Horrible trigger control and muzzle awareness, but hopefully you were with people that straightened you out. If you're ever in the Raleigh area I'll have to show you how to properly control a firearm.
In a former life, I used to build gun mufflers
AAC Titanium Titan for .338 Lapua Magnum:
Engineer @ TriMech Solutions | Certified SolidWorks Expert
Form Engineer & Weldor @ Advanced Armament Corporation
2012 Golf R & 1982 Jetta Coupe
I went to college in AZ, and I miss all of that open land. I used to go shooting a few times a week. Nothing beats blowing ihst up in the middle of the desert for fun.
I'll be back
NOTES FROM THE ROAD: ch.12
11 +1=12 (12th update from the blazing hot desert)
This update shows the final cage pre-paint and it looks the dogs danglies! Thats Brit-speak for cool as sh!t
Spot welding the punched plate in on the "H-pipe" portion of the cage in the car.
They took the cage over to the welding table and laid down some of the cleanest TIG welds you could ever hope to see on VW parts!
Thats what a stellar weld looks like. Sloppy MIG welds can F-off!
Close up of the punched plate which will become the tell-tale sign that you are rocking a BSH 4-pt bolt in cage. Holla.
In the spray booth for photos only. It'll get coated in matte black powder tomorrow.
Clean as a bean and I am sure this product will save someones ass.
NEXT UP: Now that the cage is off to powder, they are turning their attention back to the high performance stuff. Next up is something REALLY big for the brand new intercooler set up that BSH is developing. Trust me, this one is like nothing else out there. Its pretty f-ing awesome. Sorry to be a carcock tease here, but the wait will be worth it.
Last edited by iMod.:R; 02-28-2013 at 07:18 PM.
Ive gotten a bunch of PMs and emails about the cage so here is a condensed version of some of the features:
* It is available for 2-door or 4-door MK6 GTI/Golf/R
* Rear seats need to be deleted to run this but that saves you 45+ lbs and they are working on an extended rear parcel floor.
* Pricing you'll have to take up with BSH I'm just observing the process
* Available for LHD or RHD
* Harness Bar is meant for loop over style racing harnesses
* Can be powder coated in 3 sheens of Black as included, or custom powder coated whatever color you want for a minimal additional fee
* Front seats don't need to be removed for installation (on 4-doors at least)
* Requires drilling and the template hopefully will be provided in the box.
* Intl shipping available
Any more questions about sales should be directed to the guys at BSH, and questions about the install process or fabbing, I can answer probably for you.
Pretty insane build you've got going!
A couple of questions:
Seat delete and cage in a 4 door? Did your plans for the car change/evolve after you got it?
Any safety concerns daily driving with the cage (head vs bars etc in an accident) or is this gonna be strictly a track toy? Is the cage removable (seems like its gonna be welded in?)
Again, car is sure to be "on point" when done, and I'm this close to ordering the exact wheels they put together for u (assuming thats even possible)...just not sure how much I'm ready to die inside when GF decorates a $2000 wheel with Philly curb rash
The plans for this car have been ever-chaninging for the past 3 weeks it's been in Phoenix. The cage was definitely not on my short list, but after seeing how nice theres was going to be I changed my mind. You know how it goes with mods. Cage is a 4-point bolt in cage NOT welded in. Thats why I am doing it. For example when family or out of town friends come in and you'd need the rear seats, you can unbolt the 2 sections and pop the car back together again in a matter of less than an hour. Front seats can stay in during install. Just folded forward. Install video will be out in about 2 weeks (once powder coating is completed) showing how its done.
Last edited by iMod.:R; 02-28-2013 at 07:20 PM.
dude, this just came in to me today, got the Gen 4 race one!
SOOOO GOOOD! the car will finally exit a hard corner like an ACTUAL AWD car!!!!! SOOOOOO GOOOD!
ps. I've got the dsg chip (stage 2) coming soon, im on a waiting list for the computer that I use to chip it, so hopefully before the next autocross event I'll have it, FINALLY i'll be able to hold gears
supposedly a stock r32 was at 5.9 0-60, and the dsg upgrade it went to 5.6, so hopefully i'll get some more torque out of it.
hope all is well in bsh.
Last edited by iMod.:R; 04-26-2012 at 10:42 AM.
Hey friends, if any of you are interested in HRE, they just posted up their new 2012 catalog in PDF form. If you are a wheel whore at all this should put you in a good place.
[HRE Wheels 2012 PDF catalog= da' HAWTness!]
times, once in a high speed (I call them the interstate loopty loops)
and coming out of that getting on the gas gave it wayyyy more of a rwd
bias, I also did launch control and it was perfect, and then went into
a parking lot and whipped around a light pole and came out of it
wayyyy more natural than it used to feel. As far as I can tell it
basically fixed every wrong part of Haldex. Finally you can control
it, instead of it being completely unpredictable.
I'm on the list waiting for the computer for the flash of the dsg to
be sent to my house, they said probably 2.5 weeks, I ordered it
Monday, and the next autocross is may 19, so I'm just hoping there are
no delays so I can hold gears at the next event and really figure out
how well my car does on street tires, and no coilovers.
Really have some high hopes so we'll see.
NOTES FROM THE ROAD: ch.13
Here be the 13th edition of Notes from the road.
Finally, getting the KW Variant 2's, Brembo Type3 6-pots and aluminum adjustable front lower control arms with Whiteline bushys.
Variant 2s in all their glory. Standin' real erect-like....
The headless horseman in Tempe stopped by to help us get the party started. The coilover party that is.
365mm Brembs with 6-pot calipers and floating rotors. Direct bolt-up from the TTS which saved loads of $$$
Last edited by iMod.:R; 02-28-2013 at 07:22 PM.