Finally got APR1+ software (actual progression of my facial expressions). Big ups to APTuning for bailing me out on the pump upgrade and making quick work of the tune . One question though to anyone with a 1+ (or higher) tune. I am occasionally getting some waste gate flutter, not every time I WOT but about 20%. Is this normal?
I drive a 2012 VW Golf R / United Motorsport
2012 CW 2-Dr Golf R with Sunroof and Nav | OEM LED Tails | KW V1 Coilovers | Neuspeed RSe14s powder-coated Gloss Black | EvoMS Intake, Heatshield, Engine Cover | 42DD Downpipe | APR HPFP | APR Stage 2+ ECU | USP Short-Shift Kit
2012 Golf R APR Stage 3+ (11.141 @ 128.70 mph)(Wannagofast 1/2 mile = 149.70 mph)
2014 Golf TDI 6spd man APR Tune. 40+ mpg avg Best tank = 54.5 mpg @ 741 miles
Went Revo Stage 2+ after adding a full Milltek exhaust system with ceramic black tips, RS4 high pressure regulator valve and Autotech internals. Had the car on the Dyno and made 356bhp. Also did a launch - 0-60mph and did a 3.5 second run Feels much better now..........Next step Water meth injection
Golf .:R DSG.....OD HTAGTX3071R.....11.08 @ 124.55mph
Or the CTS or the EVOM's and heat shield (<$300 shipped)
You have an intake, so ignor...
Get the Autotech HPFP kit <$350 shipped
Stage 2+ tune for <$500
Any downpipe, ie B&B staineless DP can be had for <$500 shipped (ordered by redline-motorworks)
Definitely faster then stock, with amazing pull in the higher RPMs. What was unexpected was that it requires far less throttle to start the car in first and even driving around town is less "boggy" (if that's a word). Highway....no comparison. No comparison at all. Any gear brings a smile to my face.
2012 Golf R . Rising Blue
What was so hard about it???
I got bored earlier today and took off the EVOMs intake, heatsheild, and loosened the
3 top nuts from the turbo, and from the engine bay. I hope the last one wont be as hard.
I am going to try and install it without touching the driveshaft, but I think I would need at least
a lift to attempt that, if it is possible?
Is it possible? See what this guy thinks...
No lift, but the stocker is 1 piece, and in order to get it out, i found you have to have enough ground clearance to allow the but end to move around without hitting the ground while you manipulate the turbo flange end out of its hole. Hard enough on the MKV without a DS in the way. installing the new one should be easy peasy
full polish, followed by glaze and wax.
looking good now. just need to find a great place to shoot some pics.
even at your best as a man, you couldn't equal half of me - Sully Erna/Godsmack
2012 Deep Black Pearl "R" w/H&R Ultra lows; APR Stage 2+(v3.31) w/Neuspeed CAI; APR HPFP; APR TBE; Neuspeed HI-FLO TOP; 42DD shifter bushings; TyrolSport Solid Shifter Bracket Bushings...
guess I will put it on the lift, no biggie to put the intake back one and tighten those bolts.
Thanks for looking out. I assumed the DS would only be the issue, but that cat wont come out
that way it is sitting, not a chance.
went to my dealer to see if I could find a front plate bracket that fits better than the Japanese one they sent with my car. Got there just after parts/service had closed, so skulked around the lot. I think the EOS bracket will work, next step is sourcing one...
Suzuka TTRS - Carbon Mirrors - Ecodes - Recaros - Schroths - Weichers Cage - HREs - Revo Stage 2 - Nitroux Express - Scorpion TBE - CTS FMIC - H&R - EBC
Past - 2001 GTI 1.8T, 1997 Jetta GLX VR6
Present - 2012 Golf R