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9.94 second Golf R in Puerto Rico

Rick R

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
PR
I had own numerous powerful cars from European & American Muscle Cars, which had been used as a daily driver and some of them at local SOLO 1 driving events.

After owning a 2013 VW GTI Autobahn Carbon Steel Gray Metallic with Unitronic stage 1+ for almost 4 years, I decided for a more powerful VW and in November 2016, I traded my 2013 VW GTI for a 2017 VW Golf R DSG Lapiz Blue, after reading so many great reviews. Yes, I wanted MORE POWER!
trading my GTI for the Golf R

Golf R with factory rap


Prior to complete engine break in (appx 900 miles) - late November 2016, went to my local authorized tuner EuroHouse for United Motorsports ecu/DSG maps and CTS downpipe/exhaust/intercooler installation. Uff, great improvement in terms of increased horsepower/torque, engine response and improved fuel economy. I did really enjoy Golf R with upgrades, but it was time to really see how car will perform in a half mile event.



On March 2017, I did participate with my 2017 Golf R on a local PR Half Mile event, reaching max speed at 140.62mph (just with the above upgrades)
Golf R in line for first pass

one of the runs

Best MPH slip

engine bay



Then in July 2017 went to another Half Mile event, Golf R got ready prior to the event, but I requested more aggressive new ecu map which was installed with E85 fuel. On my first pass(early in am) we had a GTR with basic Alpha upgrade. The Golf R did pull very hard on the up to the 1/4 and was ahead by the front fender when all of the sudden stock turbo blow up, that was the end of the race and event. Had to transport the Golf R on a bed truck back home.
Golf R day before event

Blown OEM turbo video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxAR_4GEAUU

I did contact Felix owner from EuroHouse to check my Golf R engine for possible internal damages, car was sent in late August 2017, but then hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico on September 2017. By early November 2017, engine was completely disassemble and no internal engine damage was found, yes the turbine wheel with shaft was found in the rear muffler!!!, OEM turbo was exceeding boost/spinning(yes I know OEM shaft is thin).
blown turbine wheel



Now that the engine was torn apart, I requested to built a high performance Golf R engine with best parts available in the market and the plans took longer than expected, due to parts availability. Engine build started by late February 2018, but we had to wait until Dodson clutch arrived on May 2017. By, June 2018 Golf R was already running, but fine tuning/maps were being tested.

Golf R upgrades:

Iroz Motorsports MQB IMS 710 turbo kit; United Motorsports ecu/DSG tune/maps; Dodson Clutch; Mahle pistons; IE Tuscan connecting rods; ARP bolts/head studs ; Black Forest engine mounts; E85 fuel; Secondary fuel rail & EuroHouse technical/mechanical services.
Engine block and parts


Internal engine parts


Iroz Motorsport MQB Xona IMS 710 Turbo



*** I will highly recommend Iroz MQB Xona IMS 710 Turbo if really want to make real hp***
http://www.irozmotorsport.com/

Engine bay with secondary fueling & Iroz Motorsport MQB Xona IMS 710 Turbo


Golf R engine with Iroz Motorsport MQB Xona IMS 710 Turbo


almost ready to run


first run after assembly


EuroHouse Crew



Once the Golf R was set up we had been several time at Salinas Speedway in PR

September 19, 2018 = best time 10.29 sec at 132.47 mph
https://www.facebook.com/ehmotorsport/photos/pcb.2114178311949428/2114665128567413/?type=3&theater

October 4, 2018 = best time 10.08 sec at 137.75 mph
https://www.facebook.com/ehmotorsport/photos/a.633098260057448/2132717743428818/?type=3&theater

October 19, 2018 = best time 10.08 sec at 137.82 mph

after this two events we were banned until roll bar was installed!!!, security reasons...

November 30, 2018 = bets time 10.00 sec at 138.98 mph

10.00 sec video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYcw--6zQas&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1KhZGEUSIwgnuzxjGDW8FEWvuo247XTXNybzLwRhgEfWSVd3YLQ367BYs

December 7, 2018 = best times; first pass 9.94 sec at 132.96 mph & second pass 9.98 sec at 139.55 mph
9.94 time slip


9.98 time slip


Salinas Speedway at facebook with 9.94 sec record


9.98 drone video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-2PHjcwiE8

JOMO Rental - Congratulations after 9.98 sec


Golf at JOMO Rental
 
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Rick R

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
PR
I really appreciate Felix and his crew from EuroHouse the time and effort for building this amazing VW Golf R!
They did an outstanding job!

Also want to recognize Jeff Atwood from United Motorsport, who prepared/modify so many ecu/DSG maps for my Golf R.
www.unitedmotorsport.net

Btw, we expect to lower time in the next couple of events.
Will keep you posted.

EuroHouse is located in Vallas Torres #403; Ponce, Puerto Rico 00715 (I know most of the members are far away, but there's many good shops like EuroHouse).
https://www.facebook.com/ehmotorsport/photos/a.633098260057448/2132717743428818/?type=3&eid=ARCgN32NkjG69b0S1QuIuNgpVuINoE4KtpBvHnbzmRki2vsHJ2LkafPCqpzJQmJcK4B3mk_GJzt6LpuZ&__tn__=EHH-R
 
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Rick R

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
PR
On December 16, 2018 we did participate in PR 500 Roll Race (500 meters):

we did run 4 passes against 4 - 8 cylinder cars and won 2 races against 2 Camaros ZL1 and one race against a Dodge Hellcat (all cars have engine upgrades also), however on our final run we lost against a Camaro ZL1, just by a fender.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCMAs_rHCBg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tadHYcp3wXE

another angle, Golf R vs Camaro ZL1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGVD4O0vc4o

however on our final run we lost against a Camaro ZL1, just by a fender.
 

George Ab

Go Kart Champion
Location
Pacific NW
Thanks for taking the time to chronicle your speed journey. This is one of best build stories I have read. Not too long, but enough details to really making interesting, with measurable results. The turbine wheel in the muffler with no engine damage has me shaking my head.... wow. Breaking 10 seconds in a Golf R is an incredible achievement for you and the EuroHouse crew. Huge congrats.
 

The Fed

Old Guys Rule
Location
Florida
You da man. Took a lot of balls and money to follow through on your project after Maria. I was hit by Irma at Cat. 3 so I can imagine what you went through with no utilities.
 

Rick R

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
PR
Way to go!!!! Fantastic posting, pics and details. What a monster.
thanks!


Impressive!!!
yes is really FAST


:D
Holy moly!!

Sent from my SM-G955U1 using Tapatalk
:eek:
very nice

:)
Thanks for taking the time to chronicle your speed journey. This is one of best build stories I have read. Not too long, but enough details to really making interesting, with measurable results. The turbine wheel in the muffler with no engine damage has me shaking my head.... wow. Breaking 10 seconds in a Golf R is an incredible achievement for you and the EuroHouse crew. Huge congrats.

Thanks a lot!


Wow! Please be careful not to fall off the island!! ;) Congrats.
Jajajaja...., will do...
 
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