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    Thread: "Riley" - jsausley's Rising Blue R

    1. 02-19-2012 12:46 AM #126
      Quote Originally Posted by slidemx5 View Post

      Also, driving at 65 is boring as hell.
      Try it in a school zone; it's a lot more interesting then.

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      02-19-2012 01:57 AM #127
      what type of clutch did these come with?

      same as the mkv fsi?

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      03-10-2012 12:37 AM #128
      youre close!! i just picked up a white r at flow in winston on wed. i live in browns summit north of gboro.

      stage 1+, suspension, etc, etc is going in as soon as my apr pump arrives at bfi. that was ordered yesterday..lol so anyway lets try to meet up.

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      03-10-2012 12:46 AM #129
      Quote Originally Posted by vincenzo View Post
      The best thing you can do is apply leather conditioner regularly to prevent it from cracking.
      for real. Get a good leather cleaner and conditioner and apply that a couple times a year. I use leather masters stuff. its great, pricey but who wants their leather to crack like that? not i
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      04-16-2012 11:53 PM #130
      Some new toys!!!!



      Forge WINtake and Neuspeed carbon fiber engine cover.

      I would have a few suggestions for the installation of the WINtake if anyone is interested that could save you plenty of heartache. For example, be intelligent and realize that the MAF screws that came out of the stock air box are NOT compatible with the Forge intake. After I got my MAF off, I put it aside with the screws and without thinking about it, when it was time to put it back on, tried to use the same screws. This led to them stripping out the threads on the inside of the Forge pipe which meant I had to rethread it, which took a painfully long time.

      Anyway... just finished this tonight so I haven't driven the car with it on yet. But it sounds good at idle and I think it looks fantastic. The carbon fiber on the two pieces matches (the weave looks strange in the pictures - it matches better in person for some reason) perfectly and it looks modified, yet subtle. Definitely a big fan of it stylistically.

      The Forge seems like it's a great piece. Got a good WITW discount on it thanks to Mike, and free shipping. The install (apart from the stuff that I screwed up and made harder for myself) was pretty simple. Taking the stock air box off was harder than putting the Forge unit on. We'll see tomorrow if the power is noticeable... I doubt it will be, but the sound is definitely noticeable.

      The Neuspeed cover is expensive, but cool. Both pieces are recommended.

      Quote Originally Posted by palerider View Post
      youre close!! i just picked up a white r at flow in winston on wed. i live in browns summit north of gboro.

      stage 1+, suspension, etc, etc is going in as soon as my apr pump arrives at bfi. that was ordered yesterday..lol so anyway lets try to meet up.
      I sat in your car while it was at Flow.
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      04-23-2012 09:31 AM #131
      The hills are alive... with the sound of turbos.

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      05-05-2012 04:37 PM #132
      Raleigh Cars & Coffee!



      Next to my dad's GT-R.

      More R's should come out next time!
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      05-07-2012 07:46 PM #133
      A few little engine dress-up bits. Glad to get rid of the ugly blue caps. The Forge coolant and oil cap covers are really nice and the little OEM black wiper cap is a fun little bonus.

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      05-10-2012 03:31 PM #134
      More shots from May 5 Raleigh Cars & Coffee here (not my photos):

      http://www.flickr.com/photos/2tallto...7629607782746/

      The R:


      DSC_9115 by Todd_Billiar, on Flickr


      DSC_9114 by Todd_Billiar, on Flickr

      Some other cars:


      DSC_9085 by Todd_Billiar, on Flickr


      DSC_9097 by Todd_Billiar, on Flickr


      DSC_9082 by Todd_Billiar, on Flickr


      DSC_9135 by Todd_Billiar, on Flickr


      DSC_9143 by Todd_Billiar, on Flickr


      DSC_9151 by Todd_Billiar, on Flickr


      DSC_9156 by Todd_Billiar, on Flickr
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      05-10-2012 03:46 PM #135
      I envy both your fathers ride and your engine cover and intake combo. At least I can copy one of them!
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      05-10-2012 04:06 PM #136
      Quote Originally Posted by R201UP View Post
      I envy both your fathers ride and your engine cover and intake combo. At least I can copy one of them!
      What's funny about the GT-R is that he doesn't really like it very much. He prefers the '09 ZR-1 that he had before. He says the ride is too harsh and the transmission is really clunky and rough. Too old-fashioned I guess. Hoping it'll grow on him. I love the thing, but I've only driven it once. Oh well.

      Thanks, glad you like the cover. It was definitely too expensive... but it's so pretty!

      By the way - bought a set of OEM LED tails with rear fog from Peteski here on Vortex. Really good price and helpful guy. Once the tails, my VCDS cable and my Euro switch comes in, I will be installing my OEM under seat tray and everything else all at once. Should be next week sometime.
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      05-11-2012 02:41 PM #137
      Going to keep my OP updated with mods and such from now on. Got quite a few planned but it'll be a while before some of it gets done.
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    13. 05-11-2012 06:50 PM #138
      Curious. Any CELs since you installed the Forge intake? I have heard / read that some people have issues with the intakes.

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      05-11-2012 10:32 PM #139
      I've had no CELs whatsoever. I love the WINtake. Love it. It fits perfectly, sounds great and functions without a hitch. As far as I can tell there is no reason whatsoever to buy the more expensive VWR kit unless you have something against carbon fiber or like the wrong R logo.
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      05-14-2012 12:58 PM #140


      Hmm... what could this be!?
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      05-14-2012 01:09 PM #141
      Quote Originally Posted by jsausley View Post


      Hmm... what could this be!?
      well packed valve stems and lugs!?!

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      05-14-2012 01:12 PM #142
      Haha! Might be!

      It's actually a set of LED tails.

      They'll be going on as soon as my Euro switch comes in from ECS Tuning!
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      05-14-2012 01:48 PM #143
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      05-14-2012 10:23 PM #144
      ? Pics!

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      05-14-2012 10:42 PM #145
      Quote Originally Posted by slidemx5 View Post
      ? Pics!
      Coming soon! Having trouble with getting the wiring and coding right but hopefully it will be resolved soon.
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      05-15-2012 10:58 PM #146
      I know what you mean about the turbo boost and the power increasing so quickly. Even though you have less it feels like more. It is a wonderful sensation that you want to repeat over and over again.

      I used to have a Porsche 944 Turbo S with chip and mods making over 325 HP and 340 TQ in a 3,000 lbs car. I absolutely loved it, probably my favorite car of all time. Early on a cool winter Sunday morning, with a little gas spiked with octane booster left in the tank, no one else in the car, the acceleration was intoxicating. While on the freeway in second, after getting the turbo gently spooled up to 3,000, depressing the throttle to the floor felt like an aircraft carrier jet catapult hooking up underneath the car and launching you forward. Rev it out to 7,000, shift into third, and the second catapult fired taking you up to 100mph in no time.

      I am hoping that after some serious mods down the road, this feeling will once again be a part of my regular driving experiences with the Golf R.

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      05-16-2012 09:07 AM #147
      I have been following this one for a while. Looks Awesome!!!
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      05-16-2012 09:32 AM #148
      Quote Originally Posted by takmanR View Post
      I know what you mean about the turbo boost and the power increasing so quickly. Even though you have less it feels like more. It is a wonderful sensation that you want to repeat over and over again.

      I used to have a Porsche 944 Turbo S with chip and mods making over 325 HP and 340 TQ in a 3,000 lbs car. I absolutely loved it, probably my favorite car of all time. Early on a cool winter Sunday morning, with a little gas spiked with octane booster left in the tank, no one else in the car, the acceleration was intoxicating. While on the freeway in second, after getting the turbo gently spooled up to 3,000, depressing the throttle to the floor felt like an aircraft carrier jet catapult hooking up underneath the car and launching you forward. Rev it out to 7,000, shift into third, and the second catapult fired taking you up to 100mph in no time.

      I am hoping that after some serious mods down the road, this feeling will once again be a part of my regular driving experiences with the Golf R.
      That's the feeling I get from my R. These cars at Stage 1+ or higher are pretty nasty on a cool morning. I LOVE it!

      Quote Originally Posted by Siliconrane View Post
      I have been following this one for a while. Looks Awesome!!!
      Thanks! You've been a lot of help.

      Once the car gets washed and we have some good weather I'm going to take her out for some nice shots of the new LED tails. The OEM seat tray is going to go in sometime this week... I have some work to do on the old Datsun race car so that might take precedence for a few days.

      On the modification front: I have decided to go with the APR RSC exhaust and Forge Twintercooler for Stage 2+. When these go on, I will also be swapping to the HPA mount. This is all very pricey as you know so for the sake of my wallet it will be a couple of months before it all gets purchased and installed... if I can stand to wait that long.
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      05-18-2012 09:31 AM #149
      LED tail install (with rear fog):

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      This modification really adds the final touch to the rear of the car making it look more like the more expensive exclusive car that it is, rather than just another Golf.
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      05-18-2012 10:16 AM #150
      Looks great! Welcome to the club. This is the first time in 8 years of modding cars that I've said this about a cosmetic mod, but this really is a must do mod IMO.


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