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Old 04-26-2017, 06:11 PM   #1
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Right now I have a '13 Golf R in Black. I got it about 3 weeks ago, and it's been a blast to drive so far.

It's basically stock, just a stage 1 APR tune, and a VWR intake. 16k miles.

It's really fast but I know it wants to go faster, so I am considering either stage 2+ or 3+.

I'm trying to think of it in terms of dollar per hp when upgrading. Comparing the costs. Right now I'm at roughly 330hp (peak) stage 2 brings me up to 365hp vs 455hp if I go all the way stage 3+ So its hard to decide. Calculating the cost of stage 2+ vs 3+.

Seems like stage 2+ (HPFP+Turbo Back) will cost me about 600$ p&l on the HPFP. The turbo back about 1800$ installed. So about $2400 all together. Thats $68 per HP.

Stage 3+ 6k for APR GTX Stage 3 turbo upgrade, Probably $400 in labor. Plus the $2400 for stage 2 stuff. Still need intercooler, $1200 installed. Rods, bearings, pistons, rings (unknown $, guessing around 1k) Brakes would be a good idea but not sure price on that. I'll assume at least 600$ so stage 3 is about $11,600 (do i really wanna put over 10k in this car?! part of me thinks I shoulda got a mk7 if I was going to go all the way to stage 3, but that is water over the bridge at this point and would add another 7-10k to the cost for sure) so, Stage 3 if my math is right that's approx $92 per hp.

That doesn't include wheels/tires shocks, struts, shifter, coils, or any handling upgrades. Honestly I can't go any lower due to my steep driveway anyway. Here she is how she sits now. Tips and suggestions on which direction to take it welcome.

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Old 04-26-2017, 06:14 PM   #2
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I think you need to do more research. Rods, pistons, bearings, rings will cost you thousands installed.
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Old 04-26-2017, 07:39 PM   #3
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I think you need to do more research. Rods, pistons, bearings, rings will cost you thousands installed.


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Old 04-27-2017, 01:53 AM   #4
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Except that you don't need to open the engine for 455 crank horse on a Mk6 R.
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Old 04-27-2017, 01:57 PM   #5
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Itís a nice car, trying to keep the cost down, would you:
Buying some parts used?
Install yourself?
Consider a TTE turbo that actually can work with the same tune you have & might be cheaper than start over with another tuner/hardware.

Have you seen this:

https://www.goapr.com/products/turbo...113_20t_r.html

When there is money to spend, this one should be:

https://www.performancebyie.com/inte...for-mk6-golf-r
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