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havocsrt 06-28-2016 11:55 PM

"Black Widow" build
2011 Black GTI, base 2 Door

Since I’m putting all of this time and money into my car, I figured I may as well start my own thread.

Current status of “Black Widow”


•FrankenTurbo F23t with ceramic coating (Stratified)
•Franken TOP (Stratified)
•COBB OTS (Stage 2, 93)
•COBB cold air intake
•RSR DIY clutch kit
•Raceland 3" catless downpipe
•Custom 2.5” catback exhaust
•R8 coil packs
•NGK BKR8EIX iridium IX spark plugs - .025 gap
•BSH throttle pipe with water/meth bung
•CoolingMist CMGS Stage 2 (water/meth kit with digital controller) (Stratified)
•3 bar MAP sensor
•BSH boost tap
•Polished valve cover/cylinder head/throttle body/COBB intake pipe
•Cylinder head port and polished

On order/need installed:

•Protune (Stratified)
•RKX Tech Oil Catch Can kit
•034 Motorsports billet insert
•Spulen dog bone mount


•SPM performance springs (front and rear)

Brakes, Wheels and Tires:

•VMR 701 wheels, 18x8.5 et. 45 (Matte black)
•Locking lugs (Matte black)
•Hancook ventus evo2 235 40 ZR18
•Stoptec slotted rotors and brakes (front and rear)

On order/need installed:


•COBB Accessport v.3
•OEM Euro light switch
•Escort Passport 8500x50 radar detector
•USB hardwire mod
•CoolingMist CMGS digital controller/boost gauge
•Glowshift vent pod
On order/need installed:
•Urotuning LED light kit
•TWM Performance Phantom “Hybrid” Shift Knob/matte black
•AUX fog light toggle switch


•R20 style LED tail lights (dark cherry red)
•Matte black front and rear VW badge
•Golf R front bumper full conversion kit
•No holes front license plate bracket kit
•plastidip rear reflectors matte black
•Agency Power carbon fiber rear diffuser
On order/need installed:
•Yellow LaminX fog covers
•Flow Designs front splitter
•Flow Designs side splitters
•Flow Designs rear splitters
•Urotuning LED license plate light hit
•ECS tuning rear lip spoiler extension/carbon fiber
•Red Tail Performance curved split center oval exhaust tips/matte black

OBDeleven mods:

•No mods as of yet

Wish List:

•HID headlights
•Arm Motorsports gold FMIC
•Ultimate Racing CBE
•Uni DV relocation kit
•Sound system
•034 Motorsports motor
•034 Motorsports rear sway bar
•Brembo BBK

The appearance journey of "Black Widow"

Stock (Dec 2011)

OEM Audi A4 wheels, painted black (Oct 2012-Jun 2015

Enkei EVO6, 18 x 7.5 wheels, painted burnt copper (Jun 2015-Jan 2016


VMR 701's (Jan 2016-present)

havocsrt 06-28-2016 11:58 PM

Did some painting under the hood



Phase 2


Phase 3


whitewolf33 06-29-2016 07:19 PM

Very nice Looks good

havocsrt 07-01-2016 03:02 PM

The first of my goodies have started trickling in:

- Sachs clutch disc (RSR DIY part)
- Gear oil
- Lamin-x amber films for my fogs
- Boost Juice (water meth kit)


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havocsrt 07-01-2016 04:32 PM

RSR DIY clutch pieces are here


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havocsrt 07-03-2016 08:09 PM

Glowshift Vent pod and 3 bar MAP sensor came in


havocsrt 07-07-2016 08:54 AM

Son and I installed the RSR DIY clutch:

- I opted to not remove the subframe, I didn't want to go through the trouble of ordering the new bolts and more disassembly and reassembly

- I was able to get the Transmission out with a little bit of manipulation

- When I removed the bolts on the transmission mount, I removed the top three bolts on the mount itself. I ended up having to remove the plate (between the transmission mount and transmission) off of the transmission to make more room to get it out (see below picture)
First bolts taken out

Second bolts removed for clearance

- Removed the TOB and cleaned out all of the debris with some carb cleaner and a rag. Greased up the spline and installed the new TOB

Stock PP before it was removed


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SoWalGTI 07-07-2016 01:06 PM

What mileage did you have on your stock clutch before the RSR? How was the condition of your flywheel?

havocsrt 07-07-2016 01:11 PM


Originally Posted by SoWalGTI (Post 2450385)
What mileage did you have on your stock clutch before the RSR? How was the condition of your flywheel?

99k, believe it or not, my flywheel was in great shape....forgot to snap a picture of it.

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havocsrt 07-07-2016 03:09 PM

Coolingmist Stage 2, water meth injection kit has arrived.


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havocsrt 07-09-2016 11:33 AM

Clutch comparison. Stock clutch vs. RSR DIY clutch


havocsrt 07-12-2016 06:58 PM

Stoptech slotted rotors came in


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havocsrt 07-22-2016 02:56 PM

I have a new project in mind and i havent seen it done yet. I have an extra set of "r" led fogs and i want to fabricate brakets form them (upside down to fit properly) in the lower fron grille and use amber lanix films on them. The picture is not my car, its just to give a visual.

I want to put these in the lower grille.

On the left and right sides here

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havocsrt 07-23-2016 03:45 AM

Usb hardwire mod:

Bought this at O'Reilly Autoparts

Split the plastic case and cut the 12v adapter portion off

Used a soldering gun to remove the 12v hardware and soldered in the positive (where the nipple for 12v was) and negative (two places on either side), running the two negatives into a connector, with one negative wire coming out of the opposite end and shrink wrapped.

Sanded all four sides of the remaining square portion of the platic until i got a snug fit, where i popped out the console tab.

Using a terminal tester, i found the positive wire on the 12v wire harness (center wire on my car), spliced the positive wire there and the spliced the negative wire into the remaining larger gauge wire. Reinstalled the console. Final product.

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