The AWE Tuning in-house 2013 Audi Q5 3.0T broke new ground on April 23rd 2014 at NHRA Certified Cecil County Dragway with a 12.502 quarter mile at 109.52 MPH, on 93 octane fuel, at full weight including spare tire and stock wheels and tires. This time is the fastest quarter mile time to date for a 3.0T Audi Q5 powered vehicle, outright.
Needless to say, the onlookers gawked at the record-setting SUV, which happened to still have the baby seat in the back. As daily driver as it gets.
The Performance Pulley Suite
The power behind the SUV is thanks to the AWE Tuning Stage 2 Performance Pulley suite, available as follows:
AWE Tuning Stage 2 Performance Pulley Kit - Includes AWE Tuning 3.0T Performance Pulley (Pulley, Belt, Related Hardware, no tool) and G.I.A.C. Stage 2 Performance Software, as well as a handheld switcher.
As an upgrade from Stage 1 to Stage 2 - Includes AWE Tuning 3.0T Performance Pulley (Pulley, Belt, Related Hardware, no tool) and G.I.A.C. Stage 2 Performance Software for those who already have G.I.A.C. 3.0T Stage 1 Performance Software. Does not include handheld switcher.
AWE Tuning 3.0T Pulley Removal Tool – Just the tool itself. Pulley and Software not included.
About the Pulley
Through use of the smaller-than-stock AWE Tuning 3.0T Performance Pulley, the kit spins the 3.0Ts supercharger faster, creating more boost pressure while staying within the tested parameters of the unit. This increased boost pressure is used in conjunction with G.I.A.C. Stage 2 Performance Software to maximize the potential of the stock Eaton supercharger once coupled with the AWE Tuning 3.0T Performance Pulley.
The stock Audi ECU software directs a valve inside the supercharger to open, then waste (or “bleed off”) additional boost pressure. When the AWE Tuning 3.0T Performance Pulley is added, even more boost is created, as is the potential for even more bleed off. In steps G.I.A.C. Stage 2 Performance Software… preventing bleed off from happening by safely keeping the bypass valve closed, then optimizing ignition timing and air fuel ratios.
The outcome? The AWE Tuning 3.0T Performance Pulley and G.I.A.C. Stage 2 Performance Software work together to ensure that maximum boost is harnessed, redirected and maximized - resulting in efficient and effective use of boost pressure, and safe, reliable, dramatic power increases for your 3.0T.
The Fully Loaded Software
AWE Tuning and G.I.A.C. have worked tirelessly together to produce incredible power with smooth, reliable drivability. G.I.A.C. Stage 2 Performance Software comes with the following files included:
Pump (91 or 93 octane)
100 octane race fuel file
Handheld Flashloader Included when purchasing full kit (not included with upgrade from stage 1)
All can be switched on the fly with the use of a G.I.A.C. Handheld Flashloader. G.I.A.C. Software cannot be purchased separately from the Performance Pulley.
AWE Tuning 3.0T Pulley Removal Tool
The AWE Tuning Pulley Removal Tool is a one of a kind addition to your arsenal, which allows for simple pulley removal. This tool has the length and weight needed to remove your stock pulley easily. It’s branded AWE Tuning, nickel plated, and comes with a lifetime warranty when used correctly with the included anti-seize lubricant. The tool is separate from the AWE Tuning Stage 2 Performance Pulley Kit.
For optimum performance, we are recommending the AWE Tuning ® S-FLO Filter.
Please note: The AWE Tuning 3.0T Stage 2 Performance Pulley kit is for racing use only.
You’ve got questions? We’ve got answers. And pulleys. 1.888.565.2257, 215.658.1670 or performance@AWE-Tuning.com.
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