I just joined the club with the purchase of a 2013 4 door, graphite, Nav model. Appears to be all stock. Snow tires go on today.
My last car was a mostly stock 2007 Honda Element 4WD LX Manual, before that a modded 99.5 A4 2.8 Manual, before that a lightly modded 99.5 Golf GL Manual. So far, the Golf R gives me all the best parts from two of my favorite cars, the A4 and the Golf. I have a natural tendency towards mods, so I was thinking a VWR intake and APR chip in short order, but I'm loving the car so much stock, I think I'll wait a little while and get to know the Golf R as is. There is a greater than zero probability that I keep it all OEM.
Thanks for any thoughts and advice on finding:
Used intake with OK trim numbers?
Any other chips that must be looking into?
Where to find VAG-COM gear for MacOS or iOS?
Where to find digital Factory Service Manuals?
Where to find the latest ETKA?
(did those 3 things just spell, "get a PC"?)
Should I add a wastegate right away?
Is a HPFP more important than an intake?
Are uplink upgrades still a thing that matters?
What is the function of a fuel cam follower?
Anyone near WI wanting to return to stock?
Nice to meet you all.