• Blast from the past: The Demon Rally Golf

    I recently came across an old thread that I had posted build pictures of a mk2 golf that we helped out with years ago. This car was the second car that the team had built, and we were in charge of all the wiring and engine management for both rally cars. The mk2 was purchased as a compete car, and then we set about tearing the whole thing apart! Originally fitted with a 2L 8v engine, we removed that engine in favor of a 2L 16v engine and fitted a Megasquirt 2 ecu, external crank trigger, coil pack ignition system, Tectonics Race header, full custom exhaust, cable shift transmission and…

  • Exciting News! New Location for RalleyTuned!

    If you follow our social media channels, you may have seen some hints dropped recently about our new location. We are super happy to announce that we are going at this thing full time, and opening a full service facility in our home town, Cle Elum, Washington. It doesn’t look like much now, but we are working hard to set it up to be able to offer all of our products and services! We will be adding basic services like oil changes/tune ups all the way up to full engine replacements or swaps. This does mean a delay in our very anticipated DSG CANabler and the DSG Swapped Corrado, but…

  • DSG Corrado Project Update

    Since our project introduction post, we have been receiving emails daily about when the DSG Adapter will be released. We are really enjoying hearing about all the project ideas and race car builds! The truth is, the DSG Adapter has been made for this project, so we have to get this car built to be able to test the controller. Progress is slow but nevertheless moving forward, this is a complete car build so there is a lot of care to be taken as to not have to re-do anything down the road and waste ever so precious time. What I do have for you today though is a lot…

  • DSG Corrado Project Introduction

    As you may have seen, we have started working on a new product to support the VW/Audi DSG transmission. This will be the test car for the new controller, as well as aid in developing some swap components that we intend to make available for purchase. We had already had some plans in motion to convert our own ’77 Rabbit to the DSG transmission, but when our friend Jay contacted us about some ideas for a project, all the blocks fell into place for the Corrado. Jay had previously owned a white Corrado and loved the car, but it had been many years since he had a nicely built older…

  • Prototype DSG Controller is Here!

    We are very excited to show a sneak peak at our upcoming DSG controller! After a few months of development we have our first unit in hand for testing! This little guy will make it possible to use the VW/Audi DQ250 DSG transmission in any car using a standalone ECU that has CANbus capabilities. We will be doing initial testing using the Megasquirt ECU in our project Corrado. The Corrado will feature an ABA 16vt using the very versatile and robust Mitsubishi Evo 10 turbocharger, custom short runner intake, DSG transmission and some other tasty bits. We have partnered with our friends over at JRM Fabrication to develop transmission swap…