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APR Stage 2+ Black Mk6 R!


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Hi mate, i think you know the owner of the mk6 its gib181’s old one! Seen you chat to him a few times.

 

the Mk5 golf was my old project, its actually a 1.9tdi (i started the project at 19 and it was all i could insure) time to sell that to make way for the R! 
 

heres a pic of my old golf at the shows 😁

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Keeping an eye on this one 👍🏻 I think I’ll learn a bit more about what’s possible on the mk6 in terms of wheel fitment etc. I’m assuming the same rules apply as on the mk5, so for example an 18x8 et45 with 225 40 was a nice flush fit on the sensible side (no poke, no stretch, and only really needed the arch screw delete doing on the front for a decent drop). 
 

But looking at your mk5 I can imagine things might get a bit more extreme than that! What were the wheel specs on the mk5 Andy? And how much arch work, camber etc was there needed?

 

Any initial thoughts for wheel fitment? Are you going with 19s?

 

Lots of questions, I know, but I’ve got a feeling you’re going to create something good here 😁

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On 11/09/2020 at 19:43, AJP said:

Keeping an eye on this one 👍🏻 I think I’ll learn a bit more about what’s possible on the mk6 in terms of wheel fitment etc. I’m assuming the same rules apply as on the mk5, so for example an 18x8 et45 with 225 40 was a nice flush fit on the sensible side (no poke, no stretch, and only really needed the arch screw delete doing on the front for a decent drop). 
 

But looking at your mk5 I can imagine things might get a bit more extreme than that! What were the wheel specs on the mk5 Andy? And how much arch work, camber etc was there needed?

 

Any initial thoughts for wheel fitment? Are you going with 19s?

 

Lots of questions, I know, but I’ve got a feeling you’re going to create something good here 😁

Welcome! Sorry its been so long, i shall do a post about why shortly.

 

New wheels are on also will mention in my next post!

 

with regards to the mk5, my final fitment was 9.5J ET20 with a 205/40/18 tyre. Arch work wise the rear arches were rolled and pulled a little, i had SRS tec fronts that widened the arches an inch either side over stock, with the inner lip trimmed for better fitment.

Camber wise it was -12 on the rear and -5ish on the front to get it to sit like it did, but yes, it drove terribly 😂

 

cheers for the love man!

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UPDATE!

so a bit of news as it all happened. After this post i had a 2 week holiday where whilst sunning myself when the lockdown lifted,  i ordered important parts such as the cam follower and wheels for the car.

as soon as i got home i got back to it installing the new Ceramic Cam Follower from WASA motorsport. Plastered all over as being stronger and longer wearing than OEM.

 

2 days later, it shattered in the engine on the way to work. Luckily i live around the corner from R-Tech performance so they managed to diagnose this as the larger spring from my APR HPFP when compressed pushing the thicker inner walls of the ceramic cam follower and shattering. This should’ve been picked up on testing however it came to like these parts hadn’t actually been tested!  Luckily R-Tech helped Contact WASA so i would get some compensation to fix this mess, however the damage had been done.

 

APR HPFP - Smashed to pieces

Cam Follower - Smashed to pieces

Cam - worn beyond belief for the short amount of time!

 

and little bits of follower scattered through the engine, blocking my oil ways and causing pressure issues. I was gutted to say the least.

 

thankfully, R-tech cracked on fantastically helping me source a replacement CDL engine (it was deemed cheaper than repairing the current one) and making sure it ran 100%. And they did a fantastic job fitting me in between their busy schedule.

 

the car returned 2 weeks later with a fresh lease of life!

 

now my new HPFP is the VIS uprated one and i must say it is just as good as my APR one, the thing pulls incredibly well still on the APR map currently but booking back into R-Tech for a map in the near future
 

also whilst changing engines my clutch was in pretty bad shape so i replaced this with a Helix one with organic plate from AKS tuning.

 

Apologies for the big post, but i thought it was important to explain where i’ve been! It’s been an expensive couple of months. And now back on to the fun side of things.


pics of Cam follower and HPFP attached, to show you just how screwed i was. A lot of bad luck here! 

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SECOND UPDATE! 
i thought i would post this separately, after the sob story i thought id get onto the better side of things.

 

The new wheels for the R, BBS Speedlines with machined flat faces, in gloss black, i’ll add some pictures further down. 19x8.5 et48 and a perfect fitment for the R, wrapped in Eagle F1’s, they set the car off on another level!

 

also my private reg has finally gone accross so the R is now on the X18NDY plate.

 

my parts hoarding whist the R has been away has led to a few things to be installed:

 

- Killallwipers rear de-wiper kit

 

- LED Undercar Lighting (yes this could be a bit awful, but i thought for a bit of fun and a few photo op’s it could be nice for a cheap mod!

 

-Airlift Performance 3H with Performance Struts (it was inevitable that it would be bagged with my track record, and the black friday deals were just too tempting!)


that is all to report for now! I’ve been bedding the new clutch in so have been driving it to work and back and i love it. Will be sad to put it in the garage and get my daily TT back out, but needs must! (Plus its a little heavy on the fuel, im sure you know what i mean! 😂)

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16 minutes ago, NRW said:

Epic Car you’re creating man. Love it. Great rewrite up too. Hope the bad luck and failures are now a thing of the past for you.  Will follow with great interest and appreciation. 

Thanks mate, appreciate the kind words! I hope so too as my pockets are empty! 😂

Onwards and upwards!

Andy

 

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Wow, some big things happened for you then?! 
 

Firstly, that must have been an absolute sickener with the cam follower 😣 To say it’s meant to be ‘uprated’ and then go on to destroy itself and your engine... I’d have been gutted. It’s great that Nick and the boys looked after you, though. I assume you’ll be running a standard follower and checking it regularly from now on?! 
 

If it’s the same Helix Organic clutch I had on my old GTI, it’s excellent. Just be wary of the slave cylinder with that clutch - mine didn’t last long and it’s not a quick job to fit a new one. But the clutch itself is great; feels very OEM but slightly heavier. Dealt with 340lb/ft in one big lump for me no issues! 
 

I’ve also just fitted some wheels in that exact fitment - 19x8.5 et48 BBS CH-R. With 225 35 PS4S. I really should start a build thread of my own..
 

Regarding your hunt for a rear diffuser... I actually might have something that interests you in a swap for your standard rear. I’ll PM you 👍🏻

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Just realised I can’t PM photos without them being hosted, so apologies for clogging your thread. This is the same as I’ve got available for swap/part-ex. Genuine Revozport rear bumper with carbon diffuser. I can get you actual photos on my car if you like. Would look good in black 😉
 

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