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    1. Member nick0188's Avatar
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      Stock Info
      2011 VW GTI 2.0T
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      RCD-510
      18" Detroits

      Engine Mods
      APR K04 V.3
      APR Carbonio Stage 1 Intake
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      APR Modular Boost Tap
      AWE Turbo Outlet Pipe
      BFI Stage 1 Full Motor Mount
      BFI Stage 1 Full Trans Mount
      BSH Throttle Body Pipe
      Deka ETX16L/M6 to SAE Adapter/ Custom Mount
      GFB DV+
      Godspeed Intercooler and Hoses
      Golf R 3 bar map sensor
      HPA Core Interlock mount
      Raceland 3" DP
      Magnaflow 3" Catback
      N2MB WOT Box
      NGK BKR7EIX Plugs @.028
      Powerflex Small Dogbone Bushing (PFF85-505)
      R8 Coilpacks
      6.6 Bar Fuel Filter

      Transmission Mods
      Diesel Geek Six Sigma Short Shifter
      FFE Positive Engagement bushings
      OEM Dual Mass Flywheel
      OEM Metal Shifter Cable Bracket
      Peloquin LSD
      Southbend upgraded pressure plate and stage 3 disk
      USP Stainless Clutch Line

      Suspension/Tires/Wheels
      BF Goodrich G-Force SportComp2 225/40R18 Tires (summer)
      Custom Under Body Brace
      Custom 3" Frame Notch
      H&R 24mm Rear Sway Bar
      H&R 26mm Front Sway Bar
      Motorsport Hardware Wheel Stud Kit
      OEM Denvers w/ Nexan Snows (winter)
      OEM TT Strut mounts and bearings
      ST Coilovers
      Tyrolsport Deadset Kit
      Unibrace XB
      VMR V710 18x8.5 et45 Powdercoated "Wet Black"
      Whiteline WALK KCA-316
      Whiteline trailing Arm Bushings W0504

      Brakes
      ECS GEOMET Drilled/Slotted Rotors
      Porsche 4 Pot Brembo's (NQSBBK)
      StopTech Street 309.11070 front pads
      StopTech Street 309.14560 rear pads
      Tyrolsport brake stiffening kit
      USP Motorsports stainless steel braided brake lines

      Interior
      Aesthetic Creation Dummy Stickers
      NewSouth RedLine Boost Gauge
      NewSouth Vent Pod
      OEM Euro Switch
      OEM Dash Cubby
      OEM CarGo Rear Liner
      OEM CarGo Rear Liner Velcro Blocks
      OEM GTI Monster Mats Kit
      OEM Golfball retro shift knob
      OEM Euro Cupholder
      OEM Aluminum bottle opener
      OEM Aluminum glove box handle
      OEM USB Button Charger
      Removed Visor Airbag stickers
      USP Interior LEDs 6000k
      Valentine V1


      Audio
      Alpine S-Type 6.5" Components up front
      Custom Side Mount Fiberglass Sub Box
      JL CleanSweep
      Memphis 12" Subwoofer (Dual 4 ohm in parallel)
      OEM RNS-315
      Rockford Fosgate R400-4D
      Rockford Fosgate R250-1D Sub Amp
      SOT-976 Wire Harness
      A Ton of 16 Gauge Wire
      Line out Converter w/ Remote Turn on used only to turn amps on/off


      Exterior/Cosmetic
      Color Matched Emblem Inserts
      DeAutoKey LED Reverse Light
      DeAutoKey LED Rear Turn Signals
      DeAutoKey License Plate LED's
      Ed's Dark Red LED Tailights w/ fog
      Ed's Black housing Xenon Headlights
      Gloss black front and back emblems
      Gloss Black bumper center section
      Gloss black grill stripes
      Morimoto Elite 5000K HID's
      Nokya 2500K yellow Fog Lights
      OEM Euro-Lip CW
      OEM Euro Bumper
      OEM Backup Cam
      Parts4Euro Smoked Bumper Markers
      Plasti-dipped rear reflectors
      Yellow Lamin-x Front Fogs
      35% Llumar Tint all around

      VAG-COM
      Confirmation honk off
      DRL disabled
      Gauge sweep
      Seatbelt chime off
      Teardrop wiper
      Window up/down with FOB
      Other stuff I can't remember...

      Want List-Will buy soon
      Tires

      To Do
      Build a master cylinder bracket
      Build a hitch

      Maintenance
      Oil every 5000 miles with Castrol Syntec 5W40 and OEM Filter
      NGK PRF7Q @ 55177
      Coils @ 44000
      Fuel Filter @ 40000
      Air Filter cleaned @46500
      Updated timing tensioner @ 47400
      Cleaned valves @ 47400
      Brake fluid flush @ 74000
      Trans Fluid @61890
      G12 Flush @ 67000

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      Last Summer




      Track
      Left lane, 93 octane, full weight minus spare
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      Previous Car..2002 1.8t K04 GTI


      Last edited by nick0188; 10-30-2014 at 08:39 AM.
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      07-25-2011 08:14 PM #2

      im liking the progress so far!
      how do you like that Raceland 3" DP? i believe its one of the cheapest dps out there ($180?) however only made for the CCTA if im correct?

      However, might i make 1 suggestion!



      your rear emblem would look sooooo much better like this.
      Last edited by Dubbin'Duriiim; 07-25-2011 at 08:28 PM.

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      07-25-2011 08:35 PM #3
      Yea the downpipe took a little modding to get it in..and a better V-band clamp. Besides that I have no problems with it and no leaks and it was far cheaper than some of the others. I actually have paint left over from my buddy painting the engine cover and I was already planning on doing the rear emblem like that. Thanks for the input
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      07-25-2011 08:47 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by nick0188 View Post
      Yea the downpipe took a little modding to get it in..and a better V-band clamp. Besides that I have no problems with it and no leaks and it was far cheaper than some of the others. I actually have paint left over from my buddy painting the engine cover and I was already planning on doing the rear emblem like that. Thanks for the input
      Good man!

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      07-25-2011 09:16 PM #5
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      07-25-2011 09:45 PM #6
      Ok Mr Legacy..
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      07-25-2011 11:59 PM #10
      Nice

      So you're running the RCD-510 but with all of your speakers on an alpine amp, but the only one's you've switched out are the front door speakers? How does that sound? I've been toying with the idea of amping my speakers but I don't want to get rid of the RCD-510.

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      07-26-2011 12:00 AM #11
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      07-26-2011 12:16 AM #12
      Thanks guys!

      Quote Originally Posted by PyRo H4cKeR View Post
      Nice

      So you're running the RCD-510 but with all of your speakers on an alpine amp, but the only one's you've switched out are the front door speakers? How does that sound? I've been toying with the idea of amping my speakers but I don't want to get rid of the RCD-510.
      Yea I didn't want to get rid of the stock HU either. It sounds really good actually. I have a total of 8 wires running from the RCD to the back for the alpine amp all spliced into the SOT-976 harness. 4 come back and go in the speaker level inputs of the amp and then 4 go back up front through the stock wiring out to each speaker. The amp then has a pre-out which I run to my sub amp. I also have a line out convertor, which isn't sending signal to any amps..it just has a signal sensing remote on that I use to turn the amps on. It was really a pain in the ass the keep all the wires in check and figure out how I was going to run all of it, but I'm so happy with the outcome without having to change the HU. If you need further Details let me know.
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      07-26-2011 12:31 AM #13
      how do you like the ride on the st's? are you hitting axle that low?

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      07-26-2011 12:36 AM #14
      I love the ride, not that much different than stock in my opinion. I just noticed the other day my axles do have some marks from hitting the frame..I'm guessing only under a real sharp turn or big pothole though. I wish the fronts went a little lower would be my only complaint, they are all the way down here.
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      07-26-2011 08:17 AM #15
      Installed Neuspeed short shifter last night. Now it shifts more like my dads Shelby instead of like rowing a boat. I would recommend it!
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      07-26-2011 07:10 PM #19
      Very nice ! Not liking the black emblem though ...

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      07-26-2011 08:15 PM #20
      Yea that's what everyone is saying. I'm painting underneath white as soon as my buddy is back from vacation.
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      07-27-2011 09:42 AM #21
      Did you buy your MKIV from Giacomo ?


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      07-27-2011 10:03 AM #22
      Not sure who that is? I bought the mkiv from a friend in 2007 and sold it right at the beginning of this year. I don't remember who has it now. I bought the mkvi brand new with 90 miles on it
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      07-27-2011 10:33 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by nick0188 View Post
      Not sure who that is? I bought the mkiv from a friend in 2007 and sold it right at the beginning of this year. I don't remember who has it now. I bought the mkvi brand new with 90 miles on it
      just messing with you

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      07-30-2011 12:09 PM #27
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      07-30-2011 05:37 PM #29
      You didn't start out with Dynaudio right? I was wondering if the crossovers for the dynaudio speakers are located at the speakers or if the crossover is done in the Dynaudio amp.....meaning are there four wires coming out of the Dynaudio amp or eight?

      I would love to replace the amp used in the Dynaudio setup because the system sounds like crap....but if the crossover is done in the amp then it would probably be way too much of a pain.

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      07-31-2011 07:23 PM #30
      I didn't have the dynaudio so I'm not sure what yours looks like. I still should really get a Cleansweep to flatten the eq curve out but for right now I'm sure it's years better than stock and the dynaudio.
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      How does the boost tap work? I was reading about it on APR but I don't fully understand what it does
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      08-03-2011 06:24 AM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by CaTcH21 View Post
      just messing with you
      Thats just wrong lmao
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      08-03-2011 03:15 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by DieselDubber View Post
      How does the boost tap work? I was reading about it on APR but I don't fully understand what it does
      I have the forge tap which just creates a vacuum/boost source for a gauge or DV. I'm not sure what APRs does differently. And I found .Giacomo....you guys suck!
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      08-03-2011 05:20 PM #35
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      Thats just wrong lmao

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