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    Thread: ACHTUN!NG | VW Mk6 Golf R Thread

    1. 05-16-2012 02:28 PM #176
      In 30+ years, this is the first time Hartmann Wheels has their own center cap!



      Achtuning is proud to offer a free set of Hartmann Wheel caps with every Hartmann Wheel order. Hartmann Wheels are still compatible with select OE wheel caps for those looking for a "factory look."
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    2. 06-01-2012 07:36 PM #177


      Achtuning's Hartmann turbo-back exhaust for the Golf R is done! We're picking up the car now and driving it back home to Seattle over the weekend. I'm told there will even be an appearance at one of the gatherings tonight at Wuste in Vegas on the way up so if any of you guys are there, be sure to check it out!

      Pre-order pricing for the complete turbo-back exhaust will be $1399 + shipping. Will try and get better pictures and a sound clip up early next week. Meanwhile, feel free to contact us and put yourself on a pre-order list if you're already committed.
      Last edited by Dion@ACHTUN!NG; 06-01-2012 at 07:57 PM.
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      06-01-2012 07:38 PM #178
      Let's get those soundclips!

    4. 06-01-2012 07:43 PM #179
      As soon as we get it back home.
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      06-01-2012 08:27 PM #180
      3"?
      I'll be back

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      06-01-2012 09:19 PM #181
      At that price that exhaust could take a lot of business from other systems out there, as long as it sounds good. Great pricing.

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      06-02-2012 04:52 PM #182
      Quote Originally Posted by jsausley View Post
      At that price that exhaust could take a lot of business from other systems out there, as long as it sounds good. Great pricing.
      im no exhaust engineer, but that seems like the right price point to me. nothing against any other companies at all, but id be maxed out around $1400. you dont really get much from the cat back on these cars from what i see other than a bit of great sound. i cant justify an extra $1500 from my 42DD downpipe for a bit of sound.

      im not trying to slam anyone here at all. just my opinion.

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      06-02-2012 11:15 PM #183
      Quote Originally Posted by Dion@ACHTUN!NG View Post


      Achtuning's Hartmann turbo-back exhaust for the Golf R is done! We're picking up the car now and driving it back home to Seattle over the weekend. I'm told there will even be an appearance at one of the gatherings tonight at Wuste in Vegas on the way up so if any of you guys are there, be sure to check it out!

      Pre-order pricing for the complete turbo-back exhaust will be $1399 + shipping. Will try and get better pictures and a sound clip up early next week. Meanwhile, feel free to contact us and put yourself on a pre-order list if you're already committed.
      Will this be compatible with the Australian Golf R DSG Model? I only ask because APR here is asking $3100 for a full turbo-back exhaust. If shipping isn't $1,000 you might have a new customer.

    9. 06-04-2012 02:49 PM #184
      There shouldn't be a fitment issue with a DSG-equipped car, but we don't have any here to absolutely guarantee that. We also do not ship overseas but we do have a Hartmann Wheel distributor there you can contact about sharing freight space on any of his incoming orders from the US? (contact me via email for his info)

      Quote Originally Posted by TEFF View Post
      3"?
      Yep!



      Now it just needs a bath!

      The Golf R made it back and sounds AMAZING!! An iPhone sound clip won't do this justice so thanks in advance for your patience as I wanna do this right and get some professional sound clips done, perhaps even a video of the car. The tone is nice and DEEP. Bill tells me there's a bit of a drone between 3200-3500 rpm on deceleration, nothing a simple gear or throttle change won't cure. I really don't see how anyone can go wrong with this system. A couple of other key features to note about the Hartmann Golf R Turbo-back exhaust is that it has adjustable tips, and we will offer different tip options with this system. These features will be exclusive to the Hartmann Golf R exhaust.
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      06-04-2012 02:51 PM #185
      Not sure if I missed this info or not but what is the exhaust made out of?

    11. 06-04-2012 03:05 PM #186
      100% T-304 stainless steel and mandrel bending.



      ... And "Stage 2" software will be required as the down-pipe will throw a CEL.
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    12. 06-06-2012 05:53 PM #187
      We received some APR Golf R down-pipes today!



      Still waiting to receive the rest of our order (remaining exhaust parts, and more of them!) from APR and still offering FREE VWR soft shell jackets for those of you pre-ordering a complete turbo-back exhaust and VWR intake!
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    13. 06-13-2012 12:38 PM #188
      The complete APR RSC turbo-back exhaust for the VW Golf R is now IN STOCK at Achtuning! Simply click the image below to begin shopping online or give us a ring, 425-895-0000.



      And don't forget that a purchase of this complete exhaust + a pre-order for the incoming VWR intake gets you a FREE VWR soft shell jacket!
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    14. 06-18-2012 03:44 PM #189
      We ordered a European Golf R front bumper today.

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      06-19-2012 10:05 PM #190
      I can't wait to see it! Thinking about doing the same thing.

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      06-19-2012 11:17 PM #191
      I want to hear this exhaust you speak of, hell even a phone clip will do. Is the pre-order pricing for catback alone or with downpipe?
      I drive a 2012 VW Golf R / United Motorsport

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      06-20-2012 12:27 AM #192
      Quote Originally Posted by Coderedpl View Post
      I want to hear this exhaust you speak of, hell even a phone clip will do. Is the pre-order pricing for catback alone or with downpipe?
      apr has a vid of the exhaust in one of their threads.
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      06-20-2012 12:51 AM #193
      Quote Originally Posted by Alive By time View Post
      apr has a vid of the exhaust in one of their threads.
      I was referring to the Hartmann one
      I drive a 2012 VW Golf R / United Motorsport

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      06-20-2012 04:28 AM #194
      Quote Originally Posted by Coderedpl View Post
      I was referring to the Hartmann one
      my bad, i thought you meant the RSC cause it was right above
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    20. 06-20-2012 02:46 PM #195
      Quote Originally Posted by Coderedpl View Post
      hell even a phone clip will do
      We couldn't (and wouldn't) introduce our exhaust with a cell phone clip. Just couldn't bring ourselves to do it. We were supposed to get one that was made during production but haven't seen that come through yet. And between local track events and shows, we've been really busy. Will do our absolute best to get you guys a quality sound clip as soon as possible. Thanks in advance for your patience.

      Pre-order price is for the complete turbo-back exhaust system.
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      06-20-2012 08:38 PM #196
      Quote Originally Posted by Dion@ACHTUN!NG View Post
      We couldn't (and wouldn't) introduce our exhaust with a cell phone clip. Just couldn't bring ourselves to do it. We were supposed to get one that was made during production but haven't seen that come through yet. And between local track events and shows, we've been really busy. Will do our absolute best to get you guys a quality sound clip as soon as possible. Thanks in advance for your patience.

      Pre-order price is for the complete turbo-back exhaust system.
      Next question(s): How long is the pre-order going to be open for?
      and what will the actual real price of the system be?
      I drive a 2012 VW Golf R / United Motorsport

    22. 06-21-2012 01:13 PM #197
      By definition of a pre-order, the price will go up (to $1649) when the first batch of production exhausts are in stock. You have about two weeks.
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    23. 06-21-2012 02:32 PM #198
      As soon as he caught wind that the APR RSC turbo-back exhaust for the Golf R was in stock, Chris set-up an appointment and came in right away. The Golf R is arguably one of the best little "packages" right out of the box, and the ECU upgrade we installed on his Golf R a couple of months ago completely transformed it into a monster but news about the gains expected when adding an exhaust made Chris itch for more. The installation requires an ECU "Stage 2" software upgrade and adds about 10-15 extra hp, definitely a noticeable difference in power and a slightly louder tone to let everyone know what's coming.





      Chris says, "that's it!" but we'll just have to wait and see...
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      06-21-2012 05:16 PM #199
      Quote Originally Posted by Dion@ACHTUN!NG View Post
      By definition of a pre-order, the price will go up (to $1649) when the first batch of production exhausts are in stock. You have about two weeks.
      Need info and sound clips beforehand
      I drive a 2012 VW Golf R / United Motorsport

    25. 06-21-2012 05:17 PM #200
      Like I've said many times already about those sound clips, we're trying.

      What other info?
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    26. 06-25-2012 12:20 AM #201
      Sent you PM.
      But ask here.
      Would you mind to share the part number for Stoptech SS lines Golf 6R.
      Thanks.
      Last edited by M.I.E.; 06-25-2012 at 07:53 AM.

    27. 06-26-2012 02:40 PM #202
      Answered your PM.
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    28. 06-26-2012 02:43 PM #203


      Threw on the European Golf R bumper we just got in to test-fit prior to paint. Car is going in for paint today and should be done in a couple of days. We'll update again when it's done.



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    29. 06-28-2012 02:15 PM #204


      We've just received the Gen4 Switchable Stock/Race/Eco Haldex Controller and not wasting any time, we're throwing it in the Achtuning Golf R to try out for our next track session this weekend. Haldex based all wheel drive systems monitor ABS speed sensors, throttle input, steering angle, etc. to anticipate and distribute torque transfer from the engine to the drive-line. Haldex upgrades such as the one we are installing will allow us to select a pre-programmed setting which will alter the time in which the system reacts to these dynamic changes, creating a more aggressive handling characteristic. The included wireless remote and receiver will allow us to engage the 3 pre-programmed settings described below.

      Eco: Eco mode was developed for increased fuel efficiency. Its purpose is to reduce the torque transfer from front to rear during normal highway driving (coasting), but will immediately engage the system if a wheel starts to slip to prevent decreased traction situations.

      Stock: As you'd expect, a standard mode that is similar to the original setting in the vehicle.

      Race: Race mode will unleash further potential as it provides faster reaction time to vehicle inputs in the AWD communication system, and allows for even greater amounts of torque transfer to the rear axle.

      Install is pretty straight forward as you start by replacing the stock Haldex unit with the upgrade.





      We then feed the wiring harness for the wireless receiver up through the belly pan located in the trunk, plug it into the receiver and tuck the receiver away neatly in one of the spare tire cover "compartments" before calling it a day.

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    30. 06-28-2012 05:59 PM #205
      A VWR short-shift kit also made its way into the Achtuning Golf R today. Here it is below sitting next to an OEM one for comparison. The VWR kit is an OEM-like upgrade in that it feels OEM smooth but offers up to a 25% reduction in throw with it's adjustable linkage.





      After a quick drive around the neighborhood, this is a short-shift kit we'd recommend every Golf R owner picks up.
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    31. 07-02-2012 02:19 PM #206


      Achtuning is happy to announce APR's Summer Into Power Sale is in effect from now through August 3rd! Simply click the image above to begin shopping online and take advantage of sale pricing on APR products IN STOCK. In addition, we offer FREE SHIPPING on many of these sale items within the Continental US.
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    32. 07-02-2012 05:20 PM #207
      How about free shipping to CA on that VWR short shift kit in the post above?

    33. 07-02-2012 06:12 PM #208
      If they gave us enough of a margin to offer free shipping, we would. They don't, so I can't.
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    34. 07-09-2012 05:59 PM #209
      StopTech Introduces Performance Brake Kits for 2012 VW Golf R!



      StopTech, the ultra-performance and racing brand from Centric Parts, has introduced four new StopTech High Performance Brake Kits for the hot new 2012 Volkswagen Golf R. The new kits include a front StopTech Big Brake Kit as well as front, rear or 4-wheel StopTech Sport Kits. StopTech High Performance Brake Kits provide shorter stopping distances, better brake modulation, firmer pedal feel and less brake fade for stronger, more reliable performance on and off the track.



      The front StopTech Big Brake Kit for the 2012 Volkswagen Golf R includes a pair of floating directional 355x32mm StopTech AeroRotors, as well as billet aluminum mounting brackets with stainless steel studs, DOT-compliant stainless steel braided Teflon brake lines, StopTech's highly-praised Street Performance brake pads, plus the company's patented, forged, high performance, four-piston StopTech ST-40 calipers.

      Wheel Fitment Template



      The StopTech Sport Kits for the 2012 Volkswagen Golf R are available as a 4-wheel kit, or separately as a front axle or rear axle kit. Each axle kit includes a pair of slotted directional Power Slot® rotors, DOT-compliant stainless steel braided Teflon brake lines, and StopTech's highly-praised Street Performance Brake Pads that are good for high performance street and occasional track use.

      Once these items are added to the Achtuning Online Catalog you can simply click on the images above for online ordering. Otherwise, please call 425-895-0000.
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    35. 07-17-2012 12:41 PM #210
      In addition to the APR "Power Into Summer" Sale Pricing, we've extended our FREE SHIPPING offer to in-stock APR RSC exhaust systems so save 10% off on exhaust pricing and get free delivery to your door!!

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