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Old 04-27-2014, 02:44 AM   #1
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Driver's Edition in Carbon Steel Grey - 4 Door DSG






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Old 06-21-2014, 06:42 PM   #2
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Modifications

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APR Stage II ECU Tune - v 2.4 running 93
APR DSG Tune - v1.6
APR Mobile

Engine Hardware
APR Carbonio Intake Stage I & II
APR Downpipe
GFB DV+

OEM R8 Coil Packs
NGK PFR7S8EG Plugs gapped to .028" - less than stock gap by .04"

Engine Accessories
BFI Stage I Full Mount Kit

Suspension
DG Springs
Hotchkis Sway Bars - Front on soft, Rear on medium
Whiteline Anti Lift Kit
TyrolSport Deadset Subframe Collars (front and rear kits)
Current tire: Michelin PSS 225/40/18

Interior
deAutoKey Interior LED Kit, Blue footwells

Exterior
25% Tint
Dark cherry LED tail lights
Front red stripes painted black

VAG COM Tweaks
..... Windows down/up through key
..... DRL turn on/off through MFI
..... Comfort turn signal set to four
..... Cornering fog lights
..... Steering wheel mute button
..... Lights shut off with vehicle
..... Horn lock confirmation delete

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Old 06-21-2014, 06:44 PM   #3
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Went back to my dealer to have them flash transmission back to stock. Trying to pinpoint some issues.
What issue?
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Old 06-21-2014, 08:57 PM   #4
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Sounds good, where are the pics??
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Well i did use a breaker bar to snug up that nut instead of a torque wrench.
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my subframe has been out twice without replacing any bolts and I don't have subframe clunks and my world hasn't ended and my car hasn't blown up.
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Old 06-27-2014, 03:57 PM   #5
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Updated with pics.

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Old 07-15-2014, 12:20 AM   #6
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So just got my APR downpipe installed today.

First with performance, this thing rips. It is definitely noticeable, especially in the low end.

Sound? I honestly thought it would be louder. I even wish it was to some extent. But DAMN is the actual sound is awesome. The only way I know how to describe it is that it is just the perfect pitch. Just the right amount of growl. Makes the car a lot meaner.

Hands down go buy a downpipe. I LOVE it.


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Old 07-15-2014, 04:19 AM   #7
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So just got my APR downpipe installed today. Paid 400 for installation. But DAMN, this thing is nice.

First with performance, this thing rips. It is definitely noticeable, especially in the low end.

Sound? I honestly thought it would be louder. I even wish it was to some extent. But DAMN is the actual sound is awesome. The only way I know how to describe it is that it is just the perfect pitch. Just the right amount of growl. Makes the car a lot meaner.

Hands down go spend 1100 on a downpipe. I LOVE it.

Looks good. But damn, $400 for a downpipe install? You should have tried it yourself to save some coin. I did it with jackstands in 2.5 hours.
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Old 02-14-2016, 08:38 PM   #8
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This weekend my car needed an oil change, so I figured I might as well do a couple other things while I'm at it. I am just about at 24K miles.

Oil change:
5th oil change in total, used '5W 40 Motul 8100 X-Cess' that I got from Amazon, as well as the latest revision OEM filter. Actually used one of those oil pumps this time. They are kinda sick!

GFB DV+
I bought this a while ago from modded euros, but was hesitant installing it when I saw some people had problems with it. I know it's the latest revision from GFB, if that helps. Wasn't hard to install, use jack stands and it takes maybe 45 minutes max. For reference, my stock DV was revision C.

Thing is sick, go get one. I didn't get any codes (thankfully), and don't have any sketchy pigeon sounds. It definitely works. I recommend it!



'BFI Stage I Engine Mount kit'
Bought the whole kit straight from BFI. Almost bought the Stage II (track density) kit.



Install is dead easy with the right tools. Torque insert isn't bad if you are smart about it. Took, 2-3 hours? Lmao, took me a while to 'get smart about it'. When I got in the car, I had a steering light, traction control, and some other sketchy lights on. Before I drove out of my driveway, they were gone.



REVIEW? Seriously, go buy engine mounts. As stiff as you can find em. The difference is night and day. Coming in, I mainly wanted to get rid of wheel hop, but it does so much more. (Wheel hop is GONE, btw. Like GONE). The whole drivetrain just feels tighter, more articulate. You FEEL what the DSG does, you FEEL the different things that happen, versus the mush & dumpster feelings the stock mounts have. (SERIOUSLY, the stock mounts are akin to straight chewing gum out of someones mouth. You can squeeze the shit in your hand. I could bend the things MAX in either direction, in my hands. The BFI mounts? They didn't budge!) I am sure the 6MT guys feel a much better increase in responsiveness from the transmission, but it is still a huge upgrade on the DSG. I love it. This is one of those mods that will make you wish you did it earlier.

As for vibes? NVH? I was expecting it to be BAD. Remember, I did all 3 at once. I was scared, but excited at the same time. In reality, it really isn't bad at all. There is some resonance, a little NVH at idle, and reverse is exacerbated. Basically, everything you read is true. But to a lesser extent I feel. Everyone exaggerates! And the NVH that you now have, ITS AWESOME! If you close your eyes, you can get that racecar vibe. Reminds me personally of those stripped to shit track oriented Aston Martins. RACECAR, MAN!

TLDR: Get the track density / stage II instead. Racecar >

Other:
The back portion / Stage II Carbonio intake piece always hit my brake reservoir causing it to rattle like shit all the time. This happens to a LOT of people. I moved one mount spot from back to front, after reading the suggestion in some other thread here. (So in the picture, it used to be mounted BEHIND the thing it is now mounted to. I made sure there wasn't any stress on the actual pipe. Don't want that hoe to crack!) BUT, I believe the rattle is gone!!! So, success!


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Old 02-14-2016, 10:50 PM   #9
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I had the same issue with that intake. Slotted that hole to raise it up and used a flat washer.
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my subframe has been out twice without replacing any bolts and I don't have subframe clunks and my world hasn't ended and my car hasn't blown up.
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Old 02-15-2016, 01:27 AM   #10
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Nice reviews
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Old 06-01-2016, 10:58 PM   #11
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Today I installed new spark plugs (smaller gap), and ordered some new parts! Some have been laying here a couple weeks, but have been holding off to do it all at once. Hotchkis Sway Bars, Whiteline Anti Lift, Tyrolsport Deadset front & back, and spulen wheel spacers all on the way. Then install, tire rotation, and alignment.

Also gave it a good wash, wax, and uploaded new pics!
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