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      04-26-2012 12:16 PM #551
      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!]


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      04-26-2012 12:47 PM #552
      Quote Originally Posted by iMod.:R View Post
      Always room for a few pints of Ale.




      Wait. You want me to have a beer safe installed in the car now? Is that a challenge? Can we fabricate a fiberglass looking rocky cave (ala Disneyland) throughout the newly expanded hatch area and install a chilling component to create the worlds first MK6 "beer cave" mod? That would change the game.
      I think you're on to something here.

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      04-26-2012 01:00 PM #553
      Quote Originally Posted by iMod.:R View Post
      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!]


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    4. 04-26-2012 01:04 PM #554
      Quote Originally Posted by iMod.:R View Post

      Hey Axel, good to hear that you dunked the Gen 4 Haldex controller. The dude I'm staying with out here "BSHR" just threw it on and the way it pushes the car through the corners rather than pulling feels totally different. Its essentially a rwd car with awd traction now. Has that been your new experience as well? The DSG flash should be another tidy mod. When will you get to flash it?

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      I just got the new Haldex in yesterday, and have gotten on it a couple
      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.

    5. 04-26-2012 02:48 PM #555
      Quote Originally Posted by iMod.:R View Post
      NOTES FROM THE ROAD: ch.6

      All I can really say is that if you are looking into ANY power mods you may want to wait about a week and a half until everything is public knowledge. It's a promise that there is about to be a few new products to market that will change the way people look at 2.0T tuning. I better shut the ol' yapper before I say too much

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      Where's this super secret 2.0T **** that was supposed to be out in a week and a half, exactly two weeks ago.

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      04-26-2012 03:28 PM #556
      Quote Originally Posted by shockrocket View Post
      I think you're on to something here.



      Quote Originally Posted by Dutchmastr9 View Post



      Quote Originally Posted by jensen.axel View Post
      I just got the new Haldex in yesterday, and have gotten on it a couple
      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.
      Seems like a homerun mod and based on the advice of you and BSHR, its now on the list of stuff to get handled! Thanks Axel.


      Quote Originally Posted by papaskot View Post
      Where's this super secret 2.0T **** that was supposed to be out in a week and a half, exactly two weeks ago.
      Dang, you called me out on that one. LOL! Sitting in the fab shop watching "said parts" being whipped into shape. Very soon they shall be unveiled my friend.

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    7. 04-26-2012 03:38 PM #557
      Quote Originally Posted by iMod.:R View Post
      Dang, you called me out on that one. LOL! Sitting in the fab shop watching "said parts" being whipped into shape. Very soon they shall be unveiled my friend.
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      actually i just saw the BSH thread. I assume the parts are intake/tb?

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      04-26-2012 03:41 PM #558
      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 $$$




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      04-26-2012 04:04 PM #559
      You gonna leave them silver?
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      04-26-2012 04:25 PM #560
      Brake porn!!!!!
      I'll be back

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      04-26-2012 09:56 PM #561
      Quote Originally Posted by Alive By time View Post
      You gonna leave them silver?
      Yes sir. Classic looking and classic functioning. Lovely.


      Quote Originally Posted by DudeLePowSki View Post
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      I think so, but let me ask....


      Quote Originally Posted by TEFF View Post
      Brake porn!!!!!
      Brembos do have a certain presence about them. These babys have such a good feel on them, can't with to see how they behave in the R. Not too much of a difference in sizing between the cars and the weights are almost the same as a TTS, so I have a pretty good idea already.


      Quote Originally Posted by brownchicken/browncow View Post
      1) cage is much too far from B pillars and (more importantly) from the roof.

      2) bolting in creates perferation that can and do, fail when forces are too high, welding (when done well, and those do look good ) are the strong points not the weak ones. There are pictures floating around of cars on there roofs where the bolt-in locations failed and punched through the floor, scary!

      3) the locations for the rear bars are way too close to the center line and too far from the rear strut towers to do much of anything, the floor between will be stiffer but does nothing for the chassis or handling.

      The rest depends on the type of tubing, the gauge and the hardware used.......etc.

      If you do drive this car without a helmet, at the very least you must have a 5 point harness and fixed back race seat, anything less puts you at great risk for a head injury.

      Its a free country but if I can help someone from making a mistake I think it's important to mention it.

      I'll also mention, people that do go to the track in a street car with a bolt in cage that's "for show" are kind of made fun of!
      1. How is 1-1/4" inches away from the roof "much too far away"?

      2. Im not sure if you build cages professionally as you obviously know the nuts and bolts of it, but the guy who built these things is no joke and knows his sh!t backward forward and every other direction. Ever heard of Patrick Motorsports in Phoenix? One of the premier builders of race prepped Porsches in the country? Take a look at this 914 build he did for Jagermeister:

      http://www.patrickmotorsports.com/project/54/

      3. The pictures must be giving you a false sense of where the bolt in points are. The plates sit 5" away from the rear interior qp's. How is that too far towards the center? Listen, I appreciate your concern because its obvious that it comes from a good place, but I have far more sensibilities than to let some hacker rip apart my $40k car that is only 2 months old. They know their stuff and like any good cage builder, is not the biggest fan of bolt in's. That being said, this is in all likelihood the best bolt in cage you can buy for a Golf.

      Hardware is ARP Fasteners. Metal is DOM. Face of main hoop is only 6 inches behind the B-pillar. If it turns into a track car I will have a full weld-in made along with a proper fixed-back seat and 5pt harness. Im not going to the track with this particular cage in the car so your point about "real race track guys" that may potentially make fun of me is of no concern. Also Im not one for giving a crap what negative people have to say about anything I've done to the car. Its not their money and its not their vision.

      Furthermore and in conclusion, it will be painted matte black exactly because I don't want it to be "showy". Im after a secondary layer of safety for aggressive backroads driving, its just that simple.

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      04-26-2012 11:09 PM #562
      Quote Originally Posted by brownchicken/browncow View Post
      the pics must be very misleading!

      I've beaten many a Patrick motorsports car over the years!

      Cool.......have fun, be safe!
      Right on bud, congrats.

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      04-26-2012 11:48 PM #563
      Quote Originally Posted by iMod.:R View Post
      Right on bud, congrats.
      Classy responses as usual. Can't wait to see this beast when you're back in the Bay Area. I'd love to snap some shots of our Rs together after my Volks arrive in a few months, that is if my modest R is worthy of being in the same frame. Funny, my poor R....what it could have been if I had wanted your Rising Blue.

    14. 04-27-2012 12:12 PM #564
      I have only recently learned a little about brakes, and i don't even have a golf r yet but boy i would love to have those brembo's in my posession to at least look at before i could install. Beautiful stuff!

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      04-27-2012 04:49 PM #565
      Quote Originally Posted by CALICSGR View Post
      Classy responses as usual. Can't wait to see this beast when you're back in the Bay Area. I'd love to snap some shots of our Rs together after my Volks arrive in a few months, that is if my modest R is worthy of being in the same frame. Funny, my poor R....what it could have been if I had wanted your Rising Blue.
      Im down! When exactly do the Volks arrive?


      Quote Originally Posted by drose View Post
      I have only recently learned a little about brakes, and i don't even have a golf r yet but boy i would love to have those brembo's in my posession to at least look at before i could install. Beautiful stuff!
      Brakes are the side of performance cars that seem to be addressed last, which is a pity, because late braking through corners is almost as much fun as adding HP!


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      04-27-2012 07:03 PM #566
      Quote Originally Posted by iMod.:R View Post
      Im down! When exactly do the Volks arrive?
      Unfotunately two months since they didn't have any in stock. It's worth the wait in my book. Not many people will have Volks on the R. Down to grab a drink or something before then if you're around.

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      04-27-2012 10:20 PM #567
      Quote Originally Posted by CALICSGR View Post
      Unfotunately two months since they didn't have any in stock. It's worth the wait in my book. Not many people will have Volks on the R. Down to grab a drink or something before then if you're around.
      Definitely and I think you're right about the Volks. Good call. What color, size and style do you have on back order?

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      04-27-2012 10:41 PM #568
      Quote Originally Posted by brownchicken/browncow View Post
      Hey, does your builder buddy still work at Patrick MS?
      No, he started his own business since he was already doing all the work himself anyways. Why whats shakin'?

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      04-27-2012 11:31 PM #569
      NOTES FROM THE ROAD: ch.14

      This may be the last installment of NFTR for about a week or so. As all the new BSH products are getting fixtured and I can't really shoot anything at the shop while that is happening.

      So here is the 14th chapter which is a DIY that will hopefully serve one of you well in your mod endeavors. The VW emblem on the hood is out of control big. I didn't want that on the car, but I did want the .:R emblem since it's a point of pride when looking at this thing. So this is how I plan to keep the .:R, delete the VW emblem and also notch-fill the hood.


      Step 1: Remove the OEM grille make yourself a simple masking tape template of where the R logo sits on that OEM grille




      Step 2: Order up a badgeless JOM grille from Black Forest Industries, and transfer the tape template from the OEM to JOM grille. Also use a torx (t-20?) bit to pull off the .:R emblem from the OEM piece.




      Step 3: Use a cutting wheel (after you've masked the cut area to prevent splintering) to cut a spherical groove in the middle bottom slat.




      Step 4: Spherical grooviness.




      Step 5: Press the .:R emblem in between the tight fitting slats. That sounded dirty, but its true.




      Step 6: Get yourself an appropriately sized fender washer and spray primer it in matte black on the outside facing side. Slide it into the spherical groove cut and retighten the torx head screw.




      Step 7: Test fit that sucker and then yoink the hood to go to body and paint. Make a Flavor-Flavor style medallion out of your binned VW logo. Done. Easy.




      *= As always I claim no reponsibility of the outcome of your wild antics with power tools, but I do wish you the best of luck and maybe toss on a pair of goggles for good measure.


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      Nice! I was wondering how I was going to transfer that over
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      04-28-2012 03:21 PM #571
      Quote Originally Posted by iMod.:R View Post
      Definitely and I think you're right about the Volks. Good call. What color, size and style do you have on back order?
      VR G2 19x8.5 et 45 in Formula Silver. I'm honestly not sure how the six spoke will look on the Golf R because it is not a style I ever see on this car. But I love the wheel itself, and Formula Silver is one color that I think will go really well with CSG. The wheel only ways 20.2 pounds, and the pricing for a Volks monoblock forged wheel is pretty damn good for their quality.

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      04-28-2012 06:21 PM #572
      Are you shaving the side side maker?
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    23. 04-29-2012 12:02 PM #573
      Were you happy with the quality of the grill from BFI?

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      serious business.

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      04-30-2012 10:48 AM #575
      Quote Originally Posted by YoungMedic View Post
      Nice! I was wondering how I was going to transfer that over
      It just kind of hit at the moment. I was staring at a fender washer on the ground of the workshop and viola!


      Quote Originally Posted by CALICSGR View Post
      VR G2 19x8.5 et 45 in Formula Silver. I'm honestly not sure how the six spoke will look on the Golf R because it is not a style I ever see on this car. But I love the wheel itself, and Formula Silver is one color that I think will go really well with CSG. The wheel only ways 20.2 pounds, and the pricing for a Volks monoblock forged wheel is pretty damn good for their quality.
      Couldn't agree more. Nice choice!


      Quote Originally Posted by Alive By time View Post
      Are you shaving the side side maker?
      Perhaps in the future, but for right now it'll be the BFI smoked clear side markers. Maybe get them tinted limo black for a slightly different look.


      Quote Originally Posted by retired View Post
      Were you happy with the quality of the grill from BFI?
      Yes. Its really not that much different than the OEM piece in terms of quality. They both have small tabs that you need to be cognizant of during the install process. Line everything up correctly once and snap it all together. Pretty simple if you give it a few extra minutes of pre-planning. Deff recommend the grille now that I've seen one in the flesh,.... errr plastic.


      Quote Originally Posted by NeverOEM View Post
      serious business.
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