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WHY MODIFIY

There are several ppl on this "R" forum that have modified their" R". Some modifications are major others have made minor mods, some members have modified there exterior, engine, interior and suspension why? and what was your gain.
 

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Re: WHY MODIFIY (cloaked)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>cloaked</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">There are several ppl on this "R" forum that have modified their" R". Some modifications are major others have made minor mods, some members have modified there exterior, engine, interior and suspension why? and what was your gain. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Since we just had this discussion in somewhat of a contentious tone (by some) <A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=61010" TARGET="_blank">HERE</A>, I assume that you are looking for people to give a list of their mods and what performance increases they got as a general discussion, not WHY they chose to mod?
 

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Re: WHY MODIFIY (needsdecaf)

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I Like going to shows and track days and am an attention *****. I like being the only and having the fastest [of what ever car it is at the time] around.<p>i kow that from a "car" standpoint that I am going to be so far upsidown in this car financially.... but it is more than just my transportation. My othercars are either stock or under 1000 dollars in mods so that I can sell them in a year from purchase.<p>The R i so much more. It is something I have built and grin for ear to ear everytime I drive it.
 

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No just wanted to know if the mods that one purchased and put on their car was what they expected, and why they thought they needed the mod they selected. <br><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>R_Rated</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I Like going to shows and track days and am an attention *****. I like being the only and having the fastest [of what ever car it is at the time] around.<p>i kow that from a "car" standpoint that I am going to be so far upsidown in this car financially.... but it is more than just my transportation. My othercars are either stock or under 1000 dollars in mods so that I can sell them in a year from purchase.<p>The R i so much more. It is something I have built and grin for ear to ear everytime I drive it.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>That's what I was asking thanks for the clear response <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by cloaked at 11:56 AM 6-27-2006</i>
 

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Re: WHY MODIFIY (needsdecaf)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>needsdecaf</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Since we just had this discussion in somewhat of a contentious tone (by some) <A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=61010" TARGET="_blank">HERE</A>, I assume that you are looking for people to give a list of their mods and what performance increases they got as a general discussion, not WHY they chose to mod?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>the tone of this post was much more objective though <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: WHY MODIFIY (R_Rated)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>R_Rated</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>the tone of this post was much more objective though <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I agree, that why I assumed it was more of a "hey, let's see what you got" type of question. The last post was more of a "why would you idiots spend all that money on a great car" type of question.<p>
 

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Re: WHY MODIFIY (needsdecaf)

Well my list of mods are modest compared to most but I have seen substantial gains. Here are my "performance mods". <p>Window Tint - 15hp gain <br>Silverstar Fogs - 5hp gain<br>Blue Interior Lights - 5hp gain<br>Evolve Sticker - 20hp gain<br>VP Tuning Wheel Spacers - 10hp gain<p>As you can see I am well over 350hp now. I was going to go with darker tint for more HP but decided the bang for the buck wasn't quite there and I was scared the transmission wouldn't accept the torque increase. As you can see, the Evolve sticker provided the biggest gain so far.
 

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Re: WHY MODIFIY (steamboatsig)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>steamboatsig</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Well my list of mods are modest compared to most but I have seen substantial gains. Here are my "performance mods". <p>Window Tint - 15hp gain <br>Silverstar Fogs - 5hp gain<br>Blue Interior Lights - 5hp gain<br>Evolve Sticker - 20hp gain<br>VP Tuning Wheel Spacers - 10hp gain<p>As you can see I am well over 350hp now. I was going to go with darker tint for more HP but decided the bang for the buck wasn't quite there and I was scared the transmission wouldn't accept the torque increase. As you can see, the Evolve sticker provided the biggest gain so far. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I think the fitment of the evolve sticker is not quite right... therefore you may have noticed a difference on the butt dyno from flash but in reality lost power. The sticker was made for the 04 model and will fit a little off on the 05 and 06's. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>steamboatsig</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Well my list of mods are modest compared to most but I have seen substantial gains. Here are my "performance mods". <p>Window Tint - 15hp gain <br>Silverstar Fogs - 5hp gain<br>Blue Interior Lights - 5hp gain<br>Evolve Sticker - 20hp gain<br>VP Tuning Wheel Spacers - 10hp gain<p><br>As you can see I am well over 350hp now. I was going to go with darker tint for more HP but decided the bang for the buck wasn't quite there and I was scared the transmission wouldn't accept the torque increase. As you can see, the Evolve sticker provided the biggest gain so far. </TD></TR></TABLE><p><br>Excellent answer! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> Damn, that's funny. Put the moose on there & you've got an additional 20 HP, and I believe 35 ft/lbs of torque <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>
 

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I modded because I could. The exhaust tone is really good with the SvR/TME set up and the suspension is night and day with the IPD/TME spring combo!!! I like doing what I can while keeping a stock look.<p>It's just somethign to do for me really. I really enjoy working on my car and have installed every mod, with the exception of springs because of cal, thus far. Brakes and what ever check are more than the dealer will ever do.<p>Kevin
 

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Why modify?<p>Why do some people have monogrammed shirts?<br>Why do some people dress in a "flashy" manner?<br>Why do some people have vanity plates?<br>Why do kids write their name in wet cement (or snow, even)?<br>Why do people get expensive haircuts, when a bowl and scissors would do basically the same thing?<br>Why do people buy Rolex watches when a Timex keeps better time?<br>Why wash your car? It'll just get dirty again.<p><br>Why do some people take apart perfectly good alarm clocks?<br>What makes people think they need more than 50 bhp, anyway?<br>Why do some students enjoy science projects even though that experiment has been run over and over by generations of students?<br>Why do kids race their bicycles against each other, even though they're going a measly 15 MPH?<br>Why do some kids build model airplanes even though you can buy a fully-assembled one that looks a lot better?<br>Why do people enjoy auto racing? What is accomplished there, anyway?<br>Why would someone build a homebuilt airplane when you could buy dozens of tickets on Southwest for the same price?<br>Why drive at all when public transporation is more "responsible"?<p>I dunno. Something <I>to do</I>, I guess.
 

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To answer your question, I did the Evolve ECU and exhaust. plus swapped the factory wheels for 18" Falken koblenz rims.<p>The driveability and speed of the stock R wasn't enough for me, and the factory exhaust was too wimpy for a car like that.<br>Very happy w/ the mods.<br>Stock wheels too soft on potholes, Falkens look nicer.<p>If I were going to keep the car, I would do sway bars on it, car rolls too much on turns for my liking.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Dyno</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Q: Why do some people have monogrammed shirts?<br>A: Because they were really into <i>Laverne and Shirley</i><p>Q: Why do some people dress in a "flashy" manner?<br>A: Because they like to be the center of attention<p>Q: Why do some people have vanity plates?<br>A: Because "NVW55V" is really funny if you turn it upside down and some of us watched 90210 and had to have a plate that said "I8A4RE" just like Steve.<p>Q: Why do kids write their name in wet cement (or snow, even)?<br>A: Because we want people to know we were there.<p>Q: Why do people get expensive haircuts, when a bowl and scissors would do basically the same thing?<br>A: Because the Lloyd Christmas look is so 1994.<p>Q: Why do people buy Rolex watches when a Timex keeps better time?<br>A: It does?<br></TD></TR></TABLE>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>VolvoMax</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">To answer your question, I did the Evolve ECU and exhaust. plus swapped the factory wheels for 18" Falken koblenz rims.<p>The driveability and speed of the stock R wasn't enough for me, and the factory exhaust was too wimpy for a car like that.<br>Very happy w/ the mods.<br>Stock wheels too soft on potholes, Falkens look nicer.<p>If I were going to keep the car, I would do sway bars on it, car rolls too much on turns for my liking.</TD></TR></TABLE> <p>So your mods are for street use, I like the Falkens have them on my Sti for street use and Nitto 1's for the track just got them they should work well from what i've seen. <p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>KVB-R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I modded because I could. The exhaust tone is really good with the SvR/TME set up and the suspension is night and day with the IPD/TME spring combo!!! I like doing what I can while keeping a stock look.<p>It's just somethign to do for me really. I really enjoy working on my car and have installed every mod, with the exception of springs because of cal, thus far. Brakes and what ever check are more than the dealer will ever do.<p>Kevin</TD></TR></TABLE><br>So your car is setup primarily for street use improvement. that 'swhat I was wondering if some of you are modifing primarily street or was it track because you wanted more while out there. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>
 

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To clarify, my wheels are Falken, I installed some PS2's to replace the PZero's.<p>To me, the R is not a great track car. To heavy and understeers too much.<br>Plus, the tires are too narrow.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>VolvoMax</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">To clarify, my wheels are Falken, I installed some PS2's to replace the PZero's.<p>To me, the R is not a great track car. To heavy and understeers too much.<br>Plus, the tires are too narrow. </TD></TR></TABLE><p> True its but is better suited for a big track not a small twisty one ask my traction control <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> oh copy on the Falken Rims. <p><br><BR><BR>
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>lowbumpeR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">im SUCH a trendsetter with my posts...i thank you all!!!!</TD></TR></TABLE> <br>Sorry partner I didn't read your thread, what prompted my thread was boosted's post regarding his buds recent power upgrades. I know that Boosted's upgrade are for the track I was wondering about everyone else in regards to their upgraded "R". <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>VolvoMax</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">To clarify, my wheels are Falken, I installed some PS2's to replace the PZero's.<p>To me, the R is not a great track car. To heavy and understeers too much.<br>Plus, the tires are too narrow. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>VolvoMax, I asked you this a couple months ago and you didn't oblige so I'll ask again(maybe you didn't see my post). Do you have a pic of the Koblenz on your car? When I was shopping for wheels that's one of the wheels I was looking at but couldn't find it with the black centre. <p>TIA <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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