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2014 Port Townsend Cruise Raffle Winners

Posted on April 9, 2014 – 12:07 pm


On Saturday, April 5th we had 242 European car enthusiasts gather at Pacific Raceways in preparation for the 2014 Port Townsend Cruise.  Participants were encouraged to bring a minimum cash donation of $10 benefiting Seattle Cancer Care Alliance in exchange for raffle tickets.  Available prizes included a set of H&R “Street Performance” coilovers, a set of H&R front and rear sway bars, a free APR ECU upgrade, a set of front and rear StopTech “Street Performance” brake pads, and some FREE services from Achtuning including TWO free wheel alignments, a free brake fluid flush, and a free oil change with tire rotation!  A big “Thank you!” to our supporting vendors/sponsors – APR, H&R, and StopTech – who have thrown in so much for the sake of our European enthusiast community!!  Between those 242 cars, $4915 was collected for Seattle Cancer Care Alliance!!  We can’t thank you Pacific Northwest enthusiasts enough for your generosity.  We hope everyone had a great time and look forward to next year’s event.

And now, our PTC2014 Raffle Winners:

* ticket #7114597 – a FREE set of H&R “Street Performance” coilovers!

* ticket #7114610 – a FREE set of front/rear H&R sway bars!

* ticket #7114463 – a FREE APR ECU upgrade!

* ticket #7114573 – a FREE set of front/rear StopTech brake pads

FREE wheel alignment #1:
* ticket #7112424

FREE wheel alignment #2:
* ticket #7112381

FREE brake fluid flush:
* ticket #7114438

FREE oil change & tire rotation:
* ticket #7114620

Winners, please contact Achtuning staff immediately and be prepared to present your raffle ticket when you come to claim your prize. Keep in mind the H&R gift certificates expire at the end of May this year so don’t wait to claim your prize!!

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2014 Port Townsend Cruise Raffle Prizes

Posted on April 4, 2014 – 4:11 pm

Are you joining us THIS SATURDAY for the 2014 Port Townsend Cruise benefiting Seattle Cancer Care Alliance?

HANG ON to those 2014 Port Townsend Cruise raffle tickets that you pick up during the 9am roll-in at Pacific Raceways tomorrow morning! You will get one raffle ticket for every $10 donation towards Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Raffle winners will be announced the following Wednesday, April 9th, right here as well as on the Port Townsend Cruise Facebook Page so STAY TUNED!

Raffle prizes include:
* APR ECU upgrade for Audi or Volkswagen (valued up to $1000!)
* H&R “Street Performance” Coilovers for Audi or Volkswagen
* H&R Front & Rear Anti-Sway Bars for Audi or Volkswagen
* StopTech Front & Rear “Street Performance” Brake Pad Set
* A FREE wheel alignment from ACHTUN!NG (x2)
* A FREE brake fluid flush from ACHTUN!NG
* A FREE oil change & tire rotation from ACHTUN!NG


(Not sure what we’re talking about? Click here to learn more!)

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ACHTUN!NG February Special

Posted on February 5, 2014 – 9:00 am

We’re gonna #Celebrate48 and give you $48 towards the installation of your StopTech brake purchase at Achtuning!

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ATTN: VW (Mk5/6) GTI BBK Shoppers!!

Posted on January 13, 2014 – 9:00 am

There is a very limited opportunity available for Volkswagen (Mk5/6) owners who are buying a StopTech 355x32mm ST40 Big Brake Kit to receive a FREE StopTech Trophy caliper upgrade!

Buy the StopTech 355x32mm ST40 Big Brake Kit ($2895) and not only get our standard “FREE rear SportStop parts” (matching OE-sized discs/ pads/lines) offer, but upgrade into the baller-status Trophy caliper for FREE, too! The only catch is these Trophy calipers have very MINOR cosmetic blemishes on them. Check out these images and if you feel they are minor enough to overlook, jump on this amazing deal!! We don’t have this offer available in our online store so please call or email us for details.

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StopTech ST-41 BBK Install for VW GTI

Posted on December 5, 2013 – 1:56 pm

Xin selected StopTech’s 328x25mm (1-piece rotor) ST-41 Big Brake Kit for his VW GTI, a great way to improve on the stock brake components without breaking the bank. The kits are available for front axle applications and include StopTech 1-piece Sport Rotors, StopTech ST-41 powder-coated four-piston calipers with the patented stiffening bridge, StopTech Street Performance brake pads for extended high performance street driving as well as occasional track use, StopTech braided stainless steel brake lines, plus all necessary brackets and hardware to complete the job.

StopTech One-Piece Big Brake Kits for 2006-2012 VW GTI – Part Number 82.893.5N00.XX

The stiff 2-piece, fully-forged calipers have designated piston sizes specific to this application and provide a firmer, more responsive brake pedal that provides better brake pedal modulation. The larger 328x25mm directionally-vaned 1-piece StopTech Sport Rotors, available in slotted or drilled finishes, provide greater heat capacity and reduced brake fade. Also assisting in fade resistance and higher performance are the StopTech Street Performance Pads which have a high maximum operating temperature and high bite for responsive brakes that can be driven hard. The included StopTech braided stainless steel brake lines reduce system compliance and help provide a firmer pedal with a more immediate and better modulated response to inputs. Available and in stock today at Achtuning, these “entry level” StopTech big brake kits expand our offerings in the high performance aftermarket brake segment, covering not only the Mk5 and Mk6 VW GTI, but also certain EOS, Jetta, Beetle, and Audi A3 applications.

The weight difference between the StopTech ST-41 BBK compared to the GTI’s stock components is also worth noting:


If you are interested in one of these kits for your VW do not hesitate to contact us and schedule an install!

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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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Size Does Matter

Posted on September 11, 2013 – 3:10 pm


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 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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StopTech ST60 BBK Now Available for VW Mk5/6 GTI!

Posted on July 31, 2013 – 1:22 pm


StopTech’s ST60 (6-piston) BBK is NOW AVAILABLE for the Volkswagen Mk5/6 GTI! Benefit from even better cooling and 50% more pad surface from the already available ST40 (4-piston) kits for optimum braking performance.

The StopTech ST60 Big Brake Kit includes 2-piece floating directional 355mm x 32mm StopTech AeroRotors with 7075 T6 billet aluminum StopTech AeroHats, 6-piston StopTech ST60 calipers, StopTech Stainless Steel front brake lines and StopTech Street Performance front brake pads. StopTech Big Brake Kits are available with black, red, or silver calipers and plain, slotted or cross-drilled rotors. And don’t forget, Achtuning will throw in a set of rear SportStop parts (OE-sized discs/Street Performance Pads/Stainless Steel brake lines) for FREE with your BBK purchase!

… If you are an existing StopTech ST40 customer looking to upgrade to the StopTech ST60 BBK, contact us! You can shop online for the ST60 by clicking here.

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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 or call 425-895-0000. (Serious inquiries only.)

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

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Weight Savings With A StopTech BBK

Posted on June 7, 2013 – 4:06 pm

We’ve seen consistent weight savings across the board when ditching stock brake parts for StopTech’s Big Brake Kits.  In addition to decreasing braking distance and increasing cooling capabilities, un-sprung weight loss is also an important, added benefit for performance.  Below are images comparing StopTech’s ST40 BBK and the even lighter Trophy ST40 BBK for Volkswagen’s Golf R whose factory parts come in weighing 13.95 lbs. heavier than the standard ST40 calipers.

StopTech Big Brake Kits for the Volkswagen Golf R as well as several other applications are IN STOCK here at Achtuning!  Give us a call (425-895-0000) for availability and pricing or simply head to our online store and begin shopping.  We’d also like to remind everyone that your StopTech BBK purchase qualifies for FREE rear SportStop parts (OE-sized matching rear rotors, StopTech Street Performance pads, and stainless-steel braided brake lines).  Did we mention we offer FREE SHIPPING on any StopTech order?  (We have, just wanted to remind you.)  We also stock replacement hardware for StopTech’s big brake kits!!  Could you possibly need another reason to shop StopTech at Achtuning?

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