To a fellow Minneapolis-ite. I just bought a DBP R from Westside. (Sorry ) I've seen your car (well, I heard it first) and wish I'd have seen you at Eurowerks this year, but got stuck working.
all those engine bay pics arent around the same time are they? how come one has that little blue thing in the fuel line .. and the others dont .. is that like a mini fuel pump?
and the downpipe .. does that go from 3.5 at the vband then up to 4"?
this exhaust is 4" the whole way ?????? that must sound AMAZING
i love how clean the bay is .. most boosted R bays arent half as clean as this
And the outlet from the turbo is 3" and widens to 4", then is 4" down, 4" back, 4"tips and no muffler.
I have tried and destroyed two aftermarket clutch packs. Stock clutches work best so far. And UM has software that gets me most of the way there, and more updates on the way to put the rest down. So I'm waiting on software, no so much clutches.
And the Texas Mile might be on my 2012 list of things to do.
Anyways, good to see you here. I'll still be at Golf MkV, but here is where the action is (apparently).
we were building my downpipe and 4" was up in the air but fitment woulda been a biiiiiatch .. i said theres no need for 4" unless I am shooting for 600whp .. and you sir .. look like youre shooting for even higher than that wow this setup is sick .. how tight is the bend near the firewall from hitting the subframe/wall ?
How expensive? I have parted with $95K excluding the new car price. If you built the car now with the learned knowledge, it would be MUCH cheaper obviously. As to WHY....because I wanted to push the limits of the MkV with DSG. And yes I know there are MANY other cars I could have purchased for the same money or less. But I'm an .:R guy.
I just creamed my pants.
What kind of rubber is under it? With that much power, AW-Driftu must be pretty easy. I hope you have extreme perf or at least max perf summer rubber on it?
It's really amazing how much of a difference rubber makes. A car can have craploads of power but you can still catch it on curves (Dragon) if you have better rubber.
I have installed most of the popular bolt-on mods for a 2008 R32, minus suspension work. I know a lot about electronics and car audio, and have experience with VCDS ("vagcom"). I'm a radar/lidar countermeasure enthusiast. I like track days, autocross, and US Highway 129. I love aural pleasure.
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Hey Zev, got a MKVI Golf R you may be interested in reading up on: http://www.golfmk6.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11912
Of note is the fact he has 600HP DSG Clutches that seem to be working perfectly and holding up well...