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Cobb accessport and turbo install kit arrived on Thursday. I purchased the Cobb through EQT and the L450 base map is ready to go. I have some spark plugs arriving tomorrow that I will either swap out last minute or right after I pick up the car. I installed a new set roughly 2k miles ago when I went stage 2, but I figured I better play it safe.

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SamDoe1 Here are the best looking Pretoria reps I've seen. I don't know their weight, but price is good if you're dead set on this look.
https://www.ecstuning.com/b-alzor-pa...-four/487-1kt/
I'll email them and see if I can get more specs on weight and durability. That price is definitely right though...
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Cobb accessport and turbo install kit arrived on Thursday. I purchased the Cobb through EQT and the L450 base map is ready to go. I have some spark plugs arriving tomorrow that I will either swap out last minute or right after I pick up the car. I installed a new set roughly 2k miles ago when I went stage 2, but I figured I better play it safe.

When do you expect to have the car back so you can start logging?

I'm pumped for you!
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Old 03-11-2019, 08:13 PM
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bout ta be fuckin on
So fuckin on!
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I'll email them and see if I can get more specs on weight and durability. That price is definitely right though...
Let me know if you hear back. With so many people looking for Prets, these might be a great alternative.
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When do you expect to have the car back so you can start logging?

I'm pumped for you!
I'm dopping the car off Wed morning and expect to have it back the next day. The tuner is very responsive and has been known to send revisions within 24 hours, sometimes the same day.

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Old 03-11-2019, 08:55 PM
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this seems to be the only gti thread gaining any traction on acurazine.
ironic.
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Old 03-11-2019, 10:54 PM
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Old 03-12-2019, 06:49 AM
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more than you can afford, pal.
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Old 03-12-2019, 10:03 AM
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There's another GTI here?
We know SamDoe1 has a base Golf 1.4 & civicdrivr has the only R here.
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I think PB had his GTI before I got my base model Golf and civicdrivr (need new name) got his R...
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Horrree Barrrrsss this got even moar interdesting
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I thought Sam has an R?!?! wtf
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Originally Posted by SamDoe1 View Post
Seriously though, if you want to see an actually hot car girl, go look at miss emma walsh on instag.
I fap watching Melissa McCarthy movies
I once fapped to Justin Bieber's girl because she looks like her dad

I may have fapped to pics of you
Have a great day!
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I'm bi-curious on what your ET speeds will be after this.

115-117 maybe?
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I thought Sam has an R?!?! wtf
Nah, it's a base model 1.4T with a Golf R body kit, badging, interior, drivetrain, and engine.
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No upgraded turbos.. basic bitch
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I think PB had his GTI before I got my base model Golf and civicdrivr (need new name) got his R...
​​​​​​I may not have driven a Civic since 2008, but I'm still keeping this name. Gotta keep it real for the homies.

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No upgraded turbos.. basic bitch
IS12 lyfe amirite SamDoe1 ?
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Old 03-12-2019, 12:06 PM
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u guy are loosers.
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Originally Posted by civicdrivr View Post
IS12 lyfe amirite SamDoe1 ?
Hellz yeah! I already did the IS38 swap when I dropped in the 2.0T from the Golf R. So far the only part that hasn't been converted over are the wheels. Wheels are for losers.
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Originally Posted by Predatorbird View Post
Let me know if you hear back. With so many people looking for Prets, these might be a great alternative.
I heard back from ECS, these are gravity cast and weigh 28lbs...that's terrible. The OE Prets weigh 21lbs-22lbs.
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There's a local selling the 19" Prets for $1100. I'd get them if they were 18s.
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There's a local selling the 19" Prets for $1100. I'd get them if they were 18s.
Why do you want 18's? You can get those for about 50% of the cost of the 19's straight from VW...
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I just want 18s in general. 19s require such a low profile tire that the ride is jarring.


I also like meaty tires.

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I just want 18s in general. 19s require such a low profile tire that the ride is jarring.


I also like meaty tires.
That's actually not a bad idea. Maybe I'll do that too once my 19" tires wear out...
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I just found this out through some research but please note the VW 18" Pretoria wheels are 18x7.5, the 19's are 19x8 so they are wider.
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have you seen Andy Gerzina's ap1 wheels setup?
Meaty tires can go on slim wheels!
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I just found this out through some research but please note the VW 18" Pretoria wheels are 18x7.5, the 19's are 19x8 so they are wider.
Yeah, that's the main reason I haven't pulled the trigger. I do think the 19" Prets look much better than the 18s, but I really want more tire.
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You don't want it.
You actually need it.
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That's a side effect of any thread J joins.
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I picked up the car this afternoon from the turbo install. Lets just say the base tune is... underwhelming. The car doesn't feel as fast as it was before. I wasn't expecting much from the base tune, so I'm not worried. The car is fine cruising around town. When I step on it, the power doesn't come on until after 3k. It doesn't have the TQ punch that the stock turbo has, but when I look at my speed, it's climbing just as quickly. It feels weird to pull harder the closer it gets to 7k. I'm looking forward to getting revisions done. I might book dyno time with a local shop and dial in 4th gear pulls there. The tuner said he's happy to set aside 2-3 hours if I go to a dyno shop and he won't charge extra since I'm already paying for a custom tune. I'm going to contact a few shops to see what they would charge.

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Ed is pretty damn good - I have no doubts that he'll get you straight.
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Ed is pretty damn good - I have no doubts that he'll get you straight.
I went out tonight to datalog and I have a much better impression with no traffic. It still has room to improve, but I can tell this thing wants to pull hard up top.
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Can't wait to see the results with everything dialed in!!

I almost got a GTi instead of Jag because it was the only auto car that I kinda liked haha
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This thing is gonna be a monster when it's done.
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Old 03-15-2019, 08:21 AM
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Can't wait to see the results with everything dialed in!!

I almost got a GTi instead of Jag because it was the only auto car that I kinda liked haha
The XE S is a pretty badass car. You made a great choice
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This thing is gonna be a monster when it's done.
I hope so! I'll prob get a weak turbo and end up with minimal gains
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Booooooooooooooooooooooosttt.
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I kinda miss that little spooly-boi IS20 in the GTI, made gobs of power at like 2k rpm but died at 5k

3k is about the same as the standard threshold for the factory IS38, but the L450 flows more. The stock IS38 doesn't die as hard as the IS20 in high rpms, but it does lose some boost pressure around 6k or so. I think you made a solid choice for a daily, and it will surprise a lot of people.

Definitely get some dyno time scheduled to dial in the tune. It'll be way better then a street tune.
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