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Franco516 // Tornado Red Big Turbo GTI // Build Thread?

Francoleon91

Drag Race Newbie


I joined this forum back in 2014 right before I bought my car and I never considered making a "build thread" since I never thought my car was anything special but... last week I bought a big turbo kit so I figured i would finally make one and document the journey :iono:



Goal w/ BT: 400-430whp.

I dont care about having a crazy 600whp GTI or breaking any records, this is my daily and need it to be reliable.



There is a lot of shit I want to currently change like the wheels/tires, new suspension but one step at a time. The car was backed into last month by a garbage truck and its at the shop right now, should have it back this week. Big turbo and WMI kits should be going in soon.



I would have to go back years of pictures to really have an accurate timeline of my car so Im just gonna post my current setup as of right now.



Any feedback is appreciated it.





2012 Autobahn GTI/ Tornado Red / 2 door / Leather, navigation, sunroof / 6MT

Bought with 14k back in october 2014. 65k now





Engine/transmission;

-CTS Big Turbo kit // GTX3071r

-Stratified pro tune

-ECS intake

-Treadstone TR8C FMIC / custom piping

-DG shortshifter

- BFI (clutchmasters) stage 3 ceramic clutch

-CTS catless DP

-Borla catback

-ECS pendulum mount

-CTS dogbone insert

-BFI stage1 engine/trans mounts

-Red tops

- ECS clutch bleederblock/ stainless steel line

- solid bracket bushings


Suspension/wheels/Brakes

-Koni coilovers

-Rotiform RSE 18x8.5 ET35

-Michelin Pilot sport AS3+

-HR rear Swaybar? cant remember

-CTS subframe collar kit

- Brembo Porsche 986 NQSBBK / Brembo rotors

Exterior;

-Depo cherry red taillights.

-Ebay "carbonfiber" spoiler (gone)

-Golf TDI grille

-OEM sideskirts, dont know the actual name

-Dutch front splitter

-Ebay black mirror caps

-50% tint on the back?

-Stock rear diffuser rattle canned gloss black.

-Maxton rear diffuser (not shown in pictures)

-Rearwhiper delete


Interior;

-Forge big knob shifter

-Xuji leather steeringwheel wrap

-Cobb acessport



Theres a lot of other parts im forgetting but will update soon. now pics...


 
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GolNat

Drag Racing Champion
Awesome looking car!!! I love that Tornado Red. Excited to see how the BT goes, good luck.
 

zef

Go Kart Newbie
Always loved your setup. Definitely set aside money for a diff. For a 6mt it won't be that expensive
 

Francoleon91

Drag Race Newbie
Looks super nice...in for build 2.0.

Seen your car on FB somewhere- looks great! nice build
thank you sir's :eek:

Car has come a long way since I’ve last seen it.

3071 is going to be nasty.
yeah i think you saw it when i first got it, I basically went stage2 and left it as is for 2 years. Just in the last year and half ive done most of the mods. Yeah im stoked on this turbo.
 

Francoleon91

Drag Race Newbie
Lots of shit to install...

CTS GTX3071r kit. Literally every thing i need to install it is here. There is a lack of information on the internet about this kit so If anyone has pics of how they setup their n75 please PM me.



Snow perfomance stage2 W/M kit. Will be using an AEM controller so if anyone wants a SP controller hmu.
Dont plan on really going in that deep into the WM rabbithole so ill be running only two nozzles, post IC and one at the TBS.




Also; Dieselgeek shifterbushings and michelin pilot sport AS3+ tires, these will go on my rotiforms as i plan to get an all summer wheel/tire setup and run the rotis for the rest of the year.







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Francoleon91

Drag Race Newbie
Got my michelin pilot sport a/s 3+ installed on tuesday and they rubbed pretty good on hard cornering and big bumps. Check out the kool poke.


After an alignement and some cambers were good, no more rubbing. Doesnt look as kool tho ):
Also, there tires are retarded good. Full traction in 1st and 2nd gear WOT. My others cheapo tires were straight junk.




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Francoleon91

Drag Race Newbie
Did my oil over the weekend and washed it since the weather is finally getting nicer.



Still getting ready for BT, ordered new manifold gasket, bolts and a 3bar map sensor.



Next thing is getting an inspection and ordering a tune before hand the turbo goes in. This time around I will not be using stratified for the tune, Hyde recommended me this sneeky guy and ive emailed back a forth a few times with him and email response is on point, not about that 2 weeks response life anymore lol. :paddle:



PFA:


 
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zef

Go Kart Newbie
Did my oil over the weekend and washed it since the weather is finally getting nicer.



Still getting ready for BT, ordered new manifold gasket, bolts and a 3bar map sensor.



Next thing is getting an inspection and ordering a tune before hand the turbo goes in. This time around I will not be using stratified for the tune, Hyde recommended me this sneeky guy and ive emailed back a forth a few times with him and email response is on point, not about that 2 weeks response life anymore lol. :paddle:

Only 2 weeks? :D:D Going with PPT or FFE?
 

Francoleon91

Drag Race Newbie
Only 2 weeks? :D:D Going with PPT or FFE?


Not really sure i follow your question haha, are u asking me if either of those shops are gonna tune my car? Or if they are gonna install the turbo? .


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