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SoWalGTI

Go Kart Newbie
Previous GTI build below.

New Chapter Begins - Sportwagen Build

Guess who's back...back again!

2011 Mk6 JSW SE2.5




Current Mods

Engine:

  • IE Performance Intake Manifold
  • IE Stage 2 + SRI Tune
  • IE air intake
  • IE billet valve cover
  • IE fuel rail
  • IE Vacuum Pump Delete

Gearbox:
  • Integrated Engineering TCU tune

Exterior:
  • OEM LED Bi-Xenon headlight retrofit
  • OEM R-Line foglight retrofit
  • OEM Votex front spoiler
  • OEM Golf R side skirts
  • OEM Votex rear spoiler and diffuser
  • OEM Votex hatch extension
  • OEM GTI front grille
  • Anti-glare, aspherical blind spot mirrors

Interior:
  • OEM RNS-315 head unit retrofit

Suspension/Chassis:
  • Koni Struts
  • H&R Sport Springs
  • Audi TT strut mounts/bearings

Wheels/Tires/Brakes:
  • OEM VW Durban 18" wheels
  • Firestone Indy500 225/40/18
  • OEM Golf R brake retrofit
  • Hawk Talon Performance rotors
  • Carbotech Pads
  • StopTech stainless lines

Sportwagen build starts here

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GTI build begins below

GTI SOLD 9/23/2017

2012 Candy White GTI, Manual



Engine:
  • Unitronic K04
  • Unitronic Stage2+
  • Neuspeed FMIC
  • CTS Turbo TOP
  • CTS Turbo Throttle Pipe
  • SPM catted down pipe
  • ECS baffled catch can
  • ECS carbon-fiber Luft-Technik Intake
  • ECS carbon fiber engine cover
  • Porsche oil/coolant caps & black washer fluid cap
  • RevD Diverter Valve
  • R8 Coil Packs / NGK Iridium Plugs BKR7EIX
  • 034 Motorsport mounts

Transmission:
  • Southbend Stage2 Daily
  • 034 Motorsport billet aluminum dogbone mount
  • Audi S3 Euro short-shifter
  • 034 Motorsport aluminum shifter bracket bushings
  • 034 Motorsport mounts

Exterior:
  • OEM Xenon headlight retrofit
  • OEM LED tail lights
  • OEM Golf R Side skirts
  • Höen fog lights
  • Klii Motorwerks rear badge inlay (Interlagos pattern)
  • Klii motorwerks license plate frame (Interlagos pattern)
  • Anti-glare blind spot side mirrors
  • OEM color-matched front lip
  • Shaved front bumper
  • Piano black painted bumper inserts and grille

Interior:
  • Golf R leather interior swap
  • European cup holder
  • P3Cars vent gauge in red/white
  • VW aluminum glovebox handle
  • Klii Motorwerks steering wheel badge inlay (Interlagos pattern)
  • OEM Monster Mats
  • Upgraded to RNS-315
  • OEM rear window shades
  • Hatch pop kit with button

Suspension/Chassis:
  • H&R SuperSports
  • Koni STR.T coils/shocks
  • Audi TT strut mounts/bearings
  • Tyrolsport stage2 hatch bracing
  • Unibrace UB

Wheels/Tires/Brakes:
  • Neuspeed RSE12 rims, 18x8 gunmetall
  • Michelin Pilot Super Sports 225/40/18
  • Golf R Front brakes
  • StopTech Stainless Lines
  • CarboTech pads
 
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SoWalGTI

Go Kart Newbie
Parts have arrived!

H&R Super Sports, Koni STR.T struts/shocks, Audi TT bearings/bushings, all new hardware, stretch bolts and mounts.



Neuspeed RSE12's in Gunmetal.



After the installation by Volkswagen.

 

SoWalGTI

Go Kart Newbie
LED Tails installed along with the KliiMotorwerks license plate frame and badge inlay.



KliiMotorwerks steering-wheel badge inlay.

 

SoWalGTI

Go Kart Newbie
How's the ride quality of that combo an now much u pay for it together ?
The ride quality is awesome. Significant reduce in body roll, does great over city roads and is only slightly more stiff than stock. Overall a little more sporty feel, but nothing drastic.
 

SoWalGTI

Go Kart Newbie
P3Cars digital vent gauge installed. I chose the red/white lighting which turned out to be a perfect match with the gauge clusters. The fit and finish are pretty impressive. The gauge was a PITA to installed into the vent however. I'd recommend spending the extra coin and getting the entire assembly if I had to do it over.



I will take some day time pics and update the thread soon.

I also used my Micro-Can for the first time today to clear the bulb out error from my LED taillights install. For anyone trying to find out what to code byte 18 for to get rid of the errors, I used 1F and tested extensively. Works perfectly.

North American region, halogen headlights, led tails w/o fog = 1F (stock was 03)
 

CarniifeX

Go Kart Champion
Very nice! Gosh I have a weak spot for Neuspeed wheels.

Love the P3 gauge, it's really a useful tool.
 

SoWalGTI

Go Kart Newbie
Very nice! Gosh I have a weak spot for Neuspeed wheels.

Love the P3 gauge, it's really a useful tool.
Thanks man! All of the Neuspeed wheels just look like they were made for these cars. They almost seem as if they would be OEM on a higher trim level package.

I plan on using the P3Gauge to track power increases, temprature differences, etc with each mod. I know it wont be 100% accurate all the time, but it will be nice to use it to document baseline numbers and then track any improvements with each mod.
 

CarniifeX

Go Kart Champion
Thanks man! All of the Neuspeed wheels just look like they were made for these cars. They almost seem as if they would be OEM on a higher trim level package.

I plan on using the P3Gauge to track power increases, temprature differences, etc with each mod. I know it wont be 100% accurate all the time, but it will be nice to use it to document baseline numbers and then track any improvements with each mod.
I completely agree about Neuspeed. They have some of the best fitting, looking and performing parts on the market.

I usually keep my gauge on intake temps, sometimes I'll check coolant on long drives. It's really a great 'gauge'. It's really accurate, straight from the ECU though I would recommend getting the analog boost sensor.
 

SoWalGTI

Go Kart Newbie
European cupholder installed. This was a major undertaking and very scary. So much fragile trim removal, tiny screws and plastic tabs. Took me 2.5hours from start to finish. During the trim removal of the surround for the HVAC controls, I accidentally unplugged my airbag warning light and it threw an error light on the dash. Luckily, I just purchased VAGCOM last week and cleared the code immediately. Whew!



I also installed the aluminum glovebox handle. It really sets off the interior.
 

SoWalGTI

Go Kart Newbie
The rain finally let up this evening just before dark, so I found an old abandoned road and snapped some shots.

Dat booty though!



 
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