AWE Tuning “Touring Edition” exhaust for VW (Mk6) TDI: Sale Pricing & Free Install

Posted on September 14, 2015 – 3:00 pm

Achtuning is offering SALE PRICING in addition to FREE INSTALLATION on AWE Tuning’s “Touring Edition” exhaust systems for your VW (Mk6) Golf & Jetta TDI!

  • AWE Tuning Golf TDI Performance Exhaust – Polished Silver Tips (SKU: 3015-22026) – $549.95 $505.95 + free install!
  • AWE Tuning MK6 Jetta TDI Touring Edition Exhaust – Silver Tips (SKU: 3015-22030) – $599.95 $551.95 + free install!

This is a limited time offer so act fast and contact our service department to schedule your install. 425-895-0000

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APR Shifter Cable Bracket

Posted on October 29, 2014 – 9:00 am


Achtuning is pleased to present APR’s latest, the APR Shifter Cable Bracket!  Through countless years of processional racing, APR Motorsport identified the factory shifter cable bracket system as a source of sloppy shifts, missed gears, bracket and bushing failure and even transmission failure. The factory shifter cable bracket is made from plastic with rubber bushings. Over time the bushings wear out, and during long races, heat can cause the bracket to flex and break. To alleviate all issues related with the factory design and not just some, APR’s Mechanical Engineers created the ultimate and final upgrade:The APR Solid Shifter Cable Bracket.

Key Points:

  • Addresses both issues with the OEM design
  • Cast 304 stainless steel eliminates flexible plastic OEM design
  • CNC-machined solid mounts eliminate rubber OEM bushings
  • Removes play, slop and the rubbery feeling of the OEM part
  • Will not flex, wear out and / or break under prolonged use
  • Lifetime warranty


The APR Solid Shifter Cable Bracket is made from cast 304 stainless steel and eliminates the rubber bushings with solid, CNC-machined mounting points. The bracket and bushings will not wear out over time or fatigue under heat and prolonged use, minimizing the potential for transmission damage. With the play and rubbery slop of the OEM component removed, it’s easier to find gears. Expect the feedback from each shift to remain true and confident with a more direct and solid feeling.

Transverse 1.8T / 2.0T / TDI / 3.2L VR6

6 Speed 02M/02Q MQ350

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3.0 TDI APR Software Is HERE!!

Posted on February 11, 2013 – 10:19 am

Achtuning is pleased to announce APR’s release of the ultimate ECU Upgrade for the 3.0 TDI!!

After months of long nights and many hours of testing, developing and more testing, APR is pleased to offer you an ECU recalibration that is second to none. APR’s extensive research and development provides you with a powerful ECU upgrade with no loss of drivability or reliability. Expect faster acceleration, improved accelerator response and more torque across the entire power band.

APR’s 3.0 TDI ECU Upgrade is an expertly recalibrated engine management control strategy that increases horsepower and torque to provide smooth and reliable operation as if intended by the OEM. APR’s ECU Upgrade is developed to work within the OEM and Tier 1 Supplier specifications for engine component stress tolerances and performance specifications. APR’s patented EMCS functionality puts the control of the engine’s operation at your finger tips and allows for additional features and options to be installed to your OEM ECU.

APR Stage I ECU Upgrade

The APR Stage I ECU Upgrade gives you higher peak numbers of 261 HP and 452 FT-LBS of torque. As much as 34 HP and 40 FT-LBS of torque are available through the power band. At 5,000+ lbs., acceleration from a complete stop is challenging. However increasing low-end torque with APR’s Stage I ECU Upgrade, the 3.0 TDI will accelerate with minimal effort. Furthermore power normally drops dramatically from 3,500 RPM to redline, but with APR’s Stage I ECU Upgrade, power is dramatically increased making merging and passing on the highway easier. APR’s ECU Upgrade is the best power per dollar modification for the new 3.0 TDI and gives it just the extra edge these cars lack from the factory without pushing the limits. With factory-like smoothness and drivability, APR’s ECU upgrade will fill the void in an otherwise excellent car.

Acceleration Enhancements:

Beyond power and torque enhancements, APR’s Calibration Engineers were able to increase the vehicles acceleration rate through other calibrations changes. Takeoff limiters are reduced resulting in a more responsive pedal without altering overall throttle pedal sensitivity.

Increased Fuel Economy:

APR’s Calibration Engineers paid close attention to several parameters directly related to fuel economy, especially while cruising at highway speeds. Depending on your driving style and fuel quality, you may see better miles per gallon!

Speed Limiter Removed:

APR’s ECU upgrade increases the vehicle’s top speed limiter for blistering sprints around the track or across the Autobahn without the speed limiter shutting down your fun!

Left Foot Braking:

APR’s Left Foot Braking feature allows more control over the vehicle’s throttle. The factory equipped 3.0 TDI’s throttle input is disabled while pressing the accelerator and brake at the same time. Left Foot Braking, a common motorsport driving technique, allows the driver complete control over the vehicle’s throttle and braking system, which may give the vehicle the edge it needs at the track. As is with all features APR adds to the ECU, this feature may be removed upon request.

Dyno Graphs

Power and Torque Measured at All Four Wheels

Power and Torque Gain Over Stock

APR Stage I ECU Upgrade Calibration Report

Stock – As Measured by VAG
240 HP
405 FT-LBS

Stock – As Measured by APR
251 HP
420 FT-LBS

APR Stage I
261 HP
452 FT-LBS
+34 HP @ 4500 RPM
+40 TQ @ 4450 RPM

APR Acceleration Tests

Stock vs APR

0-60 MPH
6.1 sec vs 6.0 sec

0-100 MPH
14.0 sec vs 13.6 sec

62-124 MPH
16.7 sec vs 15.6 sec

60-130 MPH
Factory Speed Limited vs 19.9 sec

APR EMCS Programs and Features

APR’s patented EMCS, Enhanced Modular Chipping System, brings selectable programs and features to your factory ECU, all without the need to purchase external hardware. Other companies have attempted to imitate EMCS with clumsy external switching devices that only replace or multiply portions of a “base” calibration. However, EMCS has the ability to completely rewrite the entire operating map data, giving each map a complete set of calibration changes. APR’s EMCS features and programs modes are activated via your OEM cruise control buttons. Your cruise control will continue to function as normal.

Program Switching:

Program switching allows the user to cycle though different engine calibrations and operating modes all without the need for external hardware.

Stock Mode:

By selecting stock mode, the ECU calibration is reset to the factory calibration. The engine will run exactly as it did before purchasing APR software.

APR Performance Mode:

By selecting performance mode, the APR’s performance calibration is enabled giving you all the benefits APR software has to offer!

Fault Code Erase:

Fault code erase allows the user to erase and reset engine related trouble codes and ECU adaptation data without using a specialty tool.

How to use APR EMCS Programs and Features

To Enable EMCS:
Turn the ignition and cruise control to the on position. Do not start the engine.

To Cycle through APR Programs:
Hold “SET” on the cruise control stalk. The check engine light will blink in sets of one to four blinks to indicate programs one through four. Release “SET” during this sequence to select a program. The vehicle may be started.

To use Fault Code Erase:
Hold “RESUME” on the cruise control stalk. The check engine light will begin to blink. Release “RESUME” when the check engine light is flashing in groups of one blink per second. Fault Codes will be cleared.

The APR Development Difference

APR ECU Explorer:

APR’s proprietary ECU Explorer gives APR’s Calibration Engineers unparalleled access to the vehicle’s entire engine management system. Typical commercially available data logging tools, used by most tuners, only allow logging up to 12 engine-operating variables at extremely low data rates. These tools are also limited to a small, specific list of variables. APR’s ECU Explorer is capable of logging every variable found within the ECU. It’s capable of logging well over 100 variables at once with data rates as high as 100 samples per second. Synchronous data logging is available for fine-tuning.

APR ECU Composer with APR Live Tuning:

APR’s proprietary ECU Composer is used for altering the engine management system. With full access to every table, map and variable within the ECU, APR’s Calibration Engineers are not limited to a handful of maps as is common for most tuning companies. ECU Composer takes calibration to a new level on the 3.0 TDI with APR’s Live Tuning. APR’s Calibration Engineers can test calibration changes with a single click of a button to instantly monitor the changes, rather than spending several minutes shutting down the vehicle to reflash the ECU. This allows a level of fine-tuning unmatched in the market.

APR ECU Assembly:

APR’s Electrical Engineers have the ability to alter the code structure of the ECU to add features not available from the factory. On the highly modified end, this allows APR to increase torque levels as if intended by the OEM. For most 3.0 TDI owners, the advantage of this ability is the addition of APR’s patented EMCS Functions. EMCS puts the control of the engine’s operation at your fingertips and allows for additional features and options to be installed to your ECU.

Application Guide

Audi Q7 & Volkswagen Touareg
3.0 TDI CR (CATA) Engine

Fully loaded ECU (Includes Stock, APR Performance Mode & Fault Code Erase)



Please be aware there are many variations between vehicles. We may need to “Code Extract” your factory ECU to prepare APR software for your particular vehicle and ECU.

Give us a call at 425-895-0000 or email us at with any questions or simply stop by between 9am and 6pm M-F for an installation!

Security, Warranty and Money Back Guarentee
All APR ECU Upgrades are fully encrypted to prevent theft of our valuable and proprietary coding information by lesser companies.

30 Day Money Back Guarantee:

All APR ECU Upgrades include a 30-day money back guarantee with no questions asked. If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the APR ECU Upgrade, return to Achtuning for a full refund, provided you are within the 30 day period from the time of your initial purchase. Labor or shipping charges are not included in the guarantee and are not refundable.

Limited Lifetime Warranty:

All APR ECU Upgrades include a limited lifetime warranty against defects in the software, and to provide free updates and reflashes as they become available. Labor or shipping charges are not included in the warranty and are at the discretion of the place of install.

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2.0L TDI Cold Air Intakes – IN STOCK!

Posted on March 30, 2011 – 11:05 am

The Carbonio Carbon Fiber Cold Air Intake for the 2.0L TDI is on backorder according to APR. We have several of these intakes IN STOCK (APR Sale Pricing in effect until April 30th), ready to ship (FREE shipping in the Continental US) as soon as we receive your order. Simply click on the image below to be directed to online shopping!

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APR Product Release From The 2010 WaterFest Event!

Posted on July 20, 2010 – 12:00 pm

Official news has not yet been released by APR, but word around the block is they debuted quite the range of new products at the 2010 WaterFest event this last weekend.  Get your orders in now to take advantage of APR Sale Pricing which lasts through the end of July!!

B8 A4/A5 2.0T Valvelift Engine
-S3 K04 Turbocharger Conversion
-Stage II OEM Turbocharger Software
-APR by Carbonio Carbon Fiber Intake System

B8 A4 2.0T

-RSC Turboback Quad Exit Exhaust System With Polished Silver Tips
-RSC Turboback Quad Exit Exhaust System With Diamond Black Tips
-RSC Turboback Dual Exit Exhaust System With Polished Silver Tips
-RSC Turboback Dual Exit Exhaust System With Diamond Black Tips

-RSC Catback Quad Exit Exhaust System With Polished Silver Tips
-RSC Catback Quad Exit Exhaust System With Diamond Black Tips
-RSC Catback Dual Exit Exhaust System With Polished Silver Tips
-RSC Catback Dual Exit Exhaust System With Diamond Black Tips

-Downpipe and High Flow Catalytic Converter Exhaust System
-Quad Exit Polished Silver Exhaust Tips
-Quad Exit Diamond Black Exhaust Tips
-Dual Exit Polished Silver Exhaust Tips
-Dual Exit Diamond Black Exhaust Tips

B8 S4 3.0T
-Full RSC Catback Exhaust System with Polished Silver Tips
-Full RSC Catback Exhaust System with Diamond Black Tips

B7 RS4 4.2L FSI
-APR Stage III Supercharger System
-Coming soon to the R8, S5 and other 4.2L FSI engines.

R8 4.2L FSI
-APR Tuned Heffner Performance Twin Turbo System
-APR High Pressure Fuel Pumps
-APR by Carbonio Intake System with CF Box
-APR by Carbonio Intake System with CF Box & Window

2.0 TDI
-APR by Carbonio Intake System

And Last but not Least for you 2.0T FSI Guys:

-A Proper APR by Carbonio Intake system featuring all of the following
–OEM spec OVAL MAF housing (no one on the market has this)
–Carbon Fiber Design
–Heat Shield
–TSI style Intake Shield
–Draws Air from the leading edge of the hood
–Completely sealed off from the engine bay
–Full CF design from start to finish
–CF necking design to turbocharger outlet
–DV recirculation bung for use with Recirculated or non recirculated DV setups

-APR stage 4 car with mod list.

As information becomes official and while we wait for parts to start arriving here at Achtuning, expect these items to be added to our online catalog soon!  If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us!

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19″ Hartmann Wheels on VW’s Mk6 Golf TDI

Posted on February 19, 2010 – 5:22 pm

We took advantage of a fantastic opportunity – a combination of beautiful PacNW weather, a hot new mk6 TDI Golf lowered on Koni SS coil-overs, and a couple of our 19″ Hartmann Wheels offered motivation to get some pictures taken to update our online gallery.

First up, Hartmann G5 wheels: 19×8 et47 wrapped with 225/35-19 Falken FK452s.

And on the other side, Hartmann HR8-MS wheels: 19×8.5 et48 and the same FK452s.

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