Last edited by vadimr; 08-19-2012 at 05:35 PM.
Last edited by pattrick02; 08-20-2012 at 12:57 PM.
They are a few hundred pounds lighter than a base one, but with the cage most of that ends up back in the car in the name of safety. We are also limited to weight savings, ( we carried weight all season to even up teams )
Still haven't gotten around to installing the DG ss, very busy this time of the year, even weekends are action packed. But..... I did get my ECU back from HPA with the stage 1 flash. I am more than happy. The car is easier to drive at low rpms with a smoother powerband than stock. Oh and it MOVES. Hopefully I will get some time to strap her on the local shop's dyno to get some wheel numbers . Huge thanks to both Keir and Darryl over at HPA. Great guys, great customer service, and very fast turnaround time. Professionalism at it's finest. I know a lot of people ask where the ecu is located in our cars so here is a mini DIY of how I put mine back in .
Step 1 ) unbox your ecu of course
Step 2) open your hood and find your Fuse box cover located on the top drivers side of the engine bay. The ecu literally slides in between the fuses and the battery. Easiest ECU removal/installation I have ever done .
Step 3) There are two cables going into the ECU. To remove them you have to pull a tab outward to release the connectors . Each connector has it's own tab. Just slide them out, and pull the connector off. Push the connectors on and push the tab in to reinstall.
Step 4) Put the fuse cover back on, make sure it is sitting securely, Start her up and enjoy!
Finally got around to doing this. Got some use out of my old wire hangers to thread the wire from the ABS controller into the passenger footwell and under the dash. I now realize that this mod is definitely a MUST have on any GLI that doesn't come with one, especially if you are tuned. Traction control was kicking in so hard after my tune, I just could not shift as fast as I wanted. Different story now. I would imagine this to also be very important in the snow. Hopefully we will get some this year!
Next up is the garage door button mod that one of the good members around here posted a nice DIY for.
Last edited by vadimr; 09-16-2012 at 05:52 PM.
Tune is great, car is smoothe at low rpms on the highway, great pull in 2nd and 3rd as well as better gas mileage in 6th on the turnpike, getting almost 35mpg! I did have to replace all 4 coilpacks though with a revised version to stop misfires at 5500+ rpm aparently the old coils just couldn't cut it. Warranty and linden VW service FTW! I ended up returning the DG ss, went with the HPA ss (it is pretty much the euro short shifter with 35% reduction I believe) and I love it! I don't move as fast as you patrick, baby steps lol.
Last edited by vadimr; 10-04-2012 at 03:41 PM.
all the bad winter news got me worried. So just incase I am stuck driving the GLI in the snow...
I will have to align and center them better when I actually use them, but you get the idea. Definitely a good product to have.
and if any knows who sean ivey is... he tunes the **** out of mitsub evos, skyline GTRs, etc.. saw this going on outside his shop this morning.I just love skylines of all years but this is nice
black has and always will be my favorite color for a car
Last edited by vadimr; 10-04-2012 at 05:30 PM.
The new revision is drastically different then the original.
Definitely get the OEM one under warranty..and if you plan on doing more upgrades and don't mind spending a little extra, I'd say grab an aftermarket one, like Forge. You don't have to. Rev. D should work fine, but ya know..
I wonder if we all upgrade to the Rev D will that stutter go away at 2200-2600 rpms...any thoughts? Personally I do not know which diverter valve i have...
Candy White: APR Carbonio Intake Stage 1&2, AWE Touring Catback w/ black tips
I had my Awe turboback exhast and apr stage 1 +2 intake installed at Linden Vw by Mike the tech today. And all I can say is . The awe product definitely surpassed my expectations. Love the intake woosh too.
sorry just phone picks
Apr stickers... thats good for at least 4 hp right?
I will get videos up eventually. Have a few errands to run on my day off. I feel like my days off are never really days off
Thanks to mike and dennis at linden vw as always. Awe for the great product and euroenginuity for getting it off of another GLI and selling it to me.