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

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      02-01-2012 04:04 PM #76
      Quote Originally Posted by Yunque05 View Post
      I shall be impatiently waiting... Cant wait to see how it looks. I may consider this myself.. That extra money saved by not purchasing coil-overs can be used else where..
      It's not so much the money for me (although it's nice not spending money where you don't have to). I just really, really like the stock suspension set-up, and don't want to change it.
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      02-01-2012 04:17 PM #77
      where can you get eu springs? link would be awesome

    3. 02-01-2012 04:18 PM #78
      Quote Originally Posted by TLud View Post
      It's not so much the money for me (although it's nice not spending money where you don't have to). I just really, really like the stock suspension set-up, and don't want to change it.
      At first I was planning to go all out on my R, but I have learned through my gun collection that somethimes you are just better off leaving things the way they come. Probably just going to get some 19''s to fill in the gap and some 35% tint all the way around (excluding the front). I am considering the APR stage 1 or Revo for that matter, but I think I'll roll around stock for a bit to see if I think I really need. I definitely am going to get the rear LEDs though. Those are sexy

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      02-01-2012 04:20 PM #79
      Quote Originally Posted by ex2k View Post
      Nice! Looks beautiful.

      There is another R owner around RTP area. We should do a small meet. Would love to see the new R.
      Yeah, that would be Slidemx5. He lives in Hillsborough. When is your car coming? A three car meet would be great fun. I think we're both planning to do Wookies 2012.

      In other news, I stopped by Forge Motorsport in Orlando today to meet Mike and see his car. Nice guy!

      Looking forward to seeing his results when Revo releases their tune.
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      02-01-2012 04:31 PM #80
      Quote Originally Posted by TLud View Post
      .....Most aftermarket wheels are TPMS compatible.
      Most? How could a wheel not be compatible with the current VW system? Unless it's not round....

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      02-01-2012 04:59 PM #81
      Quote Originally Posted by autofi View Post
      Only when the headlights are on do they spray.The signal comes from the light switch and those of you that do not want that feature,the vagcom allows you to shut it off.
      if it is like the MKV, the headlight washer activates the first time you hit the washer for the windshield and then every 3rd time after that.

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      02-01-2012 05:01 PM #82
      Quote Originally Posted by ncgr12 View Post
      Most? How could a wheel not be compatible with the current VW system? Unless it's not round....
      I didn't realize until now that VWs had an indirect TPMS system. Yeah, definitely not going to be an issue.
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      02-01-2012 05:03 PM #83
      Quote Originally Posted by Ruderegime View Post
      where can you get eu springs? link would be awesome
      http://www.oemplus.com/springs-r20-p-913.html
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    9. 02-01-2012 05:04 PM #84
      I just checked out the miro 111. I like the look. Weight seems to be reasonable as well. Anything I need to j ow about this company?

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      02-02-2012 12:50 AM #85
      So the R20 is the same as our GOLF R? I was looking at the link for the european springs. The USA GOLF R wheel gap looks horrible!

    11. 02-02-2012 01:04 AM #86
      Quote Originally Posted by Ruderegime View Post
      So the R20 is the same as our GOLF R? I was looking at the link for the european springs. The USA GOLF R wheel gap looks horrible!
      If the R20's are different, and lower the car some, I may consider them as an option. I like the idea of staying oem.

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      02-02-2012 01:13 AM #87
      You guys got it all wrong.. The r20 is coming out in 2013


      -_- rofl
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      02-02-2012 08:19 AM #89
      Quote Originally Posted by Alive By time View Post
      You guys got it all wrong.. The r20 is coming out in 2013


      -_- rofl
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      02-14-2012 04:09 PM #90


      She's naughty!
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      02-15-2012 07:14 PM #91
      STAGE 1+

      Well, I made the trip up to Black Forest Industries in Cary, NC to have an APR HPFP installed and have the ECU flashed to Stage 1+. The guys at the shop there are really professional and nice. Matt was friendly and helpful with all of my questions concerning cam follower issues and whatnot. He recommended checking them every 10-15,000 miles but keeping an eye on the removing the fuel pump, because if the threads are damaged it could make putting it back on the car a real pain. I'd definitely recommend BFI to anyone who is in the area and looking to have work done to their cars. It seems like a nice shop with nice people. They even have an NBA JAM arcade machine, which a friend and I enjoyed geeking out on while the work was being done to the car.

      Anyway, after the upgrades I did a bit of driving around Raleigh to get a feel for the car... it's definitely noticeable. There's a LOT more power. The engine still seems to have the same basic power curve, but the jump from say 2800 and up is much more noticeable. There's ton of passing power in 6th gear now, even from 50 MPH (which is about 2,000 RPM), which is great because that's where it was lacking before, in my opinion. I didn't do THAT much driving on it but as far as power goes it's pretty much all this car needs. I'm definitely going to put on an improved intake once APR's intake gets released, but after that I think I will leave it alone. In fact, the car is almost perfect for me now.

      On the way down and on the way back, I decided to have an economy run to test the before and after economy of the car.

      Here are the results:

      BURLINGTON -> RALEIGH
      Speed: 65 MPH, Cruise Control (no traffic, straight run)
      Distance: ~57.5 miles
      Additional info: A/C off, ~59 degrees F, Elevation difference: -305 ft.



      RALEIGH -> BURLINGTON

      Speed: 65 MPH, Cruise Control (no traffic, straight run)
      Distance: ~57.5 miles
      Additional info: A/C off, ~60 degrees F, Elevation difference: +305 ft.



      So the results are that the flash and APR HPFP theoretically improves the MPG by a very slight amount. Obviously there's more that comes into play here, but it should be fairly clear that it doesn't LOWER your MPG when cruising. When you're driving hard, of course it will. But at least we know that the R is capable of fairly strong mileage while cruising even after a tune.

      Love this car!
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      02-15-2012 07:22 PM #92
      Great comparison.....so I think I just justified a new APR pump to improve my mileage, thanks!!

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      02-15-2012 08:00 PM #93
      Good report, as usual. Looking forward to making the jump from Stage 1 to Stage 1+ as well.
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      02-15-2012 08:30 PM #94
      Couldn't have said it better myself. It's been almost a week for me with Stage 1+ and I just absolutely love this car.

      Better yet, I let my buddy take it for a spin (drives mkvi GTI) and all he could say the entire time was "holy sh*t"...



      Quote Originally Posted by jsausley View Post
      I'm definitely going to put on an improved intake once APR's intake gets released, but after that I think I will leave it alone. In fact, the car is almost perfect for me now.

      Love this car!

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      02-15-2012 09:35 PM #95
      How does an ECU flash, e.g., APR stage I, affect the vehicle manufacturer's warranty?

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      02-15-2012 09:42 PM #96
      Quote Originally Posted by GrayCar View Post
      How does an ECU flash, e.g., APR stage I, affect the vehicle manufacturer's warranty?
      It doesn't void anything, technically no modification can void a warranty. Some dealer may give you grief and refuse to honor something if something were to go bad, but that just means you'd have to take it elsewhere.
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      02-15-2012 10:15 PM #97
      very nice, cant wait to go get chipped, maybe friday
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      02-15-2012 11:21 PM #98
      Congrats! Can't wait to Get a ride in it! Are you doing witw? Mini Ewok caravan ?

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      02-16-2012 08:03 AM #99
      Quote Originally Posted by slidemx5 View Post
      Congrats! Can't wait to Get a ride in it! Are you doing witw? Mini Ewok caravan ?
      Yes! I still need to book my room but I'm definitely going.
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      02-16-2012 10:30 AM #100


      I see wrinkles in the lower/center panels of the driver's seat leather already.

      I loved the cloth/pleather seats in My Mk4 R32 because they looked new 6 years down the road. The Mk2 TT I bought to replace it has leather/alcantara it's providing the same new/non worn look. I wonder how these seat fabrics are going to wear?

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