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Old 11-20-2012, 12:53 PM   #76
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This statement makes no sense. How do you calculate without thinking? Do you think there's just a book with magical equations to everything? What's with all the hate towards engineers?


I have no hate towards engineers; a TON of my friends are mechanical or electrical engineers.

I do have to agree that they calculate instead of think though. Its kind of tough to explain but for example we joke about one of my ME buddies always calculates how much a girfriend would cost and we always counter with "but it will make you HAPPY" and you cant calculate or put a price on happieness you know?

Not sure if I did a good job explaining there.
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:57 PM   #77
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Classic STI dick swinging.
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:59 PM   #78
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Love that Blue! Also, welcome to paint quality!
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:01 PM   #79
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This just in, no one envies you, guy. You drive a $40k car, not a Ferrari.
Making **** up, huh sparky?

This just in, I don't care what you think, nor do think my car is the best on the road...just superior to the WRX of the same year.
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:22 PM   #80
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Huh, since when did this or NASIOC become STI vs. WRX forum? Come together and go back to hating on Evos and Eurotrash, or least stop trashing SCRAPPY's thread.

Amazingly I don't think anyone has asked this yet, but what are your initial plans? I know you've told me that an APR tune and tires are on the near term list. Springs? Sways? Tint? Exhaust?
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:43 PM   #81
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Man, Thanks Yoo Shin. If you guys want to bash something, bash my Nazi Car. But WRX and STI are too close to fight over. Both make sense to the right person.

Hard to say what my mods will be. Seems only reasonable to do a Cobb like 15 minute flash at the local APR installation. 599 and 15 minutes for 310 HP. Seems reasonable. But after that I will need to ditch the All Seasons. They are Pirelli Pzero Nero's. So they are a quality tire, but all seasons are just no match for a good summer tire.

Just took my car out for lunch. My gosh it is smooth and quick. I think this could be love. I am also learning to sense the steering a bit more. I am starting to pick up on the road more and more. It is not the same feeling as the STI steering feel, and not as fast as the MS3 steering, but the feedback is there, and it is becoming more tactile.

Viva la crappy Iphone4 pics:



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Old 11-20-2012, 01:51 PM   #82
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Man, Thanks Yoo Shin. If you guys want to bash something, bash my Nazi Car. But WRX and STI are too close to fight over. Both make sense to the right person.

Hard to say what my mods will be. Seems only reasonable to do a Cobb like 15 minute flash at the local APR installation. 599 and 15 minutes for 310 HP. Seems reasonable. But after that I will need to ditch the All Seasons. They are Pirelli Pzero Nero's. So they are a quality tire, but all seasons are just no match for a good summer tire.

Just took my car out for lunch. My gosh it is smooth and quick. I think this could be love. I am also learning to sense the steering a bit more. I am starting to pick up on the road more and more. It is not the same feeling as the STI steering feel, and not as fast as the MS3 steering, but the feedback is there, and it is becoming more tactile.

Viva la crappy Iphone4 pics:
Are they supposed to be reliable with that tune? That's a huge jump over stock. 256 to 310 hp!
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:59 PM   #83
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I think reliable is just notional for any VW.
But that is a negative attitude. Lets look on the bright side.
My car is 20 hours old and has not had one electrical gremlin.
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Old 11-20-2012, 02:12 PM   #84
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Man, Thanks Yoo Shin. If you guys want to bash something, bash my Nazi Car. But WRX and STI are too close to fight over. Both make sense to the right person.

Hard to say what my mods will be. Seems only reasonable to do a Cobb like 15 minute flash at the local APR installation. 599 and 15 minutes for 310 HP. Seems reasonable. But after that I will need to ditch the All Seasons. They are Pirelli Pzero Nero's. So they are a quality tire, but all seasons are just no match for a good summer tire.

Just took my car out for lunch. My gosh it is smooth and quick. I think this could be love. I am also learning to sense the steering a bit more. I am starting to pick up on the road more and more. It is not the same feeling as the STI steering feel, and not as fast as the MS3 steering, but the feedback is there, and it is becoming more tactile.

Viva la crappy Iphone4 pics:


She's beautiful! I love it, congrats!
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Old 11-20-2012, 02:13 PM   #85
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Hopefully everything is awesome! The only reason I did not get a VW is because the depreciation is extremely high and they also have random electrical problems. Also, after coming out of a GS300 I was looking for a more performance oriented car so the faux niceties thrown in by VW were off-putting rather than welcomed. The Rs are nice cars, I just couldn't justify it for myself.
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Old 11-20-2012, 02:16 PM   #86
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Man, Thanks Yoo Shin. If you guys want to bash something, bash my Nazi Car. But WRX and STI are too close to fight over. Both make sense to the right person.

Hard to say what my mods will be. Seems only reasonable to do a Cobb like 15 minute flash at the local APR installation. 599 and 15 minutes for 310 HP. Seems reasonable. But after that I will need to ditch the All Seasons. They are Pirelli Pzero Nero's. So they are a quality tire, but all seasons are just no match for a good summer tire.

Just took my car out for lunch. My gosh it is smooth and quick. I think this could be love. I am also learning to sense the steering a bit more. I am starting to pick up on the road more and more. It is not the same feeling as the STI steering feel, and not as fast as the MS3 steering, but the feedback is there, and it is becoming more tactile.
The right tires can transform that steering feel and response. Hell, I'd put that ahead of the reflash or at least do them at the same time!

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Are they supposed to be reliable with that tune? That's a huge jump over stock. 256 to 310 hp!
That motor can handle quite a bit, and is actually detuned from the Euro version R and the TTS. APR is a solid outfit and is known for their safe tunes.
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Old 11-20-2012, 02:20 PM   #87
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I bought a brand new 2012 Golf 2.5 . The new VW's are AMAZING and lightyears ahead of what the old ones were. I'm extremely happy with it, and AWD is bolt in on these cars finally with no cutting/welding of floorpans.


VW became very smart in the past few years and they had lost a loyal customer but regained one with the MKVI.
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Old 11-20-2012, 02:20 PM   #88
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Congrats on the new ride. I see these rolling around here and they look good. If it was closer to $28k I would own one right now.
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:22 PM   #89
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^^ why I bought a 2.5 base model. Well under 20k, and AWD is bolt in later when the parts are in wrecking yards/recyclers. That said a Golf R is still way cool.
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:22 PM   #90
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I would love to try driving one of these but I'm worried that I would get too attached to the interior. For what I want out of a car though, the WRX is much better suited to my personality.
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:38 PM   #91
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:57 PM   #92
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^^ why I bought a 2.5 base model. Well under 20k, and AWD is bolt in later when the parts are in wrecking yards/recyclers. That said a Golf R is still way cool.
SCRAPPY, please don't let me read later on that you inadvertantly fed this guy your AWD. Drive the car stock for awhile and enjoy it.
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:06 PM   #93
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...just superior to the WRX of the same year.
Which no one ever disputed.

Are you going to edit your first, incorrect post, or are you going to continue to look like a fool?
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:23 PM   #94
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Man, Thanks Yoo Shin. If you guys want to bash something, bash my Nazi Car. But WRX and STI are too close to fight over. Both make sense to the right person.

Hard to say what my mods will be. Seems only reasonable to do a Cobb like 15 minute flash at the local APR installation. 599 and 15 minutes for 310 HP. Seems reasonable. But after that I will need to ditch the All Seasons. They are Pirelli Pzero Nero's. So they are a quality tire, but all seasons are just no match for a good summer tire.

Just took my car out for lunch. My gosh it is smooth and quick. I think this could be love. I am also learning to sense the steering a bit more. I am starting to pick up on the road more and more. It is not the same feeling as the STI steering feel, and not as fast as the MS3 steering, but the feedback is there, and it is becoming more tactile.

Viva la crappy Iphone4 pics:



From doing it on my wife's Tiguan, the APR tune is much more involved than the AP from Cobb. They had to take apart all kinds of shielding just below the windshield, then get out some funky screws that hold the ECU in place. Took the place about an hour and I was glad I didn't attempt to do it, looked painful.

Enjoy the car~!
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:24 PM   #95
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Looking good Scrappy~ Love the new headlights.

1M = $$$
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:41 PM   #96
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My favorite part about VWs (my first 3 cars, 95 vr6, 97 and 98 2.0, all jettas) was their reliability. Between the 3 cars there were 4 non-working windows. Other than that, they were great. I hate the lack of reliability reputation because of electrical issues.

The 95 VR6 was my favorite car (more than my 2011 wrx) I drove it from about 120 to 158k miles. I beat the living piss out of the car everyday. redlines constantly, flat foot shifting etc. (I was 17-18). Car never had an issue. Had heat in about a minute of driving, functional heated seats on par with my '11 wrx, and just as good of a stock stereo.

I hope you enjoy the R as much as I enjoyed my car. The only reason I went to the subaru world was the speed (love my wrx, blast to drive) and because the R was a little out of price range. Good purchase and thanks for the review!
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:45 PM   #97
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Napalm, from what I have read, all the new VW's are like you describe. But the golf R uses the OLDER 2.0 liter, and you can flash it through the OBDII port. I have not been around the VW community long enough to know if that is actually true, but I have been reading posts from other golf R guys who said it only took 15 minutes or so. There is no ECU hacking needed for this model VW.

ripandrun, thanks for the encouragement.
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:51 PM   #98
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:30 PM   #99
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Napalm, from what I have read, all the new VW's are like you describe. But the golf R uses the OLDER 2.0 liter, and you can flash it through the OBDII port. I have not been around the VW community long enough to know if that is actually true, but I have been reading posts from other golf R guys who said it only took 15 minutes or so. There is no ECU hacking needed for this model VW.

ripandrun, thanks for the encouragement.
Oh that's great then. I am having fun modding the wife's tiguan, check out the kits for it on goapr.com. Too funny to think of an SUV with 400hp.

Enjoy the ride, let us know your long term impressions of the VW AWD system in your new car. I hope it's sweet and you like it!
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:37 PM   #100
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GIAC is the tune to get, much smoother power delivery than APR and REVO
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