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Old 06-24-2018, 12:45 AM   #617
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I decided NOT to go with the flares and oversized wheel widths etc. Going stock sizing and staying light sort of... 21.5 lbs per wheel with great brake clearance so no spacers needed for clearance of the Brembo 18Z calipers.

I am going with Neuspeed RSe11 18x8 with PVD finish and 225/40 Mich 4S tires. Wheels came in today.
Thank baby Jesus. I actually like those wheels, same finish as i have on my BBS CHs. Might have to look into that
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Old 06-24-2018, 01:15 AM   #618
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Nice wheels.
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Old 06-24-2018, 04:58 PM   #619
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So finished off the majority of the garage now.

Work table and racks on one side of garage for wife stuff and my stuff and tools on the other side of the garage.




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Old 07-06-2018, 12:48 AM   #620
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Well I got a call from AUTuning today.... they could not find the distribution block for the Aquamist system..... which is a good sign. We found it and they said they would have an update for me tomorrow with some pictures. I am excited to hear where we are and that something has happened.
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Old 07-06-2018, 07:34 AM   #621
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Were we seperated at birth, looking at the same flooring and cabinents. Are those the pro3.0 line cabinets? How do you like them?
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Old 07-06-2018, 11:14 PM   #622
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Were we seperated at birth, looking at the same flooring and cabinents. Are those the pro3.0 line cabinets? How do you like them?
Brothers from another mother.... They are New Age Pro 3.0 cabinets. Really like them. Just bought one more of them for the other side of the garage.

Installing the sound system and 43in 4K TV on my workbench now. It will have a Roku device and a Mac mini. Klipsch speakers and Denon receiver.



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Old 07-07-2018, 11:35 AM   #623
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Mounted the tires on new wheels. Really looking forward to seeing them on the car with the Brembos behind them.
Neuspeed RSe11 with PVD/black chrome finish.

18x8 225/40 Michelin PS4 (daily wheels/tires)




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Old 07-07-2018, 07:31 PM   #624
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UPDate

No official reports yet but they did call and say they were in the process of mounting the Aquamist reservoirs in the back (they called to ask about mounting preference) and I know they were doing under the hood work yesterday so the Aquamist install should be near completion or done. That means intake manifold is on and all the fuel stuff is in place now sooooo we should be getting closer to actual startup.

Still waiting for official report on progress and pics.
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Old 07-08-2018, 11:48 PM   #625
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Except for some sort of cover for the water heater I think the garage is about done. Sound system and 4K TV are in. Just need wireless dongle for Ross-Tech and I am good.




Klipsch speakers
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Old 07-13-2018, 09:52 PM   #626
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Progress pictures

Believe it or not ... progress pictures

Manifold with DI Aquamist is in and couple other things.




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Old 07-14-2018, 06:37 PM   #627
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Went down to AUTuning. A lot has been done. Waiting for some intake tubing and one more turbo line. There is a chance the car will be started late next week.

We will run with the RS4 injectors and 100% Meth in the Aquamist direct inject system and see how far we get. If necessary will add a large 5th injector.

I may .... may... consider being one of the first to go with RS3 injectors here. At least I haven't seen anyone else in U.S. using them.
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Old 07-15-2018, 04:26 PM   #628
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Old 07-15-2018, 05:28 PM   #629
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What are your power goals again?
Originally is was 450 to the wheels but I would like to see how close I can get to 500whp for the most extreme tune. I will probably have a couple of tunes, one for road course and one for just playing around (non-track) full power. Hopefully with the RS4 injectors and 100% methanol I can get close to 450. I will ultimately buy whatever fueling I need to get the power levels. Prepared to toss some money at it to finish it off the way I want it.
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Old 07-27-2018, 11:28 PM   #630
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It's alive!

I got a call from AU today and they fired up the car for the first time and said it sounds great and all working fine. So I think it is actually 1 year to the day from start to first ignition.

Aquamist system needs to be finished up, need to finish building the intake and couple of other items and then to the dyno for tuning. Finally getting close.
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Old 07-28-2018, 10:25 PM   #631
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Proof of life video

Here is a short vid of car being fired up. This is open intake, downpipe with cat and no exhaust/muffs. Sounds pretty smooth. This is a built motor, no balance shafts with EFR7163.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7Ry...ature=youtu.be
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Nice. Can't wait for updates, looks like things are going to get exciting quick.
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Old 08-01-2018, 01:53 PM   #634
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Ohhhhhh man, so excited for you! Glad at least one of the Golfmkv project cars is coming along.
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Old 08-01-2018, 04:27 PM   #635
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Thanks guys, once I get the car back I will do a full review, hopefully with a little track time vid as well.
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Went down to see car today. Needs intake to be finished up but main tube to turbo has been fitted, need to weld on the bend to air filter and powdercoat. Everything else plumbed. Wiring for Aquamist next week and the plan is to have it ready for dyno by end of next week. After talking with tuner we will probably shoot for low 400's to keep heat down and keep it a reliable track car that will last a while.







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Old 08-13-2018, 08:56 AM   #637
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Hell yeah! That's great. Your rims are waaayy too shiny for the track though!
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Hell yeah! That's great. Your rims are waaayy too shiny for the track though!
No argument there. I run 2 sets of wheels/tires. New street set pictured above. I run another set of wheels with racing slicks for track (BBS and Advan0058)

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