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APR ECU Upgrade - 2.0T (982)

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APR ECU Upgrade - 2.0T (982)

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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
  • Stages - Multiple performance levels depending on installed hardware
  • Mode Switching - Switchable power levels and features through Porsche Normal, Sport, and Sport+ profiles
  • Fuel Grades - Multiple octanes from which to choose
  • 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
  • Rev Limiter - Increased redline for higher revving
  • Standing Limiter - Increased standing limiter for higher revving at idle
  • Speed Limiter - Go as fast as you want with the speed limiter out of the way
  • Auto Start/Stop Inversion - Auto Start/Stop defaults to the off position
  • Exhaust Flaps - Enhanced power delivery and drivability through recalibrated exhaust flap actuation
  • Added Safety - Additional safety features and protection modes added
  • 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 Code7
Engine AspirationTurbocharged
Engine ConfigurationH4
Engine Displacement2.0L
Engine FamilyPorsche 9A2
Engine OrientationLongitudinal
Fuel TypeGasoline
MarketNAR
ROW
Product TypeECU Upgrade
Part NumberECU-20T-982
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This part is legal under the provisions of EPA’s Tampering Policy dated November 23rd, 2020. The company has reasonable basis (test results) to verify that this product allows the vehicle to operate within legal emissions standards and is therefore legal to be sold for on-street use in all states that accept the legal provisions of the Clean Air Act and the EPA Tampering Policy. This product is NOT LEGAL FOR SALE OR USE IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA. Testing with the California Air Resources Board, in order to achieve 50-state compliance, is pending with CARB. Once testing is complete with California, and an E.O. number is issued, this product will be updated to 50-state legal status.
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APR Plus Warranty Booklet
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Important fuel quality information
Important fuel quality information
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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    Driving Modes, Features, and Safety

    Driving Modes - Each upgrade offers a host of improvements beyond power alone. Using Porsche’s Normal, Sport, and Sport Plus modes offers varying levels of output while retaining all of the unique characteristics present in each mode. Sport and Sport plus modes give you full power and torque. Normal mode give you modest increase over stock, but focuses on economy and comfort. We’ve optimized boost, fueling, ignition, cams, and more to achieve greater power and torque in all scenarios.


    Features - In Sport Plus mode we’ve reduced turbo lag during reapplication of the throttle by building boost while off the throttle. We have linearized the pedal maps for a more predictable throttle response curve, which works exceptionally well on the track. We’ve enabled left foot braking, and brake boosting. The speed limiter has been removed. We’ve optimized the software to better handle larger wheels without excessive torque interventions. And finally we’ve inverted the start stop functionality so the vehicle starts with this feature disabled.


    Safety - With many customers tracking their Porsche, safety is paramount in our calibration strategy. Through the use of extreme datalogging equipment and additional sensors, thermocouples, and transducers, our engineers were able to fully optimize the ECU for advanced safety routines. This includes implementing several routines not enabled from the factory. The entire thermal management system is optimized to reduce engine bay temperature, and reduce intake air temperature, while also implementing advanced protection routines to prevent oil temperature from achieving unsafe levels. The exhaust crackles disable when temperature thresholds are crossed, and are only enabled in sport mode. Next, we help protect the engine from LSPI by preventing the engine from being lugged out in tall gears. We also protect the turbo from damaging compressor surge, and add in turboshaft overspeed protection. We’ve enabled new temperature protection routines to prevent the engine, exhaust, and other components from overheating, and have implemented temperature management strategies that are fully mindful of the platform’s limited fueling capabilities. We’ve optimized the injection strategy to not only deliver a fatter torque curve and better spool, but to reduce the chances of knock, and torque dips. This is also achieved alongside per cylinder ignition advance and fuel trimming.

    Porsche Tech Talk

    APR ECU Upgrade Stages

    Our ECU Upgrades are available in multiple configurations. Installation of additional performance hardware, such as a cooler 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 353-378 HP and 303-349 FT-LBS of torque with gains as high as 45-79 HP and 36-78 FT-LBS of torque at the wheels.


    APR Stage 1 is available for 91 AKI, 93 AKI, 100 AKI, and 104 AKI fuel grades in North America, and 95 RON, 98 RON, 104 RON, and 108 RON 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 353 HP and 303 FT-LBS of torque with gains as high as +45 HP and +36 FT-LBS of torque at the wheels. Please check our warranty manual to understand modifications supported by APR Plus.

    Horsepower and Torque Dyno Charts

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    Porsche Rear Engine Dyno Testing Notes - This engine is extremely sensitive to intake air temperature (IAT) due to the rear engine and rear cooling design. Power figures on a stationary dyno will vary wildly with limited airflow compared to real world conditions. As IAT increases the calibration will intentionally reduce power to protect the engine.

    APR Calibration Report

    StageHPTQMax GainMax Gain
    Stock As Reported by Porsche 300 HP 280 FT-LBS
    Stock As Measured by APR 309 HP 291 FT-LBS
    APR Plus (Sport/Sport+)
    91 AKI353 HP 303 FT-LBS +45 HP +36 FT-LBS 
    Stage 1 (Sport/Sport+)
    91 AKI / 95 RON353 HP 303 FT-LBS +45 HP +36 FT-LBS
    93 AKI / 98 RON366 HP 334 FT-LBS +63 HP +61 FT-LBS
    100 AKI / 104 RON373 HP 345 FT-LBS +75 HP +74 FT-LBS
    104 AKI / 108 RON378 HP 349 FT-LBS +79 HP +78 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.

    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!

    APR Software Pricing Guide

    Our performance software upgrade is available in multiple stages with optional features.

    APR Plus (USA/Canada)
    APR Plus ECU Upgrade$1,999.95
    APR Stage 1
    APR Stage 1 ECU Upgrade$999.95
    APR Stage 1 ECU Upgrade from APR PlusFREE

    Purchasing, Guarantee, and Updates

    Purchasing Options¹: Locate an APR Dealer. They will physically install software on your vehicle at their location. Alternatively with the APR Remote Tuning Service (RTS) you'll purchase an APR Tuning Cable and we, or a participating dealer, will remotely install software on your vehicle†.


    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.
    †. Remote flashing: Excludes APR Plus. Excludes some platforms. Dealer participation will vary. Visit our product page for details.
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