Thanks SO much for the thread. My installer is using some of this information to help prepare for my build.
I'd love for you to comment on the misc. items you might be doing along with the build. Such as, what types of items you might be replacing that are not part of the kit. Also, how many miles on on this car (what year too)?
Then any advice or tips would be super awesome.
gotta love a build thread!
HPA why block of the SAI? The new inspection machines in the US know when things are writen out in the software and readiness is forced. Blocked off SAI will not pass inspection here.
Other than that kit looks nice, I love the A2W setup.
Last edited by JC@DouglasVW; 02-07-2012 at 09:57 AM.
Hey all, Mike (the tech, we are 2 ppl.. ) has made a lot of progress and we were just waiting on the ECU from HPA and at the last minute I decided to powdercoat the valve/cam cover gunmetal. Just came back.
Car is getting totally put back together tomorrow, hopefully up and running by end of day or Friday if the ECU is here.
Last edited by Mike@LindenVW; 02-08-2012 at 06:17 PM.
U guys are doing a awesome job!!!
Here are a few question I have to ask.....
How many hrs has this install taken???
Also how much does it cost to powder coat the valve over???
What parts where used from the old CVP L2???
I would love to see some pix of the lower aluminum water heat exchanger and the water pump and that black extra container that comes with the kit, is tha black container for adding water to the air to water Intercooler???
I wonder why the exhaust manifold is devided and the custom turbine cast is not a twin scoll housing???
Is the lower water Intercooler made by HPA or Garrett or aftermarket????
Sorry or all the question.......
We used the cams and the cold air intake and the cats from the cvp system
I am not sure on the total hours i now its over 40 i have been takeing my time so not to over look anything and so i can take lots of pics when the build is finshed i will total up all the hours
Don't know mike paid for the powder coating
I will post lots of pics of the air to water system and all its parts very soon i am installing the system today
would have to ask HPA about the manafold
The rad has no makings on it don't know who makes it
sorry i could't answer all the qustions for you
Hey everyone i would just to add that seeing pictures truly doesnt show how complete this kit is and when keir said they send the zip ties THEY DO!!!! even the locktite is in the package the only thing that doesnt come is an installer which at one point i thought tony was in the box but disappointely not lol.
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LINDEN NJ 07036
Looking good as always...lol
Does HPA supply a fully detailed install booklet for us DiYers????
This kit is the best looking kit I have even seen on the market for the R32,it's also the priciest too, but there is a reason why. If there are more parts and the parts are more quality too then u will have to pay for them too. There is a reason that their kit is 10K
Not only HPA supply's the parts they also provide and make the custom mounts that are needed for a nice clean OEM look and feel.
One thing...... I wonder if HPA could make their kit even CHEAPER by using he Borg Warner Turbos, like where plain on doing in the first place, cuz instead of buy a Garret CHRA with their custom Compresser housing with BOV and custom turbine housing with internal WG. This sounds like it cost HPA and the buyer allot more money cuz of the custom made parts that are needed for a OEM install. I wonder if replacing the Garrett turbo with the Borg turbo with BOV and WG already installed on these types of turbos, would make the total cost of the kit a little more cheaper than 10k. Just an idea and thought.
Why did HPA decide to NOT use Borg Warner turbos and going back to the Garrett's turbos???
Keep up the good work on the install....
Any exhaust manifold that places these two sensors together will jeopardize long term durability as the hotter side of the engine will never get the right fuel balance to even out the heat placed on the valves.
following image should offer a better understanding
The front cooler is designed and manufactured in-house at HPA. Unlike a FMIC that is a bar and plate design, the tube and fin design of our radiator does not reduce cooling efficiency of the OEM engine radiator. This is as important as the separation in the exhaust manifold as it works hard towards controlling the heat sensitive head to allow maximum timing maps to be run.
Our cooler rad shares the tube and fine concept with the OEM A/C condenser/rad.
More and more sexy.
Thanks for the
We put the ECU in today and everything is back in except the hood and bumper ... did a few light runs behind the dealership and all I can say is OMG.
Tomorrow we do Stage III DSG and its all set. I will have some vids and pics of the final product probably Wednesday or Thursday this week.
Can't wait to see this thing on the roads
So can u give a few tips, tricks, and a full review on HPA 20th turbo kit along with how the installed went, u took allot of pix but did say how thing where going along step by step.
If u can post up how hard this install would be on a DIYer like me, I'm not a mechcanic nor do I work on allot of cars just mine every so often.
What where a few things that u had to mod or change to make some parts fit that HPA might have missed on the instruction they sent????
How many HP does this kit provide???
In terms of the steps, we received our kit before an official "How-To" was sent from HPA and did 95% of the installation without it. When he got it, our tech nailed it so props to Mike! We have not been able to really put alot of the detail into writing (yet) because we were focused on getting it done, so expect more once we finish it up tomorrow or Wednesday.
Based on what I saw Mike do, I do not think that this type of installation should be done unless you have many years of VW mechanical / tuning experience. Putting this much power into this car can, as many have posted, do incredible damage if not done right. Also, although doable, we felt it was necessary to remove both the engine and transmission to do it properly / efficiently. I can only assume that would be hard for a DIYer. I am sure Mike will go into more detail about this later.
As with our CVP2 installation, everything from HPA worked perfectly and we did not have to do any modifications to anything to make it work. It really is a "turbo in a box". The only thing missing was a guy to pop out and install it for us.
As for HP, we shall see what the dyno reads probably early next week!
It appears that the kit is stock 20th except the cams and the exhaust. Do you have the full HPA exhaust, including the high-flow cat section and the bypass section? Do you know what the cams get you? Any plans for the 500 kit-upgrade including the larger maf and injectors? Unfortunately at that point you really need an upgrade clutch pack and related stage IV software.
He has our CVP exhaust, which is not the same as the bypass exhaust.
We saw an increase of ~20 hp on the A3 we did with the same exhaust and cams, as the same path was taken with that car, CVP level 2 -> 20th Kit.
Its not quite the performance of the 100 cell count cats and 88mm exhaust, but its certainly an increase in flow over stock.
Mike, you need to bring this beauty to WiTW/TOD. And bring the flashing dongle so we can get an ECU/DSG flash combo. Otherwise, I may have to drive up to Exit 13 on th NJTP.
This project is far beyond my means, mechanical skills, and driving skills, but I do appreciate those who can and do showcase the potential of our beloved cars. Bravo.
And to HPA, thanks for continuing to develop high performance parts and software for the last of the VR6s. Now I need a trip to the Canadian west coast, too.
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