    Description
    Universal Fit kit

    Part Number
    FIT0001
    APR’s cast downpipe exhaust system mates perfectly to the factory catback exhaust system with the included reducer. For compatibility with most 76mm catback exhaust systems, a 76mm link pipe must be installed between the downpipe and catback. APR’s universal fit kit includes a 200mm link pipe and clamp that can be cut to length for compatibility across a wide range of systems.


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    AWE Tuning’s S-FLO Carbon Intake for the new Audi A3 2.0T

    Posted on April 30, 2015 – 10:52 am

    Let your new Audi (8V) A3 2.0T breathe deep!  AWE Tuning presents their S-FLO Carbon Intake!

    • Fully sealed carbon fiber box and filter combination
    • Max gains of 10hp and 9ft-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
    • Perfect Fitment – Guaranteed

    The AWE Tuning Audi A3 2.0T S-FLO Carbon Intake is a fully enclosed carbon fiber box, constructed from high grade 2×2 twill carbon fiber. Installation is a breeze thanks to the air box mounting in the stock locations and mating up perfectly to the factory air inlet pipes.

    The AWE Tuning S-FLO Filter (included in the kit) is the largest that can fit within the airbox to maximize air flow. This increased flow contributes greatly to the max power gains of 9 hp and 14 ft-lbs of torque at the crank.  Pre-order yours today by calling our sales team:  425-895-0000

    AWE Tuning 2.0T S-FLO Carbon Intake, SKU: 2660-11018 – $599.95


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    New StopTech Big Brake Kits for 2015 VW GTI

    Posted on April 24, 2015 – 1:45 pm

    (Industry, Calif. – April 24, 2015) – Centric Parts®, North America’s leading manufacturer and supplier of aftermarket brake components and systems for domestic and import vehicles in every driving condition, has today introduced a range of front StopTech® Big Brake Kits for the 2015 Volkswagen GTI. StopTech High Performance Big Brake Kits offer significantly improved braking performance, feel and modulation over stock systems and are available in a variety of caliper color/rotor finish options.

    Championship-winning StopTech big brake kits have been developed through years of racing success. These patented brake system upgrades include stiffer calipers, larger rotors, higher friction pads, stainless steel braided lines and all of the necessary mounting hardware and brackets to complete the job. With stiffer components and patented heat management technology, all StopTech High Performance Brake Kits provide shorter stopping distances, better brake modulation, firmer pedal feel and less brake fade for stronger, more reliable performance on and off the track.

    2015 VW GTI ST-60 2pc 355×32 – 83.895.6700.xx – $3295.00
    2015 VW GTI ST-40 2pc 355×32 – 83.895.4700.xx – $2895.00
    2015 VW GTI ST-40 2pc 328×28 – 83.895.4300.xx – $2295.00
    2015 VW GTI ST-40 1pc 328×28 – 82.895.5N00.xx – $1595.00


    The front StopTech 2-pc Rotor Big Brake Kits for the 2015 VW GTI use a pair of directional StopTech 2-piece AeroRotors® and StopTech’s patented, forged, high performance, six-piston StopTech ST-60 or four-piston ST-40 calipers with patented stiffening bridge, as well as billet aluminum mounting brackets with stainless steel studs, DOT-compliant StopTech stainless steel braided Teflon brake lines, and StopTech’s highly-praised Street Performance brake pads.


    The front StopTech 1-pc Rotor Big Brake Kits for the 2015 VW GTI use a pair of directional StopTech 328×25 mm, 1-piece AeroRotors® and StopTech’s patented, forged, high performance, four-piston StopTech ST-41 calipers with patented stiffening bridge, as well as billet aluminum mounting brackets with stainless steel studs, DOT-compliant StopTech stainless steel braided Teflon brake lines, and StopTech’s highly-praised Street Performance brake pads.

    All kits, as well as the complete line of StopTech braking systems and components are available right here at Achtuning! Contact our sales team by phone or email for any questions or simply visit our online store to begin an order.


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    The AWE Tuning Audi RS7 S-FLO Carbon Intake

    Posted on April 23, 2015 – 2:40 pm

    A fully enclosed carbon fiber intake for the Audi RS7 that increases power, and looks good doing it. Presenting the AWE Tuning Audi RS7 S-FLO Carbon Intake!

  • Fully sealed carbon fiber box and filter combination
  • Featuring the AWE Tuning S-FLO Filter
  • Max gains of 25 hp and 24 ft-lbs of torque at the crank
  • Perfect integration with OEM inlet ducting
  • Retains stock mounting locations
  • UV stabilized resin and clear coat prevents yellowing from heat
  • Filters are durable, and washable
  • No Check Engine Light Guarantee
  • Perfect Fitment – Guaranteed
  • The carbon fiber air box
  • The AWE Tuning Audi RS7 S-FLO Carbon Intake boasts a fully enclosed carbon fiber air box with inlet, and lid, that has been engineered to mount securely in the stock locations and match up perfectly with factory air inlet pipes. Using high grade 2×2 weave carbon fiber with a UV stabilized resin and clear coat to help prevent the yellowing that occurs from heat under the hood.

    The S-FLO Filter

    The included AWE Tuning S-FLO Filter is designed specifically for this air box to be easily serviceable and to maximize airflow. This increased air flow unlocked maximum gains of 25hp and 24ft-lbs of torque at the crank. The combination of carbon fiber airbox and included S-FLO Filter makes for a more aggressive intake note, with a distinctive turbo spool sound. The AWE Tuning Audi RS7 S-FLO Carbon Intake is the perfect sophisticated performance enhancement, delivering power + looks in one proven package.

    What’s in the Box

    The AWE Tuning S-FLO Carbon Intake includes the carbon fiber airbox itself, the AWE Tuning S-FLO Filter, and all necessary mounting hardware.

    Pricing

    The AWE Tuning Audi RS 7 S-FLO Carbon Intake SKU: 2660-13022, $1099.95


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    Presenting the AWE Tuning BMW F34 335 GT Exhaust Suite

    Posted on April 23, 2015 – 12:00 pm

    AWE Tuning has been working tirelessly to make sure they are able to offer the most comprehensive BMW exhaust catalog available, and they have just added the BMW F34 335 GT to the list!

  • Straight through design featuring AWE Tuning 180 Technology™
  • Full 3” CNC mandrel bent system
  • Max gains of 15hp and 32ft-lbs of torque at the crank
  • Dual walled AWE Tuning branded tips, available as diamond black or chrome silver, 90mm, or 102mm
  • Crafted from T304 Stainless Steel
  • Engineered, designed and manufactured in house at AWE Tuning.
  • No Check Engine Light – Guaranteed
  • Perfect Fitment – Guaranteed
  • AWE Tuning Lifetime Exhaust Warranty
  • The Options

    The AWE Tuning F34 BMW 335 GT Exhaust System is a downpipe back system that leverages an integrated 3” Resonated Performance Mid Pipe, and a 180 Technology™ equipped axle back section. When combined, these two components produce the perfect exhaust note, drone free.

    Tips

    The AWE Tuning F34 BMW 335 GT Exhaust System is available with either our 90mm or 102mm Diamond Black or Chrome Silver double walled tips.

    Sound Perfection: AWE Tuning 180 Technology™

    As exhaust gases exit the 335 GT engine and flow into an AWE Tuning 180 Technology™ equipped resonator, they pass through strategically located ports, and into reflection chambers. Sound waves, carried by these exhaust gasses, bounce off the walls of the reflection chambers. By controlling the size and location of the ports and the chambers, we also control when the sound waves exit the chambers. The specific timing of when the reflected sound waves rejoin the main exhaust flow creates a one-hundred-and-eighty-degree out-of-phase sound wave that cancels out problematic frequencies.

    Pricing

    AWE Tuning BMW F34 335i GT Touring Edition Axle Back Exhaust + Performance Mid Pipe — Chrome Silver Tips (90mm) SKU: 3015-32064, $1745.00
    AWE Tuning BMW F34 335i GT Touring Edition Axle Back Exhaust + Performance Mid Pipe — Diamond Black Tips (90mm) SKU: 3015-33070, $1795.00
    AWE Tuning BMW F34 335i GT Touring Edition Axle Back Exhaust + Performance Mid Pipe — Chrome Silver Tips (102mm)SKU: 3015-32068, $1845.00
    AWE Tuning BMW F34 335i GT Touring Edition Axle Back Exhaust + Performance Mid Pipe — Diamond Black Tips (102mm)SKU: 3015-33072, $1895.00


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    AWE Tuning’s S-FLO Carbon Intake for the VW (Mk7) Golf R

    Posted on April 16, 2015 – 9:33 am

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

    • Fully sealed carbon fiber box and filter combination
    • Max gains of 10hp and 9ft-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
    • Perfect Fitment – Guaranteed

    The AWE Tuning VW (Mk7) Golf R S-FLO Carbon Intake is a fully enclosed carbon fiber box, constructed from high grade 2×2 twill carbon fiber. Installation is a breeze thanks to the air box mounting in the stock locations and mating up perfectly to the factory air inlet pipes.

    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’s S-FLO Carbon Intake for the Audi S3

    Posted on March 25, 2015 – 10:00 am

    Let your Audi S3 breathe deep!  AWE Tuning presents their S-FLO Carbon Intake!

    • Fully sealed carbon fiber box and filter combination
    • Max gains of 10hp and 9ft-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
    • Perfect Fitment – Guaranteed

    The AWE Tuning Audi S3 S-FLO Carbon Intake is a fully enclosed carbon fiber box, constructed from high grade 2×2 twill carbon fiber. Installation is a breeze thanks to the air box mounting in the stock locations and mating up perfectly to the factory air inlet pipes.

    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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    New StopTech Big Brake Kits for 2015 BMW M3/M4

    Posted on March 24, 2015 – 10:07 am

    StopTech’s Front and Rear Big Brake Kits for the 2014-15 BMW M3 and M4 are here! StopTech High Performance Big Brake Kits offer significantly improved braking performance, feel and modulation over stock systems and are available in a variety of caliper color/rotor finish options. Championship-winning StopTech big brake kits have been developed through years of racing success. These patented brake system upgrades include stiffer calipers, larger wide-annulus rotors, higher friction pads, stainless steel braided lines and all of the necessary mounting hardware and brackets to complete the job. With stiffer components and patented heat management technology, all StopTech High Performance Brake Kits provide shorter stopping distances, better brake modulation, firmer pedal feel and less brake fade for stronger, more reliable performance on and off the track.

    StopTech Kits for 2014 BMW M3/M4

    BMW M3/M4 2014-15 Front ST-60 380x32WA 83.B38.6Q00.xx $3,695.00
    BMW M3/M4 2014-15 Rear ST-40 380×32 83.B38.0058.xx $3,095.00

    The front StopTech Big Brake Kits for the 2014-15 BMW M3/M4 use a pair of wide annulus 380 X 32 mm directional StopTech 2-piece AeroRotors® and StopTech’s patented, forged, high performance, six-piston StopTech ST-60 calipers with patented stiffening bridge, as well as billet aluminum mounting brackets with stainless steel studs, DOT-compliant StopTech stainless steel braided Teflon brake lines, and StopTech’s highly-praised Street Performance brake pads.

    The rear StopTech Big Brake Kits for the 2014-15 BMW M3/M4 use a pair of 380 X 32 mm directional StopTech 2-piece AeroRotors® and StopTech’s patented, forged, high performance, four-piston StopTech ST-41 calipers with patented stiffening bridge, as well as billet aluminum mounting brackets with stainless steel studs, DOT-compliant StopTech stainless steel braided Teflon brake lines, and StopTech’s highly-praised Street Performance brake pads.

    All kits, as well as the complete line of StopTech braking systems and components are available through authorized motorsports distributors and performance automotive aftermarket retailers today. For more information, visit StopTech at http://www.stoptech.com/ and be sure to follow StopTech and Centric on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube for all the latest StopTech and Centric Parts news.


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