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      05-07-2013 07:36 PM #1
      To keep members from going through over 20 pages of Sweat, Heartache, Smiles, and Drama, I decided to create a new thread that is focused on the Information and data. I will keep all future post and information on this Thread. Enjoy!

      Timeline:

      ENGINE

      APR K04 Kit
      Carbonio Stage 1 with [email protected] filter
      SPM 3" Street Down Pipe (Removed)
      Billy Boat 3" resonated Down Pipe
      Billy Boat 3" Stealth Exhaust
      SPM Intercooler
      R8 Coils
      NGK #4644 Plugs (0.025 Gap)
      Integrated Engineering Valve Springs and Ti-Retainers
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      Energy Suspension Insert
      Clutch Masters FX350 with Single Mass Flywheel
      S3 OEM Euro Short Shifter
      Quicklift Hood Struts
      HS-Tuning RSR DMF Clutch/Pressure Plate

      Basically I started with a 2012 GLI with the TSI 2.0 Engine. I went straight to the APR k04 to avoid the hassle and added cost of going stage by stage. After numerous issues with CEl's and EPC lights it was obvious I was suffering with the Infamous Weak Valve Spring Issue. I had the springs replaced and have not had an issue to date (knock on wood).

      Engine related Reviews and DIY's

      Transmission Fluid Change DIY
      HS-Tuning RSR DMF Clutch/Pressure Plate
      034 Street Density Mounts
      Billy Boat Turbo Back Exhaust and Downpipe
      Clutch Masters FX-350 with SMF
      Energy Motorsports Insert
      SPM Intercooler
      SPM Street Down Pipe
      Before and After K04 Dyno Results
      OEM S3 Short Shifter
      Quick-Lift Hood Struts


      Suspension

      Having a racing background I wanted the perfect Street suspension setup. I choose properly valved struts and linear springs.

      Koni Yellow Adjustable Struts/Shocks
      Drivers Gear GTI 4-Door Manual Springs
      Audi TT Strut Mounts
      White Line Rear ASB
      TyrolSport Dead Set Subframe Collar Kit
      Neuspeed RSE05 Wheels 17x8 17lbs
      Michelin Pilot Super Sport Tires 225/45/17

      Suspension related Install/Review

      Install/Review for the White-Line Rear ASB
      Drivers Gear Springs/TT Mounts/Koni Struts/Shocks Install Post #12
      Tyrol Dead-Set Collar Kit

      Interior

      P3 Boost Gauge

      Interior related Install/Reviews

      P3 Boost Gauge

      Some Random build Pictures..































      Last edited by FLtrooper; 09-07-2014 at 10:38 AM.

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      05-07-2013 08:51 PM #2
      You are simply awesome....i love you

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      05-09-2013 04:12 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by The_GReekster View Post
      You are simply awesome....i love you
      Right back at Ya..

      Hopefully by the end of the month Neuspeed will release the Silver RSE05's so I can mount the new PSS's I have! Hoping to loose about 5lbs+ per side of rotating mass and looking forward to the extra grip of the PSS's!



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      05-09-2013 04:41 PM #4
      Now THAT is organized. The links, the usefulness. Sorry, but I will have to copy you once I am all done with everything. Every modder thread should be just like this...maybe with a few more pictures

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      05-09-2013 04:44 PM #5
      This is the most organized build/review thread I have ever seen.

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      05-09-2013 04:50 PM #6
      Hyperlink for the Valve Springs is broken.
      "The harder I push, the more I find within myself. I am always looking for the next step, a different world to go into, areas where I have not been before. It's lonely driving a Grand Prix Car, but very absorbing. I have experienced new sensations, and I want more. That is my excitement, my motivation."
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      05-09-2013 04:50 PM #7
      ....and excellent job on the Uber-Organized Thread!!!
      "The harder I push, the more I find within myself. I am always looking for the next step, a different world to go into, areas where I have not been before. It's lonely driving a Grand Prix Car, but very absorbing. I have experienced new sensations, and I want more. That is my excitement, my motivation."
      Ayrton Senna

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      05-09-2013 10:56 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by vadimr View Post
      Now THAT is organized. The links, the usefulness. Sorry, but I will have to copy you once I am all done with everything. Every modder thread should be just like this...maybe with a few more pictures
      In the end, Everyone Wins! I Added some Pictures for the Visual Learners!!

      Quote Originally Posted by TOFO View Post
      This is the most organized build/review thread I have ever seen.


      Quote Originally Posted by mgleeson View Post
      Hyperlink for the Valve Springs is broken.
      Fixed

      Quote Originally Posted by mgleeson View Post
      ....and excellent job on the Uber-Organized Thread!!!

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      05-23-2013 02:08 AM #9
      Thanks to to Bcantrel, I decided to pull the trigger on the TyrolSport subframe dead-set collar kit. This will keep the slack out of the subframe and will be the perfect touch to the front subframe install I plan to do in the near future! Hopefully I will have everything ready by mid June!


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      05-23-2013 09:51 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by FLtrooper View Post
      Thanks to to Bcantrel, I decided to pull the trigger on the TyrolSport subframe dead-set collar kit. This will keep the slack out of the subframe and will be the perfect touch to the front subframe install I plan to do in the near future! Hopefully I will have everything ready by mid June!

      I was eyeing these as well. Very curious to hear your feedback.
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      UNITRONIC TUNED K04 - Carbonio intake - UNITRONIC TBE - APR FMIC - Neuspeed TOP - HPA SHS Coilovers - HPA Red Motor Mount

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      05-23-2013 11:13 AM #11
      Your car is a bit of a beast!

      Do you know what kind of 0-60 your running with these performance mods?
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      05-23-2013 11:36 AM #12
      man this thing is sexy
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      05-23-2013 12:12 PM #13
      what a great way to organize this build!! . such a great car with all of the right mods!! Love it!!!

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      05-23-2013 12:27 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by FLtrooper View Post
      Thanks to to Bcantrel, I decided to pull the trigger on the TyrolSport subframe dead-set collar kit. This will keep the slack out of the subframe and will be the perfect touch to the front subframe install I plan to do in the near future! Hopefully I will have everything ready by mid June!

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      05-23-2013 09:38 PM #15
      Great News.. The RSE05's in Silver FINALLY came in today! Looking to drop about 5-7lbs of rotating mass per a corner , I also can't wait to try the Michelin PSS's!!

      Quote Originally Posted by NS01GTI View Post
      I was eyeing these as well. Very curious to hear your feedback.
      Hopefully it will be a nice finishing touch.. Full install and review when I get them!

      Quote Originally Posted by Mr Lock Dog View Post
      Your car is a bit of a beast!
      Thanks Dog!

      Quote Originally Posted by supavr6lover View Post
      man this thing is sexy


      Quote Originally Posted by NaTiVeGLI View Post
      what a great way to organize this build!! . such a great car with all of the right mods!! Love it!!!
      I am very picky and try to do as much research as possible before buying and installing.

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      05-28-2013 05:14 PM #16
      I'm very intrigued by your susupension set up - particularly the strut/spring combo. Can you explain your reasoning behind that a little more? I'm wanting to lower my new GLI but not make the ride that much more rough. I'm a little wary of aftermarket springs and not sure I want to drop the cash for a set of Coilovers just yet.

      So how's the ride with the Konis and GTI springs? How much of a drop did you get?

      Thanks man

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      05-28-2013 05:42 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by ASquared150 View Post
      I'm very intrigued by your susupension set up - particularly the strut/spring combo. Can you explain your reasoning behind that a little more? I'm wanting to lower my new GLI but not make the ride that much more rough. I'm a little wary of aftermarket springs and not sure I want to drop the cash for a set of Coilovers just yet.

      So how's the ride with the Konis and GTI springs? How much of a drop did you get?

      Thanks man
      Please check out Post 12 on this LINK for detailed pictures.

      Basically most aftermarket springs are progressive which offers a lower stance but can compromise the drivability. The VWR or DG springs are linear and offer a stockish ride that is slightly stiffer and lower. The vehicle was lowered around an inch or slightly more all around. The Koni's offer adjustable damping and work great on my application.


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      05-28-2013 07:27 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by FLtrooper View Post
      Please check out Post 12 on this LINK for detailed pictures.

      Basically most aftermarket springs are progressive which offers a lower stance but can compromise the drivability. The VWR or DG springs are linear and offer a stockish ride that is slightly stiffer and lower. The vehicle was lowered around an inch or slightly more all around. The Koni's offer adjustable damping and work great on my application.

      Thanks for the response. I noticed the link to your review post a minute or two after I posted - and you've pretty much sold me on this suspension set up. I noticed a few people in that other thread talking about using non-adjustable shocks instead of the Koni's to save on price. Any suggestions if I were to go that route? I don't see myself needing to adjust for any particular reason. Especially if the Koni's are not easily adjustable (I'm assuming some amount of disassembly would be required to make adjustments). Could you suggest something comparable to the dampening you have now, or what you might get to keep a consistent, OEM-ish ride quality?

      Thanks again.

      EDIT: Kept reading through the other thread. Found that the DG springs will run fine on stock shocks. Will probably just run those. Sorry for an unnecessary post. But I will keep up the original text just in case you do have any other suggestions haha.
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      05-28-2013 08:43 PM #19
      Awesome and we'll thought out build man. Can't wait to see how the 17" neuspeed wheels look on the car.

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      hi eric !


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      05-29-2013 08:40 AM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by ASquared150 View Post
      Could you suggest something comparable to the dampening you have now, or what you might get to keep a consistent, OEM-ish ride quality?
      Running the DG's with the oem shocks is fine! Another option is the MkVI Bilstein B8 Sports for a little better them OEM feel. The Koni's are easy to adjust in the front but the rears have to be popped off to adjust. I am at almost full hard for the rears and almost full soft for the fronts. When I get the front ASB mounted I will adjust the fronts a tad harder.

      Quote Originally Posted by TC4Tay View Post
      Awesome and we'll thought out build man. Can't wait to see how the 17" neuspeed wheels look on the car.
      I can't wait either, they arrive on Friday! Hopefully I can notice the 7+lbs weight loss!!

      Quote Originally Posted by tree_hugger View Post
      hi eric !


      I assume you were found not guilty by the high courts of Vortex and allowed to troll again! haha

      Glad to see someone back with a sick GLI!


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      05-29-2013 08:45 AM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by FLtrooper View Post


      I assume you were found not guilty by the high courts of Vortex and allowed to troll again! haha

      Glad to see someone back with a sick GLI!




      and thanks buddy. ill text you later with some pics of sowo. didnt get too many as my phone decided to divebomb out of my pocket one night and cracked every damn direction it could.
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      Hmm..




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      Quote Originally Posted by FLtrooper View Post
      Hmm..



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      You need to write all of the DIY and info-gathering threads.

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