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VW CC: AWE Tuning Dual Tip Conversion

Posted on July 24, 2014 – 1:00 pm

Featuring a straight through resonator combined with a specially tuned Helmholtz resonator, AWE Tuning’s VW CC 2.0T “Touring Edition” Exhaust has a velvety smooth European tone that is civil under part throttle yet produces an aggressive note at full throttle – the best of both worlds. The system we selected and recently installed on our own VW CC is their newest dual outlet version with single black-diamond tips on each side of the rear valence. Including all hangers, clamps, bolts and paste to ensure a simple installation this system is truly a bolt-on system once you’ve converted to the 3.6L’s rear valence also available right here at Achtuning!

 


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APR R8 Stage III+ Supercharger System now R-Tronic Compatible!

Posted on June 16, 2014 – 9:00 am

After months of additional testing, Achtuning is pleased to announce the APR Stage III+ TVS1740 Supercharger System is fully compatible with the R-Tronic transmission! Check out the video featuring our very own R-Tronic equipped, APR “Stage 3″ supercharged Audi R8 being flogged on an airfield with APR’s 6-speed R8!

In the factory form, Audi’s high revving FSI V8 can leave much to be desired compared to some of the latest technological advances brought forth by Quattro GmbH in recent years. The APR Stage III+ TVS1740 Supercharger System fills the void by adding an average of roughly 46% more horsepower and torque across the entire power band. The results are nothing short of amazing; taking the R8 from 425 horsepower to 642 horsepower on pump fuel and 689 horsepower on race fuel without breaking a sweat! With 550 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 read more about the system and all of the included components, power, acceleration results, and more, check out our product page or contact us via email (sales@achtuning.com) or give our sales team a call: 425-895-0000


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ACHTUN!NG Volkswagen (Mk7) GTI

Posted on June 3, 2014 – 10:00 am

Volkswagen’s 7th generation GTI has just landed in the US and Achtuning has already added one to the fleet! A set of 18″ Hartmann Euromesh 4-GS have already been installed and we’ve got suspension on the way from H&R!!

The wheels are 18×8 +40mm offset up front, +32mm offset out back with the factory 225/40-18 tires wrapped around them. (We threw on the +32 offset we offer out back and installed H&R’s 5mm spacers with the +45 offset we offer up front.)

Stay tuned here on our blog or interact directly with us as we update you on the Achtuning VW (Mk7) GTI project on Facebook, Instagram, and in our Mk7 GTI specific thread on VWVortex.com!


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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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Size Does Matter

Posted on September 11, 2013 – 3:10 pm

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The StopTech ST60 “Trophy” Big Brake Kit has arrived for the ACHTUNING Volkswagen Golf R! (Which means we’re going to have a KILLER deal available for anyone interested in a slightly used ST40 Trophy kit for Golf R!! Email sales@achtuning.com for more info.)  Upgrading from the current 4-piston to 6-piston caliper gets us more thermal capacity and more pad surface for an over-all improvement in braking performance.  The gorgeous StopTech “Trophy” MIL-spec hard-anodized calipers are impervious to color change or fading at extreme race temperatures.

 

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Despite the increase in size, the over-all weight difference is minimal – under 2 lb when including the larger ST60 caliper bracket!  We look forward to seeing how much of a difference the kit will make for us on the track.


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Achtuning A3 is FOR SALE!

Posted on July 15, 2013 – 4:38 pm

As the saying goes, “All good things must come to an end.” Our favorite project car to date continues to be a blast to drive and has been a fantastic marketing tool for the business. It’s a head-tuner on the street and a 911-killer on the track! However, with exciting new cars being added to the Audi and Volkswagen line-up it’s time for Achtuning to move on and sell the A3.

The Achtuning A3 project started with an APR “S3 Conversion” with K04 turbo, front mount inter-cooler, high pressure fuel pump, Carbonio cold air intake, and APR “stealth” turbo-back exhaust. We threw on H&R’s “Premium” coil-over suspension kit and had 225/35 Falken FK452s wrapped around 19″ Hartmann Forged Split-7 Wheels. StopTech’s 355mm ST40 big brake kit is exposed through the polished spokes. A Stern Subframe ReBar helps keep things nice and sturdy out back, allowing the front-wheel-drive torque monster to keep all 4 wheels properly balanced on the road around the twisties. Factory Audi styling bits like a front lip, side skirts, rear valence, and roof spoiler gave the A3 a more aggressive look.

The A3 was stripped of it’s engine in late 2009 to make room for APR’s “Stage 4″ set-up but the arrival of the Achtuning Golf R meant it would make more sense to put the sub-500 hp engine into something that can put all that power to the ground using all 4 wheels. Therefore the “Stage 4″ now resides in the Achtuning Golf R which left us with a perfectly good, low-mileage BPY 2.0T engine out of the Golf R to throw into the A3. There are benefits of running the BPY engine over the A3′s original CDL 2.0T engine and they are:

– Lower compression (9.8:1) forged pistons. BPY is 10.5:1.
– strengthened connecting rods
– enlarged wrist pins
– stronger piston rings
– upgraded bearings
– reinforced engine block
– upgraded camshafts (longer duration)
– upgraded injectors (+13% flow)

The A3 is still running APR’s inter-cooler, Carbonio intake, and high pressure fuel pump along with the full APR 3″ turbo-back exhaust. A Quaife limited-slip differential also made its way into the transmission. The software on the ECU is still the APR “Edition30/K04″ turbo file. APR quotes 309hp and 314tq with ECU, intake, and high pressure fuel pump while the turbo-back exhaust typically adds another 25hp – some healthy numbers for 4-doors and a hatch! Only 8500 miles on the Golf R engine while there is just under 84K miles on the chassis. (We picked it up with 73K) Our asking price is $22K. If you are interested, please email bill@achtuning.com or call 425-895-0000. (Serious inquiries only.)

Let’s find our Achtuning A3 project a good home!


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We Extend Our Thanks

Posted on October 4, 2012 – 12:50 pm

We’d like to take this opportunity to extend a big “Thanks!” to the manufacturers whose high quality performance parts and technical support have contributed to an incredible 9-month journey since we took delivery of the Achtuning VW Golf R this last January. APR, H&R, StopTech, and Falken Tire products have been pushed to the extreme and they continue to hold their own!

Wasting no time, we immediately enhanced our Golf R’s potential by upgrading the suspension with H&R front and rear anti-sway bars and their Premium coil-over kit, eventually upgrading to track-spec RSS Club Sport coil-overs. Power levels were increased with an APR ECU tune, intake, high pressure fuel pump, and exhaust to keep us content through the winter months while we familiarized ourselves with the car on track. Then it was really time to get down to business. The arrival of APR’s “Stage 4″ turbo-charger system with the high-flow head, built engine, and inter-cooler had created an almost untamable monster had it not been for the StopTech 355mm ST40 Trophy big brake kit and Falken RT-615K tires keeping it all within controllable reason… And we’re still not done! Stay tuned for continued progress on the Achtuning Golf R project!


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Achtuning A3 Resurrection Project

Posted on September 11, 2012 – 10:17 am

While the A3 was stripped of it’s engine in late 2009 for the purpose of installing APR’s “Stage 4″ engine, the arrival of the Achtuning Golf R meant it would make more sense to put a 500hp-ish set-up into something that can put all that power to the ground using all 4 wheels. Therefore the “Stage 4″ is now in our Golf R leaving us a low-mileage BPY engine out of it to throw into the A3. There are some added benefits of running the BPY engine over the A3’s CDL and they are:

– Lower compression (9.8:1) forged pistons. BPY is 10.5:1.
– strengthened connecting rods
– enlarged wrist pins
– stronger piston rings
– upgraded bearings
– reinforced engine block
– upgraded camshafts (longer duration)
– upgraded injectors (+13% flow)

We’re running APR’s inter-cooler, Carbonio intake, and high pressure fuel pump along with a full APR 3″ turbo-back exhaust. The software on the ECU is still the “Edition30/K04″ file we ran in the A3 before the engine swap. (We had already installed the APR Ed30/K04 turbo kit on the original CDL motor.) Not much else planned for the A3 for now, as we’re just happy to see it back on the road!


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Presenting the APR Stage 4 Tuned Achtuning Golf R

Posted on August 28, 2012 – 12:02 pm

I’ll need to update you with what happened last week while I was gone…

In short, it’s done!! The APR “Stage 4″ engine is in, and Bill took the Golf R to The Ridge Motorsport Park for this last weekend’s ACNW track event, “Strassenlage” to put it through its paces and get to know this new monster. There are still a few minor “tweaks” to really complete the project but for the most part it’s done and running well! We expect this APR set-up should put us just under the 500hp mark while StopTech’s Trophy BBK will aid in bringing all that power to a halt. More info and details yet to come but first, I must now go out and drive it!


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StopTech Trophy BBK for VW Golf R

Posted on August 17, 2012 – 2:02 pm

Just in, we’re really excited about the brand new StopTech Trophy caliper recently developed/completed for the VW Golf R and we will go much further into detail about the Trophy kit from StopTech next week. Stay tuned!


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