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Old 03-04-2013, 02:40 PM   #1
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This thread is long overdue.

Some background. I bought my car new in late 2010 and did a lot of mods early on. I got my stage 1 tune with less than 2,000 miles and now I have close to 30K. Then from 2011 to late 2012 I just enjoyed the car. Now a lot of the parts are getting refreshed exhaust, coilovers, wheels, suspension, brakes etc.

Engine:
APR stage 2 tune
APR Carbonio stage 1
APR DP
Akrapovic slip-on
GFB DV+

Transmission:
Diesel Geek Short Shifter
Tyrol Sports Shifter Bushings
VWR Subframe mount

Exterior:
SRS-Tec 25mm wide fenders
OEM Dark Cherry LED taillights w/o fog + ECS adapters
OEM License plate LED lights + BKS adapters
Votex (Zubehor) side skirts
Euro image wiper delete plug
USP 3000K HID fog lights
Weathertech window visors

Interior:
OEM 35th Edition shift knob
OEM Euroswitch
Stack boost gauge + New South vent pod

Suspension:
H&R Ultralows (temporary)
H2 Ohlins R&T VWS M100 + Eibach springs (shelfed)
H2 Camber Plates
Passat (aluminum) spindles
Superpro LCA
Superpro ALK
VWR Rear Sway Bar 24mm
White Line Rear End Links
VWR Front Sway Bar 26mm
White Line Front End Links
Tyrol Sports Rigid Collars + ARP Bolts
034 Motorsport rear trailing arms spherical bushings

Braking:
Stoptech ST40 328x30 + braided lines + Stoptech street pads
Stoptech slotted rears + Stoptech street pads

Chasis:
Unibrace XB
Unibrace UB
Unibrace RB
OEM R32 belly pan

Wheels:
SSR Type C RS 17x8 +48
Continental DW 215/45
42DD 15mm adapter/spacers

Volk TE37 17x7.5" +40
Fuzion (Bridgestone) ZRi's 225/45

To be installed:
OEM rear trailing arm covers
OEM rear axle cover
OEM RS3 brake ducts
US Mill Works license plate frame
Stoptechs rear lines
Tyrolsport Master Brake Cylinder
Tyrolsport Rigid Rear Collars
RE-Amemiya AW7s + tires
R-Line bumper conversion
OEM MK5 projector fog lights (Morimoto Matchbox?)
Frameless rear view
Radar detector
OEM cubby + sprintbooster
Rebuild Ultraleggeras

I'll update this thread as I get my pictures uploaded to Flickr. These are from last week.



The car sits higher since getting the new coilovers in. This is around ~25" FTG.



The handling is night and day with the Ohlins vs the KW V2, but if I'm honest I prefer how the car looked when I was lower. Sold the 18's now 17's only now.

I still have some parts that still need to go in, I'll update this thread with those and some of my older pictures.
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“Good equipment ain’t cheap, and cheap equipment ain’t good.”

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Old 03-04-2013, 02:58 PM   #2
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Long overdue. Great car and the best suspension on any mk6 out there.
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:08 PM   #3
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Taken the day I picked the car up this was ~Oct/Nov 2010



Taken at Four Season Tuning's old location. Stage 1 tune was done less than a month in and was waiting for my Ultimate Racing catless fully resonated TBE to be installed.



Close up of the 4" rolled tips. I still like how this exhaust had a very stock look to it. I never got hassled the 3 times I was pulled over



Car was up on the lift at Canyon Racer getting the KW V2's put on. Mike noticed the exhaust was close to the left side of the exhaust tunnel. We adjusted and everything was fine after.







All fixed!



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Old 03-07-2013, 03:25 AM   #4
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KW V2's getting installed at Canyon Racer



Rear height adjustment



Black and purple, black and purple



Rear damping adjustment



Rear shock assembly



Front damping adjustment



Progressive front springs and sleeve



Stainless front coilover assemblies



Mike does good work!



25" FTG on Detroits with another inch left in the front

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Old 03-07-2013, 02:05 PM   #5
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Stack boost gauge

More photos. I'll keep dumping them here until the thread is more up to date.

Parts used:
Stack boost gauge measured in Bar
New South vent pod
42DD boost tap
Gauge hood

When only the best will do.



Stack USA painted the needle as a custom option.



Wiring



Autometer dimmer wired up



Lights off



Lights on



Picture with flash, its easier to see the boost gauge hood



Hit 10K

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Old 03-07-2013, 08:01 PM   #6
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Everything wheels

Playing around with different Iphone photo filters



Car went to VW GG for my 3rd waterpump, this was my loaner



Took me long enough but I finally got first set of wheels mid 2012. Work 11R 17x9 +38



General Exclaim 215/45/17 stretcheddd



Too many filters = noisy picture



SSR Type C RS 17x8 +48 w/Continental DW 215/45/17



Just to see what they would look like



Wheels washed ,tires unmounted, and wheel weights removed. Wheels were in really good condition only issue was some minor rubbing on the rear two wheels







Not bad for a 17" wheel



Dropped off at Rotiform

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Old 03-08-2013, 01:00 PM   #7
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Couple of weeks later...



All new hardware: 42DD spacer/adapter, SSR hub rings, SSR center caps, SSR valve stems, Monster 14mm steel lugs, and Mcgard locks



Mock up with new stickers



Rotiform did a cold strip and powder coated in gloss white. I could have gone with something flashier but I wanted the color to be stockish looking for factory SSR Type C RS'. I'm still going back and forth on these wheels. Tires have not been mounted yet. I've been rolling around on my Work 11Rs trying to decide if I should keep a lightweight 17" setup for the track.
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Old 03-08-2013, 01:06 PM   #8
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I love those Works, they look so good! 17x9 all around looks great at that height and with 215's
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Old 03-08-2013, 01:28 PM   #9
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This is the used Akrapovic slip on and link pipe I picked up. Already has some heat discoloration no biggie. It might not have as much titanium components as their other exhausts but this is considerably lighter than the stock exhaust a couple of pounds lighter than the UR.



Check out those welds



Over engineered exhaust hangers







Titanium and CF tips





Four Season Tuning taking off my UR TBE. Not pictured the APR 3" DP



Any Socal guys have GoPro I can borrow? I really want to post a video
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Old 03-08-2013, 01:35 PM   #10
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I love those Works, they look so good! 17x9 all around looks great at that height and with 215's
Thanks! Yeah I liked them sooo much when I was lower, but with the new suspension it looks like a 4x4 if only they were 18". I'm close to pulling the trigger on new wheels and tires so I'll be posting them for sale soon.
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Old 03-12-2013, 11:44 AM   #11
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Ohlins DFV

Original gold



Unboxing. H2's kit is paired with Eibach springs and what looks like swift helper springs for the rear.







Front shock assembly







Rear shock assembly







H2 Camber plates



Adjustment details



Underside



Front spring rubbing issue



H2 custom sleeve



Camber plate installed




Passenger front



Close up



Just dumping photos for now I'll post my full review later. I'm at about 25" FTG all around at the lowest setting. Here I am waiting for my 30K service last week.

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Old 03-13-2013, 12:22 PM   #12
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OEM license plate LED lights

Ordered from BKS Tuning their adapter with the OEM LED



Differences front and back







Before and after







Prefer these to Racing Dash kit only because its using OEM parts and they aren't blindly bright and no bulb-out error no VCDS coding required.
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Old 03-13-2013, 07:06 PM   #13
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Shopping for wheels. I was originally going to buy these



But I can get a better deal on the black/blue version, probably due to the finish and size.



Any suggestions for powdercoating colors? I'm leaning towards a bright gloss silver or something similar.
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Old 03-13-2013, 08:01 PM   #14
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Did I miss something, what made you switch suspension setups?
Also, I have always liked the SSR wheels. Looks like they did a good job coating them.
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