I just found out that there is a warning beep that comes on when the temperature dips below 39 F. It kinda scared me a little cus I haven't had any other VW before.
Stage 2 GTIs can get similar speeds on the smaller turbo. K04 GTIs have gotten to 11s, and 12s on pump gas. I thought a stage II+ R would get to 12s on pump gas pretty easily.
I know its a bit heavier but this just seems slow for the car. What times have others been seeing?
"2011/06/19 - firstname.lastname@example.org - FWD - 6MT - GTI MK6 - IHI K03 - APR - 91 AKI - Biafra's Wife - Time Slip
2011/05/13 - email@example.com - FWD - 6MT - GTI MK6 - IHI K03 - APR - 105 AKI - LowerThenZimmy - Time Slip
____/__/__ - firstname.lastname@example.org - FWD - 6MT - GTI MK6 - IHI K03 - GIAC - 93 AKI - SammyVR6 - Time Slip
____/__/__ - email@example.com - FWD - - GTI MK6 - IHI K03 - APR - - rsbiggart - Video
2010/03/20 - firstname.lastname@example.org - FWD - DSG - GTI MK5 - IHI K03 - APR - 93 AKI - steelcurtain - Time Slip
2011/11/06 - email@example.com - FWD - DSG - GTI MK6 - IHI K03 - APR - 93 AKI - 11VW - Time Slip
2010/11/ - firstname.lastname@example.org - FWD - 6MT - GTI MK6 - IHI K03 - APR - 93 AKI - Turbo_Joe - Time Slip
2010/05/14 - 13.932@ 98.63 - FWD - DSG - GTI MK6 - IHI K03 - APR - 91 AKI - MidnightG60 - Time Slip
2010/10/04 - email@example.com - FWD - 6MT - GTI MK5 - IHI K03 - APR - 93 AKI - NEW2B - Time Slip"
I'm sure some of them had more prep than others but still. I assumed the Golf R with 300+ whp would be an absolute rocket. I assumed 12s would be pretty easy with bolt-ons.
Any more data would be appreciated since obviously we just have n=1 sample size so far in this thread.
With the R being my first AWD car, I discovered that performance in the snow is unbelievable! My last car (SRT-4) was worthless, with just a coating of snow on the ground I would have to launch in 2nd gear, and take corners like my grandmother. With the R, launch in 1st while turning from a stop sign and mash the throttle, you'd think you're on dry pavement. I will never own a non-AWD car again.
I learned that my R's stock exhaust sets off car alarms like crazy in my parking garage at work. I usually arrive early and leave late, so most of the cars are not there. Today I ha to go home for lunch and wow... I set off at least 3 car alarms.
I can't imagine how many more I can get with the catless DP I just ordered lol.
I learned that an engine replacement if your dealer calls you on ECU tuning will take 25 phone calls, numerous emails, 5 weeks, 5 pages worth of parts/service logs and close to 100 hours of labor.
Also, in exchange for the hassle you'll get a $200 dealer credit voucher and a free pair of VW mittens.
I'm very happy to report that my car is back in the hands of it's rightful owner.
Its so odd that it leaves on the cluster, sidemarkers, and some little bulb in the back.
Buuuut... I chose not to vagcom it, because thanks to my sidemarker delete, I get this if I leave the lights on and the parking brake off and get out of the car:
..and then I don't care anymore