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    1. Member V8Star's Avatar
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      05-29-2012 01:21 AM #1
      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.



      Currently:

      Neuspeed Intake
      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
      Revo Stage2+
      Forge TWINtercooler
      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
      Scorpion Downpipe
      Autotech High Pressure Fuel pump internals

      Vag Com'd Windows and some other things

      Soundaktor unplugged

      The Car

      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


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      How she sits now, scroll through the pages to see what I have done in between

      Last edited by V8Star; 08-29-2012 at 02:44 AM.
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      05-29-2012 01:33 AM #2
      My next mod will be the Bilstein PSS10, please write a review on your PSS soon.

      The R Looks Awesome!

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      05-29-2012 02:15 AM #3
      Looks awesome.

    4. 05-29-2012 07:48 AM #4
      Agreed looks very nice! ET35 on the wheels? Seems like they would poke a lot more...

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      05-29-2012 08:06 AM #5
      Looking good
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      05-29-2012 08:26 AM #6
      Love the wheels.

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      05-29-2012 08:34 AM #7
      goddamn...that stance is pretty much perfect!

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      05-29-2012 10:45 AM #8
      Thanks for all of the comments


      Quote Originally Posted by GTI0811 View Post
      My next mod will be the Bilstein PSS10, please write a review on your PSS soon.

      The R Looks Awesome!

      So far it rides great. Not too stiff, not too bouncy on the stock wheels and tires. I chose PSS due to having adjustable coilovers in the past and spending too much time trying to set them up.. These are nice, set the height and drive it.


      Quote Originally Posted by CnSR32 View Post
      Agreed looks very nice! ET35 on the wheels? Seems like they would poke a lot more...
      Yes et35, the rears sit flush, while the fronts poke by 3-5mm. I am stretching the tires slightly to avoid potential rubbing, probably will still have some unless I raise the car.
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      06-03-2012 09:39 PM #9
      Took some quick pics of things I have done this week.

      Fitment of the wheels






      Dirty BBS (Can't wait to get rid of these pads)



      Picked up a set of seat inserts.. Look like they should have been there from the start.




      Big brake kit will be ordered Monday morning
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      06-03-2012 09:53 PM #10
      Lookin' good man. Good work on the seat inserts and the BBS wheels. That's the kind I'm looking at.

      When can we see some Recaro's coming in?

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      06-03-2012 10:17 PM #11
      Wow, those 35 offset sit about the same as my 45. I'm a bit of a noob with wheels, but really want a pair of 35 offset wheels and was hoping they would fit.

      Anything unique you did with these? How do they ride? any rubbing?

      Looks great BTW!

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      06-03-2012 10:27 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by GTI Fanboy View Post
      Lookin' good man. Good work on the seat inserts and the BBS wheels. That's the kind I'm looking at.

      When can we see some Recaro's coming in?
      Had actually looked into having the Euro Golf R Recaro's shipped over to me, but decided to buy the wheels and BBK instead.. They can wait a few more months

      Quote Originally Posted by b-R-ad View Post
      Wow, those 35 offset sit about the same as my 45. I'm a bit of a noob with wheels, but really want a pair of 35 offset wheels and was hoping they would fit.

      Anything unique you did with these? How do they ride? any rubbing?

      Looks great BTW!
      It is all up to how low your car is, width of the wheels, and tire size when comparing et 35 - 45.

      I did not do anything out of the ordinary. Removed the front fender liner screw that hangs down low, tucked the plastic inside the fender. Did NOT roll the fenders.

      They ride great. No rubbing unless I hit very large dips, and it will rub in the rear. I will be raising the rear about 1/4 inch now that it seems everything has settled.
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      06-08-2012 02:23 PM #13
      I think you should have got an Audi A3.

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      06-08-2012 02:31 PM #14
      Tastefully done, bro.

    15. 06-08-2012 02:35 PM #15
      Would love to see more pics. Those were going to be my wheel of choice for my RB. More pics!!!
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      06-10-2012 12:55 AM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by wishntoboutside View Post
      I think you should have got an Audi A3.
      I'd offer to trade but you seem attached to silver cars

      Quote Originally Posted by peruski View Post
      Tastefully done, bro.
      Thanks

      Quote Originally Posted by mbunns4 View Post
      Would love to see more pics. Those were going to be my wheel of choice for my RB. More pics!!!
      I am trying to go for a cruise / picture shoot tomorrow.. They are amazing wheels
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      06-12-2012 07:13 PM #17
      Damn you!

      Right after I got my TDI... I saw this. jealous now~

      Nice car/Color choice.

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      06-12-2012 09:21 PM #18
      you get your bbk yet?
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      06-12-2012 11:36 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by kelpqq View Post
      Damn you!

      Right after I got my TDI... I saw this. jealous now~

      Nice car/Color choice.
      Thanks Sam!

      Quote Originally Posted by Alive By time View Post
      you get your bbk yet?

      Still waiting
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      06-14-2012 07:36 PM #20
      I will just leave this here for you fellas to look at

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      06-14-2012 10:28 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by V8Star View Post
      Damn that is a sexy caliper!

      Never thought Id say that.

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      06-15-2012 02:13 AM #22
      Lookin good. The stance and BBS wheels are spot on. Where'd you get the Brembos?
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      06-17-2012 12:02 AM #23
      The installation pictures from yesterday



      Blurry shot of the factory R brake setup, with a mere 500 miles.



      Caliper, carrier, and rotors removed to show the hub and spindle.



      The 'pretties' installed and ready to be bed in


      These calipers are massive. I thought they looked big in the pictures, but wow, holding them in person, I almost wanted to just carry them around forever
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      06-17-2012 12:23 AM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by V8Star View Post
      SEXY! Please write some after thoughts on them! I seriously am considering getting the exact same thing in the near future!

      Very nice!

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      06-17-2012 01:03 AM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by GTI0811 View Post
      SEXY! Please write some after thoughts on them! I seriously am considering getting the exact same thing in the near future!

      Very nice!
      I don't have a before and after comparison, I sold my OEM brakes to a friend and didn't want to go too hard on the rotors for him.


      I can tell you that now the Brembos are broken in, WOW. They stop the car when you need it to stop, but feel totally stock when your cruising or doing light braking. No aggressiveness or twitchy pedal feel, but under hard braking they really respond in a good way. I have only jumped on them a few times for testing, I plan to go on a little drive tomorrow to find some open road and do some further testing

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      Here are some shots I took this morning. Still learning how to use my DSLR. Yes, I know my marker lights are a different blue, I was sent the wrong paint... Looks like the euro bumper will be even closer to the top of my list of things to do now.

      I love the black calipers, they look so stealthy




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      06-17-2012 02:07 AM #26
      Great build!
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      06-17-2012 02:12 AM #27
      Seeing your bbk installed just makes me want to dig in and install mine right away!
      looks great!!
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      06-17-2012 02:45 AM #28
      Where did you buy those Bilstein coilovers from? I couldn't find em on any of my regular VW parts websites?
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      06-17-2012 03:42 AM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by MadJerry View Post
      Where did you buy those Bilstein coilovers from? I couldn't find em on any of my regular VW parts websites?
      DBC has em. Good prices usually too
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      06-17-2012 11:04 AM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by MadJerry View Post
      Where did you buy those Bilstein coilovers from? I couldn't find em on any of my regular VW parts websites?
      Got the coilovers from Neuspeed
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      06-17-2012 08:03 PM #31
      Ah man, the BBK looks amazing! Those are 19" Ch's right? They fill them out perfectly..

      Would the factory 18s clear the brembos with a spacer
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      06-17-2012 08:11 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by .:AreThirteeTwo View Post
      Ah man, the BBK looks amazing! Those are 19" Ch's right? They fill them out perfectly..

      Would the factory 18s clear the brembos with a spacer
      19x8.5 et35 Ch's

      I have about 8-10mm of clearance between my spokes and the calipers, so I would safely bet the stock wheels would clear. Even if you had to run a 5-8mm spacer on the stockies, they would not poke past the fenders

      I'd test fit a wheel for you but sold my stock wheels a few weeks ago.
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      06-18-2012 10:25 AM #33
      I keep looking at your rotors and keep trying to figure out if the ones i have from my bbk will work.
      I drive a 2012 VW Golf R / United Motorsport

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      06-18-2012 10:45 AM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by Coderedpl View Post
      I keep looking at your rotors and keep trying to figure out if the ones i have from my bbk will work.
      Your setup should work, I did a little research before I bought my kit.

      You may need to buy MK4 R32 stainless steel front brake lines because I think the Audi ones were a little shorter. Everything else should bolt right up
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