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    1. Member Kid Presentable's Avatar
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      Completely legitimate.

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      10-18-2011 02:35 PM #37
      Some pics of the teardown/rebuild:





























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      10-18-2011 02:43 PM #38
      oh. my. god.
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      10-18-2011 05:11 PM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by BAD SNaCKY View Post
      oh. my. god.
      Rofl Indeed
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    5. 10-18-2011 07:13 PM #40
      holy ****. so proper

      i dont think ive ever seen those wheels before
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      i wish calvin and jason would move so i could officially say that texas sucks.

    6. 10-18-2011 11:47 PM #41
      car is srsbiz, sounded so mean the other night buddy. Love the new set up.
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      10-19-2011 12:17 AM #42
      I am confused on why jeff couldnt make more power out of a 2.75 inch maf housing? I did 400whp on one at 21.5 psi. Regardless, I am sure he will get it straightened out.

      How are the clutch packs holding up? Any engagement surge or slipping? I havent decided if I want to grab a set yet or not.

      Also, any piston slap with the wossners? I have a set sitting next to me ready to go in with some IE rods as well.

      Nice build.

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      10-19-2011 12:28 AM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by bryangb View Post
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      10-19-2011 12:32 AM #44
      any videos of the car running?

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      10-19-2011 12:32 AM #45
      Cool. No match for me and my bicycle though.
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      10-19-2011 12:40 AM #46
      Saw your car @ Further last time I was up there getting re-flashed. Took a picture of mine with yours and another UG golf.




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      10-19-2011 01:05 AM #47
      i absolutely how you focused on the air, the exterior, the engine, and everything in between. you have nearly everything covered.
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      10-19-2011 01:54 AM #48
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      10-19-2011 01:13 PM #49
      Thanks a lot guys, appreciate the comments!

      Quote Originally Posted by Gabe. View Post
      You the man Ren. for a great car and an even better friend. Glad cars have brought a lot of us together!
      Thanks dude, couldn't have done it without you guys.

      Quote Originally Posted by GrEgStEr View Post
      car is srsbiz, sounded so mean the other night buddy. Love the new set up.
      Thanks, open wastegate =

      Quote Originally Posted by mrbikle View Post
      I am confused on why jeff couldnt make more power out of a 2.75 inch maf housing? I did 400whp on one at 21.5 psi. Regardless, I am sure he will get it straightened out.

      How are the clutch packs holding up? Any engagement surge or slipping? I havent decided if I want to grab a set yet or not.

      Also, any piston slap with the wossners? I have a set sitting next to me ready to go in with some IE rods as well.

      Nice build.
      Like I said, it is a fairly conservative tune and we really want to make sure the right hardware is in place before we push the motor to its limits; I have complete faith in Jeff's abilities. The clutch packs are great, no slippage/surge whatsoever with the new DSG file and as smooth as stock. I think the peace of mind factor alone makes them worth it. I have not heard any piston slap from the wossners and I'm pretty diligent about letting the car warm up properly.

      Quote Originally Posted by nickbeezy View Post
      any videos of the car running?
      Not yet, only thing would be the dyno video, I'll grab that from my friend and post it up at some point.

      Quote Originally Posted by oidoglr View Post
      Saw your car @ Further last time I was up there getting re-flashed. Took a picture of mine with yours and another UG golf.
      Nice!

      Quote Originally Posted by BeauDennis View Post
      i absolutely how you focused on the air, the exterior, the engine, and everything in between. you have nearly everything covered.
      Thanks man, I'm really hoping to build it into a "complete" car, interior is next.
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      10-19-2011 01:16 PM #50
      wow very stunning.


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      10-19-2011 03:47 PM #52
      Did you just use your local dyno place to have the tune done remotely with jeff?

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      10-19-2011 04:04 PM #53
      Nice build
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      Yep, that was my first thought too. A nice set does not automatically make a chick attractive. Especially when that "chick" is a dude.

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      10-19-2011 04:22 PM #54
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      10-19-2011 05:02 PM #55
      Quote Originally Posted by iTz JERSEY View Post
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      10-19-2011 05:06 PM #56
      Omg vids?!!!!!!
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      10-19-2011 05:28 PM #57
      Quote Originally Posted by AKdub914 View Post
      Omg vids?!!!!!!
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      10-19-2011 05:29 PM #58
      thanks for the response. Did the shop use the stock C clips that came with the pistons or use spiro rings (looks like a watch spring)?

      Was the compression drop noticeable?

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      10-20-2011 03:25 PM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by loudgli View Post
      Did you just use your local dyno place to have the tune done remotely with jeff?
      Yep, technology these days...

      Quote Originally Posted by AKdub914 View Post
      Omg vids?!!!!!!
      Soon I hope.

      Quote Originally Posted by mrbikle View Post
      thanks for the response. Did the shop use the stock C clips that came with the pistons or use spiro rings (looks like a watch spring)?

      Was the compression drop noticeable?
      Pretty sure they used the C-clips the wossners came with. The lower compression is not by itself noticeable, it will definitely be nice when we turn up the boost to the 25-30psi range though. One thing I think it contributed to is a slight (better) change in the exhaust note.
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      10-20-2011 03:36 PM #60
      Build looks awesome. Any reason you decided to go MAF'd as opposed to the MAFless route?
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      10-20-2011 04:22 PM #61
      Quote Originally Posted by UghRice View Post
      Build looks awesome. Any reason you decided to go MAF'd as opposed to the MAFless route?
      Personally I don't think it's necessary; I'd rather have a true measurement of airflow rather than a modeled one. Also, Jeff hates MAF-less tuning
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      10-20-2011 11:02 PM #62
      Dyno vid:

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      10-20-2011 11:36 PM #63
      Super clean mad props

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      Nice work! Respect.

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      10-21-2011 01:13 AM #65
      Holy craap Ren your car has come such a long way. I stopped in and talked to Tristan about the 2.5's and he suggested letting them build up my Rabbit. I know I can't afford it but its awesome to see the magic they did with your car. Hope to see it before the winter!

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      10-21-2011 01:17 AM #66
      Quote Originally Posted by Getaway Car View Post
      Dyno vid:
      Sounds so good.

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      10-21-2011 11:18 AM #67
      Quote Originally Posted by Getaway Car View Post
      Like I said, it is a fairly conservative tune and we really want to make sure the right hardware is in place before we push the motor to its limits; I have complete faith in Jeff's abilities. The clutch packs are great, no slippage/surge whatsoever with the new DSG file and as smooth as stock. I think the peace of mind factor alone makes them worth it. I have not heard any piston slap from the wossners and I'm pretty diligent about letting the car warm up properly.
      I'm curious about this as well. Seems like lowish numbers even for a conservative tune. Sounds like you have the hardware pretty well sorted. Turn that puppy up and let 'er eat! Can't wait to see what it puts down.
      meh

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      10-22-2011 06:15 PM #68
      Quote Originally Posted by killa rabbit View Post
      Super clean mad props
      Quote Originally Posted by 2k4golfgen4 View Post
      Nice work! Respect.
      Quote Originally Posted by MttMarx58 View Post
      Sounds so good.

      Now officially one of my favorite mkv's
      Thanks guys.

      Quote Originally Posted by Sucka612 View Post
      Holy craap Ren your car has come such a long way. I stopped in and talked to Tristan about the 2.5's and he suggested letting them build up my Rabbit. I know I can't afford it but its awesome to see the magic they did with your car. Hope to see it before the winter!
      Been a long time man! Tristan and Mike have definitely helped me a lot, I feel like every step of the way has been a learning process for me. I'm lucky to know them.

      Quote Originally Posted by T.D.B. View Post
      I'm curious about this as well. Seems like lowish numbers even for a conservative tune. Sounds like you have the hardware pretty well sorted. Turn that puppy up and let 'er eat! Can't wait to see what it puts down.
      I realize the dyno graph I posted on page 1 does not have RPM (because we couldn't get a consistent signal), but the car is seemingly running out of breath starting at 5300 rpm and you can see that around the 80mph mark. AFR is a low 12.5 and even dips down to 12 at that point and holding there til about 6500. Believe me, I'm disappointed, but I have no doubt that it will put down much more impressive numbers soon.
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      10-22-2011 06:23 PM #69
      that sounds soooo good!!!!!
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      10-22-2011 06:27 PM #70
      Here are some orangy Fall photos





      And a couple from my garage:



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