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    Thread: ACHTUN!NG | VW Mk6 Golf R Thread

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      01-12-2012 07:20 PM #36
      Lookin' good. I'll be keeping an eye on this thread because there's a good chance you guys will be seeing my R when I get it
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    2. 01-12-2012 07:21 PM #37
      Looking forward to your visit! And no hurt in coming through a bit early while you wait for yours.
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      01-12-2012 07:22 PM #38
      Car looks 10000000000000000000000000x better even with that little bit of a drop, IMO.

      Although... I think I want MOAR LOWWWWWW for my own when it gets here.


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    4. 01-12-2012 07:24 PM #39
      As would I if it were my personal daily. Bill (owner) tracks his cars regularly so this particular set-up needs to be track ready!
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      01-12-2012 07:26 PM #40
      It's amazing what a difference that little bit of a drop makes. I have been hating the wheels up until this point... but lowered they don't look half bad.
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      01-12-2012 07:37 PM #41
      Car looks great! Can you post a link to your site with the exact coils you guys used? Thanks!

    7. 01-12-2012 08:02 PM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by provenflipper View Post
      Car looks great! Can you post a link to your site with the exact coils you guys used? Thanks!
      I actually did here, just not in the most recent post. I'll edit that.

      Link to H&R Premiums on our site: http://shop.achtuning.com/HR-39258-1...-MkV-Golf.aspx
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    8. 01-12-2012 10:01 PM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by Dion@ACHTUN!NG View Post
      The H&R Premium coil-over kit is now installed on the Achtuning Golf R. The Achtuning "Signature" ride height is a mild drop leaving roughly a finger-to-two-finger gap between the top of the tire and the bottom of the fender.
      I suspect the stock springs would have settled a bit over then next few days (weeks?) but I'm curious roughly how much of a drop do you think it would be from stock?

    9. 01-13-2012 05:13 PM #44
      Nope, no settling since the Premiums were previously installed on the Achtuning Mk5 Jetta 2.5L. Didn't take measurements at stock ride height but at its current (pictured earlier), fender-to-ground measurements are 25¼" up front and 25½" out back.
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      01-13-2012 05:37 PM #45
      Looks great, already! Can't wait to see the more you do.

      I had my heart set on a RB, but dang it, if that CW doesn't look. . . perfect.

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      01-13-2012 05:38 PM #46
      And agreed, the lowered a little on those stock .:R wheels looks pretty damn good.

    12. 01-13-2012 07:57 PM #47
      Got a chance to snap a couple of pictures of the installed H&R front and rear sway bars today on our Golf R project, then I took pictures of the Premium coil-overs we're running to show where the adjustment perches sit...







      We then took the opportunity to test-fit some H&R wheel spacers to check clearances, etc. with the different sizes. I am happy to report the hub-centric 8mm (HR162555716) and 10mm (HR20255571A/B) spacers fit over the factory hubs just fine. On the stock wheels, we would suggest a 5mm front and 10mm rear H&R wheel spacer for a "mildly" aggressive look or 10mm front and 12mm rear spacers for the more aggressive look, as seen below:





      ... And compared to stock:





      Take that info with a grain of salt, as ride height will certainly be a factor when deciding wheel spacer widths.
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    13. 01-13-2012 08:05 PM #48
      Squeezed into our schedule today was a short test-fit of the Hartmann G5 Wheels on the Achtuning Golf R. The wheels are 19x8 with a 45mm offset. They're wrapped with 235/35-19 Falken FK452s and shown here without any wheel spacing. The "stance" is fairly aggressive and looks fantastic! Though I might suggest a 225/35-19 for those who plan to run a bit lower than this.



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    14. 01-13-2012 08:14 PM #49
      ... Keeping the momentum going, we're getting started on the StopTech Sport Kit upgrade!

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      01-13-2012 08:30 PM #50
      Car is looking great! Definitely making waiting harder and harder. Any outside pics to see the wheel gap better?

    16. 01-13-2012 08:33 PM #51
      Nope. The car hasn't been outside today yet.
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      01-13-2012 08:42 PM #52
      Nice work
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      01-13-2012 09:13 PM #53
      Wasting no time on it!

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      01-13-2012 10:59 PM #54
      Ahhh, good to see the local boys getting in on R action. Love me some Achtuning. Good job with this thread so far!
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      01-16-2012 10:14 AM #55
      Quote Originally Posted by Transfer View Post
      Ahhh, good to see the local boys getting in on R action. Love me some Achtuning. Good job with this thread so far!

      Any side profile shots of the ACH.:R ?
      Watching very closely
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      01-16-2012 10:26 AM #56
      Thanks for the posts and pics regarding wheel/tire fitments. Very helpful for those of us considering different sizing/offset options.


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      01-16-2012 10:34 AM #57
      This thread is for all of the win. Great to see the car evolve as well as seeing all the different options being tested.

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      01-16-2012 10:48 AM #58


      I may be the only one who noticed this, but the fact that you guys modded your roll up door with the "R Max" insulation was a nice touch. Perhaps thats the top secret new name for your project car?

    24. 01-16-2012 01:32 PM #59
      I haven't even notice that...

      Quote Originally Posted by RedRocket32 View Post
      Any side profile shots of the ACH.:R ?
      Watching very closely
      Other than what's been posted here and here, nothing new yet.

      Thanks for the comments and feedback, everyone! Stay tuned, we're continuing to wrench on it today...
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    25. 01-16-2012 03:05 PM #60
      The StopTech Sport Kit install continues, and with our experience will improve the braking capabilities of our VW Golf R considerably. The kit, complete with OE-sized rotors, pads, and stainless-steel braided brake lines is intended to offer much less brake dust than the factory supplied pads as well as bite down on the slotted rotors with a bit more grip, instilling the confidence needed to brake at the last second possible using the factory calipers.

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    26. 01-16-2012 06:14 PM #61




      It does look very much "in its element" in the snow, doesn't it!?
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      01-16-2012 07:02 PM #62
      Anyone get to have fun with the AWD yet? BTW, you need to ditch those sidemarkers, they look terrible.

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      01-16-2012 07:05 PM #63
      Quote Originally Posted by Dion@ACHTUN!NG View Post
      As would I if it were my personal daily. Bill (owner) tracks his cars regularly so this particular set-up needs to be track ready!
      Love the looks of the wheels with H&R Premium coil overs and the spacers. I do not intend to track my R and was wondering if simple H&R sport springs for a fraction of cost would have the same effect visually as the stock suspension as a daily driver probably will be ok for me.

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      01-16-2012 07:14 PM #64
      Quote Originally Posted by Dion@ACHTUN!NG View Post




      It does look very much "in its element" in the snow, doesn't it!?
      After looking at your pictures I am glad I ordered CW. Are going to change the orange side marker.
      The more I look at those pictures the less it bothers me on a CW but maybe it's only me. BTW, your mods is an inspiration ( now I see better brakes) but I do not know if I can keep up . Stage 1 APR is a must for me, but where does it end? At the end it will be a 50k car

    30. 01-16-2012 07:44 PM #65
      As "enthusiasts", it would be unhealthy to keep track of the final dollar amount when all is said and done.

      ... As for the amber markers, not really huge on our priority list.

      Quote Originally Posted by davesco View Post
      ... wondering if simple H&R sport springs for a fraction of cost would have the same effect visually as the stock suspension as a daily driver probably will be ok for me.
      Visually, definitely.
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      01-16-2012 08:29 PM #66
      Quote Originally Posted by Dion@ACHTUN!NG View Post
      As "enthusiasts", it would be unhealthy to keep track of the final dollar amount when all is said and done.
      So true! It could be detrimental to your mental health.

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      01-19-2012 04:28 PM #68
      Amazing pictures in the snow
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      01-19-2012 06:23 PM #69
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      Just make sure to chug it after you drop the shot of Bailey's in. The bailey's will curdle soon after it hits the Guinness.

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    35. 01-23-2012 05:32 PM #70
      Quote Originally Posted by Alive By time View Post
      Amazing pictures in the snow
      Thank you!

      Late Friday evening we installed APR's ECU software upgrade along with their high-pressure fuel pump.





      The software upgrade combined with the fuel pump is expected to give us an additional 80hp and 80tq, and a quick run up and down the highway post install proved the upgrades made quite the difference! Going to need to get a bit more seat time to offer a better impression in words though...
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