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Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 09-17-2016, 08:10 PM
Replies: 4,510
Views: 364,120
Posted By Aries Pope
I still love my K04 Mk6 (#7 on the list). I'm at...

I still love my K04 Mk6 (#7 on the list). I'm at about 40K miles and just got some Bilstein Sports and Stoptech slotted rotors put on.

TBH I stopped tracking it since it kept throwing overboost...
Forum: Wheels / Tires / Suspension / Brakes / Chassis | Sponsored by The Tire Rack 08-23-2016, 03:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,631
Posted By Aries Pope
My OEM dampers just started to get bouncy at 40K...

My OEM dampers just started to get bouncy at 40K on the DG springs and full Unibraces and other stiffening. I just got them replaced with Bilstein Sport for Mk6 and can't be happier. Ride is...
Forum: Member Car Journals 08-22-2016, 10:42 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 36,550
Posted By Aries Pope
Last update was quite a while back. I've been...

Last update was quite a while back. I've been busy with other things, including getting a 1999 Miata for track duty.

Meanwhile, a few new items on the GTI since the OEM shocks were finally...
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 01-03-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,852
Posted By Aries Pope
I got the VWR subframe mount and the 034 tranny...

I got the VWR subframe mount and the 034 tranny and engine. Killed wheel hop and transmission hop (DSG). Honestly didn't increase NVH all that much given that I already had sways and Unibraces and...
Forum: Member Car Journals 01-02-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 36,550
Posted By Aries Pope
Thanks! The Enkei Raijins? I haven't...

Thanks!

The Enkei Raijins?

I haven't noticed a problem with chips, though I also don't drive in dirt ever and as I recall people with paint chipping drove it gravel? That said, I think there's...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 12-31-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 4,510
Views: 364,120
Posted By Aries Pope
It's in my sig... I got a mixture of mounts. ...

It's in my sig... I got a mixture of mounts.

After a lot of research I went with the VWR Subframe mount since that was the key one for wheel hop and I wanted something solid (no inserts) since I...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 12-30-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 4,510
Views: 364,120
Posted By Aries Pope
FYI: I found the DSG + K04 wasn't happy with the...

FYI: I found the DSG + K04 wasn't happy with the stock engine and tranny mounts. I ended needing the subframe, engine and tranny mount upgrades to avoid wheel hop on launches. Depending how you run...
Forum: Member Car Journals 12-23-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 36,550
Posted By Aries Pope
Thanks! Yeah I wonder as the car ages how I will...

Thanks! Yeah I wonder as the car ages how I will feel about all the mods. This is gonna be my DD for a while, so.

I'm damn happy with it right now though!
Forum: Member Car Journals 11-03-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 36,550
Posted By Aries Pope
Life got complicated with surgery and not driving...

Life got complicated with surgery and not driving for a while, so no updates in a bit. Had to cancel all my track days and autocross for the year and lived with some problematic APR K04 3.0 software...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 09-21-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 929
Posted By Aries Pope
My awe gauge has been acting flaky lately. It...

My awe gauge has been acting flaky lately. It stages funny and calibrates the zero point wrong, then it's screwed for a while. After I power down the car for a while it seems to fix itself, but...
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 09-21-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 18,421
Posted By Aries Pope
I'm not sure if my stock APR file is non test...

I'm not sure if my stock APR file is non test pipe or not, but yeah, I can check and get a reflash with the non test pipe file when the time comes to make sure I can get readiness.

I just didn't...
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 09-19-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 18,421
Posted By Aries Pope
Been a while since I thought about this.... So...

Been a while since I thought about this.... So if I have a CCTA K04 it's probably easy for me to just swap back to the stock downpipe and run the stock K04 tune, yes?
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 05-15-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3,742
Views: 305,997
Posted By Aries Pope
One thing I have noticed with the v3 tune... I...

One thing I have noticed with the v3 tune... I drive like much more of an asshat, shifting at 5k in local traffic just to get my torque fix. That can't be good long term. It's certainly drawing...
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 05-15-2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 3,742
Views: 305,997
Posted By Aries Pope
+1 I was noticing this today too with the A/C...

+1 I was noticing this today too with the A/C on. Thought I was imagining it, then I thought it was wheelspin, but no lights. Just acceleration "sputtering". I actually watched the tach stop then...
Forum: California 05-09-2014, 01:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,011
Posted By Aries Pope
Don't know about clutches in particular, but some...

Don't know about clutches in particular, but some good shops in the area I have had various things done at:

o 034 Motorsports: APR and other tuning, new dyno, make many of their own parts and...
Forum: General Car News and Discussions 05-04-2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,407
Posted By Aries Pope
When the two wheels were about to go off he...

When the two wheels were about to go off he should have straightened the wheel and hit the right side wall with his right side and that would have been sucky but far less damaging and dangerous. ...
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 05-01-2014, 01:04 AM
Replies: 3,742
Views: 305,997
Posted By Aries Pope
The 3 Bar sensor means that with V3 I don't get...

The 3 Bar sensor means that with V3 I don't get boost warning lights, 30psi peaks, and limp mode from overboosts when at the track, losing sessions. V2 did that since when the sensor overflowed it...
Forum: General Car News and Discussions 04-30-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,663
Posted By Aries Pope
First salesman I went to did this too. Then we...

First salesman I went to did this too. Then we went to a parking lot and he explained launch control. Then we did a slow donut and ramped up until ESC kicked in, showing how it worked. Ya know, a...
Forum: California 04-25-2014, 03:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 995
Posted By Aries Pope
Sonic MS is in San Jose now in club auto sport. ...

Sonic MS is in San Jose now in club auto sport. I think their shop rates went up with the new digs, but I'd call them for a quote and see at least. I have had multiple things installed there and...
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 04-24-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 3,742
Views: 305,997
Posted By Aries Pope
I turned off TCS on my onramp run this morning in...

I turned off TCS on my onramp run this morning in 2nd gear and chirped the tires after 4K RPM and let off to avoid attracting attention. No chirp with TCS on the day before.

I think the post...
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 04-23-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 3,742
Views: 305,997
Posted By Aries Pope
Hmm is this a known issue then? I turned off TCS...

Hmm is this a known issue then? I turned off TCS and still didn't have the torque there I expected --- it felt exactly the same. But I didn't play with it too much yet to be sure. I'll check again...
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 04-23-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 3,742
Views: 305,997
Posted By Aries Pope
It's a different tune. It no longer feels like...

It's a different tune. It no longer feels like an eager puppy pulling on the leash in 2nd gear at 2500 rpm. It doesn't start pulling until 3500 which is usually where I'd shift. This makes it...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 04-23-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,465
Posted By Aries Pope
Also consider this. This is the internet, where...

Also consider this. This is the internet, where there's a huge bias towards the negative. In other words, someone who would never post has a bad experience and posts. It's like the evening news. ...
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 04-22-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 3,742
Views: 305,997
Posted By Aries Pope
I'll post a real review when I get time to play. ...

I'll post a real review when I get time to play. In my normal commute I already noticed a few things and when I checked in here it seems others did too.

o Starting up, more vibration than normal....
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 04-21-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 782
Views: 66,865
Posted By Aries Pope
Got my flash done this morning. Unfortunately I...

Got my flash done this morning. Unfortunately I hadn't requested a dyno ahead of time, so no before and after. Just as well since I had the update bug with the server so they had to flash to stock,...
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