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C2Motorsports introduces the C2NER Handheld Programmer

posted by on 15 April 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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C2Motorsports introduces the C2NER Handheld Programmer, now with color Touchscreen! We are excited to present our latest update, the C2NER v2 touchscreen! Originally released in Golf R application only, we have now expanded our handheld programmer to include the most popular VAG engines including 1.8T, 2.5-I5, 12v/24v VR6, 2.0T T FSI/TFSI, 3.6 FSI as well […] More…

H&R Convinces in “Auto Bild Sportscars” Suspension Test

posted by on 11 April 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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H&R Coil Overs and Springs recently took home top honors in a suspension test put on by Auto Bild Sportscars Magazine.  When installed on the latest generation Golf GTI, the H&R Coilovers beat all competitors around the 3.345km Contidrom test track in Germany by a 1.5 second margin.  With H&R Springs installed on the same […] More…

BBS Declares War on Brand Pirates

posted by on 9 April 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Piracy knows no bounds.  Whether it’s Sunglasses, Clothing or in this case Wheels, it seems that the marketplace is constantly flooded with counterfeit goods sold to unknowing (or willing in some cases) consumers for what is perceived to be a ‘good deal’.  Aside from cutting into the profits companies use to develop new products, these […] More…

APR Releases V 3.0 Software for EA888 Gen 1 Turbocharger System

posted by on 9 April 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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APR is pleased to present the 2.0 TSI EA888 Gen 1 K04 Turbocharger System! For the budget minded individual, APR is pleased to offer software and hardware utilizing an APR proprietary customized version of the factory Borg Warner K04-64 turbocharger. Originally equipped on VAG’s high output models, such as the Golf R and S3, the […] More…

APR Releases EA888 Gen 1 Stage III GTX Turbocharger System

posted by on 8 April 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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APR is pleased to present the 2.0 TSI EA888 Gen 1 Stage III GTX Turbocharger System! In 2008, shortly after the worldwide release of the 2.0 TSI engine, Volkswagen of America commissioned APR to build the Stage III GT Turbocharger System for their SEMA concept cars. Successes of these concept cars lead to the first […] More…

KW Releases Coilover Kits for MK7 Golf R

posted by on 7 April 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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KW Suspensions has released coilovers specific for the new seventh-generation Golf R, including their popular Variant 1, 2, and 3 coilover kits as well as their Dynamic Dampening Control (DDC) and Clubsport kits.  The KW DDC kit is designed to work with cars fitted with Volkswagen’s Adaptive Chassis Control and can be further adjusted via […] More…