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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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Our COVID-19 Safety Precautions

  As we head into these uncertain times, the staff at Alex’s Autohaus is taking extra precautions to ensure that our client’s health and well being is our primary concern. Our shop has always been one of the cleanest in the industry and until the the threat of the virus diminishes, we are taking new […]

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Utah Winter Prep Kit Car

As many of you have come to learn, winter driving in Utah can be hectic and it’s important to be prepared for the possibility of ending up waiting on the side of the road for a tow truck. No one plans on being in a car wreck, but the statistics indicate that it will happen […]

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APR 2.5 TFSI EVO ECU – Free New Features and Updates!

APR has updated the 2.5 TFSI EVO ECU Upgrades to incorporate new features and updates! They have added high and low grip files for each octane and stage, a recalibrated boost gauge, and new cold weather updates. These updates are now available at Alex’s Autohaus New file versions are as follows: APR Plus – Version […]

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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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