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Old May 25, 2019, 05:23 AM   #6001
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Yeah, just to be clear, I didn't mean the literal sound, I meant what it's doing to the turbo. Compressor surge is bad.

But, that aside, bet it feels good to have the job done! Sometimes projects can be such a pain in the ass, but feels so worth it in the end.
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Old May 25, 2019, 05:32 AM   #6002
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Yeah it’s awesome finally being done. Also I somehow managed to do it all properly zero leaks from any of the connections from downpipe->2nd half of downpipe (the Invidia catless is a 2piece)->midpipe->axleback. Hell yeah! The Grimmspeed 2X thick gaskets are awesome too, well worth the price.

If I have to grab the Boomba BOV that’ll be the last thing I purchase for a long while. I was viewing the injectors duty cycle and it’s much lower than I expected, so won’t have to worry about injectors this year either.

Only thing I would still like to do is take it to a body shop to get the hood and front bumper resprayed and coated to protect from rock chips
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Old May 27, 2019, 12:04 AM   #6003
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First revision of the tune and turbo flutter is completely gone at all stages of power/RPM. Sweet! Exhaust smell has toned down a little, likely from not running super rich anymore. Definitely notice the exhaust smell starting to creep into the interior, so I’ll make sure to spray it weekly with some freshener. I know Chemical Guys made that “Stripper scent” as a joke but it actually smells amazing not like a strip club at all, very easy on the nose and it seems to overwhelm any other smell in the interior.

Loving the car right now. Also says I got 35mpg on my way home from NY. No clue how as the car usually reads 30-31 on that drive. Maybe making some more power is allowing the car an easier time doing 70-75 in 6th gear. I need to get one of those fuel apps so I can track it better.

Car is a load of fun. I went WOT in first gear and I hit the rev limiter so fast I bounced the tach. My face was simply “woah” and my stomach went into my throat from how hard the car pulled. Felt more nuts than the Golf R lol.
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Old May 27, 2019, 09:20 AM   #6004
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Awesome, good to hear!
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Old May 27, 2019, 10:29 AM   #6005
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Been sitting in the garage for two weeks now. Won't stop raining.
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Old May 29, 2019, 07:17 PM   #6006
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Finally got around to refinishing the headlights. I posted before about fitment issues with aftermarket lights on my car.

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Used the 3M heavy duty kit with clearcoat. I wet sanded through all the grits too.
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Old Jun 1, 2019, 08:39 AM   #6008
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Rounded off the stud nut after 2 days of soaking in PB Blaster. Convinced that those products are all just a marketing sham and don’t actually help
i find them best for light duty stuff... like if you have a hood latch that is sticking or a rusty bike chain

for stuck fasteners the classic ATF+acetone DIY mix is the best short of applying heat
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Old Jun 3, 2019, 09:58 PM   #6009
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New wheel Monday! O.Z. Leggera HLT. Also some new flappy paddle shifter thingies.



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Old Jun 7, 2019, 08:49 AM   #6010
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Finally got a laptop from a buddy at work for $20. Beat up POS but it's enough for uploading data logs. Finally get this tune sorted out and the car running properly in the near future. I've been running the second revision of the tune for the past week. I left the car idling for 15minutes while I ran back into my shop to grab something .. came out and the smoke coming out of the exhaust was pretty bad lol. When I finally drove off I left a sick cloud

Car hopefully will be running properly in the coming week or so. Now with a laptop I can do a revision or more per day through the week.
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Old Jun 13, 2019, 01:42 AM   #6012
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Started prepping the car for Wednesday .. downpipe is here, waiting on the new bolts/studs and EBCS to come in on Wednesday.

I have the Golf R to drive so started dismantling the car today. After 3 hours still don’t have the stock downpipe off. So many of the bolts are completely seized due to corrosion/rust and it’s an absolute nightmare. I’m worried about putting too much torque on the stud nuts because I might snap the stud in place and have to drill it out. I don’t have the tools to drill it out, which means I’d have to put the car back together half-ass and take it to a shop. This job is sort of too much for me without lifting the car. Working under it with the front end on jackstands just doesn’t give you enough room. Also, maybe I’m just a bitch but I do not like putting so much force on the bolts w/ cheater bars etc while the rear brakes are all that’s holding the car from sliding backwards.

I’m past the point of no return so it is what it is. I can’t get one of the O2 sensors out so after work tomorrow I’m going to Harbor Freight to grab a couple wrenches. I snapped 3 different ratchets today trying to get some of the bolts to break..

What a nightmare. If I had known it would be like this I would have just waited until I was taking to the car for the protune and let them do the install+tune in one shot. Not even enjoyable right now. I sliced my hand open in 3 different places from the wrench slipping .. blood all over the garage and on random spots underneath the car

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Old Jun 16, 2019, 04:44 PM   #6013
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Not today but 2 days ago.

First track day event. I wasn't out for lap times; I just wanted safe fun with some corners, and I got it.

The car is amazingly predictable, stable and pretty grippy. The brakes got pretty cooked and now squeal a bunch but still work. Leather seats are slippery and car feels like its leaning a bunch in the turns but footage seems to say otherwise.

2 Mustangs wrecked pretty bad but most everyone was well mannered and enthusiastic. Good times.
My GPS said max speed of the night was 132mph.
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