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  1. Awesome, fingers crossed I make similar torque figures! Yeah taking to a garage, would have no hope of doing this myself haha! I debated about the pipework but adding the Forge intercooler in/out hoses plus the Revo charge and throttle pipes was adding another £400 to the cost, plus the labor. I got the intercooler 25% off, the DP 20% off, the TCU tune 25% off, the ECU uprgrade from stage 1 to 2 for £48 and 10% off the labor. So a relatively cheap stage 2 in the end 🙂
  2. Sounds great @Dougie, nice figures, I bet it drives brilliantly with all that torque! Amazing actually that you got 405ft/lbs without the high torque tune - down to the FMIC + pipe upgrades do you think?
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    MRC Stage 1

    hmmm I got mine for more like £115 but a quick google suggests they've gone up in price. Are you on the FB group UK MK7 Golf R Owners Club? One of the moderators, Shak, sells them with a members discount.
  4. Nice one @Dougie, bet that was a PITA! Please let us know how you get on at Unicorn, I'm sure it'll be great 🙂 I finished off my pikey r600 at the weekend and I'm booked in for Revo stage 2 ECU and TCU with Scorpion sports cat DP and Forge 'cooler next week.
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    MRC Stage 1

    And buy a Dragy and see what times you get 🙂
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    Need help with exhaust please!

    The cat is in the downpipe. I think conventional wisdom is to go either res delete + high flow sports cat DP (with required stage 2 map) or if you decide to decat then get a full cat-back system (with stage 2 map) for the better sound. Going res delete with decat DP apparently sounds very loud, tinny and not particularly nice. Hope that helps!
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    I have them on the rear and wouldn't put them on the front. Go for tarox Strada
  8. As its PCV there will surely always be oil vapor released? Also, I thought the PCV top plate on the oil management systems out there have some baffling plates to divert surged oil straight back in? Maybe the new part results in less vapor in the engine bay but its the baffling helping to prevent starvation that I personally wouldnt want to be without on track
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    Racingline CatchCan Review (Disappointment)

    I run this system at stage one power levels on a tracked car and its performed very well so far (about a year). IMHO if you have big brakes, sticky tyres, some handling mods and track the car then this is a worthwhile mod (be it Racingline or other) regardless of ECU tune. I've emptied >500ml from mine after a half day on track... Also, with spirited road driving I find I need to drain some mank from the catch can every couple of months. That being said, this isn't the first report I've seen of the gasket issue or the dreaded allen bolts falling into the engine, so when my car gets its new years present in a few weeks I'll ask the guys to inspect the PCV header and check the bolts. @WHY.A.H.WHY.A hope you get your issue sorted and get a positive response from Racingline
  10. Dont APR recommend step cooler plugs like the NGK racing ones?
  11. Sounds great! Good luck with the DP fitting, that sounds tricky...
  12. Fantastic @Dougie, thanks for the pictures and write up so far - looks like a good job! How does it feel to drive?
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    Revo rv019 or neuspeed rse102

    Thought the Revo's had a 57.1 CB?
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    Revo rv019 or neuspeed rse102

    they look almost identical apart from the subtle difference in colour - I prefer the Revo ones, just!
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    Must have mods

    I thought this for the first few years of ownership and even used the exact same sealant you have, but after having mine ceramic coated I can categorically say they are not a similar result! Expensive, yes, but the ceramic has kept my car swirl free for over a year now and seems to "clean itself" a lot more readily than with a sealant/wax coating. Well worth it if planning to keep car for ~3 years IMHO 🙂