IE ZF8 AL551 TCU Tune | Fits Audi C7/C7.5 A6/A7 & 8R Q5/SQ5 3.0T Supercharged

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AUDI 3.0T ZF8 AL551 TRANSMISSION TUNE

The IE Transmission Tune for your Audi supercharged A6, A7, or SQ5 3.0T delivers increased power, higher RPM limit, faster shifts, variable launch control and additional transmission performance features when paired with the matching ECU tune. Acceleration times will greatly improve turning your tuned supercharged engine into a fully rounded performance monster.

 

PERFORMANCE MATCHED

IE's record breaking 3.0T ECU Tunes are fully realized performance calibrations that deliver unmatched power figures. Without a matching TCU tune, the transmission will short shift the powerband at 6300RPM vs the tune's peak power at 7200RPM -leaving power on the table. Furthermore, the TCU upgrade modifies shift speed, torque limit maps, line pressure, and launch control functions, to fully match your ECU calibration. As a result, horsepower and torque levels are raised and acceleration is greatly improved to create a complete ECU & TCU performance package.

LEADING FEATURES

  • IE guarantee -45 days risk free
  • Performance matched calibration for all IE 3.0T ECU tunes
  • Refined drive for the automotive enthusiast
  • Increases torque limits
  • Lightning-fast shift times
  • Engagement lag reduced
  • Removed manual shift delay
  • Line pressure increased to protect against trans slip
  • Variable launch control for dialed-in launches 
  • Direct port OBDII at-home flashing

Stage 1 or higher ECU Tune is required to run this transmission tune.

VARIABLE LAUNCH CONTROL

The IE ZF8 AL551 TCU Tune includes a variable launch control to deliver chest pounding launches from a stop. 3 different launch RPMs (street, aggressive, or race) are included to dial in the fastest launch for your vehicle and tire setup. With the optimized launch mode set in your TCU, you can launch to the moon knowing your tires will put down the maximum power needed for the fastest launch.

ONE TUNE FOR ALL STAGES

IE’s ZF8 AL551 TCU tune is all-inclusive without any unnecessary upgrades or additional charges for future ECU Tune upgrades. All features and optimizations are included for any level of hardware or performance stage, one cost and you are covered for all and any future upgrades.

EASY INSTALL FROM HOME

IE's POWERlink Cable and Flash Wizard software gives you the freedom to quickly flash your new IE ECU or TCU Tune. Simply plug your POWERlink into the vehicle's OBD-2 port and follow the on-screen directions, it's that easy!

If you are purchasing along with an IE ECU Tune, you do not need to purchase two POWERlink cables. One cable can flash both your ECU and TCU tunes.

RELIABILITY TESTING

IE's fully proven transmission software allows the full performance experience from your supercharged 3.0T engine while retaining factory comfort and reliability. IE's own tuning technology suite is used to completely reverse-engineer the factory transmission mapping, allowing our software engineers access to realign all safety protocols for the new TCU calibration. Every tune parameter undergoes months of testing on our in-house dyno systems to verify all correct conditions for peak power delivery and reliability. All driving behavioral maps undergo thousands of miles of testing and a variety of users were polled to develop the ideal driving behavior.

REFINED DRIVE

The factory transmission calibration has many performance short comings leaving much to be desired by the enthusiast driver. IE software engineers have completely reworked the transmission tune computer with performance driving in mind. This new calibration is much more refined, removes the factory "clunky" feeling, and completely transforms the feel of your supercharged Audi in every driving scenario.

TORQUE LIMITER RAISED

ECU Tuning and pulley upgrades unlock huge power gains from the 3.0T supercharged engines. Increasing the torque limits and line pressure mapping allows for the transmission to hold power increases without causing transmission slip or expedited wear.

ENGAGMENT LAG REDUCED

The transmission engagement has been reworked to reduce annoying lag when shifting from park or reverse into drive. This feature is most noticeable in daily driving scenarios and makes your every day commute much more enjoyable.

FITMENT GUIDE

MAKE MODEL YEAR GENERATION ENGINE

AUDI

A6

2010-2018

C7 - C7.5

3.0T S/C (Gen1 & CREC)

AUDI

A7

2010-2018

C7 - C7.5

3.0T S/C (Gen1 & CREC)

AUDI

SQ5

2014-2016

8R

3.0T S/C

AUDI

Q5

2014-2016

8R

3.0T S/C

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

IE GUARANTEE: Try IE software for 45 days from shipment date, if for any reason you are unsatisfied the tune may be removed and refunded risk-free.

TUNE UPDATES: Your tune purchase entitles you to free updates to any tune revisions, new octanes, standard features, or software updates. In the event the original vehicle manufacturer issues an ECU update, this will also be included to you through IE at no additional charge.

POWERLINK VINS: Have multiple cars in the family or friends that are also ready for an IE Tune? Your POWERlink Flash Tool can be used on up to 5 different vehicle VINs. Tunes sold separately.

TUNE REGISTRATION: Once a tune purchase is applied to your vehicle's ECU, the tune is permanently registered to the vehicle and non-transferable to other vehicles. Tunes can be transferred to a second party in the event of vehicle transfer of ownership only.

ENGINE SPECS

TRANSMISSION FAMILY: AL551
TRANSMISSION TYPE: Automatic (ZF8)
GEARS: 8

AVAILABILITY: North America (NAR) & Rest of World (ROW)

POWERLINK SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

DEVICE CONNECTIONS OS PROCESSOR POWER RAM

Laptop or Tablet

Wifi & USB

Windows 7 or newer

32 or 64 bit

1.0ghz or greater

4GB or greater

DOWNLOADS

FILE SYSTEM SIZE DOWNLOAD

IE Flash Wizard Setup

Windows 7 or newer

799kb

TUNING SUPPORT

Having some trouble? Don't worry, our team of tuning specialist are here to help. Fill out the form on our Support Page to start a ticket.

AUDI 3.0T ZF8 AL551 TRANSMISSION TUNE

The IE Transmission Tune for your Audi supercharged A6, A7, or SQ5 3.0T delivers increased power, higher RPM limit, faster shifts, variable launch control and additional transmission performance features when paired with the matching ECU tune. Acceleration times will greatly improve turning your tuned supercharged engine into a fully rounded performance monster.

 

PERFORMANCE MATCHED

IE's record breaking 3.0T ECU Tunes are fully realized performance calibrations that deliver unmatched power figures. Without a matching TCU tune, the transmission will short shift the powerband at 6300RPM vs the tune's peak power at 7200RPM -leaving power on the table. Furthermore, the TCU upgrade modifies shift speed, torque limit maps, line pressure, and launch control functions, to fully match your ECU calibration. As a result, horsepower and torque levels are raised and acceleration is greatly improved to create a complete ECU & TCU performance package.

LEADING FEATURES

IE guarantee -45 days risk free

Performance matched calibration for all IE 3.0T ECU tunes

Refined drive for the automotive enthusiast

Increases torque limits

Lightning-fast shift times

Engagement lag reduced

Removed manual shift delay

Line pressure increased to protect against trans slip

Variable launch control for dialed-in launches 

Direct port OBDII at-home flashing

Stage 1 or higher ECU Tune is required to run this transmission tune.

VARIABLE LAUNCH CONTROL

The IE ZF8 AL551 TCU Tune includes a variable launch control to deliver chest pounding launches from a stop. 3 different launch RPMs (street, aggressive, or race) are included to dial in the fastest launch for your vehicle and tire setup. With the optimized launch mode set in your TCU, you can launch to the moon knowing your tires will put down the maximum power needed for the fastest launch.

ONE TUNE FOR ALL STAGES

IE’s ZF8 AL551 TCU tune is all-inclusive without any unnecessary upgrades or additional charges for future ECU Tune upgrades. All features and optimizations are included for any level of hardware or performance stage, one cost and you are covered for all and any future upgrades.

EASY INSTALL FROM HOME

IE's POWERlink Cable and Flash Wizard software gives you the freedom to quickly flash your new IE ECU or TCU Tune. Simply plug your POWERlink into the vehicle's OBD-2 port and follow the on-screen directions, it's that easy!

If you are purchasing along with an IE ECU Tune, you do not need to purchase two POWERlink cables. One cable can flash both your ECU and TCU tunes.

RELIABILITY TESTING

IE's fully proven transmission software allows the full performance experience from your supercharged 3.0T engine while retaining factory comfort and reliability. IE's own tuning technology suite is used to completely reverse-engineer the factory transmission mapping, allowing our software engineers access to realign all safety protocols for the new TCU calibration. Every tune parameter undergoes months of testing on our in-house dyno systems to verify all correct conditions for peak power delivery and reliability. All driving behavioral maps undergo thousands of miles of testing and a variety of users were polled to develop the ideal driving behavior.

REFINED DRIVE

The factory transmission calibration has many performance short comings leaving much to be desired by the enthusiast driver. IE software engineers have completely reworked the transmission tune computer with performance driving in mind. This new calibration is much more refined, removes the factory "clunky" feeling, and completely transforms the feel of your supercharged Audi in every driving scenario.

TORQUE LIMITER RAISED

ECU Tuning and pulley upgrades unlock huge power gains from the 3.0T supercharged engines. Increasing the torque limits and line pressure mapping allows for the transmission to hold power increases without causing transmission slip or expedited wear.

ENGAGMENT LAG REDUCED

The transmission engagement has been reworked to reduce annoying lag when shifting from park or reverse into drive. This feature is most noticeable in daily driving scenarios and makes your every day commute much more enjoyable.

FITMENT GUIDE

MAKE MODEL YEAR GEN ENGINE

AUDI

A6

2010-2018

C7 - C7.5

3.0T S/C (Gen1 & CREC)

AUDI

A7

2010-2018

C7 - C7.5

3.0T S/C (Gen1 & CREC)

AUDI

SQ5

2014-2016

8R

3.0T S/C

AUDI

Q5

2014-2016

8R

3.0T S/C

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

IE GUARANTEE
Try IE software for 45 days from shipment date, if for any reason you are unsatisfied the tune may be removed and refunded risk-free.

TUNE UPDATES
Your tune purchase entitles you to free updates to any tune revisions, new octanes, standard features, or software updates. In the event the original vehicle manufacturer issues an ECU update, this will also be included to you through IE at no additional charge.

POWERLINK VINS
Have multiple cars in the family or friends that are also ready for an IE Tune? Your POWERlink Flash Tool can be used on up to 5 different vehicle VINs. Tunes sold separately.

TUNE REGISTRATION
Once a tune purchase is applied to your vehicle's ECU, the tune is permanently registered to the vehicle and non-transferable to other vehicles. Tunes can be transferred to a second party in the event of vehicle transfer of ownership only.

ENGINE SPECS

TRANSMISSION FAMILY
AL551

TRANSMISSION TYPE
Automatic (ZF8)

GEARS
8

AVAILABILITY
North America (NAR) & Rest of World (ROW)

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

DEVICE PORTS OS PROC. POWER RAM

Laptop or Tablet

Wifi & USB

Windows 7 or newer

32 or 64 bit

1.0ghz or greater

4GB or greater

DOWNLOADS

FILE SYSTEM SIZE DOWNLOAD

IE Flash Wizard Setup

Windows 7 or newer

799kb

TUNING SUPPORT

Having some trouble? Don't worry, our team of tuning specialist are here to help. Fill out the form on our Support Page to start a ticket.


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ZF8 trans tune

I have had this tune for a couple of weeks and must admit it is better than I expected!! It shifts firmer but in comfort mode it’s almost like stock. I have yet to perform a launch but I’m sure it won’t disappoint!!

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No more wierd shifts... way faster... supurb

I debated back and forth if i wanted to buy this, so glad i did. Finally i dont have to drive in manual all the time! The shifts are now fast and smooth, and dropped my 0-60 time by almost a whole second. It feels like a new car. The difference between stock and stage1 tune at least. Night and day. Kudos to the IE team for this tune which seems to work great on all c7 zf8 cars. 5 stars, will continue to use IE for my car regardless of the FUD on the forums.

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ZF 8HP - what every ECU tuned ZF HP vehicle needs!

Prior to running the IE TCU tune I was running a custom HP Tuners 8HP tune which was the only tune really available a couple of years ago and it was working out fairly well. I recently changed my 2018 Golf R from APR stage 2 ECU to IE stage 2 E40 and that worked out so well I thought I'd give the IE 8HP TCU tune a try as there were a couple of things I needed to change in my HP tune but really didn't want to dig into the tune. I installed the aggressive 8HP tune and it instantly woke up my Q5, I was surprised at how nicely the tune worked, smooth when your just cruising but allow full power when you go WOT. It was like I went from stage 2 single pulley to dual all over again! Definitely worth the change! A side note their flashing solution really works well!

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Bye Bye Lurch

Wow. This is night and day! I started to think I had transmission issues with the way it would lurch and or slam into shifts. This eliminated that! 3.0T Supercharged A6. She moves now. I have the stage 1 tune from IE as well. Great combo. So smooth. Fast shifts. It’s incredible.

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Awesome TCU tune!

Crisper shifts and holds the gears out longer. It’s not constantly “hunting” for that 8th gear. Definitely how it should come from the factory. Very pleased with the ZF8 tune! Currently have it paired with a stage 1 ECU tune on my ‘17 SQ5. Couldn’t be happier!

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