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APR Ultralink for 2.0T EA888 Gen 3 IS38 (Transverse) (8SPD) [INSTALL DEVICE ONLY]

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APR Ultralink for 2.0T EA888 Gen 3 IS38 (Transverse) (8SPD) [INSTALL DEVICE ONLY]

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This part is legal for sale and use on Emissions Controlled Vehicles, in all 50 states, when used in accordance with the manufacturers application guide because it has a California Air Resources Board (CARB) Executive Order (EO) number.

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This purchase is for the APR Ultralink install device only. When you connect the Ultralink to your vehicle and our Ultralink Marketplace you will be shown the tunes you can purchase. The pricing matrix is listed further down the page. ------------ APR's ECU Upgrades are the best dollar-per-horsepower modification one can make to improve engine performance. The upgrades dramatically increase horsepower and torque, making for an exceptionally quicker and more exciting vehicle. This is made possible through APR's optimization of the factory engine management system to take full advantage of the engine's capabilities, without needing any end user adjustment. The ECU Upgrades are available with various features and supported octane levels and each stage is compatible with most typical bolt-on modifications. The software is installed to the vehicle's factory ECU through the OBD-II port, resulting in a clean and headache-free install. Furthermore, for those looking for tuning with a limited powertrain warranty, APR Plus has you covered!

Features:

  • Horsepower - More horsepower throughout the whole rpm band
  • Torque - More torque throughout the whole rpm band
  • Warranty - APR Plus is available, providing a factory term limit matching limited powertrain warranty
  • Fuel Grades - Multiple octanes from which to choose
  • Stages - Multiple performance levels depending on installed hardware
  • Flat Torque - Optional torque limited version for a flatter torque profile
  • Acceleration - Accelerate faster with more power and reduced throttle lag
  • Linear Throttle - Pedal maps adjusted for a more linear feel
  • Brake Boosting - Left foot braking or brake boosting added
  • Speed Limiter - Go as fast as you want with the speed limiter out of the way
  • Standing Limiter - Increased standing limiter for higher revving at idle
  • Motorsport Limiter - With the soft limiter removed, you‚Äôll get full power right up to the hard, ‚Äúbap bap bap‚Äù redline fuel cut
  • Auto Start/Stop Inversion - Auto Start/Stop defaults to the off position
  • Exhaust Crackle - Multiple exhaust crackle profiles including factory, mild, and aggressive all with mode switching and component protection
  • Economy - While cruising, or driving normally, your fuel economy may benefit from our optimized calibration
  • Flash Counter - Flash counter does not increase with each flash
  • Direct Port Programming - Clean and easy install through the OBD II port without removing the ECU
  • Free Updates - Get free updates for life
  • Guarantee - 30 day money back guarantee
Brand APR
Emission Code1
Engine AspirationTurbocharged
Engine ConfigurationI4
Engine Displacement2.0L
Engine FamilyEA888 Gen 3 IHI
Engine OrientationTransverse
Fuel TypeGasoline
Install TypeAPR Ultralink - Tune from Home
MarketNAR
Product TypeECU Upgrade
Part NumberECU-20T-EA888-3-T-IS38-8SPD-U
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This part is legal for sale and use on Emissions Controlled Vehicles, in all 50 states, when used in accordance with the manufacturers application guide because it has a California Air Resources Board (CARB) Executive Order (EO) number.

The following vehicles are considered Emissions Controlled Vehicles:

  • 1966 and newer U.S. manufactured California Certified vehicles
  • 1968 and newer U.S. manufactured Federally Certified vehicles
  • 1968 and newer Foreign manufactured vehicle
Important fuel quality information
Important fuel quality information
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APR Plus Warranty Booklet
APR Plus Warranty Booklet
Only use fuel equal to or higher than specified. Never use a lower octane fuel. Always follow our fuel guide, especially with race fuel and Ethanol, where available. Dynos are for reference only. Results will vary. Contributing factors include the vehicle condition, vehicle setup, dyno type, dyno setup, environmental factors, fuel quality, and more. When describing fuels, the North American Region (NAR) uses the Anti-Knock Index (AKI), (RON+MON)/2, or (R+M)/2. The Rest of the World (ROW) uses RON. RON is Research Octane Number and MON is Motor Octane Number.

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    When you buy an APR Ultralink you use it to buy and install APR software on your vehicle, from the convenance of your own home, from the Ultralink Marketplace. Alternatively, you can always go to an APR dealer and they will sell and install software for you. Below is the retail price for most of our software. Any sales or promotions will not be reflected in these prices but will be in the Ultralink Marketplace. Learn more about the Ultralink here.

    APR Software Pricing Guide

    APR Plus (USA/Canada - Dealer install only)
    APR Plus ECU Upgrade$999.95
    APR Stage 1
    APR Stage 1 ECU Upgrade$499.95
    APR Stage 1 ECU Upgrade from APR PlusFREE
    APR Stage 2 (Excludes USA)
    APR Stage 2 ECU Upgrade$624.95
    APR Stage 1 ECU Upgrade from APR Plus or Stage 1$124.95

    APR ECU Upgrade Stages

    Our ECU Upgrades are available in multiple configurations. Installation of additional performance hardware, such as an intercooler or intake systems, may provide further performance improvements.

    APR Stage 1

    The APR Stage 1 ECU Upgrade is the first step towards tuning your engine. It produces up to 359-382 HP and 349-392 FT-LBS of torque. Optional low torque files are available. Optional FWD files are available to limit wheel spin. APR Spark Plugs are recommended.


    APR Stage 1 is available for 91 AKI, 93 AKI, and 100 AKI in North America, and 95 RON, 98 RON, 102 RON, and 104 AKI in the Rest of the World.

    APR Plus

    APR Plus is our APR Stage 1 ECU Upgrade with our limited powertrain warranty and it’s the first step towards tuning your engine. It produces up to 359 HP and 349 FT-LBS of torques. Please check our warranty manual to understand modifications supported by APR Plus.

    APR Stage 2

    The APR Stage 2 ECU Upgrade is the next step towards tuning your engine. It produces up to 369-381 HP and 367-409 FT-LBS of torque. Optional low, and medium torque files are available. Optional FWD files are available to limit wheel spin. Additionally this stage is available with optional crackle modes. The more aggressive modes increase the length, duration, intensity, and operating modes of the crackle. APR Spark Plugs are recommended.


    APR Stage 2 is available for 91 AKI, and 93 AKI in North America, and 95 RON, and 98 RON in the Rest of the World.

    Horsepower and Torque Dyno Charts

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    APR Calibration Report

    StageHPTQMax GainMax Gain
    Stock As Reported by VAG 268 HP
    258 FT-LBS
    Stock As Measured by APR 276 HP265 FT-LBS
    APR Plus
    91 AKI / 95 RON359 HP
    349 FT-LBS
    +85 HP
    +95 FT-LBS
    APR Stage 1 (Low)
    91 AKI / 95 RON359 HP
    349 FT-LBS
    +85 HP
    +95 FT-LBS
    93 AKI / 98 RON371 HP
    363 FT-LBS
    +97 HP
    +110 FT-LBS
    100 AKI / 104 RON382 HP
    366 FT-LBS
    +108 HP
    +111 FT-LBS
    APR Stage 1 (High)
    91 AKI / 95 RON359 HP
    366 FT-LBS
    +86 HP
    +115 FT-LBS
    93 AKI / 98 RON369 HP
    383 FT-LBS
    +103 HP
    +124 FT-LBS
    100 AKI / 104 RON378 HP
    392 FT-LBS
    +113 HP
    +136 FT-LBS
    APR Stage 2 (Low)
    91 AKI / 95 RON373 HP
    367 FT-LBS
    +109 HP
    +129 FT-LBS
    93 AKI / 98 RON381 HP
    367 FT-LBS
    +112 HP
    +132 FT-LBS
    APR Stage 2 (Medium)
    91 AKI / 95 RON369 HP
    385 FT-LBS
    +109 HP
    +129 FT-LBS
    93 AKI / 98 RON379 HP
    387 FT-LBS
    +112 HP
    +132 FT-LBS
    APR Stage 2 (High)
    91 AKI / 95 RON377 HP
    403 FT-LBS
    +122 HP
    +149 FT-LBS
    93 AKI / 98 RON380 HP
    409 FT-LBS
    +127 HP
    +152 FT-LBS
    Only use fuel equal to or higher than specified. Never use a lower octane fuel. Always follow our fuel guide, especially with race fuel and Ethanol, where available. Dynos are for reference only. Results will vary. Contributing factors include the vehicle condition, vehicle setup, dyno type, dyno setup, environmental factors, fuel quality, and more. When describing fuels, the North American Region (NAR) uses the Anti-Knock Index (AKI), (RON+MON)/2, or (R+M)/2. The Rest of the World (ROW) uses RON. RON is Research Octane Number and MON is Motor Octane Number.

    APR Exhaust Crackle

    Enhance your exhaust note just like Audi’s latest RS models! The APR Exhaust Crackle, lovingly called “pops and bangs” by many, adds a distinct crackle to the exhaust note upon lifting off the throttle, gear changes on a manual, decelerating, or while free revving at a stand standstill. This optional feature is available at no cost, at the time of flashing, for most compatible ECUs at stage 2 and higher stages. For convenience, the feature is only enabled when the vehicle is placed into sport/race mode. Lastly, for safety, this feature has built in hardware protection limits, and will only function when it’s considered safe to do so. We offer this in both a "soft" and "aggressive" mode as illustrated below with our 2019 Golf R featuring a full APR Valved Catback Exhaust System.

    The APR Difference

    Who we are - We’re a global automotive engineering firm nestled in Opelika, Alabama. Our 80,000ft² state-of-the-art facility is home to some of the best engineers in the industry, who have mastered hundreds of engine management systems. We have multiple engine and chassis dynos, and the resources necessary to create our ECU Upgrades in-house, from the ground up! We're not a new company either. We've been around since the 90's and we have a strong financial backing to ensure we'll be here to support you for decades to come!


    What we do - We optimize everything to make your engine more powerful. We adjust air-fuel ratios, advance ignition, increase boost pressure, alter cam positions and lift profiles, and more, all depending on the type of engine and management system, of course! We don’t take shortcuts, and we don’t take risks. We do it the right way.


    How we differ - With our proprietary calibration and direct ram access data logging tools and operating system code changes, we’re able to make some of the strongest and fastest ECU upgrades, without needing costly end user adjustments. We work with the ECUs intelligent modeling and closed-loop systems, and beta test in multiple environments to create upgrades that work no matter where you drive!

    Purchasing, Guarantee, and Updates

    Purchasing Options¹:


    1. Do-it-yourself: Purchase an APR Ultralink to connect your vehicle to the Ultralink Marketplace where you can shop, configure, and install APR software!†
    2. Do-it-for-me: Locate an APR Dealer and at their location they will sell and install APR software.


    Money-Back Guarantee: Try our Software Upgrades for up to 30 days, risk free! If you are not satisfied, have it removed and refunded.²


    Free Updates: If we make an update, add a standard feature, or if the manufacturer issues an update, you are entitled to a free update.³


    1. Availability: APR Software may not be available for all vehicles. Stages, programs, and features may not be available for all ECUs.
    2. Money Back Guarantee: Excludes some Software Upgrades, such as those included with a hardware purchase. Labor charges are at the discretion of the installer.
    3. Free updates: Subject to availability. Labor charges are at the discretion of the installer. Applicable to the original purchaser. Second hand owners may inquire with an APR Dealer about a software license transfer fee.
    †. Excludes APR Plus. Excludes some platforms. Dealer participation will vary. Visit our product page for details.
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