GOLFMK7
GOLFMK6
GOLFMKV
VW GTI MKVI Forum / VW Golf R Forum / VW Golf MKVI Forum / VW GTI Forum - Golfmk6.com



Go Back   VW GTI MKVI Forum / VW Golf R Forum / VW Golf MKVI Forum / VW GTI Forum - Golfmk6.com > Volkswagen GTI / Golf Topics > VW Golf R Forum


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-17-2012, 05:27 PM   #1
Arin@APR
GolfMK6 Official Vendor
 
Arin@APR's Avatar
 
Drives: B8 S4 & MK5 GTI
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Auburn, AL
Posts: 5,061
APR Presents The BFGoodrich MaxR! -- Build Thread --



Follow the Build on Facebook!



http://www.facebook.com/BFGMaxR

The Concept

The MaxR concept began months ago with an idea from our friends at BFGoodrich tires in Greenville, South Carolina. The plan was simple: build the ultimate daily driven Golf R and document every step of the way. Volkswagen gave us excellent platform right from the factory floor, but there's always room for improvement. Every build thread on the planet tries to fill the void missed from the factory. Some focus on looks, some focus on handling and some focus on power, but ours will focus on all. Part of the driving experience includes a passionate connection between your vehicle and the road, and that's where APR and BFGoodrich tires step in. The entire driving experience will be enhanced, and we'll show you how to take your Golf R to the next level.

You may be wondering how BFGoodrich Tires fits into this build. Tires are one of the most crucial upgrades anyone can make, yet are often the least discussed. With so many tires to choose from, it's difficult determining what tires work best for you. Months back APR tested the BFGoodrich Tires G-Force Sport Comp-2 tire on employee and fleet vehicles before green lighting the MaxR project. The results were quite amazing as the tires gave superior acceleration, cornering and braking ability over other high performance tires and completely transformed vehicles running on bargain brand tires.

The Build

MaxR will be outfitted with an APR Stage 4 engine build capable of over 500 horsepower. APR Motorsport's vast catalog of race-proven parts will increase chassis rigidity, sharpen handling and maximize braking power while still maintaining daily drivability. ADV.1 light- weight wheels will shave weight off each corner and make room for a wide set of BFGoodrich Tires G-Force Sport Comp-2 tires. Volkswagen's and Audi's catalog of European and S/RS model parts will be used to lighten and strengthen many OEM components and increase MaxR's visual appeal. We are not leaving anything out on this build so stay tuned for many more updates along the way.

The Tests

To show how far MaxR has progressed, testing will take place at Michelin's Laurens Proving Grounds. The fully built MaxR will go head-to-head against a completely stock Golf R on a set of stock tires and BFGoodrich Tires G-Force Sport Comp-2 tires. Then to show the importance of tires to the entire build, MaxR's BFGoodrich Tires will be removed and the same tests will be performed on the stock tires. This data will be far more valuable than any single dyno graph or straight-line acceleration test and should make for some exciting photos and videos! It's time to show the world what the Volkswagen Golf R can really do!

The Photos

Any build is not complete without stock photos. We took delivery of our Golf R on a rather foggy morning and after only a few miles, were ready to pull the motor and get to work! Here's how it looked on day one.

Click the images for large, high resolution, desktop wallpaper size photos


Stay tuned for updates and remember to follow the build on Facebook for the latest news and to be entered into our FREE Raffle!

Last edited by Arin@APR; 02-07-2014 at 11:42 AM.
Arin@APR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2012, 05:47 PM   #2
Halvie
Formula 3000 Champion
 
Drives: 2010 Penalty Box
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: WI
Posts: 4,956
ahhh.... is this the car with the ttrs knuckles?
__________________
Items for sale to buyers in the US only
Halvie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2012, 05:59 PM   #3
Arin@APR
GolfMK6 Official Vendor
 
Arin@APR's Avatar
 
Drives: B8 S4 & MK5 GTI
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Auburn, AL
Posts: 5,061
Yes sir. I'll be posting build photos along the way with more information.
Arin@APR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2012, 06:03 PM   #4
Halvie
Formula 3000 Champion
 
Drives: 2010 Penalty Box
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: WI
Posts: 4,956
Quote:
Originally Posted by Arin@APR View Post
Yes sir. I'll be posting build photos along the way with more information.
now I need to figure out how that is possible. Wish info on that wasn't so scarce.

Should be an interesting build
__________________
Items for sale to buyers in the US only
Halvie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2012, 10:57 PM   #5
Elmexicano
Touring Car Newbie
 
Elmexicano's Avatar
 
Drives: RB Golf .:R
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: United States
Posts: 203
Can't wait! Subscribed
Elmexicano is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2012, 11:15 PM   #6
Thumper
Formula 3000 Driver
 
Thumper's Avatar
 
Drives: 15 Audi S3/'15 Audi S4/'15 328dx SW
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Evans, CO
Posts: 3,477
Good thing you got a tire sponsor.......cause that car is going to EAT tires.

Subbed just because the words Stage 4, 500 horsepower, and daily driven are fun to read in a thread. LOL
__________________
2012 GTI 4dr Black Pearl 6spd w/Xenons - Check out my Build thread "The Wraith" - SOLD
2015 Misano Red S3 w/Sport Pack
2015 Sepang Blue S4 S-Tronic | ADS
2015 Alpine White BMW 328dX Touring M-Sport
Thumper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2012, 12:46 AM   #7
davewes
Autocross Champion
 
Drives: None
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Islamic Republic of Afghanistan :-(
Posts: 112
This is going to be pretty damn impressive when done. Sub'd!
davewes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2012, 01:01 AM   #8
GTI_likeurmom
GolfMK6 Elite
 
GTI_likeurmom's Avatar
 
Drives: Veyron 16.4
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: woke up in a new Bugatti
Posts: 19,136
subscribled
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by GOBbluth View Post
I cut the tether off. When I get to the pump, I remove the cap and chuck it into the nearest bush, patch of trees, or some sort of wet lands. I pump gas. Then I spend anywhere from 5 to 165 minutes retrieving the cap. I screw it back on and drive away. I'm not letting it dangle against the paint and I don't know any better way.
GTI_likeurmom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2012, 01:56 AM   #9
limon
Oval Newbie
 
Drives: UG mk6 gti
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Hackensack
Posts: 122
Subbed ... What are the giveaways ?
__________________
UG MK6
limon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2012, 02:15 AM   #10
CornRecce
Autocross Newbie
 
Drives: '13 Pearl Black, 4-Door, Golf R
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Midwest
Posts: 74
sub'd. I look forward to this.
CornRecce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2012, 06:22 AM   #11
grambles423
Limited Activity
 
grambles423's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008.5 BMP GTI
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Balls Deep
Posts: 18,424
I'm all over this. Arin, is this APR's car or someone who works there?
__________________
UnNaturally Aspirated
APR Stage 1- ECS Dogbone
Driver Gear Springs-Tyrol Rigid Collar Subframe Kit
Centric Blank Rotors-Stoptech SP Pads

grambles423 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2012, 07:11 AM   #12
Heartagram131
Formula 5000 Driver
 
Heartagram131's Avatar
 
Drives: Golf Sportline UG
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: KW, Ontario
Posts: 1,579
Oh geez.... I thought a stock R would be awesomeness
__________________
Paul | 2011 MK6 Golf Sportline United Grey | Air-Lift Performance w/ V2
Heartagram131 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2012, 09:10 AM   #13
veedoubleme
Formula 3000 Driver
 
veedoubleme's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 MB C300
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: MN
Posts: 3,084
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thumper View Post
Subbed just because the words Stage 4, 500 horsepower, and daily driven are fun to read in a thread. LOL
Subscribing for the same reason.
__________________
Current Car: 2014 MB C300 4Matic
SOLD: 2011 CSG GTI Autobahn DSG 4-Door APR Stage 2 / APR Carbonio / 42DD Cat/Res DP / S3 IC / DG Springs & Koni FSDs / Brake Upgrades / Enkei Raijins / Uber-Stealth Sub
List of Popular MKVI VAG-COM Tweaks
veedoubleme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2012, 09:12 AM   #14
09vdubgti
FIA Formula 1 Champion
 
09vdubgti's Avatar
 
Drives: static
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: gsp exit 136
Posts: 12,004
eww going on the ADV.1's hype huh
09vdubgti is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:32 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.