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First time VW Owner - Stage 3 IS38 - Austin TX

tehMoose

New member
Location
Austin TX
Ride
MKVII GTI SE
I just recently acquired a GTI from my late father. From what I can tell it's a stage 3 with an IS38.

I don't know much about this chassis/setup/etc. Anything I need to keep an eye out for? And recommendations for local groups?

Thanks!
 

toothofwar

Go Kart Newbie
Location
KY
Ride
2015 gti s
First off, our sincere condolences for your father. Second of all, it definitely sounds like he liked to have fun. What's the year of your car? Dsg or 6mt? Also, we love to see some pictures! Welcome to the club!
 

tehMoose

New member
Location
Austin TX
Ride
MKVII GTI SE
Ha! I should have posted that.

So this is what I know of the car (based on receipts)

2017 GTI SE - 6spd
IS38 Hybrid
Unknown FMIC
APR Carbon Fiber Intake and Inlet
Neuspeed catted DP
APR Silicone Coolant Hose
APR Shift kit
GFB DV+ Diverter Valve with TMS Advantage
APR Catch Can
Eurotek Tuning/APR Software update/tune (not sure on the details here, pretty sure its got a 91 tune)

Maybe motor/trans mounts? Unsure on this one

 

tehMoose

New member
Location
Austin TX
Ride
MKVII GTI SE
My condolences. Love that he stuck with the sleeper look. Looks like he has pretty much everything you need assuming he replaced the clutch already.
It feels like a factory clutch, and I couldn't find any evidence of the clutch being upgraded.

I need to figure out how to re-tune it for 93. There's no handheld with it, and I think the ECM was just flashed (if that's how they apply the APR tune). What's needed to update the tune?
 

daconchslop

Go Kart Newbie
Location
South Carolina
It feels like a factory clutch, and I couldn't find any evidence of the clutch being upgraded.

I need to figure out how to re-tune it for 93. There's no handheld with it, and I think the ECM was just flashed (if that's how they apply the APR tune). What's needed to update the tune?
Welcome. Condolences.
Phone up APR or Eurotek to find out what file you’re on. You would need to take the car to the APR dealer for any changes to what’s flashed.
 

MonkeyMD

Drag Racing Champion
You have my sympathies for your loss.

Looks like you have a pretty fun ride.

Would say I'll be on the lookout for you, but it's pretty stock looking. I guess I'll know when you leave me in your rear view :D
 

miikez.

Go Kart Champion
Location
Chicago, IL
It feels like a factory clutch, and I couldn't find any evidence of the clutch being upgraded.

I need to figure out how to re-tune it for 93. There's no handheld with it, and I think the ECM was just flashed (if that's how they apply the APR tune). What's needed to update the tune?
OEM clutch can't handle that much power. Are you experiencing slip when you get on it?

Apr use to allow you to switch maps when I had it on my mk6 gti. Doesn't look like that's an option anymore on the mk7. I would give them a call and see what you have. They should be able to look you up by vin.
 

tehMoose

New member
Location
Austin TX
Ride
MKVII GTI SE
OEM clutch can't handle that much power. Are you experiencing slip when you get on it?

Apr use to allow you to switch maps when I had it on my mk6 gti. Doesn't look like that's an option anymore on the mk7. I would give them a call and see what you have. They should be able to look you up by vin.
I haven't noticed any slipping, seems to be holding so far.
 
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