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    Started down the modifications road...

    With the car coming up for 2 years old soon, and since I decided not to pull the trigger on a new R to replace it with, thought I would commence a series of modifications instead Just up the enjoyment factor a little more... I've been known to move on from a vehicle in as little as a couple of months if I don't gel with it, and 2 years is probably my long term average over the last 30 or so years - so deciding to keep the blue roller-skate is quite a big call on my part. Maybe I'm just getting old and docile....

    I have installed a new turbo inlet elbow, turbo muffler delete, and waiting on a MAF adapter to arrive so I can install an APR open intake. That should pair nicely with the APR Stage 1+ ECU tune I had installed just over a week ago. The turbo muffler delete doesn't do anything much, but I was in that area of the engine bay so swapped it out. The price of CTS parts made it a no-brainer too...

    VW quote 7.2 seconds for the 0-100km/h time as a standard vehicle. Mine's now running at 5.9 seconds and has loads more mid-range oomph. Much nicer for overtaking on the highway etc. And that is without using launch control, which would likely shave another tenth off. Now it drives like a spritely GTi - quick enough to entertain, but not silly.

    Next on the agenda is the APR transmission tune - am hoping to get that done in the coming month or so. The aftermarket VW specialist/tuning house I deal with has a near new Golf R exhaust ready for me - we'll pop the car on the hoist in the coming weeks and do some due diligence before undertaking the install.

    I'm not sure whether I will lower it a little - they do look pretty nice when they are settled down a fraction in their stance, but because we do a lot of bushwalking and the T-Roc is our "dirt road car" I'm still undecided. What I do like the idea of though, is a set of gunmetal grey Pretoria wheels. I think they would look sweet and are definitely on the list! Brakes are also on the list - IMO the standard package is plenty strong enough for street driving, but with Pretoria wheels might need some improvement in the looks department. Whether that be painted calipers and slotted/drilled (?) rotors, or perhaps even a big brake package....who knows! The red calipers on my sons Polo GTi look lovely behind his black wheels - perhaps blue calipers to match the blue bodywork would be nice??? Lots of time to mull that over

    It was going to cost me a LOT to changeover to a T-Roc R - I couldn't justify the cost when my 2.0TSI 4-Motion was 75-80 percent of what I wanted. Including all the above, I would still be many, many thousands of dollars in-front and will have a great spec vehicle.
    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by doc_777 View Post
    I have installed a new turbo inlet elbow, turbo muffler delete, and waiting on a MAF adapter to arrive so I can install an APR open intake. That should pair nicely with the APR Stage 1+ ECU tune I had installed just over a week ago.
    got any photos of the turbo inlet elbow and your engine bay ??? love to see

    Quote Originally Posted by doc_777 View Post
    VW quote 7.2 seconds for the 0-100km/h time as a standard vehicle. Mine's now running at 5.9 seconds and has loads more mid-range oomph. Much nicer for overtaking on the highway etc. And that is without using launch control, which would likely shave another tenth off. Now it drives like a spritely GTi - quick enough to entertain, but not silly.
    5.9 wow very nice !!!

    Quote Originally Posted by doc_777 View Post
    has a near new Golf R exhaust ready for me - we'll pop the car on the hoist in the coming weeks and do some due diligence before undertaking the install.
    defiantly want to see photos of this !!!!
    Current 2023 T-Roc R-Line 140TSI | Past 2015 Jetta Trendline 118TSI

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