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Volkswagen Tuning - VW Upgrades
Personalize the look, sound and performance of your Volkswagen with one of our quality selected Volkswagen performance upgrade vendors. PKW Motorwerks is the leading Chicago VW performance shop, we supply and install Volkswagen upgrades on everything from carbon fiber accent pieces, exhaust systems, to ecu upgrades for your Volkswagen modifications. Below we have listed a handful of Volkswagen upgrades that we recommend to get started with upgrading your VW's performance. Please give us a call today and speak to one of our Volkswagen tuning specialist!
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Volkswagen Performance Tuning | VW Modifications
VW Performance Software Upgrades
ECU tuning involves changing or modifying the memory chip in an VW's ECU to achieve better overall performance. The ECU is the brains of your Volkswagen. Everything that your car does is controlled, managed, and maintained by it. When you tune your vehicle you are erasing the map written on the ECU and replacing it with an updated one. Some of the benefits of Volkswagen performance software tuning include added horsepower and torque as well as improved fuel efficiency.
Volkswagen Performance Exhaust Systems
Adding an aftermarket exhaust to your Volkswagen is a great way to unleash the power and performance of your VW engine. Performance exhaust systems allow for a quicker, more efficient path for exhaust gases to escape. This allows your engine to breathe better, so spent fuel and air exit the combustion chambers faster – thus creating more power. Most Volkswagen owners that are looking to start with performance upgrades will begin with an aftermarket exhaust as they tend to be the most cost-effective ways to increase your performance while doing Volkswagen modifications. Not only will a performance exhaust alter your performance and sound, but it will create a new look as well. Many exhaust systems come with options for tips and even switchpath options – allowing you to choose when to make more noise. There are many Volkswagen upgrades out there to choose from. Feel free to call and speak with our Volkswagen performance tuning specialist to go over your goals.
VW Modifications - Intercoolers
High intake air temperatures can affect the performance on your VW. An intercooler is needed to adjust that air temperature. With an intercooler, the hot air from the turbo is forced through the intercooler causing the air to cool off rapidly prior to reaching the engine allowing for more maximum oxygen. Thus, leading to better performance! Turbocharged or supercharged Volkswagen will see a 5%-10% increase in their engines performance with an upgraded intercooler.
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Volkswagen upgrades - Downpipes
Downpipes are an important performance Volkswagen upgrade for turbo-charged vehicles. They will give you additional performance gains of at least 10 to 20 horsepower on your VW. Aftermarket downpipes tend to have a different shape and size which helps control the gas flow over the stock Volkswagen downpipe.
VW Modifications - Intakes
One major component to a properly functioning engine is air flow. Improving the flow of air into your vehicle's engine will improve performance and fuel economy. A few benefits of replacing your stock air intake system include increased acceleration due to added horsepower and torque. With more air in the combustion mixture, the engine will use less fuel to power itself. Also, aftermarket air intakes offer enhanced sound, giving your Volkswagen more of a growl upon acceleration. Lastly, if you add a new exhaust you will increase the efficiency of the system and see a big boost of horsepower utilizing this Volkswagen modification.
Volkswagen Upgrades - Suspension
Coilovers - Coilovers offer improved high-speed handling and a reduced and often adjustable ride height. A great upgrade for those who occasionally race their Volkswagen. Sway Bars - Can improve a car’s handling by reducing its tendency to lean to the outside of turns. Front and rear sway bars will change the VW’s tendency to “oversteer” or “understeer.” Springs – Stiffer springs are optimal Volkswagen upgrade for improving handling at the racetrack.
VW Modifications - Brake Systems
If you own a performance car and you drive it like you should (aggressively) you are a good candidate for Volkswagen performance brake upgrades. Whether you take your VW out on the racetrack or you have made engine modifications to increase power, you may want to consider getting a Volkswagen brake upgrade. There are many brake kit options that include brake pads that are more durable and less prone to fading - great for track days. Slotted and cross-drilled rotors also improve the cooling of the rotor and give the brake dust a place to go. There are numerous options for your VW so feel free to reach out to us to get the right brake kit and Volkswagen modifications for your vehicle.
These are just a few of the VW tuning and Volkswagen upgrade items to get you started. There are lots of different VW upgrades and Volkswagen modifications we can do for your car. Don’t hesitate to reach out and speak with our Volkswagen performance tuning specialist for what will work best for your vehicle.
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Volkswagen Performance Tuning you can trust
With a fully trained crew of Volkswagen tuning specialist, PKW Motorwerks has over 15 years of experience in German automotive technology, so rest assured, your VW is in good hands when you choose us for your Volkswagen performance tuning and VW modifications.
PKW Motorwer provides honest & reliable VW service & repairs in the Chicagoland area. Our Plainfield location is conveniently located near Aurora, Naperville, Shorewood, Lisle, Downers Grove and the surrounding western Chicago suburbs.