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

    1. Member b1aCkDeA7h's Avatar
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      10-06-2011 08:31 PM #106
      Quote Originally Posted by thygreyt View Post
      yep. cel is gone...! like i said on the other thread, the plans are simple: LSD, pistons, turbo and all the related parts, and thats will probably be it for next year as well...
      I'm thinking of getting an LSD too and since I'm running basically a junior version of your setup, which LSD do you think would be best for the 2.5?


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      10-06-2011 09:17 PM #108
      Just like that!

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      10-06-2011 09:20 PM #109
      Quote Originally Posted by ArkansasFast View Post
      I have those
      how you like? review?

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      10-06-2011 09:26 PM #110
      Quote Originally Posted by thygreyt View Post
      how you like? review?
      Haven't had a chance to put them in yet.........planned on putting them in along with my K04 and my 4 corner Porsche Cayenne BBK install but ran out of time before SoWo so was going to do it later then it got super hot so its a fall project that I need to start now.
      Just like that!

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      10-06-2011 10:00 PM #111
      i'll prolly buy mine within the next couple of days or weeks... and install it before the end of nov.

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      10-08-2011 08:27 PM #112
      this is just the beginning.

      it ws dirty


      just polished a bit


      wiring, relocated. SAI hoses removed.


      a side look.



      on the SAI removal.

      i have 2 codes so far. nothing to worry about


      it gets a lil rich on star ups.


      once warm it goes back to normal


      i havent yet gotten my block off plates... but the SAI is disconnected, and so are the hoses. but the thing is just physically there... for now.

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      10-16-2011 11:00 PM #113
      i was bored, and decided to thermal coat the exhaust... i'm doing it by sections, so i started from the back, just cause it was easier.

      tools


      first coat


      second coat


      third coat


      all done!!

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      10-17-2011 01:34 PM #114

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      10-17-2011 01:59 PM #115
      looks good greyt i love the details.... missed your car this year down in MD though
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      10-17-2011 02:39 PM #116
      I know, I missed h2o too... Such a fun event...

      Hopefully I'll be able to attend next year.

      But I'm 99% on sowo! You should go.

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      10-17-2011 10:47 PM #117
      new tires...!

      me is happy.

      they are pretty


      for some reason they look freaking wide! but sexy!

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      10-19-2011 12:49 AM #118
      Quote Originally Posted by thygreyt View Post
      I know, I missed h2o too... Such a fun event...

      Hopefully I'll be able to attend next year.

      But I'm 99% on sowo! You should go.
      Yea thats gonna be a trek comin from up here but i may consider for the next go, keep it comin with the werk man
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      10-19-2011 12:52 AM #119
      so im interested in heat wrapping my exhaust but what are the real benefits of doing so?
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      10-19-2011 12:58 AM #120
      tomorrow i gotta wake up at 630 to fix the car... the thread in the tranny for the dogbone mount got all messed up, cause when we did the tranny swap the air tools over torqued it and when i took the bolt out on thursday to install the HPA puck, there was no way to get it back in.

      today i got the Heli Coil kit, and tomorrow i gotta wake a 630, drill the hole, tap it, insert the new thread, put bolt and torque down to 30lb.... then its the test drive.

      in the last 2 months, i have had the car down for 5 weeks. it sucks...

      as for the exhaust, my trunk was getting unusually hot after road trips... and i mean REALLY hot... so i decided to wrap it, to contain the heat.

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      10-19-2011 01:00 AM #121
      Quote Originally Posted by vortexn View Post
      so im interested in heat wrapping my exhaust but what are the real benefits of doing so?
      some companies say that a termal contained exhaust flows faster and therefore gives more hp... i dont believe so... i just like to maintain temps at a min.

      i wrapped the headers cause the engine bay was getting really hot... and it actually helped a LOT.

      and well, now the exhaust cause like i said, the trunk was hot.

      stainless releases heat REALLY easy. same with aluminum

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      10-19-2011 01:14 AM #122
      Good useful tips/knowledge to know

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      10-19-2011 11:14 AM #123
      ok so, finally i fixed the car, and i could drive it.
      the issue had nothing to do with HPA or its puck!

      a little back story: my car is a 6spd MT jetta 2.5L
      -eurojet headers
      -high flow cat/ downpipe
      -neuspeed power pulley
      -neuspeed intake
      -awe exhaust
      -unitronic stage 2

      -bsh motor mount
      -bsh tranny mount
      -bsh dog bone mount
      -HPA 85a puck.

      so.. i turn the car on, instantly i can feel more vibrations.
      i put it on reverse, and well.. it shaked a little... nothing bad i tell myself.
      then i put it in first... i drive up to 3k, same as it was...[shift to 2nd]... and then the car shaked some more. every thing was rattling... and i told to myself, this is why i chose 85a... its the 2nd hardest... i can tolerate the in cabin shaking (more than little vibrations)

      then eventually i get to the hwy. i stop on the side of the road and wait for a clearing. then i SHOOT out 0-90mph.
      my tires are a little bold, and the floor was wet, so i started on 2nd gear. without 100% throttle i get to 7k, and shift to third... then a smile creeps into my face. "wow, this is some CRISP, SOLID and PRECISE shift"... in comparison to having the neuspeed insert, all i can say is: before it was like i was slowly sliding the gear into place... now? i'm PUTTING it where it belongs. Then, again i thought: THIS IS WHY I GOT A 85a.

      by reflex, i shifted into 4th (3rd only reaches 80 at ~7k) and i kept on flooring it... i was doing 100mph [on a close course, of course] without knowing it, and the car felt good. When i saw the speed i inmediatley braked a lil and downshifted into 3rd. and BAM, it was in.

      i dont really know how to explain how GOOD this thing actually is. But i can say is that with my set up, you can feel a definite connection with the car. You can feel the clutch connecting with the flywheel, you can feel each gear going into place. Throttle response is even better!

      all in all, a GREAT upgrade from the "band-aid" of an insert.

      out with the old


      in with the new


      tranny mount:


      motor mount


      dogbone mount, with the band aid

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      10-19-2011 12:40 PM #124
      those mounts look amazing. so clean. glad they worked out well, i need more money...
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      10-19-2011 12:49 PM #125
      it sounds incredible!


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      10-19-2011 11:39 PM #126
      notice how quiet the exhaust is at regular cruising speeds... which is why i love it.

      its perfectly nice when you want to hear it, and quiet when you dont.



      this is what happens when you try to make a fun vid with bald tires, wet floor and ESP on.





      just some "fast" or loud city driving.

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      10-21-2011 01:21 AM #127
      today i got my new tires in.

      FWIW, i had Yokohama EnVigor(w) they suk. while they lasted 33k miles, they are the worst tires, ever.
      they offer little to no performance, steering response is a little un precise, cornering speed is diminished, they are hard on the road (uncomfortable) and after 10-15k miles, they started hydroplanning BAD. their grip (wet and dry) is aweful. On the hwy, i was trying to stop... i was going at 60, and i had to enter a toll at 25mph, and stop to pay the coins... the hwy was wet, so i started braking early (thanbkfully) and while at 40, i dowshifted to 2nd... i had NO traction! even with ESP on! the car just wouldnt stop, nor accelerate, NADA!...

      so.. i went back to what i have tried, and loved: Yokohama S.Drive.



      hopefully they'll be as fun as they were the first time.

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      10-21-2011 08:56 AM #128
      Nice....those are some quality mods you just did. Money well spent

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      10-30-2011 06:23 AM #129
      well, another weekend, another exhaust section to get the thermal treatment.


      this time, its the "downpipe's" turn. Right now it has the first 2 layers of thermal coat. Some more tomorrow, and then its thermal wrap just before putting it back on.

      my 18" magnaflow muffler... love it



      the whole pipe section: muffler+ 3 o2 bungs + PCV dump + high flow cat


      here is the high flow cat... and some of the bungs


      lol, its all about the cheap fun mods to do.

      by paiting and wrapping the exhaust, it improves flow, and contains the heat. Stainless and aluminum are notorious for releasing heat... this way the exhaust is more efficient. It's also advertised to make some HP, but i honestly dont care much about it... if it does, it would be a max of 2... :S

    24. 10-30-2011 08:22 AM #130
      I wrap my harley exhaust for looks. because it is a street bob (dyna w/fork gators and old school styling). Don't think I would waste my time on a car though. to originallity. How much do you have wrapped up in exhaust, exhaust mods, and motor mounts total now? $3,000?

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      10-30-2011 12:46 PM #131
      Ahh i reading this build thread

      I see you went from a cold air intake to a short ram intake? How come?
      It's always the least brightest bulb in the box that I wanna screw

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      10-30-2011 04:39 PM #132
      Quote Originally Posted by tchilds View Post
      I wrap my harley exhaust for looks. because it is a street bob (dyna w/fork gators and old school styling). Don't think I would waste my time on a car though. to originallity. How much do you have wrapped up in exhaust, exhaust mods, and motor mounts total now? $3,000?
      There actual "valid" reasons for me wrapping it. For one, I want it to run hotter on the inside, and I wanted the keep the outside and surrundings as cold as possible.

      I'm dumping the pcv into the exhsut, the hotter it is, the better it will burn the gasses.

      I don't see why the ammount sspent is important...

      Quote Originally Posted by ArminT View Post
      Ahh i reading this build thread

      I see you went from a cold air intake to a short ram intake? How come?
      Thanks! I like having stuff to put here, even if it is just a little.

      In florida, we have a couple of storms and bad weather a year. And streets flood to the point of getting water inside the cars... And 3 of my friends have alredy been hydrolocked... The short ram gives me "peace of mind". And it looks cleaner

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      10-30-2011 05:21 PM #133
      Quote Originally Posted by thygreyt View Post
      Thanks! I like having stuff to put here, even if it is just a little.

      In florida, we have a couple of storms and bad weather a year. And streets flood to the point of getting water inside the cars... And 3 of my friends have alredy been hydrolocked... The short ram gives me "peace of mind". And it looks cleaner
      I enjoy reading it to some weird extent actually

      And oh okay. good reasoning.
      It's always the least brightest bulb in the box that I wanna screw

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      10-30-2011 07:56 PM #134
      All done!

      No wrapping for this section simply because i dont have any more thermal straps...
      but it does have 4 coats of paint, which should sufice.

      MAGNAFLOW! awesome sound


      the whole "downpipe"


      the only unconnected part is where the clamp goes.



      and yes, i like to do the little mods that tend to carry me to over do things!

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      10-31-2011 12:18 AM #135
      Keep it up!!!

      Wanna do mine next? Ha

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      10-31-2011 12:50 AM #136
      Quote Originally Posted by Laser04 View Post
      Keep it up!!!

      Wanna do mine next? Ha
      come to florida, bring the things, i have my tools.

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      10-31-2011 09:48 PM #137
      so, this is what i did today.

      no more nipples. i also hid the vacuum from the throttle body, undet the mani

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      10-31-2011 11:57 PM #138
      What color are you painting it?
      Paint it black and take it back.
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      11-01-2011 12:04 AM #139
      black again... i just want it to b smooth and oem-like

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      11-01-2011 03:15 AM #140
      tomorrow:
      -sand down, bondo, sand, cover and paint black!

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