Well, this was a highly anticipated event (for me). Since taking ownership in late 2009, I’ve been envious of every .:R owner that had boost. At first I wanted a supercharger since back then there were not so many turbo’d cars, then I was dead set on going turbo, but after some deliberation, I finally decided to go with my gut and join the now outkasts lol. I don’t want this to turn into another turbo vs SC thread…we all know a turbo setup will make more power, but after many sleepless nights, I truly feel that this was the best decision for me. Along with this, as luck would have it, I was able to purchase what I believe to be the best used SC kit available (vwgeorge2's kit: http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...-New-Condition) Anyways I wanted to start a thread to document my progress and to have somewhere to post some questions.
The VF/HPA Hybrid Kit:
Last look at the car N/A and of the tiny condo garage where the build will be taking place. (First order of business was to clean the garage )
Decided to attempt making the MAF wiring harness extension PnP. Waiting on the female connector, but here is the sacraficed sensor for one end of the harness. Although this one will work, I am currently looking for another "bad" MAF to give it another try. I learned a few things the first go around, and think I could do much better if given a second shot.
Tear down has begun:
EIP Charge pipe that came in today! Rather than using the plastic piping that runs near the fans and alon the side of the motor, I thought this was a better solution, plus it can be polished and the metal will make the installation of a water meth nozzel easier. Anyways, l glass bead blasted it about 5 minutes after picking it up from the post office and its now ready to be polished. I haven't decided if I'm going to remove the bov flange, or just buy or make a cover plate for it.