February 21, 2000

Tuner Preview: Boulder Audi Tuning
By: Jason Teller

From time to time AudiWorld receives word about a new Audi tuning company. When I heard from Jake Ertle of Boulder Audi Tuning late last year I was particularly interested. Having lived in Boulder for over seven years as both a student an full-time resident, I was always amazed by the sheer number of Audis in the Boulder area. Indeed, as some folks might remember, it was at the intersection of Pearl and 20th streets where I saw the A4 for the first time in 1996. In 1997 I took delivery of my very first Audi -- a Cactus Green A4 2.8 -- from Stammler Audi. And a little website by the name of JET's A4 Pages was born back in those days . . . but I digress. When I moved away from Boulder in 1998 there was not an Audi performance/tuning shop. But things have changed.

Founded in May of 1999, Boulder Audi Tuning is dedicated to providing customers the highest level of performance and creating an exciting approach to Audi tuning. Working in partnership with RevSport of Colorado Springs, BAT currently provides tuning programs for the Audi A4, S4 and A6. As with most tuners, BAT has a close relationship with the local dealers so that warranty compliance issues are not a problem.

Unfortunately I was not able to visit BAT in order to prepare this article. However, here is a peak at two of the project cars they've been working on in recent months.

1999 A4
  • TAP Stage III+ Variant: 255 hp
  • TAP K03 Sport Turbo
  • Custom intake / filter w/ heat shield
  • Scorpion 70mm Dual Sport Exhaust
  • TAP Hi-flow cat & down pipe (designed from racing program)
  • Samco Sport Hoses
  • Bilstein's with H&R Race Springs
  • Lowered 1.25" in the rear, 1.5" in the front
  • Full AP Racing Brake kit, 4 Pot - Steel Slotted rotors cryogenically treated
  • Complete LLTEK/REIGER body kit
  • LLTEK Audi Badge
  • Clear corner lamps
  • Clear turn signal markers
  • Black LLTEK grill
  • Zender Wheels, Pirelli P7000SS
  • Integrated Red Shift Boot
  • Custom LLTEK Floor Mats
  • LLTEK Polished Aluminum Shift Knob
  • Dual A-Pillar gauge pod w/ EGT & Boost


    2000 S4

  • TAP Stage II Variant: 325 hp
  • Scorpion 75 mm dual tip gold exhaust
  • H&R Coil-Over
  • AP 4-pot brake kit w/ 330mm Steel Slotted Rotors
  • Ronal 18x8.5 LZ Wheel
  • Zender Carbon Fiber rear wing
  • We are sure to hear more about Boulder Audi Tuning in the coming months. Feel free to contact them directly with any specific questions.

    Boulder Audi Tuning
    PMB 134 1630A 30th Street
    Boulder, CO 80301
    Phone: 303.444.0883
    Fax: 303.444.0887
    [email protected]

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