APR Upgrades For New Golf R

Posted on January 20, 2016 – 5:06 pm

With a recommendation from his local VW dealer, Eric gave us a call about APR goodies for his new Golf R. We talked about APR’s ECU upgrade and mentioned we install the APR Carbon Fiber Intake for free with that ECU purchase. That discussion quickly lead to the addition of APR’s Carbon Fiber Turbo Inlet Pipe and the APR Oil Catch Can, all of which we had in stock which made Eric’s decision that much easier. All we had to do was get him on the schedule. About a week later, here we are…

The APR goodies were on within a couple of hours and we have no doubt Eric’s drive home left him smiling from ear to ear. We’ll confirm that for you in a few weeks when he returns for a set of …

Audi TT Intercooler Upgrade

Posted on January 13, 2016 – 3:00 pm

We’ve got Candice’s APR K04 turbo kit equipped Audi TT 2.0T on our rack in “service position” with the stock intercooler out in preparation for a larger version from APR.

The APR Intercooler System dramatically lowers charge air temperature and resists heat soak far better the factory intercooler system. Through a massively increased core volume, superior intercooler core design and smooth, cast end tanks, APR’s engineers were able to create an intercooler capable of supporting power levels well beyond that of the factory unit. Expect increased horsepower and torque and dramatically prolonged performance. Just look at that size difference!

After we put everything back together and hand the keys back to Candice we have no doubt she’ll feel the improved throttle response the second she leaves. And her K04 turbo’d Audi TT will appreciate the cooler …

BMW Oil Pan Baffle Installation

Posted on January 12, 2016 – 4:53 pm

Some of the best performance upgrades are the ones that help prevent your car from breaking.

We’re in the process of installing the VAC Motorsports Oil Pan Baffle in Scott’s BMW E36 3-series, a crucial upgrade for a tracked or hard driven street vehicle. The baffle is designed to keep oil surrounding the pick-up point at all times so that under hard cornering and acceleration, there is no loss of oil pressure which will eventually lead to catastrophic engine failure. As tire technology improves every year this product becomes more crucial, and since this is Scott’s dedicated track car the decision to add baffles was an easy one.

Interested in protecting your hard-driven BMW? Contact the Achtuning service team for more details.

Winter/Snow Tires In Stock!

Posted on January 6, 2016 – 12:01 pm

Need some Winter tires on the cheap? Achtuning has a limited number of dedicated snow tires in stock in sizes specific to select Audi & VW applications!

Dunlop’s Winter Sport 3D tire is available in the following sizes:
* 225/55-17, $549 shipped! (fits Audi: (C5/B8) allroad)
* 245/40-18, $609 shipped! (fits Audi: (B8) A4/S4, A5/S5, (C6) A6/S6)
* 235/45-19, $679 shipped! (fits Audi: (C7) A6/A7, A7/S7, (C5/B8) allroad)

Dunlop’s Winter Sport 4D tire is available in the following size:
* 205/50-17, $549 shipped! (fits VW: Mk5-7 Golf/GTI/Golf R, Eos, CC, Passat (B6), Audi: A3, TT)

Michelin’s Latitude Alpin tire is available in the following size:
* 235/65-17, $540 shipped! (fits VW Touareg)

Prices are for a set of 4 tires and include shipping! Click …

NEUSPEED RSe10 Wheels In Stock!

Posted on January 4, 2016 – 10:00 am

Achtuning is now STOCKING the all new RSe10 light weight wheels from NEUSPEED.  The RSe10 features a clean and simple spoke profile yet carries enough detail around the lug hole area to separate itself from other split 5-spoke wheels out there in the market.

Each RSe10 is spec-ed specifically for the assigned vehicle, which translates to complete direct bolt-on fitment utilizing factory lug bolts, center caps, as well as tire pressure monitoring sensors (if applicable) – No spacers!! Weighing just a mere 23.5 lbs, The RSe10 wheels will enhance your driving experience cosmetically as well as performance by reducing the rotational mass or un-sprung weight.  The following sizes/finishes are in stock, ready to ship!

Finish:  Machine Silver & Satin Gun Metal
Size: 18×8.5, 18×9.0, 19×8.5, and 19×9.0
Offset (E.T.): +45mm
PCD (Bolt Pattern): 5-112
Center Bore: 66.56mm / 57.1mm (with hub ring)
Weight: 23 lbs.

RSe wheels are OEM TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) compatible.

Every RSe wheel comes with ‘RS’ center …

Happy New Year!

Posted on December 30, 2015 – 8:30 am

Happy New Year from Achtuning!  Continue to take advantage of sale pricing all throughout the Achtuning online store through the remainder of the year, with 10% off APR software and select hardware, 10% off AWE Tuning exhaust systems, and up to 40% off H&R suspension products!  Don’t forget to check out the Achtuning Garage Sale section, Hartmann Winter/”Blem” Wheel packages, and OEM Winter Wheel & Tire packages for additional savings not available in our online store.   Contact our sales team by calling 425-895-0000 or email sales@achtuning.com.  For service inquiries and maintenance quotes, please email service@achtuning.com.

Achtuning will have a half-day of operation on New Years Eve (Thursday, December 31st), closing at 2pm.  We will be closed on New Years Day (Friday, January 1st).   We resume regular business hours on Monday, January 4th.

Outfitting New Wheels On A New Audi A3

Posted on December 29, 2015 – 9:00 am

George dropped off a new Audi A3 and picked out a set of 18″ Euromesh 4-GA (gloss-anthracite/machined) Hartmann Wheels wrapped with a set of all-season tires to replace the factory 17s.

The +45 offset leaves room for a more aggressive fit via wheel spacers if later desired, but we will leave that to George and his better half to add when the time comes.

Nick’s Golf 7 R Is Winter Ready!

Posted on December 22, 2015 – 12:09 pm

Winter is here, and Nick is well prepared for snow covered roads after picking up a set of 18×8.5″ HRS4-DTM Hartmann Wheels wrapped in Winter rubber, his new and dedicated Winter wheel set-up.

Compared to other 18″ wheel options in the Hartmann Wheel line-up for VW (Mk5-7) Golf fitment, these HRS4-DTM wheels provide a better contact patch with a half-inch wider width, allowing our customers to run a 235/40 tire. The offset of the HRS4-DTMs are perfect, putting the face of the wheel just behind the edge of the fender for an aggressive look.

An APR Stage 1 software upgrade was also added to enhance this Golf R’s performance capabilities. The extra ability to grip the road with the slightly wider tire is an added bonus!

Since they share the same wheel specs, the 18×8.5 …

Achtuning Holiday Hours

Posted on December 21, 2015 – 9:00 am

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Achtuning!  Take advantage of sale pricing all throughout the Achtuning online store, with 10% off APR software and select hardware, 10% off AWE Tuning exhaust systems, and 25% off H&R suspension kits and wheel spacers!  Don’t forget to check out the Achtuning Garage Sale section, Hartmann Winter/”Blem” Wheel packages, and OEM Winter Wheel & Tire packages for additional savings not available in our online store.  To contact our sales team, call 425-895-0000 or email sales@achtuning.com.  For service inquiries and maintenance quotes, please email service@achtuning.com.

Achtuning will have a half-day of operation on Christmas Eve (Thursday, December 24th) and New Years Eve (Thursday, December 31st), closing at 2pm.  We will be closed on Christmas Day (Friday, December 25th) and New Years Day (Friday, January 1st).  We resume regular business hours on Monday, January 4th.

Hartmann “Blem wheel” Winter Specials!

Posted on December 18, 2015 – 11:57 am

Now’s your chance to pick up a set of 18″ and 19″ Hartmann “blem” wheels with Dunlop 3D winter tires for an excellent savings all around!  Blem wheels are wheels that did not pass a final QC check, typically due to very small imperfections from things such as dust or lint in the paint.  These imperfections are not visible except on close inspection and are a great choice for those looking to save on Winter wheels!

The following 18″combos are available to fit Audi B8 A4/S4 and C6 A6:

18×8.0″ packages with 245/40-18 Dunlop Winter Sport 3D 97V only $1,099 (before shipping and/or tax)

Hartmannn HGTI-139-MB ET32 (fits B8 A4/S4, C6 A6)
139

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18×8.0″ packages with 245/40-18 Dunlop Winter Sport 3D 97V only $1,499 (before shipping and/or tax)

Hartmannn HRS6-204-GS ET32 (fits B8 A4/S4, C6 A6)
204-gs

Hartmannn HRS4-252-GS ET32 (fits B8 A4/S4, C6 A6)
252-gs

Hartmannn HR8-GS:M ET32 (fits B8 …