2012 Audi B8 A4 quattro Manual APR Stage 2 Carbonio Intake Billy Boat Down Test Pipe Parts Score Scottsdale

2012 Audi B8 A4 quattro Manual: Stage Two 2.0T

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Even though Audi produces more A4’s than any other model, a very small percentage are made in the 2.0T quattro manual configuration. This setup is ideal for drivers inspired by performance modifications and handling. The 2.0L Turbo has the modding possibilities and headroom for impressive power gains. The storied all-wheel drive system, known as quattro, has vaulted Audi into the upper echelons of racing. And the tried and true manual transmission remains the enthusiast’s choice, even in the face of advanced dual clutch automatic transmissions. With all of this in mind, it was no surprise that our client chose to focus on enhancing engine performance.


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Carbonio Carbon Fiber Cold Air Intake System by APR

The OEM air box takes a convoluted path to the turbo which is made simple and direct with the addition of this mod.

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OEM Audi R8 Red Top Ignition Coil Packs

APR recommends installing a set of OEM Audi R8 Red Top Ignition Coil Packs as part of the Stage 2 Kit.

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We started out by installing a Carbonio Carbon Fiber Cold Air Intake System by APR. One of the many advantages of this intake is that APR addressed the air path. The OEM air box takes a convoluted path to the turbo which is made simple and direct with the addition of this mod. More air equals more power.

APR recommends installing a set of OEM Audi R8 Red Top Ignition Coil Packs as part of the Stage 2 Kit. When engine misfires occur, quite often the coil packs are the culprit. Almost all owners will have these replaced at multiple points in their engine’s lifetime. Even if you’re not a hardcore enthusiast, most people will appreciate the peace of mind gained by installing new coil packs that are less likely to fail and leave you stranded or in limp mode.


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Billy Boat Performance Exhaust High Flow Downpipe/Test Pipe

Turbochargers benefit greatly from the increased airflow provided by a straight downpipe.

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We continued on the quest for more power by installing a High Flow Downpipe/Test Pipe manufactured by Billy Boat Performance Exhaust. Turbochargers benefit greatly from the increased airflow provided by a straight downpipe. Billy Boat has collaborated and supplied APR with several products over the years. Considering they are a locally owned and operated outfit, it’s important to support Billy Boat when we get the opportunity.

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To take full advantage of these modifications, naturally an ECU tune was in order. By modifying the software of the car’s Electronic/Engine Control Unit, we’re able to unlock the full potential of the turbo and added air flow from the intake and downpipe.
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APR Stage 2 Performance ECU Upgrade

APR’s Stage 2 Performance ECU Upgrade was chosen because of the extensive R&D they undergo to produce a tune that greatly improves performance without sacrificing reliability.

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To take full advantage of these modifications, naturally an ECU tune was in order. By modifying the software of the car’s Electronic/Engine Control Unit, we’re able to unlock the full potential of the turbo and added air flow from the intake and downpipe. APR’s Stage 2 Performance ECU Upgrade was chosen because of the extensive R&D they undergo to produce a tune that greatly improves performance without sacrificing reliability. Our client opted for the 91 and 100 octane programs which can be switched at a moment’s notice through the cruise control stalk.


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Vag Com Cable (OBDII > USB)

This is the cable that interfaces with most Audi, Volkswagen, Seat and Skoda automobiles when used in conjunction with the VCDS software.

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Additional “soft” modifications (as opposed to hardware) were performed in the form of VCDS Vag Com mods. These consist of small tweaks that change or add features to the car. We added a gauge needle sweep normally reserved for the S and RS models, remote window and sunroof operation, disabled the DRL “wink” on turn signal operation, increased the LED brightness, and a few other popular mods.


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Stage Two 2.0T

  • 2012 Audi B8 A4 quattro
  • 2.0T Engine | I4 Turbo
  • Manual Gearbox | 6 Speed | quattro All-Wheel Drive System
  • Ibis White Exterior | Black Leather Interior
  • Carbonio Carbon Fiber Cold Air Intake System by APR
  • APR Stage 2 Performance ECU Upgrade
  • Billy Boat Performance Exhaust High Flow Downpipe/Test Pipe
  • OEM Audi R8 Red Top Ignition Coil Packs
  • VCDS Vag Com Mods
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