After selling my B7 S4, and unsuccessful in finding the S5 optioned to my dreams, I decided to give a few dealers a ring until they could find a Golf R optioned to my liking. I should have ordered one last year, but didn't anticipate buying one (thought I wanted a grown up car )
Had a Tornado Red MK4 R32 last year, on cloth car. Loved the rarity, but wished it were Blue.. Sold it like an idiot, but it was probably the biggest factor that made me pick up my new R
For those who don't know me, my name is Tyler, I am 19 years old, and have owned MANY Volkswagen / Audi's. Numerous Corrados, Sciroccos, Mk3, MK2 Glis, B5 S4, MK5 Gli, Mk4 R32, B7 S4, basically a lot. But I think this car is going to be a keeper..
The purpose of this thread is to document the enhancements I will be doing to this already great performing car.
Neuspeed Short Shift kit
Bilstein PSS Coilovers (front all the way down, rear ~inch to go)
BBS CH 19x8.5 et 35 powdercoated Gloss Black with Gloss Black caps
Hankook Ventus V12 Evo 225/35/19
Brembo GT Sytem 6 Piston 350mm Kit -Black-
Adam's Rotors custom cut rear rotors - Type 3 Motorsport Design
Neuspeed Rear Stainless brake lines
Ate Super Blue Fluid
Neuspeed Torque Arm Insert
Neuspeed Lightweight Crank pulley
Neuspeed Turbo Discharge Pipe
New South Performance Boost Gauge
Whiteline adjustable Sway Bar endlinks
OEMplus Smoked Side Markers
OEM Smoked LED Tail Lights - No Foglight
BFI Stage 1 Engine mount
BFI Stage 1 Transmission mount
Borla Stainless Steel Cat-back exhaust
Autotech High Pressure Fuel pump internals
Vag Com'd Windows and some other things
2012 Golf R, Rising Blue 2 door loaded. Purchased on May 23, 2012 with 60 miles on the clock. Point and shoot pics from the next day.
The morning after I bought the car I ordered Bilstein PSS Coilovers, Neuspeed Intake, and a Neuspeed short shift kit. I love Neuspeed parts, the shifter feels amazing, has good side to side to know the car is in Neutral, but feels tight when shifting.
Three days of ownership and 150 miles on the car, decided it was time to put the coilovers on. I don't have pictures of the install, but it is basically the same process as a MK5/6 car.
Mmmm beautiful Bilsteins
How it sat on the Talladega's. Excuse the dirty-ness, it randomly decided to rain in Southern California a day before. Somehow only managed to get one shot so far with my brother's A4 in it.. Will have more soon.
Fronts are all the way down, rears have another inch or so to go down. Once I have my new wheels sorted the height will be dialed in.
And test fitted the new rollers
Specs are 19x8.5 et 35 BBS CH. Will be have them done gloss black, ordering up 225/35/19 tires this week.
I'll be updating this as I go... Current at 168 miles and it is killing me to not have the car broken in!! Haven't even gone full boost or over 4k rpm... In another month or two it will be past the 1000 mile mark.. My commute is very short
How she sits now, scroll through the pages to see what I have done in between