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Old 11-30-2015, 10:26 AM   #43
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It will be fine. How else will it get broken in unless you drive it. You're using Eurodynes f23 specific tune right? Does the tune feel good?

Also im assuming by the thick black you got it ceramic coated? Looks good.
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just like god intended. he didnt kill off the dinosaurs for their sweet sweet bone juice to have it go getting wasted by eco-obsessed torque thieves.
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Old 11-30-2015, 10:37 AM   #44
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I did get it ceramic coated turbo felt/looked like a quality piece. I blipped the throttle once and hit ~10 psi of boost going to get a couple hundred miles on it error free before I open it up and see what it's capable of but the blip I gave it made it clear there is a lot more power here than stage 2!

I want to get a feel for the car take some notes and get a dyno tune and then provide feedback on the 2 not sure of timing on everything. But thanks to the deer I should get miles on it pretty quickly as it will be hauling the family around for the next week or so.
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Old 11-30-2015, 03:32 PM   #45
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cool cool. it looks good, makes me confident when i buy it.
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Old 11-30-2015, 03:44 PM   #46
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I hope to keep up the technical info thread for anyone else who goes down this path but if I get lazy or don't cover something just shoot me a PM and I'll help out any way I can!
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Old 11-30-2015, 06:25 PM   #47
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So really loving the refresh on the car!


Drive home was great still no codes or leaks I can detect, rolled on the throttle once I was close to home and I'm really really impressed with the car my butt dyno says it pulls harder rolling gently into the throttle than putting it to the floor at stage 2.

This is exactly what I was hoping for a car that pulls hard w/o having to beat on it!
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Old 12-01-2015, 10:16 PM   #48
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I'm ~185 miles into the new setup and overall I'm happy.

I did a full throttle pull on the highway off the on ramp to about 80. The traction light won't shut up which is clearly proof that the car is putting more power to the ground than stage 2 with the IHI. However the top end pull still makes you want a bit more, the low and mid range pull though is great!

The car has had a couple of stutters where the revs sort of hang and it's not real sure what to do for about a half a second otherwise no real issues with the tune. I'm not complaining about the high end power as its both stronger than what my all seasons can handle in 50* weather and it's rare that I drive the car in that range. I'll probably keep this tune till February/March time frame and then get a dyno tune so I can make sure I give it a proper test and review for the community.

I'm glad I did it the car is a blast to drive and I think I'm at a point in the build where I need to shift my focus away from adding power and into managing and using the power I have successfully.
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Old 12-02-2015, 07:02 PM   #49
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So I've got my confidence in the install now. I took the car out and got into it some. Using the p3 gauge so no idea how accurate it is but had a best 0-60 of 5.92 spinning the whole way. I did get the wheels to hit 60 in 3.8 secs once :-) so I'm definitely far beyond the power of what my tires/suspension/skills will allow traction for. I should have my garage space available this weekend so I'll be able to get some pics of the F-Top and coupler. Hopefully I'll be able to get a final print on my surface mount too. The first design worked out great for holding it but wasn't ideal for popping it in and out of the dash when not in use.
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Old 12-02-2015, 07:13 PM   #50
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So I've got my confidence in the install now. I took the car out and got into it some. Using the p3 gauge so no idea how accurate it is but had a best 0-60 of 5.92 spinning the whole way. I did get the wheels to hit 60 in 3.8 secs once :-) so I'm definitely far beyond the power of what my tires/suspension/skills will allow traction for. I should have my garage space available this weekend so I'll be able to get some pics of the F-Top and coupler. Hopefully I'll be able to get a final print on my surface mount too. The first design worked out great for holding it but wasn't ideal for popping it in and out of the dash when not in use.
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Old 12-03-2015, 10:10 PM   #51
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Let my brother take the GTI for a spin this evening. His butt dyno believes that the GTI with Eurodyne base file and mixed flow f23 will give his C6 coupe a good run and may even beat it. Neither of us are "street racers" so I'm going to try to get him out to the drag strip when they open up again. I did have another rich fuel mixture detected at idle DTC not sure if the tune is to blame or the intake... I did have to flip the connector for a proper install on this intake. But If it continues I'll either get a new intake or a tune sooner than expected. Even though I can clear the code from my p3 gauge it's already getting old.
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Old 12-06-2015, 08:35 PM   #52
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Got under the car and everything is still good and snug, no signs of any leaks or problems anywhere.

Pics of the Pipe, coupler and clamps:







I couldn't get great pics of the install of the F-Top to the turbo but here is the best I could do.



I tried to film it while I installed it one handed but couldn't manage to do so, it did take both hands but again it took less than one minute to complete this.

Last a couple pics of the installed F-Top with my custom pipes (sorry no pics of the OEM hoses)


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Old 12-07-2015, 01:52 PM   #53
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Got my GoPro mounted. I'll try to get a video soon!

Pics of my custom designed mount.
From rear seat:

From drivers seat looking back:

Screenshot of my phone displaying the view in this position:


Folded up when not in use:
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Old 12-12-2015, 09:48 PM   #54
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So, I finally got my colorfabb xt filament in so I can print my car mount for the surface and I got a free Asus Transformer Book which has an ARM processor (better battery life) and is much lighter. Plus it charges with a regular micro USB so back to design I'll be using this as my tuning/logging/VCDS PC exclusively. Hopefully can have it mounted and pics up before the weekend is out.

It was crazy warm today 67* and I got to do a couple 0-60 runs with a 4.75 best. I'm practically Flintstoning the car off the line not to break traction. With some good sticky tires and proper road/track conditions I think it could break into the 3s but I'm not sure
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Old 12-14-2015, 04:47 PM   #55
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So designing functional brackets within the constraints of my build volume inevitably takes longer than I expect it too, I'm currently printing the final version of my tablet mount now, as long as there is no warping or other catastrophic mishaps I'll be able to post pics of the tablet installed in about 4 hours.

Debating what is up next for the car. I really want to do the climatic retrofit, I feel like I'm always tweaking the temps in this car... but I really want to get the most out of all the new power too so I'm thinking:

Wider and smaller wheels with Summer tires - this of course is useless right now...
DSG Tune - I haven't heard or experienced anything that really feels like slipping but better to do sooner rather than later.
LSD - I'd probably go M-Factory because I like their pricing best.

My wife said to do an AWD swap so I won't "fishhead" anymore LOL this was her play on fishtailing in a FWD
--Realistically I'm not up for the cost or the work on this though!

Any other thoughts on better traction or mods I'm missing/in need of?
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Old 12-14-2015, 07:37 PM   #56
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Hahahah "fishhead" pretty clever
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