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Golf 6R Stage 3 (Advice Needed)

Simox

New member
Hello guys,
I am willing to buy a stage 3 6r these 2 days but i need your honest opinion if it’s a good call since it’s already tuned,
The car has these bolt ons:
- DynoDrome stage 3 ECU TCU
- CTS Intake
- CTS Downpipe + Catback (3”)
- Lightweight Pulley
- Throttle Pipe
- Wagner Intercooler
- High Pressure Fuel Pump
- R8 Coils
- Sprint Booster
- Lowering Springs
- Methanol Injection Kit
The car is 430 Crank Hp
Do you think it will be safe to buy it? I know it depends on how it was driven and maintained and i will take it to a specialist to check it but i need an experienced opinion,
Thank you everyone!
 

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KollinWithaK

Autocross Champion
I've never heard of DynoDrome before and I like to think I know my way around these cars at least a little bit. It would for sure be worth looking into them as a tuner and seeing what their reputation is, what the support is like, and if there are any risks or issues running their tunes (likely not but better safe than sorry). As for the rest of the bolt-ons, they are all fairly common and don't have any known issues, although I don't know what a Sprint Booster is. The big factor here is maintenance, first item you want to be checked is the cam follower for sure because if that has not been serviced regularly it will grenade your engine. Second is overall engine health, were the oil changes regular, what about the other fluids, and then trans and diff life especially running higher than normal power.

Would definitely recommend taking it to an expert as you mentioned above. Based on the one picture you provided aesthetically the car looks good.

Good luck!
 

Simox

New member
I've never heard of DynoDrome before and I like to think I know my way around these cars at least a little bit. It would for sure be worth looking into them as a tuner and seeing what their reputation is, what the support is like, and if there are any risks or issues running their tunes (likely not but better safe than sorry). As for the rest of the bolt-ons, they are all fairly common and don't have any known issues, although I don't know what a Sprint Booster is. The big factor here is maintenance, first item you want to be checked is the cam follower for sure because if that has not been serviced regularly it will grenade your engine. Second is overall engine health, were the oil changes regular, what about the other fluids, and then trans and diff life especially running higher than normal power.

Would definitely recommend taking it to an expert as you mentioned above. Based on the one picture you provided aesthetically the car looks good.

Good luck!
Thank you! It was really helpful! And yes the first thing to be checked is the cam follower. A sprint booster helps the RPM to go higher-faster. I am going to test drive the car tomorrow to see if there is anything wrong with the drivability and will run it with a datalog to make sure the tune is correct. Will surely check the DSG and the diff.

Thank you so much for your advices!
 

Simox

New member
I've never heard of DynoDrome before and I like to think I know my way around these cars at least a little bit. It would for sure be worth looking into them as a tuner and seeing what their reputation is, what the support is like, and if there are any risks or issues running their tunes (likely not but better safe than sorry). As for the rest of the bolt-ons, they are all fairly common and don't have any known issues, although I don't know what a Sprint Booster is. The big factor here is maintenance, first item you want to be checked is the cam follower for sure because if that has not been serviced regularly it will grenade your engine. Second is overall engine health, were the oil changes regular, what about the other fluids, and then trans and diff life especially running higher than normal power.

Would definitely recommend taking it to an expert as you mentioned above. Based on the one picture you provided aesthetically the car looks good.

Good luck!
Oh and here is the website of DynoDrome!
http://www.dynodrome.gr/
 

GIACUser

Master Wallet Mechanic
Safe to buy it, no. Roll of the dice for you. At the right price, if the car holds up it might be an ok purchase. However you could buy it and have more issues than you want or can afford to deal with. I certainly wouldn't buy this car if I was going to depend on it for my daily transportation.
 

Simox

New member
Safe to buy it, no. Roll of the dice for you. At the right price, if the car holds up it might be an ok purchase. However you could buy it and have more issues than you want or can afford to deal with. I certainly wouldn't buy this car if I was going to depend on it for my daily transportation.
Can you please elaborate why it is risky? Because it is tuned?
Thank you!!
 

GIACUser

Master Wallet Mechanic
Can you please elaborate why it is risky? Because it is tuned?
Thank you!!
Modded cars running aftermarket turbos are very cool, I have had several and have one now. Cars in general have a certain number of trouble free miles, and then they become money pits over time as things wear out. These 2.0t cars running 50% more power on a stock block and non reinforced accessories can have and generally have their period of reliability but they will also deteriorate too and my experience is that they will deteriorate much faster and it is not uncommon to have a catastrophic failure as the rods, bearings fatigue under all that extra power/heat day in and day out.

Since you are buying this second hand, someone else has already driven a number of those "reliable" miles. That presents some measure of risk for you. Finding qualified folks to work on it or getting replacement parts if any of the mod parts fail might have you waiting depending on which country you live in, presents some risk for you.

Not sure what year the car is or how many miles it has on it but it is likely nearly a decade old, that in itself presents some risk in terms of reasonable expectations that a 10 year old car will likely not be trouble free, modded or not.

The other risk for you is that it appears you don't know what your in for. If you are looking for a "safe" buy in general this car gets low marks because of the extensive engine mods. Unless you have the money in the bank to replace a motor I would avoid this car. If you have the money and are ok with dropping a new motor in then go have fun if the car checks out. An R with this turbo setup is a whole lot of fun and just what this car needed, just set aside 12-15K dollars US to allow replacement of motor and whatever else gets taken out.

Good Luck, sorry if I sound down on the car but you asked if it looked like a "safe" buy. In my opinion its not. Is it cool, very, but I would have the car inspected and ask for compression, leak down tests and have the oil analyzed.
 

Simox

New member
Modded cars running aftermarket turbos are very cool, I have had several and have one now. Cars in general have a certain number of trouble free miles, and then they become money pits over time as things wear out. These 2.0t cars running 50% more power on a stock block and non reinforced accessories can have and generally have their period of reliability but they will also deteriorate too and my experience is that they will deteriorate much faster and it is not uncommon to have a catastrophic failure as the rods, bearings fatigue under all that extra power/heat day in and day out.

Since you are buying this second hand, someone else has already driven a number of those "reliable" miles. That presents some measure of risk for you. Finding qualified folks to work on it or getting replacement parts if any of the mod parts fail might have you waiting depending on which country you live in, presents some risk for you.

Not sure what year the car is or how many miles it has on it but it is likely nearly a decade old, that in itself presents some risk in terms of reasonable expectations that a 10 year old car will likely not be trouble free, modded or not.

The other risk for you is that it appears you don't know what your in for. If you are looking for a "safe" buy in general this car gets low marks because of the extensive engine mods. Unless you have the money in the bank to replace a motor I would avoid this car. If you have the money and are ok with dropping a new motor in then go have fun if the car checks out. An R with this turbo setup is a whole lot of fun and just what this car needed, just set aside 12-15K dollars US to allow replacement of motor and whatever else gets taken out.

Good Luck, sorry if I sound down on the car but you asked if it looked like a "safe" buy. In my opinion its not. Is it cool, very, but I would have the car inspected and ask for compression, leak down tests and have the oil analyzed.
Thank you so much!! You really helped me out! Sincerely i have a procharged camaro v6 2017 and i was looking for a “daily” car since the camaro absorbs a lot of gas 😂 the golf r was bought by a tuner and modded but not driven yet (he wanted to keep it as his personal car but he went for a 7r) it hasn’t been driven while tuned yet for more than 1000 miles and it has 64k miles on it and it was driven by an old man as a daily car and well maintained but i will surely inspect everything (transmission, differential, engine and the data log to see if the tune isnt aggressive for the engine). Your right its a risky bet but i guess if i inspect it right i shouldn’t have a lot of issues other than the normal cam follower check😂 (i hope so) and for the engine i was thinking that if i go for it i will build the engine step by step (not to get more power but to make it safer). Anyway thank you so much for your advice! And no you didn’t sound “down”.. after all i asked for honest opinions! Will keep you posted!
 

GIACUser

Master Wallet Mechanic
Well I hope you aren’t buying the car thinking you are going to be getting much better mileage than your Camaro.
They weigh about the same and would be same hp assuming of course you have bolted on a p1sc. Same power, same weight they are going to get similar mileage. My 480whp GTI is very thirsty.

Above all, go have fun.
 
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