November 2015 Newsletter - Full Edition - Malone Tuning, Dieselgate, BuzzKen, Rawtek, Touareg DPF deletes, +++

November 2015 Newsletter - Full Edition - Malone Tuning, Dieselgate, BuzzKen, Rawtek, Touareg DPF deletes, +++

Posted by Andrew Rodriguez on 1st Nov 2015

Yikes, where to begin! It's been a while since the last newsletter so there's a LOT to talk about.

Malone Tuning Developments

As of last week, virtually all TDI engines can be OBD tuned! This means tuning can be done faster. There is now virtually zero risk of damaging your stock ECU. At AARodriguez headquarters we've always done CR TDI ECU tunes on a bench. Now we can do it through the diagnostic port in your car.
In addition to this, we have loaner tools available that will allow you to flash your ECU at home like a pro.

2000-2008 cars should use the Flashzilla V2

2012-2015 Passat should use the Flashzilla V3

2009-2015 Golf/Jetta/New Beetle use the Kess unit

2011-2015 Touareg/Q7 use the Kess unit

If you have any questions about this please email


Looking for a definitive answer on what VW is going to do in the future for the 2009-2014 common rail TDIs? We don't know right now and we don't think VW does either. I personally think we'll be seeing a variety of solutions offered by VW including:

- A small percentage of buybacks

- Generous trade in values towards new cars

- AdBlue retrofit kits installed by some dealers in some areas, I suspect California will see this first

It's all just speculation at this time, there are plenty of forums where you could spend days reading about it. Also, some people act like the world is going to end, I think this is contributing to the plummeting prices in the newer TDIs, cheap gasoline isn't helping either.

Rawtek Exhausts Developments
Last week Rawtek sent out a newsletter showing off some new eye candy for Touareg owners, the new exhaust kit can be found in our 3.0L TDI exhaust section

3.0 TDI downpipe

This package includes all the hardware you will need for a complete DPF & Adblue delete. This kit is 100% bolt-on. No cutting or welding required. These parts will bolt up between your factory downpipe and tail pipe. This kit is built to last with high quality American made 304 Stainless Steel.

All of the hardware needed for installation is included.


Will fit the following North American spec vehicles with DPF (diesel particulate filter):

  • Audi Q7 TDI V6 3.0L (2009-2014)
  • VW Touareg TDI V6 3.0L (2009-2014)

BuzzKen Exhaust Developments

***2015 Golf/Jetta/New Beetle DPF Delete Downpipes - EA288***

This week BuzzKen won the race to develop and ship to customers downpipes for the new EA288 engines found in the 2015 TDIs. Like the rest of their product line, this downpipe is mandrel bent in Canada from 409 Stainless steel and its a direct bolt on to replace the DPF. As always, this is an off-road only mod and it needs to be used with a Malone tune which is available via mail-order, tuning tool rental, or Flashzilla V3.

***BHW TDI Passat Downpipes***

Long awaited, almost mythical, BuzzKen now has a downpipe for the I asked Ken what had happened..."Why did it take so long for you to make this downpipe?" With zero hesitation Ken fired back, "It was nearly impossible to make this, no wonder nobody else had done it! The clearance under the car is terrible and the precision required for each bend is insane." I can still hear the disgust in his voice from when we discussed the time and material that went into making the 1st working prototype.

Click here to check out BuzzKen's new BHW Downpipes or their Catbacks. Always crafted from 409 Stainless Steel and designed to outlast the life of your car.

VW Car Keys

Everyone knows that we can make keys by photo for the older Golf/Jetta/New Beetle and Passats but did you know that we can make keys for ALL VW cars? Yep, it's true, we even made our own budget version of MK6 FOBs, available for just $49.99 for most Golf, Jetta and New Beetles

Also, just in case you missed the 411 on programming, we rent and sell tools that allow you to program keys at home keeping you out of the VW dealers waiting room and keeping serious cash in your wallet. (What's in your wallet? (hehe)

The Genuine Vagtacho can be rented or purchased here


Has anyone ever worked out of a space that was "o.k." but it lacked your style, personalization and that level of customization that made you feel at home and gave you the ability to get things done and conquer all? We know what that's like and its finally over. AARodriguez Corp. moved last month to its new home at

1038 Merchants Dr.

Dallas, GA 30132

We made a leap, purchased the building, hired 3 more team members and we're setting up our local retail showroom, soon to be followed by a new 2000 sq.ft. shop.

What to expect in the near future?

We are BUSY so we'll likely be adding more staff members and we're about to start adding parts for other cars like the Dodge Sprinter, Mercedes, Audi, and BMW. We add parts to our catalog as YOU ask for them.
If you don't ask, we don't add.


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