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    Thread: Greyt 09 6spd build thread... (long overdue)

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      08-02-2011 09:14 PM #51
      Love the thread! Great build, you are an inspiration to all of us 2.5ers!

      How do you like the WALK kit? I love mine Do you have only the anti-caster arms, or have you done the bushings (front control arm, rear trailing arm) bushings too?

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      08-02-2011 09:37 PM #52
      Quote Originally Posted by digitalpirat View Post
      Love the thread! Great build, you are an inspiration to all of us 2.5ers!

      How do you like the WALK kit? I love mine Do you have only the anti-caster arms, or have you done the bushings (front control arm, rear trailing arm) bushings too?
      Thanks for the compiments! I do love the engine... Its greyt.

      The walk kit? I only have the front control arms... But add to that a perfectly corner balanced car, with front and rear sway bars, a rear stress, and the endlinks, oh and h r coilovers.... The car turns amazing...
      And the walk kit improves it by a lot. For anyone that wants to improve cornering on an MKV, the battery relocation+ coils+walk kit are a must... The car feels a lot sportier too.

      On other news, I was just told by amazon that the sub just shipped! So, its all looking for gor friday..

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      08-03-2011 12:30 AM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by thygreyt View Post
      And the walk kit improves it by a lot. For anyone that wants to improve cornering on an MKV, the battery relocation+ coils+walk kit are a must... The car feels a lot sportier too.
      Does the battery relocation play a huge difference? The WALK kit is amazing! I'm on B&G coils and I've found that in 2nd gear corners I can carry ~5mph more and in 3rd gear corners I can carry 10-15mph more and that was on stock steel wheels too You should get the trailing arm bushings.. they are cheap and easy to install!

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      08-03-2011 12:51 AM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by digitalpirat View Post
      Does the battery relocation play a huge difference? The WALK kit is amazing! I'm on B&G coils and I've found that in 2nd gear corners I can carry ~5mph more and in 3rd gear corners I can carry 10-15mph more and that was on stock steel wheels too You should get the trailing arm bushings.. they are cheap and easy to install!
      with the battery relocation, you help the car to be more balanced.

      from factory our cars have 65% of the weight on the front... so yes, the batter relocation helps a LOT... and you do feel the difference. i dont know the diff in speed in comparison to stock, but i'm far from it.

      even thou we have FWD cars, they can be built and upgraded to be fun little daily machines.

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      08-08-2011 09:57 PM #55
      ok, so update!
      its been a while,and i have been working on the car extensively, with no rest, no time for forums,nor updates... hell, i lost +7lbs jjust sweating while working.

      this is how my sound WAS... 3 months away.





      diagrams for the new wiring for the new audio



      random... new keychain!


      continuiing with the pics and story.

      doing an oil change,

      raise the car.


      then use a torx t25 to remove the bottom cover to access and do a proper oil change.




      then remove re 19mm plug from the oil pan


      prepare the cointainers to hold the oil.


      draining the oil.


      locate the filter....


      drain the filter.... tools from metalnerd.com


      old and dirty filter.


      new oil, filter and plug.


      after all the oil drains out, plug it with the new plug


      once i finished with the oil change, i proceded to wrap the exhaust...


      this is what i found... that's awe quality... 2nd time..


      this is what happened and where it broke


      then i got bored...so i washed the engine bay...


      lastly, remember to rotate the wheels.

      torque em back to 89lbs and rememvber to check it again after 100 miles.
      ....


      then its audio install time.
      this is the first part acquired for the audio install...

      jl amp for the sub

      all cables recieved... time to start the build.


      focal sub...


      dash taken apart, cables prepped.



      all the new cable... good cable for better sound.


      partly back together.


      amps in place.


      focal crossover for the front 3 way


      how its wired, with the oxigen free 12 awg.


      everything apart, to accomodate the new wire.


      the door was appart, to be able to do the new wire.


      the clip where the wires are ran.

      took me 4 hrs, to put it back together... well.. its now working.

      can you see the wires??



      interior apart, for the audio build.


      passenger door skin out...


      all back together.


      running the passenger side wires


      amped subwofer, in a custom enclosure. it looks OEMish.


      well... its all done, and sounding good...

      feel free to ask any question.

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      08-08-2011 10:00 PM #56
      speakers goin hammmeerr
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      08-08-2011 10:34 PM #57
      Looking good bud. So glad to see this car evolve.
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      08-08-2011 11:04 PM #58
      im interested in getting over 400 a tank!!!!! off all the things that u have done do u know what was vital to acheiving that goal?

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      08-09-2011 01:09 AM #59
      awesome thread man. some serious money has been dropped into this thing. you make me want a 6 speed soooo bad. so much money for one extra gear though.

      what exactly did you heat wrap on the exhaust?
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      08-09-2011 12:40 PM #60
      Quote Originally Posted by BIGJEFF64 View Post
      im interested in getting over 400 a tank!!!!! off all the things that u have done do u know what was vital to acheiving that goal?
      driving slow, and partial throttle. lol

      Quote Originally Posted by DanoftheDead View Post
      Looking good bud. So glad to see this car evolve.
      its been great. i love the car.


      Quote Originally Posted by KyleCrish View Post
      awesome thread man. some serious money has been dropped into this thing. you make me want a 6 speed soooo bad. so much money for one extra gear though.

      what exactly did you heat wrap on the exhaust?
      lol... its been a while, the thing is that i'm ALWAYS dropping some 100 or around it a month... its quite a bit when you sum it all at the end of the day...

      the 6 speed? is great! if we ever meet, i'll let you drive. Then i'm sure you are going to love it, and you'll want to get one too!

      i didnt get to wrap nothing, cause the thing is broken... so, once it gets replaced, i'll wrap it.

      Quote Originally Posted by MttMarx58 View Post
      speakers goin hammmeerr
      yes they are awesome!

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      08-09-2011 12:44 PM #61
      looking good fred.
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      08-18-2011 08:01 PM #62
      summer is almost over, and i'm almost done with the minor things i've been doing.

      this week i decided to finish the sound system...

      on tuesday i spent 8 hrs re wiring the j2 250.1 to the battery, and re doing the ground. then i cleaned the g4500 wiring... re did the headunit RCAs cause they were too long, and well... 16ft is more than enough.

      then, i re did the subwoffer wires, and it now sounds GOOD... i might need to port it, but that will be done later, if ever.

      on tuesday i also did the re wire for the rear door speakers... they are using focal's 165 A1 (2 way) and WOW.

      i must say that now that the entire system has been rewired, now that the door skins are back, now that i took apart the entire interior of the car... NOW when i can actually listen to music... i can only say, its hella worth it.

      with the AWG 12 oxigen free audio wires and the monster cables, the sound is as clear as can be... no kidding.
      i have never heard such a good sound system.. ever.

      its perfectably clear at ANY sound volume, and with the amps, you can make some GOOD music LOUD. let me put it this way, with 50% of the power, the car is already LOUD on the inside, and the rear view mirror MOVES!... oh, the subwoffer is as it should, no bass boost or nothing.

      will i ever re wire a car? i dont think so. its WAY too much work, and well... you'd have to pay good money for anyone to do it for you... again, its well worth it.
      for comparison: my dad's 2011 panamera came with a BOSE system, and my mom's 2011 GL450 mercedes dont sound nearly as good, and i mean NOWHERE near as good, as loud, as clear, etc.

      next step in the sound dept? i have to remove the door skin again, and put on some good sound deadening... that will be done once i have the time and money to do so.

      as always, pics will be later, and feel free to ask any questions.

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      08-19-2011 09:06 AM #63
      the promised pics.

      Focal 25 A1 in a ubber stealth enclosure. btw .8 cubic feet. need to port it (13 3/4 * 3) if possible.


      this is how the trunk looks... yes, i ended up cutting some of the monster mat cause i was all effed up with the wires and all that... and i zip tied all wires along the rear stress bar...doesnt look half bad, imo.


      another view... i love it! it looks VERY clean.


      sub and battery box... looks OEMish!


      and this is a close view when the seats are down...


      special thanks in my audio build:

      Kylecrish, since he was the one who did his trunk woofer the way i like it. nice clean car.

      nik, for his patience with me.

      AsymmetricalDichotomy, well, he's the one who did the re wiring first... so i pretty much used his thread as a DIY.

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      08-19-2011 09:39 AM #64
      Hows the Ubber Stealth working for ya? Im eyeing up ordering one myself.
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      08-19-2011 10:20 AM #65
      Well.. The enclosure is a bit expensive, no doubt

      But it looks good, fitment is on point... So won't complain much...

      Nik too, has been super helpful on the before and AFTER the purchase..

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      08-19-2011 04:57 PM #66
      does anyone knows anything about sound deadening material? what to buy? why? where?

    17. 08-21-2011 10:30 PM #67
      Nice Build Thread! keep it up and as for sound deadning let me check with a buddy what he is using, cheap and effective! his car audio sounds completely amazing. (paid his tweeters 2000$)
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      Good point but then you have a car that weighs as much as the planet Neptune and handles like a beached sperm whale
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    18. 08-21-2011 11:36 PM #68
      alright so i verified for sound deadning and its called B-Quiet put 2 layers ans its as effective as dynamet for 1/5 the price
      Quote Originally Posted by iTech
      Good point but then you have a car that weighs as much as the planet Neptune and handles like a beached sperm whale
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      08-21-2011 11:55 PM #69
      Quote Originally Posted by golf-2000-2l View Post
      alright so i verified for sound deadning and its called B-Quiet put 2 layers ans its as effective as dynamet for 1/5 the price
      which one? extreme? ultimate? or is it the absorber? lol... there are just too many!

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      08-22-2011 07:28 PM #70
      more parts for the engine build



      special thanks to INA Engineering.

      still undecided on which compression to buy the pistons... 11.5:1(NA build) or 9:1(Turbo build)

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      08-22-2011 07:47 PM #71
      Awesome build.....and I would love a 6-speed which is definitely on the "To-Do" list
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      08-24-2011 05:04 PM #72
      I vote for NA build (port/polish, knife edge crank, blueprint, etc) and call it Lambetta.

      This is good stuff!
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      08-24-2011 06:26 PM #73
      Quote Originally Posted by Simmsled View Post
      I vote for NA build (port/polish, knife edge crank, blueprint, etc) and call it Lambetta.

      This is good stuff!
      if i were to stay NA i would do a couple of things:
      -11.5:1 or even 12:1 pistons (drop in bore)
      -custom stainless quad tipped exhaust
      -water/meth injection
      -custom software
      - balanced crank
      -possibly a port and polish
      -Cams (if possible as well)
      -stage 2 ferrea valvetrain (rev it safely to 7500 rpm)
      -Intake manifold

      and a couple of mods on the current stuff, such as re pipe the exhaust, do a thermal coat on the entire exhaust system, headers out, then a thermal wrap (to keep 90% or more of the heat away from the engine bay and from the car)

      the only reason for me to NOT do an NA build, would be support. I need a SW company to make me the files to my specs... or else go Standalone... but thats not something i'm looking forward to... if i dont need to.
      If needed, i'd go piggy back with an 034 system, and learn how to do my own tuning... i think i can get a dyno for a day for cheap, or i could also go to a friend with a dynapack for "cheap"...

      with time i'll know more.

      right now, i'm enjoying what i have, i'm looking for quotes on an LSD, and researching more on sound deadening to finish with the audio build.

      At the moment, 2 jl amps and focal speakers: 3 ways on the front with their own crossovers, 2 ways on the rear doors (with individual crossovers) and a sub on the trunk. the head unit is NOW outputting to 4 different channels via monster's THX rated RCAs, and each crossover is individually wired with oxigen free 12 AWG, and the wires were soldered to the speakers for better output. so right now, the output is CLEAR as it can be... never i had i heard or enjoyed such sound clarity and delivery.
      so to have a better sound, all i need now is to Sound deadened the car.

      I'll start by doing the trunk, under the rear seats and the door skins. if needed, i'll do the floor.

      pics and DIY (ish)

      http://www.b-quiet.com/
      http://www.golfmk5.com/forums/showth...t=72157&page=2
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...-s-Audio-Build
      http://forums.jettamkv.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=2671









      so, while i wait for the intake mani, and other mods to be released (money is being saved to be able to afford the moment it comes out) i'll focus on the sound.

      after all, right now is like the for about 6 days a week:


      ohh, and lastly, i'm prepping a video... i think this will be the song..


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      08-29-2011 11:05 PM #74
      well... long school day today... and i have been looking at tire options...

      what do you guys think:

      -225/ 40/ 18

      - 225/ 45/ 18

      - 235/40/ 18

      - 235/45/ 18

      235s are good for better traction, not that i'm pushing 500whp, but i just want better traction than 225s while still maintaining some "stock" size in order to no loose many MPGs

      also, why 45 sidewalls are considered? based on what i have read around, a 45 sidewall is more of a "sporty" than a thin one, and on top of that it helps transmit power "better" to the ground...

      what do you guys think?


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