View Full Version : My other R32

Justin Fox
15-03-13, 09:11 PM
So I gave up on my hunt for a 911. I've always said I was going to buy one when I'm 40, and selling the EVO to buy one now (I'm almost 38!) was a bad decision.

I've been carless for months. I had to pull the trigger on something. I was going mad checking carsales day and night for 911's and in the end I was looking at all sorts of cars. M3's, Defenders, Elises... you name it.

Then I bought this:



It's a MKV R32 Golf with an ABT Supercharger kit. I'm now well and truly back in the VWGolf.net.au family. I'm also able to push JDMST's sister site EST. (http://eurostyle-tuning.com/forum/forum.php)
It's good for business, and it's also something different for me (very comfy, more luxury than race).

I won't be keeping a build thread here, but I will update images every now and then. The full detailed build thread is up on VWG.

Build Thread: http://www.vwgolf.net.au/showthread.php?14292-Justin-Fox-s-ABT-Supercharged-MKV-R32

15-03-13, 11:00 PM
Wow! Looks great, I just had a read through your Build Thread looks good so far.

16-03-13, 01:09 AM
such a nice car, any plans to track it? or just purely for business (and dailying?)

16-03-13, 01:22 AM
Looks unbelievable! You my friend, have one musical car.. R32 V6 grunt, and a supercharger whine! Win! :D

16-03-13, 01:56 AM
Nice bro. Def interested in how this thing sounds!!!

16-03-13, 02:08 AM
Gorgeous car Justin. No doubt you will get a 911 one day, but it needs to find you.

Looks unbelievable! You my friend, have one musical car.. R32 V6 grunt, and a supercharger whine! Win! :D
These centrifugal superchargers do not have the whine associated with Roots-type superchargers as found on your M45 supercharger in the R53.

Justin Fox
16-03-13, 08:16 AM
The whine is super crazy sounding! Not sure how I'm going to record it though, might need some Scotty Mitchell help.

White ep
16-03-13, 09:15 AM
Aqua tint. haha. Nice car looks sick.

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16-03-13, 10:49 AM
These centrifugal superchargers do not have the whine associated with Roots-type superchargers as found on your M45 supercharger in the R53.

I do know that they still produce a distinct whine, as i've heard a Rotrex (Centrifugal) charger whine like crazy before in a Mini! Nonetheless, R32 +Supercharger = Win! :)

16-03-13, 11:19 AM
Ah, there we go! I stand corrected then. I've been in a Rotrex mx5 and that had none of the whine that my JCW has.

16-03-13, 12:27 PM
A Rotrex in a MX5! That thing would be nuts! :)

But yeah, I'd definitely love to hear a sound clip of your R32 Justin! Absolute eargasm.. haha

Justin Fox
15-05-13, 11:24 PM
Today I got around to fitting new tyres, as well as sort out my intake issue (intake opening sitting SO close to the ground, dangerous if I was to ever drive through a puddle!). Everything was done in-house at JDMyard: http://www.jdmyard.com

I ended up choosing to go with the Hankook Ventus R-S3. As aggressive as a street tyre gets. This tyre was used on the winning car in last year’s World Time Attack Clubsprint Class. Only top shelf tyres for MKVR32!!!

235/40/18. The 225's on the car were stretched. I hate stretched tyres so I was hoping these would look a lot fatter AND I've managed to get the right load rating too (not that it's ever been an important thing to me).

Old tyres.

New tyres. FAT! Now that's a LOT better!!! :cool:

Rears are now looking pretty amazing.

Oh yeah. Tasty!

Ooft! I'm happy.

Old Dunlops. Camber ate away the insides.

Had to hit Zi up for one of his elite coffees. Best coffee I've had since Melbourne a few months ago.

Also spotted this up on the board. You go girl! :)

The BMC intake had to go. With it's opening at the bottom so close to the road it was always going to cause extreme paranoia in wet conditions.

The BMC filter removed.

We went for an Injen pod filter with a Hydro-Shield pre-filter.

Injen Technology’s HYDRO-SHIELD PRE-FILTERS are race proven material manufactured from highly durable polyester. Uniform micron openings allow the filtering of debris .005” or larger. The HYDRO-SHIELD PRE-FILTERS are factory treated using an embedded hydrophobic process, which offers consistent airflow, water repellency and maintains horsepower gains. (Please note that this item is water repellent, not water proof).

You can see it sits a bit higher than the BMC. Not pictured, but clamps were made to hold it in place securely afterwards.

MUCH better air flow straight to the filter now.

Just for jokes. John suggested installing a colour coded Beaks bar to match my brakes :lol:

OK so I didn't get a chance to throw the car through corners to test out the tyres, but I'm confident they'll be amazing. On very big bumps the rears scrub in the very slightest. Bit of a shame but I have a hunch it'll go away as it's ever so slight (in comparison to what I've come across in the past on my MKV GTI!). Intake has made everything louder! The supercharger whine is louder, the exhaust too. I'd say by about 5-10% louder and I LOVE IT! Could be my head playing tricks on me, but on launching it feels like all tyres want to let go now. I'm pretty sure this filter is helping the car to breathe a LOT better than the BMC.

PS: Massive thanks to the JDMyard boys. John for fitting my tyres and Kiet for for the work with my intake.

Mokey Nagata
15-05-13, 11:31 PM
I love me some sidewall. So good to see a car not running rubber bands.

15-05-13, 11:33 PM
love it, need to go for some runs soon! sounds so awesome

fat fitment, so hot right now

26-06-13, 02:56 AM
Damn this thing is bloody awesome! Saw a few photos of it on VW Watercooled a while back and thought wow instantly. Still say it when I see photo's of it. Would sound amazing :)

Justin Fox
23-07-13, 04:49 PM

Whoo hoo! It's the pull-out poster in the middle too!!!

Look out for it at your local newsagent!

Mokey Nagata
23-07-13, 05:43 PM
but that's not a hot 4 m8

23-07-13, 05:58 PM

Mokey Nagata
23-07-13, 06:22 PM
it's a 6

Trolls Royce
23-07-13, 06:25 PM
What u reckon of the Ventus rubber?

23-07-13, 06:43 PM
4 wheels

Justin Fox
23-10-13, 08:26 PM
R32 gets a wash. :)

Photo by Sergio Capozzi.

23-10-13, 10:28 PM
Very nice, love the colour choice for the wheels. really compliments the body colour and ties in well