Just putting out feelers. I have located a few sets of the Max R upgraded control arms with anti lift/caster kits included and was able to find a seller in AU willing to ship worldwide. Is anyone interested?
A source from APR told me that they disabled the ESC the same that has been described here on the Vortex, but for potential liability reasons they most likely won't include the programming for it in any of their tunes. Which sort of makes sense, but there are so many cars that are performance based with no ESC or anything like it that I can't see the liability falling to them rather than the driver but then again I'm not a lawyer and this is a lawsuit trigger happy society.
I'm not aware of anyone else in the world hitting these kinds of numbers the way we have. This is going to be very good news for the community and we're just getting started.
Interesting comment about the injectors Arin. I am curious as to why you include uprated injectors in your stage III build kit that I am running, considering I am only at about 330 whp.
Fully loaded four door Golf R Rising Blue, APR Stage III+, VW Racing BBK, KW Club SportSuspension, VWR Wheels, Engine Mounts, HPA Haldex adjustable Diff controller, Stealth tuned DSG, 42DD catch can, Palmer Performance iPhone dash display. custom Sportech cat-less TBE, Intake Manifold TV delete, RS4 FPR, Toyo R888's.
The shipping from AU is cost prohibitive. I was quoted $165aud ($162.50usd). However OTB in NY will special order. If enough interest is generated they will start to stock (so call and/or email)! 914-302-2431 ask for Amir. I was quoted $649 + shipping (UPS. 25# or less $25) so $674 (tax wasn't specified so assume that is included in quote). See link below. Also if anyone is still interested in the seller from AU (the price was cheaper, approx $570ish and seller willing to neg) let me know.
There may also be a couple of folks on golfmkv that will get in on this. Per Amir at least 5 sets (or more) must be purchased in order to guarantee the discount. PM if interested and for details.
With the motor built with strengthened, lightened and balanced internals, and the transmission upgraded with a new limited slip differential, it’s time to put it’s time to install the flywheel and clutch and put it back together so we can begin installing the APR Turbocharger System!
The Stage III Endurance system is designed for road racing. It’s able to hold quite a bit of torque due to the increased clamping force of the pressure plate and the increased coefficient of friction on the Kevlar disc. The pressure plate makes the clutch pretty heavy at these levels, but since this is a racing clutch, the increase was expected and welcomed and will hold more torque than we need.
The flywheel is also upgraded with a DXD single mass steel design that’s made from hot rolled low carbon steel. It’s resistant to warping and perfectly suited for the disc’s friction materials. The lightweight flywheel will eliminate rotating mass attached to the engine, freeing up a little more power. At idle there is an increase in sound from the clutch system that may not sound normal if you’ve never experienced the difference between a dual and single mass flywheel, however there’s not reason to be concerned as it’s completely normal.
We also took this opportunity to begin installing a Short Shifter. The short shifter is not extreme by any means, but it comes with all the parts necessary to install and go and cleans up the shifts just enough to make a good difference without going overboard.
Last edited by Arin@APR; 02-07-2014 at 04:17 PM.
Very nice. The clutch upgrade is very cool, but with the speed limiter gone and the trans already opened up, why not take the opportunity to swap in a set of hardened diesel gear ratios? This would give you theoretical gearing up to around 200 mph, but more importantly, eliminate an extra shift in 0-60 and 1/4 mile. And on top of everything else, it would lower freeway RPMS into a range more suitable for the engine.
Either way, great job so far folks!
"A car is just fast enough when you stand in front of it in the morning and are afraid to unlock it" Walter Rohrl
Well, that's why I bring it up. It's an upgrade I was thinking about for my car down the road, maybe as part of a big turbo build. That's why I said treated gears instead of regular ones, should hold up to 600+ hp for quite some time. I figure the OEM gearset shouldn't be too bad, as it's all off the shelf stuff, and getting them either heat or cryo treated is pretty common. Probably figure somewhere south of $2k parts and labor (for the treating, not the install), or somewhere there about.
Last edited by scottisha; 05-31-2012 at 09:47 PM.