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wvw ev71k 77w 048389
3vw jm71k 39m 097803
NGK BKR7EIX-11 @ .028"

currently:
Car

Engine bay

cabin


mods for thy greyt .:R25
PERFORMANCE



Engine mods


:yes: Neuspeed power pulley
:yes: Eurojet valve cover
:yes: Custom exhaust. (part of it is 3" and parts are 2.5")
:yes: United Motorsports custom Software
:yes: United Motorsports intake manifold
:yes: water meth kit: DVC-30
:yes: Custom 3.0" intake with heat wrap and DEI spray paint thermal coat
:yes: Custom turbo kit (specs below)
:yes: completely heat painted and heat wrapped exhaust


Engine Cosmetic parts:

:yes: JCaps Billet Aluminum Oil Cap
:yes: JCaps billet Aluminum dipstick cap
:yes: polished manifold -> march 2012
:yes: polished timing cover
:yes: polished valve cover-> june 2010
:yes: Custom painted black throttle pipe
:yes: polished oil cap
:yes: relocated the harness by the coolant bottle
:yes: removed the SAI combi valve, pump, system.
:yes: most wire tucking

Engine Build parts:Installation pending

:yes: stage 2 ferrea valvetrain.
:no: Forged rods
:no: 8.5:1 forged pistons
:no: head gasket
:no: Main bearings
:no: rod bearings
:no: head studs
:no: main studs

Turbo kit parts

:yes: SPA t3 turbo exhaust manifold (cast log style)
:yes: 39mm TIAL wastegate
:yes: TIAL Q BOV (silver spring)
:yes: 550cc Bosch injectors
:yes: CTS Intercooler 450HP
:yes: PTE 5858 .82 A/R, t3, v-banded exhaust, 3" inlet, 2" outlet.
:yes: 3.0" v band stainless steel downpipe- Cat-less [custom]
:yes: Eboost 2
:yes: Heat protected oil feed line
:yes: Turbo heat wrap/cover
:yes: Rocket launcher switches to control boost levels
:yes: paint and heat wrap downpipe
:yes: Paint and wrap intake pipe
:yes: Custom open dump. Thermal painted and wrapped. (39mm)

Drivetrain

:yes: 6sp MT tranny swap
:yes: Forge short shifter
:yes: 42dd bushing kit
:yes: HPA Motorsports 85a Core Interlock Mount
:yes:BSH Billet Motor mount
:yes: BSH Billet Pendulum Mount
:yes: bsh transmission mount
:yes: OEM clutch and pressure plate
:yes: Four season tuning flywheel
:yes: Wavetrack LSD



SUSPENSION

:yes: Neuspeed rear sway bar
:yes: Neuspeed Front sway bar
:yes: Neuspeed rear endlinks
:yes: H&R street performance coilovers
:yes: ABD rear Stress bar (inside trunk)
:yes: battery relocated to trunk(optima red top D35
:yes: Whiteline anti-lift kit
:yes: corner balanced car
:yes: H2 Sport Camber Plates
:yes: tyrol sport deadset rigid subframe



BRAKING


:yes: continental Extreme Contact DW tires 245/40/17
:yes: drilled/slotted rear rotors (oem size)
:yes: hawk breaking pads hps (rear)
:yes: custom painted brakes [black]
:yes: Porsche brembo brakes [front, from cayman]
:yes: Slotted 312mm rotors [front]
:yes: Brake fuild: super blue


Visuals

INTERIOR {to do}


:yes: OEM euro dash tray
:yes: OEM euro switch
:yes: OEM GLI aluminum pedals (+ footrest)
:yes: OEM golf ball shift knob
:yes: OEM .:R- Line steering wheel
:yes: OEM dash cubby
:yes: OEM Euro Switch
:yes: Rear seat Delete
:yes: Pioneer avic U310-BT
:yes: INNOVATE motorsports wideband AFR
:yes: New South Mech boost gauge
:yes: New South steering gauge pod
:yes: OSIR AC gauge pod
:yes: Valentine V1 hardwired
:yes: Blinder 905 HP (dual front) hardwired
:yes: JL Audio amp: G4500
:yes: focal speakers (165 A1 and 165 A3)
:yes: Focal 10" subwoffer 25 A1
:yes: JL j2 250.1 mono amp.
:yes: sound system rewired with AWG 12 oxigen free audio wires
:yes: Monster Cables RCA from: head unit to g4500 (16ft) and from g4500 to j2 250.1 (3ft)
:yes: Pioneer Avic U310BT
:yes: Sound insulated front door skins, trunk and under the rear seats.
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EXTERIOR

:yes: OEM GTI front euro lip
:yes: OEM GLI side skirts
:yes: OEM Rear GLI valence
:yes: OEM 3 piece lip spoiler
:yes: OEM Black Magic Pearl sideview mirrors
:yes: OEM wolfburg ed. front grill
:yes: OEM Bixennon Headlights
:yes: OEM Euro LED tail lights with rear fog
:yes: Rieger roof spoiler
:yes: 15%tints
:yes: short antenna
:yes: custom painted valence reflectors
:yes: custom painted rear VW emblem
:yes: custom painted side markers
:yes: custom painted LED Tails.
:yes: Wheels plasti dipped: orange blaze

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stage 3 of the build:
is engine build time, 1200 cc injectors, fuel pump and push it to turbo limit. And maybe change the turbo or hotside to a .63

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well, here it is...for me to "Finish" the car on its current stage i need to do the following:

Mods planned, yet i'm done. Maybe? these are maybes, track dependant
-Sparco seats for better track time
-Wheel Studs
-Oil cooler

Engine mods:
Max out injectors
6 port injected meth, and 1 before the ic or right after.
Re do the intake manifold.


X. Rear GLI brakes
X. Audi TT RS control arms and bushings (for whiteline's anti lift)
X. Custom 3.0" V-Banded exhaust Quad


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THEN, the GOOD mods:

-AWD swap.
-----front and rear LSD
-----all the mods for the drivetrain.-I doubt this.

-Interior:
-----seats
-----harness
-----steering wheel
-----lil misc fun things

-Turbo:
-----maybe upgrade to a v-band and custom tubular manifold.
-----maybe upgrade to 60xx or 62xx turbo or a 58xx with a BB

-engine build:
-----Ferrea valves
-----forged pistons 8.5:1
-----Forged rods
-----ARP headstuds
-----complete rebuild (new main bearings, new headgasket, hone and polish, etc)
 

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BUILD INDEX

PAGE 2:
-audio install
-oil change


PAGE 3:
-engine build parts
-car down. uni issues


PAGE 4:
-exhaust paint
-HPA puck
-motor mount
-exhuast videos


PAGE 5:
-painting the oem intake manifold
-dual go pro vid record
-noise deaden
-tranny flush


PAGE 6:
-SAI removed


PAGE 7:
-intake mani recieved


PAGE 8:
-UM intake mani
-videos
-wire tucking


PAGE 9:
-turbo stages
-intake mani videos
-DYNO


PAGE 10:
-bay clean up


PAGE 11:
-wheel change
-tranny ratio and speeds


PAGE 12:
-bay clean up


PAGE 13:
-coolant bottle change
-bay shave ideas


PAGE 14:
-brake paint
-engine bay polish


PAGE 15:
-sowo prep
-sowo driving


PAGE 16:
-sowo vids and pixs


PAGE 17:
-evap
-wire tucking


PAGE 18:
-evap


PAGE 19:
-plans
-discussions
-bay clean
-wheels
-5857 comparison


PAGE 20:
-discussions


PAGE 21:
-plans
-dreamed interior


PAGE 22:
-bay cleaning


PAGE 23:
-LSD install
-weight reduction
-aluminum control arms


PAGE 24:
-turbo pics
-turbo talk
-oil analysis result


PAGE 25:
-boost gauge
-turbo talk


PAGE 26:
-temp tests.
-turbo attempt 1


PAGE 27:
-turbo talk
-intercooler pics
-turbo mock up
-headers paint


PAGE 28:
-resistor hiding
-coolant delete
-fuel line relocate


PAGE 29:
-sai pump delete
-engine bay pics
---------------------2013 plans---------------


PAGE 30:
-turbo set up mock up
-turbo wrap
-E-boost 2
-Brembo Brakes
-Bay wire tuck
-Boost gauge installed


PAGE 31:
-random talk
-turbo installed
-turbo pics
-tests
-Sowo Plans


PAGE 32:
-Bumper trim
-pics of heat protection
-oil return location
-engine bay pics
-highway test video


PAGE 33:
-raised the car
-eboost switches
-cabin pics
-camber, brakes, ordered
-eboost wiring


PAGE 34:
-installing the eboost 2
-eboost cabin pics
-how the buttons work
-testing and setting the switchpoints
-diagnosting the wastegate
-intake paint and wrap
-porsche big brakes


PAGE 35:
-filling AV gas
-brakes prep
-integrated dump pipes
-camber plates
-osir pod arrived!
-ordered tires
-rear seat delete
-light weight project


PAGE 36:
-tires arrived!
-rear seat delete plan
-cutting wood
-ren's delete
-delete mock up
-delete benefits
-drilling holes
-first hwy trip on turbo.
-Intercooler efficiency
-Finishing the brakes



PAGE 37:
-meth talk
-spark plug change
-sowo prep (pic of tires, camber, brakes)



PAGE 38:
-wheels ordered
-rear seat delete progress
-delete completed (except fabric)
-why modify the car?



PAGE 39:
-installing porsche brakes
-brakes installed and bedded
-turbo 5858 issues
-turbo pipes pic
-changing turbo to 5457
-rear seat delete done
-new wheels
-5457 .63 ar review


PAGE 40:
-OZ Racing ultralaggera pics
-front end pics
-interior pics
-245s installed


PAGE 41:
-oz on car pics.
-245 tires review
-downpipe wrapped
-5858 is back!
-turbo and downpipe wrapped
-under panels installed
-shiny shots
----Sowo!
-polished tail pipes
-sowo booth
-sowo temps
-dominick driving
-JDL manifold
-engine bays compilation


PAGE 42:
-returning to the bottle (coolant)
-throttle body spacer
-meth injector
-meth installation pictures
-doing the custom braket
-buying methanol
-valves at 104k miles
-Garage queen picture
-Port injected meth/water idea


PAGE 43:
-Initial meth test drive
-Timing results from water injection
-pure water injection
-Meth review
-more meth pics
-ideas: naca duct, and others (not important)
-Naca duct drawings


PAGE 44:
-plans for the car
-turbo update for 14 psi
-new ESP button
-crossed 104k miles
-acceleration charts


PAGE 45:
-leaving for 20 days: car covered
-loco on the car
-cant choose any mod!
-blinder talk
-jammer pics
-changing hot side on turbo
-coolant flush
-new coil packs
-new upper coolant hose
-CBTA pulleys picture


PAGE 46:
-H2O talk (hotel)
-starting the complete car detail
-front grills installed
-why i like cars
-blinder is here!
-shiny car


PAGE 47:
-Detailing: Done with the claybar and wheels, starting to wax
-Detailing stuff and tools
-Laser Jammers installed
-Painting the wheels


PAGE 48:
-finish painting wheels orange
-getting the open dump re done
-cleaning and painting the dump
-Thermal wrap: dump
-Thermal wrap: exhaust Tip section
-filter change and wrap review
-BSH motor mount removed
-engine bay shots with polished throttle pipe
-NO MORE RATTLES AND NOISES!
-Painting the throttle pipe black
-Cleaning and painting the exhaust
-Thermal wrap: Exhaust mid section



PAGE 49:
-review of the exhaust wrap
-Laser jammer video
-cars i love (porsche and looks of bettle)
-octane plus testing
- changing the midpipe
- midpipe: 2.5 resonated vs 3" straight pipe
-new clutch ordered


PAGE 50:
- Mid pipe wrapped.
- Mid pipe wrap review.
-Oil Changed!
-exhaust vid
-timing with octane plus
-FX400 clutch
-installing the clutch


PAGE 51:
- clutch testing
-driving to H2o
-bad clutch bearing
-enjoying the car
-engine movement vid
-new BSH mount
-removing the orange paint


PAGE 52:
- driving around, having fun
-vids with new BSH mount
-installing the camber plates
-installing the Tyrolsport subframe deadset



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My created threads, that some may find usefull

DIY:

DIY:SAI delete

DIY: motor mount

DIY: coolant flush

DIY: vag com mods

DIY: 2.5L valve covers

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Informational/ mods

2.5L basic info

Engine build parts

Audio Build

tranny swap 1

tranny swap 2

Unofficial 2.5L MPG thread

Wide body mkv

2.5L oil analysis #1

spark plugs
http://store.blackforestindustries.com/ngkspplmk525.html
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Media/fun

Exhaust vids for 5 cylinders
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Reviews

United Motorsports manifold and SW review [pt. 1]

United Motorsports manifold and SW review [pt. 2]
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Threads/links I like.

where to buy studs and nuts

DIY: convert to studs

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2.5L diagnosis and swap

2.5T step by step install

2.5T stage 3 turbo build up

2.5L on standalone

mk3 AWD 2.5T

brakes build

from AWE turning: get to 11s

DIY: make your own 100 oct
 

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Racing tips
http://www.rallyracingnews.com/lfb.html

http://www.se-r.net/car_info/fwd_launch_tips.html
http://www.golfmkv.com/forums/showthread.php?t=116498
http://www.golfmkv.com/forums/showthread.php?t=19854
http://www.golfmkv.com/forums/showthread.php?t=154405
http://www.golfmkv.com/forums/showthread.php?t=154285


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Sound system info:
http://www.golfmk5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=72157&page=2
http://www.b-quiet.com/
http://www.golfmk5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=72157&page=2
http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?5284182-AsymmetricalDichotomy-s-Audio-Build
http://forums.jettamkv.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=2671
http://www.crutchfield.com/S-K7kcpJ...05/how-to-tune-a-car-sound-system-part-2.aspx
http://www.crutchfield.com/S-Z0Mdn3...und-system-part-3-adding-a-4-channel-amp.aspx
http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?5284182-AsymmetricalDichotomy-s-Audio-Build
http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?2749615
http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?2984471
http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?3604801#post44436981
http://www.golfmkv.com/forums/showthread.php?t=135719


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battery relocation info:

thread:
http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?4912699-Battery-relocation-to-trunk

basic kit:
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/TAY-48000/

kit with box:
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/TAY-48101/

box by itself:
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/TAY-48100/

This guy run the power wire the same way i did: through the inside.
http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?5284182-AsymmetricalDichotomy-s-Audio-Build

http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?5592898-battery-relocating

Ask away if you still have questions! :D


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Tranny swap info:

BEST LINK HERE

http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/...ne!-Automatic-to-manual-swap-MKV-Rabbit-Jetta

http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthre...Tranny-swap...-from-auto-to-6spd.-(2.5L-jetta)

http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?5280889-tranny-swap-in-proceess

http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?4171945-2.5l-Engine-and-6Speed-GTI-transmission

http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?4677624

http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?5454663-GTI-6spd-into-my-2.5-5spd-whats-needed

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http://www.golfmkv.com/forums/showthread.php?t=146632&highlight=shave+bay

well, i DO have a build thread on jettamkv.com, and i usually just make thread for whenever i do something to the car.. so, why not just have 1 thread with the story of the evolution???

short timeline:

thygreyt (jan 23rd 2011) said:
well.. its 12:00.. now its officially the 23rd of january

and today is the 2nd aniversary!!!
so my car is now 2 years old.
happy to report that it hasnt had any downtime, any other than caused by me, lol :biggrin:
happy ~43k miles.

anyways, since i havent taken any new pics, since the one from the hwy, here a lil timeline:
from stock... to stage 1... to stage 2... to stage 3... which is the current. :)


stock car...

it started as a regular grey / gray jetta mkv 2009 2.5L 5 cyl.





silver tails


stock front





eyelids, front_black_logo...black_side_markers, Fogs





just a closer look of the front... i like the pic





model .:R 25 :)

(dont worry, it has since been removed.)




stage 1, completed. tinted tails, and rear roof spoiler!


stage 2 begins... and its like: "what the hell?"


ok, so i take advice and i get the wolfy grill! :) much better too





a nice pic in the sunrise...


at a show, and my first booth.


when i got the newest and latest set of wheels.


and at last... one in a sunset. :)





Aaaannd... the engine bay...

my stock bay


with the beetle engine cover...


without the cover... just because i like the way it looks.


the upcomming eurojet stuff





and at last...!




and my trunk.



kind of lengthy, but hope that you like it.
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pre sowo pics.

thygreyt (may 19th 2011) said:
last night i had to pick up a guy from the Miami international airport. so i had to wait some time in the "cellphone waiting area".. i am SOWO clean, and camera +tripod ready i found a good spot. this is what came out. :D

see you at sowo.





and my fave.




for the photo savvy: nikon D90 with 24mm lens. Aperture priority mode.
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2 things:

1 - you shoulda told me about your new exhaust i would sold you the one sitting in my garage with like 50 miles on it.

2 - if/when you start to think about entertaining the idea of quad exhaust, i know someone who's getting rid of his rear valance soon.... ;)
 

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shes getting there fred. little by little. engine bay looks much cleaner. :thumbup::thumbup:
 

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