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MINI Generations, Models, and Common Issues

MINI’s are popular. BMW bought the brand in 1996, and in 2001, began producing refreshed versions of this British classic. Since 2001, there have a variety of different MINI body styles ranging from the four-door Countryman to the sporty John Cooper Works (JCW). There has also been a range of motors used in modern MINIs […]

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What’s the deal with Audi’s new naming system?

The Audi model designation nomenclature has remained relatively unchanged for the last 20 years. Audi vehicles use a combination of letters and numbers to designate the model and engine. This post will go over both the model naming scheme, which has not changed, and the new power rating system that replaces the engine displacement badging. Audi […]

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What’s the Legal Limit for Tinted Windows in Utah?

Window tinting is a popular modification that comes with some confusing rules. Each state has its own set of rules about the degree of tint certain windows on your vehicle are allowed to have. If you live in Utah, make sure you know the laws surrounding window tinting before you get it done to your […]

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Are Oil Catch Cans Worth It?

Oil catch cans are a popular modification on high performance and tuned vehicles, but there is a lot of speculation and general confusion as to what they do and whether or not they work. Are catch cans better at preventing carbon build-up than the systems cars come with from the factory? Read on to learn […]

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Build Spotlight: IS38 Swapped MK6.5 GLI Part 1

A long-term project we have been working on at Alex’s Autohaus is an IS38 turbo conversion on a MK6.5 GLI. This build is much more complicated than putting the same turbo on a GTI, Golf, or Alltrack due to the GLI’s unique differences and compatibility problems. This blog covers the hardware side of the build. […]

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What Does an Upgraded Downpipe Do?

Typically, the first step in improving a vehicle’s performance is an ECU tune. This software upgraded provides significant gains in horsepower and torque on an otherwise completely stock car. After this, the most bang for the buck upgrade on turbocharged vehicles is a high-flow downpipe paired with a stage 2 software reflash. This package is […]

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P0299-What Does An Underboost Code Mean?

Your check engine light is on, your car is not accelerating like it used to, and maybe you hear a hiss, whine, or rattle coming from the engine bay when you’re driving. Unsure of the problem, you get the code read by a mechanic and learn the check engine light is reading out a P0299 […]

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The ultimate VW/Audi tuning guide

The Ultimate Volkswagen/Audi Stage Tuning Guide (2020)

From the factory, Volkswagen and Audi vehicles offer solid performance, comfort, and quality. For some owners, there comes a time when the stock performance of their vehicle is no longer enough. Luckily the aftermarket support for Volkswagen and Audi models is extensive. Owners can make a few basic modifications for increased power and improved handling, […]

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APR MK7 GTI

Common Problems with the Volkswagen MK7 GTI

With the price of used MK7 Volkswagen GTI’s dropping you may be considering adding one to your stable.  The Volkswagen MK7 GTI covers model years 2015-2020.  If you are looking at the older MK6 GTI you may want to go read our article on the issues related to the MK6 GTI. As any good consumer […]

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APR S4

Best Upgrades for Audi B8 and B8.5 S4

You just bought that awesome Audi S4 and have been driving it around the last couple of weeks.  When you first got it sure felt fast, but now you feel it leaving you a bit dissatisfied because you can never be happy with a stock car.  If this describes you then I understand, and we […]

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Nationwide Warranty 3 year, 36,000 mile

Alex’s Autohaus offers all customers the Bosch and Tech-Net Peace of Mind Nationwide Warranty. The 36 month/36,000 mile warranty is honored at over 10,000 service centers across the country. Our 36,000 mile warranty is the best in the business!

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