APR ECU Upgrade - 3.0T EA837 EVO V6 (Simos 16)

Unlock hidden horsepower and torque with our performance tuning software for your vehicle's Engine Control Unit (ECU).

PART# ECU-30T-EA837-EVO

Overview

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
  • Fuel Grades - Multiple octanes from which to choose
  • Acceleration - Accelerate faster with more power and reduced throttle lag
  • 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
  • Rev Limiter - Increased redline for higher revving
  • Standing Limiter - Increased standing limiter for higher revving at idle
  • Motorsport Limiter - With the soft limiter removed, you’ll get full power right up to the hard, “bap bap bap” redline fuel cut
  • Economy - While cruising, or driving normally, your fuel economy may benefit from our optimized calibration
  • 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

Specs

BrandAPR
Engine AspirationSupercharged
Engine ConfigurationV6
Engine Displacement3.0L
Engine FamilyEA837 EVO
Engine OrientationLongitudinal
Fuel TypeGasoline
MarketNAR
ROW
Product TypeECU Upgrade
Part NumberECU-30T-EA837-EVO

APR ECU Upgrade Stages

APR’s ECU Upgrades are available in multiple octanes levels. Each stage is fully compatible with an upgraded intake, catback exhaust, or other minor bolt on modifications.

APR Plus

The APR Plus ECU Upgrade includes a factory term limit matching limited powertrain warranty, and is the first step towards making more power! This simple upgrade requires no engine hardware modifications and produces 447 HP with 379 FT-LBS of torque. To get more power, the vehicle can be outfitted with an upgraded intake, cooler, catback exhaust, and various other bolt-on modifications all without requiring any new modifications to the ECU.


APR Plus is available for 91 AKI and is only available in the USA.

APR Stage 1

The APR Stage 1 ECU Upgrade is the first step towards making more power! This simple upgrade requires no engine hardware modifications and produces 447-478 HP with 379-399 of torque. To get more power, the vehicle can be outfitted with an upgraded intake, cooler, catback exhaust, and various other bolt-on modifications all without requiring any new modifications to the ECU.


APR Stage 1 is available for 91 AKI, 93 AKI, 100 AKI, and 104 AKI in North America, and 95 RON, 98 RON, 104 RON, and 108 RON in the Rest of the World.

APR Stage 2

The APR Stage 2 ECU Upgrade is the next step towards making more power! This simple upgrade requires upgrading the supercharger pulley, crank pulley, or both pulleys and produces 435-517 HP with 389-467 FT-LBS of torque when upgrading a single pulley. A cooler is highly recommended, and required to meed advertised results with a dual pulley setup. We suggest using a single pulley on this platform, and only using a dual pulley if you plan to use the Ultracharger. Use NGK Iridium IX BKR9EIX spark plugs. To get more power, the vehicle can be outfitted with an upgraded intake, exhaust, and various other bolt-on modifications all without requiring any new modifications to the ECU.


APR Stage 2 is available for 91 AKI, 93 AKI, 100 AKI, and 104 AKI in North America, and 95 RON, 98 RON, 104 RON, and 108 RON in the Rest of the World.

APR Stage 2 Plus Ultra

The APR Stage 2+ Ultra ECU Upgrade is the next step towards making more power! This simple upgrade requires the APR Ultracharger Throttle Body Upgrade, both the supercharger and crank pulley, intake, cooler, and exhaust and produces 473-533 HP with 423-467 FT-LBS of torque. Use NGK Iridium IX BKR9EIX spark plugs. To get more power, the vehicle can be outfitted with various other bolt-on modifications all without requiring any new modifications to the ECU.


APR Stage 2+ Ultra is available for 91 AKI, 93 AKI, 100 AKI, and 104 AKI in North America, and 95 RON, 98 RON, 104 RON, and 108 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 333 PS
325 FT-LBS
Stock As Measured by APR 329 HP
325 FT-LBS
APR Plus
91 AKI / 95 RON447 HP 379 FT-LBS +110 HP
+89 FT-LBS
Stage 1
91 AKI / 95 RON447 HP 379 FT-LBS +110 HP
+89 FT-LBS
93 AKI / 98 RON458 HP 387 FT-LBS +121 HP
+98 FT-LBS
100 AKI / 104 RON473 HP 395 FT-LBS +133 HP
+108 FT-LBS
104 AKI / 108 RON478 HP 399 FT-LBS +137 HP
+110 FT-LBS
Stage 2 Single Pulley
91 AKI / 95 RON467 HP 398 FT-LBS +131 HP
+106 FT-LBS
93 AKI / 98 RON477 HP 404 FT-LBS +140 HP
+113 FT-LBS
100 AKI / 104 RON489 HP 415 FT-LBS +152 HP
+122 FT-LBS
104 AKI / 108 RON500 HP 423 FT-LBS +161 HP
+130 FT-LBS
Stage 2 Dual Pulley
91 AKI / 95 RON435 HP 409 FT-LBS +112 HP
+90 FT-LBS
93 AKI / 98 RON458 HP 426 FT-LBS +133 HP
+107 FT-LBS
100 AKI / 104 RON503 HP 457 FT-LBS +177 HP
+143 FT-LBS
104 AKI / 108 RON517 HP 467 FT-LBS +189 HP
+153 FT-LBS
Stage 2+ Ultra
91 AKI / 95 RON473 HP 423 FT-LBS +143 HP
+116 FT-LBS
93 AKI / 98 RON494 HP 438 FT-LBS +162 HP
+131 FT-LBS
100 AKI / 104 RON523 HP 459 FT-LBS +189 HP
+152 FT-LBS
104 AKI / 108 RON533 HP 467 FT-LBS +197 HP
+159 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 Stage 1
APR Stage 1 ECU Upgrade$999.99
APR Stage 2
APR Stage 2 ECU Upgrade$1,249.99
APR Stage 2 ECU Upgrade from Stage 1$249.99
APR Stage 2+ Ultra
APR Stage 2+ ECU Upgrade (Ultracharger Purchase Required)$1,249.99
APR Stage 2+ ECU Upgrade (Ultracharger Purchase Required) from Stage 1$249.99
APR Stage 2+ ECU Upgrade (Ultracharger Purchase Required) from Stage 2FREE

Purchasing, Guarantee, and Updates

How to Purchase - APR Software Upgrades are only available through Authorized APR Dealers. The dealer will connect to your vehicle, and install the update.¹


Money-Back Guarantee - Try our Software Upgrades for up to 30 days, risk free! If you are not satisfied, return to an APR Dealer to 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. APR Software may not be available for all vehicles. Stages, programs, and features may not be available for all ECUs.
2. Excludes some Software Upgrades, such as those included with a hardware purchase. Labor charges are at the discretion of the installer.
3. 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.

Tech Resources

Important fuel quality information
Important fuel quality information
Find your boxcode and revision
Find your boxcode and revision
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.

Applications

*Free Shipping & Handling only offered to the contiguous US on orders over $100, excludes clearance parts and oversized packages.

Some parts are not legal for use in California or other states with similar regulations.