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    Thread: V8Star's Golf R Build

    1. Junior Member Sep R's Avatar
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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.
      Last edited by Cozotess18; 09-14-2012 at 10:03 PM.
      Gal with a Blue R

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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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      09-15-2012 12:23 AM #106
      Quote Originally Posted by V8Star View Post
      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
      So you're sticking with the R! Awesome!!! I like Solar Orange!!
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      09-15-2012 02:22 AM #107
      All California R's must be stage 4 before they are complete ! ( :
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      09-15-2012 06:24 AM #108
      Good man, for all we know you might of regretted it. Happened to some on here, granted it was with other vehicles though =P
      I drive a 2012 VW Golf R / United Motorsport

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      09-15-2012 08:48 AM #109
      Good to hear you're sticking with the R for a while. Always look forward to your updates.


      Sent from my Golf R while hooning around like a boss.

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      09-15-2012 09:07 AM #110
      Good to hear you are sticking it out, but no one could blame you for an upgrade to the TT/RS.

      You have a great build...I think almost exactly what a majority of us aspire to do to our R's.

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      09-15-2012 09:35 AM #111
      Quote Originally Posted by V8Star View Post
      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
      '12 Golf R 2D Rising Blue #1026 <---- Single Guy Car (sold)
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      09-15-2012 09:37 AM #112
      I've actually sat in, rode in, and driven a ttrs. I didn't get to really get on it while driving though, since it wasn't my car...
      If I had the money to upgrade to one, I'd trade the r in a heartbeat...
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      09-16-2012 12:48 AM #113
      Thanks everyone. Picked it up from the tint shop today, even in 100 degree socal weather.. Pulls pretty nicely. I haven't driven it all week

      Washed it tonight, going to a socal show (dubfest) tomorrow. Will have some nice current pictures up soon

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      09-16-2012 08:02 AM #114
      Quote Originally Posted by V8Star View Post
      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

    15. 09-27-2012 03:36 PM #115
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      09-27-2012 05:19 PM #116
      Quote Originally Posted by ignitionlive View Post
      All California R's must be stage 4 before they are complete ! ( :
      they sure are

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      09-27-2012 10:47 PM #117
      Quote Originally Posted by -YZ- View Post
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      Not entirely sure what you mean?

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      10-07-2012 02:17 AM #118
      Some current pictures I took of it. It is 100% for sale now, I made up my mind.



















    19. 10-07-2012 02:13 PM #119
      omg r u selling it? if its for the ttrs then i completely understand........ p.s i want ur brake set up, can u provide the details?
      Last edited by riderbmx4; 10-07-2012 at 02:21 PM.

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      10-07-2012 03:09 PM #120
      Any chance of that new exhaust video (like your first one but with the added downpipe) you mentioned doing before it goes?

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      10-07-2012 03:15 PM #121
      Quote Originally Posted by riderbmx4 View Post
      omg r u selling it? if its for the ttrs then i completely understand........ p.s i want ur brake set up, can u provide the details?
      Attempting to sell it outright the way it sits, but if it comes down to parting I will let you know on the brakes. Would sell front setup and rear rotors as a kit since they match.

      Quote Originally Posted by XSSIVE View Post
      Any chance of that new exhaust video (like your first one but with the added downpipe) you mentioned doing before it goes?
      I will definitely be doing that before it goes. My brother's GoPro mount broke, but I will ask a buddy if I can borrow his this week.

    22. 10-07-2012 05:15 PM #122
      Quote Originally Posted by V8Star View Post
      Attempting to sell it outright the way it sits, but if it comes down to parting I will let you know on the brakes. Would sell front setup and rear rotors as a kit since they match.



      I will definitely be doing that before it goes. My brother's GoPro mount broke, but I will ask a buddy if I can borrow his this week.
      Much appreciated I got dips on the whole brake set up front n back

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