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MK8 GTI Modification Guide

The Mk7 Golf/GTI/R platform had a long run from 2015-2021 (in North America) and set a new standard for build quality and out-of-the-box performance in the hot hatch/hatchback segment. The aftermarket support for the EA888 Gen 3 engine is robust, and it’s proven to be potent and fairly reliable as a performance platform.  For the […]

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EA888 Gen 3 Common Problems

The TSI engine (designated EA888) has been utilized in vehicles across the Volkswagen group since its inception in the late 2000s. As of 2023, the TSI engine is in its fourth generation, but in this post, we are going to look back on the third generation, used from 2015 until 2020.  Now that the EA888 […]

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Mini B48 Common Problems

The BMW-made B48 engine has become a mainstay in the Mini brand. Since its debut in 2014 as a replacement for the N20, the B48 has proved itself worthy of holding the designation as Mini’s 4-cylinder motor. The B48 is a versatile engine, with power ranging between 154 and 302 horsepower. It’s powered Mini’s best […]

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Best Upgrades for the Gen 2 4.0t [EA825]

Audi’s 4-liter twin-turbo v8 has been in production since 2012. The first generation of this motor  (designated EA8124, which we covered here) powered the flagship A8, as well as S/RS variants of the A6 and A7. In 2017 (Porsche Panamera), and 2020 (Audi models), the second generation 4.0t, designated EA825, replaced it. Depending on the […]

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BMW B58 Common Problems

Since 2015, the BMW B58 motor has been one of the most revered tuning platforms in new cars. As the successor  to the potent N55, the B58 retains a lot of what made the N54 and N55 such great engines, while being updated with higher stock boost pressure, increased displacement, and an increase in compression […]

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Best Upgrades for the First Gen Audi 4.0t (S6, S7, RS7, A8, S8)

In 2012, Audi revealed the EA824, a four-liter twin-turbo V8 that has been used in the flagship A8, as well as the S6, S7, and RS7. The 4.0t came in a range of power outputs, with different turbos and intake setups depending on the model. Older cars featuring this engine are becoming very affordable. Given […]

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Common Problems on the BMW N55

The N55 is the successor to one of the most legendary European engines of all time. No matter if it’s a 135i or a 335i, these cars are some of the most solid and tuneable out there.  However, although it may be considered much more reliable than its older brother, the N55 still has some […]

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What’s the Difference Between Mercedes Service A and Service B

Factory maintenance schedules are developed by auto manufacturers to ensure your vehicle is getting the care it needs throughout your ownership. Most manufacturers recommend a tiered maintenance schedule, covering essential routine services like oil changes more frequently, and larger inspections or services like brake fluid flushes less frequently. Mercedes-Benz uses an easy naming convention for […]

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Mercedes AirMatic Suspension Problems

Mercedes Benz AirMatic Suspension provides remarkably smooth handling, flexible ride height, and self-leveling capabilities that ordinary suspension cannot. Using an electronically controlled airbag, AirMatic can adjust each air spring in as little as 50 milliseconds and will change based on road conditions and how you drive. AirMatic suspension offers some big improvements over conventional systems, […]

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BMW N54 Common Problems

Often referred to as the “German 2JZ”, the N54 engine has become legendary in the BMW performance community. This twin turbo inline-six engine (BMW’s first mass production turbo engine) can make massive power relatively easily, with the stock internals capable of handling 600+ horsepower and built engines able to push beyond 1000 horsepower. Despite being […]

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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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