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swfloridamk6

Go Kart Champion
Special thanks to the boys at Avenue Autosports for all the help.

Extra Special Thank You to Rotiform Wheels




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The car is primarily a hobby and car show ride
I will update this post (#1) with the current look and release level. The subsequent posts (2-xx) will be historical.

My car is a set of 'Releases' that I will build for major car shows.


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Release 2.0(11/2012) Installed Mods:

Performance:
• APR K04 Turbo Kit
• APR Stage I & II CAI
• RAI Turbo Back SS exhaust system
• Forge Twincooler
• BSH torque mount
• AWE Turbo Outlet Pipe
• BSH Catch can
• Forge short shifter

Wheel/Tires/Suspension/Brakes:
Custom Air Ride suspension:
•Accu-Air E-level air ride management
•Airlift XL front air struts with Dorbitz sway bar brackets
•SS-5 rear air bags with Dorbirtz D-cups
•Bilstein shocks
•5 gallon skinny tank chrome
•Viair 444c compressor
•Rotiform 3pc forged BLQs, 18x8.5 et 42 with custom polish and powder coat
•Rotiform cast BLQ for spare wheel 18x8.5 et45 polished and powder coated
•Yokohama S-drives 215/35/18
•Brembo 6 pot front BBK
•Brembo 4 pot rear BBK
•Brembo e-brake caliper
•Coleman Racing 330mm rotors, slotted and drilled
•ECS SS lines
•Hawk brake pads

Exterior:
• Full front and rear shave:
Front grill VW emblem shaved, hood notch filled​
Shaved side marker lights​
Shaved headlight washer blank​
Shaved rear hatch emblem​
Shaved rear bumper reflectors​
•OEM 35th anniversary edition front bumper and lower splitter
•OEM Golf R side skirts
•OEM LED license plate lights
•OEM Golf R black Xenon headlight housings
•OEM LED / Golf R tails
•OEM aspherical mirrors
•Custom badgeless honeycomb grille
•Color matched lower grill insert
•Rear wiper delete
•CF rear diffuser
•Painted roof satin black
•Satin black mirror caps

Interior:
•OEM Golf R Euro seats
•Custom headliner in Alcantera
•Custom door panels in Alcantera
•Custom arm rest in Alcantera
•Custom shift boot in Alcantera
•Custom rear seat delete/false floor combo
•OEM steering wheel re-wrapped in Alcantera
•OEM Dash cubby(Eos version)
•OEM Euro glove box lock
•OEM Euro light switch
•OEM Euro cup holder
•OEM 2012 GTI steering wheel emblem
•OEM MK5 bluetooth cover
•OEM Euro first aid kit (red)
•OEM warning triangle
•OEM Door pocket umbrella
•OEM Safety vest
•Forge shift knob
•PODI Boost and Oil temp gauges
•Newsouth podmount center console
•Relocated 12v accessory plug to armrest
•Remote for hatch from inside
•AWE pedals
•Custom stereo:
-2 JL 10W6V2 subs
-MCC204 - McIntosh 4/3/2 Ch 200 Watt
-MCC302 - McIntosh 2 Ch 600 Watt

Other:
•Noisemaker delete
•Black OEM coolant cap
•Black OEM washer fluid cap
•Under side hood paint
•JCaps for washer fluid reservoir
•Evolution Motorsports oil cap
•Engine covers dress up (DIY)
•Hella Dual Tone (Ferrari sound) horns
•OSIR CF coolant cover

Release 2.0 pictures





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Release 1.0(11/2011) Installed Mods:

Performance:
•APR Stage II ECU
•APR Stage I & II CAI
•RAI Turbo Back SS exhaust system
•Forge Twincooler
•BSH torque mount
•AWE Turbo Outlet Pipe
•BSH Catch can
•Forge short shifter

Wheel/Tires/Suspension/Brakes:

•Suspension Techniques (ST) Coilovers
•Custom powdercoated Nurburgring wheels (18 X 8) 45offset
•Hankook Ventus V12 (225/40R18XL)
•Adams slotted rotors
•ECS SS lines
•Hawk pads

Exterior:
•Full front and rear shave:
Front grill VW emblem shaved, hood notch filled​
Shaved side marker lights​
Shaved headlight washer blank​
Shaved rear hatch emblem​
Shaved rear bumper reflectors​
•Reiger front lower spoiler with CF splitter
•Color matched lower grill insert
•Rear wiper delete
•CF rear diffuser
•Painted roof satin black
•Satin black mirror caps
•Lamin-X Tails
•Lamin-X fogs and headlights
•Nokya Hyper Yellow 5 fog lights
•Replaced GTI emblems with red
•Color matched center caps
•LED / Golf R tails



Interior:
•Euro light switch
•Euro cup holders
•Forge shift knob
•PODI Boost and Oil temp gauges
•Newsouth podmount center console
•Euro glove box lock
•AWE pedals
•OSIR Shift boot

Other:
•Noisemaker delete
•Black OEM coolant cap
•Under side hood paint
•JCaps for washer fluid resevoir
•Audi R8 oil cap
•Engine covers dress up (DIY)
•Hella Dual Tone (Ferrari sound) horns
•OSIR CF coolant cover


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Release 1.0 Car:

 
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swfloridamk6

Go Kart Champion
Smoked Tails

Added Lamin-x on tails. Headlights in light blue and fogs in yellow.:w00t:
 

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swfloridamk6

Go Kart Champion
Turbo Back RAI exhaust

Next up, RAI 3 inch SS Turbo Back exhaust system. Debated alot. I wanted some sound, but nothing super loud. RAI came out with a discount so went with that. Before that was considering 42DD or APR. Read other thread on my exhaust install experience.http://www.golfmk6.com/forums/showthread.php?t=19190

Overall: Like exhaust, louder than I hoped for, but performs well.
Initial pics:

[IMG]http://i770.photobucket.com/albums/xx349/paulbarney/GTI/GTIandJetta016.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i770.photobucket.com/albums/xx349/paulbarney/GTI/IMG00118-20110730-0943.jpg[/IMG]
Edit later: Now considering adding an in-line silencer or something to take some of the volume off (just a touch).

Update after 6 weeks: Talked to Ray at RAI. Decided to add in line Vibrant 18 inch bottle resonator. On its way now. Will post pics and sound clips once installed.

[IMG]http://i770.photobucket.com/albums/xx349/paulbarney/GTI/vibrantresonator2.jpg[/IMG]


Here is the video before resonator added:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jOWeKPITqQ

Update after resonator add (2 months after original install).

[IMG]http://i770.photobucket.com/albums/xx349/paulbarney/GTI/001.jpg[/IMG]
Pics of the area that original install could not get to line up. So later we needed some welding. We cut the downpipe support piece off standard exhaust and attached to RAI downpipe.
[IMG]http://i770.photobucket.com/albums/xx349/paulbarney/GTI/009.jpg[/IMG]
 
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swfloridamk6

Go Kart Champion
H&R Super Sport Springs

Finally bringing it down. H&R Super Sports. Chose H&R for decent drop and good ride still. Loving the drop. I thought I might need spacers, but tucked-in nicely. Handles and rides great:w00t:
 

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swfloridamk6

Go Kart Champion
APR Stage 2

Finally getting some additional power. APR ECU Stage 2 upgrade and APR CF Cold Air intake Stage I and II. Loving the new power feel.:happyanim:
 

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mikeh61

Ready to race!
car looks really good man. i was considering the bronze nurburgring but at the time they were sold out every where.
 

swfloridamk6

Go Kart Champion
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Hey I like the laminex on the headlights and fogs. How do you go about buying and installing that?

I got from Lamin-x directly. Great service, sent me more material when I had problem with tails. Heads and fogs should be fine for DIY. User a hairdryer! Sharp razor!
 

swfloridamk6

Go Kart Champion
Engine dress up

I made some dress ups to the engine area plastics with red and 3M Di-Noc CF. Pretty happy with it. Would like to update the hoses in red as well, but need to find a source for the parts. Send me tips if you have them.
 

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