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I think it's time to set up a thread for my Golf. I did this on MiniTorque a few years ago with my R53 Cooper S and all of a sudden it went like a bat out of hell and I spent thousands.
That's what I plan on doing again, but on a better car, and this time, with more displacement, 4wd and a turbo. More potential for sure.
Picked up the car mid-April. I was looking around and originally was planning on getting DSG, and in the Lapiz blue. Went to Leicester to test drive theirs, but when I arrived, I was told it had sold. Great customer service. Anyway, back in Northampton we have a Parkway dealer. I test drove their Black 14 plate Golf R, fully specced apart from Pro Nav (bummer) and fell in love. Torquey, comfortable and full of gadgets. Everything I was lacking in the Cooper S (a shelled out tin can with bucket seats). I left a deposit and picked it up the following weekend.
I quickly got bored with the power. It just wasn't aggressive enough. Felt quick initially but the inertia of power quickly faded away. I was in communication with Will @ VRS Northampton (handy for me, only about 7 miles away) over email for a while, before I booked in for an APR Stage 1 Low Output map.
This transformed the car - how it should have been from factory. The turbo has a noticeably more satisfying note, the car pulls significantly harder and hits 1xx with ease. But, I have to go all out, or nothing at all, so this is only the beginning.
The clutch is slipping intermittently, so a quick call to Will to purchase their daddy of Paddle clutches. This should be fitted this week, along with VWR springs (coilovers are 100% in the pipeline, but not a necessity just yet).
Then the fun really begins. Stay tuned.
CURRENT SPEC (15/06/16)
- APR Stage 1 Low Output
- Sachs Performance Clutch 4 Paddle Sintered
- Carbon Mirror Caps
- VWR Lowering Springs
- Team Dynamic Pro Race 1.2 18" w/ Pilot Cup 2's
Modding List Update - July 25 2019 Edited
-TurboTechnics V5 Turbo
-TurboTechnics LHD Intake Pipe
-RacingLine R600 Intake System
-RacingLine Oil Catch Can System
-Fluidampr Crank Pulley
-APR Intercooler System
-APR Silicone Boost Hoses
-Volkswagen Akrapovic Titanium axleback with stock middle pipe
-PagParts Walbro 525 LPFP
-Torqbyte PM4 High Power LPFP Controller
-Aquamist HFS4 Meth System Direct Port Injection
-LiteBlox LB26XX LiFePO4 Lightweight Battery
-United Motorsport Haldex Tune
-TVS Engineering TCU DQ381 Stage3 Tune
-HurricaneSport ECU Stage3 Tune
-Corbeau RRS Seats
-BFI DSG Knob
-LEYO DSG Shift Paddle
-AEM Boost Gauge
-Aquamist Meth Flow Gauge
-Eibach Front & Rear Sway bar
-Alcon Car89 Brake System 380mm Discs
-Rear 370mm Discs upgrade
-Maxton Design Full Body Kit
This is Scott from Taiwan 😀 I am here since January but was just lurking around and watching everybody's build thread.
After 4 months waiting, dealer told me the car has finally arrived and asked me if I would like to see the car before the official pick-up date, it was really excited for me so I went to the dealer....
Car Spec: LapizBlue | 7-Speed DSG (DQ381) | DCC | Dynaudio | Pretonia |ACC
My previous car is AUDI A3 Sportback 2.0T FWD DSG, and was running Pagpart's EFR7163 big turbo kit that made 530WHP & 660NM. The reason I got rid of my 7163 A3 is because I would like to play something different but AWD car, running big power 530WHP on a FWD car was really really terrible once WOT, kind of scary to drive the car at that time.
I recently discovered the VWR OEM+ remaps and have to admit they have marketed it extremely well, I haven’t seen many people’s review on the maps as of yet so would be interesting to hear that.
Interestingly enough they are stating 370ps for stage 1 and I know there are a small amount of horror stories of turbos blowing so I wonder what their stance is if this happens under there map considering what they are saying below.
Through our manufacturer relationship, we are uniquely positioned to tap into a vast knowledge base and resources network. OEM+ software will never overstress the inherent hardware systems to the point of pushing turbochargers, cooling and other heat sensitive engine components beyond their intended limits”
Also states you they will flash the car back to “true stock” as it was before, not sure if this is availible at any time for servicing but would be a definite plus if so!!
So in August I traded my Manual 7R in for a DSG one (65 plate with 23k on clock), I bought the DSG for many reasons but mainly due to wanting to take it to Stage 1. After doing lots of research now I am slightly hesitant
Would turbo failure be less likely on a car which has more miles problem free? I understand there is an issue with balancing but would this have become apparent earlier or are turbos still just as likely to blow on high miles - This goes for after going stage 1 too?
I currently have 722H
£1-2k is hefty (for me) so on one hand I'm thinking leave it but on the other I know there are many people out there running tunes with no issues whatsoever! A DSG map is definitely on there cards though without a doubt.
** PS apologies I know the turbo failure topic has been beaten to death 9 billion times **