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A source of valuable automotive information, technical articles, photo coverage of builds, and more!
When should I replace my brakes?

When should I replace my brakes?

Your vehicle’s brakes may not be something you think about often, but they are one feature that should always be front of mind. A brake system is one of the most important components of a vehicle. Maintaining your braking system is crucial to avoid unsafe driving...

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XLR8 Performance: Helping Keep Everyone Safe During COVID-19

XLR8 Performance: Helping Keep Everyone Safe During COVID-19

SOME WORDS FROM THE TEAM: We hope everyone is healthy and well in these times! We wanted to take a moment to update everyone with our latest procedures and information revolving around the COVID-19 virus. If anyone has any questions please feel free to contact us! THE...

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XLR8 Performance Presents: APR’s 3.0 TFSI MG1 ECU Upgrade!

XLR8 Performance Presents: APR’s 3.0 TFSI MG1 ECU Upgrade!

Excelerate Performance is excited to announce APR's new ECU Upgrade for the Audi B9 Chassis cars. This includes the S4, S5 and SQ5. If it has a 3.0 TFSI engine, with the Bosch MG1 ECU, APR and Excelerate have you covered!   WHAT IS IT? Expect massive gains with...

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Beginners Guide To Modifying Your Vehicle!

Beginners Guide To Modifying Your Vehicle!

A Brief Introduction   So you want to modify your car, but there are so many options out there you’re having a hard time finding a good starting point? Well, you’ve come to the right place!   With so many different cars and parts on the market it can make...

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Introducing: Racing Line at XLR8

Introducing: Racing Line at XLR8

It's Time for Racing Line   A name enthusiasts have grown to love over the years, Racing Line has won over the hearts of many VW/Audi owners for their great intakes, brakes, and other hardware components. Recently, however, they've has released a new product...

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XLR8’s Snow Tire Special

XLR8’s Snow Tire Special

XLR8's Snow Tire Special You may have seen: snow is showing up on the forecast! While it looks like it could be nothing, the idea of winter is no longer in the back of our minds. It's coming whether we like it or not, and time is ticking down. So before you get caught...

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2018 Golf R Goes Big Brake Kit

2018 Golf R Goes Big Brake Kit

Stopping on a Dime for Less Than a Pretty Penny   Recently, this Golf R came to us looking for a few upgrades. A well off car from the factory, the MK7 Golf R is a platform loved by many due to the  aftermarket support and the fun, yet refined handling of the...

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The Largest RS4 Meet Ever? XLR8’s East Coast RS4 Meet!

The Largest RS4 Meet Ever? XLR8’s East Coast RS4 Meet!

The Largest RS4 Meet Ever? XLR8's East Coast RS4 Meet!   Undoubtedly, we wanted to end our season with a bang, and what better way to do it than to schedule a meet in honor of the B7 RS4? Having our fair share of RS4 customers, we had a few clients looking to...

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Porsche 911: Class(ic) of ’79

Porsche 911: Class(ic) of ’79

Porsche 911 Getting Dialed In   Recently, this classic air cooled Porsche 911 came to us in need of a few touch ups. This car was built by the owner and there were a few things to address that he couldn't do at home. One of the most popular jobs we do for DIYers...

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Cars & Coffee Season Close 2019

Cars & Coffee Season Close 2019

XLR8's Season Closer Cars and Coffee! Our final Cars and Coffee of the season occurred this past weekend and we couldn't have been happier with the turn out! The morning started out brisk and chilly, but the sun shined down and warmed up our parking lot to a...

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Wabbit – Cornflower Blue GTI Goes Stage 2!

Wabbit – Cornflower Blue GTI Goes Stage 2!

The Beginning, and Now   We got to know Adonis a while back with his white MK6 GTI. It all started with a Carbon Cleaning & DSG Service. One thing led to another, and soon enough we were installing coilovers and an APR cat back. After modifying his MK6 and...

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What Are People Saying About Us?

Tristan says:

"Words can’t express how satisfied I am with the service provided. Customer service is top notch. Direct, accurate and most importantly honest. I also have to mention that their waiting area is well organized and clean. Excelerate performance was recommended by a good friend and I myself would also recommend this place. The almost two hours drive it took me to get there is well worth it. If you need a trustworthy place. Look no further."

What Are People Saying About Us?

William says:

"Simply the best shop in the Northeast for all your VW/Audi needs. I have nothing but good things to say, keep up the great customer service, you have made me a customer for life."

What Are People Saying About Us?

Andre says:

Excelerate is awesome for all kinds of work on German cars. I had work done on my Audi and will definitely be back for more. Their mechanics go the extra mile and seem more qualified than most dealership services. I highly recommend them!

What Are People Saying About Us?

Austin says:

Spoke to the service manager about a problem I’m having with my 2010 Volkswagen Passat. The gentleman I spoke to was extremely knowledgable and helpful with my problem. I’ve spoken to many repair shops about it and nobody describe it as well as these guys. I know have a better idea of where to go from here just from speaking with him for about 5 minutes. Great customer service. Sad I’m across the country or I would 100% bring my vw here!

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