Hurdy's Polo GTI - Ibiza cousin!

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  1. Hurdy

    Hurdy Yorkshire - born and bred

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    I pop in on the Ibiza section quite often and so thought I'd share my latest ride.

    VW 6R Polo GTI
    Deep Pearl Black
    5 door
    7 speed DSG

    I got carried away and ticked quite a few of the options boxes :D

    Climate control
    Convenience pack
    Sensor pack
    Winter pack
    Xenon headlights with DRL's
    Multi-function steering wheel

    I was initially tempted to have the RNS310 Satnav unit, but found out that it only had a 5" screen and less functionality than the VW RNS510 that is an option on the Golf and so held off and kept the standard RCD310.

    Here is a pic of the car as standard.

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    However she didn't stay that way for long and within the week she was sporting Revo stage 1 and uprated NGK BKR7EIX spark plugs . The power went from 178.7bhp/178.3lbft to 206.5bhp/223lbft and felt much better for it.

    As you can see from the first photo, the car looked rather high on the OEM suspension, so I ordered some Bilstein B16 PSS9 coilovers to help reduce that pesky arch gap.
    At the same time I ordered a front brake upgrade from TAROX and also was fortunate to lay my sticky mits on a full Milltek turbo-back exhaust system, VWRacing special order Team dynamics Pro Race 1.2's (they have the motorsport rim logo deleted and have no need for spigot rings), Whiteline rear ARB and a Tomioka lightweight race battery.
    The combined effect of all these mods was to effectively reduce the weight of the car and help with handling and power for trackwork in 2012.[B)] The rear spare was replaced by a tyre repair aerosol and overall the car dropped in weight by 50kg from it's initial weight of 1200kg (with half a tank of fuel).

    Once the exhaust went on I had the car moved to Revo stage 2 and dyno'd on the same rollers. The car went from 206.5bhp/223lbft at stage 1 to 220.5bhp/232.5lbft at stage 2 and still on the OEM intake.

    This made me torment REVO for their new ITG intake, which was duly fitted and then the car went back on the same rollers again to see what the difference was. The car went from 220.5bhp/232.5lbft on the stock filter to 236bhp/267.9lbft with the ITG intake - just goes to show how restrictive the OEM exhaust must be and how good the ITG intake is.

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    The next gap to fill was the woeful headunit and I had managed to use my connections to get hold of the latest revision F RNS510 head unit along with the latest bluetooth module and GPS antennae. These were all fitted by Darren who is a whizz with this kit and duly set the equipment up to show speed cameras and speed limits as POI's and code in the reverse sensors and MFSW.

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    So, here are a few pics of how she looks at the moment.

    Brakes - TAROX b30 - 6 pots - 323mm disc
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    Lowered with all the kit on.
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    A couple of arty shots
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    Future mods in the pipeline are:-

    Uprated intercooler
    Uprated radiator
    Water/meth
    Hybrid turbo
    ATB LSD
    Polybushing

    These should be done before the 2012 show/track season begins.

    Thanks for viewing and comments welcome. [B)]
     
  2. gezmeister

    gezmeister I need a derv!!

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    Amazing progress so far mate, love these cars!

    Any bhp target in mind?
     
  3. Hurdy

    Hurdy Yorkshire - born and bred

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    I'm looking for around 270bhp to 280bhp with the hybrid, intercooler and water/meth all in place. Much more than this and I think it will spoil the balance of the car. :)
     
  4. jc_boc

    jc_boc Back in CUPRA ..... R!

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    Very nice mate, these do look so good with xenons on too.
     
  5. Hurdy

    Hurdy Yorkshire - born and bred

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    So, it is the return of the Performance box. :D

    0-60mph runs on a flat surface and done each way. Surface was dry, but with some mud in parts. Tyres were normal road tyres (not semi slicks), the car had it's full interior minus the spare (aerosol onboard!) and a full tank of fuel. Runs were done in sport mode with the traction control off.

    0-60mph in 5.1 second both ways [B)]

    Here is a pic of the performance box screen.

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  6. adamb87

    adamb87 cupra gone :(

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    Good effort, that is seriously quick!! Cant believe the difference that the intake made to performance. Good stuff!
     
  7. Hurdy

    Hurdy Yorkshire - born and bred

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    The OEM intake has a very restrictive intake inlet and the path it has to take is torturous as well as the filter being very restrictive too. ITG really know their onions when it comes to delivering power.......and air[B)]
     
  8. Hurdy

    Hurdy Yorkshire - born and bred

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    Whilst bored I knocked up some comparison graphs and separated torque from power. These were all done on the same dyno. The overall area under the graph is the important thing and shows how the power/torque delivery changes as the tuning progresses.

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    The difference on power and torque delivery from stock to mapped is phenomenal, at some points the difference between mapped and stock is 70bhp on power and at other points up to 150lbft more on torque :-o
     
  9. Hurdy

    Hurdy Yorkshire - born and bred

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    Another performance box update. Done with the first half on the flat and then a kink to a slightly uphill second half. Brave pill swallowed, dry start with damp patches. Had to brake just before the 1/4 mile mark, otherwise I would have run out of available surface.

    0-100mph with another consistent 0-60mph
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    1/4 mile time - this was only just achieved and I was braking before the end of it. Remember this wasn't a bang straight run and the whole of the second half was uphill. If I had the room then I reckon probably a 102mph terminal would have been about right and if it had all been straight and flat, who knows?
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    So, I guess I need to adjust my targets a little!! :whistle:
     
  10. betty_swollox

    betty_swollox Richie

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    Didn't know the polo GTI came as a 5 door as well. Looks really smart mate, hate the standard alloys, so glad you got rid of them lol
     
  11. Hurdy

    Hurdy Yorkshire - born and bred

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    Cheers.

    Yeah, I would have had a 3dr, but have elderly parents and I can't see them squeezing in and out of a 3dr.
    I know what you mean about the standard alloys - they have now been well and truly overdone on the VW cars.
     
  12. Hurdy

    Hurdy Yorkshire - born and bred

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    Need a few targets to aim to beat .......

    0-60mph - target under 5 seconds
    0-100mph - target is 13 seconds
    1/4 mile - target is 13.6 seconds

    and maybe a sub 8min 30 second Bridge to Gantry on the Nurburgring. :whistle:
     
  13. suj

    suj Wheel Connoisseur

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    Nice car dude, always been a fan of the Polo GTI :)

    Good power gains/times dude.

    hahahah good luck with the 8min30 BTG lap ;)
    I just did a 9min20 in my 200sx, but few mods going on now, so next year I was <9mins :)

    Keep it up
     
  14. Hurdy

    Hurdy Yorkshire - born and bred

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    An 8min 30 second b to g is achievable. I did an 8 min 15 second full lap in the ED30. I'll have a few extra bits on by the time I get to the 'ring too. ;)
     
  15. suj

    suj Wheel Connoisseur

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    Good work, got a link to your ED30 please? Be good to read what was done to it :)
     
  16. jc_boc

    jc_boc Back in CUPRA ..... R!

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    very impressive results there mate. I look forward to seeing the additional mods.
     
  17. Hurdy

    Hurdy Yorkshire - born and bred

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    nice work!

    how much did you pay for those 6pot Tarox mate?
     
  19. Hurdy

    Hurdy Yorkshire - born and bred

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    Official price is £1,200 inc VAT. ;)
     
  20. Redemption

    Redemption Senior Member

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    Looking good. Quite fancy one of these in 3DR form. How's the DSG box handling the extra torque? Any room for improvement or is it at it's limit?
     

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