Its been a while since I traded in my MKV GTI about 2 years to date exactly!
Anyways I've done a ton of work and just wanted to share what I have finally done.
To start here's what my MKV looked like
Then here she is bone stock pretty much on the way to the LIMKVBBQ shot by Ronaldo
And then about 40k miles later, a stg2+ setup, some meth and this happend!!
After that it then became time to start to a rebuild.
Sure enough I weighed out my options, talked to various engine builders and settled on one very smart guy. Sean from Vigilant Motorsports to build one of his signature track series short blocks.
· 2.5 Liter STi semi-closed deck case
· Modified forged EJ257 crankshaft
· High Performance ACL Main & Rod Bearings
· Pauter 4340 Chrome-Moly Forged Rods
· CP Forged Pistons w/ Moly Coated Skirts
· High Performance Piston Rings
· Fully Balanced & Blueprinted
· 8,500 Rev Limit Recommended
With that I decided I wouldn't be installing an amazing engine on the stock turbo and things got a little out of hand! with parts like these showing up
Vigilant Motor Sports Track Series Short Block, built by Sean @ Vigilant Manley Sport Compact Valve Springs and Retainers
email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com ( these were the lightest upgraded springs I could find, I didn't want to overload the stock valves with a double spring )
KillerB Motor Sport Oil Pan, Pickup, and Baffle
Injector Dynamics 1000CC Injectors
Perrin Black Fuel Rail kit
DW 65C pump
Snow Performance Stg3 WMI -4AN custom dual port
KS Tech MegaMAF Type 3 CAI
Agency Power 3" Solid Turbo Inlet
Process West TMIC
CNT catless bell mouth DP
ERZ quad CBE
Tomei EL headers
IAG 38mm EWG 3 bolt uppipe
Tial 38mm EWG
Engaged Performance PNP Throttle Body / Intake Manifold / TGV Deletes
OEM Engine Gasket Set
Gates Racing timing belt kit with water pump
Gates Racing power steering and alternator belt
OEM 12mm Oil Pump
OEM Oil Cooler
Tomei Timing belt guide
NGK 1 step colder plugs
Torque Solution air pump delete plates
Perrin alternator and radiator covers
Torque Solution 12mm exhaust hangers
Blouch Dominator 5.0XTR the biggest, baddest mammer-jammer bolt-on turbo for the Subaru WRX/STi offered by Blouch
Drivetrain / Suspension / Mounts / Bushings
Clutch Masters Fx300 segmented kevlar disk
TigWerks Motor Mounts
Torque Solution Pitch Stop
Groupe N Trans Mount
Torque Solution Positive Shift kit
Torque Solution Prop shaft inserts
Torque Solution rear shifter bushing
Perrin Shifter bushing insert
SPT OEM Short throw shifter
Fortune Auto Dreadnought Coilovers, 9kF/10kRR Custom Swift Spring rates (Ordered Nov 9th)
Whiteline 24mm front and rear adjustable sway bars
Kart Boy solid endlinks
GT Spec rear lower control arms
Cusco Front power brace
INGS+1 shaved and smoothed Front Bumper
Red outline tails
Rally Armor mud flaps
WeatherTech Rain Guards
DressupBolts.com Ti dress up kit
Wheels / Tires / Brakes / Lugs
OEM 18" Forged BBS silver wheels on 255/35/18 hankook ventus v12 Evo k110
17x8 Sparco wheel 235/45/17 blizzak lm-60
Hawk HPS pads
Fortune Auto Ti Smart series lugs.
Interior / Gauges
SMY CluterMaker Dual gauge pod
AEM tru boost digital boost gauge
AEM Wideband Uego Digital gauge
NYRM98 triple 52mm A pillar gauge pod
Prosport Evo Oil Pressure gauge
Prosport Evo Oil Temp Gauge
Prosport Evo EGT gauge
FlossyShop.com Redheaded Shorty shift knob
About 3 weeks ago IAG Performance came 200 miles up from MD to NJ to pick the car up for me!
IAG has been an absolute pleasure to work with, I have to add.
I got the car back about 2 weeks ago on the break in tune and this is what I now have
No power numbers yet, final tune is scheduled end of April but we are hoping to see over 501AWHP
Enjoy I just wanted to share what I have been up to for the past 2 years would love to hear your guys comments / criticism.
Just wanted to update, got the pump gas daily file done, this is on a low reading dynojet no correction factors 82* and about 3 and a half hours on the dyno heating up. only 22psi and max 14.5* timing. So very very safe
93oct no meth 22psi no correction
in car videos
16-17psi sport mode
And this is what happens when I leave for a day and my g/f decides she wants a new car!
Next time out, 30psi + meth should pick up about another solid 100whp. For ref we ran the car at 13-14psi wastegate pressure and made 300awhp, so picked up about 80whp with 8psi bump no timing or a/f adjustments, another 8psi with timing and a/f adjustments should get pretty wicked!