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    Frazza's RB Golf R Build Thread

    Welcome to my build thread, the aim with my car is to do mild factory like modifications to enhance the look, feel, and driving of the car.
    You won’t see any Big turbo or radical suspension changes but I do have a few things in mind and hopefully I will be able to get them all done.


    First off “The Car”

    MY11 Golf R, Rising Blue, DSG, Sunroof, MDI & Bluetooth, RNS510 SatNav with Dynaudio, 19” Black Talladega’s, Recaro Motorsport seats.
    I was lucky enough to buy this R as a cancelled order so not only did i not have to wait for the car as a bonus I got the Recaro seats and the Dynaudio. At the time i don't think i would have been brave enough to order the car with the Black 19's so i'm glad they were already optioned as i absolutely love them now







    My first mod: In dash Garage Door Remote

    This was something I had installed in my EVO X MR and I wanted to do the same in the Golf,
    the good thing is that you can buy a factory looking switch from www.carstyle4you.com. DIY Thread HERE I finished it off with a Blue R logo in the centre, doesn't do anything but look cool






    Black R Centre Caps

    I didn’t like the way the chrome VW centre caps looked on the Black wheels so I set about updating that.
    The end result was that good we decided to starting making them and selling them, now you can buy then from HERE





    Gloss Black VW Badges

    Again keeping with the theme of gloss black on the car I replaced the front and rear badges with gloss black ones,
    I really love the way it enhanced the cars looks. I also added blue vinyl to the inside panels of the front badge to give it a unique look, for the rear I did the same with a blue vinyl circle down first, then put the badge on to make it look like the body colour.





    Rear






    Gloss Black exhaust tips

    I didn’t really want a full exhaust system so I decided to just replace the factory tips with these Gloss Black ones, they look so much better and they actually do give a louder exhaust note and DSG phart.





    Maniacs DSG Paddle Shifters

    Next on the cards were some updated paddle shifters, initially I bought some alloy S2T shifters but after fitting just one I was very unhappy with the feel of them,
    I kinda lost the factory “click” if you know what I mean, so I settled on the Maniacs and absolutely love them, best DSG mod you can do.






    Tune and Cold Air Intake

    It was time for some more power and after a long and wide search I settled on the services of James at BPS Auto’s.
    It was really nice to talk to the actual person doing the tune and for him to listen to what you want out of it.
    Soon after we added a Volant CAI from Tarmac Engineering and the results were awesome!







    Custom TT-S Engine Cover

    I was very impressed with the OEM look of the Volant CAI that it left the rest of the engine bay looking a little unfinished as I decided to do some custom work on a TT-S engine cover,
    it went so well I sold my original one and started making a few, a bit of hard work but the results are great!





    P3 Gauge

    Again with the hunt for that factory look I decided to go with the P3 Gauge that is mounted in the air vent,
    there is not many places to mount a boost gauge that I liked and after hearing all the problems with the Polar-FIS this was the only option.
    I liked the way it matches the Blue and White of the gauges and offers multiple functions and the addition of and analogue input for the boost gauge to get actual intake manifold pressure.






    Boost tap for analog sender

    After installing the P3 with the optional analog sender I needed a way of taping into the intake manifold so I could connect it to the P3 unit,
    the ECS kit was at a good price with everything you need to do the job, I also liked the way it has the U clip to lock it in place. It can be found HERE





    My car being a DSG i was able to put the boost hose through the rubber seal where the clutch booster would normally be,
    makes for an easy install to the P3 analog sensor.






    R logo Seat insert

    These badges are actually designed for the standard Golf R seats but the shape is very similar I thought id give it a go as you can’t but any for the actual Recaro seats.
    I had to use automotive double sided tape to stick them on as the adhesive that it can with was not strong enough to hold it in place, not perfect but im happy with the result.








    So that's my build thread, hope you enjoyed all the work that you see, please feel free to PM me if you have any questions.

    Happy to help anyone with any of the mods you see above.

    Cheers
    Frazza (Chris)
    Last edited by frazza; 07-08-2014 at 10:01 AM. Reason: Updates
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    Finally a build thread. Look at that dyno graph. Nice torque curve. You will need to update that after we test the CAI. Which will happen this week....

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    Nice build thread Frazza, wonder if it will take the same amount of time for Tarmac to get his up???
    2010 MY10 VW GOLF R RB

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonJuan View Post
    Nice build thread Frazza, wonder if it will take the same amount of time for Tarmac to get his up???
    Yeah i'm trying to give him a push, but he's just gone to get ice cream so we have to wait longer
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    Nice to see your car in more detail Chris. You've started some trends (R centre caps / black badges etc) in the past year.

    The intake looks interesting. Interested to find out which country it came from - looks very stock. Is the intake pipe plastic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucas_R View Post
    Nice to see your car in more detail Chris. You've started some trends (R centre caps / black badges etc) in the past year.
    The intake looks interesting. Interested to find out which country it came from - looks very stock. Is the intake pipe plastic?
    Thanks Lucas, i'll take credit for the caps but the black badges i'm sure has been done

    More info on the intake soon, Tarmac has all the details and should have up a dedicated thread for it soon.
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    Nice. That is a strong tune.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucas_R View Post
    Nice to see your car in more detail Chris. You've started some trends (R centre caps / black badges etc) in the past year.

    The intake looks interesting. Interested to find out which country it came from - looks very stock. Is the intake pipe plastic?
    I could tell you which intake it is Lucas! But then Ben would have to kill me. Wait, that's not how it goes...

    Hey, what's this knowledge worth prior to official launch?
    2010 MY10 VW GOLF R RB

    Tarmac Engineering Spectune | HPA DSG Stage 2 | 18 OZ Racing Allegeritta HLT | KW DDC Coilovers | Kufatec Fiscon BT | Polar FIS+ | VWR 352mm 6-Pot BBK | Haldex Controller | Eurojet FMIC | HPFP | RS4 Fuel Rail Valve | H&R Sways | WALK | Milltek Resonated TBE | Tarmac Engineering Volant CAI | Unibrace XB | SPM Engine Mounts | BFI 70 TAI | 42DD Stealth Catch Can | Audi R8 Coil Packs | NGK PFR7B Plugs | Audi R8 Oil Cap | Sprintbooster | What next?

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    Its live. Thanks for not pre telling everyone. Everything is in place now.

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    Love the tips, they look familiar

    Nice powarrr!
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