OK I am going to stop naming all these projects because I am running out of ideas how to name them. This is yet another Golf R that we were working on previously and its the signature rising blue (RB). The thing with the Golf R is the weight of the car and if you have read many reviews around the world, the authors all agree that its nothing great compared to GTI and it is definitely a nicer car to drive in the city.
Power to weight ratio also is not rocket science so reducing the weight of the car and keeping the power up concurrently will change the game and I believe the owner himself knows it too and the first thing he did was to change the rims to a smaller 18″ – original talldegas will weight around 12kg per piece which means moving to any 18″ aftermarket rims would at least lighten the car by 2kg or so, per piece and I must say, its a joy data-logging the car.
Changing the brakes too makes a huge diff – if you have been following my post earlier, I have pointed out that one side of stock R brakes is equivalent to the weight of one set 355mm VW Racing brakes – which is estimated around 24kg what more a 330mm AP racing Brakes. We did not supply him these parts to the owner but I just like to point out that he took the right performance modding path – not a general statement, different people will pick different path, because I often get this question about what you need to do first. Its really subjective, more important, where do you see yourself going? 400hp mark? Its not your life ambition, its just what you want your car to do and Malaysian, more than often can’t decide because they want it all… LOL
We came into the picture with the usual performance item – REVO technik stage 2 performance map, Forge Twintake and Eurojet FMIC and the power jumped from a 245hp to 286hp on wheel. While the new found power is great for a car is running on stock downpipe and catback, you are pretty much stuck if you want to hit 300hp without changing the stock turbo. And so we decided, lets follow the 320hp REVO MK5 GTI stage 3 built and throw in a water meth kit.
And it worked, a staggering 20 hp gain, 30nm torque added on and the R now is a 307hp and 390nm AWD on a very hot day of 36 degrees and we have not even touched the exhaust!
1. Items were not installed by MYF and we do not provide installation services;
2. Water Methanol were purchased separately through another dealer, we were just consulted and results shared to benefit of those in doubt.