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Karl’s APR “Stage 3+” Audi RS4

Posted on March 31, 2014 – 9:00 am

Karl already brought us his Audi (B7) RS4 once to have an APR “Stage 3″ supercharger kit installed. But when APR recently released their new “Stage 3+” kit featuring a bigger (Eaton TVS1740) blower, Karl had to have it! So, back “under the knife” his RS4 went for yet another heart transplant as we pulled out the not-even-year-old “Stage 3″ (Eaton TVS1320) supercharger, transforming this car again but from monster to BEAST!

The APR Stage III+ TVS1740 Supercharger System fills the void by adding an average of roughly 40% more horsepower and torque across the entire power band. The results are nothing short of amazing; taking the RS4 from 414 horsepower stock to 626 horsepower on pump fuel and 688 on race fuel without breaking a sweat! With more than 500 FT-LBS on tap thanks to the TVS1740’s positive displacement supercharger expect instant acceleration with absolutely no lag commonly associated with other forms of forced induction.

To better handle this new found power we looked to Southbend Performance who sent us a “Stage 3 Endurance” kit from their DXD Racing Clutch product line, rated to handle torque levels upwards of 665 ft/lb. And since Karl is consistently putting his RS4 through its paces on the track, new SPC X-Axis control bushings were installed to help remove any deflection and movement within the previously installed SPC adjustable control arms.

Fulfilling both daily driving as well as weekend track duties for Karl, it was important to maintain reliability and drive-ability. We have no doubt this RS4 will perform and exceed Karl’s expectations. APR is consistent by providing the best of both worlds offering quality and performance without compromise. When you’re ready to take your Audi RS4 to that next level, don’t hesitate to bring it to Achtuning – your Pacific Northwest #1 resource for all things APR!!


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COMING SOON for VW (Mk6) Golf R owners!!

Posted on March 21, 2014 – 2:02 pm

Volkswagen (Mk6) Golf R owners can now rejoice with the soon-to-be-released, latest and greatest from Achtuning! This is our first prototype piece fitted to the Achtuning Golf R’s front bumper and will be put to the test this weekend for Son of QuattroFest out at The Ridge Motorsport Park. Come out and see us or stay tuned here to see more about what we have coming for you Golf R owners!!


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QuattroWorld.com’s Audi RS4 on 19×10″ Hartmann HP-310s

Posted on February 18, 2014 – 11:00 am

The Audi (B5) RS4′s factory widebody allows for an aggressive wheel fitment. While the Hartmann Wheel line-up likes to boast a sportier fitment over the factory inspired options, wheel width is somewhat limited from the Audi fitment Hartmann Wheel selection. However, H&R wheel adapters allow us to step out of the proverbial box and run wheels we would otherwise throw on the back of a Porsche 911 – 19×10″ Hartmann HP-310 Wheels.

The wheels are wrapped with 275/35 rubber while 20mm front and 30mm rear H&R wheel adapters allow the wheels to fit snug beneath those wide arches. There’s room to come out a bit more up front (with say, a 25mm adapter) but it was probably best to play it safe and not test fate by allowing tires to come into contact with obsolete fenders. What do you think of the new look on QuattroWorld.com’s Audi RS4?


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Achtuning and RWB Seattle

Posted on November 15, 2013 – 11:10 am

By now, the Rauh Welt Begriff (RWB) name has spread world-wide and we’d trust most of our followers have at least seen if not heard of an RWB Porsche 911. Akira Nakai of Chiba – suburb of Tokyo, Japan, is the “legend” behind the RWB name and world-wide traveler who creates, shapes, and molds these projects for Porsche owners daring enough to cut up a perfectly good 930, 964, or 993 Porsche 911 and take it to extreme levels.  We’ll spare you the history lesson as you can find a lot about the RWB builds online and immerse yourself in hours of entertainment and information if you haven’t already.  This is what we’re really excited about…

Achtuning has been given the honor and opportunity to play part in the first RWB Seattle build by supplying it’s owner with performance enhancements he’ll need to toss his RWB Porsche, named “Meguri Ai” by Nakai-san himself, around our local tracks! StopTech “Trophy” Big Brake calipers will find themselves behind a set of ridiculously deep-dished Work wheels while H&R RSS coil-overs with complimenting swaybars and Tarett Engineering adjustable end-links will keep things planted while the car is driven to it’s limits. We couldn’t be more excited about this very special, local project and eager to see Meguri Ai’s debut. Stay tuned!!


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Audi RS7 Outfitted With 20″ Hartmann Wheels for Winter

Posted on October 28, 2013 – 4:54 pm

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Randy just took delivery of his brand new Audi RS7 from University Audi and brought it in to ACHTUNING right away to have some new Hartmann Wheels installed, prepping it for the Winter months ahead.  Randy went with the 20″ Hartmann HTT-256-MA:M (matte-anthracite/machined), an easy-to-clean factory-inspired design that compliments the RS7′s body color while machined accents offer some contrast with the almost color-matched wheels.

We’ll be updating our online store with the available Hartmann Wheel options for the RS7.  Meanwhile, give us a ring at 425-895-0000 if you’d like to discuss your options!

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Audi RS5 Suspension Tuned

Posted on September 24, 2013 – 5:00 pm

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Kent rolled up in his Audi RS5, bringing with him some parts he had ordered online and needed installed.  Happy to oblige, we threw on the GMG Racing RS5 springs along with Eurocode Tuning sway bars, end-links, and drivetrain stabilizer.  The springs are a bit on the aggressive side with an inch-and-a-half drop and relies on the factory shocks to keep things as OEM-ride comfy as possible.  The Eurocode Tuning suspension bits have been a popular upgrade for the Audi B8-chassis owners.  We hope to hear back from Kent and his impressions on his new suspension set-up!

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Dialing In That Fitment

Posted on September 19, 2013 – 4:45 pm

Scott brought us a set of new wheels and tires for his air-suspension equipped VW Mk5 GTI.  New wheel specs meant precision alignment work would be necessary to maximize fitment with the least amount of clearance possible.  It was the perfect time to take advantage of our current alignment special.

One day left for any of our local customers interested in taking advantage of that wheel alignment special! Call 425-895-0000 to schedule an appointment!


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BIG and EXCITING news for ACHTUNING!

Posted on September 6, 2013 – 1:48 pm

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… More details coming soon.  Stay tuned!


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Hartmann Wheels for your NEW Audi or VW!

Posted on September 6, 2013 – 12:02 pm

Audi’s new Q5 hybrid wheels are… unique.  However the simplistic styling of the OE-inspired Hartmann HRS6-172 was the preferred look for this Q5 owner and since such a style was not available when ordering their new Audi, it was arranged to have Hartmann Wheels purchased and installed as part of the deal before taking delivery from University Audi.

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If you’re shopping for YOUR new Audi or Volkswagen, don’t hesitate to ask your dealer about arranging a Hartmann Wheel swap with your purchase.  :thumbup:


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Function > Form

Posted on August 29, 2013 – 10:07 am

4581 Brandon had the low, but “race” springs on stock shocks meant an uneven, bouncy ride – an injustice to the performance capabilities of the Audi (B5) S4. Enter the H&R’s Premium Coilover kit featuring Aluminum (pronounced al-u-minium! ) front struts that significantly reduce unsprung weight, about  30-40% over stock struts. These are a great choice since Brandon expects to start tracking his car!


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