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    1. Member LieutenantShinySides's Avatar
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      07-09-2008 10:10 PM #36
      Quote, originally posted by Dion@ACHTUN!NG »

      Not big enough.

      I get that a lot, hence the stage 3, compensating ya know.

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    2. 07-10-2008 10:16 AM #37
      how about showing stuff the ach employees do to their cars?

      like dr. toddrinham vogt and his new stuff?

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    3. 07-10-2008 12:10 PM #38
      Quote, originally posted by white_r!ce »
      how about showing stuff the ach employees do to their cars?

      like dr. toddrinham vogt and his new stuff?

      stuff?


    4. 07-10-2008 12:58 PM #39
      Todd just got a set of powder-coated black CSL reps wrapped in some Falken RT-615 tires for his bimmer. He wanted a set of track wheels. I told him to pop in some center caps so I can take a picture for him but he hasn't done that yet... Plus he's got the car out getting tech inspected. I'll post up pics when I get a chance to take some.


      Quote, originally posted by Travy »
      So where's all the pictures of you sitting on your ass playing on vortex dion?

      That's boring. Plus I'm usually the one on the opposite side of the lens.

      And of course there'll be a BBQ!!

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      07-10-2008 01:17 PM #40
      Quote, originally posted by Dion@ACHTUN!NG »
      Plus I'm usually the one on the opposite side of the lens.

      hey now.. I took a shot using your camera last time I was there

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    6. 07-10-2008 01:19 PM #41
      Did you take the lens cap off? That pic was all black.
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      07-10-2008 01:22 PM #42
      Quote, originally posted by Dion@ACHTUN!NG »
      Did you take the lens cap off? That pic was all black.

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    8. 07-10-2008 09:06 PM #43
      A couple of pics of Todd's car with the black powder-coated CSL reps...

      Todd will be tearin' up the track at Pacific Raceways tomorrow along with the Puget Sound region BMW Club.


      Modified by Dion@ACHTUN!NG at 10:17 AM 9-9-2008

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      07-10-2008 10:03 PM #44
      Thats hott.. Ill see Todd tomorrow then..

    10. 07-14-2008 06:43 PM #45
      (Paging John Graham)

      All you Mk4 guys...

      Quote, originally posted by Dion@ACHTUN!NG »

      Based on demand, I'm gonna do a run of 5x100 B7 RS4 wheels for the Mk4 crowd. (It's been a few years since we've had it available in 5x100.) Pretty sure I have an idea of what size we're gonna do. I'm only doing one limited run though so I'm leaving it in your hands (well, mostly) to determine exactly what size/offset I'm bringing in.

      Please vote from the choices below.

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      07-14-2008 06:49 PM #46
      Thug Life... i mean Shop Life!
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      07-14-2008 10:42 PM #47
      Quote, originally posted by 90dub »

      My Son now has that helmet thanks Spencer!

    13. 07-15-2008 12:36 PM #48
      APR Presents RSC Exhaust Technology and New Performance Exhaust for MK5 GTi's

      Quote, originally posted by Keith@APR »
      APR, LLC. announces successful licensing of a new exhaust technology, RSC™, Reflective Sound Cancellation, to further enhance APR’s line of performance exhaust systems for Volkswagen and Audi vehicles.

      Reflective Sound Cancellation allows for maximum exhaust gas flow while completely eliminating in cabin sound resonance (drone). RSC™ incorporates innovative technologies developed in conjunction with NASA. With limited use of packing materials and no baffles, RSC™ allows for a completely straight and free flowing exhaust path through the RSC™ mufflers. Reflective Cancellation bounces the undesirable sound waves into each other to attenuate the wave and completely eliminate the low frequency tones that create drone. Each RSC™ muffler is tuned to eliminate specific, undesirable sound frequencies allowing only the engine’s desirable exhaust notes to be heard and improving performance.

      The first APR application to feature RSC™ technology is the New MK5 GTi 2.0T FSI RSC™ Performance Exhaust System. Benefits of the new technology allow APR’s RSC™ Exhaust Systems to meet the European Union and other countries’ noise requirements of 90db or less in new car exhaust sound and even increase performance over traditional performance exhaust systems.

      APR will debut RSC™ Exhaust Technology July 19th and 20th at Waterfest 14 with APR’s MK5 GTi 2.0T FSI RSC™ Performance Exhaust System available for retail purchase for the first time.

      MK5 VW GTI 2.0T FSI

      The following data was measured from a 2008 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T FSI at a 70 MPH constant speed cruise. Sound measurements are made inside the vehicle and recorded as sound pressure level (SPL) in decibels. Comparisons show the resulting sound levels tested with no mufflers, with a competitor’s exhaust system, and the new APR RSC Performance Exhaust system.

      Many of the competing exhaust systems do not significantly reduce the low frequency tones that occur around 50 to 200 Hz, which makes the tone levels closer to running without a muffler (red bar). It’s these frequency tones that are responsible for “drone”. RSC acoustic prediction methods and design techniques reduce these tones without compromising the sporty sound we all enjoy from high performance automobiles.

      The green bars show data taken from the GTI with a competitor’s exhaust system installed. The black bars compare results from the APR RSC™ Performance Exhaust system. The dominant low frequency tone responsible for drone occurs at 94 Hz and has been significantly reduced with the APR RSC™ Performance Exhaust system by about 20 dB compared to the competitor’s exhaust system.

      The following graph illustrates the narrowband acoustic spectra for the competitor’s exhaust system and the APR RSC™ Performance Exhaust system. Both the dominant tones and the broadband sound levels are quieter for the APR RSC™ system over most of the frequency range, especially around 94 Hz where drone notes dominate.

      RSC™ technology provides sound levels comparable or even quieter than OEM exhaust systems at cruising speed. RSC’s™ straight through design minimizes back pressure and provides gains greater than other performance exhaust systems. The example shown for the Volkswagen GTI demonstrates the ability to tailor the sound spectra to eliminate drone while maintaining a sporty sound, especially under full throttle.

      For a complete explanation of RSC™ technology and information regarding future APR RSC exhaust applications please visit http://www.goapr.com .


      Wide Open Throttle Vid!
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      Full Vid with Sunroof Vented and AC off for referencing in cabin sound
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      We have been promised the first 10 and should be receiving them in the next couple of weeks.


      Modified by Dion@ACHTUN!NG at 4:47 PM 7-15-2008

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      07-15-2008 12:50 PM #49

      I do sorta like the drone in my car though, its not really that bad.

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    15. 07-15-2008 12:51 PM #50
      Definitely curious to see the difference when comparing to the other exhaust systems we've heard.
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      07-15-2008 12:55 PM #51
      You have any customers running the APR Sport exhaust for the MKV's Dion? I have yet to hear one IRL. Bet that drones like my wife looking at my Achtuning bills....
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      07-15-2008 01:02 PM #52
      Quote, originally posted by DubberFromAnotherMother »
      Bet that drones like my wife looking at my Achtuning bills....
      I can only imagine

    18. 07-15-2008 01:05 PM #53
      Looks like all of the APR Sport exhausts we've sold have all been shipped out of state. But I would bet there's at least one or two Mk5s running around with one.
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    19. 07-15-2008 04:49 PM #54
      We've been expecting this shipment for a while now as have many of our customers. We're making room in the warehouse now as the container is bringing in almost 800 wheels. Here's a breakdown of exactly which wheel styles and sizes we are expecting.



      Hartmann B7 RS4 - 252 wheels in:
      ▫ 18x8.0" ET32 5x112 bolt pattern
      ▫ 18x8.0" ET42 5x112 bolt pattern
      ▫ 18x8.0" ET47 5x112 bolt pattern
      ▫ 19x8.5" ET42 5x112 bolt pattern
      ▫ 19x8.5" ET38 5x112 bolt pattern



      Hartmann G5 wheels in:
      ▫ 19x8.0" ET35 5x112 bolt pattern
      ▫ 19x8.0" ET47 5x112 bolt pattern



      Hartmann QS Split 10 wheels in:
      ▫ 20x9.0" ET40 5x112 bolt pattern
      ▫ 20x9.0" ET50 5x130 bolt pattern


      Hartmann A - R8 wheels in:
      ▫ 18x8.0" ET32 5x112 bolt pattern
      ▫ 18x8.0" ET47 5x112 bolt pattern
      ▫ 19x8.5" ET38 5x112 bolt pattern
      ▫ 19x8.5" ET48 5x112 bolt pattern


      Hartmann S5 - 209 wheels in:
      ▫ 19x8.5" ET25 5x112 bolt pattern
      ▫ 20x9.0" ET25 5x112 bolt pattern

      If you'd like to pre-order please send an e-mail to sales@achtuning.com

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    20. 07-15-2008 08:05 PM #55
      more pics of the 209's

    21. 07-15-2008 08:07 PM #56
      When they come in.
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    22. 07-16-2008 02:23 PM #57
      Quote, originally posted by lilmiss_s4 »
      Thats hott.. Ill see Todd tomorrow then..

      Did I miss you guys there? I didn't see your Nogaro goodness . . .


    23. 07-21-2008 06:55 PM #58
      Keith drove up from the Portland area today to pick up his $1000 set of RS4 wheels and tires from us. Since Keith's GTI is an '08 model, we had to remove the TPM sensors from his stock set-up to transfer to the new wheels.

      Over-all a nice upgrade from his stock 17s. Nice meeting you Keith and thanks for the opportunity!

      5 sets left!!


      Modified by Dion@ACHTUN!NG at 10:18 AM 9-9-2008

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    24. 07-21-2008 07:34 PM #59
      skyler must be out today?
      where are the watermarks?
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    25. 07-21-2008 07:38 PM #60
      Not quite... And I knew someone would call me out on that quick!

      The gallery we're setting up to host all our images will eventually do an automated watermark. The one on the corner is currently an automated one (and will likely be removed) while the "ghost" watermark was one I was manually adding to images all along - that one I will set-up as an automated one.

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    26. 07-21-2008 07:45 PM #61
      it looks too rootriderish right now
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      07-21-2008 07:47 PM #62
      Quote, originally posted by white_r!ce »
      it looks too rootriderish right now
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    28. 07-24-2008 07:29 PM #63
      Jul 24 '08

      Container of about a thousand wheels arrived today.

      Many of the wheels we had on backorder like the B7 RS4 "252" and G5s finally arrived on this shipment.

      We also received our first order of the all new Achtuning edition S5 wheel. Before we get a chance to add these to our website, I snapped some shots of the wheel sitting on our showroom floor.

      Very pleasantly surprised with how the S5 wheels turned out!

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    29. 07-24-2008 07:33 PM #64
      Quote, originally posted by Dion@ACHTUN!NG »
      Jul 24 '08

      Very pleasantly surprised with how the S5 wheels turned out!

      Hmmmmmm......


    30. 07-24-2008 07:37 PM #65

    31. 07-24-2008 07:41 PM #66
      Quote, originally posted by Timmah »
      Hmmmmmm......

      Too low an offset for the Mk5. I like your Mesh 305s better.

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    32. 07-24-2008 08:18 PM #67
      Quote, originally posted by Dion@ACHTUN!NG »

      Too low an offset for the Mk5. I like your Mesh 305s better.


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      07-24-2008 08:50 PM #68
      Quote, originally posted by GLI21 »
      more pics of the 209's

      I've seen it fresh off the container - it is a very nice looking wheel.

    34. 07-31-2008 09:14 PM #69
      Busy day...

      As some of you noticed in a thread I created earlier today, I had a chance to take Bill's All-Road out for a proper photoshoot since the car arrived clean this morning and we hadn't done a shoot with the 20" Q7 wheels on it.

      The Hartmann QS-10 is a replica of one of the Audi Q7 wheels and is available in bolt patterns to fit both Audis and Porsches. Pictured below is the 20x9, 5x112 version with a 40mm offset mated with 25mm front and rear H&R spacers. Tire size is 275/30-20 but Bill intends to go down to a 255/30 since it rubs slightly on sharp turns. On to the pictures...

      We also mounted a set of the Hartmann AR8 wheels onto Jose's Mk5 GLI yesterday (again, some of you saw the thread). The Hartmann AR8 wheels are 19x8.5" with a 48mm offset and wrapped with Bridgestone Potenza RE750 tires in a 235/35-19. Jose has plans to lower the car on STaSIS suspension and upgrade the ECU with APR Performance Software.

      Today, Graydon drove down from Vancouver, B.C. to have a set of Hartmann 252 "RS4" style wheels for his B6 A4 1.8T. These are the 19x8.5" version with a 38mm offset, a perfect offset for the B5 through B7 Audi A4s - also wrapped with Bridgestone tires.

      Today was also the last day of the APR sale and we chipped at least 6 cars today for those scrambling to get in on the "free second program" on APR chip tuning.


      Modified by Dion@ACHTUN!NG at 10:25 AM 9-9-2008

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      07-31-2008 09:50 PM #70
      Looks like bibby's wagon, w/o the wagon part.

      lower it

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