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ME; I don't got neither...
So I just got word that my new tubular manifold is done! Have not seen it yet, maybe later this morning but its supposedly is absolutely insane looking and super torquey. Its unlike the WOA or any of the cast ones out there. Full blown game changer steez. Excited!
I wonder because at some point down the line I plan to take a few pointers from your build and go after a daily driver with some smack to it, but I won't be getting up into the 600awhp range. I'd be happy with 400-450awhp, so I wonder how far I really need to go with your mods compared to you? And on that note, I really like the side engine mounts for BFI, I've liked them since I followed your TTS build, but I was wondering about the difference between Stage 1(yellow) and Stage 2(green)? Becasue if I'm shooting for a lower AWHP, similar to what you had on the Audi, would I need that kind of stiffness? Would it benefit me? Would there be much difference in felt vibration? I know those are all subjective, but I'd love to hear your opinion
Now on another note to everyone, I saw these two pieces on another website called Kmdtuning.com and thought that I had never seen them before in this or any other threads on R builds.
I've seen side engine mounts, transmission mounts, and dog-bones, but never a Front and Rear Engine Mount upgrades. So please tell me what you all think, if you've moved on them, if it's necessary (compared to the side and trany ones), or if you've seen them by another company?
Thats cool that you know about my old build and better yet that it gave you good ideas to go off of. As far as the injectors we are using the RS4 injectors as the primaries. If we run a secondary set it will just be the stock ones. We are going to spend quite a bit of time on the fueling of this build. Thats whey we went with the USP Motorsports stage 3 BT aux pump:
[USP Motorsports Stage3 BT pump]
We are also using the HPFP Upgrade stage 2 pump:
[HPFP Upgrade Stage 2 BT pump]
On the Golf R build I wanted to try out Black Forest Industries new tranny mount as part of the new kit they offer. They do them as stage 1 or stage 2. On the TTS I thought they only made the car feel slightly more rigid and "connected", which I really liked. The reason for Stage 2 on the Golf R is that 600hp which is still the ultimate goal, is one hell of a torquey figure and I want that engine to be as healthy and solid as possible considering thats where most of my money in this build is tied up. Make sense? I think you'd do good with the Stage1 (yellow) set up.
They are super sick! Check the link below:
[Black Forest Industries ~Tranny mount Stage 2]
[Black Forest Industries ~Engine mount Stage 2]
Hope this helps Ben. Its been a long complex road on this one!
NOTES FROM THE ROAD: ch.18
Still in Phoenix mostly filming for the PRJCT.:R chronicles series for VW Vortex following the build of this car.
Number 18 in these installments of NFTR is an update on some of the supporting components for the actual engine.
This is some roadtrip food that I kindly passed on. I mean seriously broham, wtf is really going on? Yuck!
God how I love this thing! PT5858 in full effect
ARP hardware is going in EVERYWHERE on this build. Please excuse the filthy stock pistons those lil breezys are gone now. Pics soon and much love to the guys at RS Worx for making a killy Rods and pistons set up. Ask Johnny about how rad RS Worx is, he knows whats up!
Black Forest Industries motor side mount looking all stage 2 perfecto.
Another closer shot of the BFI engine side mount.
Shot of the beautifully crafted new BFI tranny side mount.
*Next up is the engine internals, thats a damn promise...
As for the USP pump, I actually didn't know that the Golf R had a LPFP to begin with, I thought it was just part of your approach. I read over the USP site and I guess given the range I'd like to put my to-be Golf R in, 400-450awhp, I'll be needing to get one too. See, isn't this thread great?!
Now, on with the development pictures and the webisodes!
TEFFsta' as always, you are correct sir. The USP Motorsports low aux pump is a must have if you are looking to crack the 450 HP mark.
[USP Motorsports Aux pump]
NOTES FROM THE ROAD: ch.19
The beast is all up on the Phoenix set still. Some things are going down and some stuff is happenin' so let me make you privy if it excites and potentially will titillates your happy spot, bro.
Number 19 in these installments of NFTR is all about getting this thing from "pile to smile".
I'll hand it to Arizona. Some of the most spectacular instaclam-worthy sunsets and cloud formations I've ever seen. This was on the way in along Highway 10 outside of Quartzsite.
It was pretty rad running into this random Golf R at Lola Coffee Bar, which I frequented in the downtown area. Saw it twice and missed my own whip something awful.
Hell yeah! Tossing on a set of salvaged all aluminum TT LCAs with the adjustable ball joint. AKA, camber love!
Stopping by the fabricators place I was lucky to see a big batch of the PR (Phoenix Rising) Colder Air Intakes being built. This is a shot through a BSH emblem plate to the main tube section in raw and unpolished form.
*Next up is the Stabila Street sway bar and some other thing...
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