Username or Email Address
Do you already have an account?
Forgot your password?
  • Log in or Sign up

    VWVortex


    Page 23 of 38 FirstFirst ... 1319202122232425262733 ... LastLast
    Results 551 to 575 of 940

    Thread: TLud's Golf R Thread

    1. Senior Member christofambrosch's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 4th, 2011
      Location
      Pennsylvania
      Posts
      24,276
      Vehicles
      2015 Audi A4
      05-20-2012 09:29 PM #551
      Check out PERFORMANCEleds.com.

    2. Member
      Join Date
      Sep 17th, 2007
      Location
      Texas, USA
      Posts
      2,080
      05-20-2012 10:30 PM #552
      Quote Originally Posted by TLud View Post
      My R underwent a Soundaktorectomy this morning. It's really straightforward. It took me 10 minutes to remove the module and seal up and tape down the harness. This video shows how easy it is to access the Soundaktor.



      You can either just unplug and seal up the harness (I would recommend doing this first to make sure you like it) or you can go all the way and remove the Soundaktor altogether, which is a simlple matter of unscrewing two 10 mm bolts. Here is what it looks like when removed:



      I saved it in case I ever need to return the car to fully stock. Otherwise, you could probably have some fun with it.

      Impressions: Wow, I can't believe how quiet the car is now. So much less NVH. I can hear what the car is actually doing now (including the turbo and wastegate valve). I can also hear my music. It's ridiculous how much noise this thing added when just cruising at highway speeds. I will kind of miss the aural augmentation at WOT and when downshifting/decelerating, but overall I vastly prefer it without the Soundaktor.
      What purpose does it actually serve?

    3. Member
      Join Date
      Sep 28th, 2011
      Location
      Texas
      Posts
      2,106
      Vehicles
      2012 Golf R; 2012 Tiguan SEL
      05-20-2012 10:41 PM #553
      Quote Originally Posted by Angina View Post
      Hmmm... I got the same kit and those same LEDs and I had no problems putting them into the rear passenger lights... I actually had trouble with the front map lights, because the square shape didn't fit in the opening, but I was able to get them in after pushing hard enough.

      for the rear, I just popped off the housing, plugged in the bulbs, and had to maneuver the bulbs a bit to get the housing to pop back in. No dremel needed. Took like 2 minutes...
      Well, I guess ours are different somehow because as you can see from the pic below, there is no way that square LED was going in that little round hole. I don't know why they didn't just include standard wedges.




      Sent from my iPhone 4S using Tapatalk
      2012 Rising Blue Golf R (Build Thread)
      2012 Night Blue Tiguan SEL w/ Premium Nav

    4. Senior Member christofambrosch's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 4th, 2011
      Location
      Pennsylvania
      Posts
      24,276
      Vehicles
      2015 Audi A4
      05-20-2012 10:54 PM #554
      Let me find a photo of my interior kit from PERFORMANCEleds. Shawn (owner...username BetaOp9...MkV R32 owner) is a stand up guy and the bulbs are qaulity and American made.

    5. Senior Member christofambrosch's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 4th, 2011
      Location
      Pennsylvania
      Posts
      24,276
      Vehicles
      2015 Audi A4
      05-20-2012 11:03 PM #555
      All in 6,000k. Uses standard wedge (where applicable). First thing people say is "holy sh*t". I absolutely love them. Both my GLI and R32 have them.





      I don't want to advertise or thread jack any more than necessary, so for more photos just click.

      Car looks great, btw!

    6. Member
      Join Date
      Sep 28th, 2011
      Location
      Texas
      Posts
      2,106
      Vehicles
      2012 Golf R; 2012 Tiguan SEL
      05-21-2012 12:25 AM #556
      Quote Originally Posted by Wlfsbrg2.0T View Post
      TLud,

      Any update on the install of your RB rotors?

      RB rotors are in and I have the Carbotech pads. I'm just waiting for the StopTech stainless steel lines to come in before I install everything.


      Sent from my iPhone 4S using Tapatalk
      2012 Rising Blue Golf R (Build Thread)
      2012 Night Blue Tiguan SEL w/ Premium Nav

    7. Member
      Join Date
      Sep 28th, 2011
      Location
      Texas
      Posts
      2,106
      Vehicles
      2012 Golf R; 2012 Tiguan SEL
      05-21-2012 12:27 AM #557
      Quote Originally Posted by KIDVersion 1 View Post
      All in 6,000k. Uses standard wedge (where applicable). First thing people say is "holy sh*t". I absolutely love them. Both my GLI and R32 have them.





      I don't want to advertise or thread jack any more than necessary, so for more photos just click.

      Car looks great, btw!
      Thanks for posting the info. I wish I had just ordered these in the first place. I always like giving my business to fellow enthusiasts.


      Sent from my iPhone 4S using Tapatalk
      2012 Rising Blue Golf R (Build Thread)
      2012 Night Blue Tiguan SEL w/ Premium Nav

    8. Member Angina's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 21st, 2002
      Posts
      6,903
      Vehicles
      2012 Golf R, 2007 BMW X3, 2002 Jetta 1.8T
      05-21-2012 01:20 AM #558
      Quote Originally Posted by TLud View Post
      Well, I guess ours are different somehow because as you can see from the pic below, there is no way that square LED was going in that little round hole. I don't know why they didn't just include standard wedges.




      Sent from my iPhone 4S using Tapatalk
      definitely different!

    9. Member
      Join Date
      May 30th, 2010
      Location
      Houston, TX
      Posts
      1,630
      Vehicles
      10 JSW TDI, 12 R
      05-26-2012 04:35 PM #559
      Quote Originally Posted by TLud View Post
      Keep me posted on where you mount the catch can and how you route the tubing. I saw one person mount it against the firewall, which looked really clean (although maybe harder to access to empty it out). I guess the location behind the driver's side headlight is out for you due to your CAI. I'm looking at possibly getting the 42DD catch can.
      Did the install today. It took a lot of test fitting, taking everything apart and putting it back together to find a setup that doesn't kink the hoses, and fits the Neuspeed engine cover.


      _MG_1945 by Toe_Ball, on Flickr

      I took apart the mounting bracket they provided and used it to sandwich the strap running over the headlight housing. For hoses I went to NAPA and bought a couple of 9820 90-degree heater hoses, a 90 degree heater hose elbow, and some hose clamps. I turned the top of the catch can relative to the bottom, and finally mounted and plumbed everything up.


      _MG_1943 by Toe_Ball, on Flickr

    10. Member Siliconrane's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 19th, 2009
      Location
      Camp Bullis, TX (San Antonio)
      Posts
      1,702
      Vehicles
      2012 Golf R - Black
      05-27-2012 01:55 AM #560
      Quote Originally Posted by ToeBall View Post
      Did the install today. It took a lot of test fitting, taking everything apart and putting it back together to find a setup that doesn't kink the hoses, and fits the Neuspeed engine cover.


      _MG_1945 by Toe_Ball, on Flickr

      I took apart the mounting bracket they provided and used it to sandwich the strap running over the headlight housing. For hoses I went to NAPA and bought a couple of 9820 90-degree heater hoses, a 90 degree heater hose elbow, and some hose clamps. I turned the top of the catch can relative to the bottom, and finally mounted and plumbed everything up.


      _MG_1943 by Toe_Ball, on Flickr


      MMMMM carbon Fiber Goodness. Looks Good Man!


      BTW - it seems you are having square peg / round hole issues . . .
      Bring those stupid LED things with you today . . . like a Sith lord . . . I will MAKE it legal.
      Last edited by Siliconrane; 05-27-2012 at 01:59 AM.
      2012 Golf R - Black WETDUB
      APR Stage 2++ (Build Thread)

    11. Member
      Join Date
      Mar 28th, 2012
      Location
      Houston, Texas
      Posts
      116
      Vehicles
      2012 Golf R CSG
      05-27-2012 03:44 PM #561
      [QUOTE=Siliconrane;77560301]MMMMM carbon Fiber Goodness. Looks Good Man!

      +1. Who makes that cover?

    12. Member
      Join Date
      May 18th, 2003
      Location
      Buffalo, NY
      Posts
      4,164
      05-27-2012 05:31 PM #562
      Quote Originally Posted by Trackhead View Post

      +1. Who makes that cover?
      Neuspeed

    13. Member
      Join Date
      Mar 28th, 2012
      Location
      Houston, Texas
      Posts
      116
      Vehicles
      2012 Golf R CSG
      05-27-2012 06:06 PM #563
      Quote Originally Posted by Rdurty2 View Post
      Neuspeed
      Gracias!

    14. Shogun of Harlem SHO'NUFF's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 12th, 2006
      Location
      Vancouver
      Posts
      1,808
      Vehicles
      '12 Golf R
      05-29-2012 02:46 PM #564
      great thread, very informative and car looks great

      '83 GTi (gone) | '90 Corrado (gone) | '96 GTi VR6 (gone) | '08 GTi (gone) | '12 R

    15. Member
      Join Date
      Sep 28th, 2011
      Location
      Texas
      Posts
      2,106
      Vehicles
      2012 Golf R; 2012 Tiguan SEL
      05-31-2012 10:17 PM #565
      Quote Originally Posted by SHO'NUFF View Post
      great thread, very informative and car looks great
      Thank you, sir!
      2012 Rising Blue Golf R (Build Thread)
      2012 Night Blue Tiguan SEL w/ Premium Nav

    16. Member Alive By time's Avatar
      Join Date
      Feb 2nd, 2006
      Location
      North San Diego
      Posts
      4,965
      Vehicles
      12' CW 4DR Golf [R] (SOLD) 13' RB 4DR Golf R
      05-31-2012 10:19 PM #566
      are you a spurs fan

      Love you car
      Blue One

    17. Member
      Join Date
      Sep 28th, 2011
      Location
      Texas
      Posts
      2,106
      Vehicles
      2012 Golf R; 2012 Tiguan SEL
      05-31-2012 10:31 PM #567
      In yet another display of VW de-contenting the NA-spec R, the iPod/Media cable provided with my car does not allow song tagging. The RNS-315 (and the RNS-510 that I have now) both have a feature that allows you to "tag" songs played on the radio or Sirius to your iPod or iPhone. Click the "Extras" button, then click "Tag." You then have the option to download that song the next time you're connected to iTunes. It's a pretty cool feature, but if you don't have the right cable, it won't work.

      Until I did some research, I didn't even realize how many different iPod/Media cables VW makes. The one that came with my car was part no. 000-051-446-A. The one that you need for tagging has part no. 000-051-446-J. I ordered the new cable on ebay for $50 shipped. Now, everything works as it should.

      Another cool feature that both the RNS-315 and the RNS-510 have (no new cable required) is called Sirius Seek. If you're listening to Sirius radio, you have the ability (also under the "Extras" tab) to mark a song. You then receive an alert any time that song is played on Sirius or regular radio. You can also create alerts any time your favorite team is playing in a game being broadcast on the radio or you can set score alerts.
      2012 Rising Blue Golf R (Build Thread)
      2012 Night Blue Tiguan SEL w/ Premium Nav

    18. Member
      Join Date
      Sep 28th, 2011
      Location
      Texas
      Posts
      2,106
      Vehicles
      2012 Golf R; 2012 Tiguan SEL
      05-31-2012 10:32 PM #568
      Quote Originally Posted by Alive By time View Post
      are you a spurs fan

      Love you car
      Thanks! Not a Spurs fan. I grew up in Orlando, so I have the misfortune of being a Magic fan.
      2012 Rising Blue Golf R (Build Thread)
      2012 Night Blue Tiguan SEL w/ Premium Nav

    19. Member
      Join Date
      Feb 18th, 2011
      Location
      ATX
      Posts
      202
      Vehicles
      current: 2010 Wrangler Unlimited previous: 2012 DBP Golf R
      05-31-2012 11:00 PM #569
      Quote Originally Posted by Alive By time View Post
      are you a spurs fan

      Love you car
      What's wrong with being a Spurs fan? (can you guess where I grew up?)

      I'm also a big fan of TLud's car. It's basically this thread that pushed me over the edge on putting down a deposit for a Golf R...

    20. Member
      Join Date
      Sep 28th, 2011
      Location
      Texas
      Posts
      2,106
      Vehicles
      2012 Golf R; 2012 Tiguan SEL
      05-31-2012 11:14 PM #570
      I decided to replace the standard interior lights with LEDs. So, I ended up ordering the LED kit from Bold Sport (linky). Several other Vortex members have installed this in their Rs successfully, so I thought that just ordering the kit would save me some trouble.

      The Bold Sport kit comes with the following LEDs (all of which are 6000k in color):

      5 x T10 WSW LEDs (2 for the front map lights and 3 for the rear passenger dome lights)


      2 x 3LED festoons (for the 2 vanity mirrors)


      2 x Style 194 4LED wedges (for the 2 footwell lights)


      1 x 8LED festoon (for the trunk light)


      Although it's pretty straightforward, you can follow this DIY for access to the bulbs. Replacing all of the bulbs took me about 45 minutes.

      Everything installed as it should until I got to installing the 5 T10 LEDs in the map lights and the rear dome lights. All of these lights have housings with circular holes at the top for the bulb to poke through. I managed to maneuver the T10 LEDs into the front map light housings, but as you can see from the picture below, they just flat out wouldn't fit into the rear dome housing without cutting, which I was completely unwilling to do.

      This is the definition of square peg/round hole:


      Those who have gotten these T10 LEDs to work apparently had different housings (not sure if this is a 2-door/4-door thing or what).

      So, I had to order some Style 194 wedges from LED Wholesalers.




      You can also get these from PERFORMANCEleds.com. Apparently, the owner (Shawn, whose username is BetaOp9 and is a MkV R32 owner) is a great guy and the bulbs are qaulity and American made.

      In any event, the Style 194 wedges arrived today and got them plugged in without any issues. I couldn't get any pictures to come out very well, but you can check out the pics on Bold Sport's link. It gives the interior an upscale look without being cheesy. I'm a big fan.
      2012 Rising Blue Golf R (Build Thread)
      2012 Night Blue Tiguan SEL w/ Premium Nav

    21. Member Wlfsbrg2.0T's Avatar
      Join Date
      Mar 29th, 2009
      Location
      ATL
      Posts
      622
      Vehicles
      2012 Golf R
      05-31-2012 11:16 PM #571
      Quote Originally Posted by Jimb213 View Post
      I'm also a big fan of TLud's car. It's basically this thread that pushed me over the edge on putting down a deposit for a Golf R...
      TLud is pretty much the man.

      HRE's? Check (Baller). Subtle but effective drop with Euro springs? Check (Mature). All the desired engine upgrades? Check (Duh). I could continue, but come on we all know this man's car is perfection.

      Need pics and impressions of the RB rotors now that they're on
      Parting out KW Coilovers, Competition Haldex, VWR Shortshifter, HPA Dogbone Mount: http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...7#post88047307

    22. Member
      Join Date
      Sep 28th, 2011
      Location
      Texas
      Posts
      2,106
      Vehicles
      2012 Golf R; 2012 Tiguan SEL
      05-31-2012 11:17 PM #572
      Quote Originally Posted by Jimb213 View Post
      What's wrong with being a Spurs fan? (can you guess where I grew up?)

      I'm also a big fan of TLud's car. It's basically this thread that pushed me over the edge on putting down a deposit for a Golf R...
      Thanks to you, too! That's high praise!

      The Spurs have put on a clinic this post season. I was actually 2 minutes from the Alamodome (with Siliconrane, as a matter of fact) when the first game against OKC was going on. After the game finished, my hotel was flooded with some very excited Spurs fans.
      2012 Rising Blue Golf R (Build Thread)
      2012 Night Blue Tiguan SEL w/ Premium Nav

    23. Member
      Join Date
      Sep 28th, 2011
      Location
      Texas
      Posts
      2,106
      Vehicles
      2012 Golf R; 2012 Tiguan SEL
      05-31-2012 11:18 PM #573
      Quote Originally Posted by Wlfsbrg2.0T View Post
      TLud is pretty much the man.

      HRE's? Check (Baller). Subtle but effective drop with Euro springs? Check (Mature). All the desired engine upgrades? Check (Duh). I could continue, but come on we all know this man's car is perfection.

      Need pics and impressions of the RB rotors now that they're on
      Thanks again. The brake post is coming. I haven't been on much recently, and I'm trying to catch up with everything.
      2012 Rising Blue Golf R (Build Thread)
      2012 Night Blue Tiguan SEL w/ Premium Nav

    24. Member Wlfsbrg2.0T's Avatar
      Join Date
      Mar 29th, 2009
      Location
      ATL
      Posts
      622
      Vehicles
      2012 Golf R
      05-31-2012 11:22 PM #574
      Quote Originally Posted by TLud View Post
      Thanks again. The brake post is coming. I haven't been on much recently, and I'm trying to catch up with everything.
      Sounds good. Sorry I'm not trying to rush you, just excited to hear your thoughts!
      Parting out KW Coilovers, Competition Haldex, VWR Shortshifter, HPA Dogbone Mount: http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...7#post88047307

    25. Member ecirwin's Avatar
      Join Date
      Feb 27th, 2009
      Location
      Lakewood, CO
      Posts
      2,012
      Vehicles
      '12 Golf R 2Dr Black
      05-31-2012 11:26 PM #575
      Quote Originally Posted by TLud View Post

      You can also get these from PERFORMANCEleds.com. Apparently, the owner (Shawn, whose username is BetaOp9 and is a MkV R32 owner) is a great guy and the bulbs are qaulity and American made.
      Any idea what "Door Warning Lights" are? Do we have them?

      http://www.performanceleds.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=61_70_72_74&product_id=81

    Page 23 of 38 FirstFirst ... 1319202122232425262733 ... LastLast

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •