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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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Timing Chain Tensioner and Chain Issues for 2.0T TSI VW and Audi Models

Some of the issues with a timing chain can result in losing hydraulic tension. These problems are found mostly in Audi and VW 2.0T TSI models. The early version of the model of these cars seems to have some defects that can cause engine trouble well before the warranty should be up on the vehicle. […]

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APR MK7 GTI

10 Ways to Make Your GTI Faster

You just picked up a new Volkswagen GTI and while you like what Volkswagen gave you from the factory, you don’t love it.  Faster = Funner after all, and we understand that at Alex’s Autohaus better than  most.  So, here is a list of the top 10 ways to make your GTI Faster The top […]

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Volkswagen MK6 GTI and Golf DSG Problems

What are the Golf MK6 DSG problems? The challenges of this transmission are related to delayed power, uneven movement of the car, and the less common issues of the DSG clutch pack. This article will detail the worst problems of the Golf MK6 DSG and possible ways to fix or alleviate these problems. How Does […]

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APR Year End Sale!

The APR Year End Sale is here! For the rest of 2019 take 10% off nearly all of our products. Software is also 10% or $100 off, whichever is greater, on most items ($100 off excludes upgrades/options). Visit our product pages for official pricing and GO APR! When you are ready for the best performance […]

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APR High Output 2.0 TSI/TFSI Gen3 ECU Upgrade for the VW Arteon

APR and Alex’s Autohaus are pleased to present the ultimate engine control unit (ECU) upgrade for the 2.0T EA888 Gen 3 engine! How do gains of 104 horsepower sound to you? APR’s ECU Upgrades are the best dollar-per-horsepower modification one can make to the 2.0T engine. The upgrades dramatically increase horsepower and torque, making for […]

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V2.0.x Software now available for the MK7 GTI / A3 Platform 2.0T

APR has updated their Stage 1, Stage 2, and Stage 3 IS38 ECU Upgrades bringing new features, power, and safety. This is mostly available in the newly released 2019 GTI / A3 ECU Upgrades and is now available for all previous years in North America. Key Updates: – Better power delivery with flatter torque, and […]

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How Do I Tell if I Have Carbon Build Up in my Engine?

If you are not sure what carbon build up is then you should go read this article first.  It is a big issue on the directed engines that are so prevalent now, and cleaning of this carbon needs to be considered as part of your normal vehicle maintenance routine. The advantages of a carbon clean, […]

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APR DQ381 7-Speed DSG and S Tronic TCU Upgrade

APR is pleased to present the ultimate Transmission Control Unit (TCU) Upgrade for the DQ381 7-Speed DSG / S-Tronic Transmission! APR’s TCU Upgrade dramatically improves upon the DQ381 transmission’s function, drivability, and performance through a myriad of enhancement and custom features. Normal daily driving is smoother as we’ve improved upon the normal quirks and complaints […]

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APR MK7 / MK7.5 Golf R Catback Exhaust Systems

The APR Catback Exhaust System personalizes your vehicle’s looks, sound and performance. Beautifully hand-crafted T304-stainless-steel components adorn the system with stunning TIG-welding throughout. Our straight-through brushed-finished mufflers smooth the exhaust note to a deep growl, without adding restrictions, while our Helmholtz resonator reduces unwanted frequencies. Strong high-quality bracketry and OEM-style clamps hold the system steadily […]

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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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