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Re: ~Driving LHD in a RHD country~ Hatchs' MK6 GTI Build Thread
« Reply #20 on: 30 September 2011, 16:12 »
Thanks for all the comments guys!! Could use some advice.......

The two paths I'm looking at right now are:

P3 boost gauge: http://www.redline-motorworks.com/P3_VW_Mk6_Integrated_Vent_Digital_Boost_Gauge_p/p3-mk6-gauge.htm
Parts4Euro Clear sidemarkers (North American GTI's come with the ugly Amber ones.)
VCDS

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Neuspeed Turbo Outlet Pipe  (minimal reported high end gains with quicker turbo spooling)
Parts4Euro Clear Sidemarkers
Stg 2 APR Carbonio Intake (minimal reported high end gains)

I really wanna jump the gun on wheels, but i told myself i would wait until feb for that. This time around im really leaning towards getting VCDS so i can have an excuse to get the Golf-R tails w/fog light and program them, amongst other things.....

What do you guys think?
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Re: ~Driving LHD in a RHD country~ Hatchs' MK6 GTI Build Thread
« Reply #21 on: 06 October 2011, 20:07 »
Well today part 1 of 2 of my exhaust came in today:



Just the Cat-Back:



So shiny:



Now hopefully the DP comes in so i can install both and enjoy my stg 2!!
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Re: ~Driving LHD in a RHD country~ Hatchs' MK6 GTI Build Thread
« Reply #22 on: 16 October 2011, 21:21 »
Well finally got my TBE in and went to install it, unfortunately i broke a stud off the turbo (sheared.) ordered 4 new studs (just in case.).

On another note went to Santa Pod Raceway today for GTI Fest, didnt actually take any pictures there was too caught up with the 1/4 track. Did however take a few pics after i had gotten back. Enjoy:





Exhaust is still off a tad, but ran out of time with my helper when i was installing it. Will be fixing it proper this comming up weekend when i replace the stud.

Sadly i think only have 100 miles on the tune and mk6 gti having an adaptive ECU i dont believe i was getting the full potential of my stage 2 tune. For my first time doing 1/4 drags it was definitely fun and alot more practice would definitely improve my times. Then again FWD car it almost feels hopeless 1st gear was nothing but tire spinning 2nd gear was nothing but wheel hop.
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Re: ~Driving LHD in a RHD country~ Hatchs' MK6 GTI Build Thread
« Reply #23 on: 16 October 2011, 21:41 »
Love it :cool: :cool:

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Re: ~Driving LHD in a RHD country~ Hatchs' MK6 GTI Build Thread
« Reply #24 on: 20 October 2011, 19:05 »
Dont like your bumper indicators*.... LOVE the rest of the car  :cool: :cool: :cool:

Look forward to seeing the rest of this  :evil:





* i know these are some kind of US requirement!

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Re: ~Driving LHD in a RHD country~ Hatchs' MK6 GTI Build Thread
« Reply #25 on: 22 October 2011, 15:37 »
Dont like your bumper indicators*.... LOVE the rest of the car  :cool: :cool: :cool:

Look forward to seeing the rest of this  :evil:





* i know these are some kind of US requirement!


Thank you, i hate them as well. Will be getting some color matched ones that still let the light out in the future.
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Re: ~Driving LHD in a RHD country~ Hatchs' MK6 GTI Build Thread
« Reply #26 on: 27 October 2011, 18:55 »
*Update 10/27/2011*

So if its not one thing its another, I either have my car with parts in the post, or i have the parts and no car haha. Pick my car up tomorrow from the body shop but these little toys came in the mail today:




p3 boost gauge :happyanim:

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Forge DV spacer. I realize people either hate it or love it, personally i can't hear my turbo as much with the new exhaust (which i love). But i just want to be reminded that theres a turbo in there; other then the fact that the car pulls like a beast haha. We'll see how i like it after i install tomorrow.


As for what's next I'm torn, any suggestions? Looking at:

Southbend silent stg 3 daily clutch
APR intercooler
Wheels (Tarmacs)
Golf-R tails

I'm big on cosmetics but i've made the choice to start saving for stage 3. So i'm leaning more towards starting to get the last two supporting mods i need (at a minimum.) instead of getting the cosmetics.


Will also include videos tomorrow of the boost gauge and dv spacer in action.


-Sean
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Re: ~Driving LHD in a RHD country~ Hatchs' MK6 GTI Build Thread
« Reply #27 on: 27 October 2011, 22:33 »
Looking good man.

I need to order some goodies for mine but workshop first.

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