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2016 Volkswagen Golf R

  • 2016 Volkswagen Golf R
  • 2016 Volkswagen Golf R
  • 2016 Volkswagen Golf R
  • 2016 Volkswagen Golf R
  • 2016 Volkswagen Golf R
  • 2016 Volkswagen Golf R
  • 2016 Volkswagen Golf R
  • 2016 Volkswagen Golf R
2016 Volkswagen Golf R
Oryx White
2.0TSI MQB [EA888.4]
Coral Springs, FL

The Story

Since i was introduced to the VW/Audi world with my 2006 MK5 GTI, Ive always wanted a Golf R/R32. After about 9 years of daily driving my GTI, it reached a point in the build that I didnt want to drive it every day. So partially on an impulse & partially out of the need for a new daily driver, I began looking for Golf Rs for sale around my area. Only 3 were in the area, a black manual 2015 MK7 R, a white 2016 DSG MK7 R, and a black 2019 DSG MK7.5 R. The 7.5 R was just out of my budget, but luckily the other 2 were at the same dealer. After looking at both, I choose to testdrive the 2016 white DSG Golf R (it had less miles and the interior was in better shape). I came back a few days later to purchase it.

My 2016 Golf R MK7 with 85k on the odometer about 24h before Wookies in the Woods 2021. Immediately after pulling away from the dealer, I went to my buddys shop about 15min away (305vdub), and did a few upgrades to the engine & suspension. Then, I beat the everloving-shit out of my new MK7 R for 4 days straight on the Tail of the Dragon & the Blue Ridge Parkway.

When I purchased the MK7 R, it came with H&R sport springs, ECU and TCU tuned by APR, Konig Rennform wheels either Michelin PS4S tires, and a no-brand downpipe with the factory resonator removed. Before WITW 21 I installed a Racingline catchcan, Unitronic Aluminium Turbo Inlet Elbow, IE intake & Intercooler, and a Neuspeed 25.5mm rear anti-sway bar. Later, I did a hybrid turbo and supporting mods to get a bit more power.

I'm having my fun with the current setup (makes around 400hp+ on its 93file and around 450hp on ots e85 file), however when the engine blows, I'll either DAZA 2.5T 5cyl or VR550T swap the engine (haven't decided yet if I want a VR6T or a 5cyl turbo).

Vehicle Info

  • Engine
    2.0TSI MQB [EA888.4]
  • Color
    Oryx White
  • Location
    Coral Springs, FL
  • Transmission
  • Drivetrain

Performance Modifications

  • Littco L450 Hybrid IS38 Turbo
  • Integrated Engineering MQB 2.0T Intake
  • DO88 Performance 2.0T MQB Intercooler
  • Milltek 3in Cat-Back Valved Non-Resonated
  • ???brand 3in Catless Downpipe
  • Racingline MQB Catchcan (modified)
  • Unitronic Aluminium Turbo Inlet Elbow
  • Rennline PC925 Battery Harness & Odyssey PC925 Battery
  • Precision Raceworks Walbro 525 LpFp
  • Precision Raceworks MQB 2.0T Multi-Port Injection Fuel Rail & 925cc injectors
  • Autotech Upgraded HpFp Internals
  • JXB Performance Driveshaft Carrier Upgrade
  • Bilstein B16 Damptronic Coilovers
  • SuperPro Aluminum Front Lower Control Arms
  • Whiteline Roll-Control Ball-Joints
  • Neuspeed 25.5mm Rear Anti-Sway Bar
  • Neuspeed RSe11R Wheels 18x8 ET45 with Michelin PS4S 245/40/18 tires
  • Stoptech Vented 340mm Front & 310mm Rear Rotors + EBC Racing RedStuff Pads
  • 034 Motorsports Density Line Engine & Transmission Mounts
  • Equilibrium Tuning MQB 2.0T Coil Pack Grounding Wire Kit
  • Equilibrium Tuning MQB 2.0T Upgraded Charge Pipes & Turbo Muffler Delete
  • Stërn Performance MK7 Clubsport Style Rear Seat Delete with CarbonFiber Brace + Net
  • Wortec 2.0TSI Cast-Aluminium Upgraded Oil Pan
  • Torqbyte PM4 LpFp Controller
  • Bar-Tek DQ250 20Row DSG Cooler
  • CTS-Turbo B-Cool Billet Oil & DSG Filter Housings
  • Fluidampr 2.0T MQB Harmonic Damper Pulley
  • Spulen DQ250 DSG Catchcan
  • 034 Motorsports Billet Rear Anti-Sway Bar Endlinks
  • 034 Motorsports Adjustable Front Anti-Sway Endlinks
  • VeltSport MK7 Braided Front & Rear Brake Lines
  • 034 Motorsports Billet Pendulum Arm Mount
  • Cobb Access Port with EQT Custom Tunes (93file & E85 file) + DSG Tune
  • Precision Raceworks MQB 2.0T Upgraded Fuel Lines
  • Equilibrium Tuning 5 BAR TMAP & 4 BAR PUT Sensors
  • TT-RS 8J Front Calipers with Vagbremtechnic carriers

Cosmetic Modifications

  • Premium Deutsche Carbon Oettinger V2 MK7 Hatch Spoiler (painted)
  • Black VW Emblems, fender badges, & "R" Hatch badge with Badgeskins & Klii Motorworks overlays/underlays
  • OEM European MK7 GTI/R Taillights with sequential turn signals
  • Sequential Mirrior Turn Signals
  • Black Forest Industries Golfball-Style DSG Shift Knob (Black nappa leather & black) with Shift Boot (black nappa leather with white stitching)
  • ECS Tuning MK7 Golf/GTI/R Aluminium Street Shield
  • Leyo Motorsport MK7 Black Billet A/C & Radio Control Knobs
  • S2T Black Billet Aluminium MK7 DSG Paddles
  • CJM Industries Cobb AP Mount (defroster vent)
  • OEM European MK7 Power-Folding Mirriors (with DAP)
  • ECS Tuning Billet Rear Wiper Delete Plug
  • Innovate Motorsports ECF-1 Ethanol Gauge + CJM Industries Single Gauge Pod
  • Inbay MK7 Wireless Phone Charger


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