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Brimall RB 6R
« on: June 29, 2017, 07:05:11 AM »
Hi all,
 
Brought my 6R back in April 2016.
 
I previously owned a candy white edition 30 so no stranger to the tfsi engine. I was at the stage of begining to modify the eddy and had the idea of stage 2+ in my head but decicded that to go down that root awd would be needed so decided on the 6R. 
 
The eddy sold quickly as it was a clean example and at the same time a standard golf R in rising blue with fvwsh and 6500miles on the clock became available. I knew as soon as I seen it I had to have it so deposit was put down and the car picked up shortly after. 
 
The car was in great condition apart from the swirled paintwork, looked liked someone had been washing it with a brilo pad, but this was easily sorted with a good polish with a Da Other than that there was a couple of small stone chips and that was it. The car came with all the usual R extras including reverse camera, dynaudio. heated leather seats (unfortunately not wingbacks though).
 
As soon as I had paid it off it was onto getting some mods done.
 
First up, as with all my cars, suspension. For me my car always have to be low. I love the low look. Also has to be functional though. I fitted a set of KW V3 Ultalows which exactly fitted the bill.
 
Current car spec 
2012 
Manual
KW V3 Ultralow
GFB DV
Loba Hpfp
APR Stage 1 Map
BCS Turbo Back Exhaust with 200cel sports Cat
Powerflex Dog Bone Mount



Manage to get my hands on a full bcs system with 200 cel sports cat, GFB diverter valve and a Loba hpfp from the classifieds on VWROC at a great price so was made up with this. 
 
Installed the Dv and fuel pump myself. Car seems to pull better through the Rev range and feels stronger but not sure if thats just in my head as still running the same map so no sure of the pump would actually make a difference?
 
NIge at BCS fitted the exhaust.
 
Needless to stay things should start getting intresting from here on in. Stage 2+ is definitly getting  a lot closer. 











Couple of pics after I gave the car a clean and decontamintion follwed by a machine polish, wiped down with ipa and then finished off with a layer of dodo juice supernatural hybrid nano.

Products used below
Vallet pro advanced snow foam
Vallet pro posiden shampoo
Autoglym tar remover
Iron X
Das 6 pro
Orange and white hexlogic pads
Meguires 105 on some areas
Meguries 205
Dodo juice supernatural hybrid nano.

Only the 3rd time ive used the DA but seem to be getting the hang of it.



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Re: Brimall RB 6R
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2017, 02:57:52 PM »
Nice build so far!

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Re: Brimall RB 6R
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2017, 04:56:27 PM »
You'll often feel some improvement from the Loba pump right off the bat. You'll probably find the standard pump was only just keeping up with fuel requests at low-mid revs and the Loba is now taking things in its stride.

From what I gather, standard pumps can be a bit of a mixed bag, so while 99% are fine with the stock map, some struggle slightly at Stage 1, and quite a few really struggle - giving fuel cuts - at Stage 2. I actually got a Loba after going Stage 2. Even though a Stage 2 map theoretically doesn't request more fuel than the standard pump can hack, I got those dreaded fuel cuts. The Loba fixed that, and definitely gave me more torque coming onto boost than with the standard pump.

Obviously a 2+ map would be way above the abilities of a standard pump, so you'll really feel the extra torque in the mid range once you get to that point.

The car itself looks gorgeous by the way. Exactly how I'd like my own 6R to be. One day maybe! :)
« Last Edit: September 10, 2017, 08:28:23 PM by AJP »

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Re: Brimall RB 6R
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2017, 10:04:46 PM »
Looking super  :happy2: how do you find the manual with the remap? I've got a 6R manual which I'm selling for a higher spec 6R as mines bongo spec which is on stock power and can't decide if to get another manual or dsg. Kind of find the manual a little boring as I don't like the feel when changing and it's the stock power I'm bored of.
« Last Edit: September 15, 2017, 10:06:58 PM by Chris92 »

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Re: Brimall RB 6R
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2017, 09:16:40 PM »
That's a lovely R - you must have searched for ages to find one with such low miles! Great mods too - look forward to future updates!


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Re: Brimall RB 6R
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2017, 06:35:39 PM »
Nice build so far!

Thanks.

You'll often feel some improvement from the Loba pump right off the bat. You'll probably find the standard pump was only just keeping up with fuel requests at low-mid revs and the Loba is now taking things in its stride.

From what I gather, standard pumps can be a bit of a mixed bag, so while 99% are fine with the stock map, some struggle slightly at Stage 1, and quite a few really struggle - giving fuel cuts - at Stage 2. I actually got a Loba after going Stage 2. Even though a Stage 2 map theoretically doesn't request more fuel than the standard pump can hack, I got those dreaded fuel cuts. The Loba fixed that, and definitely gave me more torque coming onto boost than with the standard pump.

Obviously a 2+ map would be way above the abilities of a standard pump, so you'll really feel the extra torque in the mid range once you get to that point.

The car itself looks gorgeous by the way. Exactly how I'd like my own 6R to be. One day maybe! :)


Thanks for the info. Not just me imagining it then. Ha.
So keen for stage 2+. Hopefully be.there next spring. Id go for it now but think a new clutch will be needed so just getting some ££££  together.

Looking super  :happy2: how do you find the manual with the remap? I've got a 6R manual which I'm selling for a higher spec 6R as mines bongo spec which is on stock power and can't decide if to get another manual or dsg. Kind of find the manual a little boring as I don't like the feel when changing and it's the stock power I'm bored of.

I prefer the manual. But its all a personal.preference. Ots fine with the map. Get the traction from the awd in either so no difference there.
 If you dont like the shifting then a dsg is probably for you. I had a dsg pirelli and loved it at first maybe the novelty of the paddle sh*ters but after a few weeks missed the maual shifting. Obvoiusly the dsg will be quicker if your tracking it but probably not that noticiable for nornal road driving. Id take one out for a test and see which you prefer.

That's a lovely R - you must have searched for ages to find one with such low miles! Great mods too - look forward to future updates!

Thanks

And no searching. As soon as i sold my Ed 30 this became available. Had to travel 400 mile round trip but got it tje same week as i sold mine. Ha
 Never usually happens like that but worked out for.me for once!

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Re: Brimall RB 6R
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2017, 12:45:39 PM »
That's a lovely MK6