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WE ARE HIRING AGAIN!!

Posted on January 12, 2015 – 12:34 pm

ACHTUNING is currently looking for a performance oriented, enthusiastic Audi and/or Volkswagen factory trained technician to add to our growing team! If you have dealership experience and feel you qualify, please email your resume to jobs@achtuning.com!


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APR All The Things at Achtuning!

Posted on January 2, 2015 – 9:48 am

Ready to “Go APR!” at Achtuning?  Roll through between 9am and 4pm, Monday through Friday for the BEST horsepower-per-dollar upgrade you’ll ever spend on your Audi or VW! (No appointment necessary.)  We also have your APR intakes, exhausts, high pressure fuel pumps, boost taps, supercharger pulleys, and all your other APR performance parts IN STOCK, ready to have installed or shipped. Go online to place an order or simply call 425-895-0000 and schedule an installation appointment.  We look forward to seeing you!


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Happy New Year!

Posted on January 1, 2015 – 12:00 am

Achtuning will be closed on New Years Day, January 1st.  We wish everyone a safe and Happy New Year and look forward to doing business with you in 2015!


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Happy Holidays from Achtuning!

Posted on December 24, 2014 – 5:00 pm

From all of us here at Achtuning, we wish you and yours a very Happy Holiday Season! Achtuning will be closed on Thursday and Friday (December 25th/26th)  and will return the following Monday, December 29th.  Have a Merry Christmas!!


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APR 1.8 TSI Generation 3 ECU Upgrade for the MQB Platform

Posted on December 16, 2014 – 8:00 am

Achtuning is excited to announce the re-release of APR’s ultimate engine control unit (ECU) upgrade for the Generation 3, 1.8 TSI and TFSI engine as found in the MQB platform vehicles. APR’s ECU upgrade is available in octane-specific variations and is conveniently flashed to the vehicle’s factory ECU through the OBD-II port without any physical modification to the factory ECU.

The ECU’s Continental SIMOS 12.x engine management system is responsible for proper operation of the engine during constantly changing environmental and load conditions. With built in compensational data for environmental variables and varying load conditions, the factory ECU is far more complex and intelligent than units found in other vehicle makes and marques.

APR’s Calibration Engineers spent months calibrating the engine management system, including many hours of chassis dyno development. With a thorough understanding of the ECU’s torque structure, APR’s Calibration Engineers properly increased engine load to produce more power and torque across the entire power band. APR’s ECU Upgrade increases turbocharger boost pressure and optimizes cam timing, ignition timing, lambda and more to produce higher output. Using APR’s proprietary high-speed data logging suite, the calibration team closely monitored the effects of these changes to help ensure an enjoyable driving experience.

APR’s ECU Upgrades provides an excellent leap in horsepower and torque while retaining OEM knock control sensitivity and other built in safety features. This results in an exciting and powerful upgrade, optimized for various fuel grades found around the world!

APR’s ECU upgrades are one of the best horsepower-per-dollar modifications for the new 1.8T engine. The APR Stage I ECU Upgrade is designed to work without requiring other changes to the vehicle’s hardware. With the ECU Upgrade alone, APR’s Calibration Experts measured higher peak figures of 298 ft-lbs of torque and 251 horsepower with 93 AKI octane fuel. Large gains were seen throughout the power band, including an additional 97 ft-lbs of torque and 81 horsepower.

APR Stage II ECU Upgrade is designed to work with APR’s upcoming Exhaust Downpipe and is a free upgrade for APR Stage I customers. When combined with APR’s Intake System, peak power and torque figures grew further to 256 horsepower and 304 ft-lbs of torque. While peak power did not increase by much, the additional hardware allowed the turbo to spool faster and power carried better towards redline, resulting in up to 16 horsepower more.

The increase in power directly translates to an exceptionally quicker vehicle. Using advanced GPS measuring devices, APR’s engineers conducted several acceleration tests. During the 0-125 mph sprint, the APR Stage I equipped vehicle finished 22.048 seconds sooner that stock and the APR Stage II equipped vehicle was an addiitonal 3.112 seconds earlier!

The results were astounding. By simply adding the APR Stage I ECU upgrade, the 2015 Golf Tiptronic test vehicle completed every test quicker than the stock vehicle by a large margin and even bested our own stock MK7 GTI DSG results with ease. 0-60 MPH times were reduced by 1.101 seconds while the 62-124 MPH occurred in less than half the stock vehicle’s time at 16.758 seconds or 19.9 seconds sooner! Acceleration tests were conducted all the way to 125 MPH, which was completed in 23.637 seconds with APR stage 1 software and 45.685 seconds with the stock software.

Utilizing APR’s Stage II software with the APR Intake System and APR Downpipe, the gap between stock and modified grew even further. Once again, the APR Stage II equipped Golf was faster in every test, and showed excellent improvements over the APR Stage I equipped vehicle. Most noteworthy was the 0-125 MPH sprint, which was completed 25.161 seconds faster than stock. At the standard US bus length of 45 feet, the APR Stage II equipped vehicle finished the 0-125 MPH test with the stock vehicle an astonishing 8.55 bus lengths behind! Even more impressive was the fact this test was completed in under a half mile (.464 miles), while the stock vehicle needed 1.2 miles of runway to complete the test!

No appointment is necessary for you to receive this upgrade in your Gen 3 MQB 1.8T – just roll through between the hours of 9am and 4pm, Monday through Friday and we’ll have you in and out of here in less than an hour!


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H&R Price Increase

Posted on November 26, 2014 – 10:00 am

H&R prices go up across the board as of December 1st, 2014. NOW is the time to take advantage of current low pricing. Plus, we have just about everything you need from them IN STOCK here at Achtuning.  Shop online or call our sales department: 425-895-0000.


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We’ll install that intake you’ve been eyeing for FREE when…

Posted on November 21, 2014 – 12:00 pm

When you buy ANY (APR, AWE Tuning, Carbonio) intake from ACHTUNING with your APR ECU upgrade, we’ll install that intake for you for FREE!

Offer good through the Holidays.


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AWE Tuning Exhaust for VW (Mk7) GTI

Posted on October 29, 2014 – 4:59 pm

Achtuning is excited to announce the release of the Volkswagen Mk7 GTI Exhaust Suite, by AWE Tuning!

AWE Tuning has gone to extreme levels on this one; taking craftsmanship, simplicity of installation, and engineering ingenuity to new places:

  • Full T304 stainless system, 3” front to back.
  • Unlocks a potent max gain of 21hp and 24ft-lbs of torque at the crank — without software.
  • 200 cell HJS HD catalyst (Same cat that is found in AWE’s McLaren 650S system).
  • Available as Track Edition, Touring Edition, Performance Downpipe and Cat-Delete Performance Downpipe
  • Dyno-developed, street proven on the AWE Tuning in-house Mk7.
  • 102mm dual tip configuration.
  • No CEL on Exhausts and Performance Downpipe – Guaranteed. Even without spacers or software.
  • Perfect Fitment. Guaranteed.
  • AWE Tuning Lifetime Warranty (one year on Catalysts)

 

Four Generations Strong.
Producing an exhaust system for Volkswagen’s 7th generation GTI was no easy feat. Luckily AWE Tuning already has four generations of GTI performance under their belts. Merging decades of experience with hundreds of hours of prototyping, engineering, dyno testing and daily usage evaluation has output an exhaust system that is the ultimate compliment to GTI lineage. With options to go around, this is AWE Tuning’s finest GTI exhaust to date.

Simple. Better.
What may look like a simple design is actually one of their most comprehensive engineering feats to date. The exhaust is three simple parts, making it one of the easiest systems to install. The reconfiguration of the flex pipe on the Performance Downpipe ensures that stress goes where it should. And no 02 sensor spacers. And no exhaust paste needed. The list goes on. This exhaust offering is something special.

The line up:

Mk7 Touring Edition Exhaust
The intersection of performance and sophistication, the Touring Edition produces a civil tone while idling and cruising around, but give it the boot and unleash a “war-cry wail.”

  • Full T304 stainless system, 3” front to back.
  • 102mm dual tip configuration, Chrome Silver or Diamond Black.
  • Exhaust is three sections – making for the simplest install possible.
  • Straight through resonator and muffler.
  • AWE Tuning Lifetime Warranty.
  • AWE Tuning Fitment Guarantee.
  • AWE Tuning No CEL Guarantee.

 

Mk7 Track Edition Exhaust
The Mk7 GTI Track Edition Exhaust takes all of the hand-crafted engineering of the Touring Edition Exhaust, and replaces the front resonator with a straight pipe section for a more aggressive tone (and a more aggressive price to boot). Please note that this is a loud system and buyers should be aware. This product cannot be returned or exchanged based upon volume preference.

Mk7 Performance Downpipe
A potent max gain of 21hp and 24ft-lbs of torque at the crank without software when mated to the AWE Tuning Touring and Track Edition Exhaust systems. Designed to mate to the AWE Tuning exhaust or any other exhaust that bolts to factory locations, the AWE Tuning Mk7 GTI Performance Downpipe features an HJS 200 cell HD catalyst to keep the exhaust volume civilized, while maintaining increased flow over the restrictive factory converters.

  • Max gains of 21hp and 24ft-lbs of torque at the crank without software.
  • 3 inch, one-piece design. No pre-cat slip joint to leak.
  • Engineered flex pipe ensures that the downpipe moves with 2.0T engine – unlike other systems on the market.
  • No O2 Sensor spacers needed!
  • HJS 200 cell HD high-flow catalyst. (Only high-durability catalyst on the market for the GTI)
  • 4.5lbs lighter than the factory downpipe.
  • T304 stainless steel construction.
  • No CEL. Guaranteed.
  • Fitment. Guaranteed.
  • Lifetime Warranty on downpipe, one year warranty on catalyst.

Mk7 Cat-Delete Performance Downpipe
All of the bespoke engineering from the Performance Downpipe, minus the catalyst. Please note that due to the removal of the catalyst, the “No CEL Guarantee” is not applicable, and this product is not to be used on public roads. And it can’t be returned because of volume.


Volume. Simplified.

A good tool for your customers, from quiet to loud:

  • Touring Edition with factory downpipe.
  • Touring Edition with Performance Downpipe.
  • Touring Edition with Cat-Delete Performance Downpipe.
  • Track Edition with Performance Downpipe.
  • Track Edition with Cat-Delete Performance Downpipe.

The Power.
The AWE Tuning Mk7 Exhaust Suite unlocks potent max gains of 21hp and 24ft-lbs of torque at the crank without software.


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APR Turbo Muffler Delete

Posted on October 7, 2014 – 9:00 am

APR has just released a high flow, Turbo Muffler Delete for various 1.8T and 2.0T engines featuring an IHI turbo.

All too often OEM components must sacrifice various performance minded characteristics in an effort to appeal to a wide variety of customers. While an enthusiast typically wants better boost response and more power, all while hearing the turbocharger breath, a non-enthusiast may give up these characteristics for a quieter ride. In the case of the factory IHI turbocharger, a turbo muffler, or Pulsations-schalldämpfer, is positioned at the compressor outlet and is designed to reduce engine bay acoustics.

The APR Turbo Muffler Delete replaces the factory muffler with a straight, uninterrupted piece, CNC-machined from billet aluminum and anodized black. To ensure proper sealing, APR’s engineers took a two-part approach. A Viton seal is included and forms a seal between the base of the muffler housing and the new piece. With the seal in place and the outer flange installed, the muffler delete tube screws into place, forming a full, uninterrupted path for airflow.

Application Guide

Audi S1 – EA888 Gen 3 – 2.0 TFSI
Audi A3 / S3 (MK3) – EA888 Gen 3 – 1.8 TFSI and 2.0 TFSI
Audi A4 / Allroad (B8 / B8.5) – EA888 Gen 2 & 3 – 2.0 TFSI
Audi A5 (B8 / B8.5) – EA888 Gen 2 & 3 – 2.0 TFSI
Audi A6 (C6 / C7) – EA888 Gen 2 – 2.0 TFSI
Audi Q5 – EA888 Gen 2 & 3 – 2.0 TFSI
Seat Leon / Cupra / Cupra R (MK3) – EA888 Gen 3 – 1.8 TSI and 2.0 TSI
Skoda Octavia / VRS (MK3) – EA888 Gen 3 – 1.8 TSI and 2.0 TSI
Volkswagen Golf / GTI / R (MK7) – EA888 Gen 3 – 1.8 TSI and 2.0 TSI

Replaces OEM part 06H 131 111

Part Number

MS100097

Price

$149.99


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APR DirectPort Programming For ALL!

Posted on September 17, 2014 – 10:00 am

Achtuning is excited to announce that APR’s world renowned DirectPort Programming (DPP) will be available for nearly all Audi, Volkswagen, Seat, Skoda and other VAG vehicles produced between 2008 to today!  Gone are the days where most ECUs need to be removed and opened to install an APR ECU Upgrade.  DPP will allow us to flash APR ECU Upgrades directly to your MED17.x and EDC17.x ECU customers over the factory OBD-II diagnostic port with ease.  Welcome to a better world of APR ECU tuning.  We call it Performance Without Compromise!

Not only is APR’s DPP stealthy and less labor intensive, but also allows the release of several highly anticipated APR ECU Upgrades.  Customers of the newer flex fuel B8.5 A4 & A5 2.0Ts, various newer 3.0 TDIs and newer TT, CC & Tiguan 2.0Ts will be elated to know APR’s ECU Upgrades will be available shortly.  Furthermore, with the ability to distribute ECU Upgrades without requiring new flashing devices, APR’s Calibration Engineers are now able to work on various TDI and newer gasoline models like the recently released 1.4 TSI.

APR will debut the new DirectPort Programming at H2O International on the weekend of September 26th.  Support through Achtuning will follow starting the week after for applicable platforms.  All mentioned previously unsupported ECUs will also be supported at the show*.

Currently released Bosch MED17.x and EDC17.x ECU upgrades applicable to this release:

– 1.4 Turbo (Ex. A1)
– 1.4 Twincharger (Ex. MKV Polo)
– 1.8T EA888 Gen 1 Transverse (Ex. MK2 A3)
– 1.8T EA888 Gen 1 Longitudinal (Ex. B8 A4)
– 2.0T EA888 Gen 1 Transverse (Ex. MK6 GTI)
– 2.0T EA888 Gen 1 Longitudinal (Ex. Amarok)
– 2.0T EA888 Gen 2 Transverse (Ex. MKII TT)
– 2.0T EA888 Gen 2 Longitudinal (Ex B8 A4)
– 2.0 TDI CR Transverse (Ex. MK6 Golf)
– 2.0 TDI CR Longitudinal (Ex. B8 A4)
– 2.0 TDI CR Biturbo (Ex. Amarok)
– 3.0 TDI CR (Ex. C7 A6)
– 3.0 TDI CR Biturbo (Ex. SQ5)
– 3.6L FSI VR6 (Ex. C7 Passat)
– 4.0 TFSI (Ex. RS7)
– 4.2L FSI V8 (Ex. RS5)

Previously unsupported models:

– Late model 2.0 TSI CC and Tiguan
– Late model 2.0 TFSI TT
– Late model 2.0 TFSI B8.5 A4 and A5
– Late model TDI models

*Please note: there are numerous ECU box codes and revisions.  During the H2Oi release, some will not be available.  ECUs not currently available will need to be extracted and then will be made available at Achtuning upon release.


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