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    Thread: Luke WL. Golf R Build thread

    1. Member luke wl.'s Avatar
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      02-07-2012 08:23 PM #1
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      I wanted to consolidate my thread since all these epic build threads are here now so here is my humble cleaned up thread.

      Huge thank you to the Guys (and girl) at Bluewater Performance I cant say enough about them.

      Mods so far are
      Air ride suspension (Airlift Slam XL Front struts, RE-5 rear bags with modified D-cups, V2 Control)
      Rotiform 3 Piece VCE 18x9/10 et 32/38
      United Motorsports Stage 3 Tune
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      OEM LED tails
      Color match side markers
      APR Stage 3 kit (UM tune)
      APR RSC TBE with custom Bluewater Performance DP
      Euro Golf R seats



      I picked up my 2012 RB 4 Door Loaded Golf R in late January. This is the first day I got her on a drive up some twisties!







      Day three of ownership




      I promised myself I would keep this car stock... but than this happened.



      Than my LED's came in.





      Bluewater did the air install (while still on temp tags )



      Trunk setup before tank polishing



      But the rear wasnt low enough so I cut the bump stops out of the shocks (thanks mikey dub, julius and devita)



      Figured out which wheels I wanted and had them refinished at Memoryfab









      Got the wheels mounted up and snapped a few shots in the local garage. I wasnt able to air all the way out because the front lips hit and the left rear hit (perfectly flush with the fender but I wanted it to tuck)









      I was hitting on the front passenger side frame so I needed to go back to bluewater for a little notch action.





      Notch finished (Thanks gabe@bluewater!)





      Some more shots





      Last edited by luke wl.; 05-10-2013 at 05:40 PM.

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      02-07-2012 08:30 PM #2


      And holy snow, batman!
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      02-07-2012 08:33 PM #3
      its still snowing too

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      02-07-2012 08:59 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by luke wl. View Post
      (Actually how it sits today...)

      That is irritating for sure. New car and a bunch of the fresh stuff keeping it stuck in the driveway? Its killer that you already dunked it though

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      02-07-2012 09:32 PM #5
      do you have all the parts? what bags/management are you going with?

      mine wont be in till march sometime
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      02-07-2012 09:33 PM #6
      that car would be much happier if you were driving it in that snow
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      02-07-2012 09:37 PM #7
      Going with XL's up front, dcups/air house 2's rear and v2 management (didn't want to deal with the elevel sensors) not everything is in but the rest is scheduled to be delivered tomorrow minus the sway at brackets.

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      02-07-2012 09:44 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by luke wl. View Post
      Going with XL's up front, dcups/air house 2's rear and v2 management (didn't want to deal with the elevel sensors) not everything is in but the rest is scheduled to be delivered tomorrow minus the sway at brackets.
      cool. how do you think the airlifts compare to bagyards? I went bagyards but am still waiting for my rear bombers to come in
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      02-07-2012 11:15 PM #9
      here is mine as it sits. Tune next week 18 701s when the get back in stock. Intake on its way along with podi boost column. Can't wait to see you bagged it.



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      02-08-2012 12:26 AM #11
      Nice.. My only question is why did you decide to run the C-cups over the air lift rears??
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      02-08-2012 12:37 AM #12
      D cups are just are just the mountin system, the bags are the air house 2's and I chose them because they don't have the rubbing issue and are WAY cheaper.

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      02-08-2012 11:41 AM #14
      Lamfalus man you are right! I should have made it handle like a track car since 99% of my driving is on the street! What was I thinking. Should have consulted YOU on how to build MY car.

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      02-08-2012 12:02 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by luke wl. View Post
      I have a lot more in the works but I might be the first US Golf R bagged?
      When are the bags going on?

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      02-08-2012 12:06 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by luke wl. View Post
      Lamfalus man you are right! I should have made it handle like a track car since 99% of my driving is on the street! What was I thinking. Should have consulted YOU on how to build MY car.
      yea why didnt you consult him? major blunder on your part. now your gonna have to drive around in a ruined R
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      02-08-2012 12:12 PM #18
      If all the parts come in this weekend and I get a hand, I will be building the trunk this weekend. I am a little nervous about the wiring of the two compressors but going to give it a shot...

    19. 02-08-2012 12:16 PM #19
      Runnng To compressors is simple, in all the air setups i have ever ran (tons) only problems i have ever had has been the fuse is sometimes not large enough or the relay needs to be upgraded.
      If you need anyhelp lemme know air ride is something i have done for years now.
      RE's are my favorite bag, lil more pricey but are the jam!!!!

    20. 02-08-2012 12:23 PM #20
      Here is the easy way to wire.
      http://www.viaircorp.com/OnRoad/Schematics/dualc_wd.pdf
      I have also used larger relays so you only have to use 1 but you need the porper one for that to work.

      I always add another switch along the preasure switch power line so that if you are going to park for an extended ammount of time or get a small leak you can kill your compressors, this also allows you to hardline with 100% power so if you want to kick the compressors on with out haveing the car on its ideal.

      Hope that helps a lil more lol

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      02-08-2012 12:25 PM #21
      dubnasty, That made it look a ton easier thank you!

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      02-08-2012 12:28 PM #22
      If your running 2 compressors your better off upgrading to two Stinger 80amp those are the only relays I use in any of my kits... They do work the best and are simple to wire. As for the dorbitz D-cups they re nice the only thing I dob't like about them is they don't have a lip on them to prevent your bags from rolling over. heres the brackets I designs and built for Nate Lowney's B5 Passat. They have a quarter inch lip all the way around to prevent the bag from rolling over and a bigger top hate... We used Air house II bags




      Heres the last R I bagged



      We used the airlift rear bags in the R
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      02-08-2012 01:57 PM #23
      saw this pic and laughed. then i thought of this thread

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      02-12-2012 02:22 PM #24
      Got all my parts in and starting mocking up the trunk. I didnt take any photos with the parts in for some reason but here is the base for the false floor. I decided to go with this as opposed to a 2x4 style frame because I think I can make it cleaner this way (and weigh less). plus there is really NO room back there haha. I plan on wrapping the base with dynamat (sp?) to help reduce the compressor vibrations.

      Its still damn cold here...


      you can see how little room there is, so ditching the spare wouldnt help much, and I wanted to keep it.



      base plate, the tank will be against the rear seats raised up a bit so the spare can be accessed, one compressor on each side, and electronics in back right corner.


    25. 02-12-2012 04:01 PM #25
      What's the point of putting bags in the car? Is it for looks, or performance?

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      02-12-2012 04:09 PM #26
      In all reality it will degrade the performance. But I might track the car two or three times a year if that. So in short for looks haha.

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      02-13-2012 12:56 AM #27
      Sweet dude so I am guessing u love it little different then the EVO but good luck

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      02-16-2012 09:37 PM #28
      Big difference from the evo... I learned my lesson with that car (dont build a monster haha)

      No air updates, been busy but got these babys in the mail today!



      Photo is **** but they look great in person! They go in tomorrow

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      02-17-2012 08:46 AM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by luke wl. View Post
      Big difference from the evo... I learned my lesson with that car (dont build a monster haha)

      No air updates, been busy but got these babys in the mail today!



      Photo is **** but they look great in person! They go in tomorrow
      Gimme those tail lights. I'm waiting mine now


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      02-17-2012 08:29 PM #30
      Got them in 10x better than stock lights! I havent coded them yet but I will next week hopefully.


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      02-17-2012 11:19 PM #31
      people that bag these are so stupid, end of story!

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      02-17-2012 11:57 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by ThisIsTheLifeForMe View Post
      people that bag these are so stupid, end of story!
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      02-21-2012 10:14 AM #33
      what bags did you get? im looking into bags myself so just trying to get ideas

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      02-21-2012 12:01 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by Dutchmastr9 View Post
      do you have all the parts? what bags/management are you going with?

      mine wont be in till march sometime

      Quote Originally Posted by luke wl. View Post
      Going with XL's up front, dcups/air house 2's rear and v2 management (didn't want to deal with the elevel sensors) not everything is in but the rest is scheduled to be delivered tomorrow minus the sway at brackets.

      Quote Originally Posted by .:RTime View Post
      what bags did you get? im looking into bags myself so just trying to get ideas
      someone didnt read the thread
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      02-21-2012 12:44 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by luke wl. View Post
      Going with XL's up front, dcups/air house 2's rear and v2 management (didn't want to deal with the elevel sensors) not everything is in but the rest is scheduled to be delivered tomorrow minus the sway at brackets.
      got it

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