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B8.5 CREC Tuning and Lowering (with Damper Control)

Scott.T Aug 12, 2018 at 5:55 PM

  1. Scott.T

    Scott.T Well-Known Member

    Hi Chaps and Chapet's,

    I may be returning to the Audi brand after a couple of years away and I'm considering a S4/S5 B8.5 if the right Saloon/Avant or Sportback spec'd car turns up.

    Looked at a very clean example earlier in the week, so it's there for the taking if I decide that's the way I want to go. Based on this cars spec' I do have a couple of questions (see thread title).

    When I was last frequenting this forum there didn't appear to be any options for the CREC ECU, which I believe replaced the SIMOS unit in earlier models. This car is a Sept 2015 vehicle, so I assume it will be CREC.
    If so, what are the tuning options ?

    Also this car has 'Damper Control' and I seem to recall there was an issue with these when fitting Eibach Springs. If I remember correct there was an additional 'doughnut' somewhere preventing the car lowering on the Eibachs, perhaps just on the rear. If someone could confirm it would be appreciated.
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  3. weekenny

    weekenny Active Member

    DTUK do a tuning box for the newer engine and APR do a bolt on charger pulley for the newer model charger along with a map.

    No idea on the springs but I’d be interested to find out as I have them sitting waiting to go on mine and I also have damper control.
  4. arad85

    arad85 Well-Known Member Team V6 Audi S5 Black Edition

    Tuning: Celtic, APR, Revo, MRC (of the ones I know - there will be more). I've a CREC and am APR tuned. I'd be wary of going beyond stage 2 (supercharger or crank pulley) on CREC. I've had my supercharger clutch go twice whilst being ultracharged.

    No idea on lowering.
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