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    1. Member psipassat's Avatar
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      08-13-2012 10:21 PM #1
      I will start out like everyone else introducing myself, I am Jason, I have been driving Vdubs since 1999, never put up a build thread, thought it might be good to put everything in one place. I started with a "99 Passat with KO4, Evoms intake, FM intercooler, Evoms GIAC software, and a 75 Shot of Nitrous. I then went to a G35 coupe, then an MKV GTI, an old Mini Cooper that I still have, and finally to Golf R. I bought it in February 2012, and yes it has taken this long to put a build thread together. seeing Johnny's, Dutch's, R time, and the bunch of other great builds, I feel like mine is nothing much, but I like it so far.

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      2012 Golf R w/Nav Candy White 4 door

      Why I bought it:

      -I am a sales rep in the Midwest, and cover 9 states, all of which have snow.
      -Love turbo VWs, and now I don't have to upgrade to a KO4 for more $$$$$
      -It's subdued, yet a blast to drive, like the GTI.
      -I have all the luxuries of a $45,000 Audi A4, and more room.
      -Usually just auto-x my mini, but might be fun to take the R sometimes
      -I love Volkswagons!!!

      This was my G35 coupe, it had Ksports coils on it the same as my R.






      The GTI just had Evoms Intake, flash, and diverter nothing really crazy, but I loved it!



      My Mini



      Here is when I got it and installed my front plate to avoid tickets at O'hare airport.





      With my MKV



      My First Mod so I could take the little one around in style.



      My second Mod, Ksport coilovers, easy install, great ride, lots of adjustments!!!





      Sitting pretty nice, not where it will be for winter!!



      Yakima installed, have both road setup, and King Cobras for my downhill set up.



      EVOMS intake from my MKV, EVOMS sent me the new elbow for the R everything else was reused.



      More to come I think, may do wheels, downpipe, maybe exhaust, thinkgs may move a little quicker here, but we will see. Not really into the OEM plus scene, especially the black head lights. I have a price list from Germany where my company is, and actually the Black and Chrome cost more than the all black, crazy!! LED Tails though, I would like, $650 seems a bit much, I think I can find other things I want for that.

      More pics to come!
      Last edited by psipassat; 08-25-2012 at 02:41 PM.
      2012 Candy White Loaded Golf R UM Tune!!!!! GT Haus Meisterschaft Exhaust with 104/90mm downpipe, and 76mm rear section, Valve actuated Exhaust. EVOMS intake. HPA short shifter, HPA Stage 3+ Clutch Kit
      For Info On The Meisterschaft Exhaust email: info@gthaus.com
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      08-14-2012 10:14 AM #2
      Looking good! This should be a good one.

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      08-14-2012 10:20 AM #3
      that mini
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      08-14-2012 10:30 AM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by Dutchmastr9 View Post
      that mini
      Thanks, its only 92HP, but still fun. It is another project one day, for now I just drive it around when the R is so clean I don't want to drive it.

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      08-14-2012 10:32 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by GTI Fanboy View Post
      Looking good! This should be a good one.
      I hope, been a while since i have done some modifications. Having a wife, and two kids under 2 does not allow for too much work in the garage. I am lucky if I wax my wifes car and mine every two weeks.

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      08-18-2012 08:56 AM #6
      Thinking about HPA tune, my car will be getting some special treatment starting Wednesday and I don't get it back for 4 weeks! Stay tuned.....
      2012 Candy White Loaded Golf R UM Tune!!!!! GT Haus Meisterschaft Exhaust with 104/90mm downpipe, and 76mm rear section, Valve actuated Exhaust. EVOMS intake. HPA short shifter, HPA Stage 3+ Clutch Kit
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      08-18-2012 11:17 AM #7
      That Specialized with those wheels looks familiar. I'd like to think if you raced, you race for Enzo's team here in IL

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      08-18-2012 05:20 PM #8
      I raced mountain bikes, road bike I use for triathlon just olympic and halfs, no full iron man's, might actually start road racing next year, I am luck if I do 200 miles a week.
      Last edited by psipassat; 08-18-2012 at 11:05 PM.
      2012 Candy White Loaded Golf R UM Tune!!!!! GT Haus Meisterschaft Exhaust with 104/90mm downpipe, and 76mm rear section, Valve actuated Exhaust. EVOMS intake. HPA short shifter, HPA Stage 3+ Clutch Kit
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      08-18-2012 11:08 PM #9
      I just took a road trip for some sales call and racked up 1286 miles in two days. I filled up 3 times and averaged by my calculations, not the MDI, 28.2, mostly running at 74 MPH. The ride on the Ksport coils was great! I have them set to the stiffest setting, and they are still pretty compliant.
      2012 Candy White Loaded Golf R UM Tune!!!!! GT Haus Meisterschaft Exhaust with 104/90mm downpipe, and 76mm rear section, Valve actuated Exhaust. EVOMS intake. HPA short shifter, HPA Stage 3+ Clutch Kit
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      08-19-2012 01:28 PM #10
      nice cars.

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      08-19-2012 05:26 PM #11
      Looking good
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      IMO the best place for mounting a euro plate is in the trash.

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      08-19-2012 10:05 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by nectar13 View Post
      nice cars.
      Thanks, can't wait to get my car back.
      2012 Candy White Loaded Golf R UM Tune!!!!! GT Haus Meisterschaft Exhaust with 104/90mm downpipe, and 76mm rear section, Valve actuated Exhaust. EVOMS intake. HPA short shifter, HPA Stage 3+ Clutch Kit
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      08-22-2012 09:34 PM #13
      Car is gone for 4 weeks
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      08-23-2012 08:44 PM #14
      Dropped off the R at GT Haus, they are using my car to design a new Golf R Turbo back exhaust by Meisterschaft, I will keep updates here. I am sponsored by them, hoping to see lots of changes soon.

      I am going to have tuning done by HPA.

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      08-25-2012 02:42 PM #15
      Next week should have the specs for the exhaust to send to HPA so I can get the tune going, 3rd day without the car and miss it a little.
      2012 Candy White Loaded Golf R UM Tune!!!!! GT Haus Meisterschaft Exhaust with 104/90mm downpipe, and 76mm rear section, Valve actuated Exhaust. EVOMS intake. HPA short shifter, HPA Stage 3+ Clutch Kit
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      08-27-2012 04:12 PM #16
      Very interested in seeing some pictures.

      Is Meisterschaft making a downpipe for you also?
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      08-27-2012 04:21 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by Dutchmastr9 View Post
      that mini
      totally agree...
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      08-27-2012 08:54 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by Heretic:GTI View Post
      totally agree...
      Thanks, been driving it while the R is at GT Haus, yesterday the throttle cable broke, hope it come tomorrow. Gas mileage has been amazing, put in 4.5 gallons on thursday last week, still have half a tank.
      2012 Candy White Loaded Golf R UM Tune!!!!! GT Haus Meisterschaft Exhaust with 104/90mm downpipe, and 76mm rear section, Valve actuated Exhaust. EVOMS intake. HPA short shifter, HPA Stage 3+ Clutch Kit
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      08-27-2012 10:14 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by psipassat View Post
      Thanks, been driving it while the R is at GT Haus, yesterday the throttle cable broke, hope it come tomorrow. Gas mileage has been amazing, put in 4.5 gallons on thursday last week, still have half a tank.
      Definitely a car you don't see everyday, especially in that condition. Something I've always wanted to own...
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      08-29-2012 08:57 AM #20
      The Mini was one of those EBay purchases that you just hope show up on your door step.
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      08-29-2012 08:25 PM #21
      It's too bad your Cooper is not RHD. When I owned my '06 Cooper S, several of the other owners in my MINI club owned '60's and '70's ones that they brought back from the UK after being stationed there in the Air Force. They'd bring them out to events, and they were such a treat.
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      08-29-2012 10:25 PM #22
      I imported it from Germany, but they are easily changed to RHD, you swap the cluster and glove box, and the steering wheel moves right over, the steering box is on the right side anyway. all the pedals have holes on the right, and they easy too. One day maybe.
      2012 Candy White Loaded Golf R UM Tune!!!!! GT Haus Meisterschaft Exhaust with 104/90mm downpipe, and 76mm rear section, Valve actuated Exhaust. EVOMS intake. HPA short shifter, HPA Stage 3+ Clutch Kit
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      08-30-2012 08:31 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by psipassat View Post
      I imported it from Germany, but they are easily changed to RHD, you swap the cluster and glove box, and the steering wheel moves right over, the steering box is on the right side anyway. all the pedals have holes on the right, and they easy too. One day maybe.
      I figured that's where you'd gotten it... One of my buddies had a straight-piped '98 when he lived in Germany, and I loved tearing around Elschbach with it. The only place that car was NOT fun to drive or ride in was on the Autobahn. LOL. Is yours the 4-speed manual?
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      08-30-2012 06:20 PM #24
      Yeah four speed.
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      08-30-2012 06:23 PM #25
      After taking measurements and lots of pictures GT Haus pulled the Exhaust today. Some before pics!



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      08-31-2012 02:52 AM #26
      Damn tease! Need moar after pics.

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      08-31-2012 07:36 AM #27
      I know, got an email full of pics. They were all of the car I brought them!! Hey anyone know we're the ECU is? I need to get it out.
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      08-31-2012 07:52 AM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by psipassat View Post
      I know, got an email full of pics. They were all of the car I brought them!! Hey anyone know we're the ECU is? I need to get it out.
      It's in the front of the car under the rain tray.

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      08-31-2012 10:28 AM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by psipassat View Post
      Yeah four speed.
      Excellent!
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      08-31-2012 09:03 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by deathisgain View Post
      It's in the front of the car under the rain tray.
      near the soundakator?
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      08-31-2012 11:59 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by psipassat View Post
      near the soundakator?
      Yes between the double firewall. I'm not sure which side it's on though, my Audi and my GTI were drivers side. Since the battery and fuses are all on the drivers side my guess is it's on the drivers side.

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      09-01-2012 08:43 AM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by Atl-Atl View Post
      Yes between the double firewall. I'm not sure which side it's on though, my Audi and my GTI were drivers side. Since the battery and fuses are all on the drivers side my guess is it's on the drivers side.
      Thank you. I will take a look next week when I am at GT Haus.
      2012 Candy White Loaded Golf R UM Tune!!!!! GT Haus Meisterschaft Exhaust with 104/90mm downpipe, and 76mm rear section, Valve actuated Exhaust. EVOMS intake. HPA short shifter, HPA Stage 3+ Clutch Kit
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      09-06-2012 10:17 AM #33
      Some new goodies:

      Piano black emblem



      Blank button stickers for fun!!

      2012 Candy White Loaded Golf R UM Tune!!!!! GT Haus Meisterschaft Exhaust with 104/90mm downpipe, and 76mm rear section, Valve actuated Exhaust. EVOMS intake. HPA short shifter, HPA Stage 3+ Clutch Kit
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      09-08-2012 01:53 PM #34
      Just ordered my HPA short shifter, and a tune. Shipping it up to Darryl on Tuesday........where is my exhaust? Two weeks out still!!
      2012 Candy White Loaded Golf R UM Tune!!!!! GT Haus Meisterschaft Exhaust with 104/90mm downpipe, and 76mm rear section, Valve actuated Exhaust. EVOMS intake. HPA short shifter, HPA Stage 3+ Clutch Kit
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      09-09-2012 10:37 PM #35
      Plates ordered......Waiting. Seems to be a lot of waiting lately.
      2012 Candy White Loaded Golf R UM Tune!!!!! GT Haus Meisterschaft Exhaust with 104/90mm downpipe, and 76mm rear section, Valve actuated Exhaust. EVOMS intake. HPA short shifter, HPA Stage 3+ Clutch Kit
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