Hey Nate - What up & guess what? Eric is passing back the 01 VR6 to me in a few weeks and it looks like I'll be hip deep with a VRT build myself. Car has been in his hands since '05 when he bored it out to 2.9liter (.080 bore) and poked in 83mm JE pistons (186236 with 9:1 comp ratio).
He added new rings, stock rods/crank, rebuilt the bottom end with glyco main and rod bearings, new rod and main bolts, ARP head studs, rebuilt the head with Autotech Ti valve retainers, cleaned and re-honed both the valves/head. Also, installed DSR 256 FI cam, new timing chains/chain tensioner, new main and wear seals, Black Forest Industries Lightweight aluminum flywheel + Stage 3 six puck center sprung clutch, Black Forest Industries aluminum crack pipe, bought & installed a custom short-runner intake manifold bolted to Mk3 aluminum lower intake manifold/ Mk3 vr6 drive-by cable TB body, OBX tubular headers, 42DD straight pipe (left the Milltek 2.5" catback in place) & lot's more.
The Gti is still in Montgomery (he's in Memphis) with zero miles on the rebuild, so were going to haul it close to home to work on some more.
I'll be basically selling the Vortec V9 Supercharger that he rebuilt with abec-9 ceramic bearings and new seals from superchargerrebuilds.com. He/we still have all original mandrel bent piping intact (except flange for diverter valve as it was cut and tapped to accommodate air intake temp sensor).
Beyond that...I'm still rolling on the 20th Ann IY Gti and still have the '05 C6 as our "Grocery-go-Getter" LOL.
BTW, you still at Hilti?? Hit me up when time permits....we'll talk & catch up.