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    1. Member V8Star's Avatar
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      08-23-2012 10:40 PM #71
      Borla Cat back exhaust arrived and installed today

      Thanks to Alvin and the guys at Borla, this is one of the first production units, installed on my car just in time for Fastivus next weekend. I have ran Borla units / mufflers on previous cars, the quality is always top notch, and the sound is very rewarding.

      The unit is a 2.75 Stainless steel cat-back, mates right up the the stock downpipe.

      The tips look amazing, perfectly sized so they will not hit the rear valance, and do not stick out far either. Very happy with the purchase.


      I will have some sound clips posted by this weekend, here are some pictures for now.







      Sound clip, I recorded a few different clips for you guys.

      Last edited by V8Star; 08-26-2012 at 11:10 PM.
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      08-24-2012 12:34 AM #72
      Damn Tyler that exhaust looks good! Look forward to hearing it one day when I pick up my r and bring it by for some modding at your shop lol
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      08-24-2012 02:33 AM #73
      Quote Originally Posted by .:AreThirteeTwo View Post
      Damn Tyler that exhaust looks good! Look forward to hearing it one day when I pick up my r and bring it by for some modding at your shop lol
      Thanks, it sounds awesome, I will need to put up some sound clips.

      I just received a flyer in the mail from Capo VW, 0% apr for all gas models. Did not have any exceptions, sounds like a great deal if the R is included
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    4. 08-24-2012 06:39 PM #74
      wow amazing work so far!

      i have a question for you though. how much gap do you have between the front fender and the tire? i've got the exact same specs for my wheels and i'm going to be buying coilovers soon. i need to make sure my car wont rub like crazy. i've already dont the fender screw mod but i haven't rolled my fenders.

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      08-24-2012 11:01 PM #75
      About half an inch, perhaps less.

      I really need to find some level ground to measure ground to fender, I measured and wrote it down before but I ended up raising the car slightly due to rubbing.
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      08-25-2012 01:13 PM #76
      Tyler, where is your shop located at in the OC? I need to get a few things install on the car.

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      08-25-2012 02:45 PM #77
      Your car's sexy man, cleanly done. I need to stop being so cheap and put some money into mine

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      09-03-2012 04:53 PM #78
      Quote Originally Posted by justingolfr View Post
      Your car's sexy man, cleanly done. I need to stop being so cheap and put some money into mine
      Thanks, I had the mindset I would slow down on putting money into it after this weekend. (Fastivus + Track Day)

      Now I find myself researching track wheels and tires....
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      09-03-2012 05:29 PM #79
      Too funny. That's my first thought too. Light weight Wheels and performance tires.
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      09-06-2012 02:28 AM #80
      Sound clip of my exhaust setup at Willow Springs International Raceway - Fastivus this past weekend.

      Thanks to William for hosting it,

      Scorpion Catless Downpipe 3-inch mated to the 2.75 Borla cat-back.

      I love the way it sounds, so I threw the goPro on the hatch to capture sound


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      09-06-2012 03:47 AM #81
      Since you dont like the yellow mount i remember a guy in the mk4 forums who put his in dye for around a day and turned the yellow to black
      I like your progress.
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      09-06-2012 10:45 AM #82
      Thanks for the tip , though if I were to pull the mounts again I will much rather go with a more aggressive mount setup.
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      09-08-2012 08:26 AM #83
      Quote Originally Posted by V8Star View Post
      Thanks, I had the mindset I would slow down on putting money into it after this weekend. (Fastivus + Track Day)

      Now I find myself researching track wheels and tires....
      yeah it's definitely an addiction. I have a feeling that once I start I won't be able to stop

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      09-09-2012 03:21 AM #84
      Saw your car at Fastivus and I was trying to find you on here for a while. All I have to say is you have pretty much built my dream car. This thing is beautiful!
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      09-09-2012 07:17 AM #85
      Hey man the R looks and sounds great! I can't wait to check it out when ever you guys get done with my R32

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      09-09-2012 02:30 PM #86
      Quote Originally Posted by whyderp View Post
      Saw your car at Fastivus and I was trying to find you on here for a while. All I have to say is you have pretty much built my dream car. This thing is beautiful!
      Thanks, I did see your car rolling through the pit area on Sunday, the color matched wheels looked great, I almost thought they were aftermarket until your car came to a stop


      Quote Originally Posted by Sku96 View Post
      Hey man the R looks and sounds great! I can't wait to check it out when ever you guys get done with my R32
      Thanks! Power definitely feels good, though I am interested in seeing how your car will feel with what you have done to it
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      09-12-2012 01:15 AM #87
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      09-12-2012 04:12 AM #88
      Quote Originally Posted by V8Star View Post
      That sucks ! Edit... Ok for a Ttrs I can see it.
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      09-12-2012 04:23 AM #89
      A sad end to a terrific build. What're you picking up after the R?

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      09-12-2012 10:27 AM #90
      Quote Originally Posted by ignitionlive View Post
      That sucks ! Edit... Ok for a Ttrs I can see it.
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      A sad end to a terrific build. What're you picking up after the R?
      TTRS. I love the Golf R, but I have the option to jump into an RS and not even feel the difference in payment. I think its a good idea.
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      09-12-2012 10:39 AM #91
      Quote Originally Posted by V8Star View Post
      TTRS. I love the Golf R, but I have the option to jump into an RS and not even feel the difference in payment. I think its a good idea.
      interested if you decide to part out. Good luck!
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      09-12-2012 11:20 AM #92
      Quote Originally Posted by V8Star View Post
      TTRS. I love the Golf R, but I have the option to jump into an RS and not even feel the difference in payment. I think its a good idea.
      I've got first dibs on EVERYTHING

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      09-12-2012 01:18 PM #93
      If its not sold within a few weeks, I will begin the part out.

      Also gives me a little time to think about the whole thing, .

      Pm me if you are particularly interested in something.
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      09-12-2012 07:46 PM #94
      Quote Originally Posted by V8Star View Post
      TTRS. I love the Golf R, but I have the option to jump into an RS and not even feel the difference in payment. I think its a good idea.
      That's definitely an awesome upgrade. Are you going DSG or Manual? I know you Americans seem to only get the Manual variants, but the DSG is just undeniably better IMO.

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      09-13-2012 12:15 AM #95
      I would totally order a DSG TTRS if I could, US is manual only though.. Even a DSG Golf R would be awesome. I enjoy manual much more, but the DSG is undeniably fast.


      Drove a TTRS tonight.. I am hooked. 4 months to special order the color I want, putting a deposit down this weekend or next. Someone buy my Golf R!
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      09-13-2012 08:36 AM #96
      What exactly blew you away about the TTRS? Obviously thats the better car, but I would have thought with all your mods your R must be a total hoot to drive. Could you elaborate a bit more about the differences btwn the ttrs and your R? I know they're totally different cars and I think the TTRS must be pretty phenomenal. Still, I would think with your level of mods the R must be pretty insane.

      I've been sorta keeping the TTRS in the back of my mind as I wasn't thrilled with the stock R, but now that I'm at state 1+, I'm pretty thrilled with my R right now.

      So can you review the ttrs in a bit more detail as compared to the R?

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      09-13-2012 11:49 AM #97
      Quote Originally Posted by GASMAN664 View Post
      What exactly blew you away about the TTRS? Obviously thats the better car, but I would have thought with all your mods your R must be a total hoot to drive. Could you elaborate a bit more about the differences btwn the ttrs and your R? I know they're totally different cars and I think the TTRS must be pretty phenomenal. Still, I would think with your level of mods the R must be pretty insane.

      I've been sorta keeping the TTRS in the back of my mind as I wasn't thrilled with the stock R, but now that I'm at state 1+, I'm pretty thrilled with my R right now.

      So can you review the ttrs in a bit more detail as compared to the R?
      I love the R, but you're comparing apples to oranges. The TTRS is viewed as an alternative to the $136,450 911 Turbo, while the Golf R, well it's a GOLF.

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      09-13-2012 12:03 PM #98
      Quote Originally Posted by asiantrick View Post
      I love the R, but you're comparing apples to oranges. The TTRS is viewed as an alternative to the $136,450 911 Turbo, while the Golf R, well it's a GOLF.
      In this alternate universe, if the $57K 360 HP TT-RS is an alternative to the $136K 500 HP 911 Turbo, the $36K 260 HP Golf R is indeed an alternative to the TT-RS.

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      09-13-2012 12:45 PM #99
      Quote Originally Posted by VWPDX View Post
      In this alternate universe, if the $57K 360 HP TT-RS is an alternative to the $136K 500 HP 911 Turbo, the $36K 260 HP Golf R is indeed an alternative to the TT-RS.
      Exactly my point!!

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      09-13-2012 12:55 PM #100
      how's the exhaust at normal driving rev / cruising? drowning or? (cant see video for some reason)

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      09-13-2012 01:20 PM #101
      lol i love the capo plates btw... i always watch richard mcalister's youtube videos

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      09-13-2012 02:43 PM #102
      Quote Originally Posted by asiantrick View Post
      I love the R, but you're comparing apples to oranges. The TTRS is viewed as an alternative to the $136,450 911 Turbo, while the Golf R, well it's a GOLF.
      I understand what you're saying but I wanted to know how he felt the TTRS compared to his modified R (off the top of my head, he's got roughly $10-15K in his car).

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      09-14-2012 03:05 AM #103
      Quote Originally Posted by Sep R View Post
      how's the exhaust at normal driving rev / cruising? drowning or? (cant see video for some reason)
      Loud during WOT, but ~80mph on the freeway, there is audible sound, but the stereo can drown it out with ease, and it is easy to talk over.


      Quote Originally Posted by GASMAN664 View Post
      What exactly blew you away about the TTRS? Obviously thats the better car, but I would have thought with all your mods your R must be a total hoot to drive. Could you elaborate a bit more about the differences btwn the ttrs and your R? I know they're totally different cars and I think the TTRS must be pretty phenomenal. Still, I would think with your level of mods the R must be pretty insane.

      I've been sorta keeping the TTRS in the back of my mind as I wasn't thrilled with the stock R, but now that I'm at state 1+, I'm pretty thrilled with my R right now.

      So can you review the ttrs in a bit more detail as compared to the R?
      There are 3 big things that are making me jump ship;

      The interior. In the Golf, you sit upright, row gears, it feels like your almost in a lawn chair. Not really a problem, or you may not notice it, until you jump into the TT. Instantly you are in a coupe, your feet / legs extend in front of you. Feels like your in a real sports car (which you really are) The shifter is in a better spot, its a little smaller inside, the best way I can describe it is like your in an airplane cockpit.

      The sound. Even with just a sport exhaust, the note of the 5cylinder is amazing. You can hear the turbo, but its a good mixture between the two. The R stock had just the soundaktor, maybe some turbo spool. Catless, the R sounds loud / really amazing at WOT. But I can imagine the TTRS would sound soo much better with downpipes / exhaust.

      The whole 'RS' thing. Will hold its value way better than our cars, limited to 1400 units over here. Its definitely a lot better of a car than the TT and TT-S. 360hp out of the box, its just a step above the 'R.

      Quote Originally Posted by VWPDX View Post
      In this alternate universe, if the $57K 360 HP TT-RS is an alternative to the $136K 500 HP 911 Turbo, the $36K 260 HP Golf R is indeed an alternative to the TT-RS.
      Definitely an alternative, makes about the same power as a 2+ R (my car feels quicker in the top end, but then again the TTRS I drove was a stock car.)
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      09-14-2012 09:47 PM #104
      Wow, Tyler I can't believe you're selling your R after your masterful and classy mods. There is no question in my mind, that the TT-RS is a couple of steps above the R. I absolutely love the car - the interior is gorgeous and so is the exterior. But, and it's a big but, for $65k, I would expect it to be a better car - all around. I'd jump at the chance to buy one, but as a second car. Buying one isn't in my financial cards. I need utility for my lifestyle - that's why I bought the hatch. Anyway, I am totally green with envy. I know you'll love the car. I hope you'll still contribute to the forum. Why do you have to order one, there are several in southern calif. Two in Mission Viejo alone.

      BTW, I'll buy your CH-Rs and borla exhaust.
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      09-14-2012 11:07 PM #105
      My local dealer is Audi Mission Viejo, but they only have white and black. I want the white but it has to be leather, not suede. Also if I were to order it would have to be Solar Orange Which the exclusive colors are a 4 month wait..


      So, I decided to keep the R. Four months is a LONG time. It makes more sense to stay with it, I haven't completed it yet in my opinion, and with this far I might as well go all the way. Dropped it off for some window tint tonight, some good / big plans for it this winter
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