This is a Race-only product. An electronically signed Race-only Product Acknowledgement Agreement is required prior to shipping out. The use or installation of this product outside of the intended closed circuit racing purpose may be illegal under the Federal Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. § 7522(A)(3)). Instructions for the waiver will follow after checkout.
APR's TCU Upgrade dramatically improves upon the transmission's function, drivability, and performance through a myriad of enhancement and custom features. Normal daily driving is smoother as we've improved upon the normal quirks and complaints associated with the driving experience. Sporty driving is far more capable with increased torque capacity, clamping pressure, torque management during shifts, AMAX in all gears, and optimized shift point! Both scenarios are optimized to deliver faster acceleration by matching the power output delivered by our ECU Upgrades. Lastly, the software loads to the factory TCU through the OBD-II port, resulting in a clean and headache-free install.
Maximum Transmission Torque Capacity (Clutch Pressure/Current)
To prevent clutch slip as much as physically possible on the factory clutches, we’ve increased the torque capacity of the transmission to its physical limits. Too much slip can cause excessive wear and damage the clutches. This can happen during gear shifts, transient response, and more, and is mostly on high powered vehicle setups with lots of grip. Clutch pressure is configured to be dynamic and will only increase as necessary. It does not run at the maximum allowable pressure and current at all time.
Optimized Wide Open Throttle Shift Points
The factory wide open throttle shift points were designed to match the factory output of the vehicle. With tuning, they can be optimized future to improve acceleration times. For the best results our ECU and TCU upgrade must be used together. We have specific maps for the factory turbo, and our big turbo setups.
Optimized Shift Strategies
Depending on the vehicle mode, type of shift, braking vs accelerating, and more, the transmission will deliver different shifting strategies. We’ve smoothed part throttle / low torque situations for a comfortable normal drive while giving a more aggressive shift at full torque / high RPM for track driving purposes. Shift speeds are increased, and maximum acceleration modes (AMAX) are enabled in gears.
When updating the TCU, always check for and update to the latest ECU version, if available. We have only validated our TCU upgrades while using our ECU upgrades. When not using both in combination, various behaviors and features may not be predictable or as described.
At Home APR Flashing - How does it work?
1. Purchase the software applicable to your vehicle (this page)
2. Purchase the required hardware (APR Cheetah Cable) - Links below
3. Complete the form that will be emailed to you after checkout. This will arrange all the necessary steps to complete the flashing process.
Required Hardware: APR Software Flashing Cheetah Cable (Get Up to 80% back of what you paid for this*)
After checkout, you will receive an email from USP Motorsports with instructions on how your ECU can be flashed.
NOTE: This software must be purchased along with a required APR Software Flashing Cheetah Cable. (Note: We highly recommend getting the complete APR At Home ECU/TCU Flashing Kit to avoid any potential issues during the flashing process)