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13-01-11, 03:20 AM
Thought i'd start a new thread and only update this on a periodic basis and keep it as a proper diary so I can keep track of it since the other one was started when I was waiting for the car and thus has lots of crap in it.

CAR : Golf R 5 door
YEAR : MY11 2010 (October Build Date)
COLOUR : Candy White
FACTORY OPTIONS : Recaro Bucket Seats. RNS-510. MDI iPod. Reverse Camera. 19" Talladega Wheels (Black).


SpecTune ECU Flash (Aggressive Tune)
Volant Cold Air Intake
Scorpion 3" Non-Res Turboback Exhaust (ceramic coated DP)
EVOMS Heatshield (ceramic coated)
Autotech HPFP
EuroJet FMIC
Turbosmart Plumb Back DV
NGK PFR7B Double Platinum Spark Plugs
OEM Audi R8 Red Coilpacks
OEM Audi RS4 Fuel Rail Valve
Neuspeed Charge Pipe
Neuspeed Hi-Flo Discharge Pipe
Forge Oil Catch Can
Forge Silicone Intake-to-DV Hose
ECS Billet Oil Filter Housing

KW V3 "Ultralows" Coilovers
H&R Front Sway Bar (24mm : Hard Setting)
H&R Rear Sway Bar (26mm : Hard Setting)
VWRacing Low Engine Mount (Fast Road)
VWRacing Side Engine Mount (Fast Road)
VWRacing Transmission Mount (Fast Road)
SuperPro Lower Control Arms
SuperPro Lower Ball Joints
SuperPro Anti-Lift Kit
UniBrace UB Chassis Brace

Motul Dot 5.1 Brake Fluid
Goodridge Braided Brake Lines
Remsa F+R Brake Pads
Fremax 345x30 Rear Rotors
Fremax 310x22 Rear Rotors

OEM 19" Talladega (19x8 ET51)
Continental Sports Contact 3 (235/35/R19)

OptiCoat Paint Protection Sealant
Nanolex Wheel Protection Sealant
Nanolex Ultimate Glass Sealant
Lamin-X Clear Protective Film (Headlamps, DRL)
PySpeed White LED Licence Plate Lights With Resistors (No Error)
Amber LED Indicator Bulbs (No Error)
OSIR Mirror Covers (Carbon Fibre)
OSIR GT6-S Telson Spoiler (Candy White)
Garage Vary Front Lip (Carbon Fibre)
ECS Hatch Pop Struts
OEM Audi R8 Oil Cap
OEM Audi R8 Coolant Cap
OEM Audi TT-S Engine Cover (Candy White with Gloss Black Accent)
Battery Cover (Candy White with Gloss Black Accent)
Fuse Box Cover (Candy White with Gloss Black Accents)
OEM VW Front Emblem (Gloss Black)
OEM VW Rear Emblem (Gloss Black)
UROTuning Rear Wiper Delete Plug (Gloss Black)
LAKIN Plate Holders (Slimline)
Black Window Tint

White LED Interior Light Full Replacement Units
OEM "R" Engraved Seat Handle Inserts
Custom Carbon Fibre Steering Wheel
Custom Gloss Black Interior Trim
JCaps Billet Seat Recliner Wheel Cover
S2TPP Paddle Shifter Extensions
Engraved "R" and "Eject" LED Dead Buttons
Engraved "Garage Button" LED Push Button Mod
OSIR O-Rest Dead Pedal
OSIR O-Pod Mono (Gloss Black)
OSIR Step-GT Door Sill Trim (Carbon Fibre)
DEFI Advance BF Control Unit
DEFI Advance BF 2.0 Bar Boost Gauge (White, 60mm)

Mainline Dyno (16/04/2011) : 160.1 awkw @ 106kph/290.6Nm Torque @ 54kph
-Stock, no mods

Mainline Dyno (29/04/2012) : 180.7 awkw @ 148kph/329.3Nm Torque @ 80kph
-GIAC Stage 1
-VWRacing Intake

Mainline Dyno (02/11/2013) : 218.4 awkw @ 148kph/675.6Nm Torque @ 70kph
-SpecTune Aggressive Tune
-Volant Intake
-Scorpion TBE
-EuroJet FMIC
-Autotech HPFP
-RS4 Fuel Rail Valve
-Neuspeed Charge & Discharge Pipe
-Turbosmart Kompact DV


Haldex Gen 4 Competition (received)
SSR Professor SP1 19" Wheels
Goodyear Eagle F1 Assymetric 2 (235/35/19)
Tyrolsport Rigid Collars (received)
Adaptec 112 to 114.3 PCD Wheel adaptors
Brembo GT 6 Piston BBK's
Brembo 355x32 2 piece Slotted Front Rotors
310x22 Slotted Rear Rotors
KW Camber Tops (received)

DEFI Advance BF Oil Pressure Gauge (White, 60mm) (received)
DEFI Advance BF Exhaust Gas Temp Gauge (White, 60mm)
OSIR O-Pod Dual (Gloss Black) (received)
OEM MK6 Golf R Colour MFD Cluster
OEM MK7 Golf Climatronic Unit
Carbon Fibre Interior Trims
OEM 9WZ Bluetooth Unit
Alpine INE-Z928Ei Head Unit
Focal IFVW Tweeters with 2-way splits
Focal 6.5" Speakers (Rear)

3D Design Carbon Vents


Picking up the car from dealers. (01/12/2010)


Factory Recaro Seats

LED White Lights (10/12/2010)

LED Rear Licence Plate Lights (10/12/2010)

No Tint VS Tint (14/12/2010)


S2TPP Paddles. Black VS Silver (19/12/2010)

Whiteline Anti-Lift Kit Installed (02/02/2011)

Unibrace UB Chassis Bracing (02/02/2011)

Hatch Pop Gas Struts Installed (17/03/2011)

Video of Hatch Pop


H&R Sway Bars & Blue Tint Aspherical Mirrors Installed (05/04/2011)



VW + Audi Dyno Day @ Mainline Dyno, Revesby (16/04/2011)

Stock Golf R.
Power : 160.1kw @ 106KPH
dTorque : 290.6N.M @ 54KPH


Interior Gloss Black Parts Installed (27/04/2011)



OSIR Carbon Fibre Mirror Caps (10/05/2011)

Euro Plate Holder Delete (30/06/2011)


VWRacing Cold Air Intake + 42DD Oil Catch Can Installed (03/09/2011)

Wiper Delete (16/10/2011)

Garage Door Button Mod (16/10/2011)

Video of Garage Door button mod in action


DEFI Boost Gauge Installed (21/10/2011)

Video of Boost gauge with startup + shutdown ceremony


Audi TT-S Engine Cover (10/11/2011)

Photoshoot by Kevin Gou (9/12/2011)





more here :

HPFP Fuel Pump Upgrade (07/05/2012)

30,000km Service with Motul 504/507 Specific / Scorpion Non-Res TBE / HPFP Upgrade / RS4 Fuel Rail Valve / VWR 3" CAI / Ferodo Brake Pads / Goodridge Braided Brake Lines / GIAC Extreme Tune installed (08/09/2012)

Video of Scorpion Turboback Exhaust


Eurojet FMIC / SuperPro Lower Control Arms + Ball Joints / KW V3 Ultralows Coilover / Neuspeed Charge + Discharge pipes / Hawk Ceramics F+R brake pads / OSIR GT6-S CF spoiler (colour matched candy white) / OSIR O-Pod Dual gauge holder (sprayed gloss black) (10/11/2012)

Recent pic taken at The Rocks (23/11/2012)


OSIR Telson GT6-S Spoiler Installed (27/12/2012)

35,000km Service with Motul 504/507 Specific / Lowered front end by 0.5cm / OEM Audi R8 Coilpacks / NGK PFR7B Spark Plugs / Forge Silicone Intake-to-DV Hose / Forge Oil Catch Can installed (09/02/2013)

Evo X / Golf R Photoshoot (29/03/2013)

More photos here (http://www.vwgolf.net.au/showthread.php?14859-Golf-R-Golf-GTI-Evo-X-Photoshoot)

Garage Vary Front Lip (09/07/2013)

Carbon Fibre Steering Wheel (06/08/2013)

Port Hacking Automotive Mainline Dyno Sheet (02/11/2013)

13-01-11, 03:36 AM
looks great mate :)

one more chance
13-01-11, 10:43 AM
looks noce buddy..
but NOS??

13-01-11, 10:48 AM
HI Stephen! Nice car mate

Love this:
BBS CH Black Edition in 19"

Can't wait.

13-01-11, 11:03 AM
really nice car! love them! why the NOS though?

13-01-11, 11:21 AM
looks noce buddy..
but NOS??

yeah man. hahaha just a bit of fun and rice. looks better than a blank square. Got a playboy and a VW logo one as well but thought that the NOS button looked better.

13-01-11, 01:05 PM
love the seat!!!
Nice pics mate.

13-01-11, 01:08 PM
Next time can i drive :)

Swap seats too i'll do it while were on lunch :)

[[d a n n y]]
13-01-11, 01:18 PM
wow stephan mate long time
how have you been
nice car

13-01-11, 01:53 PM
nice, i dnt knw u, but i remember ure euro lol....new ride is sick!

13-01-11, 02:10 PM
];856232']wow stephan mate long time
how have you been
nice car

hey danny long time bro. how u been? been keeping up with your cars over the years man. stagea, your EG B16 conversions, now this lexus (up for sale?!)

nice, i dnt knw u, but i remember ure euro lol....new ride is sick!

cheers man. I do miss that euro :( but this is pretty good too :)

13-01-11, 03:08 PM
nice car bro!
but you forgot the white out the numberplate in the last couple of pics ;)

should look boss with bbs ch

13-01-11, 03:11 PM
Thats one hot VW

13-01-11, 10:49 PM
about time you posted this baby up

Looks hot! Good colour combo ;) Gotta take me for a spin one time

13-01-11, 11:37 PM
Crazy front seats in these beasts, similar to the Ford Focus RS front seats
All in all nice car

14-01-11, 09:07 AM
Nice Golf :P

26-02-11, 03:18 AM
---First post updated---


OEM VW Plastic Headlamp Protectors


Whiteline Anti-Lift Kit





UniBrace UB Chassis Bracing





H&R Front + Rear Sway Bars (24mm Front, 26mm Rear)

Blue Tinted Aspherical Mirrors

Hatch Pop Mod

+ a few other goodies

KW V3's Coilovers may also be coming in sooner than I thought.


DEFI Advance BF Gauges + Advance Control Unit


OSIR Mono Vent Gauge holder (For DEFI Boost Gauge)

OSIR Dual Gauge holder CF (For DEFI Oil Temp, Oil Pressure OR EGT)

26-02-11, 03:22 AM
Catchup with a mate of mine with his Golf GTI Pirelli (currently makes 206 fwkw with ECU tune, turboback exhaust, FMIC, intake. Advan RS-D with P Zero tyres, HPA SHS coilovers)




26-02-11, 04:20 PM
What a bucket, I hate it, who the hell drives a GOLF these days? Pfffffft. ;)

Hope to get another look at the Watercooled meet next week mate, you know I love this thing!

one more chance
26-02-11, 09:58 PM
is that the stock exhaust you have there?
also, which is faster, yours or the Pirelli?

27-02-11, 01:15 AM
is that the stock exhaust you have there?
also, which is faster, yours or the Pirelli?

Everything on my car at the moment is stock. No reflash tune (yet) and only thing I'm working on at the moment is sorting the suspension out. Thus, Chassis bracing done, with the anti lift kit. Sway bars coming in soon, then KW V3 coilovers and CF strut bar. Then will look into more power.

The Pirelli has a "GIAC EXTREME" ECU reflash tune with downpipe, ARQRAY catback, front mount and intake. In all honesty, I really dont know but in 3rd i reckon he'll pull away from me, though from standing start with Launch Control, I'd probably have him ... just ... since he'd be wheel spinning or axle tramping

27-02-11, 01:26 AM
mmmm nice. :)

27-02-11, 09:24 AM
Nice looking golf, the black wheels look great on it.

22-04-11, 03:52 PM
Haven't updated here for a while.

Front and rear sway bars installed. Car is a joy around the corners now! So flat compared to before. When I get my KW V3 Coilovers in, suspension wise it'll be done.

Attended a VW/Audi Dyno day on the 16th April.

Power on the Golf R (STOCK EVERYTHING)

Power : 160.1kw @ 106KPH
dTorque : 290.6N.M @ 54KPH

Power curve was REALLY linear and consistant, as was the AFR.


I was aiming for 150kw. Anything above that was a bonus. Pretty happy taking out most powerful stock Golf R!

Going to be heading down to Arthur at Exoticars to get the GIAC Stage 1 ECU reflash done. This should bring power at all 4 to approx 180kw. There was another Golf R with no mods except just a stage 1 and he put out 179.2kw.

Ultimately aiming to have about 220kw at all 4's.... fuel pump and FMIC already sitting in my room. Just need RS4 fuel rail, turboback, GIAC Extreme tune and possibly DSG Stage 2 flash.

22-04-11, 11:21 PM
Seen this thing around, nice car bro, sexy sexy!!

15-05-11, 01:23 PM
So, just an update....In keeping with the whole "white/black" thing I got going on with my R, if you look inside, there are Gloss Black parts already on the R. So I decided to keep that theme going on the inside. I picked up the parts and here's the result.


All the parts laid out (can't see the gloss black very well)


DSG Shifter



Centre and L+R a/c vents


Head Unit surround


Ashtray + ashtray lid (P.S Thanks to Justin for writing up that DIY on how to remove this!)


Climate control surround


Got this coming in hopefully by the end of the week. Sprintbooster.

Interior Black parts installed




15-05-11, 01:24 PM
So went to down to meet Arthur @ Exoticars to get my GIAC flash done. Woke up early to get there as early as I could but man, from my place to Parra, it took 45 minutes!! That's how long it usually takes me to get to the city on a good day! Traffic was absolutely hectic and the rain didnt help much either. Anyway, I digress.

I got to Exoticars and Arthur went about loading the GIAC Stage 1 flash on my car. about 30-40 minutes later and even a VAGCOM scan to check for error and fault codes (which there were none as arthur didn't mention anything?), we took the R for a spin. Arthur got in the driver seat, I rode shotgun and Paolo hopped in the back.

Now mind you, the roads were wet as it was alternating from drizzle to pouring down with rain so it was pretty wet. However, Arthur tested the car to make sure everything was okay and three words popped into my mind : OH HELL YEAH! I have to say, THIS is how the Golf R SHOULD have been like from factory. There is so much more pull! Even in normal D mode, it was crazy. S mode and manual mode were even better. Felt like it anyway. I have no doubt that on dry roads it would be even more fun!

The GIAC Stage 1 is now on the car and this will keep me happy for a while I think. Next time I visit Arthur, it will be for the GIAC Extreme tune with everything, Turboback Exhaust, Fuel pump, RS4 fuel rail, VFF 3" intake and the tune. But that won't be for a while yet. Knowing that I have 160kw as a stock baseline on the mainline dyno, It'd be interesting to see what it'll make now with the GIAC on there. Probably close to 180kw... Either way, I'm a happy customer.

15-05-11, 01:25 PM
Went to RTA picked up the plates and it looks a lot better now. Black/White theme continuing throughout.

Excuse the crap iphone pics. It was pouring down with rain all day today and my car is currently dirtier than a hookers snatch.


I realised that when you order the number plates, theres a little welcome letter thingo that the RTA gives you along with your plates which has details on how to keep it clean and stuff. Maybe they knew my plates were for the Golf R cuz look what I got...


Haha! Even the RTA is promo'ing the Golf R in their number plate welcome letter things. Just found it amusing :)

15-05-11, 01:26 PM
Alright so its been 4 days or so since I installed the Sprint Booster. All I can say is, I'm loving it!

So to recap what it says on the actual Sprintbooster manual :

As per the Sprint Booster instructions :

RED = Sprint Booster is now programmed for maximum acceleration

GREEN = Sprint Booster is not programmed for medium acceleration, that is recommended for soft driving (the acceleration is significantly improved compared to factory performance)

NO LIGHT = Sprint Booster is OFF

"If you wish, you may adjust the sprint booster the way you want using the switch and then remove it. The sprint booster will save and operate the last settings"

I decided to keep the button hooked up to the sprint booster so I can change from "OFF", "GREEN" and "RED" as I also wanted to test it.

TUESDAY 3/5/2011 - RED
After I installed the Sprintbooster the previous day, I decided to drive it all day with it on RED. The urgency in the acceleration is immediately noticeable. The acceleration felt more instant and "on" if that makes sense? There wasn't that usual drive-by-wire "lag". Even in normal D mode, pushing the pedal down just a tiny bit made the car respond almost instantaneously and it felt alive. In Manual and Sport mode, the car felt aggressive and it was like it wanted to rev as it just felt so urgent. The surge in power from standstill to acceleration was immense. RED mode is what the good people at sprintbooster recommend for race applications and I can see why!

Okay so the following day, I turned the car on, pressed the button on the sprintbooster to change it from RED to GREEN. After I pulled out from the garage, warmed the car up and onto the main road, I gave the throttle a small nudge, equivalent to yesterday with the mode in RED. It still had that urgency but it was tamer than when it was on RED mode. Yeah you can feel the urgency in acceleration but it didnt have the initial "bite" like it did on red mode. It felt somewhat submissive in a way? The response was probably as quick as the red mode, but it seemed to hold back a little more than when compared to red mode.

Finally, today I turned the sprintbooster off before setting off. This returns everything back to factory and my word, does it make a hell of a difference! It was completely docile! I gave it the small nudge again, but immediately the DBW took a little longer to engage and then it was on its way. Lag central. Mind you, I have the GIAC flash on here so by no means is it a slouch, but the FEEL of the acceleration was certainly like night and day compared to when it was on either GREEN or RED. I wouldn't go as far to say that it felt lacklustre, but after experiencing green and red, it just felt slowER and not as engaging.

FRIDAY 6/5/2011 - RED
Today I turned the sprintbooster back on RED and I'm loving it! Acceleration feels immediate once again and I get a sense that the R is now somewhat ANGRY when u stamp on the pedal! Haha!

Being the rev-happy heavy footed guy I am, I left my sprintbooster setting on RED and with the GIAC stage 1 tune on my R, personally it feels like a match made in heaven. Needless to say, I'm loving the R more and more. Overtaking is now so easy (not like it was hard before). Usually, I'd mash the pedal or whack it in manual mode and shift down a gear or 2 to overtake. With the sprintbooster now on, overtaking is so simple as acceleration is immediate to get the job done quickly. Also, with the sprintbooster in RED mode, first gear seems to fly through and the the rest of the acceleration is a lot quicker as well.

The sprintbooster is definitely an impressive bit of kit considering how small it is. You think "theres no way something like this can bring about such a change" but it does. Easy as 1-2-3 for the install and you don't need any special tools. Shouldn't take you more than 10 minutes at most to attach it to your accelerator pedal. Is it a necessity? No, definitely not a necessity as all the device is doing is reducing the amount of pedal travel that is required to do what you're now doing with less pedal travel and the DBW throttle "lag" i mentioned isn't so bad that it's something to cry over IMO. This does, however gets rid of that little DBW lag and gives the firm impression that the acceleration is more direct and immediate (which it is, on both GREEN and RED modes) since 1/2 throttle basically feels like full throttle. There is INSTANT acceleration whenever you want it. For a forced induction car such as the GTI and the R, it would no doubt have benefits and with a Stage 1 flash, it is even more pronounced. However, I feel like that the better application for this would be for those with N/A's such as VR6/R32/R36.

Overall, personally I'm pretty happy with it. Like I said, i don't feel like its a necessity but a "nice-to-have". As for where I got it from, I got it from a forum member, so please dont PM me asking me where to get it from. Do a google search and I'm sure it'll come up with something.

15-05-11, 01:28 PM
First post updated

Carbon Mirror caps installed!



The install wasn't very difficult! Took all in all about 1 hour? Took my time just so that I didn't make any mistakes. However, I decided to replace the OEM mirrors as I had the blue tinted aspherical blindspot mirrors on there. To be honest, those ECS ones were okay but the blindspot mirror on the passenger side was sometimes hard to see as the image skewed and bent inwards. So th OEM's are back on there. The install was a very simple procedure and all I did was follow this video.


Also, here is the pic of my SprintBooster switch location for those that asked.



And finally, the video recorded on my iPhone of the Hatchpop Kit in action.


15-05-11, 01:32 PM
Potential next mod to be done along with KW V3 Coilovers....

Was 100% sure on Milltek but am also considering Supersprint...

And another possibility...


these or professors in 19's and dish...

17-06-11, 03:44 AM
minor update. Thought I'd get started on getting rid of the euro plate holder. Holes will be professionally filled next week

number plate location will be different from what it looks like currently. Reason why I put the number plate back on the bumper is because apart from the 4 holes left by the europlate holder, there were 2 smaller holes which holds up the number plate and I thought for the time being I might as well use it


you can sorta see the outline of where the europlate holder used to be.

quick photochop


17-06-11, 04:30 AM
I agree with the colours :)


17-06-11, 09:04 AM
Very well done Steve... What rims you going with????

17-06-11, 01:02 PM
Sup jay! I'm looking into professors or MEISTERS at the moment...

17-06-11, 01:17 PM
i remember seeing this at a All about Stance meet!! looking good mate!!!! nice to see the progress on the mods :P

17-06-11, 01:32 PM
AHHHH! Jealous! :lol:

17-06-11, 02:51 PM
i remember seeing this at a All about Stance meet!! looking good mate!!!! nice to see the progress on the mods :P

AHHHH! Jealous! :lol:

Cheers guys :)

17-06-11, 03:19 PM
i freakin love this car the photo of the tail lights in the dark looks kinda intimidating lol

17-06-11, 03:27 PM
I love the rack of the chick in your avatar.
Your car is cool too!

17-06-11, 04:06 PM

17-06-11, 09:58 PM
the colours are awesome, clean car man keep it up !

18-06-11, 11:12 AM
All the little touches that make the car your own... Love it.

19-06-11, 03:38 AM
i freakin love this car the photo of the tail lights in the dark looks kinda intimidating lol

Yeah it looks angry doesnt it? Wish I could se my car from behind at night, just so I can see what it looks like on the move

I love the rack of the chick in your avatar.
Your car is cool too!

Haha cheers.



the colours are awesome, clean car man keep it up !

thx :)

All the little touches that make the car your own... Love it.

Cheers for that mate. I'm loving your car dude. Saw your car parked at wilsons carpark on sussex (near PwC) and again at Top One. Ur S2K changed my opinion about formula red on an S2K. It makes me want one!

20-06-11, 10:46 PM
WOW!!! :D soo good. loving this car and were its heading !

Bodgy Racing Developments
21-06-11, 12:03 AM
whaddup stranger! big change from the euro aye :D

Love it steph

30-06-11, 05:45 PM
Clean shaven >D



Next on the list : Coilovers. But not for a while. Have some other stuff that need my attention/I need to take care of first

01-07-11, 10:51 AM
HOT! I love MKVI. Everytime I see one, I want one. :P

01-07-11, 02:11 PM
where did you get it done and how much? got some scratches i wanna fix.... ;)

03-10-11, 02:50 PM
nice car you got there

03-10-11, 03:04 PM
22/7/2011 : Thought it was time for me to take the DEFI's out of the box, remove the dust which has built up on it and do a test fit...

DEFI Advance BF 2.0 Bar Boost gauge (white dials) with OSIR O-pod mono gauge holder painted in Piano Gloss Black


with DEFI Advance BF control unit


21/8/2011 : Small photoshoot with Justin, Christina and myself. Photo courtesy of Justin Fox.




More here:

28/8/2011 : VWGolf Rhodes carpark meet. Photo courtesy of Aaron (oRiCLe)



More here :

Small addition :


Stormtrooper driving the Golf R now.

31/8/2011 : 15,000km Service done. Engine oil used :


Most I've ever spent on engine oil : $115.00!!!! Was going to go LIQUIMOLY 4200 TOP TEC but I've used MOTUL before on my other car and never had a problem. Specific engine oil especially catered for VW Golf R/GTI

3/9/2011 : VWRacing CAI and 42DD oil catchcan installed. Fusebox + Battery cover professionally painted gloss candy white with piano gloss back accents.
Audi R8 Oil cap + Audi R8 Coolant cap replaces the OEM items

OEM Intake and engine cover off. Picture of the Audi R8 oil cap + little bit of the Audi R8 coolant cap


VWRacing Intake and 42DD Oil Catch Can fitted.


4/9/2011 : Small update. GeCleant glass grommet for the rear wiper delete.


What it should look like after its installed properly

http://www.gecleant.de/shop/images/uploads/pics/customers/vw_golf_mk6_vi_glasstopfen_gummiabdeckung_hecksche ibe_wischerloch_gecleant_heckansicht.jpg

List of DIY stuff to do :

- Remove rear wiper and install glass grommet
- Install heatshield
- Install Audi engine cover
- Solder and install garage door button mod
- Replace current heater hoses on oil catch can with hydraulic hoses from ENZED
- Install quick drain tap for oil catch can
- Apply Nanolex glass sealant on windows and windshield
- A few VAGCOM tweaks

03-10-11, 03:05 PM
NICE! Did you ever consider going for an APR tune?

03-10-11, 03:11 PM
Already have a GIAC Stage 1 software loaded. Had APR Stage 1 on my old Jetta turbo. Wanted to try something else this time + GIAC dealer is closer to my house (exoticars in parramatta, compared to back then, APR was only available in MonaVale from Derek @ European Autotech). It was cheaper too.

03-10-11, 04:24 PM
first post updated

03-10-11, 04:35 PM
I like this thread. shall be watching :)

03-10-11, 09:33 PM
Love it dude!

04-10-11, 02:11 AM
I absolutely love the Golf Rs ! I'm loving this build so far, and definitely subbing :)

17-10-11, 03:42 AM

Christina with her new Meisters. I want wheels too :(

Wiper delete done, but Glass grommet cracked (POS... grrr) so rocking duct tape atm. Looking to change to the OEM honda plug Justin had on his GTI

Justin's old oem honda plug on his GTI. Picture by Justin Fox

Will be applying NANOLEX glass sealant all over the front and rear windshield as well as the sides too if I have enough remaining. Going to apply on the wheels too. (take them off, give a good thorough clean and apply the sealant all around)

I also realised I must have a small puncture in my passenger rear tyre. Slow leak though, nothing too big. My TPMS light came on warning me to check tyres. Last time I had to fill up air was 3 months ago. I checked all the other 3 and they were fine. Check the passenger side rear and it was on 19psi.

Also looking at prying open the DEFI advance bf boost gauge I have to paint the needle of the gauge in blue to match my tacho/speedo needles. I know that the needle is normally red and that can easily be painted over once its out of the casing. But unsure if the light which is lighting up the needle is also a red light/led as well? If so, I might not bother because a blue needle with red light looks shite

21-11-11, 07:53 PM
small update :

bought 3 metres of PARKER 300PSI hydraulic hose from Enzed to replace the heater hoses with for the catch can. Thanks to Mark (zz2) for letting me know



The amount of crap the oil catch can had collected after 3000km odd worth of driving.


Getting the hoses over the PCV plate and onto the catch can is a bitch and a half. I soaked the ends of the hose in boiling water for about a minute, then sprayed a little bit of silicone spray on the inside of the hose to get it to slide in.


Heater hoses. What it looked like BEFORE.


What it looks like now.


Went to TOP ONE to get boost gauge fitted by Dedy. Always a pleasure dealing with this man.


Getting busy


Boost tap


Wiring everything up


Finished product. OSIR O-Pod mono coated in gloss piano black to match my trim.


Video of Boost gauge. The DEFI gauges shows the vacuum in kilopascals (kPa) x100 rather than inHg. 1 kPa is approximately 0.30 inHg, so when my Golf R is idle, I should be expecting about 60-80 kPa, which is 18-24 inHg for the vacuum (which it does show as per the video :) )


Dedy's car : FD2R. I'm still a honda lover at heart!


Audi TT-S Engine cover purchased from Audi spare parts.


Placed over my engine bay to see what it would look like


Professionally painted gloss candy white with gloss piano black inserts






Placed over the engine block again to see what it would look like


Not properly installed yet as I need to address 2 things :

1) Now that I am running the two hydraulic hoses from the PCV plate to the oil catch can, this may become a hindrance when trying to bolt down the engine cover. I may need to use a hacksaw or something to cut a little off the front the engine cover so that it acts as an opening for the catch can hoses to route to.

2) The top part which has the Audi rings and the "TFSI" letters are all in gloss black as my panel beater/sprayer was too busy to work on this to make the rings and the letters in gloss white also so I said to just spray it black. Initially I wanted it sanded back smooth and then painted gloss black so I could stick a Golf R decal or something else on there but it would have been too much of a hassle. I'm still undecided as to whether to leave it black like how it is now or to spray the rings and letters in gloss white. If I do, It will be a DIY rattlecan job and though it may sound dodgy, I'll be doing everything I can to make sure it's prepped and painted properly. I will need to do all the masking to make sure no residue white paint goes anywhere on the black except for the Audi rings and the letters. I'm going to be taking my time with this and will most likely sanding the black back and then applying a layer of primer, then a few coats of gloss white engine bay enamel finishing off with a layer or two of clear. Not sure how well it will stick but I'm going to try and make it work if I go down that path.

And finally : Garage door button mod.



one more chance
21-11-11, 10:58 PM
Engine looks much better with the cover.. so it never had a cover? o_0
And that FD2R.. fap, fap, fap..

22-11-11, 12:14 AM
OEM Honda Metal plug with rubber grommet/spacer + M6 bolt arrived today.



I thought that since the plug came with the components already, I wouldn't need to go and buy a spacer or stem top cap. At the end of the day though, the other three components did not fit as the hole left by the rear wiper is bigger than the rubber grommet so I couldn't utilise them. So, using Justin's DIY guide as shown here (http://www.vwgolf.net.au/showthread.php?627-DIY-Rear-Wiper-Delete-MKV-Golf&highlight=wiper+delete), I went on eBay again and bought a carbon fibre stem top cap and spacer made for a mountain bike. $20.00 and another week and a half later, it arrived today. Since it didn't come with the bolt and the 10mm M6 bolt from Honda was too short, I had to drop by Bunnings to buy a longer M6 bolt. I bought a 15mm and a 25mm bolt just in case the 15mm was too short. I also bought some rubber washers from Clark Rubber and cut them to fit.

CF Stem top cap + spacer



Various lengths of M6 bolt. 15mm, 25mm and 30mm. I ended up using the 25mm bolt.


10mm Socket to screw the bolt into the wiper delete plug


Result :



Snoop G
22-11-11, 08:20 AM
And finally : Garage door button mod.



what the hell is this possible to do on other cars?

22-11-11, 12:33 PM
the place I bought the button from caters for VW/Audi as the buttons are a perfect fit for the dash/trim of our cars. However, you could do this with any car but u would require some customisation on your part to make it fit your car. Soldering the garage door to the button isnt hard but my buttons are piggy backed off the OEM buttons so that when the lights are on, they also turn on (and when they're off, theyre off).

To get the button working though isnt hard as I said, its just soldering. Only thing you'll need to do after that is work out how to make the led light to turn on and off when you turn ur headlights on and off.

11-12-11, 03:07 PM
Met up with an old mate of mine, Kev, whom I haven't seen in something like 3 years. He's on this forum (NeoNode) who currently has a BMW 330i. He took some photos of my car yesterday. Initially we decided to go to Homebush but since there was no lighting, had to resort to Rhodes Ikea carpark instead. Thanks again for the photos mate!




















11-12-11, 03:46 PM
Interior pic is MINT, car looking good as always.

11-12-11, 05:59 PM
love these cars !!!!

01-01-12, 11:07 PM
Recent trip to the Hunter Valley. Too busy getting drunk to take photos but this one turned out okay.


And just the other day...


20,000 kms in just over 1 year (since 1st December 2010).

Met up with a 2 of the VWGolf guys and had an impromptu photoshoot. Many will know/recognise this location.







really like this pic though...


Thanks to Rex for taking these

01-01-12, 11:13 PM
did it screw with the warranty when u changed it ?

01-01-12, 11:53 PM

29-02-12, 12:56 AM











29-02-12, 06:56 AM
Love that last pic Steve.. Rims still comming?

29-02-12, 02:01 PM
Love that last pic Steve.. Rims still comming?

Sup bro!

yeah mate theyre still coming! gotta get them after the trip however

14-05-12, 11:10 PM
From the VWGolf.net.au Dyno day on Sunday (29/04/2012)


Result:180.7KW & 329.3NM of Torque ATW at approx. 1.4bar boost (20psi)

Not bad for a Stage 1 Reflash + VWRacing CAI. Pretty happy with how the curve looks with the power delivery. Very nice and even

and from the EST (Euro Style Tuning) meet on the same day...

http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/476297_10150836393981293_659811292_12170083_535731 020_o.jpg


* Exhaust = 3" full Scorpion turboback + 200cell high flow cat
* Intercooler = THS / Forge Twintercooler
* Fuel Pump = High Pressure Fuel Pump Upgrade + 145 Fuel Rail Valve
* Wheels = 19" SSR Professor SP1 3pc
* Interior = DEFI Advance BF Oil Pressure + EGT Gauges (white face, 60mm)
* Exterior = Custom made Golf R "R" logo wheel cap, RAYS lug bolts
* ECU = new reflash file

Goal: To have reliable 200-210kw at all four wheels.

14-05-12, 11:24 PM
god damn. Lemme see that booty work

25-06-12, 09:58 PM
hey mate lovin the car really been gettin into vdubs lately. wondering if youve got any good sources for vw dressup and performance parts? my missus just bought an 07 jetta tsi with the gti golf running gear and keen to trick it up a bit.

26-06-12, 12:29 AM
Very nice, the mkv in the big w pics overdid the drop a bit i think for the shoot, the mkIII and your mkVI have nice, natural stance and IMO the mkV was a bit far but each ot their own. Sick car regardless though mate, the new rims should look insane

26-06-12, 01:18 AM
so nice! my favourite euro car on here

volkswagen make such pretty interiors..sighhhh

20-07-12, 12:38 PM
Decided to give the stormtrooper a wash and good detail.

Snowfoam, 2 bucket wash, clay, wax, polish, leather treatment

Here's some crappy iPhone pics. Getting pampered




All clean!



For those that haven't done so, I recommend getting the Nanolex wheel sealant. It makes cleanign wheels so much easier! CarCareProducts stocks them.

Hopefully in the next 1-2 months I'll be visiting Exoticars and getting the hardware installed as well as the extreme flash file.

Things to be installed :

-Scorpion Turboback Exhaust
-VWR engine mounts
-Eurojet FMIC
-HPFP upgrade + 145BAR rail valve
-Neuspeed Discharge and throttle pipes
-Customised CAI piping
-Goodridge Braided brake lines
-Ferodo DS2500 Brake Pads or Carbotech 1521's
-OEM rotors slotted from VSport

All of this bar the FMIC and the OEM rotors is in my possession currently. Sneak peek at the DP, which I got ceramic coated, courtesy of Chris from Craved Coatings


20-07-12, 12:41 PM
Nothing special...added gloss black badge finally. Had this in my possession for a while but wasn't sure if it would turn out okay. AT the moment, it's still growing on me to be honest. I might take it off...I liked the chrome to be honest and liked how it broke up some of the black. But I'm giving this a chance to grow on me. What do you think?




Gok jones
20-07-12, 08:24 PM

29-07-12, 12:18 AM
Lol there's no point blurring out the plates in the last few pics when it's clear as day in every other photo

29-07-12, 01:28 AM
clean golf r man, love these when they're dropped on rotiforms! clean nonetheless but i reckon chrome badge is nicer than the black.. :)

18-11-12, 08:11 PM
OSIR GT6-S Telson Spoiler (CF) Thanks to Ian @ Rennenhaus





parts to be installed.

impressed that it all fits in the boot to be honest!

Car is back in the garage.

What went on:

GIAC extreme tune
Scorpion TBE
HPFP upgrade
RS4 rail valve
OEM cam follower replaced
VWR engine mounts
3" intake pipe customised to work with VWR intake (3" all the way thru now)
New spark plugs
30K kms service with motul 504/507 specific oil
Goodridge braided brake lines
Ferodo DS2500 brake pads
Motul brake fluid

Part 2 will be:

Forge DV
SuperPro Lower Control Arms
KW V3 "Ultralows" coilovers
New OEM rotors/slotted equivalent
EuroJet FMIC
Neuspeed discharge and charge pipes
DEFI oil pressure and EGT gauge installs
Gloss Black Roof
OSIR Telson spoiler painted Candy White
HGP Stage 3 DSG tune

Next year:

WHEELS!!!! (finally)
Rolled guards
adaptec 15mm 5x114.3 pcd wheel adaptors
Possibly BBK's (but we'll see)

quick iphone video with scorpion TBE


also have these. Put these on to see what it looks like. Still 50/50 on these as well to be honest leaning towards not having them though...


bought the coilovers home from work over the weekend...cracked the box open. KW V3 Ultralows!


cant wait to put these on!

18-11-12, 08:12 PM
So decided to do a little DIY on a Sunday. Nothing major.

I had purchased the gloss piano black rear VW emblem for my bootlid and whilst I did like how it looked, I didnt like the fact that there was no contrast. Previously the chrome emblem would stand out with the black backing but now since the badge was black, it became impossible to see the VW badge from afar. It looked like there was a massive black hole in the middle of my bootlid.

Previously, I had some nice hard plastic CF inserts which went in between the badges but since I had changed the badge, I decided to make the inserts candy white and colour matched to the rest of the car.

First, I needed to get my paint. Since I wanted this to be colour matched, I needed the paint code of my Candy White, which is LB9A. I didn't want to get this "professionally painted" as it was such a small thing and not worth the trouble of going to a professional IMO.

Enter V&G Auto Paint. (http://www.vgautopaints.com.au/) I heard about these guys through a friend who bought some paint from them for some touch up work. It came out brilliantly considering he was an amateur and the paint matched perfectly on his OEM gunmetal Evo 8 MR, which is difficult as the paint contains mettalic/pearl/flakes whatever you call it. These guys can colour match your car and get you a rattle can of any paint as long as you have the paint code. After a 15 minute wait and 35 bucks later, I got my candy white in a rattle can.


I also bought some more inserts on ebay as my current CF ones were going to be ruined once I took them off. I found some which were pre-cut but they only came in silver. Didn't matter. I bought 2 just in case I stuffed one up. Here's a not-so-great picture of the pre-cut inserts. I was trying to show the silver...


So all that was needed now was to paint. Method I used was

1) Spray 2 coats of primer and let it rest overnight.

2) Sand using 800 grit sandpaper and then finally with 1500 grit

3) Spray 3 light coats of the candy white paint allowing a 10 minute break between each coat.

4) Spray 1 medium coat and allow it to dry/rest for 24-48 hours


5) Spray 3-4 coats of clear with 1 medium coat and let it dry for 24-48 hours

6) Carefully cut around the inserts using a box cutter and remove the residual paint. It should just come off


7) Clean the rear emblem and make sure that there is no residual dirt or anything where the inserts will be coming into contact with

8) Carefully apply the inserts and enjoy

Result. (Please excuse the crap iphone photo and dirty car. Its been shit weather lately in Sydney with sunshine one day and pissing down the next)



Contrast is back and looks a lot better. Candy White is colour matched perfectly too which I'm very happy with and I think the end result came out quite well

18-11-12, 08:13 PM


- SuperPro Lower Control Arms + Ball Joints
- KW V3 Ultralows Coilover
- Neuspeed Charge + Discharge pipes
- Hawk Ceramics F+R brake pads

not pictured

* DEFI Advance BF Oil Pressure + EGT
* OSIR GT6-S CF spoiler (will be colour matched candy white)
* OSIR O-Pod Dual gauge holder
* Eurojet FMIC
* Forge DV

Part 2...


+ hopefully getting this painted and colour matched. As much as I like CF, the wing doesnt work with the whole car if left as is IMO


gave the car a good clean + polish + TLC after 6 weeks of being too busy to do anything

18-11-12, 08:13 PM
cars back, new goodies on.

KW V3 "ultralows". They really do mean ULTRA low....




Pic with coilovers on, with height adjustment on highest setting. Shot this at a slight upward angle


18-11-12, 11:16 PM
Love it

[[d a n n y]]
18-11-12, 11:20 PM
bloody hell this guy
going hard at it now lol

18-11-12, 11:33 PM
Nice - maybe just spray the sides of the wing and leave the top section unpainted, showing the carbon fibre - it's way too nice to paint over completely!

19-11-12, 12:26 AM
awesome dude, just wondering what car wash were you using in the top pic?

19-11-12, 02:39 AM
Love it

Thanks :)

];1307038']bloody hell this guy
going hard at it now lol

Hahaha its only now that I've had time to get these mods put on...been accumulating

Nice - maybe just spray the sides of the wing and leave the top section unpainted, showing the carbon fibre - it's way too nice to paint over completely!

Too late. Already sprayed in candy white. Agreed the CF is nice and trust me, I thought long and hard about painting it, but in the end, it just didnt work with the colour of the car. If the Golf was black, or a dark gray, i would have kept it CF...but on a white, it looked crap

awesome dude, just wondering what car wash were you using in the top pic?

the top pic I used Autobrite snowfoam with Karcher lance to hook up to my Karcher high pressure hose. The snowfoam is a pre-wash and is meant to lift off any loose dirt off first before you use your mitt and two bucket method to clean the car :)

19-11-12, 08:33 AM
Let me know once u got the ds2500 in and see if the nanolex is still good. I applied nanolex on my white rims and the amount of brake dust my ds2500 puts out still imo the nanolex is a poor product.

Justin Fox
19-11-12, 08:46 AM
I've been speaking to Dixcel Australia who apparently sell a crazy super low dust brake pad. I'm tempted to try them on the EVO. Will be a good test as aftermarket pads are known to squeal VERY loudly on EVO's (my DS2500's squeal hardcore and make a lot of dust!).

19-11-12, 03:13 PM
Let me know once u got the ds2500 in and see if the nanolex is still good. I applied nanolex on my white rims and the amount of brake dust my ds2500 puts out still imo the nanolex is a poor product.

The OEM Golf R brakes are dustier than the DS2500's. Guaranteed. It's the dustiest pad I've ever experienced...and its OEM! If they DS2500's are dusty, I didnt know because my OEM pads had set the bar pretty high in terms of dirtiness so anything that was less than the OEM's was a plus in my books

I had the DS2500 for a total for approx 2000kms before changing them to Hawk Ceramic pads. why? Because they don't squeal in low speed and light braking, whereas the DS2500 did. They are not suitable for daily driving and the squealing drove me nuts! The DS2500 would work as a track pad though.

I've been speaking to Dixcel Australia who apparently sell a crazy super low dust brake pad. I'm tempted to try them on the EVO. Will be a good test as aftermarket pads are known to squeal VERY loudly on EVO's (my DS2500's squeal hardcore and make a lot of dust!).

You should get them Justin and test them out!

03-12-12, 10:17 PM
Recent pic taken



Coilovers still settling in. No scrubbing even with passengers in the back. I think front can come lower just a tad....1cm or so?

03-12-12, 11:29 PM
Recent pic taken



Coilovers still settling in. No scrubbing even with passengers in the back. I think front can come lower just a tad....1cm or so?

At first instance, i thought it was photoshopped because you don't see many R's dropped on talledegas. Looks awesome mate!! The front could definately do with a bit more of a drop..as long as it doesn't scrub i suppose.

09-01-13, 02:14 AM
Finally got some side on pics after the OSIR spoiler install





excuse the shithouse pics...




"R" rear badge logo also removed since taking this photo. Rear is now clean :)

09-01-13, 02:19 AM
Yes i agree the ds2500 are dusty pads =\

20-01-13, 12:15 AM
some happy snaps after work today. Wanted to test out my phones camera (nexus 4)








pretty happy I dont have a lip right about now....seeing how low it is already

Front will be coming down a tad more, maybe 1cm or so to make it look right with the rear

AND SO FAR, NO SCRUBBING!!! Maybe its due to the OEM wheels? I know for sure if I were to put on any other wheel/tyre combo I will DEF need guards rolled and/or flared otherwise it will rub

35,000km service coming up. Shall be installing just a few more goodies. Nothing major.

Forge oil catch can
Forge DV-to-intake silicone hose
Forge DV
Audi R8 coilpacks
NGK PFR7B Double Platinum spark plugs

Will be putting on 19" SSR SP1's soon along (when I buy them lol) with Brembo 6pot calipers (355x32 slotted rotors)

20-01-13, 01:51 AM
Nice looking R'

I wouldnt bother with SSR's personally it looks great the way it is... put the cash towards something more rewarding :P

20-01-13, 03:14 PM
sweet car man! looks so nice

20-01-13, 05:19 PM
I've been speaking to Dixcel Australia who apparently sell a crazy super low dust brake pad. I'm tempted to try them on the EVO. Will be a good test as aftermarket pads are known to squeal VERY loudly on EVO's (my DS2500's squeal hardcore and make a lot of dust!).

Used them on my STi. Never had to clean the brembos. Just rinsed them off with water once a month (if that)

20-01-13, 06:39 PM
woahhhhh so clean and fresh i love it ! so much love for the build so far ^^

22-01-13, 12:08 AM
Nice looking R'

I wouldnt bother with SSR's personally it looks great the way it is... put the cash towards something more rewarding :P

I actually held one SSR SP1 wheel against my car and I have to say, I"m looking forward to how it will look. Will be getting a gloss black or matte black face though...


sweet car man! looks so nice

woahhhhh so clean and fresh i love it ! so much love for the build so far ^^

Cheers guys :)

22-01-13, 12:23 AM
how does the DSG go with those mods?

Have you run into any complications so far with the tranny?

22-01-13, 12:31 AM
DSG is fine so far. no issues

22-01-13, 01:20 AM
Those SSR are phenomenal!
Seems a shame to hide that pretty face behind black paint :)

22-01-13, 01:38 AM
good job. love your work.

22-01-13, 12:15 PM
Ah I'm doing the same wheel setup on my A3. Awesome choice ;)

Sent from my GT-I9100

14-02-13, 10:57 PM
Got the car back from my mechanic. Missed driving the thing!

Got rid of the 42DD catch can and in place, Forge catch can! Along with OEM Audi R8 oil cap, coolant cap, and red R8 coilpacks and NGK PFR7B double platinum spark plugs. 35,000km service done with oil + filter change and MOTUL Specific 504/507 engine oil.


Still need to re-install the audi TTS engine cover.

A bit annoyed though as when I got the car back, the Reverse Camera decided to be a pain in the ass and not work. The camera would still actuate and the image will still appear on the RNS510 unit but it seems the camera wont protrude all the way out? *This is all I see


Need to get this fixed...

14-02-13, 10:58 PM
attempted to get a side shot and an angle shot of the car, which had the front lowered another 0.5cm or so. Sorry about the crap photography. Taken with my phone



Not sure if you can really tell from those photos as the black wheels and tyres seem to blend in together to the arch...need to see it in person

14-02-13, 11:04 PM
Any noticeable difference with the R8 coilpacks?

15-02-13, 12:17 PM
it seems to fire up better and idle is smoother. not that it was sputtering or anythign before but it's a tad smoother than what I had, especially with the new plugs

30-03-13, 06:25 PM
Golf R + Evo X + Golf GTI


More to come
Many thanks to J_HUI

30-03-13, 09:40 PM
This thread makes me wish I stayed in school.

SSR's will be mad wavey!!!

30-03-13, 11:07 PM
Maniacal angry on the left. Just plain grumpy in the middle, and evil grin on the right.

Looks good. Professors should look tits

08-08-13, 10:03 PM




08-08-13, 10:04 PM
small updates.

- haldex Gen 4 competition received. Looking forward to getting this installed. (won't be for a while though....)

- Girlfriend got me some LAKIN plate holders which mould exactly to the size of my number plates. Since I've had the dealership number plate holes filled for both front and rear bumper some 2 years ago, these plate holders are stuck on with some industrial grade double stick tape. Super strong and it still the overall look of the car looks very clean.

She also got me these : Bit of cosmetic rice from Boldsport :

- "R" seat handle inserts. They are slightly off in terms of fitment and this annoyed me at first as it didnt line up with the mould on the seat handle but i'll get used to it...


installed :


LED amber indicators


I also ordered this : Garage Vary Reife carbon fibre front lip for the Golf R (not my photo but to highlight and illustrate the lip)



I wasn't happy with the front lip offerings for the Golf R from Kerscher or Revozsport because personally they don't suit my taste. This is what I was looking for. Nice, simple and clean.
When I saw Tendy's black Rocco at last years Dyno Day with the CF diffuser from Garage Vary, I did a bit of research to see if there was any Golf R products on offer from Garage Vary. Sure enough there was. I managed to find somebody here to import it for me (as dealing with JDM companies on your own can be a headache due to language barrier and such) but I must thank Morph for giving me the contact details to get it direct from Japan at a cheaper price than what I was initially quoted. Only thing is, wait time : 2 months :(

Other stuff still on the agenda are :

- Installation of OSIR dual pods with DEFI Advance BF EGT and Oil pressure gauges.
- 6 Pot BBK's with 355x32 slotted rotors
- WHEELS!!!! (*sigh*)
- Sound System upgrade with Dynamat (nothing too crazy, namely upgraded front and rear door speakers + those FOCAL tweeters upgrade)
- DSG flash.
- Premium Bluetooth 9W7 upgrade
- CF Steering wheel + DSG gearknob (benched....for now.....)

These probably won't get done any time soon to be honest because I'm currently trying to save money to purchase an investment property. Key word : "trying"......Plus other things have come up which have stopped me from spending, but we shall see how that pans out. I'm still keen to get these done though...

Things which require fixes/maintenance on the R in the very near future:

- New tires. Approx. 5000kms left on the original Dunlop Sportmaxx that came from factory. Looking at Goodyear Assym's or Michelin Pilots
- Pollen filter needs replacing
- Need to get rid of funky A/C smell (common problem apparently?)
- Wanting to give car a full wash and detail, inside and out (potentially a 1-2 day job.)

08-08-13, 10:04 PM
so moved into my new place.....i think i may need to remove my unibrace because it scrapes....

I don't want to the UniBrace UB is such a quality piece of kit but I was looking at some Okuyama Carbing bracing


At the same time, im also thinking that maybe the UniBrace scraping, whilst not really ideal, is probably also good in a way as it acts as a barrier between the exhaust pipe and the floor?

08-08-13, 10:05 PM

closeup of Garage Vary JDM CF goodness


08-08-13, 10:08 PM
Garage Vary Lip installed! (finally...)

Being so busy at work, really didn't have much time to install this over the past few weeks. Finally got around to it!

As is so often the case with well made JDM parts, there is perfect fitment... and this lip was no different.

I wasn't a fan of the lips that were on offer mainstream (e.g OSIR, kerscher, etc) so I decided to see what the JDM market has to offer. Tendy actually told me about how Garage Vary has parts offerings for the VW Golf R and Scirocco R platforms. After seeing his car, I bit the bullet.

Although the instructions were in Japanese, it's very simple to work out. The front lip has 5 holes and 5 screws which require you to screw the lip to the underside of the bumper to hold it in place. It also came with a very thin strip of double stick tape stuck towards the back of the lip where it's meant to hold the lip in place while you screw in the supplied screws through the 5 holes, but I decided this wasn't enough so I used some strong 3M double stick tape from Bunnings to hold it in place.

The lip fits the curvature of the middle part of the Golf R bumper very nicely. The lip did not need any bending or anything of the sort. It was just a matter of measure, peel, stick, screw, and done. Whole thing took roughly 30 minutes to install.

Unlike the Kerscher/EZ lip, this lip doesnt reduce the distance from the floor to the bumper as it's designed to fit in the middle part of the Golf R bumper where it slightly elevates. Not only that, it now compliments the OSIR Carbon Fibre mirror covers.

Enough rambling....here's the only decent photo I could get with my phone. Thanks again to JESSE STREETER


08-08-13, 10:09 PM
Custom Carbon Fibre Steering Wheel done!

First impressions is that it feels quite nice. TO be honest I think i'll have to get used to the "glossy" parts of the steering wheel now. It does feel a little strange to the touch when the wheel is in motion, turning and such. But overall, really quite pleased.





09-08-13, 02:17 PM
Love the wheel!
Where did you get that done??

I've seen some that are suede/carbon too!

14-08-13, 12:10 PM
nice! awesome VW, i love the interior, keep it up!

13-10-13, 01:31 PM
I tried again, but my camera phone is crap and the lighting was poor. I'll try and get some better pics when the car is out and about during the day time


Also a small cosmetic update. Bought this badge with white inners from Bold Sport. However, not 100% happy. Reason being is because they do not use the OEM badge housing to hold the VW badge in place of the grille. The housing is a chinese copy. Having said that, it stays on but it doesn't "click" on as well as my OEM one. And, because the housing itself is the bit which was painted white, even if I was to change it to the OEM, it'll be useless.

I might do a DIY and just spray paint an OEM housing myself. I still have a can of Candy White paint left. But to be honest, I dont think I like the look of it....maybe it'll have to grow on me. For now, I left it. Might run it for a week.....at this stage though, I like the black better.



13-10-13, 01:33 PM
Alright so next on the list : necessities/maintenance

- new tyres (looking at Michelin Pilot Sport 3 or Goodyear Assym2's) 235/35/19 for the OEM talledagas

- new rotors (OEM rotors are shot. Need a good OEM or OEM-like slotted option)

- new brake pads (looking at Remsas due to low dust and OEM feel)

Things left to do :
- BBK (Brembo 6 pot or Porsche 996TT 4pot)
- Wheels (SSR Professor SP1's)
- Installing DEFI Oil pressure + EGT gauges
- Installing HALDEX Gen 4
- Installing Okuyama Carbing under bracing
- Spoon Rigid Collars

Not long now till it's "complete" but big ticket items like wheels and brakes will make my wallet take a massive hit. Then who knows? Bigger turbo? Where does it stop? lol

I've decided for the time being to get some plain rotors but made by Fremax. And the pads I'm going to go with the Remsas and swap out the Hawk Ceramics.

Rationale is that I can go slotted 2pc floating rotor if/when I go the Brembo/Porsche BBKs. Till then, no need to spend much more on slotted OEM rotors now. The rotor currently on the car are the same rotors from when I took delivery and have worn down.

Speaking of wearing down, I need new tyres. Now that the brakes have been sorted, have to tend to the other essential replacement and that is tyres. They've lasted 45,000kms from the showroom floor and quite impressed.

14-10-13, 03:45 PM
Love the car! makes me want to get rid of my ride haha

09-11-13, 08:43 PM

Front and rear rotors (OEM size. 345x30 front, 312x22 rear) and Remsa brake pads arrived along with some Penrite DOT 4 brake fluid.

Didnt want to opt for slotted rotors such as stoptechs or DBA's as I'll most likely be going 2pc slotted rotors anyway when i get my Brembo 6 pot BBKs so these will do for now. Rotors are pretty much shot and are squealing more than a japanese porn video

Will be installing these soon but also going to have a chat with John from VSPORT to see how much slotting these rotors will cost. If its too expensive then i'll scrap the idea.

DEFI Advance BF EGT and Oil Pressure gauge to be installed as well

09-11-13, 08:43 PM
Went to a Renault forum dyno day at Port Hacking Automotive on their mainline dyno. Great day out and was a chance to meet some new people and get the car on the rollers to see how much power its now putting out now that I've done pretty much all I can do bolt-on wise without having the need to change internals or get a bigger turbo etc.

In the end, pretty happy with the results and as it stands, plenty enough power for me as a daily.

AFR is missing as it didnt print out for whatever reason, however it remained steady at 11, so pretty content with that.

Many thanks to Ben and staff at Port Hacking Automotive!


10-11-13, 12:17 AM
Such a clean car man good stuff.

22-03-14, 11:45 AM
These are the theads i love the most. keep up the good work !!

16-05-14, 09:19 PM
Dropped the car off at Reflect Effect this morning to get the car detailed by Dave. My R is now 3 years old and although I'm pretty pedantic with my car, it's inevitable that some very very light swirls and scratches can appear. Sometimes (actually, most times) I dont have the time to wax/polish or spend the time on the car as much as I'd like to to get all the imperfections out. I have Opti-Coat already on the car since delivery and it's held up very well for my needs.
There were also some scratches behind the door handles and with the R being a hatch, the rear boot area is where it's gets affected the most by the exhaust soot and the like, so that area neede some attention.

So I decided to get a full stage 2 detail by Dave which includes :

-Pre foam & full exterior wash
-Paint Clayed (to remove paint contaminants)
-Trims and rubbers taped up
-Stage 2 machine polish
-Alcohol wipe down
-Windows cleaned
-Tyres & Trims treated
-Hand application of synthetic or carnauba wax
-Re-application of Opti-coat for the whole car + Opti-coat for the front windshield.

Have to say, I wouldn't hesitate recommending Reflect Effect to anyone. Picked the car up at 4:30pm today and the car looks like it rolled off the showroom floor. All the problem areas have been tended to and the Candy White has a deeper colour than when I dropped it off. The darker cars would no doubt benefit from this a lot more than mine as it would bring out the deepness of the colour much more and add more depth to it.

Took some photos but these really don't do Dave's work any justice

The front of the car is first to cop any sort of damage on the roads, from bugs to tiny stones. Aside from one or two very miniscule stone chips, the front was generally in good condition. It's now even better.


Wheels were given the attention they deserve and are now scratch free. The gloss black just pops now. Will need to apply my Nanolex Wheel Sealant very soon.


The boodlid area is the area which draws the most amount of contaminants from the exhaust fumes. All clean!


The bottom part of the boot which "curves" had a lot of fine scratches and felt a little rough compared to the rest of the car. It now looks like showroom quality


Behind the door handles there were some very fine scratches. Now they're gone.


Bottom part of the bumper which also has curves. Exhaust tips polished which shows the Scorpion logo


All in all, extremely happy with the results. Thanks to Dave and Reflect Effect


16-05-14, 09:19 PM












16-05-14, 09:20 PM
eagle has landed...


16-05-14, 09:21 PM
So lot of people have PM'ed me about specs. These wheels are [19x9, with +37 offset and a PCD of 112[/B], not the traditional 114.3 you find on most JDM wheels as that is the PCD for most if not all jap cars. It's actually a good fitment for a Scirocco R, so when I do sell, potential there for scirocco owners :)

As the PCD is suited for our cars, this means no wobble bolts or PCD adaptors. This was pretty important to me personally. As much as I know that wobbles work and are actually quite safe, if you have the choice to get the wheels in the correct PCD, why not? Also, PCD adaptors are good but the thinnest adaptors I could find were the ones from Adaptec which are 15mm...so essentially it'd be like putting on a 15mm spacer on the car, which would effectively make the car's offset a +22. Again, with this final offset figure, it would work for Evo 8's and STI's, but not the Golfs.

Since the wheels are a tad aggressive for our cars, kerscher wider guards will be ordered, which will give me about 20mm at the fronts to clear and not rub (hopefully), and for the rear, I plan to get Peter at Bodyform to look at maybe flaring them out a bit with a little bit of camber, but nothing too crazy.

Final aim is to get a nice, fat, squat look from the back without going crazy camber whilst still being able to perform daily duties. Tyres will be slightly stretched on 235's. This shouldn't be detrimental and isn't crazy stretch either.

Okuyama/Carbing chassis bracing will replace my current UniBrace UB along with KW Clubsport coilovers which will enable front camber adjustment easily as they come with camber top plates. I have camber top plates ready to be installed on the V3 ultralows (as they are compatible) but I've decided that the ultralows might not work with these wheels. If i had gone with a 19x8.5 +45 like everyone else, then I could easily keep these coilovers and it would be happy days. But, for wheels like SSR Professors, an 8.5 width with a weak offset like that simply would not do. Professors are meant to have a bit of a step lip....and the size/spec I went for isn't overly aggressive so I think it should be okay to pull off. It just requires a bit more work.

Now to find the time to do all this. 2014 is already proving to be a busy year!

16-05-14, 09:22 PM
Got invited to attend the photoshoot for "Meet the Fans" for the VW Australia magazine "Das Auto". Lots of waiting around doing nothing. However, did see a few familiar faces at the shoot.

This is in the current edition of the VW Australia magazine


MK1 Golf vs MK6 Golf. Loved this '77 MK1...


16-05-14, 09:23 PM
late night test fit. couldnt help myself



poke poke!


16-05-14, 09:24 PM
There hasn't been much activity with my car over the last few months, mainly because I've been busy with other things as well as there isn't much left to do on the car now so I've just been enjoying it.

Few things which will be done in the next few months, which is mainly maintenance rather than new mods

- 60K major service + cam follower change + volant air filter clean/change + rotate wheels
- Replace windscreen wipers with new Bosch items
- Need to fix creaking noise when car goes over speedhumps. I have a feeling its the SuperPro ALK bushings...
- Going to spend a full day or two detailing the car both inside and out.
- Few little cosmetic detail changes to come
- Need to buy 72.2 to 57.1 hubrings. Preferably aluminium and not plastic. (Still looking)
- New OEM bonnet to be put on order
- DSG Tune

I also may have an opportunity to purchase a Golf R cluster with colour MFD. Probably one of the more exciting things that may be happening. However, still not 100% sure how it will work or whether indeed it'll actually work with my car. Im sure it will but it will require VAGCOM or something similar I'm guessing...will keep you all posted :)

17-05-14, 03:36 AM
Very neat car dude!

I picked up my car yesterday morning and the car is sitting under a car cover lol. Dave is definitely the man to see.

11-08-14, 12:17 AM
Colour mfd is amazing. i have one!

11-08-14, 12:50 AM
I'm not a fan of the model in general, but the wheels you chose will really make it look good!

14-08-14, 02:29 AM
sick build, was wondering where did you get the euro plate holes removed filled and painted at?

27-09-14, 11:32 PM
So small update. Haven't had time to do much to the car mod wise, so I've been collecting parts again...

1) Major 60K service completed at 53K kms as the car was approaching 1 year since last major 45K service (which was subsequently done around 38K kms). Thanks to Jack at BLA for getting all this done. Will need to drop car back off there to tend to a knocking noise which Jack believes is the subframe and the rigid collars but all in all, car feels good.

2) Car got into a little accident a few weeks back. Three lane road (Pennant Hills Rd), I was on the right most lane. 4WD towing a caravan was in the middle lane. My car was situated between the 4WD and the caravan when suddenly, the guy starts merging into my lane without any indication. I honk my horn thinking he will stop but he kept coming. Slam the brakes and luckily, the rear driver side of his caravan scraped the passenger side quarter panel of my car only. It also damaged my OSIR mirror covers and the actual mirror unit, but aside from that, it was all cosmetic as it just scraped it. Suspension and the integrity of everything was intact, which was a relief. Immediately took it to Axel at VCDC and within a week, it was all fixed. Covered through the other guys insurance. New panel, new mirror unit and new OSIR CF covers. Wheels were also scraped and this was also fixed.

It sounds worse than what it really was. Guy was an older bloke, apologised, swapped details, went through insurance, hassle free. Now, the car is back in my garage and booked in with Dave at Reflect Effect to get the quarter panel and mirror covers re-opticoated. Axel did a fantastic job as always. The panel has been properly colour matched, wheels have been repaired and freshened up and the end result is flawless. Cannot thank him enough.


3) Colour MFD sale fell through from the guy in the UK. Won't be getting my hands on it unfortunately. Still on the lookout for one though...

4) Bought some new replacement wipers. Bosch Aerotwin A980S. Very good wipers with streak free finish. Feels brand new again.

Purchased them from here : http://au.bosch-automotive-shop.com/en/products/details/-/productdetails/3397118980

For those that want the VW OEM wipers (which I believe is the same brand but more expensive due to it being labelled a VW OEM Part), then the VW Part code is 1Q2998002. Should fit MK5 Golfs as well as MK6.


5) SSR SP1 centre caps purchased. These are the "B-Type Low" caps. There are also the "B-Type Super Low" and "B-Type High". Difference between the caps is basically the "thickness", or how much the cap protrudes out from the centre. The ones I got are 22.71mm thick and should tie in nicely with the wheels (when I finally put them on).

Also, I'm thinking of getting a custom "R" logo made up in place of the SSR logo...but we'll see how that goes.



72.2 to 57.1 aluminium hubrings also ordered from SSR Japan.

6) Decided to remove "R" logo badge from the front grille and instead, fit the white insert for the front VW badge. I previously had this badge when I purchased it from Bold-Sport (as can be seen by my previous post here (http://www.vwgolf.net.au/showthread.php?2989-stephen8512-s-Candy-White-Golf-R&p=362377&viewfull=1#post362377)), but at the time I didn't like it for two reasons. One, I felt it didn't look good with the white housing and chrome "R" logo and two, the actual housing from Bold Sport was a chinese copy, not a VW OEM item so it wouldn't "click" into the grille as nicely as the OEM one did.

I had a spare housing lying around (VW Part code : 5K0 853 601 F) so I got Axel to spray the housing in candy white while he was repairing my car and have now removed the "R" logo from the grille. Only thing is, by removing the R logo, it has left these two holes where the logo used to be, but they are barely noticeable. I might do a DIY later on and dremel it off, or just substitute my grille for a TSI grille which is essentially the same thing without the holes.

Now that the R logo is no longer there, it looks better with the white housing. Still a bit iffy with the look of it to be honest, but thats what I said initially about having a black VW badge instead of a chrome one, and I came around to it in the end. We shall see what happens...

(old photo but looks like this without the R logo now)



7) 3D Design carbon vents ordered through Budi at Autotechnik. These are the same as the vents on Justin's MK5 R32. Originally designed for the 1 series BMW, the bonnet will be cut and made to fit these vents. Also, it will be a new VW OEM bonnet that the vents will be used on.


Only dilemma I have at the moment is whether to keep the vents carbon, or to get them painted in Gloss black? I had thought of wrapping them in gloss black vinyl but not sure how the vinyl will hold up overtime with heat emanating from the bonnet. Once I get these in my hands, then will make a decision. For now though, I'll most likely keep them CF as it will tie in with the CF Garage Vary front lip and the CF OSIR mirror covers.

8) Focal IFVW Speaker kit purchased. Will be looking at upgrading the rear door speakers too as well as Dynamat. Most likely be going to Marty @ FHRX to do the install.

Not my photo but you get the idea...


Last few things to purchase :

- OEM VW Bonnet (Aug-Sep)
- 355x32 Brembo 6 pot calipers with slotted front and rear rotors (Oct-Nov)
- Custom mould interior CF trim (Nov-Dec)
- Kerscher wider front guards (Nov-Dec)

Then, finally, I'll be done.... maybe bigger turbo or something later on but not for a very long while...a maxed out K04 making some 220kw at all 4 wheels I believe is plenty enough for a daily driver.

27-09-14, 11:33 PM
Picked up the 3D Design twin vents for the bonnet from Autotechnik today. Many thanks to Budi for sourcing these and bringing them in.

I wish I took a photo of the box it came in. For a pair of vents, they were contained inside a box which was as big as the box my Scorpion TBE came in, with the inside of the box having a plethora of bubble wrap. No chance of the vents getting damaged with all that wrap/box.

I have to say, it really is a very nice bit of kit. I said that I would consider painting these Gloss piano black, but the CF is just so nice and I don't think I can do it. In any case, when these are installed, the front should tie in nicely with the front Garage Vary CF lip and the OSIR CF mirrors.

They come factory with this silver mesh at the opening of the vents. From memory, Jose had left his off completely on his old R32. I don't mind them to be honest, but I will ask Jack at BLA to get some black Porsche mesh to replace these (if I decide to keep them).

The 3D Design vents also come with these rain/water catchment trays. Once the vents are installed, I'm guessing the idea is you can pop the bonnet and screw these in for when there's rain pouring down so that water doesn't get into the engine bay. Only thing is, it may not have clearance in the engine bay when I try and shut the bonnet with them on...but we'll get to that hurdle when the vents are installed on the bonnet...let's get that done first...

Anyway, enough blab. Here are some photos

CF weave so nice...


Certification of authenticity


Rain catchment tray


A reminder of how these vents look when properly installed. Photo credit goes to Jose (JIG) and for these photos of his old (Justin Fox's current) MK5 Supercharged R32



...and a mock-up of how the vents will look when it will be on my Golf R.


The SSR Wheel caps I ordered for my Professor SP1's finally arrived. There were so many variations of these wheel caps. I opted for the "low" caps (i.e they don't protrude out as much when installed)


And just a few small purchases. OSIR keyfob thing as the rubber buttons were starting to get quite worn and had a few scratches and scuffs


Also bought these. OSIR aluminium carpet locks. Just a little minor detail thing which should tie nicely with the JCAPS aluminium billet wheel cover for my Recaros.


Didn't take a photo of them installed but looks like this.


28-09-14, 02:35 PM
Absolutely love golf r's, this one is wicked cool!

23-05-15, 08:32 PM
So got the car back...with added vents :)

Took some super quick snaps of the car in its current state.





23-05-15, 08:33 PM
Spec Sheet:

-SSR Professor SP1
-SSR Type 2 Centre Caps
-SSR 79.5-to-57.1 centrebore hubrings
-235/35/19 Dunlop Sportmaxx GT
-19 x 9 ET37
-5x112 PCD

Many thanks to Fulvio at Spinning Wheel and Tyres, and thanks to everyone I've spoken to regarding wheels, fitment, guards, wider guards, camber, etc. Ray, Bima, Thomas, Paul (Dub), Nat (dev17a) and Alan (granturismo).

Some photos. Pre-VW Nationals impromptu meet at Rays








23-05-15, 08:47 PM
Looking real nice!!

24-05-15, 11:04 PM
Nice upgrades, so sick!!! (Red GTI is clean as well!)

20-07-15, 03:15 PM
A shots of the wheel and the hubring as a few pple have pm'ed me about them :

Rear wheel. SL Lip.


79.5-57.1 hubring from SSR


Have ordered some conical wheel bolts to replace these

20-07-15, 03:16 PM
So when I (finally) got the wheels put on, there was one little thing I forgot to think about and that was the lug bolts. I was told that the SSR Professors needed V-taper (conical) lug bolts whereas the OEM VW/Audi's are Ball seat. I could use them for the time being but it meant that though the OEM lug bolts were keeping the wheels on the hub, it wasn't secure as they were ball seat lug bolts.

So I decided to get some McGard Wheel bolts. The McGard bolts are 28mm shank length, slightly longer than the OEM 26mm, and I opted for the black plated heads. They come in either Chrome or Black.

McGard Wheel bolts with Black plated heads.


M14x1.5, 17mm hex like the OEM, 28mm shank length


Out with the old...


...and in the with the new



V-Taper (conical) vs Ball seat and difference in length of the shank


In storage...


20-07-15, 03:17 PM
These to go in next... (not my photo, but you know what they are)


Initially planned to upgrade just the tweeters with the Focal units and upgrade the 6.5" speakers front and rear to some similar Focal units or Boston Acoustics. Might even go as far as Dynamatting the whole car and changing the headunit to a larger screen Alpine touchscreen unit with Nav, but we'll see.

I'm not a big audiophile and just a nice simple speaker + tweeter upgrade would suffice for me. Dont need a big doof doof in the back. Might do a DIY install on the speakers myself. Taking apart the door cards and installing the focal tweeters doesnt sound all that difficult, plus theres a YouTube step by step guide already so most of the work is already done for me!

20-07-15, 03:18 PM
Finally fitted the MK7 Climatronic unit. With my trim pieces being painted in Gloss Black, I had to get the trim surround of the MK7 climatronic unit painted as well to match. Greg at Baileys Smash opposite Exoticars got it done for me.

Install was very easy. Remove the trim, remove old climatronic unit, install new one, check to see if it all works, put the trims back in place, done!

Before :


In progress :



After :



Small cosmetic update but makes it look a little neater. :)

Next DIY : Focal IFVW speakers.

20-07-15, 03:18 PM
Thanks everyone. Grille will stay as is :)

Recently made a trip to Heasmans Steering to get my coilover and camber sorted. I wanted the rear raised a touch and the camber to be even on all sides (the left had more camber dialled in than the right for whatever reason). The left rear was a touch lower than the other side and every time there was a big dip in the road, the wheel would scrub on the passenger side only.

Doug measured up the coilovers and firstly made sure that all 4 corners were set at the same height. Then, he dialled in around -3 camber for the rear and -1.5 at the front. Now, no more scrub issues!


This sweet R35 GTR was getting some suspension work done too...


Heasmans always seems to have nice cars such as this Camaro and a Shelby Cobra putting out 1000hp! You can also see peeking out a Fiat Abarth 695 SS peeking out from the side


With the suspension finally being sorted and no scrubs (haha TLC >D), decided to give the car a wash. I was running low on car shampoo and other car wash products so I recently went a bit nuts and bought a bunch of products by DodoJuice from CarCareProducts.


Gave the car a wash using the DodoJuice "Born to be Mild" shampoo. I used to use Duragloss before this but I found this to be just as good. Very strong concentrate.


Also used the DodoJuice "Ferrous Dueller" and sprayed it on the wheels. This is meant to lift of any iron or brake dust deposits and it will turn purple after about five minutes of spraying as it dissolves the iron fallout/brake dust. It was really quick and easy. Just spray, wait 5-10 minutes for it to do its thing and then rinse off.


After drying the car, I applied the DodoJuice "Red Mist" detailer, which is a synthetic spray sealant meant to give existing wax layers an extra layer of protection as well as improving the water beading characteristics. Also used the DodoJuice "Clearly Menthol" glass cleaner a go. Streak free and smells quite nice. Very impressed with the DodoJuice range.

Finally, added a small detail to the car which I think looks great


Close Up


20-07-15, 03:19 PM
Few new additions coming to the car :

1) Will be ditching my trusty DEFI gauge in place of this P3 vent gauge with blue/white dials from the group buy (thanks Frazza)


2) OZ Futura 18" wheels. Going to rebuild these. Overall very good condition with little to no blemishes on the face of the wheel however it will require a respray. Planning on keeping these as OEM as possible so will prob respray in silver. One barrel has a very very tiny crack on the edge of the barrel (about 0.5cm) but easily fixed, and the lips are worn so they will be replaced with some brand new polished lips. Some TLC and care will be needed to bring these wheels back to life. Current specs are 18x8 +35 and 18x9 +45, but after rebuilding, final specs will be 18x8.5 +40 all round, which should theoretically sit quite flush and still be functional for daily driving purposes.

Pic for reference. Should look like this when completed :



Right in the feels. I used to have a MK5 VW Jetta before it got written off, and pictures like this makes me almost wish I didnt get the Golf R and got another Jetta. Would probably do it like this too...



3) Still looking for some BBK's, namely TTRS/RS3 brakes. Haven't had the chance to measure up other brands such as AP/Alcon/Brembos but I'm in no rush...

20-08-15, 01:49 AM
So got this today from BKS Tuning.


Going to DIY doing the reverse light on the driver side so that I can have dual reverse lights and get rid of the useless rear fog. Going to replace the bulbs with B1 Hybrid white bulbs instead of Bold Sport LED.


I currently have my reverse bulb installed with one of these and it's been great and no chance of bulb out error on the dash unless it actually dies on me.

Thanks to Lucas (Lucas_R) for his help and assistance in answering my questions. Hoping to get this DIY done some time this week....

20-08-15, 01:50 AM
Saturday shenanigans with Bima. Decided to swap wheels for fun. His White BBS LM 18x9 +35 and my Black SSR Professor SP1 19x9 +37 on his GTI. I have to say, I have never seen a static MK6 GTI look that good with my wheels. Stance was on point for his. For mine, if I were to rock the LM's, need to lower it a bit more...




TO be honest, I think the SSR SP1's looked epic on his GTI more than it does on my R, and vice versa...the LM's looked much better on my R than it does on his GTI IMO... Wheel swap perhaps? Going to wait till I get the OZ Futuras rebuilt, then we'll see. Might look at trying to find a set of LM's and rebuilding them to make a square set of 18x9's...




20-08-15, 01:50 AM
Got around to doing the dual reverse light mod. Ever since i saw it on Lucas_R's build thread here when he had a Golf R, it's something I've always wanted to do.

I decided to DIY this but I had never done any soldering before and I'm pretty crap when it comes to wires and electrics.

In hindsight, it's not a very difficult DIY mod and a seasoned expert/professional could probably do it in about 30 minutes. I decided to take as much time as I needed, making sure I dont miss anything.

I tried to take some photos as I went along but my phone battery died on me so couldnt get many pics, but here we go.

You will need:
- Driver side inner tail light with reverse bulb (you can buy the inner from BKS-tuning)
- Soldering iron with solder (I got mine from Jaycar)
- Wire stripper and a small blade/craft knife (Wire stripper available from Jaycar and blade/craft knife available from Bunnings)
- Two-core power cable about 2 metres (I also got this from Jaycar. 7.5A rated)
- Replacement reverse bulbs (They are a W16W bulb and you can either get LED's from Bold-Sport or if you want to keep it Halogen but still have white light, I opted for B1 Hybrid, made in Japan)

1) The very first thing I did was watch this video as I was a complete newbie to all this and had no clue what to do. This was great.


2) Remove the driver side inner by popping out the plastic cover from the boot and un-screw the two nuts holding the housing onto the bootlid. Also, remove the bootlid trim. This will require some force to do as you will pull on it and it will feel as though it will break or snap but gently keep applying more and more force until it pops out. Doing this will allow you to hide the wire underneat and zip-tie it all together to give it a neat finish later on.


3) There is a plastic latch on the sides holding the tail light housing on to the bootlid. To get this off, simply pull down with some gentle force. It should just pop out. Be careful not to break any tabs.


4) Once you remove the housing, the back of the tail light should look like this. We will be splicing into the yellow cable and the thicker of the two brown cables :


5) Take the ends of your 2 core power cable, get your wire stripper and get rid of the coating to expose the wires underneath.


6) With your craft knife/blade, carefully pierce the plastic cover to expose the wires underneath. Be careful not to damage too many of the wires underneath. Do this for both yellow and thick brown cable, and for both inner tail lights.


7) When you're done, it should look something like this :


8) Get the exposed wires from your cable and wrap it around the exposed wires from the tail lights and get it ready for soldering. For my application, the red cable went to the yellow tail light cable and the white cable went to the thicker brown cable. Solder away. Repeat for the other side


9) Mount the inner tail lamps back onto your boot lid. (my soldering job probably looks super crap! hahaha!). Make sure you cover the newly soldered connections with some electrical or insulation tape.


10) When it's all mounted, it should look like this. As you can see, I had a lot of excess cable left but thats alright as I neatly arranged it against the existing wires and zip-tied it all together so it doesn't rattle inside when I put the bootlid trim back on. At this point I also swapped out the OEM bulbs for the white halogen bulbs from B1 Hybrid.


That's it! Now, you have dual reverse lights and no more people saying to you that you have a light out when reversing! (excuse the crap picture quality)


Only thing is, if you were to pull the headlight switch to activate the rear fogs, both rear reverse lights will come on but only for a short period of time. It will turn off after about 5 seconds and you will get a "bulb out" error on the dash. For me, this is not a big thing because I have NEVER used the rear fog light ever. Even if you do pull the switch out and get that bulb out error on the dash, it goes away when you turn the car off and start it back up again.

20-08-15, 01:51 AM
Thanks to Ray for this photo :


20-08-15, 11:25 AM
That is one angry looking golf.. tops man !

one more chance
21-08-15, 09:05 AM
Looks great mate.

26-08-15, 09:48 AM
Steve!!! Thanks again so much for the drive, info and help :D
Can catch up tonight after work or soon.. Let me know so you can see Darth :lol:

17-09-15, 01:03 AM
Decided to head on down to the drag strip tonight. I had not taken the Golf R down the 1/4 mile at all, even when it was stock. Since performance mods had been done for a while now and it's pushed out 220kw on the stock K04 Turbo at all 4 wheels on the dyno, I wanted to see how this translated on the drag strip.

- The car was not stripped of anything. It was full weight, including spacesaver + jack and tools in the boot.
- Tires pumped to about 42psi. Dunlop SportMaxx GT (235/45/19)
- 2/3 fuel left in the tank when I arrived. BP Ultimate 98RON.

Did 4 runs. The first run I did was my best run of the night.

First run : 12.908 @ 106.75mph. 2.049 60ft.

Second run : 13.042 @ 106.29mph. 2.104 60ft.

Third run : 12.938 @ 106.77mph. 2.080 60ft.

Fourth and final run : 12.952 @ 107.43mph. 2.069 60ft.
http://i1241.photobucket.com/albums/gg506/realityfromwords/2015/IMAG0907.jpg (http://s1241.photobucket.com/user/realityfromwords/media/2015/IMAG0907.jpg.html)

Overall, it was pretty fun and it was great to know that it pulled consistent numbers. Curious to find out what it'd do if it was stripped of un-necessary weight, but I enjoyed the fact that the Golf R, being such a versatile car that it is, came up to the drags in full street trim, ran consistent 12's, and got me back home hassle free.

Next thing I might consider doing is a DSG Reflash. I have yet to do this and have heard it may improve the times a little bit as well as getting rid of the sluggishness in feel in D mode.


26-09-15, 03:57 AM
Few photos from German Auto Display 2015 in Canberra, thanks to Jordan





27-09-15, 01:34 AM
Such a nice looking car!

28-09-15, 02:19 AM
Such a nice looking car!

Thanks mate! I was going to come along to the EOMM but decided against it due to the weather and rain.

Wanted to have a look at your awesome S2K :)

28-09-15, 06:53 AM
Thanks mate! I was going to come along to the EOMM but decided against it due to the weather and rain.

Wanted to have a look at your awesome S2K :)
Haha yeah the rain was sucky and it was freezing! :P
Like I said on your clubitr post I'd love a golf one day and something like yours would be perfect!

06-10-15, 02:19 PM
teaser from photoshoot with Joe :


06-10-15, 02:20 PM
New parts coming soon :

-Integrated Engineering Intake Manifold (still awaiting word back from them re: a query I had but shouldn't be much longer until I get a word back from them. Mainly for potentially going bigger turbo later on)
-OZ Futuras (rebuilding, 18x9 all round, new lips, barrels, repainted centre and gold bolts)
-BBS RS (rebuilding, 17" staggered with black bolts. Not sure of width atm, but will be something pretty epic, something like this : )

http://i1241.photobucket.com/albums/gg506/realityfromwords/2015/400024_302697649781406_167311083320064_989367_7525 03324_n.jpg

Teaser #2 of photoshoot. Joe keeps sending me these photos one at a time. Will post full set when he sends it all over to me, hopefully soon.


06-10-15, 02:35 PM
Met up with Daniel from OFIM.com.au (http://OFIM.com.au) and took some photos of both my Golf and his Mini. He drives a cool little red Mini Coupe that I had always seen from time to time and it was a car I quite liked. Don't see many of those around, especially nicely modded like the way he had. He's since upgraded to the Renault Clio Redbull edition so the Mini was soon to go up for sale. Weather turned out to be perfect for the day we shot.

Many thanks to Daniel for taking time out of his day to take some photos.

















17-10-15, 03:03 AM
Finally picked these up. Going to rebuild them but will take my time. Hopefully not as long as it took for me to put the Professor SP1's on the car but just slow and steady :)

One barrel has a tiny crack which will need to be repaired but not a huge job. All 4 lips have gutter rashes but again, not too bad. Overall the wheels are in very good condition.

Need to pull them apart, polish the lips, repaint the centre face, replace bolts to gold and re-assemble. It'll be an (almost) square set of Oz Futuras 18x9 ET39 front / ET40 rear


Love how big the boot is on the Golf. 4x 18" rims fit snug and without problems


30-10-15, 06:45 PM
Photo set from Joe (J_HUI)
















09-11-15, 08:11 PM






http://i1241.photobucket.com/albums/gg506/realityfromwords/2015/11231272_10153760655655799_3552602500112436621_o%2 01.jpg


10-11-15, 08:07 AM
Car looks awesome.
Joes photos look awrsome.
Just awesome all round!

10-11-15, 05:35 PM
Thanks man! Appreciate it :)

10-11-15, 10:05 PM
So clean!! Very well done! Cant wait to see the Oz Futuras once they are dome!!

01-06-16, 12:57 AM
Very clean and tasteful choices made along this journey. R for respect.

06-07-16, 10:47 PM
Perfect car! :)