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Old 06-02-2017, 02:08 PM   #1
DUTCHswift
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DUTCHswift’s Golf R Build Thread

DUTCHswift's Premium 2012 Golf R

Since VWVortex has kindof died down a bit and I'm not ready to make the switch to solely using FB groups, I figured I'd post my build and continue updating it over here.

This thread is so that I can keep a record of my R like I did with my GTI. I will update this to keep track of my progress, so stay tuned. :beer:

My Last Build: 2013 Volkswagen GTI

Factory Specs:
- 2012 Golf R Premium Trim
- Rising Blue
- Titan Black Interior
- 6 Speed Manual
- Xenon Headlights
- 4-door
- Miles: 12,109 (<When I Bought It)

Exterior:
- Gloss Black Front & Rear VW Logos
- Ghost Knit CF Lip
- DUTCH Parts Co. Front Splitter
- OEM Roof Rack w/ THULE Fairing
- OEM Bike Rack
- USMillWorks Front Plate Mount w/ Quick Disconnect
- Rolled/Pulled Front Fenders
- Gecleant Glass Rear Wiper Delete
- OEM Euro R LED Taillights
- Smoked Rear Bumper Side Markers
- Body Work:
- Front Bumper License Plate Holes Filled
- Painted Side Markers
- New Painted Tow Hook Cover
- Fix Hood Clear Coat
Interior:
- Digital Pressure Gauge
- Center Console Mounted E-Level Controller
- False Floor with Full Polished Hardline Trunk Setup
- OEM First Aid Kit
- OEM .:R Line Monster Mats
- NewSouth Vent Pod Boost Gauge
- Golf R Seat Inserts
- Ash Tray Mounted ZAETECH Pressure DigiGauge
- BMS Short Throw Clutch Stop
- DeAutoKey LED Interior Light Set & Reverse Lights

Engine:
- OEM R8 Oil Cap
- OEM R8 Coolant Cap
- OEM Black Washer Fluid Cap
- BFI Stage 1 Dogbone Insert
- CTS Turbo Golf R 3" Catless Turbo Back Exhaust
- CTS Turbo MK6 Golf R Air Intake System
- CTS Turbo Heat Shield Golf R / FSI Specific
- Autotech FSI High Pressure Fuel Pump Upgrade Kit
- APR Stage 2+ w/ NLS & LC (Stock, 91, 93, 100) - 329WHP / 351WTQ

Suspension:
- Accuair E-Level
- Accuair VU4
- Air Lift Performance Series Struts
- Air Lift Double Bellow Rears
- Air Lift 4 Gallon Polished Tank
- Dual 400c Compressors
- Dual SMC Check Valves
- Dual 1/4" Water Traps
- 3/8" Air Lines
- Black Controller
- Wireless Key Fobs
- TyrolSport Sub Frame Bushings (Front/Rear)
- Passenger Side Frame Notch
- IDF Rear Adjustable Upper Control Arms
- Airlift Performance Rear Shocks

Wheels:
OZ Futura (Fully Polished)
- 18" x 10" et26 (215/40-18 Nitto Neogen)
- 2.5" Lips
- Reverse Mount Faces
OEM Talladegas
- 18" x 7.5" et51 (225/40 R18)

VAGCOM:
- Window Up/Down, Sunroof Open/Close with KeyFob
- Disable Open Door Chime
- ESC Defeat
- Disable Rear Window Wipe when in Reverse

IN THE WORKS FOR 2017:
- OEM Euro Dash Cubby
- DUTCH Parts Co. Side Skirt Splitters

WISH LIST:
- Audi TTS Engine Cover Kit
- BFI SCHWARZ Shift Knob (Air Leather)
- NEUSPEED Turbo Charge/Discharge Pipes
- RECARO Sportster CS Seats
- Whiteline Front Lower Control Arm Bushings and Brackets
- APR FMIC or IE FMIC
- Golf R City Lights or DeAutoKey LED Bi-Xenon City Lights & Puddle Lights

2015 Shows:
- Dubs On Defrost 8
- New England Dustoff
- Vacationland VAG Fair
- Wolfsgart 6.0
- Volksbahn
- Hot Import Nights
- H2Oi
- Staggered
- First Class Fitment

2016 Shows:
- New England Dustoff
- Vacationland VAG Fair
- Westside VW
- Wolfsgart 7.0
- Volksbahn
- First Class Fitment

FEATURES:
- StanceNation: LESS IS MORE // BRIAN JENSEN’S FITTED MK6 R.

Recent Pictures:



















The GTI:

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Old 06-02-2017, 02:09 PM   #2
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Just spent the last 4 days road tripping from Dallas, TX back to Dover, NH with it. This car is a blast to drive and hooks like crazy when you get on it. The car feels a lot tighter than the GTI was stock and the steering feels a little heavier too. The only casualties suffered on the trip back were minor curb rash on the right rear wheel and a tire bubble in the left front due to a rogue pothole somewhere in Kentucky. :banghead:



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Old 06-02-2017, 02:10 PM   #3
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Took a picture of it on our way back from Texas.



Just waiting on the check from insurance so I can get this air install going.
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I was able to get some parts so I could begin the trunk setup for the air suspension. I'm going to suspend the compressors from the floor and run a tank with hardlines above it because of the shallow space I have to work with. I'm keeping the spare and as much as I can underneath the false floor so that should help. Once I run the hardlines, I'll know where to split the floor across its width. That way I can remove it to get to the spare and storage areas underneath the floor without moving or removing the tank setup.







And here's a photo I took test fitting the Futuras on my buddy's R:

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Ordered 20mm spacers for the Futura's, OEM dash cubby, change tray for the air suspension digigauge setup, and plenty of compression fittings/part for the hardline setup in the trunk.

Spent this weekend cleaning up ~160 assembly bolts for the Futura's that I had cut down to length so I could clear the R brakes.



Also shot my two friends' Jettas before the Live Low Or Die meet last Wednesday.



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Old 06-02-2017, 02:11 PM   #6
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Spent the weekend replacing the wheel assembly bolts on one of the Futura's with shortened OZ bolts so that I can clear the brakes.

Also spent some time gathering parts and polishing aluminum hard line for the trunk setup that I'm working on for the air suspension.

(Shortened bolts and false floor in the background that I'm working on)
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Started some work on the trunk setup. First time making hardlines and it came out pretty awesome. Just need two more bulkhead fittings and an analog pressure gauge.

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Bought another change tray so I could fit the Digigauge for the air suspension to it. Started trimming last night. All I need now is a stock piece of plastic that I can cut the template blanks I made. Hopefully I can find something like that at Home Depot.









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Old 06-02-2017, 02:12 PM   #9
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The car was at the dealership last week for the following things:

- State Inspection
-> Finally got the Texas dealership to send me the title so I could get it registered...

- Change Cam Follower
-> I'm going to change this out every 15k
-> I'll post pictures when I get a chance to take them, but it looked fine

- Water Pump Recall
-> My R wasn't in the recall pool
-> No need to replace

- Passenger Side Air Vent Trim
-> Noticed the silver piece wasn't there and saw that others had this issue and resolved it with a warranty claim
-> They had one in their spare parts bin and swapped it into my existing unit

- Steering Wheel Lock Module Error
-> Got an error on the road trip back to NH but nothing was stored
-> They cleared a cruise control error that was stored and reset the system

- 30k Service (3 year)
-> Only had 20 days left on my voucher (Car was at 15k)
-> Oil Change
-> Brake Fluid Flush
-> Haldex Service

- Head Unit Update Needed
-> When I was streaming via Bluetooth and the time signatures weren't updating correctly
-> Weirdly, there were updates for all models EXCEPT for 2012
-> They bought me a brand new head unit and replaced it with all the updates

- KESSEY
-> The passenger side handle unlock/lock wasn't operating properly
-> Dealership noticed and replaced the entire module for me

(Just for my own reference




I think that was it for my visit to the dealership. They done me good.
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Finished the change tray setup for the digigauge. Man, was that a PITA... No pictures on that yet.

Wrapped the difficult half of the floor yesterday. I'm going to finish this tonight and hopefully get it in the trunk tomorrow.



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Finished wrapping the floor last night. All I need is to put a brace under the tank to straighten out the slight curve and remove the hardlines so I can give them one last polish.

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Old 06-02-2017, 02:13 PM   #12
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This is definitely better quality than the one I did before. It's stapled around the perimeter, but those are furniture tacks/nails holding the material down on the plywood. Kind of like what I did in the GTI:

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1. Made a cardboard template.


2. Traced the template onto plywood and cut out the pattern. Then covered the bottom with Dynamat. (This stuff is like a razor blade when you leave sharp edges )


3. Cut the batting and glued it to the top of the floor.


4. Laid out the fabric so it was evenly aligned and symmetrical.


5. Wrapped, tacked, and trimmed the fabric on the underside of the floor.


6. Hammered in all the furniture tacks.


7. This what the trunk looks like under the floor.


8. Installed the Digigauge and put the floor in.
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Old 06-02-2017, 02:13 PM   #13
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Well, everything fits. Now time to pull it out, break it down, polish everything again, and put it all back together for a leak down test.

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Old 06-02-2017, 02:14 PM   #14
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Snapped a tube when I was putting everything back together because i was over zealous when tightening down the compression fitting.

Now I'm waiting on new ferrules to come in so I can get the new tube back in place and do a pressure test...

For my reference:
http://www.grainger.com/product/PARK...AS01?$smthumb$

http://www.grainger.com/product/PARK...AS01?$smthumb$
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