2012 VW Golf R Rising Blue 2-DR | APR Carbonio Intake | APR Stage 1 ECU | Clear Sidemarkers | R Mats | Blind Spot Mirrors | H&R Sport Springs | 19x8 TSW Nurburgring Wheels | 235/35/19 Michelin Pilot Super Sports | Gone.
2012 Volvo S60 T-6 Electric Silver/Anthracite | Eibach Pro Kit Springs | Tint |
2012 Rising Blue Golf R (Build Thread)
2012 Night Blue Tiguan SEL w/ Premium Nav
got so much done this week.. will post pics once I get em...
- car tinted 30% all around!
- installed P3 digital gauge.. pretty easy install, such a clean look..
- got sidemarkers body matched and rear reflectors piano black painted by axl rose! looks awesome!
- couldn't wait for my APR-VWR intake/HPFP to come in, so I drove 2 hours to APTuning and got tuned stage 1!!!!! oh man, that 2 hour ride back was amazing!
Getting Opti-coated and RSe14 wheels mounted Tuesday!
quick question... so my boost gauge read max 18 PSI when I was stock, and after I got chipped, the most boost that it read was 21 PSI. Does a difference of about 3 PSI seem about right with stage 1 APR???????
if feels fast, I can hear the turbo even louder, but its not blow your pants off fast... i mean it does pull even at 6th gear, but maybe I was just expecting way too much?
i went from a 240hp to a ~360hp R32 and really did not feel any wow significance, not even close.
best way to find out? run a stock R and you 'should' see results.
how i first learned the power difference on my mk4 yrs ago...
and really 450$ for this?
Last edited by ThatVdub; 05-12-2012 at 03:30 PM.
Sweet picture of the R, Mr. Chest Pain (and yes, I came here thinking that you narrowly survived a heart attack recently )
Try Carmax, if you are still selling your vehicle. I have a friend who is a VW dealer - he has repeatedly told me how they basically can't beat a Carmax deal. Just clean it up, give it max curb appeal, and let them give you a quote. I got a ridiculous amount for my 2010 Mazdaspeed3.
anyways, so I got APR stage 1 on saturday, and drove like a madman that day and yesterday. I am so grateful I got this car.
A couple of my female friends who kept ribbing me for getting a "VW" and telling me "oh it looks cute!" were able to ride the car after the tune, and they got really quiet during the ride. Another friend who can drive manual took it for a spin, and afterwards she was like "oh crap... can we trade cars?" (she drives the new 328i)..
Bold-sport seat emblem
P3 Digital Boost Gauge - Removed front vent
P3 Digital Boost Gauge w/ODB plug
P3 Digital Boost Gauge installed
Before LED tail lights and rear reflectors (piano-black painted) installed
After LED tail lights and rear painted reflectors installed
LED tail lights at night
Sidemarkers body color paint matched and rear reflectors painted in piano-black by vortex member Axl Rose!!! (he did an awesome job at a great price and quick turnaround)
Sidemarkers close up
Rear reflectors close up
2015 Lapiz Blue Golf R