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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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BFI goodies for Achtuning Golf R

Posted on August 17, 2012 – 1:09 pm

A few goodies arrived from Black Forest Industries today for the Achtuning Golf R “Stage 4″ project!  First up, a set of their “Stage 2″ engine/transmission mounts will eliminate any “wasted hp” from worn out or softer, rubber factory bushings…

… And then their “Clean Catch” Crankcase Oil Separator will help us extend the life of the FSI engine by catching the oil vapor deposition in the intake and valve train better than the cyclonic oil separator in the PCV system these cars are equipped with from the factory.


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Making Good Progress…

Posted on August 15, 2012 – 1:23 pm

… with the “Stage 4″ build on the Achtuning Golf R!


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Achtuning Golf R Engine Out

Posted on August 13, 2012 – 10:26 am

The APR Stage 4 build has begun…

A couple of hours in and we’ve already got the stock engine out of the Achtuning Golf R this morning!


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