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APR Releases Carbon Fiber Intake System for MQB 1.8T and 2.0T Powered Vehicles

press release by on 16 July 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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The APR Carbon Fiber Intake System is an attractive high performance upgrade for the latest 1.8T and 2.0T engines as found in various MQB platform vehicles. The factory intake design has the foundation for excellent performance, but much of this is sacrificed in an effort to meet other design requirements. With requirements set forth for […] More…

APR Releases ECU Upgrade for MQB Platform 2.0 TSI Cars

press release by on 16 July 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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APR is pleased to present the ultimate engine control unit (ECU) upgrade for the Generation 3, 2.0 TSI 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. […] More…

APR Releases Upgraded Valve Spring System

press release by on 16 July 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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APR has announced a new APR Valve Spring System upgrade for the Golf R. More…

Speed Meets Space – The Volkswagen T5 Promotion Model by ABT Sportsline

posted by on 11 July 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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ABT Sportsline is celebrating 11 years of the T5 Transporter with special pricing on the full ABT Sportsline appearance package.  The appearance package includes springs, 20″ wheels, grille and rear spoiler.  As a complete package, the ABT Sportsline kit is subtle enough to remain tasteful, yet different enough to turn heads. Read the full Press […] More…

VWR Releases Uprated Lower Engine Mount for Golf 7 GTI / R / MQB

posted by on 11 July 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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VWR has released an upgraded lower engine mount for seventh generation Golf GTI and R, as well as other MQB vehicles like the Audi A3 and S3.  The upgraded unit works to make the car feel much sharper, and reduce wheel hop during hard acceleration.  VWR’s Lower Mount kit also includes a billet aluminum dog bone […] More…

APR Releases 1.8T & 2.0T EA888 Gen 3 Boost Tap

press release by on 10 July 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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The APR Boost Tap for the 1.8T and 2.0T EA888 Gen 3 engines is a simple, yet elegant solution for referencing boost pressure and vacuum as is commonly necessary for boost gauges. The boost tap plugs directly into the factory intake manifold via the boost pressure sensor bung and can be removed at any time […] More…