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    Thread: The Ultimate MKV R32 Guide

    1. Member Grip Driver's Avatar
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      03-15-2011 12:45 PM #1
      I have taken what PSU has put together and made it a sticky. If you have anything to add, please PM me.

      This thread is an on-going compilation of resources pertaining to the MKV R32. With that being said, stay tuned for updates.

      If you have links and/or member recommendations, please PM them to me so we can keep this thread clean and clutter free.

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      Arrival date in the US: August 2007
      Number of cars produced for the US: 5000
      Price: MSRP = $32,850

      OEM Wheels: Omanyts
      Size: 18x7.5 ET+51
      Weight: 28 lbs

      Top Speed: 130 mph
      0 - 60 mph: 5.8 seconds
      0 - 100 mph: 16.3 seconds
      Braking Distance from 60 mph: 111 ft
      600ft slalom 68.4 mph

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      DIY/FAQ (Sorted Alphabetically)

      B

      Badgeless Grill
      Brake Fluid Flush
      Brake Pad Installation (Front)
      Brake Pad Installation (Rear)
      Brake Rotor Removal
      Brake Stiffening Kit

      C

      Coilover Install
      Cupra Lip
      Clear Bra

      D

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      Disable TPMS Light
      DRL/HID/Halogen Info
      Dead Pedal

      E

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      EVOMS Hose Rub Fix
      EVOMS Intake Factory Instructions
      EVOMS Intake Install

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      Flapper Switch
      Foglight Install

      H

      Haldex Fluid
      Haldex Install
      Home Link Visor Install
      HPA Hockey Puck Discussion
      HPA Hockey Puck Install

      J

      Jack Stand Locations

      K

      Kerscher Tuning Front Lip
      Key Fob Disassembly (Battery Type: CR2032)

      L


      LED Taillights via Wire Harness
      LED Taillights via Wiring

      M

      Mirror Signal Installation

      O

      Oil Change

      R

      Rear Wiper Delete
      Recalls
      Reset Service Indicator
      Rust Proofing Coilovers

      S

      Side Marker Replacement

      T

      Tampa Mod Exhaust

      U

      UNIbrace UB Install
      UNIbrace XB Install
      Under Seat Storage Drawer

      V

      Valentine V1 Hardwire Install
      VF Engineering Engine Mount Install
      VF Engineering Pendulum Mount Install
      VF Engineering Transmission Mount Install

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      Last edited by Grip Driver; 12-30-2011 at 10:40 AM.
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    2. 07-17-2011 09:04 AM #2
      That's alot of specs you have there...

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      07-17-2011 02:05 PM #3
      .:R32 #1828 DBP H&R Sports H&R RSB other tid bits...
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      07-23-2011 01:12 PM #4

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      08-16-2011 11:01 AM #5
      Great write up. I wish there were more like this on other car forums.

    6. 11-25-2011 10:22 AM #6
      have you found which are looking for yet? :-)

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      11-26-2011 01:59 PM #7
      Great work PSU.
      OK.

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      12-13-2011 11:35 AM #8
      THX !!! very helpfull!

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      01-02-2012 01:34 PM #9
      I have a proposal. The FAQ Thread is locked and thus a lot of helpful information is hard to find. I suggest we start posting helpful threads here as well.

      First, this DIY should be added above:
      DSG Shifter Removal

      Second, here are some discussion threads I think people will find helpful
      Looking for headers, cats, cat delete
      Supersprint Headers (dubnick32)
      Milltek Headers (Startmosphere)
      HPA CVP Installed (by Linden VW)
      HPA Exhaust Video

      Engine Mount Discussion.

      Dynaudio Amp Review (infinityecho)

      Cheapest (new) Holeless Grill

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      01-11-2012 08:04 PM #10
      anyone know the part number or where to get a replacement rear VW emblem?

      gunna paint mine and i'd like to have a fresh new oem guy, just in case.

      TIA.

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      01-14-2012 07:00 PM #11
      I think you can only buy the whole assembly.
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      01-19-2012 07:27 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by rhcp4life View Post
      I think you can only buy the whole assembly.
      weak sauce.

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      02-14-2012 02:04 PM #13
      I already sent a pm to a mod (this thread creator) about adding the Tensioner DIY posted by timmyd to the DIY thread but it should be added here too.
      If your gas cap light comes on even if you think you tightened the cap, try pulling on the cap as you tighten it. Worked for me.
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      04-04-2012 08:52 AM #14
      how do we unsticky this so PSU can make this thread awesome again?

      conrad?
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      04-04-2012 10:00 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by abeR View Post
      how do we unsticky this so PSU can make this thread awesome again?

      conrad?
      Cheers,
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      04-04-2012 04:42 PM #16
      Nice work Abe.

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      04-04-2012 04:45 PM #17
      maybe just copy and paste this into a new thread you can edit? conrad is a busy dude and this may work easier
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      04-05-2012 02:01 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by abeR View Post
      maybe just copy and paste this into a new thread you can edit? conrad is a busy dude and this may work easier
      I think my old thread is still floating around.

      I will bump and edit that soon.

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      04-05-2012 08:37 PM #19
      start a new one and I will paste the contents
      Cheers,
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      04-11-2012 02:31 PM #20
      Y no longer stickied

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      04-11-2012 02:32 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by vdubbin0. View Post
      Y no longer stickied
      because PSU started the thread, then conrad took it over and slept on it.


      PSU cannot edit a sticky, or a thread that somebody else now is the OP for

      search PSU's name and find the new thread

      here it is http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...-MKV-R32-Guide

      Im going to keep it in my sig as well
      Last edited by abeR; 04-11-2012 at 02:37 PM.
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      05-24-2012 05:04 PM #22
      Any information on the total world production numbers for the MkV R32?

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      05-24-2012 05:13 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by IvanC View Post
      Any information on the total world production numbers for the MkV R32?
      Production numbers for South Africa


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      07-13-2012 02:16 PM #24
      Bump
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      12-30-2012 02:53 PM #25
      this might be the best sticky ever created!!

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      05-15-2013 01:01 PM #26
      What are things to watch out for?
      Maintnace what mileage?
      Just pretty much anything you can think of would be helpfull

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      05-15-2013 02:20 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by gonesmoking1127 View Post
      What are things to watch out for?
      Maintnace what mileage?
      Just pretty much anything you can think of would be helpfull
      Look out for tensioner.
      Somewhat large maintenance at 40k intervals. (DSG fluid and filter, haldex fluid). Oil changes every 5-10k. Spark plugs every 40k a good ideal imo as well.
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      05-16-2013 09:18 AM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by mfbmike View Post
      Look out for tensioner.
      Somewhat large maintenance at 40k intervals. (DSG fluid and filter, haldex fluid). Oil changes every 5-10k. Spark plugs every 40k a good ideal imo as well.
      Haldex fluid ?
      IMO ?

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      05-23-2013 01:21 AM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by Chitty021 View Post
      this might be the best sticky ever created!!
      Thank you sir.

      Search my username in this forum for a more current version.

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      06-22-2013 05:15 PM #30
      In my opinion unless otherwise stated.

    31. 11-16-2013 08:13 AM #31
      Does anyone know who's selling a rich Navy Blue stock R32 for $5,000?

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      02-16-2014 08:11 PM #32
      I just picked up a tornado red, 2008 r32. And cant seem to find what number it is..its not on the bottom of the steering wheel under the R32 logo as usual..any advice?
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      02-18-2014 09:45 AM #33
      Why are we asking questions in this thread?
      In my opinion unless otherwise stated.

    34. 08-09-2014 10:55 AM #34
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