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Thank you guys this has been really helpful!

My only real concern was the engine temps but I wouldn't be smashing the car around for amounts of time, only to have a little bit more grunt in the mid to upper as I feel that's where the Rs lack.
 


Change Thermostat to early opener, and change the Oil.
When I had run the VF9 on my VR, I had an early opening Thermostat and was using 10/60 Valvoline Racing Oil.
My Oil Temp would never go over 96.
My mate who had a VR who also was charged (Rotrex) had done the same as me and noticed temps had dropped, As you know the V6 heats up pretty fast and also dislikes the heat.
We also by passed the 2 water pipes that connect to the Throttle.
It makes a difference.
I will be doing the same on my 32 once I strap the Charger on. :)



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Thank you again guys- really helpful feedback. They said the stage 2 is the 'bullet proof" application with the intercooler set up and I believe uses a different set up all together ?

I will be honest I rarely go above 80/90 on a run so I imagine if cruising on a motorway (even in the warmer French climate) for a good few hours this wouldn't be an issue?

I just feel the stage 1 is very much within my budget (and the sort of power increase I am looking for daily use) that spending an extra 2/3k on top for a stage 2 seems a bit excessive?

I'm going to start a build thread next week as well so you guys can follow the progress
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In London mate, stage 1 as you call it is far more than enough dude. 
Will keep an eye on your thread.. Cheers.
MJ



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Yeah I sat at 80-85 all the way to South of France and it was fine. If you Google si_xsi supercharged r32 you will see my thread showing the trip plus my ownership... just plan your shell fuel stops using the shell petrol station finder website!
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2009,Full VWSH, RNS510, Kufatec Fiscon Bluetooth, Loudspeaker system, privacy glass, DSG, Parking sensors, Brembo discs with Ferrodo DS2500 pads, 2 owners. Drives spot on.

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Supercharged 372 BHP, Miltek, Ferodo ds2500 pads, bilstein b14, focal speakers, rear parking sensors, mk6 R brake retainer clips, mk6 digital radio and cd changer. New clutch, flywheel, chains and pistons. Sadly rear ended and cat D written off Aug 16 :(

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Yeah I sat at 80-85 all the way to South of France and it was fine. If you Google si_xsi supercharged r32 you will see my thread showing the trip plus my ownership... just plan your shell fuel stops using the shell petrol station finder website!

Thanks Simon- if I'm honest it was your build thread and trip that has inspired me to go down this route in the first place!

Looked like a really good trip and currently planning the same but speaking to the TRD guys it might be a few months before they can get the car in...

Have you not thought of going down the SC route again?

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You will not be disappointed, as has already been said earlier in this thread, the guys at TRD really know these cars and have done many charger conversions, the types of card they have in the workshop and lead in time is testament to their work. The charger itself is handmade in Germany and takes a while in itself from order to UK. I would supercharge mine in a heartbeat but having recently purchased a house and with our first child on the way, my financial priorities lie elsewhere! It's encouraging that TRD actually turn away cars which they seem unsuitable for conversion, usually higher mileage high owner cars that have had a hard life. Aside from the extra power, I loved owning such a discreet car, only the slight induction noise and whirr from the charger at idle giving the game away. I'm sure the guys at TRD will advise on your requirements but the set up I had included bilstein b14 suspension, miltek cat back exhaust and uprated front racing brake pads and it complemented the rest of the package so well. One thing I would investigate now and to prevent any nasty surprises later is modified car insurance. Don't use Adrian flux is all I'm saying!! I miss my old one so much and makes me annoyed thinking about the stupid woman who drove into the back of me. I'm just glad after all the work I had done to it that I got to do a road trip to France in it before the accident, off there again this year in my current R32. Look forward to seeing your build thread.
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2009,Full VWSH, RNS510, Kufatec Fiscon Bluetooth, Loudspeaker system, privacy glass, DSG, Parking sensors, Brembo discs with Ferrodo DS2500 pads, 2 owners. Drives spot on.

Previous:

Supercharged 372 BHP, Miltek, Ferodo ds2500 pads, bilstein b14, focal speakers, rear parking sensors, mk6 R brake retainer clips, mk6 digital radio and cd changer. New clutch, flywheel, chains and pistons. Sadly rear ended and cat D written off Aug 16 :(

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Would like to hear positives/negative feedback from any of the stage 2 or 3 conversions TRD have done

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Interested in this for my 49k 3 owner Mk5! Comsidering it is going to cost 12/13k to upgrade to a mk7 R....
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Interested in this for my 49k 3 owner Mk5! Comsidering it is going to cost 12/13k to upgrade to a mk7 R....


Mines similar to yours. Went out in an edition 30 which is DSG mapped well into the 300's and that feels a different league to my mapped R32. Increasing the power of the R to anywhere around a stable 350+ should surely feel similar? I only worry about the reliability of the supercharger. Would like feedback to reassure me

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Mines similar to yours. Went out in an edition 30 which is DSG mapped well into the 300's and that feels a different league to my mapped R32. Increasing the power of the R to anywhere around a stable 350+ should surely feel similar? I only worry about the reliability of the supercharger. Would like feedback to reassure me





An edition 30 is not N/A, so no comparison.
You have to decide from what you have written whether you wanna go down the Turbo route or Charger.
Both have differences mate and both have different prices..

Personally I'd go for a Rotrex then RUF Charger. 😉

Edited by MJVR6, Yesterday, 10:05 AM.


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An edition 30 is not N/A, so no comparison.
You have to decide from what you have written whether you wanna go down the Turbo route or Charger.
Both have differences mate and both have different prices..

Personally I'd go for a Rotrex then RUF Charger. 😉


The comparison was purely his power compared to mine rather than turbo/NA. I know a lot of people favour the rotrex for more power but is it direct you don't get a 'whine'?
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Depends which rotrex you go for...

 

My C30 was silent.

 

My C38 whistles/whines like a banshee.


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Depends which rotrex you go for...

My C30 was silent.

My C38 whistles/whines like a banshee.


Cheers for the info, did you fit both kits yourself or by a specialist?

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First kit for the 30 was bought.

 

Second and third kits were built/designed by myself.

 

The full C38 set up was built from the ground up.


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First kit for the 30 was bought.

Second and third kits were built/designed by myself.

The full C38 set up was built from the ground up.


I would certainly have to rely on a specialist fitting it

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Leaves you with storm then really for rotrex, they can supply and fit/map a kit.

 

Or you've got TRD for ruf charger who offer the same thing.


Edited by mattdub, Yesterday, 03:21 PM.

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