Can You Truly Transform a Car? VW GOLF R

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Published on 17 Aug 2022, 16:20
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Does 500HP, sticky tires, clever brakes, and more suspension than a bridge turn a Golf R into an Audi RS3? Can you make the VW as agile as a Civic Type R? Is there a way to fix the Haldex AWD system? Time to find out.

*Mod list is below.

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Build list Updated 7/7/22, ~79k Miles

Suspension and Brakes:
Bilstein PSS10 Coilovers (FTG ~25.75")
SuperPro Street LCA Bushings
034 Front Sway Bar Links
034 Motorsports Dynamic+ Front Shock Mounts
Whiteline RollCenter/Camber Adjustable Ball Joints
EMD Auto RS3 Rear Sway Bar (set full stiff)
EMD Auto Spherical Rear Sway Bar Links
034 Motorsports Rear Subframe Bushing Inserts
EuroCode F/R Strut Braces
OEM Macan 4-Piston Calipers
Nuespeed 340mm 2-Piece Rotors
Motul DOT 5.1 Fluid
Centric Ceramic Pads - Street
Powerstop Track Pads - Track
TRW OEM Rear Pads

Wheels and Tires:
TSW Kemora 18x9 ET45 (5mm spacers all around)
Yokohama A052 265/35 Front, 235/40 Rear

TSW Imatra 18x9 ET45 (10mm Front, 5mm Rear)
Yokohama V601 Apex 255/35

Gorilla Forged Steel Lug Nuts
65mm Bullet Nose Stud Conversion

Racingline Stage3 Turbo (TTE525R) 435whp on Mustang Dyno, E30 Fuel
EQT Custom 91 Octane and E30 Blend Tunes
UM Haldex Tune
IE Intake
IE Intercooler
IE Downpipe
Neuspeed Turbo Outlet Pipe
AWE SwitchPath Exhaut
034 Motorsports HD Engine and Transmission Mounts
PowerFlex Hybrid Dogbone Insert
Ethanol Sensor to P3 Gauge
Modified Grill and HG Motorsports baffles
NGK Ruthenium HX Spark Plugs
RS3 Coil Packs
EQT Coil Grounding Kit

Seibon Carbon TM Style Hood
AeroFabb Front Splitter
AeroFabb Rear Spoiler Extension
Verus Engineering Carbon Canards
Raceseng Front Tow Hook, Black
Llumar CTX 35% Window Tint plus Air 80 on front window
OEM VW Folding Mirrors with puddle lights
deAutokey LED tail lights/reverse lights
Sylvania Silverstar xZe H7 bulbs for cornering lights
Legit Speed Designs Front Plate Mount and Rear Diffuser Fins
ECS Tuning Rear Wiper Delete
BadgeSkins Front Bumper insert vinyl

P3 Vent Gauge with Ethanol Sensor add-on
S2T B2 Gloss Black Paddle Shifters
Raceseng DSG Shifter, Apex R in Black
VW Helix DSP/Subwoofer with upgraded Tang Band woofers
Infinity Kappa Separates (Front, 150hz bass blockers)
AudioControl ACM-1.300 Mono Amp for Helix Sub
Neico Sound Deadening (Front Doors, Trunk/Hatch)
Rennline Cell Phone Mount
Pairr Wireless Android Auto