It's a bit late, but since this car will never be completed, I figured I will make a build thread to compile all that progress into one thread.
Little history; Bought the car used, with 59 miles on her. Yes, 59 miles is correct, I was searching for the perfect 20th AE but came across this '05 TR GTI and couldn't pass up the deal. It has been a long road from the starting point up until now, but I wouldn't trade it anything.
APR Stage II Software; 93, OEM Maps and Cat delete
APR TB exhaust 2.5"
APR Throttle Body Hose
Forge 007 DV
Polished Intake Manifold
Polished Fuel Rail w/ wire tuck
Polished Throttle Body
BFI Stage 1 Dog Bone Mount
Deleted Washer Reservoir and lines
Deleted Coolant Reservoir with Moroso Inline Filler
Relocated Power Steering Reservoir
Passenger Side Wire Tuck
Molded and Shaved 20th valance to OEM Front Bumper
Molded and Shaved 20th valance to Euro Rear Bumper
R32 Side Skirts
R32 Hatch Spoiler
Speed Tech Boser
FK badgless Grill
Rear Wiper Delete
Rear Euro Fog Light
Retrofitted 20th headlights w/ FX-R bi-xenon projector, Dual city / turns and fogs.
South Bend OFE Series Stage 3 Clutch
TT Short Shifter
42 DD Shifter Bushings
Rebuilt FK Silverline Coilovers, No Perches
Audi 90' Bushings
EuroImage Tuning Half Caps
H&R 26mm Front Sway Bar
Autotech 28mm Rear Sway Bar
18"x 8" & 18"x 10"
Adaptec Speedware F- 30mm R- 35mm adapters
Fenders rolled, still have liners in until they fall out
Falkin ZE 512's 215-35-18 and 225-40-18
Rewrapped headliner and pillars in Black Faux Suede
20thAE Black trim Pieces
Beetle Doughnut Headrests
Rear Seat Delete
VDO Gauges; Boost/Vacuum, Oil Temp, Oil Pressure and EGT
Powder Coated Door Handles, Satin Black
Different stages of build
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Last edited by CäpeGrim; 05-22-2013 at 06:32 PM.
Some progress on the awp valve cover. Sanded with 80 grit and 220 grit. A long way to go before full polish, but its a start.
Last edited by CäpeGrim; 05-03-2012 at 08:18 PM.
digging it man
Waiting for a frame notch and then is can install these
And I need to still buy the tranny side mount and polish it aswell
FS - OZ M-191 Center Cap - http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...5#post77384355
Diesel Dub Club #38 || Euro Style || MK2 Militia ||
Unitronic 2+ frankenturbo 440cc file. i dont know if they are this programing this file anymore i think they knocked it back to the 415cc injector size file, but you could probably still get it. Sounds like your motor is all ready for it. You have your exhaust and intercooler done. Just need injectors and the kit. I pieced all mine together because NAM wasnt selling that nice big kit when I got mine. I got mine brand new from FT.
If your looking to spend a little money and get god return it is a great kit. But after everything your still spending almost 2k. Where you could find a gt28 kit for relatively the same costs. But it all gets down to tuning and what you make for hp
this kit: NAM
seems like a lot of cash, The FT kit by itself is around $1100, Add in the Uni tune, which was $650, injectors are around 50 a piece. through in a MBC and all that hardware to do it right and you are right at about $2100. So its more of a convenience deal than anything. See if you can bargain with them to knock $ off for no software. then get it done at waterfest this summer for $550, thats what I did and was able to take care of all my emissions, haha, well i guess we will see soon enough. inspection this weekend!
I have a feeling I will get busted for no cat rather than a sai readiness code.
Been looking into emissions deletes, washer res and coolant ball delete and power steering res relocation.
Deleted the washer res, and rerouted the passenger side wires through the upper frame rail.
Ordering emissions delete kit, catch can, new spark plugs and the intake manifold spacer to stop the heat transfer into the manifold.
Been a little while since I last posted, but got some good progress on cleaning the bay.
Got most of the passenger side wires tucked. Still need to figure out the 02 sensor, abs sensor and A/C sender. Any thoughts?
Washer res and lines are deleted
Coolant ball deleted
Power steering res is relocated to the SMIC bracket.
HID Ballasts are tucked into both fender wells and wiring harness is cleaned up and tucked.
Still need to order emissions delete kit with catch can and relocate battery to hatch.
Where has the summer gone?
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Some updates are as follows
Reflashed my APR software to Stage II at Waterfest. Seems to be a little more powerful, but APR has no listed specs or power gains.
Lost headlights in NY on the drove home to Cape Cod MA from waterfest. Not a fun 4 hour drive at night. Luckily our cruise hung together and my foglights were enough to get me home. Turns out the ****ty roads in NJ shock the headlight assembly and pinched a wire, causing them to short out. Three fuses later and some brush electrical tape, they are back in proper working order.
Got the boser hood completed and painted prior to Waterfest. Only took me a year, but was worth it.
Picked up a trany side VF mount to polish and finally get those in. Need to find some tubing for my frame notch aswell.
To do list;
Polish tranny VF mount
Install polished VF mounts and spacers
Finish polishing valve cover and install
New fender liners
Paint front lip of R32 skirts black in wheel well
New badgless grill, snapped current
Paint new badgless grill and side rub strips back to TR
Relocate battery to trunk
Rebuild Fk silverlines F*ck Bags
Get Audi 90 strut bushings to give the struts a little more travel room.
Figure out BT situation and software before deleting emissions