This customer brought in his very clean 2002 GTI 1.8t to have a Frankenturbo kit installed. He opted for the F23 version, necessitating a connecting rod upgrade.

This guy is religious about keeping his car immaculate. In his own words, “Insomnia is Awesome..”


  • Frankenturbo F23
  • Unitronic Stage 2+ 415cc Software
  • Bosch “Green Giant” 415cc Injectors
  • Frankenturbo Ceramic Coated TT225 Tubular Turbo Manifold
  • MK4 Fitment Turbo Up-Pipe
  • Frankenturbo Silicone TIP for 3″ MAF
  • Walbro 255lph In-Tank Fuel Pump
  • Autotech Polished Fuel Rail
  • Integrated Engineering Drop-In Connecting Rods
  • SAI Delete w/ Forge Blockoff Plate
  • Eurojet FMIC
  • Bailey Motorsport DV
  • AGN Valve Cover – Powdercoated Red
  • Powdercoated Red Intake Manifold
  • 2.0T Coilpack Harness Cover
  • Samco Throttle Body Hose
  • Eurojet Silicone PCV Hoses
  • Milltek Turbo-Back Exhaust


  • Dieselgeek Sigma5 Short Shifter
  • VF Engineering Engine & Transmission Side Mounts


  • Neuspeed Front Upper Tie Bar
  • H&R Cup Kit
  • VF Engineering Front Sway Bar Endlinks
  • ECS 15mm Spacers (Rear)
  • Velox Apex Wheels
  • Hawk HPS Brake Pads


  • Reiger Front Lip Spoiler
  • Reiger Side Skirts
  • Oettinger Rear Lip Spoiler
  • Freedom Design Rear Hatch Spoiler
  • ECS Smoked Bumper/Marker Lenses
  • Depo Headlights w/ Euroswitch


  • Kenwood BT900 Head Unit
  • Infinity Reference Component Speakers
  • JL Audio Amp & 10″ Subwoofer
  • 42 Draft Designs Three Gauge Panel w/ VDO Gauges
  • Audi Overhead Console w/ LEDs
  • ABD Pedal Covers
  • 3m Graphite Carbon Fiber Trim Wrap
    • Had several items that needed to be repaired on my Eurovan…

      …and am very glad I went to Apex Tuning. It was the second time I had work done by them and, from now on, I will always go back. They provided the repair estimate very quickly and it was evident they knew exactly what the problems were (without a lot of input from my end). [...]

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    • Very polite group of people…

      …who take the time to listen and offer their help to you.

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    • Apex is amazing!

      Fast, Friendly, and Trustworthy! I highly recommend their services to anyone with an Audi or Volkswagen!

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    • Great people that do great work…

      …they know their stuff and give really good advice

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    • Had a very concerning issue come up with my 2013 VW GTI…

      …at the dealership. Apex Tuning diagnosed the issue in 15 minutes, fixed my car in an hour and saved me thousands of $$$!!! Customer for life!

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About Apex Tuning is an independent mechanic shop specializing in Service, Repair, Maintenance, Diagnostics and Performance Tuning for VW and Audi vehicles.  Based in Raleigh, NC we are just a short drive from anywhere in the triangle region.
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