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lilfleck 03-18-2013 01:16 PM

lilfleck's "white on white" Build Thread
Guess this is overdue...

2011 GTI Autobahn, 6SP, 4 Dr

5% Tint
Color matched white grill slats / lower bumper potion
Votex front lip
Rear hatch "GTI" debadged
Ed's LED Cherry Tails

18x8.5 Fifteen52 Tarmacs (Gloss White)
225/40/18 Nitto NeoGen All Seasons
B&G RS2 Coilovers

Carbonio Stage 1
Neuspeed K04 TOP
BSH Charge/Throttle Body Pipe
Modshack intake bracket
BFI Stage 1 Torque Insert
SPM downpipe (street)
Magnaflow Catback Exhaust

White LED interior
Red LED foot well lighting
Bel RX65 mirror mounted and hardwired
New South Boost Gauge (Vent)
Seat Handle Inserts

ECS Hatch Pop Kit

Waiting to be Installed
Golf R intercooler
South Bend Stage 2 Daily
Tyrol Brake Bushings (need 7mm replacement snap rings)
(modded) Fog light covers

...things escalated quickly after pulling the trigger on the K04. Mod bug hit me with a baseball bat.

Shift bushings
Short Shifter
Rear Sway Bar

lilfleck's clutch thread - "Let's Discuss Clutch Options (Disc, Pressure Plate, Flywheel) - Summary of discussion"

Stock wheels:

Fifteen52 wheels:







Quick Links:
Ed's LED Tails Review
Went Crazy Buying Parts @ Waterfest 2013
Radar Mirror Mount Pics
APR K04 Install Impressions (post 104 & 107)
APR K04 Initial Impressions
APR K04 Impressions (1 month later)

Help Threads:
K04 Install Helpful Notes
Lilfleck's Clutch Thread - Options/Availbility

apa11393 03-18-2013 01:18 PM

sooooo clean, keep it up:thumbsup:

pgreene 03-20-2013 08:05 PM

Looking good! Very tastefully done.

JonathanCSewall 03-20-2013 11:15 PM

looking good man keep it up.

MKVInce 03-21-2013 07:57 AM

cleannnn!!!! :thumbup:

AXO 03-21-2013 10:46 AM

Great Looking Candy White!

McNastyGTI 03-21-2013 10:50 AM

Love those wheels. Great looking car too!! all white everythang haha

trd420 03-21-2013 11:02 AM

Sweet ride!! :D

hvltg 03-21-2013 11:21 AM

done right!

lilfleck 04-30-2013 01:04 PM

Thanks for the comments guys!


Trans dropped today. New OEM clutch being installed for free due to TSB for clutch groan. I tried getting them to install an aftermarket clutch kit or disc for me, but they refused twice: warranty fraud.

An interesting bit about the stock clutch. I got tuned at around 12-13k, slipped the same day of the tune. It had just started to snow when I was leaving--so cold temperatures were affecting it.

The whole winter, it would slip if I tried going near WOT. I took it easy for the whole winter. Once it warmed up, I got on it, and zero slip. Sweet!

I ran a Dodge Challenger one day, twice, back to back, (won the second one fwiw) and the next day, my clutch was slipping again. I babied it for a while, and it stopped slipping. I believe you can bed these clutches to have better grip. I think the key to it is minimal slipping of the clutch, and making sure you're not putting the clutch/motor under high load unnecessarily (low rpm, high speed).

I will upload a pic of my stock clutch. Like Bowers, my stock clutch looks great. No signs of glazing/hot spots/marks. It looks perfectly fine. I will have to look into either doing a full kit or the drop in. It will come down to price for me personally: what/how much am I willing to spend? How much do I value a lightened flywheel? Is it worth ~$700 premium over the disc?

svickstc 04-30-2013 01:16 PM

car looks great man, very clean

lilfleck 04-30-2013 03:32 PM

2 Attachment(s)
Pics of the old clutch

Tapped with my thumbs

lilfleck 05-01-2013 11:03 AM

New OEM clutch feel is heavier than before. I am guessing that is due to the new pressure plate. I'm sure it will get less and less over time until its back to the way it was before.

lilfleck 05-07-2013 03:39 PM

Ok, so fast forward a few days, the pressure plate backed off the flywheel and now I need a whole new transmission: clutch, flywheel, pressure plate, TOB. At least its all covered under warranty. I miss the GTI.

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