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Get your VW GTI MK8 tuned with the Version 2 tuning box kit from VR Tuned. The tuning box kit is a plug and play solution to boost your vehicles performance up like an ECU flash, but without affecting your warranty. The VR Tuned ECU Tuning Box Kit gives your VW GTI MK8 a gain in power from 228bhp to 308bhp!
With manufactures trying to increase fuel economy by adding forced induction to vehicles that previously had large displacement engines, the ability to tune them further is even more prevalent now. However there are 2 main issues with tuning these newer vehicles. The manufactures have gotten very particular about having their ECUs accessed to be tuned. These "anti tuning" features make it hard to read and write the ECU via the OBDII port. Some ECUs can be removed and flashed on the bench once the case is open. This is an immediate flag to the dealer which ultimately will void your power train warranty if a situation arose. This is where the VR Tuned Tuning Box Kits come into play over the competition.
Engineered for boosted cars, these vehicle specific plug and play kits are designed to easily be installed and uninstalled as needed. The harnesses feature OEM plugs that attach to necessary sensors where the pre-mapped tuning box gives your vehicle huge amount of performance gains. Unlike other "piggyback" solutions, these use high quality connections, wires, and casing that are designed to be engine mounted for longevity to the elements.
Each Tuning Box Kit has been engineered and tested to work in even the most extreme environments of altitude, temperature, and driving conditions. If you have any questions in regards to the VR Tuned ECU Tuning Box Kit for the VW GTI MK8 228bhp, please contact one of our Performance Specialists.
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VR Tuned (VRTuned.com) is the offshoot of globally known, high-performance retail parts specialists, Vivid Racing. VR Tuned products include everything you need from booster pedals, ECU flashes, and gearbox tuning to tuning accessories and complete tuning box kits.
Having had success in popular tuning chassis' such as the Subaru WRX STI, Mitsubishi EVO, and BMW M3, this was a natural progression of expansion in VR's repertoire of vehicles. As the tuning market boomed extensively in the early 2000s, Vivid Racing established a very strong presence online and throughout vehicle communities. When the recession came, Vivid Racing continued to grow and focus on the development of its products, distribution network, and most importantly, its customers. The diversity of vehicle products and services has allowed Vivid Racing to continue to strive for excellence while maintaining exceptional growth.
ECU tuning has always been an extremely important part of modifying and building vehicles. This is essentially the glue that brings the performance out of aftermarket products and packages to truly take vehicles to the next level. With this next stage in the company's footprint, VR Tuned was proudly launched in January 2014 and continues to grow to this day.
As the tuning industry's tools became more accessible, so has the ability to partner and work with individuals to offer a unique service with added value. Working with several tuning companies over the years, we have experienced the upsides and downsides of the ECU tuning world. As it is our mission to offer unparalleled customer service and support, it is equally important to offer a great product that is tested, convenient to use, and priced within reason for the current demographic.
With a Mustang All-Wheel-Drive Dynamometer in-house at our Gilbert, Arizona facility, we have spent countless hours testing tuned files, the effects of different vehicle modifications, and learning how vehicles react to these changes. But most importantly, our product confidence comes in that we have owned these vehicles, daily driven these vehicles, raced these vehicles, and understand what the consumer is looking for. Our YouTube channel also features a host of videos showcasing our ECU and tuning products with before and after results as well as drive-by videos to demonstrate just how much more power and performance you can gain.
VR Tuned products are used all around the world with satisfying results! VR Tuned ECU Tuning is done by altering the parameters to maximize output while keeping your vehicle safe and reliable with no check engine lights. VR Tuned offers the best and most efficient ECU flash over all of the competition. Our flashing is done via the diagnostic port which allows you to flash between the stock and tuned file. The flashing software gives you the convenience to easily flash your car and update files if necessary.
After careful testing, our VR Tuned flash adds power gains across the power band in both horsepower and torque that can be felt. What's more, our flashing takes roughly three minutes compared to the competition that takes almost 20 minutes! Basic bolt-on performance parts will not require a retune of your ECU as it will merely adapt to these mods. Other parts like colder spark plugs, boost tubes, or diverter valves are not required but can help performance. We can tune cars of all kinds, including JDM, EU, Australian, and USA cars for different types of octane and environments. It's important to note that we do not lock, "pot", or keep control of your ECU. If you decide to take it to another tuner for an upgrade, all flashing ability is retained.
If you are looking to tune up your ride, our experts can help get you started with our VR Tuned line of products. VR Tuned systems will enhance your car's overall performance with results that are sure to please. Unleash the true potential of your ride today, and contact a Vivid Racing parts specialist at (480) 966-3040 to learn more.
***VR or AP Branded Item Warranty Terms & Conditions below. Please note we do not cover shipping to or from the customer. Products must be shipped back, inspected, where we then determine if the product needs to be repaired, replaced, or refunded if necessary.***
All software sales are final and non-refundable after 30 days. Vivid Racing provides unique software
calibrations for specific vehicle applications and is not liable for misuse or vehicle behavior due to installation error or mechanical issues. Vivid Racing will provide support for individuals, including remote diagnosis to determine next steps as we see fit. End-users are responsible for vehicle maintenance and integrity of any OEM or aftermarket parts installation. Software purchased by Vivid Racing is guaranteed to function as intended on the exact application it is provided for. Please Note this excludes and does not guarantee specific horsepower or TQ figures.
Vivid Racing will provide lifetime support to users that purchased directly from Vivid Racing or an authorized dealer.
Vivid Racing reserves the right to refuse warranty coverage for the following reasons.
Please note: In order for any claim to be submitted, proof of professional installation or its attempt must be provided. All Warranty claims must be submitted for review. If approved, an RMA number will be provided which MUST be included in the packaging. If not included your returned product will be refused. All return shipping costs to and from Vivid Racing are the responsibility of the customer or distributor initiating the warranty claim. If the product is determined to be covered under warranty Vivid Racing will repair the product within original spec, offer a replacement, or refund if needed to the original purchaser. Our warranty does not cover any labor, services, or related products to our product.
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