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  1. Little update for anyone interested in the Loba LO4xx and what it’s capable of. Mapping done by Steve at Statller Power Developments using custom Ecotune software. This was one of the best runs, 460bhp peak, on pump. No meth or tricks to make the power, just a good hardware setup and good tune. They dialled it back to keep some headroom and make sure it’s running well within safe limits. This turbo makes useful boost at high RPM. I believe it peaks at 2 bar. They avoided mapping any big spike of torque (which should be a bit kinder on my standard internals). Torque is ‘only’ peaking at 400lb/ft, but as you can see from the graph it’s not exactly dropping off a cliff as the engine speed increases like you might see on some other small frame turbos. A plateau is better than a spike. The existing DSG map isn’t preventing clutch slip unfortunately, so that will also be remapped soon. It’s a smooth and progressive map. The power is linear - the more the revs rise the more you’re pushed into the seat. A huge transformation from the previous GIAC map and EBC setup. And I now have OEM throttle control with the N75 back in the loop, which is nice. It’s really good to drive. Great work from Steve at Statller, Stan at Ecotune, and of course Darius Loba 😉
  2. Yep, a decent setup then. Steve at Statller mentioned a few weeks ago that the 4xx “needs a lot of boost to wake up” or words to that effect. I’m guessing Rick wanted to be careful with the torque, like you said earlier in the thread a while ago - it’ll make almost 2 bar but whether that’s safe/efficient is another matter. I just hope I’m happy with the result come the end of the week. And I’m interested to learn about this 450bhp setup of Ryan’s...
  3. Hmm. Mine doesn’t feel laggy, and it’s got a pretty wide spread of torque. Maybe my boost controller is helping it in that sense. Whether it’s making 4xx BHP on its current setup... well the arse dyno says no. But it ain’t slow. What I don’t like is the erratic boost control on part throttle. That’s definitely down to the boost controller, or rather the lack of N75 in the equation. As I mentioned earlier, the car is in as we speak getting it mapped with new software and with the N75 back in the loop. I’m wondering whether I’m now going to end up sacrificing boost and performance for the sake of part throttle drivability after what you’ve said 🤔 I do have the option of a different turbo if this Loba turns out to be a pig. It’s proving difficult to find decent info on it. What I have found, from various forums over the last few years, is a real mixed bag of results and opinion! Everything from the Statller ed30 making huge power, to forum posts slating the concept/design of the turbo, and plenty in between. The few graphs I’ve seen look pretty good, although a good looking torque curve doesn’t always translate to a great driving car. Scotty, was your old car a grey manual 5 door by any chance???
  4. Hi Ryan. Bit of an old thread you’ve replied to, but I’m glad you did because us LO4xx owners seem few and far between 🙂 I’ve got the same turbo on my mk6 R, and the car has gone into Statller today for a new map. They did the build themselves 6 years ago, with a GIAC map and Turbosmart electronic boost controller (which was probably a good option at the time, but software and TFSI tuning in general has moved on a bit now we’re in 2020). I purchased the car in September knowing it was capable of good power and had been built by Statller who I’ve used for years and trust to do a good job. I had a couple of little issues to iron out initially but it’s fundamentally running ok now, so my attention has turned to the turbo and mapping. We’re going back to the N75 for boost control, as it’s not a great throttle on the boost controller. I believe Steve at Statller will be using Ecotune software. I’ve got the fuelling and supporting hardware in place to support good numbers, theoretically. I’m not sure exactly how much power it’s making now, or how much it’ll make on the new map, but I’ll find out soon! Can you tell me more about your setup? What you’ve got in place for fuelling, other hardware, and who has done the ECU map? Cheers 👍🏻
  5. After a bit of research, I think I’m swaying towards the Vagbremtechnic TTRS/DB9 4 pot kit with 362mm AP discs. Does anyone have any experience with this setup in terms of wheel clearance?
  6. Cheers Andy. Yep, the Forge kit is on the shortlist. If the Tarox kit is in budget I might have a look at that as well. Have you got a link? I seem to remember an old member and mk6 owner on here, Huwgo R, had these same wheels with 8 pot R8/Lambo brakes. That’d also be an option if he didn’t need spacers, and assuming the mk6 R master cylinder is ok with them. I’m dropping the car at Statller for revised software on Tuesday, and I’m pretty sure Steve’s RS engine mk6 has got those 8 pots. Can’t remember what wheels he’s running, but I’ll see what the crack is in terms of clearance while I’m there. The latest Racingline 4 pot kit sounds ok, and is definitely a decent price, but I don’t know just how good the one-piece disc is.
  7. I’m going round in circles trying to decide on a decent brake setup. The standard brakes are not cutting it. Budget is around 2k. One thing I really don’t want to overlook is clearance - I want my wheels (BBS CH-R 19x8.5 et48) to clear the calipers without having to use wheel spacers if at all possible. Trouble is, it’s really difficult to work out which options I should forget, and which are viable, when most posts around the internet go something like “I’ve got the 4 pot VBT/AP/Alcon kit, they’re great”. I need a bit more info please! 😁 If anyone can offer some detailed info regarding the BBK they’re running on their mk6 R, and which wheels (obviously including wheel width and offset) it’d be a good start. Cheers 👍🏻
  8. Cheers for the info. Getting the needle sorted isn’t a huge priority right now, but I’ll keep that in mind 👍🏻
  9. Damn you! 😆 Any guys with earlier cars want to chime in and solve this riddle?! To be honest if it’s pushing me towards Polar I don’t really mind. I could keep an eye on IAT, EGT, and so on. Btw, is Hurdy still knocking about? I saw his mk7 at Statller a few weeks ago...
  10. Yes I had a read through that, and it seemed to infer that later mk6 Rs had the feature removed, rather than it being something brought in later on (which would have explained why mine doesn’t have it). It’s a strange one. Just seems that ‘some have it, some don’t’. I was actually looking to buy a Polar FIS unit, primarily to keep an eye on things like oil temp, as my engine setup is quite far from stock. Then I learned that the mk6 R displays oil temp, so at that point I thought I’d saved myself the cost of Polar, in terms of monitoring oil temp at least! But, nope it ain’t that simple 😂 I wonder if it can be coded in with VCDS if the sensor is in place 🤔
  11. You can also see another little issue there, an intermittently illuminated rev needle 🙄 But that’s a different problem for a different thread!
  12. Yeah it’s definitely a 2010. Mk6. Reg is LS10*** This is all I’m getting on the MFD menu:
  13. I’ve been trying to get my MFD to display oil temp, with no luck at all. Car is a 2010 R, UK. I’ve been through all the settings on the MFD but I just can’t see anything related to oil temperature. I did read a few threads on various forums where people were having the same issue, but it usually turned out that it was because their car was US or similar - most replies pointed to the fact that UK cars had the feature... which doesn’t seem to be the case for me. What am I doing wrong here?
  14. AJP

    Potential "R" Owner.

    Welcome 👍🏻 I’ve just picked up a mk6 R of my own, and as much as a mk7 was in budget, I just always wanted a mk6 since the first time I saw one. They’re better looking, much rarer, and the last of the oldschool fast Golfs (all in my opinion of course 😏) I haven’t regretted the decision one bit. I see countless mk7s out and about, and they just don’t have that special aura about them. Whereas a mk6 R is a bit of a unicorn. I’ve had no end of great conversations with genuine petrolheads I meet through work who see the car parked up. One of them a mk7 R owner, as it happens. Also a lad in an Octavia VRS who asked if it was petrol or diesel... 🤦🏻‍♂️ He wasn’t aware of a Golf R existing before the mk7! I wouldn’t really put him in the genuine petrolhead category tbh 😂 I’m not knocking the mk7 as a car, and it’s a fact that they’re faster, more tunable, and just better all round in terms of comparison in a technological sense. But there’s more to it than that to me. In the same way an Escort Cosworth is an incredibly special and iconic car, but would probably be a bit crap to live with and barely much faster than a new Focus ST on a track. Some cars have a certain soul to them. Anyway, good luck with the hunt. Good ones are incredibly difficult to find. It took me 18 months to finally find one that gave me the right feeling. Keep us posted 🙂
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