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2008 Volkswagen R32

  • 2008 Volkswagen R32
  • 2008 Volkswagen R32
  • 2008 Volkswagen R32
  • 2008 Volkswagen R32
2008 Volkswagen R32
3.2 VR6 [EA390]
Coral Springs, FL

The Story

This R32 was originally purchased from CoPart and fixed up to be a daily driver for a friend of mine. Unfortunately, he stayed here longer then his Visa allowed, so he had to leave the country and go back to Hungary. I never planned on purchasing his R32, but before he left he wanted the car to go to someone who would take care of it and appreciate it, and he also offered a price I couldn't really refuse. Also, it was a perfect early 32nd birthday present to myself. Ive always wanted an R32 since I knew what they were, but at the time i got my MK5 GTI, I couldnt of afforded a MK5 R32.

I found out the engine already had work done. It came with a full Milltek exhaust with headers & Schrick Cams, OZ Superturismos, and 18z front brakes and dual rear calipers...and the suspension came with HPA Motorsports Coilovers, Whiteline Performance 24mm Front & Rear sway bars + adjustable endlinks, and OEM aluminium front lower control arms. All I did was install the OEM DarkCherry Taillights, BFI Golfball-Style DSG Shift Knob & boot, and an ECS Tuning intake (since the intake it came with was pretty pitiful) so I have no idea who tuned it (probably was United Motorsports but havent confirmed) or if it has a DSG tune already. I picked it up with 108K on the odometer and it feels like it has 30k. Sadly the steering wheel badge with its number was long gone by the time any of us got our hands on the R32. However, a WITW friend gave me his white R32s steering wheel badge with 2720/5000 on it (his R32 unfortantly is long dead so a part of it lives on with mine). So it is 2720/5000 in North America, and apparently its 1 of the 1100 Candy White R32 MKVs brought to North America.

Plans for the R32 are to basically clean it up inside and out, a few more tasteful mods, and possibly bag it (undecided about bagging it) & enjoy it.

Vehicle Info

  • Engine
    3.2 VR6 [EA390]
  • Color
  • Location
    Coral Springs, FL
  • Transmission
  • Drivetrain

Performance Modifications

  • Schrick Performance Camshafts (Intake Cam °268 & Exhaust Cam °264)
  • ECS Tuning Luft-Technik Intake
  • Milltek FULL Exhaust & Milltek Headers
  • CTS-Turbo SAI Delete
  • Brembo 18z Front Brakes & Dual Rear Calipers
  • PTP TurboBlankets MK5 Firewall Heat Shroud
  • Forge Motorsport 3.2VR6 Silicone Coolant Hoses (black)
  • ECS Tuning MK5 Front & Rear Subframe Collar Kit
  • Whiteline Performance 24mm Front & Rear Sway Bar
  • Whiteline Performance Adjustable Front & Rear Sway Bar Endlinks
  • HPA Motorsports MK5 R32 Adjustable Coilovers
  • OEM Aluminium Front Lower Control Arms
  • 034 Motorsports Density Line Engine & Transmission Mounts

Cosmetic Modifications

  • OEM European MK5 Power-Folding Mirrors
  • OEM European DarkCherry Taillights with "Skyline Mod"
  • OZ Racing Superturismo LM 18x8 ET45
  • OEM Brushed Aluminium Mirror Caps
  • Black Forest Industries Golfball-Style DSG Shift Knob (black nappa leather & silver) with Shift Boot (black nappa leather with yellow stitching)
  • OSIR Designs Aluminium Turn Signal Caps
  • OSIR Designs MK5 Aluminium DSG Paddles
  • ECS Tuning MK5/MK6 Aluminium Street Shield
  • Forge Motorsport MK5/MK6 Aluminium Washer Bottle Filler Neck
  • OEM MK5 Aluminium Glovebox Handle
  • OEM European MK5 Dash Storage Cubby
  • OEM MK5 Center Console Storage Tray
  • OEM Black Coil Pack Covers + Loom
  • OEM European MK5 DarkCherry Hazard Button
  • OEM European MK5 Power-Folding Mirrors with Puddle Lights
  • OEM European MK5 BlueGlass Blind-Spot Eliminating Mirriors
  • OEM Aluminium Trimmed Window Switched, Mirror Adjuster Knob (power-folding mirrior option), & Fuel Door/Hatch Switch
  • OEM MK5 Brushed Aluminium Mirrior Caps
  • OEM CC Bluetooth Connectivity Retrofitted
  • OEM VW RNS510 Factory Radio with SatNav
  • ECS Tuning Titanium Wheel Bolts
  • Depo MK5 Clear Sidemarkers + LED Bulbs
  • DeAutoLED D2S 5500k HID Bulbs


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