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From a VW Newbie in the United States.

I own a 04 Black Magic Pearl R32 w/ Cloth Seats.

one car I don't think I'll ever sell.
 

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KoolTrix said:
From a VW Newbie in the United States.

I own a 04 Black Magic Pearl R32 w/ Cloth Seats.

one car I don't think I'll ever sell.
Just got my 2004 R32 this week, its such a special car. I can't believe I didnt get one sooner. Its by far the best car I've ever had.. I love it, don't think I'll ever want to sell her either.:xD
 

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Hi and welcome,

I love my R as well,

Last week at work we were talking about selling cars,

A few years ago I had five cars in one year, Dread to think about the money that I lost.

Least you get lower gas/petrol price in the usa.
 

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I agree.. some modding IS in order.

I've got my eye on Evo-M V-Flow Intake w/ Stg.3 venting from Bumper to Filter...

GIAC 93-Octane Flash

and possibly the Haldex Controller from HPAMotorsports.com

I like the stock exhaust, so I don't think I plan on swapping that out..

however a nice High Flow Cat Converter, and maybe opening some of the smaller/thin stock exhaust pipes might do me lil bit more justice.

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one of my good friends has a Blue R32. With a Chip, Intake and Haldex Controller he was able to put down 13.2 in 1/4 mile. Now he has Cams, and GIAC Cam-Flash, and Exhaust. This summer he's investing in Headers, High Flow Cat Converter, and possibly a new Intake Manifold from HPAMotorsports.com..

I see him breaking into the high 12s quite easily.

me on the other hand.. 13s will be fast enough. Once the car is paid off, and I have my own home.. I'll think about turbo-ing the R32.

VF-Engineering.com, recently came out with a Turbo kit, but I'm still a fan of HPAMotorsports' FT450 Kit.

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as far as Petroleum Gas... here on the Mid-Atlantic [east coast] of the states.. I'm paying about $3.50/gallon. It's worst on the West-side.. about dollar more atleast.

I average 320-350miles to the tank for about $50USD. Lot of local/city driving, occasional highway. getting anywhere between 20-22mpg.

19-21 City, 25-30 Highway.

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here are some pix..






BEFORE TINTS..




BEFORE I TOOK OUT THE EIP CAI

NOW
[im missing battery cover, and part of my engine cover]


 

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I like that we have cloth seats [optional]..

but we DON'T have OEM NAV like you guys do..

or your TWO-TONE interior.. which is HOTT!

there someone here in the US that did a Euro Interior Conversion..

very sexy... and also has the OEM NAV...

I was debating on getting NAV but I think I might just install a Car-puter..

fully touch screen with more capabilities, and bigger LCD screen to work with.

would also like to one day replace my stock AMP with a JL Audio 1000/5 and replace all our speakers with JL Speakers, and use a 10 or 12in subwoofer in the back.

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I have KW SHS Variant 1 Coilovers right now.. but I might upgrade oneday to V3's.

as you can see I'm sporting the 17in GTI/Longbeach Rims... previous owner sold the stock 18in Aristos.. said these are lighter.. which are.. and easier to clean :D

so I just recently bought new Pirelli P-Zero Nero M+S Tires back in February.

atfirst I didn't like the rim's.. but they've grown on me...

I bought one of those ebay mk4 armrests.. which is VERY CHEAP!!.. once a month I have to retighten the screws/nuts. and its a plastic piece of junk.

one day would like to buy an authentic armrest!

okay so thats it. :p
 

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Hey Kooltrix, welcome to the forum.

Car look sweet, very clean!

The one thing I really like in those pics........

the thing I would love to see in more detail......................

................coz they look really really pimpin'

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You wearing those white sunglasses!!! :cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool:
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:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

Got any vids of you and your boy at the 1/4?
 

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haha, sorry guys.. the glasses broke..

I was mis-informed by the way.

My friend did

13.6 in 1/4 mile with Intake, Chip, Haldex
13.2 in 1/4 mile w/ intake, chip, haldex, cams
and now he has intake, chip, new cams, exhaust, and gettin hi flow cats + headers..

we're going to go to the track next month. so I'll get you a video then.
 

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another guy I met who has a 500WHP custom Turbo R32..

said he did 13.6 STOCK.. said he never took his foot off the gas and speed shifted... [something im not brave enough to try]

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ive only did 14.3 with bad tires, and possibly a bad haldex.. and had never learned to drive the R32 just right yet...oh and the track was too wet.

so with new tires, and new rear differential put in, and lil bit more knowledge on when to launch and shift.. im confident I can hit 14 flat.. i'll be happier than a kitten if I can hit 13.99
 

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Hi mate and welcome to the site. I love the smoothed US fronts, much better than the damn Euro plate mounts! Enjoy
 

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Friendly Update:

I know I haven't been online much, but thought I would update everyone..

I now have an EvoMS V-Flow Intake, EIP Street Series 3inch Resonated Exhaust, VF Motor Mounts and Unitronic Stage 1+ Software

I run 13.4 @ 104 mph in 1/4 mile in
My car was dyno'd at 220awhp/215awtq on dynojet dyno.














Future Mods:
Schrick Cams
Custom HighFlow Cats
17x8 Lightweight SSR Rims + KDW2 Tires
Another Set of 17" Longbeach to have Chrome Dipped for show
Chrome Mirror Caps
Maybe: PnP Head

who knows what else I might sink my money into.. LoL

Next year i might go turbo.. never know. i change my mind so much lol
 

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Looking very nice and I see that you have the battery cover on now ,lol.

Nice to see two rare red R32's though at you'r meet, Dam I have not seen ONE yet in the flesh.
 

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Cant believe you manage those times on only 93ron fuel!! Id love to see it mapped on some 99ron super unleaded here!
 

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I run 13.4 @ 104 mph in 1/4 mile in
My car was dyno'd at 220awhp/215awtq on dynojet dyno.

Got to be happy at that !

ps why dou you display front plates i thought in the usa they were optional ?
 
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