Now Hiring: Service Technician

Posted on May 4, 2016 – 1:28 pm

Job Opening:  Service Technician

Achtuning is currently looking for an experienced and skilled service technician who is responsible, has natural ability, ambition, and drive.  If you want to work in a busy, professional automotive repair shop that focuses on having fun, doing the work correctly, values customer service and satisfaction with a large customer base, and has been in business for 15 years, NOW is your chance!

Hours are Monday through Friday 9-6.  We offer paid vacation and health benefits when eligibility requirements are met.

Requirements:

Valid Washington State Driver’s License with record meeting current Insurance provider standards.
High School Diploma or equivalent.
Applicants must own a complete set of personal work tools and be proficient in mechanical repairs through previous work experience or training.
Minimum 1 year Audi/Volkswagen Dealer or 2 year Automotive Industry.

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

Minimum 1 year Audi/Volkswagen Dealer or 2 year Automotive Industry

Required license or certification:

Valid Washington State …

Free Achtuning Tee with $300+ Purchase

Posted on May 2, 2016 – 10:45 am

For a limited time your $300+ purchase at Achtuning will include a free tee! Order online and list the t-shirt size in the notes section during check-out or call in the order: 425-895-0000. You can also purchase an Achtuning tee by clicking here.

AKG Subframe Reinforcement Plates For BMW (E36/46) 3-Series

Posted on April 29, 2016 – 10:44 am

AKG Motorsport subframe reinforcement plates are available right here at Achtuning for your BMW (E36/46) 3-Series!  

Stress cracks in this M3’s body are the unfortunate result of the rear subframe design that bolts it right into thin sheet metal and is a common problem for E36 (non M)/E46 3-series BMWs, especially when they get put through their paces. See our process on reinforcing the M3’s body with AKG’s plates below.

The 4 points where the rear subframe attaches to (and eventually cracks) the body are cleaned and prepped after identifying the cracks.

AKG Motorsport subframe reinforcement plates welded in place.

AKG Motorsport subframe reinforcement plates sealed and painted prior to rear subframe reinstallation.

While the rear subframe is out, we are installing AKG Motorsport rear subframe bushings and rear trailing arm bushings to replace old, worn stock parts….

Audi S3 gets APR’s Stage 3 Turbo Kit and StopTech Big Brake Kit

Posted on April 21, 2016 – 11:20 am

With great power comes great responsibility.

Matt brought us his Audi S3 for an APR Stage 3 Turbo upgrade, a +172HP/+135TQ increase over stock, and he will have us install StopTech’s ST40 Big Brake Kit to help keep that power in check. It is also worthy to note the StopTech BBK shaves a good amount of weight off each corner.

vs. stock…

On the car, the brakes look fantastic!

An APR Stage 3 Borg Warner EFR7163 turbo finds it’s new home.

We’ll report back on our social media pages with Matt’s feedback after he takes delivery of the car but we have no doubt he will be all grins for quite some time.

APR Audi Q5 Front Mount Intercooler System

Posted on April 13, 2016 – 9:58 am

APR Presents the Q5 Front Mounted Intercooler System!

The APR Intercooler System is a massive front mounted upgrade that dramatically reduces intake air temperature (IAT), minimizes heat soak, and provides increased performance! The system is an easy to install, direct bolt-on design, that is recommended at every stage of performance.


Quick Facts:

Dramatically lowers intake air temp (IAT)
Increases horsepower while minimizing power-robbing heat soak!
17 horsepower gain over the factory system!
Massive frontal surface area and core volume
2.50″ x 5.50″ x 26.00″ – 13.75 in² frontal & 357.0 in³ volume – OEM
2.25″ x 16.2″ x 22.00″ – 36.45 in² frontal & 801.9 in³ volume – APR
Highly effective core design
Bar-and-plate core with staggered and louvered fins.
Rigorous testing determined core style, fin density, …

Audi Club’s Matt Ammon Memorial Driving School

Posted on April 12, 2016 – 3:56 pm

The May 2016 Audi Club Matt Ammon Memorial Driving School event is on Saturday, May 14th and Sunday the 15th.  The skills day is on Saturday at Bremerton Raceway and the track day is on Sunday at The Ridge Motorsports park.

If you are interested in attending one or both days (note: you must have taken, at one time somewhat recently, a skills day to attend Sunday) then we recommend you start now and get yourself setup with an account on MotorsportReg.com since all registration for the event happens through that site. If you get that done now you will already be ready when registration for the May event opens at 6pm, April 14th. Keep in mind that the event typically fills up very quickly so you need to register as quickly as possible when registration opens.

Now Stocking KW Suspension at Achtuning

Posted on April 8, 2016 – 12:12 pm

Achtuning is now stocking the most popular KW Suspension options for Audi and Volkswagen!  We will be adding these parts to the online store soon so in the meantime, call or email our sales team with any questions or quotes!

APR’s 4.0T Cast Downpipes and Stage 2 ECU Upgrade

Posted on March 28, 2016 – 9:00 am

The APR 4.0T Cast Downpipe Exhaust System replaces the restrictive factory catalyst cross pipes and resonators with an upgraded 76mm stainless steel mandrel-bent system, featuring port-matched cast inlets, high-flow catalysts and various other features. Expect better throttle response, more horsepower and an intoxicating exhaust note, while remaining civilized during normal daily driving. It’s the best performance upgrade for the 4.0 TFSI following the APR ECU Upgrade and it’s all designed and assembled in-house, using premium materials and world-class manufacturing techniques few can match.


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New APR ECUs (v2.3) and TCUs (v2.1.1) – Up to 387 HP / 409 FT-LBS of Torque!

Posted on March 24, 2016 – 9:00 am

Today is a good day for the new MQB platform with two new updates!

Version 2.3 is Now Available for the North American MK7 Golf R and S3

APR is pleased to announce free updates to our existing North American MK7 Golf R and S3 ECU Upgrades! The new update brings several enhancements and improvements to APR’s existing Stage I and Stage II ECU Upgrades. The upgrade addresses all reported issues with previous versions and adds several new torque levels to address concerns with slipping DSG / S Tronic and 6MT transmissions. Stage I is now offered with high and low torque variants, while Stage II is offered with high, medium, and low torque variants. Each Stage’s High Output levels are offered with even more horsepower and torque than before!

This update is offered for free to existing APR TCU Upgrade customers at Achtuning, with only an installation cost of …

APR Presents the 2.0 TSI ECU Update (v2.0)

Posted on March 21, 2016 – 10:38 am

APR Presents the 2.0 TSI ECU Update (v2.0) Now with up to 283HP/350 FT-LBS, LC & NLS!

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Achtuning is pleased to present the ultimate engine control unit (ECU) upgrade from APR for the 2.0T EA888 Gen 1 engine… again!  Only this time, way better!

APR’s ECU Upgrades are the best dollar-per-horsepower modification one can make to the 2.0T engine. The upgrades dramatically increase horsepower and torque, making for an exceptionally quicker and more exciting vehicle. This is made possible through APR’s optimization of the factory engine management system to take full advantage of the engine’s capabilities, without needing any end user adjustment. The software loads to the factory ECU through the OBD-II port, resulting in a clean and headache-free install.

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