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      05-27-2016 11:21 AM #1
      I haven't actually received my car yet but I'm starting the build thread none the less

      Back History:
      I used to drive a 1997 Vortech Supercharged Mk3 GTi VR6 "Back in the Day". I bought it brand new and sold it in 2003 after getting married, buying a house, blah blah....

      Here it is in it's 272HP glory...LOL


      Current Day:
      I purchased a 2016 Golf-R base DSG from Kansas being shipped to me now.

      Here it is getting loaded on the truck this pass Wednesday 5/25/2016:


      Recent state of things:


      List of Mods:

      - BC Forged HCS04S Wheels 19x8.5 (ET45 Front, ET40 Rear)
      Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 235/35-19
      - Titan7 T-S5 18x8.5 ET44
      Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 235/40-18
      - Equilibrium Tuning EQT Vortex Turbo
      - Cobb Protuned by 5150 Racing Full e85
      - Cobb TCU tuned by 5150 Racing
      - Autotech HPFP
      - 525 Walbro LPFP
      - OEM MPI fuel rail w/ 980cc injectors
      - Precision Racing MPI harness
      - AEM 3.5 bar map sensor and 4 bar Bosch
      - Torqbyte PM4 Fuel Controller
      - AWE Catted Downpipe w/ resonator
      - APR Catback w/ AWE SwitchPath remote
      - Air Lift 3H Management w/ Performance Series bags
      - Accuair Endo 5-gallon air tank
      - Dual Viair 444c Compressors
      - 034 Motorsport Motor and Trans Mounts
      - HPA Dogbone Mount
      - SuperPro 24mm Rear Sway Bar
      - Emmanuele Design Adjustable Rear End Links
      - ECS Adjustable Front End Links
      - VWR R600 Intake w/ MST Air Filter conversion
      - MST Hybrid Inlet Pipe
      - Euro Sun Visors
      - Euro Rear Headrests
      - Black Forest Industries Leather Air DSG Shift Knob
      - Mk7.5 Facelift LED tail lights
      - Auto Folding Mirrors
      - APR Mechanical boost gauge w/ APR vent mount
      - MRG Titanium Stud Conversion
      - Neuspeed 6-Pistion Brake Calipers w/ iSweep IS1500 pads
      - Neuspeed 370mm Full Floating 2-piece Front Rotors
      - ECS 2-Piece Rear Rotors
      - ECS Boost Tap
      - Eurocode Front Chassis Bars
      - VW HomeLink rearview mirror
      - Maxton Rear Spoiler Extension
      - Leyo Billet Aluminum Knobs
      - 8" Discovery Pro Display
      - Legit Speed Designs Custom Front License Plate Bracket
      - Spullen PCV plate with ECS catch can
      - iSweep Front Splitter
      - SRS-tec Wide Front Fenders
      Last edited by vw671; 09-18-2019 at 11:09 PM.

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      05-27-2016 11:32 AM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by vw671 View Post
      ..the first phase of mods will be somewhat budget oriented.

      - Konig Oversteer Wheels 19x8.5 w/ cheap-ass 235/35-19 tires
      - Superpro LCA
      LOL? I guess your 'budget oriented' is different than most Anyway, good luck with the build!

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      05-27-2016 11:39 AM #3
      Well....it was a toss up between coilovers w/ camber plates or coilovers w/ the LCA's. I just wanted slightly more camber in the front but didn't really want the extra noise from a camber plate so I went with the LCA's.

      I most likely won't be tracking the car much, goal is a slightly aggressive canyon carver that looks fast standing still

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      05-27-2016 11:41 AM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by vw671 View Post
      Well....it was a toss up between coilovers w/ camber plates or coilovers w/ the LCA's. I just wanted slightly more camber in the front but didn't really want the extra noise from a camber plate so I went with the LCA's.

      I most likely won't be tracking the car much, goal is a slightly aggressive canyon carver that looks fast standing still
      You won't get much camber with the LCAs... I have -1.25 with mine. YOu will however get a ton of caster.

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      05-27-2016 11:42 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by nikhsub1 View Post
      You won't get much camber with the LCAs... I have -1.25 with mine. YOu will however get a ton of caster.
      1.2 is fine for me.

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      05-28-2016 10:17 PM #6
      Parts showing up before the car


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      05-28-2016 10:54 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by vw671 View Post
      Parts showing up before the car

      Hey Congratulations on your purchase. Mine will be shipped cross country by end of next week and I can hardly wait; I know you must be chomping at the bit for it to arrive.

      Look forward to seeing what you do with the car.

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      05-28-2016 10:58 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by Obakong View Post
      Hey Congratulations on your purchase. Mine will be shipped cross country by end of next week and I can hardly wait; I know you must be chomping at the bit for it to arrive.

      Look forward to seeing what you do with the car.
      Supposedly my truck driver is up in Long Beach right now. There is a small chance I'll get it tonight!

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      05-28-2016 11:35 PM #9
      Opened a box while I wait...



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      05-29-2016 04:17 AM #10
      5/29/2016 @ 12:02am


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      05-29-2016 04:21 AM #11
      Just a quick wipe down...giving her a wash tomorrow.


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      05-29-2016 12:17 PM #12
      congrats


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      05-29-2016 02:48 PM #13
      More unboxing.. Lug nuts, ESC jack kit, 3x Oil Filters, and a oil extractor.





      Took the car out this morning for the formal test drive..All I can say is I am very happy! I just love the aggressive downshifting of the DSG in race-mode. I wasn't expecting that at all. I feel like a superhero when I get the DSG to fart

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      05-29-2016 03:14 PM #14
      Not to nitpick but those are lug bolts, not nuts

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      05-29-2016 03:24 PM #15
      They sure are

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      05-31-2016 03:39 PM #16
      Can't install this until I get my car SMOG'ed and Inspected @ the DMV All in good time, gives me a chance to drive the car stock so I can tell if I'm making the car better or worst with these mods.


    19. 05-31-2016 04:31 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by vw671 View Post
      Can't install this until I get my car SMOG'ed and Inspected @ the DMV All in good time, gives me a chance to drive the car stock so I can tell if I'm making the car better or worst with these mods.

      If i may ask..how much was your shipping from Kansas to san diego..if possible the link....Im in Arizona and also looking for a Gti DAP...or R Dap ...pretty hard to find ..thank always Tony

    20. 05-31-2016 04:35 PM #18
      f i may ask..how much was your shipping from Kansas to san diego..if possible the link....Im in Arizona and also looking for a Gti DAP...or R Dap ...pretty hard to find ..thank always Tony

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      05-31-2016 04:53 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by tsoprano View Post
      f i may ask..how much was your shipping from Kansas to san diego..if possible the link....Im in Arizona and also looking for a Gti DAP...or R Dap ...pretty hard to find ..thank always Tony
      $719 Total. $199 down and $520 at delivery. This was for door-to-door service which means to the last street a big ass truck can turn around in without getting stuck.

      You can generate quotes from their website: https://www.montway.com/
      Uship reviews: http://www.uship.com/profile/Montway/ (*but order directly with them for a better price)
      *I think Montway is just a dispatch service though the actual driver worked for Sonny Transport LLC

      My experience:
      - ordered on 5/20 and requested pickup on 5/24.
      - They picked it up on 5/25
      - Delivered on 5/29 @ 12:02 AM
      - You get 2 email notifications, but you have to call the driver to schedule the actual delivery.
      1. When your driver gets dispatched
      2. When the car gets picked up and a estimate delivery date. This includes the drivers name and phone number.

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      06-01-2016 01:43 PM #20
      LCA's arrived:


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      06-01-2016 01:49 PM #21
      How long ago did you order the JB1?
      iain

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      06-01-2016 01:52 PM #22
      Bought it used from someone local to me

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      06-01-2016 02:00 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by vw671 View Post
      Bought it used from someone local to me
      Ahh, nice. I just ordered one last week but it won't ship until the 16th.
      iain

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      06-01-2016 04:05 PM #24
      Still 100% stock


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      06-03-2016 10:17 AM #25
      Installed the jack pads last night. Still need a large enough hole saw to cut the holes in the under panel.




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